AlpineHut

We often take a break in an alpine mountain hut whilst on a walking holiday in the mountains of the French Alps and the Italian Dolomites

Rifugio Bolzano in the Dolomites

The castle in the Dolomites and the symbol of South Tyrol.

They call Rifugio Bolzano the castle in the mountains: it sits on the Sciliar/Schlern plateau and has become the symbol of South Tyrol. Our walk of the month is the Rifugio Bolzano; it’s a difficult walk but has the most rewarding views. It’s not on the Pinnacle Walking Holidays itinerary, but on day off if

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Comici Hut

Near Comici Hut

The Comici Hut is one of our favourite places to stop, be it for a drink or some lunch. The views from the Comici Hut across to the Sella group are awesome. The views to the Marmolada which is the highest mountain in the Dolomites look stunning. It’s a real winner with guests on our Dolomite

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Mountain Huts of the Dolomites

Dolomites Mountain Hut

I love writing about food but I love eating it to, especially food in served in good Mountain Huts of the Dolomites. Stopping to eat at one of the mountain huts in the Dolomites, is a first-class pleasure experience for both my eyes and palate. The charming mountain huts are spread across the whole region,

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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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French Alps Walking Holiday

popular walk on a french alps walking holiday

Our Albert Premier Hut Trek Another favourite day out with Pinnacle Walking Holiday guests on a French Alps Walking Holiday is the trek to the Albert Premier Hut situated close to the La Tour glacier. It’s in a stunning location and well worth the effort. I usually recommend taking the gondola from La Tour to

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Farewell to the Awesome Dolomites

Awesome Dolomites

Well our summer walking breaks 2016 have now come to an end and we are both feeling a little flat. It’s been four amazing weeks in the Italian Dolomites and the Hotel Digon was even better than we remembered, we were very sad to say Farewell to the Awesome Dolomites. All the guests were fantastic and

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A Good Breakfast is a Good Start

Good Breakfast is a Continental Breakfast Buffet

We often get asked what’s the best food to take for a long day’s walk. We usually say a good breakfast is a good start to the day and is really important. People have sung the praises of a good breakfast for many years, and they’re correct – the right breakfast can help set you

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Dolomites Walk of the Month | Coffin Lift

Sassolungo and its coffin lift

A favourite walk with guests on our Dolomites walking holiday starts from the top of the Sella Pass. We take the exciting gondola known as the coffin lift because of its shape, to the Demetz Hut spectacularly situated at 2,681m. From here, we descend over 400m through sheer rock walls and towers to the Vicenza

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Our Favourite Mountain Huts | Rifugio Sanon

Getting walking tips at Refuge Bernard

Our Dolomite walking breaks not only offer stunning scenery, but everywhere seems to have some fantastic Rifugios. We often get asked which one is our favourite – DIFFICULT. However our guests seem always to like the Rifugio Sanon situated on the spectacular Alpes di Siusi. The cheese they make from their mountain cows is yummy.

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MONTHLY RECIPE; BARLEY SOUP

Recipe for Vegetable Barley Soup

One of the most famous dishes of the Dolomites is Barley Soup and it’s always served at the alpine huts which we sometimes stop at on our walking holidays in Italy. I’ve chosen this as my recipe of the month because, as I type, my husband is preparing a pan of it to take with

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