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Walking Holidays – Photo(s) of the week

Photo of the Week from Our Walking Holidays

This week, once again, we’ve found it very difficult to select a single photo of the week. As a result, we’ve gone for two super shots: a close up; and a landscape shot!

Beautiful Butterflies!

These little beauties were spotted by our guide Bruno.

Natural beauty

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A Typical Day on Our Guided Walking Holidays

Guided Walking Holidays – A Typical Day

We’ve blogged previously about the benefits of a guide on a walking holiday (click here for more info), but I thought I’d put together a few pictures of a walk that was enjoyed by our guests yesterday.

Refuge de Sales... And beyond

With a few of the guests opting for a gentler day in the valley, Bruno (our infectiously enthusiastic, resident mountain guide) and four guided walking guests set off in the direction of the Refuge de Sales.

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Walking Holidays – Photo of the Week

Walking Holidays – Photo of the week

We’ve some more stunning shots from our walking holidays this week. Below are a couple of our favourites.

Les Laouchets Lakes

A short distance beyond the Refuge de Sales (their fresh ‘myrtille’ or blueberry juice is worth the walk in itself!), you will find Les Laouchets. These natural lakes have some wonderful unique wildlife including a number of dragonfly species that use it as a hatchery.

After starting life in the water, each nymph climbs up on to a reed before the slow process of hatching the dragonfly can take place. After some straining, the nymph shell is shed and the beautiful dragonfly emerges.

The photo below shows a dragonfly shortly after its escape from the nymph. The white stringy part is the umbilical cord between the two.

A dragonfly emerging from its nymph
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Photo of the week – one from our walking holidays

Photo of the Week

This week’s photo was actually snapped on a phone. Sorry – forgive the quality! This lake, the stunning Lac de Vogealle, was waiting to greet us after a 1,100 metre climb from the valley of the Bout du Monde.

Lac de Vogealle

A gem of the Alps, this Lake is just one of the beautiful spots that you’ll find on our walking holidays.

Lac de Vogealle

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Cake! One of the joys of our catered chalet in Samoëns!

Cake – it’s just one of the joys of our catered chalet in Samoëns!

As you may have seen on some of our previous posts (look here), we like welcoming our guests back to the chalets with cake! After a day of adventure on the mountains, you’ve definitely earned the treat…

Come and enjoy cake…

Mmmmmmm… Cake!

A vicky sponge waiting to greet our guests...

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Photo of the week

Walking holiday photo of the week

A lot has been happening since our last photo of the week post. There’s been plenty of walking, climbing, rafting, biking and relaxing taking place here in Samoëns… And that’s just our guests!

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Walking holidays – photo of the week?

Photo of the week

Summer is fantastic in the Alps and our walking holidays are a great opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery. To show off this beautiful backdrop and highlight some of the fun and adventurous activities on offer, we’re introducing a regular blog with the ‘Photo of the Week’

An impressive drop…

An impressive drop...

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More Catered Chalet Cakes!

Today’s Catered Chalet Decision…

Cake or… Cake?!? Surely fruit is not an option today!

These yummy chocolate brownies are waiting for our guests after a selection of mountain adventures today. The guided walking group enjoyed Refuge de Sales with the self-guided walkers heading for a mixture of Pointe D’Anglon and Lac de Gers.

Cake or... Cake! Fruit's surely not an option!
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Decisions, decisions… The daily choice between cake and fruit!

The Daily Decision

Today’s catered chalet torment

So the challenge today was to choose between Berry & coconut cake (with fresh raspberries! Yum!) or the fruit bowl. After a day’s walking or biking today, the guests went for the cake…

Cake or fruit?
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Guided walking holidays – the benefits of a guide

Guided Walking Holidays

As of the summer of 2011, Absolute Alpine has started offering dedicated walking holidays together with OutBreak Adventure. We offer a selection of walking holidays graded differently to offer a variety of challenges. Our guests also have the opportunity to choose between a fully guided walking holiday and a self-guided holiday.

So why pay that little bit extra for a guided walking holiday?

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