The Swiss Alps

The Swiss Alps

Walkers and outdoor enthusiasts looking beyond Britain’s shores have a trio of books to guide them on their travels.

Kev Reynolds’s The Swiss Alps is the latest tome in Cicerone Publishing’s World Mountain Ranges series and follows books on Scotland and the Pyrenees.

The guide has routes for all abilities, from active hillwalkers to ski tourers and full-on Alpine climbers. Trekking routes and multi-day routes are also included and the book provides background information to help anyone planning a trip to make the most of their time.

The Swiss Alps is priced £25. Details are on the Cicerone website.

Mike Wells’s The Adlerweg is the first English-language guide to the 300km (186-mile) Eagle’s Way traversing the Austrian Tyrol from St Johann to St Anton.

Strong walkers can complete the route in just over two weeks, but many will take longer, with three weeks a typical time for the summer season walk, much of which is above 1,000m altitude.

The guide contains variants to the route and costs £14.95 from Cicerone.

Heading farther east, The High Tatras is a new edition of a guide to walks and scrambles by Renáta Nározná and Colin Saunders.

The Tatra Mountains straddle the Poland-Slovakia border and offer well maintained and waymarked walking routes, including exposed sections with fixed chains or wires.

There are also scrambling sections, clearly marked in the book. The region’s history and flora and fauna are also described along with walks at all levels from easy to strenuous.

The High Tatras is on sale at £17.95. Further details are on the Cicerone website.