Category Archives: Alps

Things To Do In The Alps This August

Man on a bike in the Alps

Heading to the Alps this month? You’re in luck! This August sees a wide range of fun activities taking place throughout the region. Not only are the Alps home to breath-taking scenery and high-octane outdoor adventure activities, there is a wealth of sporting and culture events to discover too. From biking with a twist to family-friendly performance art, here’s our top pick of things to do in the Alps this August.   Verbier E-Bike Festival When: August 15-18th Where: Rue

Things to Do In Avoriaz Next Ski Season

View of Avoriaz ski resort

Magnificent skiing and snowboarding, reliable snow cover and an almost endless array of off-piste activities to choose from is what makes Avoriaz such a popular ski resort among skiers looking for a budget break on the slopes. Sound good? Get clued up on all the things to do in Avoriaz, from the best slopes to the most exciting family-friendly activities. Here’s your guide on Avoriaz ski resort to get you ready for a ski holiday of a lifetime. Where is

Best Ski Resorts Near Chambery Airport: Routes & Transfer Times

View of the Alps from car wing mirror

If you’re planning a skiing holiday in France, Chambery Airport makes a great starting point to discover the best of the Alps. After a flight, the last thing anyone wants is to spend hours in a car getting to their ski destination. That’s why we’ve created a list of the best ski resorts near Chambery airport to get you started. For conveniently located ski resorts offering incredible pistes and exciting evening entertainment, read on.   Ski Transfers from Chambery Airport:

Ski Resorts Near Grenoble Airport: Transfer Times and Routes

Man with suitcase at the airport

With our busy lifestyles, it can be hard to squeeze in enough time on the slopes. That’s why finding a great ski resort with a short transfer time is essential to make the most of your ski holiday. Grenoble airport makes a handy stepping off point for exploring some of the best ski resorts in the French Alps and beyond. We’ve put together a list of the most convenient ski resorts near Grenoble so you can enjoy more time on

Ski Resorts Close to Geneva Airport: The Quickest, Easiest Routes

Woman with a suitcase at the airport

Geneva airport is a thriving hub for skiers looking for an unforgettable skiing holiday in the Alps. With easy access to so many world-class ski resorts, it’s no surprise that Geneva International Airport is a popular leaping off point for many an Alpine adventure. Want to maximise slope-time? The key is to choose a ski resort with a short transfer time from the airport. A close by resort means less time spent in a car, and more time spent on

What to Wear Hiking: A Handy Checklist

Two pairs of feet in hiking boots at the top of a mountain

Is it the breeze in your hair, the challenge of reaching the summit or the wonders of the great outdoors that makes hiking so addictive? If you’re relatively new to hiking, the amount of clothing styles and brands on offer may seem overwhelming. We’re here to show you that you don’t need to spend a fortune on fancy equipment to have a good time. With a few, hard-working garments you can take on that mountain with confidence. So, without further

The Gran Paradiso Climb: Hiking in the Italian Alps

Hikers on a snowy mountain attempting the grand paradiso climb

Fancy taking on the highest mountain in the Italian Alps? The summit of Gran Paradiso reaches 4061 metres up into the alpine mountains, and is set within the glorious Paradiso national park. Reaching the summit takes dedication, a sturdy pair of mountain boots and a taste for adventure. Read on to find out how to tackle the Gran Paradiso climb and spend this summer on top of the world. Gran Paradiso Hiking Highlights The Gran Paradiso hiking route is a

The Walker’s Haute Route: Alps Summer Hiking

Hiker standing on a peak in the alps

Following on from our previous blog, hiking the Mont Blanc Trail, we’re continuing our summer hiking series with another challenging, multi-day hike in the Alps. The Haute Route is one of the most famous hiking trails in Europe. Passing through glaciers, green valleys and picturesque villages over 10-14 days, this route promises beauty and variety in abundance. To find out what it takes to complete this impressive hike and discover the rewards, here’s what the walker’s haute route in the

Summer Activities in the Alps: Events and Festivals

Jazz festival in the alps

During the summer months, the Alps come alive with events and festivities to suit all ages and interests. While the region is most famous for its world-class skiing, the summer brings thrilling adventure activities such as water sports, white water rafting and rock climbing. There are also a whole host of unmissable happenings taking place across the Alps this summer. From high-octane sporting events to music festivals, a summer holiday in the Alps is guaranteed to be packed full of

The Tour du Mont Blanc Hike: Your Alpine Summer Challenge

Hiking in alpine meadows

Looking for your next alpine adventure? Pack away your skis and dig out your walking boots, we’ve got a summer challenge for the most intrepid of holidaymakers. There are several well trudged Alpine hiking routes to choose from, including the Haute Route which travels from Chamonix to Zermatt. We’ve picked a long distance route with incredible views and interesting sights to see along the way. Covering France, Italy and Switzerland, you get a little bit of everything on this exploration

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