ValGardena

Walking holidays in the French Alps – Val Gardena

Best Stops on the way to the Dolomites

Best Stops on the Way to the Dolomites

I often get asked by guests about the Best Stops on the way to the Dolomites. There are so many good hotels to stay in, however some stand out more than others. For me, the Hotel Kreuz on Lake Constance has to be the best stop on the way to the Dolomites we have come across

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There is a Certain Buzz Around – It’s Christmas

There is a certain buzz around and Mike gets to enjoys Ski Breaks

It’s Christmas. Cold winter air, festive lights and the smell of mulled wine. There is a certain buzz around when Christmas approaches. Smoke drifts from outdoor heaters and chalet chimneys, obscuring the twinkling lights from the stars above. The mountain villages always seem to be more Christmassy. Excited children everywhere – magical. In many ways

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Chocolate Mint Parfait Recipe

Chocolate Mint Parfait served in the Dolomites

Looking for an extra special dessert to serve up at your next dinner party? This brilliant chocolate mint parfait recipe was made for us and our guests at Hotel Digon and is so delicious. It’s an easy, no fuss option to have at a dinner party, especially if you don’t want to leave your guests

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Ventian Spritz

The Venetian Spritz, the drink of Italy

Venetian Spritz is THE drink of the Dolomites The Venetian Spritz is not, shall we say, an ‘important’ drink. However, it’s red, for crying out loud, and composed of any unassuming white wine, sparkling water, and your choice of mixer. Although the first Venetian Spritz filtered down to Italy from Austria, they were only made

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Easy Recipe for Spatzle

An Easy recipe | Kasespatzle

As we are in the Dolomites, it seemed right to blog about the fab food. Spaetzle, or spätzle, is a rustic pasta meaning little sparrow; it can make a very Easy Recipe for supper. Spatzle an Easy Recipe Most commonly associated with Germany, but Spatzle; is quite common in the Sud-Tirol region  where we run

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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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Italian Food Tour with German Influence

Italian Food Tour at the Hotel Digon Ortisei

Although Pinnacle Walking Holidays is all about walking I would love to diversify and run a week long Italian Food tour. There’s so much to discover in the Val Gardena region of Italy. Although it is the majestic Dolomite Mountains that will leave the longest-lasting and most memorable impression. The description of our walking holidays

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South Tyrol a Magical Holiday Destination

Stunning dolomite rock of the South Tyrol

Awesome Scenery, Delicious Cuisine Tradition, warm hospitality, delicious Alpine food, perfectly groomed ski runs, time for relaxation and sporting opportunities for everyone in South Tyrol. The Dolomites of the South Tyrol are magical and benefits from 300 sunny days per year: that’s what draws Pinnacle Walking Holidays guests back each year. South Tyrol is famous

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Photo of September; Puez Odle

Puez Odle group a Stunning Dolomite Area

Views of the Puez Odle Range of Peaks Every now and again I take a photo which truly lifts my spirits. I would class myself as a very average photographer. As we visit so many stunning mountainous areas I cannot help but take a few good shots. This month I am able to make this

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Italian Recipes for Bombolini

Bombolini one of many Italian Recipes for Doughnuts

Krapfen is a yummy German pastry that is made in a deep fryer. In Italy the same thing is called Bombolini and is one of Mikes favourite Italian Recipes. In Britain we know them as Doughnuts, but they never seem quite as good. Bombolini – Italian Doughnuts In Germany, Krapfen are very popular during the

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