Walking in the Valais

A comprehensive guide to walking in the Valais region of Switzerland from guidebook guru's Cicerone.

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  • Brand : Cicerone
  • Season : Perennial
  • Code : 5060982
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  • A comprehensive guide to walking in the Valais region of Switzerland from guidebook guru's Cicerone.

    With the greatest collection of 4000m peaks in Western Europe and charming valleys and hillsides dotted with chalets and hay barns, the Valais represents the quintessential Alps.

    This comprehensive guidebook to the Valais, Switzerland, describes 111 day walks and 10 multi-day tours. Some of Europe's most dramatic mountains are found here, including the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa, Dent Blanche and Grand Combin. From easy valley walks to harder treks across rugged passes - routes for all abilities.

    • Published - 16 Apr 2014
    • ISBN 9781852847333
    • Fourth Edition
    • Size - 17.2 x 11.6 x 2.1cm
    • Pages - 320

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    • 111 day walks described in full, arranged valley by valley, with other route suggestions
    • 10 multi-day tours for longer trips
    • Detailed guidance on valley bases, mountain huts, access and facilities
    • Activities - Alpine walking and trekking.
    • Seasons - Valley walks should be possible between late May and late October, but for higher routes, late June until the middle of October would be the best time to go.
    • Centres - Zermatt, Saas Fee, Grächen, Zinal, Les Haudères, Arolla, Champex, Fiesch, Kippel and Blatten are just a few of the centres used for walking in the Valais.
    • Difficulty - Walks are graded 1-3 for length and/or difficulty. Grade 1 is suitable for family outings; Grade 2 is moderate walking on good paths, but with the need to be well shod; Grade 3 routes are more strenuous and with some steep ascents and descents with which to contend. No special equipment is required.
    • Must See - The Matterhorn, Monte Rosa, The Dom, Zinalrothorn, Weisshorn, Ober Gabelhorn, Dent Blanche, Bietschhorn and the Grand Combin form a backdrop to the walks. Also featured, the Grosser Aletschgletscher is the longest icefield in the Alps, while magical valleys like the Lötschental. Saastal, Fieschertal, Val d'Anniviers, Hèrens and Bagnes have a wealth of walks on offer.
    • ISBN9781852847333
    • 4th  Edition
    • Size - 17.2 x 11.6 x 2.1cm 
    • Pages - 320 

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