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
2017
  • Tour of Mont Blanc
  • An essential guidebook for walking the Tour of Mont Blanc. The 170km route typically takes 11 days to trek 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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United Kingdom
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
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2015
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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
2016
  • The GR5 Trail
  • An essential guidebook for walking the GR5 trail, 660km from Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) to Nice or Menton, through the French Alps. Includes all the main variant routes as it passes Mont Blanc, then through the Vanoise, the Queyras and the Mercantour National Parks. Includes accommodation, profiles and maps. Suitable for fairly experienced hikers. Read more
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United Kingdom
2016
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Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids The GR5 Trail | Cicerone
  • Engelsetalige wandelgids van het beroemde GR 5 pad in de Franse Alpen. Dezse gids beschrijft de gehele route van de GR 5 van het meer van Geneve tot aan Nice en de Middellandse zee. Goede beschrijvingen en informatie; kaartmateriaal is vrij beperkt. An essential guidebook for walking the GR5, one of the world's most spectacular long-distance... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • The Swiss Alpine Pass Route - Via Alpina Route 1
  • Guidebook to the Alpine Pass Route following the Swiss Via Alpina 1, a 360km trek east-west across Switzerland, from Sargans, on the border of Liechtenstein, to Montreux, including prologue from Liechtenstein. A demanding 3-week trek described in 18 stages, crossing 16 passes including the 2778m Hohtürli. Requires good fitness and experience. Read more
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United Kingdom
2017
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United Kingdom
2017
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Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids Swiss Alpine Pass Route - Via Alpina 1 | Cicerone
  • Uistekende wandelgids van de Via Alpina dwars door Zwitserland. This guidebook presents the stunning Alpine Pass Route, now fully waymarked as Via Alpina 1. The 360km trail traverses Switzerland from east to west, from Sargans near the Liechtenstein border to Montreux on Lac Léman (Lake Geneva). Crossing sixteen Alpine passes, it showcases some... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • Walking in the Alps
  • An outstanding and comprehensive book exploring the walking and trekking possibilities in every Alpine region. Many thousands of possible routes are suggested, from the Maritime Alps of southern France throughout the range to the Julian Alps of Slovenia. Walks vary from undemanding to long and tough, and everything in between. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2010
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2010
  • Wandelgids Walking in the Alps | Cicerone
  • Geweldig overzichtswerk van prachtige wandelroutes in de Alpen. Suggests many routes, and covers the range from the Maritime Alps of southern France to the Julian Alps of Slovenia. Walks vary from undemanding to long and tough, and everything in between. Walking is unquestionably the best method of exploring, and it is the mountain walker for... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • Walking in Croatia
  • This guidebook of 19 day walks and 7 multi-day treks focuses on Croatia's Dinaric Alps and some of the Croatian islands. The terrain varies from gently sloping hills to rugged tops and limestone crags. Each route is graded by difficulty ranging from very easy to difficult so there is a route to suit every ability. Read more
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United Kingdom
2010
  • Croatia Walking
  • Rudolf Abraham’s Cicerone guide to Walking in Croatia is a comprehensive selection of walks in one of Europe’s increasingly popular walking destinations. Rising suddenly and spectacularly beyond the narrow ribbon of coastal cities and rocky beaches, the mountains of Croatia have much to recommend them as a walking destination. Ranging from... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2010
  • Walking in Croatia
  • This handy guidebook contains detailed route descriptions for 19 day walks and 7 multi-day treks in Croatia's Dinaric Alps and the Croatian islands. The terrain varies from gently sloping hills to rugged tops and limestone crags. Each route is graded by difficulty ranging from very easy to difficult so there is a route to suit every ability. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2010
  • Wandelgids Walking in Croatia - Kroatië | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids, sommige meerdaags, voor dit uitdagende wandelgebied. Walks and multi-day treks through the best of Croatia’s mountains including the Dinaric Alps (Gorski Kotar and Velebit), Istria, Croatia’s islands and around Zagreb. Ranging from easy to hard, the routes introduce this outstandingly rugged walking destination. Full... 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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2013
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2012
  • The Adlerweg
  • Comprehensive guidebook to walking the Adlerweg, or Eagle's Way across the Austrian Tyrol. The 300km (186 mile) waymarked trekking 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
  • 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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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2005
  • Walks in the Engadine - Switzerland
