FrenchAlps

Walking holidays in the French Alps

Nice People

Healthy walkers and Lovely People

Every year we meet so many nice people on our walking holidays. They come from all over the UK and are thrown into the melting pot that is Pinnacle. Last year was no exception. We were introduced to many new people, welcomed back old friends and established many new friendships. Our mission statement is ‘arrive

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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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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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Great Walking Holidays

Rifugio Vicenza a base for great walking holidays

I imagine for many people, the thought of booking your first walking holiday is quite a daunting experience. Hopefully you will find our website full of reassurances that ours are great walking holidays. Just give us a call at Pinnacle Walking Holidays and you’ll be greeted by a friendly and helpful person who will help

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Chamonix and the Dolomites

Walkers and sightseers love Chamonix

We are passionate about life in the Alps. Chamonix and the Dolomites are like second homes to us. They are the places where we would like to spend the rest of our lives. We believe in respect for the environment and nature. Everyone can gain by enjoying the natural beauty of the great outdoors. At

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Walking Breaks

Mer de Glace a great walking breaks location

We both love this time of year. Our guests are out enjoying their walking breaks in the UK and abroad,  while others are preparing for their summer and autumn walking breaks. We particularly enjoy receiving emails from them; again some of them send us photographs as they travel or when they return home, while others

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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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Sample Three Course Chalet Menus

Salmon Tray Bake. An easy dish for Chalet Menus in the French Alps

Each month I have decided to do a blog called chalet menus. At Pinnacle we are always thinking how to impress the guests with new menus, it’s quite important as many return year after year to our French Alps Walking Holidays and Peak District Short Breaks. Chalet menus for walking holidays in the Alps require

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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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