Walking Holidays in the French Alps

Photo of the Month | The Ibex

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It isn’t long before our next walking tour to the Dolomites. At the moment we are trying to find time to put together our calendar of walking holidays for 2014. The problem is we keep getting distracted by all our wonderful photographs taken in Chamonix. We have chosen our photo of the month to be

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Climbing Mont Blanc to the Summit

Mont Blanc and Chamonix Weather is contrasts; hot days, cold mountains

Every summer when running our walking holidays in the Alps most guests ask us “would you like to climb Mont Blanc?” At 4,810m it’s not your average hill walk, we have been told by friends who have climbed it that’s it not technically challenging, and anyone who is a competent winter walker with good rope

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Great Walking Holidays

Rifugio Vicenza a base for great walking holidays

I imagine for many people, the thought of booking your first walking holiday is quite a daunting experience. Hopefully you will find our website full of reassurances that ours are great walking holidays. Just give us a call at Pinnacle Walking Holidays and you’ll be greeted by a friendly and helpful person who will help

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Walk of the Month | Lac Blanc

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

Every year on our French Alps walking holiday we repeat the beautiful hike to Lac Blanc, it’s a huge favourite with everyone, because it boasts such amazing views. We would say it’s a photographers dream, not only for breath-taking mountain views but also the chance to spot wildlife at its best. It’s by far one

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Our Walking Tips for Helping you Choose the Right Holiday

Getting walking tips at Refuge Bernard

Walking Tips to Booking the Perfect Holiday Taking a walking holiday sounds great fun, fresh air, exercise and the company of likeminded people. However choosing the wrong type of holiday could be a miserable experience, it’s so important to choose the right one for you and your ability. It is well worth doing plenty of

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Chamonix Walk of the Month | Signal Forbes

Signal Forbes a favourite walk from Chamonix

As this is one of the most spectacular walks in the Chamonix valley hence we always try to include the trek to Signal Forbes in our walking breaks. Taking the Aiguille du Midi cable car to the midway station brings us to the start of the walk. We leave the cable car station before descending

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Mont Blanc Marathon

Mont Blanc home to the Mont Blanc Marathon as well as our Walking Holidays

Last year, we had the great pleasure of returning to the mountain mecca of Chamonix, France, for our Alps all-inclusive walking holidays. We were also keen to watch 2,000+ trail runners for the steep and amazing Mont Blanc Marathon. This challenging 42k trail run is breath-taking (in more ways than one). Thanks to great weather, camaraderie,

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Driving to Italy via England, France, Germany and Austria

View of Sciliar from the Brenner Pass when driving to Italy

It is rare that guests drive to Chamonix for our French Alps walking holidays as Geneva is so accessible by air from the UK. However driving to Italy is a different story. The Dolomites is not as easy to fly to, and many of the airports are still a reasonable drive away. Every autumn we

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Best Hikes in the Alps

Mer de Glace seen on a French Alps walking holiday is one of the best hikes in the alps

The walk between Plan de l’Aiguille and Montenvers Chamonix is one of the best hikes in the Alps. Walk Description. Take the first stage of the Aiguille du Midi to Plan l’Aiguille. Here is a great place to linger and gaze at the surrounding mountains, maybe the chance to see a marmot. Follow the Grand

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Avalanche Risk is a Real Threat in the Alps

Avalanche risk is always a threat in the Alps

The number of avalanche deaths in Europe is at its highest for five years. The problem goes back to the snow drought: In many European resorts nothing really falls until January. When new snow eventually arrived – as it did – it sits precariously on top of this weak layer, which can collapse at any

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