  • A walking guidebook to 100 day walks in the Engadine, Val Bregaglia, neighbouring valleys and the Engadine National Park. Varying from gentle rambles to adventurous high-level routes for the experienced mountain walker. Each route ranges from 2 to 10 miles long, visiting forests and meadows, high mountain landscapes, lakes and passes. Read more
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United Kingdom
2005
  • Engadine Walks
  • Walks in the Engadine is accomplished walker Kev Reynolds’ Cicerone guide to the best walking opportunities in Switzerland’s only National Park. The guide covers the Engadine valley, tucked way in the south east-corner of Switzerland, and the location for some of the most sublime villages in the Alps. There are various walks past mighty peaks... Read more
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United Kingdom
2005
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Netherlands
2005
  • Wandelgids Walks in the Engadine / 100 Walks and Treks in Engadin | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids van dit geweldige gebied. goed beschreven met veel praktische informatie om de route te kunnen lopen, inclusief redelijke kaarten. Tucked away in the south-east corner of Switzerland, the Engadine is a region of sublime lakes and mountains, pretty alpine villages and the country’s only national park. Kev Reynolds... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • The North Downs Way
  • Guidebook to walking the North Downs Way National Trail, a 130 mile (208km) trail between Farnham and Dover, with an optional visit to Canterbury. Following the ancient Pilgrim's Way for much of the way, through pleasant countryside, this is one of the easier National Trails and the walk is described over 11 stages. With 1:25K OS map booklet. Read more
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United Kingdom
2017
  • The North Downs Way
  • A guidebook to walking the North Downs Way National Trail, a 130 mile (208km) walk between the high downland of Farnham and the historic city of Dover on the Kent coast, with an optional visit to Canterbury. The route is described in 11 stages, and is fully illustrated with colour photographs and OS map extracts. The North Downs Way is one of... Read more
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United Kingdom
2017
  • The North Downs Way
  • Guidebook to walking the North Downs Way National Trail, a 130 mile (208km) trail between Farnham and Dover, with an optional visit to Canterbury. Following the ancient Pilgrim's Way for much of the way, through pleasant countryside, this is one of the easier National Trails and the walk is described over 11 stages. With 1:25K OS map booklet. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids The North Downs Way | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids van de North Downs Way, waarbij naast alle noodzakelijke informatie ook gebruik gemaakt wordt van de echte topografische kaart. inclusief gidsje met routekaarten van 1:25000 A guidebook to walking the North Downs Way National Trail, a 130 mile (208km) walk between the high downland of Farnham and the historic city of... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2007
  • Across the Eastern Alps: E5
  • From Lake Constance in Germany, this guidebook describes walking the E5 trek that runs 600km through a remarkable kaleidoscope of landscapes and culture in Switzerland, Austria and Italy, to its destination at Verona. It traverses the Allgauer, Lechtaler and Ötztaler Alps. There is a good network of alpine refuges and guesthouses on the route. Read more
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United Kingdom
2007
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Netherlands
2007
  • Wandelgids Across the eastern alps: E5 | Cicerone
  • Launched on the shores of beautiful Lake Constance, this well-established long-distance European pathway (600km) takes 30 days to make its way through a remarkable kaleidoscope of landscapes and culture spanning rural alpine regions in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy. Passes as high as 2900m above sea level are crossed en route to the... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2011
  • Trekking in the Stubai Alps
  • An essential guidebook for trekking in the Stubai Alps, in the Austria Tyrol. Two multi-day hut-to-hut hikes are described. The Stubai Rucksack Route links 8 huts without crossing glaciers or difficult passes, whereas the challenging Stubai Glacier Tour involves much glacier work. Either route will easily fit into a 2-week holiday. Read more
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United Kingdom
2011
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Netherlands
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
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
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Netherlands
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
2009
  • Tour of the Matterhorn
  • A guide to the 145km Tour of the Matterhorn, described anti-clockwise from Zermatt and visits 6 valleys via Zinal, Arolla and Breuil, offering spectacular views of 25 peaks of over 4000m. The route also links up with the Chamonix to Zermatt walkers' Haute Route and the Tour of Monte Rosa. Includes two glacier crossings and takes 8 to 10 days. Read more
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United Kingdom
2009
  • Matterhorn Tour
  • Tour of the Matterhorn is experienced walker Hilary Sharp’s Cicerone guide to the route around one of the classic peaks of the Alps. The guide covers the entire 145km route anticlockwise from Zermatt, describing the path as it crosses six valleys, taking the walker past more than 25 peaks surpassing 4000m and visiting both the Swiss region of... Read more
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United Kingdom
2009
