Alps

Description

French Alps

The Alps, main mountain range of Europe, extending from France to Slovenia, including Austria, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein. Highest summit is Mont Blanc (4.810), on the frontier of France, Switzerland and Italy, home of the popular Tour du Mont Blanc.

The Alps are, contrary to what most people think, not the largest mountain range in Europe. The Carpathians actually are more extensive, but not as high.

Often, hikers from outside Europe ask where to go in the Alps, which trail is best. Obviously, this is something every individual has to decide upon herself. The range of hiking opportunities in the Alps is huge. Beautiful country walks are within reach of snow capped mountains where someone else is sweating on a rope to get over a glacier. There are plenty of long distance trails combining different areas, although most people stick to one area. Some like to stay in a hotel and make day walks. Others fancy a hut-tour.

Let's be clear on another point: the facilities in the Alps are among the best in the world. Some would argue they are over the top. Thousands of huts – and very good ones too – lots of ski lifts, well marked trails.

Okay, we from Traildino do have some advice. First, take into account the local culture of an area. Many Alpine regions have a long and rich history which is there to enjoy. The different countries sharing the Alps are all very different, and the regional differences are equally astonishing. This is really a part of the fun here: enjoying nature, enjoying people and hospitality. Second tip: famous is not best. You will probably think of flying to the Matterhorn or Mont Blanc or something equally famous. Needless to say: these area's are very busy and by no means the most impressive or beautiful. Pretty as they are, also the different national parks draw many visitors and hikers are packed in large huts when aiming at the high peaks. If that's what you want: fine. If you prefer a small hut where a local warden makes you the best dinner you've ever had and where you can have a chat with the other three guests while inhaling the sounds and fumes of the end of the day, than virtually every region in the Alps has its charms.

