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Mont Blanc range seen from Cab. Mont Fort

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

News & Events · On 4 Jul 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 will help you find up-to-date...
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Latest camino-related Covid 19 response status and advice

Article · On 27 May 2020 by Sandy Brown (Rev)

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 Norte and related northern routes, Via...
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Our tour of Monte Rosa

Article · On 29 Jan 2020 by Annalisa Mejetta

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...
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...
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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...
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Flowers of the Jura Mountains

Article · On 18 May 2019 by Ali Rowsell

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...
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War Walks on the Swiss Jura Crest Trail

Feature · On 10 Mar 2019 by Ali Rowsell

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.
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An intro to... the Jura Crest Trail

Article · On 9 Jan 2019 by Ali Rowsell

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...
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Snowshoeing in the Swiss Jura: a perfect weekend winter wonderland

Feature · On 29 Dec 2018 by Ali Rowsell

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

Celebrating Fifty Years... The Zermatt Safari

Feature · On 1 Dec 2018 by Bill O'Connor

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

Feature · On 3 Oct 2018

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...
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Hiking alone in Bettmeralp and the Aletsch Arena, Switzerland

Article · On 30 Sep 2018

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 better.
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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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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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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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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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Highlights of the Jungfrau Region

Feature · On 25 Mar 2018 by Kev Reynolds

One of the most bizarre mountain experiences you can have in the Alps comes on Day 8 of the Tour of the Jungfrau Region, when you arrive on the summit...