Walking Holidays in the French Alps

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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French Alps Walking Holidays

Walkers and sightseers love Chamonix

A walk which is a big favourite with guests on our French Alps Walking Holidays is the Grand Balcon Sud. It is one of the classic walks of the Chamonix valley, with stunning views across to the Mont Blanc massif: A Pinnacle Walking Holidays favourite. We start from the top of the Flegere cable car

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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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