30 articles found

Trekking with an infant

Trekking with an infant 1: Starting to plan

Feature · On 8 Dec 2015 by Jen Lumanlan

Jen Lumanlan traveled from the USA and did the Tour of Mont Blanc with her daughter when Carys was only 8 weeks old. This article is the first of three...

The Haute Route Alps – a long tough cyclosportive

Feature · On 13 Oct 2015 by Jonathan Cook

The Haute Route Alps is 791km and almost 22,000m of ascent over seven consecutive days in some of the world’s most spectacular scenery. Regular Cicerone Extra contributor Jonathan Cook describes...

Cycling the 'Tour' cols of the Maurienne

Feature · On 5 Jul 2015 by Andy Hodges

In May Andy Hodges and a fellow cyclo-grimpeur Lee Rounce visited the Maurienne to taste the charms and challenges of some of the most famous climbs of the cycling world...

Climb Every Mountain: A musical history tour above Salzburg

Feature · On 10 May 2015 by Andy Hodges

The Sound of Music and Hitler's Eagles Nest are secondary to the stunning walking and trekking in the hills of Berchtesgaden, close to Salzburg. Andy Hodges describes some walking and...

Trekking the Alpine Pass Route across Switzerland

Feature · On 20 Jan 2015 by Jonathan Cook

Starting in Sargans and finishing in Montreux on the shore of Lake Geneva, the Alpine Pass Route (APR) makes a complete east-west traverse of Switzerland, taking in some of the...

Ski-touring in the Adamello-Ortler

Feature · On 16 Dec 2014 by Tania Noakes

The European Alps form a natural border. Whichever way you turn military history, both ancient and modern, casts a shadow across the landscape. As a former army officer now working...

Running the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc

Feature · On 7 Aug 2014 by Hilary Sharp

A week before the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) I heard a quote on the TV. I wasn’t really listening but I thought it was someone making a tongue-in-cheek...

Trekking the GR5 - French Alps

Feature · On 7 Mar 2014 by Lesley Williams

The GR5 is a long distance route from Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) to Nice, via Chamonix, the Vanoise, Modane, Briancon, the Queyras, Larch, and the Mercantour National Park. Lesley Williams...
Why choose to check the GR5 French Alps

Why choose to trek the GR5 through the French Alps?

Article · On 9 Oct 2012 by Lesley Williams

A graceful ridge soars away to the south, its flanks of grass and faded alpen rose like rippled antique green velvet, enticing your eyes and quickening your heart. This was...
Stelvio National Park

Close encounters of the bird kind in Italy's Stelvio National Park

Article · On 28 Sep 2012 by Gillian Price

It was one of those crystal clear days in the Alps when you can see all the way to Mont Blanc, and Cicerone author Gillian Price and her partner Nicola...