"There is a palpable uniqueness to the atmosphere of Innsbruck. Sure, it has all to do with the altitude and the way light behaves differently in the mountains. But there's more to it than just science. What makes Innsbruck unique are the intangibles that only your senses can detect and no machine can measure. Like the fragrant combination of Alpine geraniums blooming in the countless window boxes as it mixes with the scent of work-warmed horses, which mingles with that ever-present smell of the cold, wet granite that exudes from shaded cobblestones."
On the Tour du Mont Blanc, hikers journey through Italy, Switzerland, and France on their quest to conquer the Mont Blanc massif, with its spine-tingling panoramas and quaint Alpine villages. Julia Hendershot, travel expert and adventure coordinator for MTS’s Europe programs, explored the scenic grandeur of the Swiss Alps on her recent tour of Mont Blanc. Read about some of the most defining moments of the trip.