Mike’s Walks

Tips for Getting Fit for a Walking Holiday

Prarion in Chamonix; great views of the French Alps

Walking is one of the easiest and most accessible ways to get fit – and offers a great way to enjoy a holiday. If you are keen to book a Walking Holiday in 2017, then now is a great time to pledge to get a little fitter and enjoy more walking. Why is walking good

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Weekly Walk for Fitness and Navigation Training

Cold day on the Roaches. Weekly walk to test my navigation for a Pinnacle Walking Holiday

I always try to get out of the house and go on at least one weekly walk, usually with a couple of friends, Paul and Glenn. It’s a good way to keep up the fitness and helps with my navigation skills. I would not like to get any guests lost on our Pinnacle Walking Holidays.

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Eat a Healthy Breakfast Before a Day’s Walking

Eating a healthy breakfast is very important when going walking

People miss out on a healthy breakfast for various reasons, from not feeling very hungry first thing in the morning to believing it will aid their weight loss goals. Eating low-GI, complex carbohydrates alongside a helping of protein at the start of the day will give your body all it needs in terms of energy;

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Alpine Walking Break Favourite Trek

Ibex often seen on an Alpine Walking Break

Another favourite with guests on a Alpine Walking Break with us is the trek to the Refuge de la Pierre a Berard. On one of our Alpine walking breaks this is usually one of the quieter walks in the Mont Blanc area and, as a bonus, there is always the possibility of seeing some Ibex

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Walking Holidays Synonymous with Pinnacle

All our Walking Holidays are fun

Hopefully the very mention of the word Pinnacle has you thinking of us: Making us synonymous with Walking Holidays; chalet holiday specialists providing organised trips in the UK and Europe. Whether it’s one of our walking holidays or just a day off from the chores; make 2017 the year to get out and enjoy walking.

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Cleaning Walking Boots

Cleaning Walking Boots is very important

So, you’ve been out having some fun in the countryside, or maybe just working in the garden. The point is, you’ve been working hard in the mud and wet and now you’re done and want your tea. It’s tempting to throw your boots in the closet and be done with it. Don’t do that. Putting away

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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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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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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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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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