Travel Reviews

Mauvezin

Mauvezin: Rising to the occasion in the Pyrenees

The French take their bread, and the way it’s made, very seriously. And for good reason. Ten billion baguettes are enjoyed every year in France, and are considered a standard accompaniment to every meal. So much so, that boulangerie proprietors once had to apply for permission to go on holidays, […]

Chinaillon in Le Grand Bornand

Le Grand Bornand: Something for all the family an hour from Geneva

The Chalet du Maroly in the Grand Bornand ski region could just be the perfect family mountain restaurant. Easy to get to on a long green run, it sits between three chairlifts that give access to different parts of the French Alps above the pretty village of Chinaillon. Plus it […]

The Three Peaks

Canazei: Great skiing, taken as red

A first look at the Canazei piste map can be a little daunting. A network of red runs with not a blue run in sight – the paste map doesn’t offer much help as there are no route numbers to guide you. The make-up of the runs by popular consent […]

The Sellaronda ski tour

Corvara: Gateway to the spectacular Sellaronda

It’s a simple choice, fifty-fifty. Left or right, green or orange. Ahead lies 26km of skiing heaven, the circular Sellaronda route in the Italian Dolomites. Our starting point – the first time – is Corvara on the south-west side of the huge Sella mountain. We are taking the orange route […]