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Trekking in the Alps is an inspirational guide to 20 summer treks in the Alps covering Italy, Austria, Switzerland, France and Slovenia.
Published by guidebook specialists Cicerone, this beautiful book has been written by 8 Alpine trekking experts. The routes described include classics such as the Tour of Mont Blanc as well as lesser-known routes like the Traverse of the Slovenian Alps, or Tour of Mont Ruan. As you expect to find in a Cicerone guide there are clear overview maps and route profiles, as well as a collection of stunning photographs throughout.
Trekking in the Alps is immensely satisfying. The physical challenge is part of it, but so too is the sense of achievement on gaining a lofty pass that may have taken several hours to reach. Then there are the views, the distant horizon of peaks and ridges that lure you on day after day. There are lakes and waterfalls, meadows full of flowers; marmots that fill the silences with their shrill calls, chamois roaming the high places, ibex too, and the noisy choughs that haunt passes and summits alike. So whether you have a week to spare, a two-week holiday to fill, or a whole summer free to wander, this book describes some of the very best treks in Europe's premier mountain range. But newcomers beware: trekking is addictive.
More information about this book on the Cicerone Press website.
The treks described in the book are:
Tour of Mont Blanc - a wonderful balcony trail that leads to Courmayeur
Cicerone Press, Mar 2011
© Cicerone, Kev Reynolds & Gillian Price
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