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How to Bake an Alps Blueberry Tart

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Is blueberry tart, or Tarte aux Myrtilles, the most popular tart in the Alps? A regular feature on the menu at mountain refuges and Alps village cafés, this sweet treat never seems to lose its appeal. In fact, I know several people who’ve made it a life goal to find the best Tarte aux Myrtilles   Continue Reading →

Something Truly Badass Just Happened in the Alps

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If you had to pick one mountain range in the world where all the great climbs and test pieces had already been done, it would be the Alps. After all, people have been climbing here for over 160 years. But, you’d be wrong. Because this past weekend, something new, historic and truly badass just happened   Continue Reading →

Training Tips for Trail Racing in the Alps

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Sam Hill is one of our trail running guides here at Run the Alps. He also ably manages our extensive Race Finder. When he is not guiding our guests, he runs the trail and ultra running coaching business, Hill Performance. Sam, it needs to be said, is no slouch! Among his many notable trail running   Continue Reading →

Peace of Mind: Your Run the Alps Trip during Covid

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When borders do open up– and in time, they will– travel won’t immediately be back to normal. Some things will be different. At Run the Alps, we’ll do our best to help you adjust to those changes.  As we prepare for a gradual reopening, we wanted you to know about three major changes Run the   Continue Reading →

Run the Alps Recipes: Switzerland’s Älplermagronen

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Second in our series of Alps recipes is an Alpine take on a US classic. After opening our series with the sweet Tatsch recipe, we thought a comforting savory dish might help all of us get us through these last, lingering days of winter.  Not many dishes are more comforting on a chilly evening than   Continue Reading →

Summer 2021 Travel Updates

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Recent News Updates Last updated: 13th April 2021 13 April: An expected jump in international travel demand may lead to long backlogs for passport renewals in the US. If your passport is about to expire, plan at least four months ahead for renewal. 30th March: EU Vaccine Chief Says Vaccine Passports to Be Launched in   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 →

Run the Alps Adds Covid Medical Advisor, Dr. John Anderson

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From the moment I started Run the Alps, safety has always been top on my mind. This isn’t just because it’s good business. I spent over two decades on a four-season mountain rescue team in the US. We saw everything, and more than a few of those dramatic moments– successes and tragedies– will be with   Continue Reading →

Trail Racing in the Alps for 2021: Here’s What’s New

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Sam Hill is a trail running guide for Run the Alps, and the manager of our Race Finder database. He’s also an avid trail racer, with a long list of strong finishes around the Alps to his credit– including the epic 330 km PTL edition of the UTMB series of trail races. (You can read about that   Continue Reading →