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News · 10 Jun 2019

Totalp Hut in the Austrian Alps destroyed by avalanche

One of the casualties resulting from the extremely heavy snowfall in the Austrian Alps this winter was the Totalp Hut on the slopes of Schesaplana, highest of the Rätikon Alps.

Via Ferratas connect the summits of the Nordkette

Article · 10 Oct 2018

Innsbruck Mountain Adventures – summer routes for a multi-activity alpine holiday

With autumn here, it’s time to consider your next summer holiday. You love the outdoors and like to try a variety of activities rather than just a single activity trip, but you...

The glacial bowl with the Sulzenau Alm ahead

Article · 19 Sep 2018

An intro to... Innsbruck, the Capital of the Alps

How about a destination combining a variety of outdoor adventures and vibrant culture alongside quick access to the mountains? Welcome to Innsbruck, the Capital of the Alps.

Barracks on Hoher Trieb

Article · 24 Jun 2018

What is a peace trail? Traces of war and reconciliation in the Carnic Alps, near the Dolomites

Lesley looks at the poignant Peace Trails, such as the Karnischer Höhenweg near the Dolomites and the Pot Miru in Slovenia. There are signs of war scattered around these routes...

Europe's highest military cemetery at Hochgränton Pass

Feature · 16 Jun 2018

The Karnischer Höhenweg – a walk through history

John Hayes heard about the Karnischer Höhenweg by chance when sitting out a storm in an Austrian Alpine hut with four young men from Vienna. He took their advice to trek the...

Chamanna Coaz at the head of Val Roseg in the Bernina Alps

Article · 8 Apr 2018

Practicalities of staying in a mountain hut

It is important, when planning a mountain trip – especially out of season – to do your homework first. Will the huts be open and manned? Will there be room? What facilities...

Alpine Snowbell

Article · 4 Apr 2018

Hidden Gem – Alpine Flowers

A mini guide to help you recognise 230 alpine flowers. In just 144 pages this lovely little book will give both pleasure and knowledge.

Silvretta And Ratikon Alps

Feature · 11 Sep 2017

Exploring the Silvretta and Rätikon Alps

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. Characterful huts, sleepy alpine villages and remote and mysterious...

A rustic signpost on the GR5 trail

Article · 16 Aug 2017

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

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.

Grassy Erzegg Planplatten Ridge Cover

Feature · 8 May 2017

The big climbs on Switzerland's Alpine Pass Route

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 great Alpine...

Why I was inspired to write a guidebook to the Traumpfad

Video · 30 Nov 2016

Why I was inspired to write a guidebook to the Traumpfad or the Munich to Venice trek

The Munich to Venice trek, or Traumpfad, stole John Hayes' heart. Let him explain why he was so keen to write about it in a new Cicerone guidebook.

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?...

Trekking in the beautiful Silvretta and Ratikon Alps

Video · 7 May 2014

Trekking in the beautiful Silvretta and Ratikon Alps

Over the past ten years, Cicerone author Kev Reynolds has spent many happy weeks trekking and exploring in the Silvretta and Ratikon Alps. Defining the borders of Switzerland,...

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...

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...

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...

The Adlerweg

Article · 24 Jan 2012

The Adlerweg (Eagle's Way) across the Austrian Tyrol

The main route of the Adlerweg route is a 300km (188-mile) long-distance path traversing the Austrian Tyrol, keeping mostly to the mountains that form the northern side of Inntal,...

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...