DayWalk

Clocking up a few miles of walking in the UK to keep us in tip top condition for our guided walking holidays

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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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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Christmas Time with Snow

Christmas Snow in the Peak District

Well the clocks have gone back. With it comes a long stretch of dark nights and very short days. It’s not all bad news though as Christmas time is approaching and it seems to lift everyone’s mood. Rather than getting too downhearted about dark evenings we tend to focus on the positive and look forward

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Peak District Breaks

Thorpe Cloud a great place to go walking for fitness

We have 3 Peak District breaks next year, so Mike needs a good selection of walks for all levels. A Walk over Kinder Scout It’s always popular, and guests who don’t know the area are treated to a wonderful 360 degree panorama. Feel the wind in your hair as you take the eight mile hike

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Cold Crisp Days Are Great

Dovedale

Although it may not be the best weather for getting out and about, cold, crisp days are great, and a good time to get outside. What could be better than frost-covered hills seen against a clear blue sky? In the UK, we have such a variety of scenery, all inhabited by an equally diverse range

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Albert Premier Refuge

Lunch break at the Albert Premier Refuge

This year we did Pinnacle’s second harder walking break, and it was a great success. We decided to do the Albert Premier Refuge walk and the views were wow. Below are the walk details, a must for strong walkers. Take the Télécabine from Le Tour to Chalet de Charamillon and continue on the connecting Télésiege

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Walking is One of the Easiest Ways to Get Fit

Wolfscote Dale

Walking is one of the easiest ways to get fit – and offers an excellent way to enjoy a holiday with friends or family. If you are keen to book a walking holiday with Pinnacle Walking Holiday, or have a long distance walk planned, pledge to get a little fitter and enjoy more walking. Here

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Majestic Dolomites Summer 2019

Summer snow in the majestic Dolomites

We are sadly home after a fantastic four weeks in the Majestic Dolomites Summer 2019. The Weather It was very interesting this year, starting in late August with hot sun, in the middle of the month we had rain,then hot sun returned As always the Hotel Digon was superb, as yet we have had nobody

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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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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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