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TMB book

Article · 12 Sep 2020

When Kev met Big Oz and Little Al on the TMB

Tour of Mont Blanc guidebook author Kev Reynolds regularly re-walks the route around Europe's most iconic mountain. On this trip he bumped into a couple of Australians he called...

Mont Blanc range seen from Cab. Mont Fort

News & Events · 4 Jul 2020

Can I go walking in Switzerland? Walking and trekking in 2020

Walking, trekking and other outdoor activity holidays in Switzerland – travel, accommodation and other facilities are open and possible, but with certain restrictions. This page...

Camino

Article · 27 May 2020

Latest camino-related Covid 19 response status and advice

Check here daily for the latest on Camino-related COVID-19 response openings for Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Switzerland and Britain. Covering Camino Francés, Camino del...

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Article · 29 Jan 2020

Our tour of Monte Rosa

Having completed the Tour of Mont Blanc in 2015 and the (Reverse) Haute Route from Zermatt to Chamonix in 2017, Annalisa and Stefano Mejetta decided it was finally time to hike the Tour of Monte Rosa.

Out with Grandpa in the Rätikon Alps

Article · 10 Aug 2019

Out with Grandpa in the Rätikon Alps

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 funny, some serious, but all very Kev. Each article will be illustrated by colleague and close...

The snowy Bernina massif, viewed  from Diavolezza

Feature · 7 Jul 2019

Walking in the Engadine: a valley for all seasons

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 knew...

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Video · 23 Jun 2019

Discover International Trekking with a Cicerone guidebook

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...

Wildflowers on the Jura

Article · 18 May 2019

Flowers of the Jura Mountains

Switzerland’s Jura Mountains are a stunning, year-round location to explore away from the main mountainous and touristy areas of the Alps. In this article by Ali Rowsell, author of Switzerland's Jura Crest Trail, you will find an introduction to...

009  Part of the Promenthouse Line, also known as the Toblerone Trail

Feature · 10 Mar 2019

War Walks on the Swiss Jura Crest Trail

The Jura Crest Trail is the perfect starting point for exploring Swiss escape routes and World War II historical locations. Ali Rowsell describes some of the highlights.

004 The southern Jura overlooking Mont Blanc, from the ‘Balcon des Alpes’ (Stages 12 and 13)

Article · 9 Jan 2019

An intro to... the Jura Crest Trail

The Jura Crest Trail, one of seven Swiss national long-distance walking trails, delivers one wondrous panorama after another as you ascend, traverse and descend summits and mountain passes along the 310km route. Here’s a quick summary of what you...

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Feature · 29 Dec 2018

Snowshoeing in the Swiss Jura: a perfect weekend winter wonderland

Not far from Geneva, the opportunities for snowshoeing in the Jura mountains of Switzerland are superb. Accessible even for a weekend of winter walking, these mountains can be...

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

Article · 26 Dec 2018

Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn in 27 variants: the slow process of updating a guidebook

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...

Ben Holt and Sallie O’Connor descend the Unterer Theodulgletscher below the Matterhorn

Feature · 1 Dec 2018

Celebrating Fifty Years... The Zermatt Safari

Bill O’Connor remembers a trip to ski-safari paradise Zermatt. This short story is taken from the commemorative book Fifty Years of Adventure.

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Feature · 3 Oct 2018

Hidden gem – St Moritz without the glitz – walking in the beautiful Engadine

The Engadine, the 'valley of the Inn people', is a high valley of contrasts, and home to one of Switzerland's national parks. In the Upper Engadine between Maloja and St Moritz at...

Bettmerhorn Summit

Article · 30 Sep 2018

Hiking alone in Bettmeralp and the Aletsch Arena, Switzerland

An unexpected event meant a planned weekend away in Zermatt turned into two days hiking alone in Bettmeralp. But as Annalisa Mejetta describes, it couldn’t have worked out...

Finishing the Ultra Tour Monte Rosa

Feature · 23 Sep 2018

Ultra Tour Monte Rosa – the hardest race no-one’s heard about

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 five-times UTMB...

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Article · 27 Jun 2018

12 things I learned from my recent trip to the Alps

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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Article · 22 Apr 2018

Smuggling in the Haute Savoie

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 cross from one side to the other in both summer and winter, but what many do not realise...

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

Article · 8 Apr 2018

Practicalities of staying in a mountain hut

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? What facilities...

Alpine Snowbell

Article · 4 Apr 2018

Hidden Gem – Alpine Flowers

A mini guide to help you recognise 230 alpine flowers. In just 144 pages this lovely little book will give both pleasure and knowledge.