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£14.95 100 Hut Walks in the Alps - Routes for day and multi-day walks - Cicerone Press
   An introduction to Europe's highest mountains and to life in the network of Alpine huts.  From Southern France, through Switzerland, Austria and Italy to Slovenia.

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£22.50

Walking in the Alps - (Kev Reynolds) - Cicerone Press  
   A fully comprehensive volume covering all of the Alpine areas.  This definitive work, by Britain's best known Alpine specialist, is now fully updated and in colour.

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£16.95 Walking in the Ardennes, Belgium, Luxembourg & the Ardennes - Cicerone Press Guide
  This guidebook covers 32 day walks between 2 and 24km and one 68km multi-stage route, the Sentier du Nord, in the Ardennes. The Ardennes region in southern Belgium overlaps into Luxembourg and France and features rolling hills, deep valleys, rivers and wide reaches of forest. Walks take in WW2 battlefields, medieval castles, towns and villages.
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£14.95 Walking in Auvergne - Cicerone Press Guide
   This guidebook to the Auvergne describes 42 walks between 5 and 20km, helping walkers to explore an often-forgotten region in central France. Five areas are covered: Cantal, Chaine des Puys, Mont Dores, Haute-Loire and Montagne Bourbonnaise. The volcanic geography provides a stunning backdrop. Bases in Vichy, Clermont-Ferrand and Puy-en-Velay.
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£  8.99 Walk & Eat Avignon - Sunflower Guide Order
     
£11.99 Walk! - Brittany North - Discovery Guide Order
£11.50 Brittany's Green Ways - old railway tracks and canal towpaths (Include V8 Blavet Canal & VD6/VD2 Ploermel to Messac Order
     
£14.95 Walking in the Cathar Region - Cathar Castles of South West France - Cicerone Press Guide
   Over 30 walks based in sixteen locations of the once strategically important castles that dominate the foothills of the Pyrenees. 
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£14.95 The Cathar Way - Cicerone Press Guide
   Guide to this 250km (two-week) route through the foothills of the Pyrenees in the Languedoc region of Southern France, from the Mediterranean to Foix.  A waymarked trail linking historic castles associated with the ill-fated 13th-century Cathar heresy.
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£12.95 Walking in the Cevennes (31 walks & Tour of Mont Lozere) - Cicerone Press Guide
  Full introduction to the region, with 15 day-walks in the north around Florac, 16 walks in the south, and a 5 day trek around Mont Lozere
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£14.95

Chamonix to Zermatt - Walkers Haute Route - Cicerone Press
   The classic walk in the shadow of great peaks from Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn.  In 14 stages, this is one of the most beautiful long-distance paths in Europe

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£12.95

The Haute route - Chamonix to Zermatt (For skiers & mountain walkers) - Cordee
   Covers the classic route, six main variations (both for walking & skiing), many additional minor route options, and the main mountains.  Includes route descriptions & route diagrams, colour photographs, topo diagrams, detailed descriptions for finding huts in bad weather and 100 useful telephone numbers

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£  9.99 Cote d'Azur - Rother Walking Guide
   45 walks in the Maritime Alps, the Highlands of Grasse, the Esterel, the Massif des Maures, on the Cote varoise and in the Calaques.  With detailed descriptions of the walks, small walking maps and many tips on combining the walks, places of interest, accommodation and public transport.
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£14.95 Walking in Dordogne - Cicerone Press Guide
   The guide describes 30 routes, divided between the region of Sarlat and Bergerac.
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£14.00 The Ecrins National Park - Cicerone Press Guide
    70 full- and half-day walks in France’s largest national park. The Massif des Écrins is one of the most spectacular regions in all the Alps. Most of the area is a national park, with summits over 3000m high. Well-marked trails and a network of alpine huts make it accessible to walkers
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£13.99 The Tour of the Ecrins National Park - GR54 - taking 9-12 days.  1/25 000 mapping plus lots of practical information - Cordee Order
     

£17.95

 The GR5 Trail - Through the French Alps: Lake Geneva to Nice - Cicerone Press 
An essential guidebook for walking the GR5 trail, 660km from Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) to Nice or Menton, through the French Alps. Includes all the main variant routes as it passes Mont Blanc, then through the Vanoise, the Queyras and the Mercantour National Parks. Includes accommodation, profiles and maps. Suitable for fairly experienced hikers. 

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£16.95 The GR5 Trail - Vosges and Jura  - Cicerone Press Guide
Guidebook to a 687km (427 mile) trek through eastern France, traversing the Vosges and the Haut-Jura plateau. The route follows the GR53 from Wissembourg to Schirmeck, before picking up the central section of the GR5 from Schirmeck to Nyon on Lake Geneva, taking in wooded and grassy hills, river gorges and fascinating castle ruins.

