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

Article · On 19 Feb 2020 by Lesley Williams and Gillian Price

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...
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Discover International Trekking with a Cicerone guidebook

Video · On 23 Jun 2019 by Lesley Williams

Discover trekking with a Cicerone guidebook. Choose a Cicerone guidebook for long distance hiking and trekking in Europe and beyond. The widest range of guides in the English language, with...
The Refuge d’Ortu di U Piobbu has burnt down. Image from Corse Matin.

Hut issues and storm damage on the Tour of Mont Blanc, the GR20 and the Dolomites

News & Events · On 10 Jun 2019 by Kev Reynolds, Paddy Dillon and Gillian Price

We have had news from several customers and authors about storm damage and hut issues in several key trekking areas. Please check our information below and let us know if...
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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...
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Hidden Gem – the best area of the French Alps for a multi-activity holiday

Article · On 2 Jun 2019 by Lesley Williams

Are you someone who wants to visit an Alpine region for a couple of weeks to explore and enjoy a number of mountain activities perhaps with different companions? The Chamonix...
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Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn in 27 variants: the slow process of updating a guidebook

Article · On 26 Dec 2018 by Lesley Williams

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 writers.
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12 things I learned from my recent trip to the Alps

Article · On 27 Jun 2018 by Joe Williams

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...
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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...
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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The Tour du Ruan - unknown to all but a few

Article · On 24 Feb 2018 by David Burrows

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

Article · On 29 Nov 2017

Annalisa Mejetta tells the tale of doing the Walker’s Haute Route Chamonix – Zermatt the "wrong" way round. With a Cicerone guidebook of course!
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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...
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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.
Stunning views in the southern Dolomites on AV2

What’s the Alta Via? Why are they numbered? Why are there two AV1 routes in Italy? I’m confused…

Article · On 5 Aug 2017 by Joe Williams

There are Alta Via trekking routes in two areas of the Italian Alps: the Dolomites and the Aosta Valley (Gran Paradiso/Mont Blanc). Here's the difference.
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New Europaweg bridge - A Bridge too far?

News & Events · On 2 Aug 2017 by Kev Reynolds

Kev Reynolds shares the news from the Alps that the world's longest pedestrian suspension bridge has just opened on the Europaweg.
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.