Below you find the list of  hiking and climbing guides that we have available for France.

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Around Mont Blanc

Around Mont Blanc

Via the footpaths

The Tour of Mont Blanc is one of the most famous treks in the Western Alps and is a unique way of admiring the spectacular peaks and glaciers that poplulate this region.

This easy-to-use guidebook describes the well-known six-day classic tour done by most trekkers but also gives details of the expanded eleven-day tour as well as several 'alpine' variations that can be integrated into either of the two main circuits.

Each stage is illustrated by numerous full-colour photographs and a clear and detailed map of the route.

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Chamonic Mountain Adventures

Chamonix Mountain Adventures | Cicerone
This is a comprehensive guidebook to the many outdoor activities available in the mountains surrounding Chamonix in the French Alps. Routes include walking, mountain biking, road cycling, via ferratas, rock climbing and mountaineering. There is something for everyone, from families to veteran mountain adventurers.

The Chamonix valley in the Haute Savoie region of the French Alps is a perfect base for a whole range of alpine adventures. The routes in this guide range from short walks and cycle rides for the whole family to long mountaineering routes to the highest summits, including Mont Blanc.

Activities covered in detail include walks, treks, mountaineering routes, road cycling, MTBing, rock climbing, bouldering and via ferratas, all within easy reach of Chamonix – with suggestions for other outdoor options in the valley, too, from rafting to paragliding.

Whether you and your holiday companions are adrenalin junkies or Alpine ramblers, or a mixture of both, there’s plenty to keep everyone happy, day after day, in this spectacular region.

  • 6 sections, with basic information gear, terrain, technique and access for each activity and a range of contrasting routes, illustrated with maps or topos as necessary
  • notes about activities such as rafting, canyoning, paragliding and trail running and things to do when it rains
  • clear overview maps to help you choose and plan your days
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Cicerone GR20 Corsica

GR20 Corsica

Corsica's GR20 is one of Europe's greatest adventure treks, and has a reputation for being the toughest of the GR routes. The GR20 negotiates magnificent mountain terrain as it follows Corsica's rocky central spine along the length of the island. While some sections of the route are on walking trails, others are on bare rock and involve some quite exposed scrambling.

The GR20 is more than just a walk: it's an experience. Enjoy it to the full!

. Background information on how to get there, what to take and full details of facilities along the way.

. Full route description, including high- and low-level alternative routes, links with nearby villages and

mountains ascents.

. Sketch maps, route profiles and colour photographs.


Pages: 236
Format: 12 cm x 17,5 cm


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Ecrins Massif Mountaineering

Klimgids Mountaineering in the Ecrins Massif

Klimgids van het Ecrinsmassief. De meeste routes zijn gematigd moeilijk en dus binnen het bereik van een grote groep Alpinisten.

Mountaineering in the Ecrins Massif showcases the Ecrins' most beautiful summits through a selection of the area's best lower grade snow, rock and mixed climbs.

Authors Frederic Chevaillot, Paul Grobel and Jean-Rene Minelli have chosen 25 classic Ecrins routes - graded between F and AD - that have come to be regarded as classics due to their quality, their altitude or, simply, their easy access.

These routes provide the essential pleasures of mountaineering: getting off the beaten track, enjoying the pure mountain air and delighting in the charms of the high mountains. Most of these routes are at the boundary between hiking and technical alpinism and should be within the capabilities of any fit hiker-mountaineer.

Routes and peaks featured include: the Aiguille du Goleon; the north ridge of the Aiguille Dibona; the south ridge of Pic Coolidge; the north-east face of the Meije Orientale; and the traverse of the Barre des Ecrins ridge, plus many more.

Each route features a detailed and comprehensive route description, a sketch map and a route summary detailing the start point, difficulty, timings, height gain, best time of year and the gear required. A conscious decision was made to limit the selection to relatively easy climbs, and so the routes described in this book - a mere fraction of the climbs in the magnificent Ecrins Massif - should be within the capabilities of almost all mountaineers.

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Fontainebleau Climbs

Fontainebleau Climbs

Fontainebleau, the climbers Mecca reborn.


A new guide for a new way of climbing.

Which areas? Which circuits?

Which boulders?

What grade? OK for children?

When it's hot? After rain? Where to stay?