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Netherlands
2006
  • Wandelgids The Tour of the Matterhorn | 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. Superb 145km trek around the iconic Matterhorn, described anti-clockwise from... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2016
  • Walks and Treks in the Maritime Alps
  • This guidebook describes 18 day walks and 6 long distance routes. The treks include a 5-day traverse of the French Mercantour National Park and a 7-day traverse of the Alpi Maritime Park, and the walks range from 6 to 20km in length. The routes are suitable for novices and experienced trekkers alike. Read more
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United Kingdom
2016
  • Walks and Treks in the Maritime Alps: The Mercantour and Alpi Maritimi Parks
  • Guidebook to walking and trekking in the Maritime Alps on the border of Italy and France, just north of Nice. It includes 18 graded day walks, on both the French and the Italian sides, ranging from 6km to 20km in length and suitable for a range of abilities. There are also 6 long treks, including a 5-day traverse of the Parc National du... Read more
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United Kingdom
2016
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Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids Walks and Treks in the Maritime Alps - Alpes Maritime | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids van dit geweldige gebied. goed beschreven met veel praktische informatie om de route te kunnen lopen, inclusief redelijke kaarten. Guidebook to walking and trekking in the Maritime Alps on the border of Italy and France, just north of Nice. It includes 18 graded day walks, on both the French and the Italian sides, ranging... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • Walking and Trekking in the Sierra Nevada
  • Guidebook to walks and multi-day treks in the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Spain's Andalucia. The 38 routes include the highest point of continental Spain, Mulhacén, and take in villages including Trevélez, Lanjarón and Capileira. Includes main ridge traverses, high mountain scrambles and a Spanish Three Peaks challenge. Read more
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United Kingdom
2017
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2017
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Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids Walking and trekking in the Sierra Nevada | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids voor de Sierra Nevada. Goed beschreven met veel praktische informatie om de route te kunnen lopen, inclusief redelijke kaarten. This guidebook presents 33 graded walks and 5 high mountain scrambles in the striking Sierra Nevada, the highest mountain range in mainland Spain and in western Europe outside the Alps. Easily... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Gesäuse - Ennstaler Alpen - Schoberpass Freytag & Berndt Map
  • Gesäuse - Ennstaler Alpen - Schoberpass area of eastern Austria 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... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Hohe Wand - Schneeberg - Biedermeiertal - Gutenstein Freytag & Berndt Map
  • Hohe Wand - Schneeberg - Biedermeiertal - Gutenstein area of eastern Austria presented at 1:35,000 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. Cartography is an enlargement of the... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Ehrwald - Lermoos - Reutte - Tannheimer Tal - Zugspitze F&B WK352
  • Ehrwald - Lermoos - Reutte - Tannheimer Tal - Füssen 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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United Kingdom
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United Kingdom
  • Wölzer Tauern - NP Sölktal - Rottenmanner Tauern F&B WK203
  • Wölzer Tauern - Sölktal - Rottenmanner Tauern 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... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Dachstein - Ausseerland - Filzmoos - Ramsau F&B WK281
  • Dachstein - Ausseer Land - Filzmoos - Ramsau - Bad Ischl - Schladming 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... Read more
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  • Achensee - Rofan - Unterinntal F&B WK321
  • Achensee - Rofan - Unterinntal area of the Austrian Alps north-east of Innsbruck 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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United Kingdom
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United Kingdom
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United Kingdom
  • Lienz Dolomites - Lesachtal Freytag & Berndt Map
  • Lienz Dolomites - Lesachtal area of Carinthia 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 series please... Read more
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  • Seetaler Alpen - Seckauer Alpen - Judenburg - Knittelfeld F&B WK212
  • Seetaler Alpen - Seckauer Alpen - Judenburg - Knittelfeld 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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United Kingdom
  • Samaria - Sougia - Paliochora Anavasi 11.13
  • Samaria – Sougia area of the White Mountains on Crete on a waterproof and tear-resistant, GPS compatible and contoured hiking map at 1:25,000 from Anavasi, extending from the famous Gorge of Samaria westwards to Azogyres and Plemeniana, and north past Omalos and the peaks of Troili and Kaimeni Kafala.Topography is shown by contour lines at 20m... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 11.13 Samaria - Soughia - Kreta | Anavasi
