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Creating a Plastic Free Activity Holiday – the Challenge

The Plastic Problem Like most people our conscience has been pricked by the devastating reports of the effect of plastic pollution on the world. As a responsible tour ope ...

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What to Pack for your Activity Holiday in the Alps

What to Pack - Choosing Ethically With so many activities to do in the Alps during the Summer you’ll want to be sure that you have clothing that will keep you comfortab ...

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What and Where are the #PureAlpes?

You may have seen the hashtags #purealpes #puresun #puresnow #pureair #puremountains amongst others being banded about on social media. So what is all this #pure, what do ...

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The pros and cons of wearing a helmet for ski touring and backcountry skiing

We’re just about to set off on a beautiful sunny day to go ski touring. I eye up my fellow ski tourers and realise that I am the only one wearing a helmet. In fact ...

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Planning a Multi Age Family Activity Holiday: Top Tips on How to Keep Everyone Happy!

An activity holiday promises lots of fun and adventure en famille and can be the perfect mix of ingredients for precious family bonding and life-long memories. Getting th ...

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Planning a Winter Holiday in the Alps: To Drive or Not to Drive?

If you are booking an all inclusive holiday deal to the Alps with flights and transfers included then you may not have even considered the driving to the Alps question. H ...

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Top Family Friendly Resorts in the Alps

Guest Post written by Alps2Alps Family ski trips and winter activity holidays have the potential be the stuff of dreams. That said, get it wrong and you’re in for a nig ...

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Preparing for a Snowshoeing Adventure: 5 Fitness Tips for the Over 50s

“Will I be fit enough to enjoy snowshoeing in the Alps?” This is the most common question people ask us when enquiring about our snowshoeing holidays. The winter temp ...

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How to avoid disappointment on a winter holiday if the snow doesn't fall!

Some people call it “global warming”, others more cautiously call it “global weirding” but whatever you want to name it, one thing is certain: it is happening – ...

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How to Avoid the Worst Lift Queues on your Family Ski Holiday to the Alps

Skiing is one of the best holidays you can do with a family. Sharing the exhilarating feeling of skiing down a piste with your loved ones is a privileged pleasure. For no ...

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Best Family Walks with a View in the Southern French Alps

The higher you go, the better the view - right? It is true that the hours of sweat put in to get to the top of any mountain in the Alps will undoubtedly pay off with a ma ...

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Top 3 Luxury Guest Houses in Southern French Alps

The Southern French Alps is a luxury holiday destination, especially for summer andwinter multi activity holidays. From ice climbing and igloo building in the winter to w ...

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Three of the Best Activities to do in the Alps in Autumn

In the Southern French Alps, Autumn is a time of cool, crisp mornings often disguised with a wispy mist that is gradually burnt off by the warm, autumnal sun to reveal de ...

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Go Native in the Alps and Eat Like a Local

Have you ever eaten donkeys’ ears? No? Well, neither had I until I moved to this part of the Southern French Alps, but don’t worry, it’s not what you think it ...

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Top Luxury Accommodation for your Alpine Activity Holiday

An alpine activity holiday is a popular holiday choice for families and for all the right reasons… doing adventurous activities together is a great way to spend qu ...

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The Best Alpine Activities for Quality Adventures with your Kids!

A child’s imagination is sacred. They can turn a toilet roll tube into anything from a telescope to spy on their siblings to an obstacle course for the fairies at the b ...

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Top tips to get best value for money on your winter family holiday in the French Alps

Unless you take your kids out of school holidays you are going to pay over the odds... TRUE or FALSE? Luckily for this year it is FALSE!!! If you’ve done your research ...

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What to Wear for Snowshoeing in the Alps

Just because there is snow doesn’t necessarily mean it will be freezing cold. It can even be quite warm if you are snowshoeing in the springtime on a sunny day. However ...

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What is the best age for a child to start skiing?

When can children start skiing - what is the perfect age to debut on the snowy pistes?“I need a wee, my hands are cold, my feet are cold, I want my dummy, where’s mu ...

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Cycling around the Serre Poncon Lake

The Serre Poncon lake is one of the largest man-made lakes in Westerne Europe. It is 20km long and 3 km wide and is situated on the edge of the Ecrins National park - a s ...

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Top Winter Adventures to try for New Year

If you are wondering what to do to make this New Year a special one, here are some ideas!Sleep in an Igloo:The majestic silence of the mountains at night under a clear st ...

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Top Tips for Holidaying in the French Alps

Things you should know if you are holidaying in the French Alps and probably France in general! 1. Forget 24hr culture! The French like to eat a proper lunch at midday ...

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When is the best time to book your holiday?

Holidays are where we have fun, relax, de-stress and bond with our nearest and dearest. They are one of the most important calendar entries of the year and certainly one ...

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The Virtues of Fingerless Biking Gloves

Why you should bring fingerless biking gloves on all activity holidays, even if you aren’t biking!!! Fingerless biking gloves have a leather palm for gripping on to the ...

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Stop-over ideas en route to the Alps

Whether you are driving down to the Southern French Alps for a summer activity holiday in the Alps,  going for your winter ski holiday or wi ...

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Top Tips for Driving in Snow

If you are planning a trip to the Alps this winter and are hiring a car or driving your own, here are a few tips to help you keep safe in the snow.In the Alps the roads u ...

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What makes a perfect family activity holiday?

“What makes a perfect family activity holiday?” The answer to this question is as long as piece of string! Especially when you’re looking for a holiday that will pl ...

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How to organise the perfect Stag and Hen Adventure Weekend.

So you’ve been honoured with the position of best man or head-bridesmaid, congratulations!!! However, after the initial elation has worn off, you realise that you are t ...

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Discover the history of the Serre Ponçon Lake in the Southern French Alps

How did a sleepy alpine community become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Alps? Read on to discover the history behind the creation of the lake at Serr ...

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A guide to Guides

So you love the great outdoors, the mountains and a good challenge. Now you want to take it to the next level, however for that you’re going to need a High Mountain Gui ...

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Top 5 Places to Stay in the Southern French Alps

The Southern French Alps is a large area so to narrow it down I have focused on the Champsaur valley which is on the southern edge of the Ecrins National Park. It is a be ...

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How to build an igloo or snow shelter

Snow has been used by the Inuit for its insulating properties for centuries and they are the masters of igloo building - constructing all types of snow shelters from over ...

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Where Next?

How to find other quality independent holiday companies on the web!We are based in the Southern French Alps famed for it’s great weather, wild and natural environment a ...

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All About... Ski Touring

Having first been introduced to snow-capped mountains of the southern French Alps at around the age of 15, I quickly became addicted to sensation of throwing myself down ...

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A review of Orcieres by guest blogger, journalist Roger Moss

Orcières - A winter sports destination worth discovering (even if you don’t ski) In the Southern French Alps within the Ecrins National Park, and readily accessible fr ...

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Traveling to the Alps with Children – Top Train Tips

I am lucky enough to live in the Southern French Alps where we organize our Undiscovered Mountains holidays and often travel back and forth to the UKOver the last five ye ...

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