Map

Overview of the Alps

Trails in this region

Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2008
  • Tour of the Oisans: The GR54
  • This handy guidebook contains detailed route descriptions for the GR54 trail circuit around the Écrins national park, the Tour of the Oisans. The route is known to be one of Europe's toughest treks and traverses difficult terrain. It is described in 10 long day walk stages with suggestions for a 13 day itinerary and alternative stages Read more
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2008
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2009
  • Wandelgids Tour of the Oisans | Cicerone |
  • The Tour of the Oisans on the GR54 is a challenging two-week trek around the Ecrins National Park (southeast of Grenoble) in France, one of the most visually spectacular regions in all the Alps. In the course of 10–13 days it covers 176km and climbs more than 12,800m to cross a series of challenging cols that separate deep and enchanting... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2014
  • Alpine Flowers
  • A pocket field guidebook for identifying 230 of the most commonly found alpine flowers of the Alps. Categorised by colour for quick identification, each alpine flower has a photograph and description of its key features. Flower names are given in English, French, German, Italian and Latin, with notes on curious facts and origins of names. Read more
Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2011
  • Trekking in the Stubai Alps
  • An essential guidebook for anyone trekking the scenic Stubai Alps, in the Austria Tyrol. Two multi-day hut to hut hikes are described. The Stubai Rucksack Route links eight huts without crossing glaciers or difficult passes, whereas the challenging Stubai Glacier Tour involves much glacier work. Both treks easily fit into a two week holiday. Read more
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2011
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2011
  • Wandelgids Trekking in the Stubaier Alps | Cicerone |
  • Uitstekende wandelgids van Cicerone over de Stubaier Alpen, waarbij de nadruk ligt op een tweetal meerdaagse routes: Huttentochten voor een gemiddelde en wat meer gevorderde wandelaar. Goede praktische informatie, kaartmateriaal beperkt. Of all the many Alpine areas, few can match the Stubai in the Austrian Tyrol as a venue for a first Alpine... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2013
  • A Walk in the Clouds
  • This book is a moving collection of 75 autobiographical short stories from prolific outdoors writer Kev Reynolds, an insight into a lifetime of mountain travel and adventure. These tales are spread across the Moroccan Atlas, Pyrenees, European Alps, Himalaya amongst other destinations, and will leave you by turns amused, reflective and inspired. Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2015
  • Tour of Mont Blanc
  • 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. Read more
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2015
  • Mont Blanc Tour
  • The essential guidebook to the 105-mile Tour of Mont Blanc trek in the Alps. One of the best of the world`s classic walks, which circumnavigates the Mont Blanc massif in about eleven days through France, Switzerland and Italy. The walk has all the excitement of the high mountains yet none of the worry of altitude sickness. It crosses numerous... Read more
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Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids Tour of Mont Blanc | Cicerone |
  • Uitstekende wandelgids die in etappes de route nauwkeurig beschijft; ook de zijtakken en alternatieve routes koman aan bod. Kaarten zijn schetsmatig en in onze ogen onvoldoende bij slechte weersomstandigheden. Wij raden dan ook om er losse kaarten bij te kopen. The Tour of Mont Blanc (170km, 105 miles) is a classic walk, circumnavigating the... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2008
  • Alpine Ski Mountaineering Vol 1 - Western Alps
  • The classic Haute Route, the ski mountaineering traverse through the Alps between Chamonix and Zermatt, is described in this guidebook, which also brings together a selection of the finest high-level ski tours in the Western Alps in areas as diverse as the Ecrins, Vanoise, Haute Maurienne, Gran Paradiso, Mont Blanc, Valais and Urner Alps. Read more
Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2010
  • Walks and Treks in the Maritime Alps
