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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 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

Why Convenience is Key to Regular Ski Trips

A skier at the top of a slope

  Once you’ve experienced that first buzz of hurtling down a mountain on a pair of skis, most people are hooked for life. Gazing wistfully out of the plane window as you leave the slopes behind, you vow to yourself to be back next season, and every one after that to get your fix. However, life tends to have a habit of getting in the way of our grand plans. Work and family commitments often outweigh your chances of getting

Skiing Events You Can’t Miss in 2019

Skier jumping on the slopes

This year sees some incredible events happening across the whole of the Alps. From electrifying skiing championships, unusual sporting events on the snow and a whole host of music festivals hitting the Alps, there’s more than enough to keep you occupied this 2019. The European Alps offer some of the best skiing opportunities in the world, so wherever you go, make sure you find some time to explore the slopes. Here’s our list of unmissable alpine skiing events in 2019.

Why the World Started Skiing

Year on year people flock to ski resorts around the world to partake in the activity of skiing. However, it’s likely a large majority of the population have never asked themselves a crucial question. How did skiing even start? We’re going to explain why the world started skiing, and how our beloved snow sport came to be what it is today: It Was a Way to Survive When discussing the origin of skiing, it’s difficult to believe the word “survival”

TOP 5 Family & Adventure French Alps Summer Holidays

Summer is the perfect family time – no school for kids and you’re probably counting hours until your vacation starts. If you love mountains and active recreation, we have 4 words for you: French Alps summer holidays! In this article we have summarized our TOP 5 of the best French Alps summer resorts. Read on, choose your favourite one and have amazing French Alps summer holidays with lots of adventures!   #5 Les Menuires – For Kids of All Ages

TOP5 Last-Minute Ski Weekend Deals 2017

Sometimes it takes just a few days away from daily routine to recharge and go on with productive work at work or school. Sounds good? Then keep on reading to find a lists of amazing last-minute ski weekend deals. All these ski resorts have everything you’d need for a ski weekend in the Alps: Lots of snow and sun; Weekend accommodation for 2-3 persons; Ski rental shops so that you can travel with less luggage; Last-minute and super comfy airport

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