We have resumed delivery for International orders but there may be delays due to Coronavirus. Thank you for your patience.

Hidden Gem - Trekking in the Silvretta and Rätikon Alps

2 minute read

Our Hidden Gem of the Month is Trekking in the Silvretta and Rätikon Alps, chosen by Lesley. It's a beautiful area which deserves to be more well-known. However, for the people that do know the area, the Silvretta and Rätikon Alps is a hidden gem.

Trekking in the Silvretta and Ratikon Alps

Trekking in the Silvretta and Ratikon Alps

Tour of the Silvretta, the Prattigauer Hohenweg and the Ratikon Hohenweg plus 12 day routes

£8.48

This guide describes three treks, between 5 and 8 days, in the Silvretta and Rätikon Alps starting near Klosters, and 12 half-day hut-to-hut routes. These contrasting ranges form a line on the borders of Switzerland, Austria and Liechtenstein. The Tour of the Silvretta, the Prättigauer Höhenweg and the Rätikon Höhenweg.

More information

Vital stats:

  • Central eastern Alps, on the borders of Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Austria – nearest centres are Davos and Klosters in Switzerland to the south, and Schruns and Vandans to the north in Austria.
  • Trains from Zurich
  • Something for everyone – three treks outlined – The Tour of the Silvretta, the Prättigauer Höhenweg and the Rätikon Höhenweg, each between 5 and 8 days, and 12 half-day hut-to-hut routes
  • All the walking is fairly straightforward if you have some alpine walking experience, although the Tour of the Silvretta is challenging in places, and all the routes include short exposed and aided sections.
  • Summer hut-to-hut touring between mid June and mid September

What is so special about this book?

It outlines some interesting routes to explore in a relatively quiet corner of the Alps, but with spectacular mountains, and limestone peaks in the Ratikon. The book includes day routes and treks for a variety of skills and experience levels, with plenty of accommodation options in mountain huts. Best of all, it was researched and written by Kev Reynolds.

A one-line review:

Loads of route options through dramatic scenery as Kev Reynolds guides you through these less visited alps.

Some images of the Silvretta and Rätikon Alps:

002 - Trekking in the Silvretta and Rätikon Alps
003 - Trekking in the Silvretta and Rätikon Alps
005 - Trekking in the Silvretta and Rätikon Alps
006 - Trekking in the Silvretta and Rätikon Alps
007 - Trekking in the Silvretta and Rätikon Alps
008 - Trekking in the Silvretta and Rätikon Alps
010 - Trekking in the Silvretta and Rätikon Alps
012 - Trekking in the Silvretta and Rätikon Alps
013 - Trekking in the Silvretta and Rätikon Alps
014 - Trekking in the Silvretta and Rätikon Alps
017 - Trekking in the Silvretta and Rätikon Alps
014 - Trekking in the Silvretta and Rätikon Alps

Try this if you liked:

745 Sp2  Ski Touring and Snowshoeing in the Dolomites

Article · 6 Nov 2017

Hidden Gem - Ski Touring and Snowshoeing in the Dolomites

Our Hidden Gem of the month is Ski Touring and Snowshoeing in the Dolomites, longlisted for Banff Mountain Book Awards 2017. James Rushforth showcases the beauty of the Dolomites...

Playa de Berria

Article · 6 Jun 2018

Hidden Gem - The Northern Caminos

Our hidden gem this month is a guide to the Northern Caminos - covering three different routes to Santiago de Compostela, away from the crowds of the main route.

A View Down Over Fornes Walk 22

Article · 7 Mar 2018

Hidden Gem – The Mountains of Nerja

Our hidden gem this month is The Mountains of Nerja. The little town of Nerja is relatively unspoilt, nestling under a range of mountains on the coast just 40 minutes drive from Malaga.

Descent to Halton Gill, Littondale (Route 10)

Article · 9 May 2018

Hidden Gem – Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales

Our Hidden Gem of the month is Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales. With 25 routes on quiet lanes throughout the national park, including the Prologue stage of the 2014 Tour de France,...

Peyrepertuse Castle

Article · 4 Jul 2018

Hidden Gem – have you ever visited the Cathar castles of southern France?

Dating from the religious turmoil of a period between 1000 to 1250AD, the castles built and occupied by the Cathars are found on high rocky outcrops, and command fantastic views...

A Fingerpost Points The Way To The Physicians Well

Article · 5 Aug 2018

Hidden Gem – how to enjoy the best mountain, moorland and coastal walks in south Wales, without the crowds

Sandwiched between its illustrious neighbours of Pembrokeshire and the Gower, Carmarthenshire is often overlooked by visitors and locals alike, and yet beautiful Carmarthenshire...

To read more articles like this get our newsletter

The newsletter you will want to read! Join over 30,000 enthusiasts from around the world. If you don’t love our mix of new books, articles, offers and competitions, you can unsubscribe at any time. We will never spam you, sell your data or send emails from third parties.

Get involved with Cicerone