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

Article · 3 May 2017

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

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 the...

Why walk from Munich to Venice? Let John Hayes explain.

Article · 11 Nov 2016

Why walk from Munich to Venice? Let John Hayes explain.

There's a new trekking guidebook to The Dream Way or Traumpfad from Munich to Venice. But why? What ties these cities together and why should you do this allegedly classic trek?...

Tour of Mont Blanc and Peru - amazing experiences and excellent books

Article · 12 Feb 2015

Tour of Mont Blanc and Peru - amazing experiences and excellent books

Cicerone have just received this delightful email from happy customers who walked the Tour of Mont Blanc and hiked in Peru's Sacred Valley using our guidebooks. They conclude "who...

Why I wrote Via Ferratas of the French Alps

Article · 24 Jan 2014

Why I wrote Via Ferratas of the French Alps

Cicerone author Richard Miller tells us about how to came to write the guidebook to Via Ferratas of the French Alps and what he loves about the area. Like so many Cicerone...

Walking

Article · 6 Jan 2014

So, which trek to do next?

Karen from Billings, Montana emailed to ask for suggestions for which alpine trek she should tackle next after her Chamonix-Zermatt and Alta Via 2 treks. Cicerone publisher Jonathan Williams runs through the main options in Austria, France, Italy,...

Alpine Trek

Article · 7 Aug 2013

Where to go for a first Alpine trek?

Contained within a fortnight's holiday, the Tour of the Queyras would make a splendid introduction to trekking in the Alps. The Queyras is a dramatic region of the French Alps, between the Durance Valley and the Italian border, in the shadow of...

Early season snow in the Alps

Article · 9 Jul 2013

Watch out for early season snow in the Alps

Stay safe on your Alpine walking holiday this summer.

Europe Alps

Article · 31 Oct 2012

Canyoning adventures in Alpine high water and deep gorges

I'd been threatening to write a canyoning guide for a couple of years, scribbling ideas on the back of beermats and waxing lyrical to all who'd listen, before my partner finally...

Why choose to check the GR5 French Alps

Article · 9 Oct 2012

Why choose to trek the GR5 through the French Alps?

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 to be...

Stelvio National Park

Article · 28 Sep 2012

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

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 were entranced by the magic...

The Matterhorn

Article · 3 Aug 2012

The Tour of the Matterhorn: trekking around an Alpine icon

At 4478m, the Matterhorn represents the classic mountain. It is neither the highest Alpine summit, nor the most difficult, but it is a peak that is recognised worldwide. Its shape...

Stubai Glacier Tour

Article · 12 Jun 2012

Austria's Stubai Glacier Tour: a perfect summer trekking challenge

Not got any plans for the summer yet? Looking for a challenge and stunning scenery? Then this is the trek for you. Austria is renown for having fabulous mountain treks yet none...

Tour of Mont Blanc

Article · 12 Dec 2011

Tour of Mont Blanc - Clockwise or Anti-Clockwise?

Although the Tour of Mont Blanc route is well established as an anti-clockwise circuit, there are arguments in favour of walking the TMB in a clockwise direction.

Hut trip to the Alps

Article · 29 Nov 2011

Planning your first hut to hut trip to the Alps

Planning your first hut to hut trip. There has to be a first time for everyone. If you are 'into mountains' for walking, trekking or climbing, sooner or later the Alps will call...