Tag Archives: Courmayeur

Tour du Mont Blanc: 100 miles, 3 countries and non-stop postcard worthy views

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Foreign language, beauty, culture, cuisine, and hospitality are just a few things that come to mind when reminiscing about my adventure along the Tour du Mont Blanc Northern route this past August.  My role at Alpinehikers is ‘Switzerland’ so when it comes to France or Italy, I’ve spent much less time exploring their famous through-trails.   Continue Reading →

Running with Julia: an interview with Patrizia and Andrea Brunet, the owners of the family run Bouton d’Or Hotel in Courmayeur, Italy

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Courmayeur is one of our favorite stops on the Tour du Mont Blanc – classy and atmospheric, with great views and a pedestrian-only main road.  The attractive wood and stone architecture almost has a medieval feel to it.  Most of our itineraries include two nights in Courmayeur so you can slow down and appreciate the   Continue Reading →

The Weather of the Alps with Troy Haines, Alinehiker’s Founder and Owner

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The weather of the Alps doesn’t necessarily play by the rules. Long range forecasts are dodgy, areas in close proximity are extremely variable and rain showers (depending on where you are) are not unusual. Troy Haines, Alpinehikers owner and founder, and I recently sat down to discuss the complexities of weather when traveling by foot through the   Continue Reading →