Walking Holidays in the French Alps

Chalet Menu Dessert: Chocolate Torte

A Chocolate Torte is always a favourite on a Chalet Menu

One of the nicest things about our chalet style holidays in Chamonix and the Peak District, are evenings spent around the dinner table. People get quite excited about the Chalet Menu and what we might be eating each evening. Mike tells me that whilst the group are out walking it’s always a subject that comes up;

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Footwear for Walking

Cleaning Walking Boots need not be a chore; your choice of footwear for walking, especially winter walking

At Pinnacle Walking Holidays we see many types of footwear for walking worn by our guests. Some seem happy in approach shoes and others need the support of a good walking boot. Footwear plays such an important part in your enjoyment of the outdoors. Whether it’s an easy walking holiday in the Peak District through

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Brie Cranberry Parcels | A Favourite Canape

Pinnacle Walking Holiday guests love Brie Cranberry Parcels

One of my favourite canapes for our Peak District and Chamonix walking breaks are Brie Cranberry Parcels; perfect if there are vegetarians in the group. They went down really well in  festive season, and if made bigger Brie Cranberry Parcels make a super starter and if made even bigger are fantastic as a main course

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Chamonix in Summer is Awesome

Encountering a sign post above Chamonix in Summer

It’s hard to believe that it is January 2018 already and, after a very busy festive season, we now have the time to prepare for Chamonix in Summer 2018. The Start of the Summer in Chamonix – June June is always a tricky time to undertake any of the high level walking routes in the

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It wouldn’t be Christmas without Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine or Gluhwein

It wouldn’t be Christmas without Mulled Wine, that festive smell around the house is just great. You have two options for making mulled wine. The first is to simply buy mulled wine spices and a bottle of red wine, heat them on the hob (without boiling) and hey presto. If you prefer to make your

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Thanks to Everyone who Joined us in 2017

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 2018 are up and 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 blaim Brexit

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Mont Blanc Marathon

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

Here we are again, enjoying 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

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Another Summer in Chamonix

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

Well another Summer in Chamonix has ended and we are very sad. The weather was mainly 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. This year Glenn joined

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Chamonix Walking Breaks

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

If you’ve seen our Facebook posts, you will know we are now in Les Houches and half way through this year’s Chamonix walking breaks. Chamonix is a French town It has a  big international reputation, as the home of extreme sports. Of course it is also home to the famous landmark Mont Blanc, the largest mountain

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Pack an Alpine Flower Book when out Walking

One to look up in your Alpine Flower Book

It happens to so many visitors to the Alps, out of the corner of your eye you spot an unusual flower, mentally storing the image, or taking a photograph you think: “I’ve forgotten my Alpine Flower book, I’ll look that up when I get back”. How often do you later forget? We do it often.

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