  • This handy guidebook contains detailed route descriptions for 18 day walks and 6 long-distance treks. The walks range from 6km to 20km in length and the treks include traverses of both the French Mercantour National Park and Alpi Marittime Regional Park. The routes in this guidebook are suitable for both novices and experienced trekkers alike. Read more
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2010
  • Walks and Treks in the Maritime Alps
  • This handy guidebook contains detailed route descriptions for 18 day walks and 6 long-distance treks. The walks range from 6km to 20km in length and the treks include traverses of both the French Mercantour National Park and Alpi Marittime Regional Park. The routes in this guidebook are suitable for both novices and experienced trekkers alike. Read more
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United Kingdom
2010
  • Maritime Alps Walks and Treks
  • Walks and Treks in the Maritime Alps is a guide by Gillian Price with eighteen graded day walks, ranging form 6km to 20km long, as well as 6 long treks, including traverses in both the Mercantour and Alpi Maritime parks. Full information is given about accommodation options both on the mountains themselves and in the valleys below. Rising... Read more
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2010
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2014
  • Via Ferratas of the Italian Dolomites: Vol 1
  • Guidebook to the via ferrata routes in the Italian Dolomites - the north, central and eastern regions. 82 graded routes grouped by 10 valley bases are covered, including Cortina, Fassa, Misurina and Corvara, with guidance on choosing the best base for each route. This guide is part of a two-volume set to the Dolomite via ferratas. Read more
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2014
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2012
  • The Adlerweg
  • An essential guidebook for anyone walking the Adlerweg, or Eagle's Way across the Austrian Tyrol. The 300km waymarked route from St Johann to St Anton follows established mountain and valley tracks. 6 low-level alternative stages and a challenging 8 stage variant are included, with suggestions for a 15 day and 21 day itinerary. Read more
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2012
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2012
  • Wandelgids The Adlerweg | Cicerone | Mike Wells
  • An essential guidebook for anyone walking the Adlerweg, or Eagle's Way across the Austrian Tyrol. The 300km waymarked route from St Johann to St Anton follows established mountain and valley tracks. 6 low-level alternative stages and a challenging 8 stage variant are included, with suggestions for a 15 day and 21 day itinerary. The Adlerweg or... Read more
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United Kingdom
2014
  • Via Ferratas of the French Alps
  • This guidebook covers 66 varied via ferratas in the French Alps. The routes are spread over six areas: Geneva and the Northern Alps, Chambéry, Tarentaise and Maurienne valleys, Grenoble and Briançon, amid the Mont Blanc, Vanoise and Queyras ranges. Difficulty ranges from easy, protected routes through to exposed, technical challenges. Read more
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2014
  • French Alps - Via Ferratas - 66 Routes Between Geneva and Briançon
  • Via Ferratas of the French Alps by Cicerone covers 66 varied routes across six areas: Geneva and the Northern Alps, Chambéry, Tarentaise and Maurienne valleys, Grenoble and Briançon, amid the Mont Blanc, Vanoise and Queyras ranges. Difficulty ranges from easy, protected routes through to exposed, technical challenges. The routes in this... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2015
  • Tour of Monte Rosa
  • A guidebook to walking the The Tour of Monte Rosa, a 9-10 day, 134km trek circling Monte Rosa anti-clockwise from Zermatt. The high route hugs glaciers and has views of over ten 4000ers. All essential information is provided, including outline maps, route profiles, advice on glacier crossing and accommodation. Read more
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2015
  • Wandelgids The Tour of Monte Rosa | Cicerone |
  • Uitstekende wandelgids die in etappes de route nauwkeurig beschrijft; ook de zijtakken en alternatieve routes koman aan bod. Kaarten zijn schetsmatig en in onze ogen onvoldoende bij slechte weersomstandigheden. Wij raden dan ook om er losse kaarten bij te kopen. This guidebook to walking the Tour of Monte Rosa, explored the Italian-Swiss border... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2011
  • Walking in the Haute Savoie: North
