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What’s your plan to hike in Europe?

What’s your plan to hike in Europe?
TRAVELING CAN BE VERY STRESSFUL.
Proper planning can make your vacation fun from beginning to end.

Take a look at our 10 page Travel Tips guide. We help you think through all of the areas you have to consider before setting off. Our guide provides you with useful ideas on how to deal with problems and issues that may arise along the way to your hike of a lifetime.

Review: Chamonix to Zermatt Haute Route Switzerland

Review: Chamonix to Zermatt Haute Route Switzerland
Dear Bill:

Our hiking trip from Chamonix to Zermatt was amazing. All of the hotels we stayed in and the huts were so accommodating and all the people were so nice! The trails were well marked, some very hard and others very easy. We met many cows along the way and many other hikers. The food was excellent too…cheeses, breads, meats…..and butter! Switzerland is a beautiful country to see on foot! I would do this hike over and over again. I think Bill Russell’s Mountain Tours did a great job organizing our trip!
Regards,
Nancy

Packing Light

Packing Light
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.

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.

Spanish Pyrenees

Spanish Pyrenees
Spaniards have been keeping on of the most spectacular national parks a secret for almost a century. The Parque Nacional de Ordesa y Monte Perido, nestled in the central border between Spain and France is claimed to be the Yosemite of the Pyrenees. With steep canyon cliffs leading into the lush green Valley of Ordesa, the park has a monopoly on one of the most unique geological and ecological landscapes in all of Europe.

French-Spain Pyrenees ~ The Cirque de Gavarnie Hike

French-Spain Pyrenees ~ The  Cirque de Gavarnie Hike
The Cirque de Gavarnie
The Pyrenees of France offer the best of all worlds to those who love hiking, good food and fantastic scenery. Gavarnie, a small skiing town tucked amid the highest peaks of the Pyrenees is home to some of the best hiking in the country. The towering Cirque de Gavarnie, one of the most famous land forms in France, shadows the small French village of only 250 people.