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Walking holidays in the French Alps – Mont Blanc

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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Chamonix Walking Holidays are the Best

Chamonix is the base for our French Alps walking holidays

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc is spectacularly situated in the French Alps and is close to the borders of Switzerland and Italy. It is a place renowned for its alpine skiing as well as summer walking. You’ll find Chamonix Town located at the base of Mont Blanc, the highest summit in the Alps. Visitors to the valley can take

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The Mer de Glace in the French Alps

Mer de Glace seen on a French Alps walking holiday is one of the best hikes in the alps

We have been running walking holidays from Chalet Shiraz for the past seven years. I do not feel the need to practice too many new dishes. I can just concentrate on menu preparation. Mike can plan some great walking routes which will include the Mer de Glace. So, now our UK breaks are done and

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Alpine Walking Holidays

Beautiful wildlife; butterfly, on an alpine walking holiday

When I think back about our Alpine Walking Holidays, there were some things that stood out for me. Firstly was the amazing flora and fauna the French Alps has to offer. In the summer the weather in Chamonix becomes more stable.  We were lucky and got pretty much guaranteed sunshine on all the weeks. Don’t forget the

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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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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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The French Food in Chamonix is Amazing

Chamonix

One of the great joys of being in France is of course french food – French gastronomy was recently awarded UNESCO status! …and Chamonix has everything from the double-Michelin-starred restaurant at the Albert Premier, to homely, cosy mountain huts. Wonderful french food. We love to cook at Pinnacle – but we love to eat out

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Mont Blanc Facts that Interest Us

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

The sight of mighty Mont Blanc is awesome, and many of our Chamonix guests are keen to see the stunning French mountain close to during a trip to the French Alps. Walkers can complete the famous Tour du Mont Blanc, a classic circuit of the Mont Blanc massif, while more experienced climbers may be keen

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Chamonix Walking Breaks

Summer in Chamonix Walking Breaks, home of the Mont Blanc Marathon

If you’ve seen our Facebook posts, you will know we are now in Les Houches and half way through this year’s Chamonix walking breaks. Chamonix is a French town It has a  big international reputation, as the home of extreme sports. Of course it is also home to the famous landmark Mont Blanc, the largest mountain

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Swiss Alpinist Ueli Steck

Swiss Alpinist Ueli Steck

Swiss Alpinist, Ueli Steck died on Sunday, April 30th. He was climbing alone on the 7,861metre high Nuptse Peak. Because we love the mountains so much, Pinnacle Walking Holidays always followed the steps of Ueli Steck an amazing mountaineer. Steck was acclimatising for a new route where he and Tenji Sherpa would attempt to create

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