Walking Holidays in the French Alps

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

Continue reading

Les Houches

A gentle walk up from Les Houches on a sunny day

At the entrance of the Chamonix valley and only 4km from its famous town, you come across the pretty village of Les Houches right under the impressive Mont-Blanc. It is a typical French Alps mountain village with a lovely church and lots of old wooden Savoyard farmhouses around. There are a number of pleasant bars

Continue reading

Chamonix Walking 2019, Still Time to Join Us

After a great five weeks, Mike getting great testimonials on the Argentiere Glacier

We are now busy planning our Chamonix Walking Holidays 2019 and we very much hope it’s another success. Feedback from the Peak District 2018 We have had some very positive feedback on our testimonials page so we feel pretty pleased with the way things have gone so far in the Peak District, so fingers crossed for the

Continue reading

Monthly Recipe; Turkey Curry

Turkey Curry Recipe

My recipe of the month is a seasonal one, and a spicy change from all the rich food consumed throughout the festive period. Yes its Turkey curry; of course, it can be adapted using Chicken, Prawns, or Vegetables. I always make a curry on our French Alps walking holidays, but in the Dolomites, with all

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

Two Sad People Looking Forward to Next Season

Nearly at the Top; walking in the Italian Dolomites

Well our four wonderful Dolomite hiking breaks and the last two Peaks have come to an end and two very sad people are now back and missing the stunning views of the mountains. The Italian trekking breaks have been a great success and everyone was blown away by the Hotel Digon with its amazing food,

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

The French Food in Chamonix is Amazing

Chamonix

One of the great joys of being in France is of course french food – French gastronomy was recently awarded UNESCO status! …and Chamonix has everything from the double-Michelin-starred restaurant at the Albert Premier, to homely, cosy mountain huts. Wonderful french food. We love to cook at Pinnacle – but we love to eat out

Continue reading

Mont Blanc Facts that Interest Us

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

The sight of mighty Mont Blanc is awesome, and many of our Chamonix guests are keen to see the stunning French mountain close to during a trip to the French Alps. Walkers can complete the famous Tour du Mont Blanc, a classic circuit of the Mont Blanc massif, while more experienced climbers may be keen

Continue reading

Moroccan Lamb Tagine is a Popular Dish

Moroccan Lamb Tagine gives our meal time an exotic touch

Moroccan Lamb Tagine a popular dish. Lamb is quite expensive to buy in the French Alps, so we usually exchange Lamb for Chicken on our walking holidays. However if your making this in the UK always use Lamb, the dish is delicious and if you don’t like Cous Cous – rice is good also. If

Continue reading