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TMB book

Article · 12 Sep 2020

When Kev met Big Oz and Little Al on the TMB

Tour of Mont Blanc guidebook author Kev Reynolds regularly re-walks the route around Europe's most iconic mountain. On this trip he bumped into a couple of Australians he called...

Saent Waterfall Route In Val De Rabbi

Article · 19 Feb 2020

Hidden Gem – Stelvio is Italy's largest alpine national park, yet overshadowed by neighbouring Dolomites

Bordering the Dolomites to the east, and Switzerland to the west, the Stelvio is one of the largest protected areas in all of the Alps. Its unspoilt landscape ranges from valley...

Saastal Glaciers TH

Article · 29 Jan 2020

Our tour of Monte Rosa

Having completed the Tour of Mont Blanc in 2015 and the (Reverse) Haute Route from Zermatt to Chamonix in 2017, Annalisa and Stefano Mejetta decided it was finally time to hike the Tour of Monte Rosa.

View of the Combin with Cabane de Louvie far below by the lake

Article · 26 Dec 2018

Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn in 27 variants: the slow process of updating a guidebook

When Lesley, Jonathan and Maddy Williams updated Kev Reynolds’ Chamonix to Zermatt guide, it gave them an insight into the daily challenges faced by Cicerone’s guidebook...

Matterhorn Banner

Article · 27 Jun 2018

12 things I learned from my recent trip to the Alps

Cicerone’s Joe Williams recently returned from a two-week holiday in the Alps. The original plan had been to do some alpine climbing, but snow and weather caused a change of...

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...

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.

3  From The Col Des Ottans

Article · 24 Feb 2018

The Tour du Ruan - unknown to all but a few

According to David Burrows, there’s something good about walking in circles rather than in straight lines, and the Tour du Ruan didn’t disappoint.

Lac De Moiry

Article · 29 Nov 2017

Zermatt to Chamonix - doing a classic trek the "wrong" way

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

002 - Trekking in the Silvretta and Rätikon Alps

Article · 1 Oct 2017

Hidden Gem - Trekking in the Silvretta and Rätikon Alps

Our Hidden Gem of the Month is Trekking in the Silvretta and Rätikon Alps, chosen by Lesley. It's a beautiful area which deserves to be more well-known. However, for the people...

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.

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?...

Updating the Alpine Pass Route

Article · 3 Aug 2016

Updating the Alpine Pass Route and avoiding Brexit

Jonathan gladly escaped the post-referendum chaos for a few days walking to check out the changes to the Alpine Pass Route. Here he summarises some of the changes to the...

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...

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,...

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...

Chamonix To Zermatt

Article · 25 Jan 2012

The classic Haute Route (Tell Us Your Story)

The morning couldn't come quick enough; a pleasant evening meal shared with our dorm fellows was followed by an Olympic display of torrential snoring putting pay to our best laid...

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.