Category Archives: Swiss Alps

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 Best Long-Distance Hikes in the Alps

Jennifer hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc

As Spring creeps in, hardcore skiers might shed a tear for the end of the ski season. However, the warmer weather brings with it some great opportunities for exploring the Alps from a different perspective. Hiking is a great way to discover the Alps anew and take in the beautiful scenery in a more peaceful manner! To make the most of what the Alps have to offer, here are some of the best long-distance hikes in the Alps. Strap on

The Alpine Skiing Bucket List

Extreme alpine skiing

Looking for your next challenge? From riding the highest zipline in the world and braving dizzying black runs, to tasting culinary curiosities in the finest restaurants, there’s a lot more to the Alps than meets the eye. The Alps are home to staggering peaks and world class ski areas, attracting skiers and snowboarders from across the globe. To fully make the most of this skier’s paradise, read on for our list of adrenaline packed, bucket-list worthy activities to complete. Without

Where to Ski Late Season: A Helpful Guide

Alpine ski resort in spring

The end of the ski season can be a sombre time for skiing nuts. However, the end of winter doesn’t have to spell the end of skiing. Plenty of European ski resorts offer amazing skiing conditions all the way through until May! With the added bonus of longer days and quieter slopes, a late season ski holiday could be just what the doctor ordered. Not ready to give up the powder just yet? Here’s our guide on where to ski

The Alps Vs. The U.S: A Ski Snowdown

  When it comes to choosing where to go for your ski holiday, there seems to be millions of options out there. First things first, you need to narrow it down to continent. The two heavyweights are the French Alps in Europe, and the Rockies in North America. But, which one to choose? We’re aware most people don’t have the time to go trawling the internet for hours doing research. That’s why we’ve done the hard bit for you. We’re

What’s New in the Alps this Season?

The winter season is fast approaching! It’s almost that time of year again – there’ll be guaranteed snow and people all around the world will be flooding into the mountains. As with each new season, there are new developments which serve to further everyone’s experience. These can range from the addition of an extra ski lift to a full-blown music festival. Here’s our guide on what’s new in the Alps this season: What’s Happening in the French Alps? The French