This user-friendly guide has all the answers.


If you want to locate a particular grade of circuit, just choose the area of the forest you want to climb in, and look up the colour of the circuit of that grade: from yellow for beginners, to white for experts.


Routes to suit everyone, from beginner to expert

It's easy to locate a boulder problem, simply look it up in the summarized list of routes, which will give you its grade and a quick look at the area map will help you pinpoint the right boulder.


If you want to take your children climbing a glance at the opening box symbols (pictogram) will help you decide on the most suitable area.

Detailed maps, showing numbered boulders, the location of routes and coloured circuits.

Summarized lists of circuits and boulders with route grades.


An area, a circuit, a boulder, a grade at a glance

The opening symbols to each area show ease of access, how busy an area is,

if it catches the sun or dries quickly after rain, how committing the problems are and how suitable for children. .Over a hundred maps

. Nearly forty areas

. Over a hundred circuits

. Nearly three thousand routes


Advice on equipment and safety.

A thousand and one practical suggestions to simplify your climbing.


Pages: 233
Format: 12,5 cm x 22,5 cm


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Maurienne Mountain Adventures

This guide offers readers all the inspiration they need for a multi-activity holiday in the Haute Maurienne, in the French Alps. With many suggestions for day walks, mountaineering routes, via ferratas, rock climbs, mountain biking, road cycling and long-distance treks, there's something here for everyone in your party.
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JM Editions: Mont Blanc 4808m

Mont Blanc 4808m
5 Routes to the summit

Who has never dreamt of climbing Mont Blanc?

Thousands of people try the ascent to the top of Europe each year.

François Damilano, a highly experienced mountain guide based in Chamonix, shows you ways to this wonderful summit in all its alpine splendour.

This book helps you to better understand the mountain and to chose among the 5 classic routes

the one that suits you best.

These include:

- The ordinary route through the AiguiIle du Goûter
- The Aiguille du Midi traverse

- The historical route through the Grands Mulets
- The normal Italian route

- The Miage - Bionnassay - Mont Blanc traverse


Pages: 160
Format: 12,5 cm x 17,5 cm
Language: English

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Mont Blanc Classic & Plaisir

Mont Blanc: Classic & Plaisir
A new guide to the Mont Blanc Massif decribing 67 routes, rock, ice and mixed, in the middle grades (up to F6a). The guide is fully illustrated throughout with both full colour photo-topos and excellent hand-drawn topos, it is packed with great action shots and has a good selection of approach and over-view maps.
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Mont Blanc Finest Routes

Mont Blanc: The Finest Routes [Hardcover]

Philippe Batoux , Paul Henderson
Mont Blanc - The Finest Routes is a collection of the 100 must-do climbing routes in the Mont Blanc Massif. Modern alpinism is a multi-faceted activity for which the Mont Blanc Massif is the perfect playground. Classic routes to which every mountaineer can aspire are surrounded by the towering rock faces, huge mixed walls, precipitous ice shields, serrated ridges and narrow gullies that define the massif's harder climbs. In order to attain these prestigious summits via the most interesting itineraries, this book presents a modern selection of 100 must-do routes, ranging from historic classics to more recent lines, described in order of increasing difficulty. Author and mountain guide Philippe Batoux provides a comprehensive account of each route, outlining its history and atmosphere and giving all the technical information needed to climb it. These written descriptions are complemented by photo diagrams and detailed topos. In addition, every route is illustrated with superbly evocative photos that make best use of the book's large format. The routes were chosen for the quality of the rock, the reliability of the in-situ gear, the beauty of the surroundings, the prestige of the summit and the enthusiasm the route inspires. Preference has been given to routes in the modern idiom, whether they are gullies that only form in winter, difficult free climbs on high-altitude cliffs, long ridge scrambles or traverses of major summits. There are routes here for all tastes, from famous classics such as the Cosmiques Ridge on the Aiguille du Midi, the American Direct on the Petit Dru, the Whymper Couloir on the Aiguille Verte, the Walker Spur on the Grandes Jorasses and the Kuffner Ridge on Mont Maudit to more recent gems such as Je t'ai conquis, Je t'adore on Pointe Lepiney, No Siesta on the Grandes Jorasses and Le Vent du Dragon on the Aiguille du Midi.

