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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

The Alps, Culture and Skiing: The Best Cultural Ski Resorts

alpine culture and agriculture

Eager to ski but looking to combine your trip with off-piste cultural activities? The Alps have a lot more to offer than just great ski and a lively après scene. If you’re not keen on the idea of skiing all day and partying all night, there are plenty of cultural options to discover throughout the region. From tasting the local delicacies in Alta Badia, to delving into the rich historical past of Samoens, you might be surprised what the Alps

The Benefits of Professionally Serviced Skis on the Slopes

Professional ski service

To go professional or not to go professional, that is the question! The condition of your skis or snowboard can make a huge difference to your experience on the slopes. There’s nothing like gliding across fresh powder on well-maintained skis, the wind in your hair and the sun on your face. That’s what keeps us coming back for more every season! But is it possible to achieve perfectly maintained skis at home? And is it even worth it? Here at

Saved by the Driver: Martin and Claudia’s Ski Trip Story

Family ski trip story

We’ve all heard nightmare accounts of ski travel disasters, but somehow, we never think it’s going to happen to us! From heavy traffic on the roads to adverse weather, sometimes elements out of our control can cause havoc en-route to skiing in the Alps. One family who had some unfortunate luck, is Alps2Alps transfer customers Martin and Claudia, who ran into heavy traffic on the way back from their budget ski trip in the French Alps. Here’s their ski trip

How to Keep Costs Down When Booking a Family Ski Holiday

Family ski holiday

Uninterrupted quality time, perfect slopes and restorative family meals – what’s not to love about a family ski holiday? Before you start trying to answer that question with travel expenses, hefty lift pass prices and the après ski drinks bill, have a read of this. It’s easier than you might think to have a cheap family ski holiday without compromising on fun. Here’s our advice on how to keep costs down when booking a family ski holiday. The Ski Resort

What to Expect from Your Ski Transfer: A Handy Guide

An Alps2Alps ski transfer vehicle in the snow

Preparing for your next ski trip? Before you head to the mountains, it’s worth going through a mental checklist to make sure nothing has been forgotten. Just like flights and accommodation, a ski transfer from the airport is a vital ingredient to complete your skiing holiday. First time skiing? Or new to ski transfers? It’s a lot simpler than you might think. We’ve put together this guide on what to expect from your ski transfer, so you have one less

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