  • First volume of a 2-part guide to walking the northern part of France's Haute Savoie to the south of Lake Geneva to the Swiss border including pré-Alp areas Saleve, Chablais, the Valle Verte, with Evian and Morzine amongst places to stay. 30 walks including local summits and ridges, but generally straightforward terrain. Read more
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2011
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2011
  • Haute Savoie North
  • Walking in the Haute Savoie: North is Book 1 of a two-volume Cicerone series by author Janette Norton that explores the walking possibilities 30 miles south of Lake Geneva in the northern Haute Savoie. This guide covers the gentler pre-Alps of the northern Haute Savoie, detailing various routes spread between Chaumont, Lake Geneva and Morzine.... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2007
  • Wandelgids Franse Alpen: Walking in the Haute Savoie North | Cicerone |
  • Uitstekende wandelgids van dit geweldige gebied. Goed beschreven met veel praktische informatie om de route te kunnen lopen, inclusief redelijke kaarten. The Haute Savoie region of France lies in the southeast of the country below Lake Geneva. While the region is probably best known for its famous Mont Blanc range, this guide opens up to... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2005
  • Through the Italian Alps
  • This handy guidebook contains detailed route descriptions for the 47-day Grande Traversata Delle Alpi trek. The GTA is divided into 4 sections, each of 2 weeks in length, for those who prefer to trek in sections. In total it covers 663km with 44,000m of ascent/descent and is suitable for those of average fitness. Each day varies from 4 to 23km. Read more
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2005
  • Cicerone wandelgids Through the Italian Alps GTA - Italiaanse Alpen |
  • Uitstekende beschrijving van de Grande Traversata della Alpi, een doorgaande meerdaagse wandeltocht door de Italiaanse ALpen aan de westkant. Goede routebeschrijving, schetsmatige kaarten, vol met nuttige en praktische informatie. This immensely rewarding 46-day long-distance route across the western Italian Alps is an exciting proposition,... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2015
  • Walking in the Sierra Nevada
  • This handy guidebook contains route descriptions for 45 day walks and multi-day treks in the Sierra Nevada range in southern Spain. The area provides great scope for the adventurous mountain traveller covering the Alta Montana, the Baja Montana, the Alpajurras valley and the Marquesado Forest. The routes vary in length from 3km to several days. Read more
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2015
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2015
  • Sierra Nevada Walking
  • Walking in the Sierra Nevada is Andy Walmsley’s Cicerone guide to the extensive walking opportunities on the highest mountain range in Spain. The mountains provide great scope for adventurous mountain travellers and the guide covers everything from the rugged peaks of Alta Montana to the lower peaks of the Baja Montana. Similarly, the... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2006
  • Wandelgids Walking in the Sierra Nevada | Cicerone |
  • Uitstekende wandelgids van dit geweldige gebied. goed beschreven met veel praktische informatie om de route te kunnen lopen, inclusief redelijke kaarten. These 45 walking routes (3km–56km) in the Sierra Nevada, Spain’s highest mountain range, provide tremendous scope for the adventurous mountain traveller. Covers the Alta Montana (3000m+), the... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2010
  • Trekking in Austria's Hohe Tauern
  • Trekking in Austria's Hohe Tauern contains route descriptions for 4 multi-day treks in the Reichen, Venediger and Gross Glockner mountain groups. It also contains an outline for a 10-day traverse of the whole region. The Hohe Tauern National Park is an ideal introduction to Alpine trekking, and home to some of the best mountain huts in the Alps. Read more
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2010
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2010
  • Austria Hohe Tauern Trekking
  • Trekking in Austria’s Hohe Tauern is Allan Hartley’s Cicerone guide to walks in the Venediger, Glockner and Reichen mountain groups. The book describes five longer distance routes; four separate multi-day treks and a ten day traverse of the region. Detailed introductory information and preparation tips are included, whilst the options in the... Read more
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2010
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Maps

