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Why You Should Spend Summer in the Alps

So, winter’s over and summer is here... Well mostly, save for the last bits of snow still clinging onto the mountains.For the majority, summer holiday destinations include beachside locations, however, have you ever thought of coming back…
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The Best Resorts for Summer Skiing in Europe

Did you know you can go summer skiing in Europe on the glaciers? Along with cycling, mountain biking, hiking and all the other activities the Alps have to offer in the summer, you can get your ski fix in as well. Where to head for Summer Skiing…
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Glacier Skiing: 7 Reasons You Need To Go

The mountains are stunning. You already know this. But they aren't just magical and delightful in the winter, they have something to offer in the summer as well. And a few of those mountains that we like to play on are situated high enough…
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Get Fit in the Alps This Summer

The mountains are notorious for winter sports. When thinking about a holiday to the Alps, most people will have skiing at the forefront of their mind. However summer - the ‘off season’ - is totally underrated. Mountainous resorts are the…
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The Odd & Wonderful Summer Fêtes in the French Alps

Does the term ‘Village Fête’ bring up images of homemade cake and chutney stalls, a tombola, coconut shies, and a display of Morris Dancing? Well then maybe you need to check one out in France. Summer fêtes in the French Alps are quite…
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How to Freak Yourself Out on a Downhill Mountain Bike

When asked to write a blog about my adventure on a mountain bike for our Summer in the Alps series I felt apprehensive, to say the least. My first foray into off-roading was on a summer’s day in Meribel last year when a friend suggested an…
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Summer Activities in the Alps: Our Bucket List

I always thought that summer in the mountains meant frolicking like Heidi amongst wild flowers. Long walks followed by quiet evenings on the balcony watching the sunset before an early night with my book.  Don’t get me wrong, whilst I knew…
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Hiking in the Alps - A weekend of hut to hutting

When my husband suggested 3 days of hut to hut hiking in the Alps. Through the Vanoise national park to be exact, I'll admit I envisioned soggy sandwiches, flea bitten blankets and biting winds. I was also a little concerned about my fitness…
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Road Cycling Events in the Alps

We've been raving about summer in the Alps. We know firsthand that a bit of time spent here once the snow has melted puts a little sun in your soul.Are you a cycler yourself or you prefer to sit on the other side of the fence? Either…
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Ali Rainback's Annual Cycle Challenge

Those of you who have skied with us for several years may remember Ali. Ali was one of the four founding members of New Gen. He was also an awesome guy and much loved by all who met him. Sadly in 2008 we lost Ali to cancer. But each year we…