Walking Holidays in the French Alps

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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The Mer de Glace in the French Alps

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

We have been running walking holidays from Chalet Shiraz for the past seven years. I do not feel the need to practice too many new dishes. I can just concentrate on menu preparation. Mike can plan some great walking routes which will include the Mer de Glace. So, now our UK breaks are done and

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Alpine Walking Holidays

Beautiful wildlife; butterfly, on an alpine walking holiday

When I think back about our Alpine Walking Holidays, there were some things that stood out for me. Firstly was the amazing flora and fauna the French Alps has to offer. In the summer the weather in Chamonix becomes more stable.  We were lucky and got pretty much guaranteed sunshine on all the weeks. Don’t forget the

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Best Hiking in the Alps

some of the best hiking in the alps is near la tour

The Chamonix area offers some of the Best Hiking in the Alps. There is such a variety of walking. One of the favourite walks with guests on a Pinnacle Walking Holiday is the Aiguillette des Posettes. This area is always busy with walkers on the Tour of Mont Blanc a route that provides some of

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Feta Watermelon Salad is a Summer Starter

Feta Watermelon Salad a great starter for the French Alps

I have tried this Feta Watermelon Salad recipe many times. It’s from a Mary Berry cookbook and most things I try of her’s seem easy to follow and taste delicious. It’s a great summer starter, especially if the main course is quite substantial. I have used it many times on our French Alps walking breaks

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Walking Breaks

Mer de Glace a great walking breaks location

We both love this time of year. Our guests are out enjoying their walking breaks in the UK and abroad,  while others are preparing for their summer and autumn walking breaks. We particularly enjoy receiving emails from them; again some of them send us photographs as they travel or when they return home, while others

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Goat Cheese Lasagne a Great Veggie Option

Goat Cheese Lasagne an Italian Veggie Favourite

Goat Cheese Veggie Lasagne an Italian Recipe This year on our French Alps walking holidays I had a person who is non-cow-diary vegetarian, so on my Italian Recipe night I decided to try a Goat Cheese veggie lasagne. I used the Delicious magazine recipe, omitting the Parmesan. It’s much easier if everyone can have the same

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Chocolate Recipe

Great for gluten intolerant guests

Chocolate Recipe for Chocolate Fondant Cake Pinnacle Walking Holidays is not just about giving guests some great walks, it’s also about serving some great meals, with great desserts that often include a favourite chocolate recipe, on our all-inclusive breaks in Chamonix and the Peak District. and Northumberland A big favourite is my Chocolate Recipe for

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