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Walking holidays in the French Alps – Mont Blanc

Choosing Walks from Walking Books

The Mont Blanc range overlooks Chamonix, home of the climbing world cup

People often ask us how we choose our walks on Italian and French walking breaks, it’s pretty easy to decide as we have spent many summer holidays in both places. But of course, we also bought lots of walking books along the way, some better than others, some calling a twelve mile walk with several

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Guest Blogging for Piste Maps

Petit Balcon Nord

It’s so nice for me when someone asks if I could to do a guest blog for their website. It makes me feel as though all my typing is not in vain. This one was for Piste-Maps and is all about Chamonix and what it has to offer in summer and winter. Guest Blog on

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WALK THE CHAMONIX VALLEY; ALWAYS A PLEASURE

Always a pleasure to walk Chamonix Valley

Taking the train from Chamonix to Vallorcine in order to walk the Chamonix Valley is always popular with guests on a walking holiday in the alps. It’s so close to the Swiss border and this rustic little village has stunning backdrops. This is an easy day’s walking but still has beautiful mountain views throughout. We

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Climbing Mont Blanc to the Summit

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

Every summer when running our walking holidays in the Alps most guests ask us “would you like to climb Mont Blanc?” At 4,810m it’s not your average hill walk, we have been told by friends who have climbed it that’s it not technically challenging, and anyone who is a competent winter walker with good rope

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Walk of the Month | Lac Blanc

a popular walk on a summer holiday in the alps with pinnacle walking holidays

Every year on our French Alps walking holiday we repeat the beautiful hike to Lac Blanc, it’s a huge favourite with everyone, because it boasts such amazing views. We would say it’s a photographers dream, not only for breath-taking mountain views but also the chance to spot wildlife at its best. It’s by far one

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Chamonix Walk of the Month | Signal Forbes

Signal Forbes a favourite walk from Chamonix

As this is one of the most spectacular walks in the Chamonix valley hence we always try to include the trek to Signal Forbes in our walking breaks. Taking the Aiguille du Midi cable car to the midway station brings us to the start of the walk. We leave the cable car station before descending

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Mont Blanc Marathon

Mont Blanc home to the Mont Blanc Marathon as well as our Walking Holidays

Last year, we had the great pleasure of returning to the mountain mecca of Chamonix, France, for our Alps all-inclusive walking holidays. We were also keen to watch 2,000+ trail runners for the steep and amazing Mont Blanc Marathon. This challenging 42k trail run is breath-taking (in more ways than one). Thanks to great weather, camaraderie,

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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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French Mountain Holidays

French Mountain Holidays

French Mountain Holidays. Everyone knows that mountains are for winter holidays – there’s snow, skiing, maybe a spa or two there’s always plenty going on. Most mountain resorts however, make fantastic summer destinations too, especially if you love hiking. Admittedly if you’re a beach lover, the mountains in summer may not be for you. For

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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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