Tour of the Vanoise
A trekking circuit of the Vanoise National Park
By Kev Reynolds
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A guidebook for the Tour of the Vanoise, a 10-12 day trek in the mountains between Mont Blanc and the Écrins, with suggestions for four additional multi-day tours in the region. The 150km Tour is described in 11 easy day stages counter-clockwise from Modane in the valley of Arc. A great introductory route to Alpine trekking.
Seasonsmid-June to mid-September with possible snow early in the season
Centresaccess through Chambéry and Genoble; Modane, Termignon, Bessans, Bonneval all in the Maurienne valley, Val D’Isère, Tignes, Prolognan
Difficultya two-week summer alpine mountain trek, plus short tours, camping or staying in mountain huts and refuges
Must Seethe high Vanoise near the Grand Casse, the frontier peaks, the wildlife and flowers in the Vanoise National Park
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A lifelong passion for the countryside in general, and mountains in particular, drives Kev's desire to share his sense of wonder and delight in the natural world through his writing, photography and lecturing.
Claiming to be The Man with the World's Best Job, he has enjoyed a fruitful partnership with Cicerone since the 1970s, producing over 50 books, including guides to five major trekking regions of Nepal, and to numerous routes in the European Alps and Pyrenees, as well as walking guides for Kent, Sussex and the Cotswolds.
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