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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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Hill-climbing heaven in beautiful Bellino

Feature · On 23 Feb 2020 by John Main

The quiet upper Valle di Bellino offers multiple options for one-day round-trip walks to the many surrounding 3000m+ peaks. It lies between the better-known Monte Viso and Queyras Alps to...
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Hiking the Tour of Mont Blanc with my dad

Feature · On 28 Nov 2018 by Kat Davis

My dad’s a keen hiker and it has always been a dream of mine for us to hike together somewhere in the world. However, the logistics were always tricky; he...
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Ultra Tour Monte Rosa – the hardest race no-one’s heard about

Feature · On 23 Sep 2018 by Joe Williams

Have you run the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB)? Did you find it too easy? Do you wish you could challenge yourself a bit more? Well, legendary runner and...
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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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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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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...
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Crossing the Crête des Gittes on the GR5

Feature · On 6 Mar 2017 by Jonathan Arlan

The GR5 is one of the world's classic treks. The section through the French Alps takes nearly a month and involves long distances, big climbs and staying in high mountain...
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Trekking from Munich to Venice: Der Traumpfad

Feature · On 7 Nov 2016 by John Hayes

Der Traumpfad is a must-do trek for German walkers looking for an epic trans-alpine adventure between Munich and Venice, combining challenging terrain, spectacular scenery and culture. Now, thanks to a...
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UTMB 2016 - A 170km run around Mont Blanc

Feature · On 5 Sep 2016 by Joe Williams

Cicerone's Joe Williams recently competed the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc - A 170km (105 miles) mountain race with 10,000m of ascent around Month Blanc. Here he tells his personal...
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Trekking the GR5 from the North Sea to the Mediterranean - Logistics

Feature · On 4 Aug 2016 by Carroll Dorgan

Third and final article in the series, covering the logistics of trekking the GR5 long distance hiking trail. The route goes from the North Sea to the Mediterranean through The...
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Trekking the GR5 from the North Sea to the Mediterranean - History

Feature · On 11 Jul 2016 by Carroll Dorgan

Walking the full GR5 from the North Sea to the Mediterranean. This 2300km journey passes through the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France and small parts of Switzerland. The historical interest of...
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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...
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Trail Running in Chamonix – the ‘Vallee du Trail’

Feature · On 10 Apr 2016 by Kingsley Jones

Author of Trail Running - Chamonix and the Mont Blanc region, Kingsley Jones offers a tantalising taste of the magic that is trail running in Chamonix and the Mont Blanc...
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Trekking with an Infant 3: Hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc

Feature · On 11 Mar 2016 by Jen Lumanlan

Jen Lumanlan travelled from the USA and did the Tour of Mont Blanc with her daughter when Carys was only eight weeks old. This article is the third of three...
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Trekking with an infant 2: Before you go

Feature · On 8 Feb 2016 by Jen Lumanlan

Jen Lumanlan travelled from the USA and hiked the Tour of Mont Blanc with her daughter when Carys was only eight weeks old. This article is the second of three...
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Diaries of a Monte Rosa Circuit

Feature · On 8 Dec 2015 by Phil Nixon

Phil Nixon summarises his diary entries on a tour that incorporated part of the Grand Tour of Monte Rosa and most of the Tour of Monte Rosa with trekking companions...
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Trekking with an infant 1: Starting to plan

Feature · On 8 Dec 2015 by Jen Lumanlan

Jen Lumanlan traveled from the USA and did the Tour of Mont Blanc with her daughter when Carys was only 8 weeks old. This article is the first of three...
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Top tips for European trek packing

Feature · On 4 Jun 2015 by Jonathan Williams and Lesley Williams

Jonathan Williams, Cicerone’s Publisher, and Lesley Williams, Cicerone’s Marketing Director, open the lid on some of their secrets for trekking with a light rucksack but still taking everything you need...
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Running the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc

Feature · On 7 Aug 2014 by Hilary Sharp

A week before the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) I heard a quote on the TV. I wasn’t really listening but I thought it was someone making a tongue-in-cheek...