  • Uitstekende topografische kaarten van een deel van Griekenland: zonder meer hele goede kaarten voor wandeltochten in een onbekend stuk Griekenland! Ze zijn gedrukt op scheurvast en watervast papier op een schaal van 1:25.000 met een UTM grid voor GPS gebruikers. Op de meeste kaarten is geven de hoogtelijnen een interval van 20m. aan. Met... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Mattsee - Wallersee - Irrsee - Fuschl - Mondsee - Oberndorf F&B WK391
  • Mattsee - Wallersee - Irrsee - Fuschl - Mondsee - Oberndorf - Salzburg - Wolfgangsee 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... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Bregenz Forest F&B WK364
  • Bregenz - Bregenzerwald 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 series... Read more
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  • Ötztal - Pitztal - Kaunertal - Wildspitze F&B WK251
  • Ötztal - Pitztal - Kaunertal - Wildspitze 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... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • 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
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Dolomites Alta Via 1 Highlights
  • Self-guided short break, staying in both Cortina and the mountains, trekking 3 days on the Alta Via 1. Escape on a short break to the High Dolomites and enjoy three fantastic days of great trail walking at around 1500-2500m, surrounded by the very best alpine scenery that the region has to offer. Combine a stay in chic Cortina with nights in... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Walker's Haute Route - Chamonix to Arolla
  • Trek the Western Section of the Walker's Haute Route from Chamonix to Arolla. Walk the western section of the Walker’s Haute Route from Chamonix to Arolla. Wonderful views of the Mont Blanc Massif and classic Alpine Walking. The Walker’s Haute Route is an iconic high level walk that links the famous towns of Chamonix and Zermatt. This... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • 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
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Via Francigena: Stage 2: Pont St Martin to Garlasco
  • Self guided walking tour following the Via Francigena from the edge of the Aosta Valley through Piedmont and into Lombardy. This stage of the Via Francigena is full of contrasts, from the snow-capped Alps, to the cultivated hills around Vercelli, and beyond to the vast wide plains of the Po River Valley. Walking through three different regions... Read more
Macs Adventure
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  • Dolomites Alta Via 1 Relaxed
  • Self-guided trek, including a rest day in Cortina, walking the full Alta Via 1 through the Italian Dolomites. A well-paced two-week tour along the iconic Italian ‘High Route 1’ through the best of the Dolomiti mountains, with a mid-walk rest day to recharge and explore the region’s ‘hiking capital’ - Cortina. Follow the full Alta Via 1 from... 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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  • Via Francigena: Stage 3: Garlasco to Fidenza
  • Self guided walking tour following the Via Francigena through Lombardy and Emilia Romagna. Cross the fertile river plains of Lombardy and the vineyard-covered foothills of the Apennine Mountains within Emilia Romagna. Discover the exquisite towns of Pavia and Piacenza, both incredibly rich in cultural and artistic treasures. Begin your journey... Read more
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  • High Trails of the Julian Alps Self Guided Walking Trip
  • 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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  • Dolomites Alta Via 1 South
  • Self-guided walk in the Dolomites, following the quieter southern section of the Alta Via 1. The Alta Via 1 long distance trail winds its way through the heart of the Italian Dolomites. This tour covers around 90km of the wilder and quieter southern section of the AV1, spread over 6 days, walking approx. 15km daily. We follow good alpine paths;... 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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  • Via Francigena: Stage 4: Fidenza to Aulla
  • Self guided walking tour following the Via Francigena through the Apennine Mountains. This journey along the Via Francigena takes you through the Apennine Mountains, known as the “backbone of Italy” and from the region of Emilia Romagna into northern Tuscany. Originating in Fidenza, known for its duomo of pink stone, you cross the Cisa Pass and... Read more
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  • The Glacier Express Rail and Hike
  • Ride the world Glacier Express panoramic journey through the Swiss alps and explore the Engadine and Zermatt on foot. Cross the Swiss Alps on the famous Glacier Express, a direct train from St Moritz to Zermatt; considered one of the most stunning rail journeys of the world. Get closer to the typical wooden chalets and sounds of Alpine cow... Read more
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  • High Trail to the Matterhorn
  • A self guided walking holiday along high trails of the Swiss Alps. The Matterhorn is one of the highest mountain peaks in the Alps, its dramatic pyramid peak stands proudly at 4478m. Discover the beauty of this wondrous mountain as you walk along the haute route from Brig down to Zermatt on our self guided walking holiday. Follow the trail... Read more
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  • The Dolomites of Val Badia Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • The Val Badia will astonish you with breathtaking landscapes on this quintessential Dolomite walking tour. The Val Badia is one of the Ladin valleys located in the South Tyrol area of the Dolomites, an area famed for its alpine beauty and idyllic position at the foot of the Dolomites.This German-speaking part of Italy boasts exceptional... 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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