Category Archives: Alps

10 Amazing Experiences Near Chamonix in the French Alps

1. Hike along the “Southern Balcony Trail” on the Tour du Mont Blanc The great “Southern Balcony Trail” along the Tour du Mont Blanc has fantastic views of the Mont Blanc, the Aiguille Verte and the Aiguille du Tour. The … Continue reading

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Top Luxury Hotels in Chamonix, France

Before and after treks or climbs in the French and Swiss Alps, we place most of our travelers in the comfortable 2-star Hôtel de l’Arve located in the center of Chamonix, only a few blocks from the main square and … Continue reading

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Packing Essentials for the Haute Route Ski Tour

When you pack for the Haute Route Ski Tour you want to have all the necessary equipment and also travel as lightly as possible. The excellent huts mean that you don’t need any camping essentials, although if you are a … Continue reading

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Mont Blanc Treks From Chamonix: The Best of the Alps

Trekking in the Alps is one of our favorite summer hiking holidays. From June through September you can hike the Mont Blanc region with experienced local guides at a reasonable price. The Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) is perhaps the … Continue reading

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Southern France River Trip: May and June 2012

Richard Carrier, a guide who runs some of our Chilean Lakes District kayaking and rafting trips, is a native of southern France. Richard moved to Puerto Varas, Chile in 1998, but every year he returns to his homeland during the … Continue reading

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Great Group Departures

For most of our destinations we offer custom departures for your private group. A few select destinations are best visited by joining a group with set dates – by joining a group we can offer you the best value and … Continue reading

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World’s 10 best places to climb

Lonely Planet and Today Travel posted their list of the world’s 10 best places to climb.  Adventures Within Reach offers a number of the destinations on their list including Kilimanjaro, glacier trekking in Argentina, and Iquitos, Peru. However, I have … Continue reading

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