Monthly Archives: February 2021

Summer 2021 Travel Updates

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Recent News Updates Last updated: 30th April 2021 30 April: France to Provisionally Allow US Travelers Starting June 9 26 April: EU Set to Open to Vaccinated US Travelers 18 April: French President Emmanuel Macron explains the reopening process for Americans traveling to France. 18 April: See France’s reopening plan for the spring, announced recently   Continue Reading →

In the High Alps, Where Tough Dogs Guard Sheep

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One of the more unusual aspects of the Alps comes when one enters the high pastures. There, where shepherds have tended flocks for centuries, it’s not uncommon to see dogs guarding the animals. In particular, they are entrusted with protecting the young from predators such as wolves, lynx, foxes and bears. With their beautiful cream-colored coats, these “guardian” dogs often look   Continue Reading →

Is a Self-Guided Trail Running Trip for Me? 

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Just what is a “self-guided” trail running tour? While it’s fairly intuitive how a guided  trail running trip is structured, the idea of a self-guided one is often not so well understood. Self-guided trips are some of the most popular ones that Run the Alps offers, so let’s take a moment to explore them! A self-guided tour means   Continue Reading →