Stretching across the mountainous terrain of Switzerland, France, Austria and Italy, The Alps is a mecca for winter sports and consists of the famous peaks and massifs of Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa. Let Luggage Mule ship your kit to your holiday resort so that you can enjoy the slopes safe in the knowledge that your luggage is safe and sound.
Before you go – packing considerations
Weather: Due to the Alps vast coverage and unique landscape the area largely boasts a microclimate. It’s always worth checking a seven-day forecast before you lead. Northern French Alps guarantee snow between November to May and the southern is generally dry with plentiful sunshine throughout the year.
Technology: With Luggage Mule’s generous 30kg allowance, you can ship all your technological appliances with you. Pack them suitably to avoid damage in transit. Make sure you buy a travel adapter power and socket even if Switzerland, France, Austria and Italy all share the UK’s 230V / 50hz.
Shopping: Those in pursuit of souvenirs will want to make sure they don’t exceed their airline shipping allowance. Some airlines charge up to £10 per kilo of extra luggage. Avoid the worry and let Luggage Mule deliver all your holiday purchases to your doorstep.
Customs: We all understand the need for customs and although the Alps are placed within the EU travellers should expect rules and regulations. Make sure you don’t get caught out. See our France and Luggage Mule prohibited list pages for information on what you can ship.
What can I ship?
Bicycle Shipping: Those wishing to explore The Alps on their own two wheels will be pleased to hear that Luggage Mule can ship your bike and cycle gear ahead of your journey. Shipping your bike is particularly handy if you plan to ride the trials at Saint-Luc in Switzerland, Chamonix in France, and Sauze D’Oulx in Italy.
Ski Shipping: The Alps boast some of the best ski resorts in Europe with astounding scenery and top class amenities. Top resorts include Zermatt, Verbier, Kitzbühel, La Grave and Alagna. Ship your skis to your resort and enjoy some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the world completely free of stress.
Golf Shipping: There are many golf clubs in The Alps including mountain courses at Les Gets, Avoriaz and Chamonix and valley-based courses in Annecy, Geneva, and Lausanne. Let Luggage Mule ship your golf gear to you resort and make the most of your international golfing holiday.