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Alpine Ski Mountaineering Vol 2 - Central and Eastern Alps

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Alpine Ski Mountaineering Vol 2 - Central and Eastern Alps

Ski tours in Austria, Switzerland and Italy

£15.26

This guidebook describes 11 multi-day Alpine ski tours and ski mountaineering routes in the central and eastern Alps, covering hut-to-hut trails in the Bernese, Urner, Albula Alps as well as the Tour Soleil and classic tours through the Bernina, Silvretta, Otztal, Stubai and Ortler. Skiing, mountaineering and navigational skills are all necessary.

Alpine Snowbell

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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.

100 Hut Walks in the Alps

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100 Hut Walks in the Alps

Routes for day walks and overnight stays in France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria and Slovenia

£13.46

This guidebook has route descriptions for 100 day walks to suit alpine walkers of all abilities, with suggestions for some hut-to-hut tours. These routes take you through breathtaking scenery in the Maritime Alps, Julian Alps, Gran Paradiso, the Turnitzer Alps, Bernese Oberland, the Kitzbuheler Alps and the Dolomites of South Tirol.

The Danube Cycleway Volume 1

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The Danube Cycleway Volume 1

From the source in the Black Forest to Budapest

£13.46

The first in a two-volume set, this guidebook describes cycling the first 1269km of the Danube river from its source in the Black Forest to Budapest, passing through Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. Suitable for all levels of cyclist, the route visits the great cities of Vienna and Bratislava before arriving in the Hungarian capital.

Trekking in the Alps

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Trekking in the Alps

£16.16

A book to 20 classic trekking routes in the Alps. Exploring the best trekking areas, outline descriptions and photographs illustrate the classics such as the Tour of Mont Blanc, and Chamonix to Zermatt, as well a number of trekking routes in Slovenia, the Italian Dolomites, the French Alps, Austrian Alps and Swiss Alps. Ideal for inspiration.

Canyoning in the Alps

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Canyoning in the Alps

Graded routes in Northern Italy and Ticino, Austria, Slovenia and the Valais Alps

£15.00

A guidebook to the best canyoning descents in the alps of northern Italy and Ticino (Switzerland), with additional routes in Austria, Slovenia and the Valais Alps. Routes are split into seven separate grades, for beginners through to experts. Includes comprehensive information on equipment, hazards and techniques.

Trekking Munich to Venice

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Trekking Munich to Venice

The Traumpfad, 'Dream Way', a classic trek across the eastern Alps

£15.26

Guidebook to Der Traumpfad, 'Dream Way', through Germany and Italy, 570km from Munich to Venice across some of the best scenery in the Alps. Split into 30 stages, the guide also describes 5 alternate stages and a day's via ferrata in the Dolomites. Includes full information and accommodation lists needed for the trek.

Walking in the Alps

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Walking in the Alps

A comprehensive guide to walking and trekking throughout the Alps

£22.50

An outstanding and comprehensive book exploring the walking and trekking possibilities in every Alpine region. Many thousands of possible routes are suggested, from the Maritime Alps of southern France throughout the range to the Julian Alps of Slovenia. Walks vary from undemanding to long and tough, and everything in between.

Grassy Erzegg Planplatten Ridge Cover

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The big climbs on Switzerland's Alpine Pass Route

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 great Alpine trekking routes. Here, Lesley Williams shares some inside knowledge on what is in store on each of the big climbs on the route.

Walking

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So, which trek to do next?

Karen from Billings, Montana emailed to ask for suggestions for which alpine trek she should tackle next after her Chamonix-Zermatt and Alta Via 2 treks. Cicerone publisher Jonathan Williams runs through the main options in Austria, France, Italy, Switzerland and Slovenia. You may need to book several years off work.

Why walk from Munich to Venice? Let John Hayes explain.

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Why walk from Munich to Venice? Let John Hayes explain.

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 trek? John Hayes, author of the Cicerone guidebook, explains.