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  • Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick & Banbury
  • Map No. 151, Stratford-upon-Avon, in the waterproof and tear-resistant OS Active version of the Ordnance Survey Landranger series at 1:50,000, including Warwick, Banbury, Royal Leamington Spa, Henley-in-Arden, Norton Lindsey, Willoughby, Southam, Napton on the Hill, Bishop Read more
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  • Scarborough, Bridlington and Filey
  • Map No. 101, Scarborough, in the Ordnance Survey Landranger series at 1:50,000, including Bridlington, Carnaby, Burton Agnes, Lowthorpe, Kilham, Langtoft, Fumber, Sledmere, Wharran le Street, West Lutton, Thwing, Flamborough, Burton Flaming, Weaverthorpe, Wintringham, Wold Newton, Reighton, Hunmanby, Filey, Staxton, Sherburn, West Knapton,... Read more
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  • Lechtaler - Allgäuer Alpen - Oberstdorf - Landeck
  • Lechtaler - Allgäuer Alpen - Oberstdorf - Landeck area of the Austrian and Bavarian Alps presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information. To see the list of... Read more
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  • Thames Estuary, Rochester & Southend-on-Sea
  • Map No. 178, Thames Estuary, in the waterproof and tear-resistant OS Active version of the Ordnance Survey Landranger series at 1:50,000, including Southend-on-Sea, Billericay, Wichford, Basildon, Rayleigh, Hockley, Rochford, South Benfleet, Stanford-le-Hope, East Tilbury, Gravesend, Cliffe, Higham, Allhallows, Hoo St. Werburgh, Grain,... Read more
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  • Skegness and Horncastle
  • Map No. 122, Skegness and Horncastle, in the Ordnance Survey Landranger series at 1:50,000, including Louth, Mablethorpe, Spilsby, Alford, Woodhall Spa, Mareham le Fen, Stockford, Tattershall, Frithville, Sibsey, Wrangle, Eastville, Friskney, Wainfleet All Saints, Little Steeping, Burgh le Marsh, Great Steeping, Ingoldmells, Chapel St Leonards,... Read more
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  • Cambridge, Newmarket and Saffron Walden
  • Map No. 154, Cambridge and Newmarket, in the Ordnance Survey Landranger series at 1:50,000, including Saffron Walden, Haverhill, Great Sampford, Steeple Bumpstead, Wendens Ambo, Barkway, Elmdon, Barley, Royston, Great Chesterford, Ashton, Linton, Duxford, Melbourn, Shepreth, Sawston, Orwell, Kingston, Comberton, Great Shelford, Fulbourn,... Read more
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  • Barnard Castle and Surrounding Area
  • Map No. 92, Barnard Castle and Richmond, in the waterproof and tear-resistant OS Active version of the Ordnance Survey Landranger series at 1:50,000, including Ravenseat, Keld, Marske, Washfold, Gilling West, Gayles, Ravensworth, Barningham, Eppleby, Whorlton, Boldron, Bowes, Scargill, South Stainmore, North Stainmore, Huty, Cotherstone,... Read more
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  • Stafford & Telford, Ironbridge
  • Map No. 127, Stafford and Telford, in the waterproof and tear-resistant OS Active version of the Ordnance Survey Landranger series at 1:50,000, including Market Drayton, Calverhall, Ashley, Standon, Barlaston, Hilderstone, Stone, Sandon, Eccleshall, Chewardine, Adbaston, Hodnet, Childs Ercall, Edgmond, Gnosall, Woodseaves, Weston, Haughton,... Read more
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  • Pongau - Hochkönig - Saalfelden
  • Pongau - Hochkönig - Saalfelden area of the Austrian Alps presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information.To see the list of currently available titles in this... Read more
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  • Pongau, Hochkönig, Saalfelden 1 : 50 000. WK 103
  • Mit alpinistisch-touristischen Informationen. Ortsverzeichnis. Kultur, Sehenswürdigkeiten, Brauchtum. Schutzhüttenverzeichnis. Ausflugsgasthäuser und Jausenstationen. Mit Radwanderrouten freytag berndt Wander-Rad-Freizeitkarten. Neuauflage, Laufzeit bis 2016. Read more
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  • Wetterstein - Karwendel - Seefeld - Leutasch - Garmisch-Partenkirchen
  • Wetterstein - Karwendel - Seefeld - Leutasch - Garmisch-Partenkirchen area of the Austrian and Bavarian Alps presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information. To... Read more
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  • Cambridge, Newmarket & Saffron Walden
  • Map No. 154, Cambridge and Newmarket, in the waterproof and tear-resistant OS Active version of the Ordnance Survey Landranger series at 1:50,000, including Saffron Walden, Haverhill, Great Sampford, Steeple Bumpstead, Wendens Ambo, Barkway, Elmdon, Barley, Royston, Great Chesterford, Ashton, Linton, Duxford, Melbourn, Shepreth, Sawston,... Read more
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  • Stoke-on-Trent and Macclesfield
  • Map No. 118, Stoke-on-Trent and Macclesfield, in the Ordnance Survey Landranger series at 1:50,000, including Newcastle-under-Lyme, Forsbrook, Woore, Audlem, Aston, Madeley, Betley, Hough, Nantwich, Alsager, Kidsgrove, Endon, Cheddleton, Leek, Biddulph, Crewe, Church Minshull, Elworth, Sandbach, Congleton, Middlewich, Winsford, Holmes Chapel,... Read more
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  • Zillertal - Tuxer Alps - Jenbach - Schwaz - Mayrhofen
  • Zillertal - Tuxer Alps - Jenbach – Schwaz - Mayrhofen area of the Austrian Alps presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information.To see the list of currently... Read more
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  • Maidstone & Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • Map No. 188, Maidstone and Royal Tunbridge Wells, in the waterproof and tear-resistant OS Active version of the Ordnance Survey Landranger series at 1:50,000, including Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Crowborough, Duddleswell, Rotherfield, Mayfield, Wadhurst, Ticehurst, Hurst Green, Bodiam, Sandhurst, Hawkhurst, Rolveden, Cranbook, Biddenden, Goudhurst,... Read more
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Walking holidays