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£17.95 GR5 Trail - Benelux & Lorraine - The North Sea to the Vosges mountains - Cicerone Press Guide
The GR5 is a long trek, running all the way from the Hoek van Holland to Nice in France, crossing the French alps along the way. The northern part of the GR5 trail, through Benelux and Lorraine is quieter and a more gentle start to trekking than the rest of the route. Carroll Dorgan, the author of The GR5 Trail: Benelux and Lorraine, describes some of the highlights of this part of the trail.
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£16.95 GR10 Trail  - Cicerone Press
   A full-colour guide to this fabulous route from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean at a lower level than the Pyrenean High Route.  50 days split into holiday sections
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£14.95 Walking in the Haute Savoie - Vol 1: North - Cicerone Press Guide 
   Covers the region South of Lake Geneva, across to the Swiss border
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£14.95 Walking in the Haute Savoie - Vol 2: South - Cicerone Press Guide
   Covers 30 walks in the area between Chamonix and Annecy.
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£14.00 Walks & Treks in the Maritime Alps - Cicerone Press Guide
   The first English-language walking and trekking guide to the Maritime Alps, on the border of Italy and France. 18 walks and 6 treks including a 5-day traverse of the Parc National du Mercantour and a 7-day traverse of the Parco Naturale delle Alpi Marittime, written by Alpine expert Gillian Price. Great for novice walkers and seasoned trekkers
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£14.00 Grand Traverse of the Massif Central - Cicerone Press Guide
  A guide to mountain biking, cycling or walking the 700km GTMC, Grande Traversée du Massif Central, in southern France, from Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne to Montpellier and Sête on the Mediterranean. Official long-distance route split into 17 stages with maps for off-road and on-road routes, making it suitable for both expert and novice bikers
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£14.95

Tour of Mont Blanc - Complete two-way trekking guide - Cicerone Press
   A guide to one of the world's best walks - the circumnavigation of the Mont Blanc massif, described in both directions.  120 miles of pure magic, split into 11 sections

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£14.99 Tour du Mont Blanc - An epic journey around the mighty Mont Blanc 174km, 7-12 days, 14 mountain passes, 3 countries Order
£14.95 Mont Blanc Walks  - Cicerone Press Guide
   50 outstanding walks and 4 multi-day treks, covering both French and Italian sides.  Multi-day treks for Vallorcine to Plaine Joux, the Tour des Aiguilles Rouges, Vallorcine to Servoz and a circuit of the Italian Val Ferret
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£18.95 Easy Ascents in the  Mont Blanc Range - Cordee
   Includes the normal route on Mont-Blanc.  A detailed guide to some of the most beautiful ascents in the Mont-Blanc massif for the beginner mountaineer (routes graded "Easy" to "Slightly Difficult").  Includes the basic theoretical and technical knowledge necessary before setting out into high mountains: gear, skills, safety, route-finding.
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£  8.99 Walk & Eat in Nice - Sunflower
   Pocket-sized full-colour guides, illustrated with scores of photograph, designed for short-break holidays.  The guide describes walks and recommends restaurants/hotels en route (with sample menus).  Following each restaurant entry is one or more of their recipes to make in self-catering accommodation or at home.  Other sections incl. planning, shopping for self-catering including health food shops, local markets etc.  The book contains topographical walking maps (1:35 000) to accompany the walk instructions.
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£12.00

Tour of the Oisans (GR54) - Dauphine Alps - Cicerone Press
   This popular walk around the Dauphine massif and Ecrins national park is similar in quality to the celebrated Tour of Mont Blanc.  A two-week suggested itinerary covers the 270 km route

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£14.95 Walking in Provence - East - Cicerone Press Guide
Guidebook to 30 varied day walks in the east of Provence in the Alpes Maritimes, Alpes de Haute-Provence and Mercantour, with practical information for the walker. Walks span from the Esterel on the coast to the Mercantour, and include the Verdon Gorge and Geological Reserve of Haute Provence, from bases such as Vence, Grasse and Digne-les-Bains.
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£14.95 Walking in Provence - West - Cicerone Press Guide
Guidebook to 30 varied day walks in the west of Provence in the Drôme Provençale, the Vaucluse and the Var, with practical information for the walker. Walks span from the Baronnies in the north to the Ste-Baume ridge in the south and can be tackled from charming bases such as Nyons, Apt and Aix-en-Provence.
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£14.95

Provence - West Col  (Ed. 1998)
   Mountains & Landscape - walking and touring guide - Michael Pyron

