Quick Overview

The Silvretta and Rätikon Alps are in the far west of Austria butting on to Switzerland. Like much of Austria the area offers wonderful hiking.

The Silvretta and Rätikon Alps offer superb hiking, so much so that a walk in the Silvretta Alps was one of only two walks suggested in our blog Walking In Austria. This new guide from Cicerone, published in 2014, now covers the area in detail. The Rätikon Alps have sharp pinnacled type peaks that are more in keeping with the Dolomites type landscape than the rest of Austria

Like all Cicerone guides there is a wealth of information. Three longer walks are described of 5 to 8 days duration as well as a number of shorter routes. Here is a summary of the 3 longer walks:

A Tour of the Silvretta Alps - this fairly strenuous hut-to-hut tour makes a counter-clockwise circuit of the Silvretta Alps over the course of about a week. With magnificent scenery throughout, there are several rugged passes to negotiate and a number of beautiful valleys to wander through.

The Prattigauer Hohenweg - a medium-grade multi-day route that works its way along the south flank of the Silvretta and Ratikon mountains between Klosters and Landquart. This very fine trek is demanding in places, but it rewards with numerous memorable views especially of the abrupt walls of the Ratikon mountains.

The Ratikon Hohenweg - the Ratikon Hohenweg Nord runs along the Austrian flank of the mountains, while a roughly parallel route known at the Ratikon Hohenweg Sud takes a similar course on the Swiss flank. By linking them at either end of the mountain range, a first class hut-to-hut circuit can be achieved.

Published: April 2014

First Edition

ISBN: 9781852846961

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