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Planning Your Hike to Europe

Planning Your Hike to Europe
Traveling today can be very stressful. Good planning can help to make your vacation fun from beginning to end. This post attempts to help you with all of the areas you may have to consider and ideas to deal with the problems and issues that may arise along the way to your hike of a lifetime.

Hiking in Switzerland – Do I have to climb to the top?

We often get requests from people about wanting to hike in the Alps but aren’t sure they can do it. The fact is that every major village hub, Chamonix, Zermatt, Verbier or the Dolomites in Italy, they all offer a host of beautiful hikes that can start near the top of the mountain in their area.

Pro Hiking Tip: I Love to Travel, But Without the Tourists.

Pro Hiking Tip: I Love to Travel, But Without the Tourists.
I Love to Travel, But Without the Tourists.
Throngs of tourists sightseeing the day away can be a problem but Russell Tours has found a way around it. It’s really very simple. Just get to your destination village and get on the trail as quickly as you can. You can enjoy all the beauties of nature like the Alps in Europe and the Pyrenees mountains between France and Spain hardly ever see a tourist.

PACKING FOR A MOUNTAIN TOURS HIKE IN SWITZERLAND, AUSTRIA, SPAIN, FRANCE OR ITALY

PACKING FOR A MOUNTAIN TOURS HIKE IN SWITZERLAND, AUSTRIA, SPAIN, FRANCE OR ITALY
We all like to go places, but we sometimes find ourselves hating to travel. It’s an enigma.  Packing and unpacking.  Lugging the luggage.  Keeping organized with a place for tickets, passport, important telephone numbers and directions, and keeping clothes clean.  It’s almost too much to cope. Here are some thoughts on the subject.

Hike The Dolomites

Hike The Dolomites
The fabulous Dolomites of Northern Italy are a hiker’s dream. These rugged limestone peaks formed over a million years ago originally as deposits in the form of marine sediments and coral in a low open sea and later lifted up by the various tectonic events when the Alps came into existence. The weathering over time created the distinctive jagged peaks that are a unique signature of this spectacular range.

Tour du Mont Blanc

Tour du Mont Blanc
Mont Blanc is located at the corner of three countries. The French side starts in Chamonix. There are a number of options starting here in France.  Hiking tours can be customized for all levels of hiker. From novice hiking skills to high altitude rock climbing – this area of the Alps offers one of the most diverse hiking experiences anywhere in Europe. The food is great, the people in the mountain villages are wonderful and the scenery is unmatched.