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  • Via Francigena: Final Stage - Montefiascone to Rome
  • Self-guided walking tour following the final stage of the Via Francigena through Umbria and Lazio. The final stage of the Via Francigena takes you from the hill-top town of Montefiascone to Rome, the eternal city. During your journey along this ancient pilgrimage route you will follow trails through the classic Italian landscapes of... Read more
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  • Walker's Haute Route (East) - Arolla to Zermatt
  • Walk the Eastern Walker's Haute Route from Arolla to Zermatt. Take on the iconic Eastern section of the Walker’s Haute Route from Arolla to Zermatt. Six days of sublime mountain walking culminating at the foot of the Matterhorn in Zermatt. The Walker’s Haute Route is one of the World’s great treks and the eastern section from Arolla to... Read more
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  • Mountains & Lakes of the Julian Alps Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Explore the mountains and lakes of Slovenia’s Julian Alps as you follow the Via Alpina from Jezersko to Lake Bohinj. Explore the mountains and lakes of Slovenia’s Julian Alps as you follow the Via Alpina from the tranquil village of Jezersko to Lake Bohinj at the heart of the Triglav National Park. Following well marked trails you will walk... Read more
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  • High Trails of the Julian Alps Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Explore the heart of Slovenia’s Julian Alps as you follow the high trails staying in traditional mountain huts. Explore the heart of Slovenia’s Julian Alps as you follow the high trails staying in traditional mountain huts. From the serene shores of glacial Lake Bled the route takes you from hut to hut high into the Triglav National Park and on... Read more
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  • Highlights of the Tour du Mont Blanc (Huts) Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Walk the highlights of the Tour du Mont Blanc through France, Italy and Switzerland. Since de Saussure first walked around the Mont Blanc Massif in 1767 the Tour du Mont Blanc has built on its reputation as one of the world’s classic treks. Our 7 night Highlights Tour du Mont Blanc trek explores the best of this classic trek over six days of... Read more
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  • Highlights of the Tour du Mont Blanc in Comfort Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Self guided trek focusing on the best sections of the Tour du Mont Blanc staying in hotels. Since The Tour du Mont Blanc was inaugurated as a GR in 1952 it has gained a reputation as one of the world’s classic treks. This route around Mont Blanc through France, Switzerland and Italy explores takes in the very best sections of the Tour du Mont... Read more
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  • Bernese Oberland: The Bear Trail
  • A self-guided walking tour along Bernese Oberland's Bear Trail. Enjoy classic Swiss alpine walking beneath the Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau as you explore the Bernese Oberland. Picture-postcard Wengen, Grindelwald and Meiringen nestle amongst the high peaks of this stunning region as you follow one of Switzerland’s most popular long distance walks. ... Read more
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  • Grindelwald Trail Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • A self-guided walking holiday in the foothills of the Swiss Alps. Experience the rich, green alpine scenery of the Bernese Oberland on this fantastic walking holiday through the foothills of the Swiss Alps. The mighty peaks of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau surround you as you meander along forest tracks past mountain villages rich in local... Read more
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  • Via Francigena: Stage 1: Bourg St Pierre to Pont St Martin
  • Self-guided walking tour following the Via Francigena through the Swiss Alps and into the Aosta Valley. A superb week of walking that begins in the heart of the Alps, crosses the border from Switzerland into Italy and traverses the high mountain pass of Great St Bernard. En route you will be surrounded by a backdrop of magnificent mountain... Read more
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  • The Dachstein Alpine Circuit
  • Self guided walking tour, hiking a circuit of the Dachstein mountain range in Austria's beautiful Salzkammergut region. Austria’s Dachstein hiking circuit is truly a walker’s paradise. This impressive alpine massif is filled with reflective lakes, glacial ice, serene pastures, virgin forests and rugged limestone peaks rising 2500m above the... Read more
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  • Full Italian Via Francigena: Bourg St Pierre-Rome
  • Self-guided walking tour completing the full Italian stage of the Via Francigena from Bourg St Pierre to Rome. Pilgrims have been undertaking to walk the full Via Francigena from Canterbury to Rome since the 8th Century, and it is one of Europe's great pilgrimages. During your journey along this ancient pilgrimage route you will start at the... Read more
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  • St. Moritz & The Engadine Valley Walking Tour
  • A self guided walking holiday in Switzerland's Engadine Valley. An easy walking tour through the beautiful Engadine Valley, visiting Switzerland’s first and only National Park, St. Moritz and the pretty alpine village of Pontresina. The alpine valley of the Engadine offers the perfect introduction to easy walking in Switzerland. Explore... Read more
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  • Across the Tyrolean Alps Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Walk from Bavaria up over the high Austrian Tyrolean Alps to Innsbruck. Walk from Bavaria up over the high Austrian Tyrolean Alps to Innsbruck. Follow the high alpine route across the imposing Wetterstein and Karwendel massifs amidst a landscape of soaring, alpine peaks, deep gorges and rich, flower filled pastures. Staying in rustic mountain... Read more
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  • Self Guided Walking Tour of the Val d'Anniviers
  • A self-guided walking tour of Switzerland's Val d'Anniviers. Stretching south from Sierre in the Rhone Valley to the Matterhorn the Val d’Anniviers is filled with snow capped peaks, perfectly preserved alpine villages and wild flower filled meadows. This walk through the Val d’Anniviers follows the Tour of the Val d’Anniviers from Sierre to St... Read more
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  • Salzburg Lakes Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Explore the beauty of Austria’s Lake District in the Salzkammergut region near Salzburg. Explore the beauty of Austria’s Lake District in the Salzkammergut region near Salzburg. Wonderful mountain scenery, pretty villages and alpine lakeside walking make this a marvellous area in which to soak up the sights, relax and unwind. Visit Mozart’s... Read more
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  • Joost Callens² 2015-10-26 11:35:48
  • GR routes ook in Algarve Portugal ??
  • Okt 2015 waren we in Algarve We zagen nieuwe wegwijzers in Algarve en Alentejo met GR15 op. Maar geen enkel toerismebureau of gespecialiseerde boekhandel wist iets v gids hierover of detailkaartjes enz. Iemand ??
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