Walking in the Bavarian Alps

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Walking in the Bavarian Alps

70 mountain walks and treks in southern Germany

£16.16

Guidebook to mountain walks and treks in the Bavarian Alps, on the border of Germany and Austria, between Lake Constance and Berchtesgaden. Accessible from Munich, Salzburg and Innsbruck, these 70 routes range from half-day walks to 3-day hut-to-hut treks. Highlights include the Königssee and Breitach, Partnach and Höllental gorges.

Walking in Slovenia: The Karavanke

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Walking in Slovenia: The Karavanke

£14.36

This guidebook offers 23 walking routes across the 120km Karavanke mountain range, a natural border between Austria and Slovenia. The one and two-day routes are graded for difficulty, and range from low-level walks to high summits. The approaches are mainly from the Slovenian valleys, with bases in unspoilt towns and villages.

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Mysteries, monuments and medics on the Danube

Mike Wells is currently writing a series of cycling guides to the great rivers of Europe for Cicerone. His latest guide, the first part of a two-volume series describing the Danube Cycleway is published this month. This covers the first part of the Danube Cycleway from its source in Germany’s Black Forest to the great imperial city of Budapest passing through Germany, Austria and Hungary. Here...

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

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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 can be expected? Are meals provided? Here, Kev Reynolds, explains some of the main practicalities of staying in a mountain hut.

July Cartoon

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Cartoon of the Month: July

Cicerone's Clare Crooke, a talented designer and cartoonist, will be helping us celebrate our 50th anniversary by sharing some of her creations with us. Here is July's cartoon.

Ahartl

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Allan Hartley

Allan Hartley has maintained his close links with Austria, which he discovered by accident in the early seventies in respite from atrocious weather conditions on the higher mountains of the western Alps. He has climbed extensively throughout the Alps, in east Africa and in the greater ranges in Nepal and Pakistan.

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Michelle Lowe

Kirstie and Michelle live in Edinburgh. Between them they have travelled throughout Europe and South America spending many happy days with their boots on in the Picos de Europa, French and Austrian Alps, Sierra de Gredos, Sierra Nevada, Alpujarras and Andes.

01 The Aletsch Glacier Runs South From Jungraujoch For 20Km

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Walking the Aletsch Glacier

Mike Wells describes a recent visit to Western Europe’s longest glacier, the Aletsch. Here, he describes the two day trek along the entire length of the glacier.

The Slovene Mountain Trail

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The Slovene Mountain Trail

Slovenska planinska pot

£15.26

Guidebook to trekking the Slovene Mountain Trail or Transverzala, 550km across Slovenia. Beginning at Maribor near the Austrian border to Ankaran on the Adriatic coast, the route is described as a series of 3 to 6-day treks through the region of Pohorje and the limestone mountains of the Karavanke and Kamnik-Savinja and Julian Alps.

Klöster Säben on a hilltop above Klausen

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The Keschtnweg: A chestnut walk in northern Italy

With few English-language guides to the area, and in the spirit of pioneering lesser-known paths, Kevin Thomas describes the Eisacktal chestnut path – Keschtnweg – in South Tyrol to try to get the antennae of other hikers twitching.

Europe's High Points

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Europe's High Points

Reaching the summit of every country in Europe

£13.46

A guide to reaching the summit of every country in Europe - driving, walking and climbing routes to the tops of 50 countries in Europe. Detailed route descriptions, sketch maps - advice on transport, seasons, grading and gear. From afternoon strolls in Malta to three-day mountaineering ascents on classic Alpine routes such as Mont Blanc.

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Through the Black Forest on The Westway

The Westway (Westweg) is the long distance walking route that travels through the heart of the Black Forest in Southern Germany. Here, Cicerone author Kat Morgenstern describes some of the highlights.

Black  Forest Cycling

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Move over, BMW: cycle touring in Germany

The last thing you'd expect from a country that enjoys worldwide fame for its eminent position in the automobile industry is that it also ranks as one of the top (if not the top) destination for bicycle travel in Europe. Cicerone's Germany expert, Kat Morgenstern, gives us an overview