||Tour of the Vanoise
This guide covers a 10-12 day walking circuit of one of the finest of all mountain areas in France - the Vanoise Alps. Easily accessible by train or bus from Chambery and Grenoble, the Vanoise National Park neighbours that of the Gran Paradiso in Italy, with Mont Blanc to the north and Ecrins to the South. This book explores the very best of this scenically spectacular region of 3000m peaks, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls and flowering meadows, and provides plenty of opportunities to study marmots, chamois and ibex along the way. With numerous manned huts placed strategically throughout the National Park, lightly-laden trekkers can stay in simple comfort each night without having to resort to carrying tents, food or cooking equipment. The author describes the route, its alternatives and variations, gives details of the huts and other accommodation, and points out items of interest along the way. This circuit may appeal to those who love wild places, and for whom the Alps provide an antidote to everyday life at low level.