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Ski Touring and Snowshoeing in the Dolomites - Photogallery

Feature · On 4 Dec 2017 by James Rushforth

Cicerone author James Rushforth presents some of his favourite images from his ski touring and snowshoeing guide to the Dolomites. Are you inspired to go?
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Zermatt to Chamonix - doing a classic trek the "wrong" way

Article · On 29 Nov 2017

Annalisa Mejetta tells the tale of doing the Walker’s Haute Route Chamonix – Zermatt the "wrong" way round. With a Cicerone guidebook of course!

Winter trail running in Chamonix

Video · On 1 Nov 2017 by Kingsley Jones

Kingsley is still trail running in Chamonix - despite the snow. Here's a video of some of the amazing trail running you can enjoy in Chamonix.

More winter trail running in Chamonix

Video · On 1 Nov 2017 by Kingsley Jones

Kingsley has been enjoying some winter trail running in deep fresh powder! The footage was shot in the trails above Vallorcine and Coupeau, in the Chamonix valley.

The Tour des Glaciers de la Vanoise – where the French go trekking

Feature · On 12 Sep 2017 by Jonathan Williams

Cicerone publisher Jonathan Williams makes an early-season trip to one of France’s great one-week treks, a tour in the Vanoise that has pretty much everything the trekker wants, and almost...
Silvretta And Ratikon Alps

Exploring the Silvretta and Rätikon Alps

Feature · On 11 Sep 2017 by Kev Reynolds

Kev Reynolds knows the Alps like no one else. He tells us about a trek in the little-known Silvretta and Rätikon Alps, the mountain regions that straddle the Swiss-Austrian border...
A rustic signpost on the GR5 trail

An intro to... The GR5 Trail from the Hook of Holland to Nice

Article · On 16 Aug 2017

What do you need to know about the GR5 trail? Here's a quick overview of this epic long-distance route from the Hook of Holland to Nice.
Stunning views in the southern Dolomites on AV2

What’s the Alta Via? Why are they numbered? Why are there two AV1 routes in Italy? I’m confused…

Article · On 5 Aug 2017 by Joe Williams

There are Alta Via trekking routes in two areas of the Italian Alps: the Dolomites and the Aosta Valley (Gran Paradiso/Mont Blanc). Here's the difference.
The new Europaweg bridge

New Europaweg bridge - A Bridge too far?

News & Events · On 2 Aug 2017 by Kev Reynolds

Kev Reynolds shares the news from the Alps that the world's longest pedestrian suspension bridge has just opened on the Europaweg.
The Tour des Glaciers in the Vanoise National Park

The Tour des Glaciers in the Vanoise National Park

Article · On 8 Jul 2017 by Jonathan Williams

Jonathan reports back from a quick trip to walk the Tour des Glaciers in the Vanoise National Park, south of Mont Blanc.
(Photo by Kev Reynolds taken from 'Walking in the Alps')

How tough should I be for walking in the Alps?

Article · On 5 Jul 2017 by Kev Reynolds

Kev Reynolds, author, speaker and expert on all things mountainous, answers the often asked question: "How tough should I be for walking in the Alps?".
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Walking in the Haute Savoie – in the footsteps of Alfred Wills

Feature · On 1 Jul 2017 by Pamela Harris

Aside from offering top-notch Alpine walking, the Haut Giffre area of the Haute Savoie has some interesting history. Alfred Wills, one of the founders of the Alpine Club and grandfather...
Wildlife spotting in the Haute Savoie

Wildlife spotting in the Haute Savoie

Article · On 14 Jun 2017

The Haute Savoie region of France contains many nature reserves where plants and animals are protected. As well as enjoying the immense beauty of the walker's paradise that is the...
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Photogallery – Switzerland's Alpine Pass Route/Via Alpina 1

Feature · On 5 Jun 2017 by Robert Loudon

In the summer of 2016, Robert Loudon and Jean Blackwood trekked across Switzerland on the Alpine Pass Route (also known as Via Alpina 1). Here, Robert shares his fantastic photos...
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The big climbs on Switzerland's Alpine Pass Route

Feature · On 8 May 2017 by Lesley Williams

The Alpine Pass Route (APR) – Swiss Via Alpina 1 (VA1) crosses 16 high mountain passes as it makes its way over 350km across Switzerland, making it one of the...
The new and improved Alpine Pass Route or Swiss Via Alpina 1

The new and improved Alpine Pass Route or Swiss Via Alpina 1

Article · On 3 May 2017 by Lesley Williams

The Alpine Pass Route (APR) – now fully waymarked as Swiss Via Alpina 1 (VA1) – is a hiking trail of over 350km across Switzerland, crossing high mountain passes through...
Try To Avoid Feeling Exhausted By The Time You Top Out Remember You Have A Massive Descent Too

Top Tips for Mountain Biking in the Slovenian Alps

Feature · On 3 Apr 2017 by Rob Houghton

Rob Houghton takes some time out over the winter to reminisce on his mountain biking research trips to Slovenia. Using his own hard-won experience, he provides some advice for those...
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Crossing the Crête des Gittes on the GR5

Feature · On 6 Mar 2017 by Jonathan Arlan

The GR5 is one of the world's classic treks. The section through the French Alps takes nearly a month and involves long distances, big climbs and staying in high mountain...
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An overnight off-piste adventure in the Vanoise

Feature · On 9 Jan 2017 by James Cox

Earlier this year James, Dave and Paul ventured out to Val d’Isère to try some backcountry skiing and snowboarding. The lads from High Wycombe climb a summit, ski and board...
Winter Walking In  Kandersteg  Switzerland

Winter walking in Kandersteg

Feature · On 5 Dec 2016 by Steve Davison

Fancy some spectacular winter walking in the Alps? Kandersteg in Switzerland's Bernese Alps is an excellent place to go for a winter walking holiday. The pisted walking trails and waymarked...