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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

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 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

Top 6 places to visit in Bavaria

Bavaria is not only the largest federal state in Germany, it is also the most scenic one. This place keeps its clichéd promises – you will see many beautiful forests, mountains, castles, lakes and rivers. It really has it all for those who appreciate nature and great outdoors. If you are considering going to Bavaria, read our suggestions on our top five favorite places of the magical land of beer.   Munich Officially Munich is the capital of Bavaria; unofficially

3 traveling tips for a perfect summer getaway in the Alps

Skiing season is long over and now there’re many other activities to do instead of racing down the slopes. Beginning of the hot summer means not only days filled with fun and laughter but also the potential dangers of elevated temperatures, wild animals and high mountains. We want to make sure you are OK in whatever you choose to do – summer tobogganing , lake swimming or cheese tasting, so here are some tips for unforgettable holidays. Be prepared for

Explore the Alps: Two-day Hiking Journey for Adventure Seekers

The hiking season is on and many great short and long-distance hiking trails in the Alps are becoming increasingly popular. Whether you choose Switzerland, France, Austria or Italy, you will find many great opportunities both for beginners and advanced hikers. If you are the first one, we suggest you try a two-day hiking journey for adventure seekers. Why? You can have an adventurous and different weekend, lots of air, picturesque sceneries and of course the amazing memories! So how to

5 ways to truly enjoy your vacation in the Alps

Vacations are meant to unwind your mind, relax and just forget about daily routine, but is it really possible? It is! But only if you go someplace else rather than spend your holidays at home where everything can remind you about work and other problems. And no, we are not saying that staying at home is a bad thing, it’s just… a wasted holiday potential. So how about going somewhere a bit further? Let’s say Alps. This huge mountain range

4 great reasons to have a family spring vacation in Tirol

The Austrian state of Tirol is one of the most spectacular places to visit in all seasons. Everyone knows it offers world famous ski resorts and countless winter sports activities, but soon the skiing season will be over and then what? Skis off and hiking boots on! Snow will soon start melting and nature will revive, as the crocuses and snowdrops come to light on the meadows. Breathe in the fresh air and let the natural forces of nature have

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