On the slide in Germany: sledging in the Bavarian Alps

Fancy swooping down snowy Alpine slopes, but not the hassle of ski school and pricey equipment? It’s easy: all you need is a simple sledge. Sarcastic teenage daughter optional

10 of the best new summer activity holidays in the Alps

From ziplines in Switzerland to walking holidays in Italy and France, plus mountain bike breaks and an outdoor festival, the Alps are worth a ‘peak’ this summer

Top 10 mountain bike rides in the Alps

With high-altitude blasts, epic rocky descents and hidden single tracks, mountain biking in the Alps is a fun and fast-paced assault on the senses. Here are 10 routes for your enjoyment.