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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

Hiking in the Alps: The Mont Blanc 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 the French, Italian and Swiss Alps, you get a little bit of everything on

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

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

Single Parent Ski Holidays: How to Get the Most Out of Them

A child skiing down the mountain

Families come in all shapes and sizes. Luckily, so do ski holidays! With only one adult to keep on top of things, you might think a single parent family holiday would be a logistical nightmare. However, a sole parent ski trip is easier than you think once you have a few key basics in place. Getting some much-needed quality time away from the stresses of everyday life is a privilege all families should enjoy. From the best child care, to

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

Mountainside Adventures: Reasons to Go Camping in the French Alps

Tent on a high mountain

Sleeping in a tent? Cooking over an open fire? Setting off into the wilderness in whichever direction you choose? Sounds like the perfect holiday to us… well, apart from skiing of course! One of the big appeals to camping is disconnecting from our normally hectic lives and reconnecting with nature. While there’s a myriad of amazing camping destinations, nothing quite matches the French Alps. If you’re debating whether to go camping in the French Alps this summer, we’re going to

Best Alpine Winter Activities to Add Adventure to your Ski Holiday

Skiing is just the tip of the iceberg for winter fun in the Alps – it’s a giant snowy playground of adventures just waiting to be discovered! More and more resorts are offering an array of alternative activities for non-skiers as well as tempting powder addicts to taste new adventures for a bit of extra fun on holiday. As specialists in winter activity holidays Undiscovered Mountains have shortlisted the best Alpine winter activities to help you choose where to spend

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