Category Archives: Swiss Alps

REVEALED: The Best Restaurants in the Alps

Food platter at an Alpine restaurant

Ski holidays are for fun on the slopes, reconnecting with friends and family, and indulging in some of the best cuisine the Alps has to offer. We all need to eat, especially when we’ve been calorie shredding on the slopes. So, why not make each meal a real experience? To help you avoid the tourist traps and disappointing dishes, we’ve put together a list of the best places to eat in the Alps. From Michelin starred restaurants to the best

Christmas Holidays in the Alps: Discover the Magic

Alpine ski resort in the snow

There’s a certain magic in the air at Christmas. And there’s no place where this is more evident than at a festive alpine ski resort. Think velvety white snow, festive markets and warming hot chocolates in front of the fire at the end of a day on the slopes. Intrigued about what a Christmas holiday in the Alps entails? We explore what makes skiing at Christmas so special to get you excited about the upcoming season.   Why Ski At

Best Ski Resorts For Christmas: Your Festive Guide To The Alps

Image of skiers in an alpine ski resort on a snowy day

The end of summer may be a disappointment for some. But not for those of us who are mad on skiing. For us, the end of summer simply means we’re one step closer to the next ski season! It’s never too early to start planning your next big skiing holiday, and what better time than Christmas to experience the magic of the Alps? To find that picture-perfect Christmas ski resort, we’ve put together a guide on the best ski resorts

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

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

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