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£14.99 Provence - Rother Guide
   50 worthwhile walks from the ARdeche to the Verdon Gorge and from Mont Ventoux to the Calanques.  Includes route descriptions, coloured walking maps, colour photographs and numerous tips for places of interest and excursions
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£16.99 Landscapes of Eastern Provence, Cote d'Azur to the Alps - Sunflower Guide
   This guide for motorists and walkers travels through the most beautiful landscapes between the Italian border and the A51 motorway.  Beginning at Nice and the Riviera, you head North and West through the Alpes-Maritimes and Alpes de Haute-Provence (highlights include the Mercantour National Park and Grand Canyon du Verdon).  Beyond Var, the guide takes you round the Montagne Ste-Victoire, to Aix-en-Provence.  Includes Walks, Car Tours and Picnic spots.
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£16.99 Landscapes of Western Provence, Languedoc-Roussillon - Sunflower Guide
   This guide for motorists and walkers travels through the most beautiful landscapes between the A51 motorway and the Pyrenees.  Beginning at Aix-en-Provence, you move west via the Luberon and Mont Ventoux to the great Roman cities and the Pont du Gard.  After forays north to the Ardeche, the Tarn and the Cirque de Navacelles, head south through Heroult to Carcassonne and the Canal du Midi.  Crossing the Corbieres and the Land of the Cathars, you reach the foot of Canigou, holy mountain of the pyrenees.  Includes Walks, Car Tours and Picnic spots.
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£22.00 The Pyrenees - Cicerone Press
  A resource book covering the finest walks, treks and climbs in the High Pyrenees for 400km between France and Spain, from the Cirque de Lescun, on the edge of the Basque country in the west, to the Carlit massif and the Cerdagne to the east of Andorra. It is the first in our World Mountain Ranges series.
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£17.95 Pyrenean Haute Route - High-Level Trail through the Pyrenees - Cicerone Press Guide
   800km route in the highest and most central part of the Pyrenees. 5 sections with 42 stages.  A spectacular long-distance route
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£17.95 Walks & Climbs in the Pyrenees - Cicerone Press
   Includes the Pyrenean High Level Route.  Invaluable for any backpacker or mountaineer who plans to visit this still unspoilt mountain range.
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£12.99 Pyrenees - Landscapes of.. - Sunflower
   Covers both the French and Spanish Pyrenees.  Includes 34 day walks, plus a plethora of suggestions for shorter walks and longer extensions, all shown on the accompanying 1/50 000 maps.  Also covers car tours.
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£16.95 Shorter Trek in the Pyrenees - 7 Great one and two week circular treks - Cicerone Press Guide Order
     
£14.00 Tour of the Queyras - GR58 & GR541 in the French Alps - Cicerone Press
A guide to a backpacking tour of the Queyras region of the Haute Alps on the border between Italy and France, following the GR58 and GR541 trails. The route includes the highest point reached on any grand randonée with 24 cols above 2000m and options to climb up to 17, five above 3000m
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£12.95

Robert Louis Stevenson Trail - Cicerone Press
   A guide for walking in the footsteps of Stevenson as he travelled through France’s Velay and Cevennes regions accompanied by his faithful donkey, Modestine. At 140km, this route is ideal for people new to walking holidays. Starts at Le Puy, finishes at St Jean de Gard. A great route with a historic and literary feel.

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£16.95 Trekking the Way of St Francis - Cicerone Press Guide
Guidebook to walking the Way of St Francis, Via di Francesco. 550km pilgrimage from Florence, through Assisi to Rome through Central Italy visiting key sites from the saint's life. Described in 28 stages, the guide to the month-long route includes detailed maps, profiles and information about all the shrines, churches and towns along the way.
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£  9.99 Vanoise - Rother Walking Guide 
   52 selected day walks in the Tarentaise, the Maurienne and the Vanoise National Park.  Includes route descriptions, coloured walking maps, colour photographs and numerous tips for places of interest and excursions
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£12.95

Tour of the Vanoise - Cicerone Press
   A 10-12 day circuit of one of the finest mountain areas of France, between Mont Blanc and the Ecrins.  The second most popular mountain tour after the Tour of Mont Blanc

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£14.95

Vercors-DeVoluy  - Mountains & Landscapes - West Col.   (Ed. 1994)

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£17.95 Via Ferratas of the French Alps - Cicerone Press Guide
This guidebook covers 66 varied via ferratas in the French Alps. The routes are spread over six areas: Geneva and the Northern Alps, Chambéry, Tarentaise and Maurienne valleys, Grenoble and Briançon, amid the Mont Blanc, Vanoise and Queyras ranges. Difficulty ranges from easy, protected routes through to exposed, technical challenges.
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£14.95 The Way of St. James  - Le Puy to the Pyrenees  - Cicerone Press 
   A walkers guide to the 740km Pilgrim road from Le Puy-en-Velay to the Pyrenees.  Includes extensive information, mapping and details.
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