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Mont Blanc super Cracks

Mont Blanc Supercracks
A fantastic new guide to some of Mont Blanc's most famous crack climbs. The guide covers Mont Blanc du Tacul, the aiguilles de Chamonix, the Midi and the Plan des Aiguilles, the Envers des Aiguilles, the mer de Glace are plus much more.
The guide is in full colour with easy to follow topos and route descriptions as well as approach information - English language.
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Mont Blanc Tour Cicerone

Tour of Mont Blanc

Complete two-way trekking guide

Book published by Cicerone Press

An essential guidebook for anyone walking the Tour of Mont Blanc. The 170km circuit typically takes 11 days to walk around the Mont Blanc massif. The TMB is recognised as one of the world's classic treks. The book describes both anti-clockwise and clockwise directions, with variants and information about huts, refuges and facilities en route.
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Mont Blanc Walks

Mont Blanc Walks wandelgids - Cicerone

A guide to walking and trekking routes, on both the French and Italian sides of Mont Blanc (Monte Bianco), from Chamonix or Courmayeur. Includes 50 day walks and 4 short multi-day treks for Vallorcine to Plaine Joux, Tour des Aiguilles Rouges, Vallorcine to Servoz and a circuit of the Italian Val Ferret. New, updated edition with 50 new route maps.

Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Western Europe, and its equally spectacular neighbours create a sublime landscape of glaciers, high snowy summits, flower-decked slopes and rocky trails that will satisfy any hiker.

Written by an expert trekking guide, this book brings together the very best walking in the Mont Blanc region. Routes are selected both from the French side around Chamonix and the Italian side around Courmayeur.
• 50 outstanding walks and 4 multi-day treks
• updated new edition featuring larger scale maps
• lots of information about the region, including hut etiquette, local transport and activities for rainy days

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Rother Autour du Mont-Blanc

Autour du Mont-Blanc

50 randonnées sélectionnées tout autour du Mont Blanc: Chamonix, St. Gervais, Argentière, Martigny et Courmayeur.

Description détaillée des parcours, cartes de randonnées au 1 :50.000 et nombreux conseils.

Pages : 122
Dimensions : 11,5 cm x 16,5 cm
Langue: Français

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Pyrenean Haute Route

The Pyrenean Haute Route
This handy guidebook contains route descriptions for the Pyrenean Haute Route. It zig-zags across the Franco-Spanish border and stays close to the main ridge of the Pyrenees. It covers 800km and has a total of 40km ascent, so is only suitable for experienced mountain walkers. The route is split over 45 day stages and is largely unwaymarked.
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Pyrenees Mountaineering

Mountaineering in the Pyrenees

25 Classic Mountain Routes

Mountaineering in the Pyrenees features 25 classic mountain routes and link-ups - many of them accessible from spring to autumn - along the entire Pyrenean chain. Featured peaks include Pic des Posets, Monte Perdido, the Vignemale and more. Each route features technical notes, a topo and route description, and photos illustrating the climbing.
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Pyrenees Walks & Climbs

Walks and Climbs in the Pyrenees

Walks, Climbs and Multi-day Treks

Guidebook describing 170 routes for walks, climbs and multi-day treks on both sides of the Pyrenees, including a circuit of Andorra's Frontier Peaks. The 3000m summits are within reach of any hill walker and offer a variety of terrain. The day walks range from 30 minutes to 9 hours and the multi-day walks from 2 to 12 days.
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Cicerone The Way of St. James - From Le Puy to the Pyrenees

The Way of St. James
From Le Puy to the Pyrenees

People have been walking the Way of St James as a pilgrim route for over a thousand years. Today’s pilgrims are people of all ages and from all walks of life. While some walk simply to enjoy a beautiful long-distance footpath, others may have a religious motive or a personal, historical or cultural interest in the route.


Guide covers the 740km French section of the route – from Le Puy-en-Velay in central France to the Pyrenees.­

Route follows the GR65 long-distance path from le Puy, and continues through southern and south-western France to Saint­ Jean-Pied-de-Port and on to Roncesvalles in Spain.

Clear and detailed route description illustrated with a series of sketch maps.

Practical advice for the journey as well as background information on St James and pilgrim references en route.

Dimensions: 11,5 cm x 17 cm