TOUR OF THE VANOISE (CICERONE) NLA
Comprehensive guide to walking the Tour of the Vanoise, a good alternative tour to the Tour of Mont Blanc and a 10-12 day circuit through the French Alps, between Mont Blanc and the Écrins. Includes suggestions for shorter treks: Tour des Glaciers de la Vanoise, Tour of the Eastern Vanoise and Traverse of the Vanoise. Find out more about this tour at the Bogong blog here.
Tour of the Vanoise
Thinking of doing the Tour of Mont Blanc? Bogong suggests that you consider the Vanoise instead. A short distance south of Mont Blanc region, and without the cast of thousands who do that walk, we can guarantee the walking in the Vanoise is every bit as spectacular as it's more populated cousin.
This is a comprehensive guide to walking the Tour of the Vanoise, a 10-12 day circuit through the French Alps, between Mont Blanc and the Écrins. It includes suggestions for shorter treks: Tour des Glaciers de la Vanoise, Tour of the Eastern Vanoise and Traverse of the Vanoise.
Making a hut-to-hut journey through the heart of one of France’s finest mountain regions, the Tour of the Vanoise makes a perfect introduction to Alpine trekking. The circuit explores the very best of the Vanoise National Park – a wonderland of 3000m peaks, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls and meadows full of flowers – allowing the inquisitive walker plenty of opportunities to study marmot, chamois and ibex along the way.
As the 150km route takes between 10 and 12 days to walk, it fits comfortably within a fortnight’s holiday, and numerous strategically-placed huts enable trekkers to travel light and stay in simple comfort at the end of each stage.
• route described in 11 easy day stages, with colour sketch maps and route profiles
• four further multi-day tours in the region suggested
• accommodation, access and background information provided to help you plan your holiday
• second updated edition of this popular guidebook
Second Edition 2009
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