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Saent Waterfall Route In Val De Rabbi

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...
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...
View East From The Path To The South Of Refuge Larpont

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

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...
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.
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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...
Alpine Snowbell

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.
Running To The Refuge De Loriaz

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...
3  From The Col Des Ottans

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.
Lac De Moiry

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!
A rustic signpost on the GR5 trail

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.
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?".
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...
The new and improved Alpine Pass Route or Swiss Via Alpina 1

The new and improved Alpine Pass Route or Swiss Via Alpina 1

Article · On 3 May 2017 by Lesley Williams

The Alpine Pass Route (APR) – now fully waymarked as Swiss Via Alpina 1 (VA1) – is a hiking trail of over 350km across Switzerland, crossing high mountain passes through...
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...
Tour of Mont Blanc and Peru - amazing experiences and excellent books

Tour of Mont Blanc and Peru - amazing experiences and excellent books

Article · On 12 Feb 2015

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 knows...