Walking Holidays in the French Alps

Chamonix Walking Breaks

Chamonix Walking Breaks

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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Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Chocolate Biscuit Cake is very popular in the Peak District

Chocolate Biscuit Cake has to be the biggest favourite with all our guests. I make it on all our catered holidays in the Peaks and Chamonix. It is perfect to eat whilst sat on the top of a mountain. Most recipes use cooking chocolate but I don’t – I only use Cadburys; it seems to

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Pack an Alpine Flower Book when out Walking

One to look up in your Alpine Flower Book

It happens to so many visitors to the Alps, out of the corner of your eye you spot an unusual flower, mentally storing the image, or taking a photograph you think: “I’ve forgotten my Alpine Flower book, I’ll look that up when I get back”. How often do you later forget? We do it often.

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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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Vegetarians eating out in Europe

Strudel

A good days hiking in the French and Italian Alps always gives you a great appetite. For Vegetarians eating out in Europe, this can be a problem. The  choice in France can be very limited, but with Italy it’s a different matter; pizza and pasta in abundance. Over the years we have eaten in many

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Raspberry Creme Brulee

Raspberry Creme Brulee a popular dessert in the French Alps and the Peak District

A really popular dessert with guests on all our catered holidays is Raspberry Creme Brulee. This dessert is light and really easy to make and you can add any other fruit if you do no not like raspberries, you can also take out the liqueur if required: It’s a big dinner party hit. The nice

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Feta Watermelon Salad is a Summer Starter

Feta Watermelon Salad a great starter for the French Alps

I have tried this Feta Watermelon Salad recipe many times. It’s from a Mary Berry cookbook and most things I try of hers seem easy to follow and taste delicious. It’s a great summer starter, especially if the main course is quite substantial. I have used it many times on our French Alps walking breaks

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Chamonix Walking Holiday

A great view on a Chamonix walking holiday

Whether you’re joining us on a Chamonix Walking Holiday or just coming to enjoy the mountains, Pinnacle Walking Holidays can recommend lots to do and see. Below is our list of things that need to be seen and done. 1. Aiguille du Midi The Aiguille du Midi just has to be the number one on our

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Cashew Nut Burgers an Easy Vegetarian Recipe

Chalet Veggie Mains | Cashew Nut Burgers

Cashew Nut Burgers are great as we get so many different guests requiring special types of food on our all-inclusive French Alps and Peak District walking holidays. The most common request is for vegetarian, so I am always looking for easy vegetarian recipes. Cashew nut burgers  are delicious and very popular; they are a good choice

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Winter Red Cabbage; the smell of Mulled Wine and Christmas

Mulled Wine and Christmas are the smells of Winter Red Cabbage

This flavoursome winter side vegetable of Winter Red Cabbage reminds me of Mulled wine and Christmas. I love to serve this with Confit Duck and Dauphinoise Potatoes on our French Alps walking Holidays, perfect combination! The smell that pervades around Chalet Shiraz is wonderful, guests return after a days walking with Mike and comment on

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