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The awkwardness of book ideas in August

Article · On 17 May 2020 by Ronald Turnbull

Ronald Turnbull on the particular difficulties you can encounter when pitching a book idea to Cicerone in August - normally peak holiday season.
Out with Grandpa in the Rätikon Alps

Out with Grandpa in the Rätikon Alps

Article · On 10 Aug 2019 by Kev Reynolds and Clare Crooke

Kev Reynolds has many stories to tell from his years in the mountains. In this new series he will share some of his most memorable moments with us - some...
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Totalp Hut in the Austrian Alps destroyed by avalanche

News & Events · On 10 Jun 2019 by Kev Reynolds

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

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

Article · On 10 Oct 2018

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

Article · On 19 Sep 2018

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

Article · On 24 Jun 2018 by Lesley Williams

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

The Karnischer Höhenweg – a walk through history

Feature · On 16 Jun 2018 by John Hayes

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

Practicalities of staying in a mountain hut

Article · On 8 Apr 2018 by Kev Reynolds

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...
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Hidden Gem – Alpine Flowers

Article · On 4 Apr 2018

A mini guide to help you recognise 230 alpine flowers. In just 144 pages this lovely little book will give both pleasure and knowledge.
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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...
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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.
(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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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...
Why I was inspired to write a guidebook to the Traumpfad

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

Video · On 30 Nov 2016 by John Hayes

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.

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

Article · On 11 Nov 2016 by John Hayes

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...
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The Karwendel Mountains of Austria

Feature · On 10 Apr 2016 by Kat Morgenstern

Only an hour’s drive from Munich or Innsbruck, the Karwendel Mountains, on the border of Germany and Austria, are often overlooked thanks to their proximity to motorways and urban centres...
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High magic in the Hoch Tirol

Feature · On 8 Dec 2015 by Tania Noakes

Description of a ski tour through the Austrian Hoch Tirol in the Eastern Alps taking in the Gross Geiger, Granatspitze, Gross Venediger and the Gross Glockner.
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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 in the beautiful Silvretta and Ratikon Alps

Trekking in the beautiful Silvretta and Ratikon Alps

Video · On 7 May 2014 by Kev Reynolds

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, Austria and...
Why I wrote Via Ferratas of the French Alps

Why I wrote Via Ferratas of the French Alps

Article · On 24 Jan 2014 by Richard Miller

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...