International Treks

Long-distance hiking, multi-day walks and trekking in the Alps, Himalaya and beyond


Trekking in the Annapurna region of Nepal

Annapurna: a walk on the wild side

The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek and the Annapurna Circuit route, despite the intrusion of much-talked-about dirt roads, remain the most popular treks in the country. The roads, one might argue, add to the choices of routes: they allow for shorter trips, aid the local economy and make life easier for all. The Annapurna region, however, is much more than just two famous trekking routes: it hides some astonishing and as yet little-visited areas.

Passo Del Mus In The Dolomites

Walking in the Dolomites – Froehlich's gentian and panini in the Dolomiti Friulane

Despite over thirty year's worth of exploring the Italian Dolomites, guidebook author Gillian Price is still amazed to discover new valleys and cozy mountain huts. Here she describes her walk on the newly devised 'Anello delle Dolomiti Friulane'.

On the GR10 in the Pyrenees

From Ocean to Sea through the Pyrenees: The GR10, GR11 and HRP

Brian Johnson explains the differences between the three main Pyrenean trekking routes: the GR10, GR11 and the Pyrenean Haute Route (HRP). Which route will you choose for your next trek?

Mojave desert - Hiking the PCT

When plans fall apart: The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)

In summer 2016, David and Lisa Jordan gave up their jobs and began trekking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in the USA. Walking the 2600 mile route from the Mexican border to the Canadian border, they had their plans fall apart around them. By staying relaxed and simply enjoying the ride, they found the true meaning of adventure.

Byala Reka River Rhodope Bulgaria

Expedition Rhodope: an adventure and a conservation trek across an entire Bulgarian mountain range

An expedition to trek the length of Bulgaria's Rhodope mountains, researching endangered raptors. On their trip of a lifetime, Alex, Adam and Katy avoided bears, experienced fantastic Bulgarian hospitality and got to see firsthand the rewilding efforts that are being made in the country.

Flamingoes In Chile Salar De Surire

Staying mentally strong and motivated on long distance bike tours

In 2011, Mountain Leader Cress Allwood began a journey on her bike that would take her around the world. Returning to England in 2013, she now works as a leadership coach. Here she offers her three top tips for keeping motivated on long expeditions.

On Top Of The Tux Alps in Austria

Trekking from Munich to Venice: Der Traumpfad

Der Traumpfad is a must-do trek for German walkers looking for an epic trans-alpine adventure between Munich and Venice, combining challenging terrain, spectacular scenery and culture. Now, thanks to a new guide by John Hayes it’s accessible to everyone.

Mushroom on the Westway in Germany

Above the clouds on Germany's Westweg

Stretching 290km, the Westweg is one of Germany’s classic long-distance trekking routes. Leading through the Black Forest, from Pforzheim in the north to Basel in the far south-west, it provides the perfect setting for a contemplative, getting-away-from-it-all walking holiday.

Header The Giants Of The Bernese Oberland Eiger Monch And Jungfrau

Updating a Cicerone guidebook - Switzerland's Alpine Pass Route

A trek in the Alps takes on a whole new meaning when you're updating a guidebook. Jonathan and Lesley from Cicerone took on the groundwork of updating Kev Reynolds' guide.

Ridge Walk From Matsouki To Aghia Paraskevi

Walking the length of Greece: northern border to southern shore

The story of an intrepid couple's journey down the length of mainland Greece, discovering the country's beautiful mountains, rivers and lakes.