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Trekking the Tour du Mont Blanc backwards

Feature · On 8 Jul 2020 by Jonathan Williams

OK, Cicerone’s Jonathan Williams didn’t really walk the Tour du Mont Blanc backwards, he just went the 'wrong' way round.
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...
The snowy Bernina massif, viewed  from Diavolezza

Walking in the Engadine: a valley for all seasons

Feature · On 7 Jul 2019 by Kev Reynolds

There are many wonderful places to walk in Switzerland and some are more touristy than others. Here, author Kev Reynolds sings the praises of the Engadine, a valley he first...
The Refuge de Bellachat (2152m)

One of the best mountain huts of all time, according to Kev Reynolds

Article · On 23 Jun 2018 by Kev Reynolds

Kev Reynolds describes one of his favourite mountain huts of all time, the Refuge de Bellachat in the Mont Blanc range in France.
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...
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Smuggling in the Haute Savoie

Article · On 22 Apr 2018 by Pamela Harris

The eastern border of the Haute Savoie runs along the high peaks and passes between France and Switzerland, in the area known as the Chablais. Now it is easy 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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Winter trail running adventures in Chamonix

Article · On 30 Mar 2018 by Kingsley Jones

Just because it's winter doesn't mean you have to hang up your trail shoes in exchange for skis.​Trail runner Kingsley Jones trains year-round, and if you know what you’re doing...
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The Tour des Glaciers de la Vanoise – where the French go trekking

Feature · On 12 Sep 2017 by Jonathan Williams

Cicerone publisher Jonathan Williams makes an early-season trip to one of France’s great one-week treks, a tour in the Vanoise that has pretty much everything the trekker wants, and almost...
Silvretta And Ratikon Alps

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...
The Tour des Glaciers in the Vanoise National Park

The Tour des Glaciers in the Vanoise National Park

Article · On 8 Jul 2017 by Jonathan Williams

Jonathan reports back from a quick trip to walk the Tour des Glaciers in the Vanoise National Park, south of Mont Blanc.
(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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Walking in the Haute Savoie – in the footsteps of Alfred Wills

Feature · On 1 Jul 2017 by Pamela Harris

Aside from offering top-notch Alpine walking, the Haut Giffre area of the Haute Savoie has some interesting history. Alfred Wills, one of the founders of the Alpine Club and grandfather...
Wildlife spotting in the Haute Savoie

Wildlife spotting in the Haute Savoie

Article · On 14 Jun 2017

The Haute Savoie region of France contains many nature reserves where plants and animals are protected. As well as enjoying the immense beauty of the walker's paradise that is the...
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Photogallery – Switzerland's Alpine Pass Route/Via Alpina 1

Feature · On 5 Jun 2017 by Robert Loudon

In the summer of 2016, Robert Loudon and Jean Blackwood trekked across Switzerland on the Alpine Pass Route (also known as Via Alpina 1). Here, Robert shares his fantastic photos...
Try To Avoid Feeling Exhausted By The Time You Top Out Remember You Have A Massive Descent Too

Top Tips for Mountain Biking in the Slovenian Alps

Feature · On 3 Apr 2017 by Rob Houghton

Rob Houghton takes some time out over the winter to reminisce on his mountain biking research trips to Slovenia. Using his own hard-won experience, he provides some advice for those...
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Winter walking in Kandersteg

Feature · On 5 Dec 2016 by Steve Davison

Fancy some spectacular winter walking in the Alps? Kandersteg in Switzerland's Bernese Alps is an excellent place to go for a winter walking holiday. The pisted walking trails and waymarked...
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...
GR5 trekking Highlights

Trekking the GR5 from the North Sea to the Mediterranean - Highlights

Feature · On 12 Jun 2016 by Carroll Dorgan

The GR5 (Grande Randonnée 5) is a trail – a marked route in some places – that begins in Hoek van Holland and runs for about 2300km through the Netherlands...