The watershed separating the cantons Berne and Valais starts in the canton Vaud at the massif of the Diablerets and runs north-east, in much the same direction as the Rhone valley, embracing the Wildhorn, the Wildstrubel and the Balmhorn. This is high Alpine terrain with glaciers and snow-clad peaks to challenge the Alpinist but it is also a delightful area for the walker.

For decades much of the route has been followed as a ski tour but in 1970 Collomb, in his guide Bernese Alps West, re-introduced the idea of a long-distance walk through these mountains. Since then the increasing popularity of mountain walking has led the Swiss to improve many of the paths that form the route. This book describes a walking tour from Villars to Kandersteg which crosses high cols from one mountain inn or village to the next; at a leisurely pace it will take about two weeks.

It is aimed at walkers who wish to enjoy a holiday with comfortable accommodation and good food. It will, however, be equally valuable to those who prefer huts to hotels or inns and they will find that the standard of accommodation and food in mountain huts, SAC as well as private, is extremely good nowadays. One way or another - perhaps balancing nights spent in the mountains with those in a village - this Tour offers the prospect of a most enjoyable holiday.

This handy-sized guide has 128 pages, 39 sketch maps and 31 full colour illustrations. Here is a MAP of the route; and here is a SAMPLE of what the book contains.

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