Comparing the Maps of the Alps.

Comparing the Maps of the Alps.Photo by Alice Donovan Rouse. Unsplash.

Comparing the Maps of the Alps.

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Now that the weather is nicer, maybe it is time to plan your next mountain adventure. You can sit in your garden, enjoying the sunny days we are having (at least in Britain) during this Covid19 epidemic and start taking your time, as a hobby, of thinking where your next road trip will be.

For me, it will always be to a mountain, and it will mostly be by car. Unless I travel to America (both North and South), I prefer, if possible, to take the car as driving to the mountains, is part of the trip.

Comparing the Maps of the Alps. Photo by Daniel Gonzalez. Unsplash.
Comparing the Maps of the Alps. Photo by Daniel Gonzalez. Unsplash.

So, I always like opening some maps and guides and see what I want to do. I just measure with my fingers the driving we’ll do as a family on one day- actually, the driving my husband will do, as for me it is too traumatising to change sides of the road again. I did it once from Argentina to the UK and I still have to think each time I drive, which side of the road I have to get in, and what side of the car I have to mount to! But I am a great co-pilot, and enjoy the planning of the trip, as much as the guiding.

Here is a selection of maps, many of which I have already bought- (you cannot ever have enough maps, right?) I might not spend too much in shoes, but I do like my maps, and some travel guides as well!

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Tourists stranded in traffic by heavy snowfall in Alps

Snowy conditions - photo Remi Jacquaint - Unsplash. Ski-Lifts report: Top 10 ski resorts with short transfer times in the Alps

As per Travelmole.co.uk around 4,000 tourists were stranded in the French Alps due to heavy snowfall over the weekend, causing chaos on the roads.

Snowy Road Passo Lavaze Val di Fiemme - Trentino Alto Adige - Photo by The Ski Guru
Snowy Road Passo Lavaze Val di Fiemme – Trentino Alto Adige – Photo by The Ski Guru

Hundreds of Britons were forced to sleep in their cars and on the floors of schools and gymnasiums, according to The Times.

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Driving to the Mountains

Snowy landscape - Photo by Khurt Williams - Unsplash. Driving to the mountains.

Driving to the mountains, in this case to the Alps from the UK is a very good option if you are carrying your family and you do not want to break your bank account to go skiing.

Driving to the mountains - Daniel Kainz photography - Unspalsh.com
Driving to the mountains – Daniel Kainz photography – Unspalsh.com

There are two ways to cross the channel – via a ferry or using the Eurotunnel- the Eurotunnel is great as it only takes 35 minutes to get to Calais from Folkestone.

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Spot on: Crans Luxury Lodges – your ultimate stay

Exterior Chalet Crans Luxury Lodges

Spot on: Crans Luxury Lodges

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Crans Luxury Lodges is a group of 5 deluxe chalets perched in a sunny plateau overlooking the valley of Crans Montana. They are built on land that has belonged to the same family for over 400 years. The properties are totally Ski –in/Ski- out.

These are seriously grand chalets, with all the details thought for those smart guests that choose to stay here. Each chalet has its own style. Tailor-made decoration and design was used using the Swiss tradition with a touch of modernity.

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