Walking Holidays in the French Alps

French Mountain Holidays

French Mountain Holidays

French Mountain Holidays. Everyone knows that mountains are for winter holidays – there’s snow, skiing, maybe a spa or two there’s always plenty going on. Most mountain resorts however, make fantastic summer destinations too, especially if you love hiking. Admittedly if you’re a beach lover, the mountains in summer may not be for you. For

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Thanks to Everyone who Joined us in 2019

Thanks to Everyone who joined us and to Mark and Jane

Thanks to everyone who joined us this year on a Pinnacle Walking Holiday, we hope you had a fabulous time. The Calendar Dates for 2020 are almost available for booking on the website. Prices Unfortunately for next year we have had to increase the prices for our holidays in Europe. You can blame Brexit and

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Chamonix Walking Holiday

A great view on a Chamonix walking holiday

Another of my favourite walks to take our guests who are on a Chamonix Walking Holiday is the route to Montenvers from Plan de l’Aiguille. Starting from the Aiguille du Midi cable car station in the centre of Chamonix we take the lift to the mid station at Plan l’Aiguille where lots of those on a

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Mont Blanc Marathon

Summer in Chamonix Walking Breaks, home of the Mont Blanc Marathon

Again we  enjoyed the great pleasure of returning to the mountain mecca of Chamonix, France for our Alps all-inclusive walking holidays and the Mont Blanc Marathon. We are always keen to watch the 2,000+ trail runners attempting the steep and amazing Mont Blanc Marathon. This challenging 42k trail run is breath-taking (in more ways than one).

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Another Summer in Chamonix

Summer in Chamonix on the Swiss border at the Col de Balme

Well another Summer in Chamonix has ended and we are very sad. The weather was very warm and sunny with the odd mountain storm. Quite a few new guests this year, all loving Chalet Shiraz. The hot tub, plunge pool, and Mike’s fab walks and, of course, not forgetting my meals. Glenn joined us again

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MONTHLY RECIPE: Red Pepper Soup

Homemade Soup with Red Pepper

Although it’s predominantly warm in June and July everyone still loves homemade soup and a big favourite is Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato. We used to  make it when we ran a winter alpine chalet in the French Alps – always a big hit. I usually make some homemade croutons from the ever so delicious

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Buying Rucksacks for a Walking Holiday

Coming down off Sassolungo with rucksacks

The first thing to consider when buying new rucksacks is the size. We would recommend considering rucksacks between 35 to 45 litres. This will assure you that you will have enough space for everything (including your all-important butties and cake). Remember in the winter in the UK, you will be carrying more equipment with you

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Chamonix Walking Holidays are the Best

Chamonix is the base for our French Alps walking holidays

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc is spectacularly situated in the French Alps and is close to the borders of Switzerland and Italy. It is a place renowned for its alpine skiing as well as summer walking. You’ll find Chamonix Town located at the base of Mont Blanc, the highest summit in the Alps. Visitors to the valley can take

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Summer Holiday in the Alps

a popular walk on a summer holiday in the alps with pinnacle walking holidays

A Popular Walk to Lac Blanc One of my favourite walks to take guests on during a Summer Holiday in the Alps is Lac Blanc, probably the most famous walk in the Chamonix valley. We start by taking the cable car to Flegere which has great views across the valley to the Mont Blanc Massif.

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