Tag Archives: Tour du Mont Blanc

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 →

Running with Julia: Aiguille du Midi

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The Aiguille du Midi is Chamonix’s most popular tourist attaction – a fantastic cable car right up to the world of ice and snow near the summit of Mont Blanc.  At the top, you have viewing platforms, restaurants, the thrilling “step into the void”, and even a gondola over the glacier to Point Helbronner on   Continue Reading →

Alpinehikers 2017 Photo Contest Winners and Their Stories

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One of the things I always share with people about the Alps is that while in this part of the world you are surrounded by non-stop postcard worthy photo opportunities.  The Alps are strikingly beautiful.  With that said, the biggest constraint on capturing these photos is the photography skills behind the camera — at least   Continue Reading →