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Cicerone Guides: Tour of the Vanoise

Walking / Outdoor GuideOut of Print

Series: Cicerone Guides

By: Kev Reynolds

Cicerone Press

Paperback | Dec 1997 [2009 reprint] | Edition: 2 | #75767 | ISBN: 1852842245
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A circuit of one of the finest mountain areas of France. The second most popular mountain tour after the Tour of Mont Blanc.

'We can always rely on both Cicerone Press and the indefatigable Kev Reynolds. Here is another of their invaluable walking guides to beautiful parts of the world in the now familiar format. ... It is also a good background read to the Vanoise park itself. Good quality colour photographs and judicious black and white illustrate key sections and there is important information on hut booking in high season; essential buy.' (Tim Noble, High) 'Kev Reynolds' route is a circuit of 95 miles with 23,000 feet of ascent in the Vanoise National Park of France, between Modane and Val d'Isere. ... The route deserves to be a popular choice for anyone who has walked something like the Pennine Way and now wants to tackle a rather more exciting walk.'(Steve Clarke, Strider) 'A really good guide for the walker, laying out a ten to twelve day journey through one of the most spectacular alpine regions of France. ... Coloured photographs make the mouth water. The many maps and essential information, such as distance, the availability of refuge accommodation and route profiles, will be invaluable on the ground. Small enough to keep in the pocket but clear enough to be a continuous guide to the route.' (France in Print)


Introduction The Vanoise National Park Getting There When to Go Accommodation Maps & Waymarks Preparations & Equipment Safety in the Mountains Using the Guide The Route Stage 1: Modane - Refuge de l'Orgere Stage 2: Refuge de l'Orgere - Col du Barbier - Refuge du Plan Sec Stage 3: Refuge du Plan Sec - Refuge de l'Arpont Stage 4: Refuge de l'Arpont - Refuge du Plan du Lac Stage 5: Refuge du Plan du Lac - Refuge du Vallonbrun Stage 6: Refuge du Vallonbrun - Bonneval-sur-Arc Stage 7: Bonneval-sur-Arc - Col de l'Iseran - Val d'Isere Stage 8: Val d'Isere - Col de la Leisse - Refuge de la Leisse Stage 9: Refuge de la Leisse - Col de la Vanoise - Pralognan Alternative Stage 9: Refuge de la Leisse - Refuge d'Entre Deux Eaux - Refuge de la Femma - Refuge d'Entre Deux Eaux Stage 10: Pralognan - Refuge de Peclet-Polset Stage 11: Refuge de Peclet-Polset - Col de Chaviere - Modane Route Summary Short Tours in the Vanoise Tour des Glaciers de la Vanoise Tour of the Eastern Vanoise Traverse of the Vanoise Appendices A: Useful Addresses B: Refuge Reservation C: Bibliography D: Metric Conversions E: Glossary

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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, guiding, photography and lecturing. Spending several months each year among various high mountain regions researching guidebooks, makes him The Man with the World's Best Job; a title he aims to keep by remaining active for another 100 years at least. Kev has enjoyed a fruitful partnership with Cicerone since the 1970s, producing walking and trekking guides to the Pyrenees, Alps and Himalaya, as well as walking guides for Kent, Sussex and the Cotswolds and he has several more books in the pipeline. A frequent contributor to outdoor magazines, he also writes and illustrates brochures for national tourist authorities and travel companies. When not away in the mountains, Kev lives with his wife in a small cottage among what he calls 'the Kentish Alps' with unrestricted walking country on the doorstep. But he also travels throughout Britain during the winter months to share his love of the places he writes about through a series of lectures. Check him out on

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