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
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
2017
  • The GR5 Trail - Vosges and Jura
  • Guidebook to a 687km (427 mile) trek through eastern France, traversing the Vosges and the Haut-Jura plateau. The route follows the GR53 from Wissembourg to Schirmeck, before picking up the central section of the GR5 from Schirmeck to Nyon on Lake Geneva, taking in wooded and grassy hills, river gorges and fascinating castle ruins. Read more
Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2016
  • 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
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United Kingdom
2015
De Zwerver
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
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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Germany
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 eight huts without crossing glaciers or difficult passes, whereas the challenging Stubai Glacier Tour involves much glacier work. Either route will easily fit into a two 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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Netherlands
2011
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2008
  • Écrins National Park
  • Guidebook to 70 walking routes in the Écrins national park in the French Alps. The Massif des Écrins is mostly a national park, with summits over 3000m high. Routes follow well-marked trails in the Romanche, Vallées de la Guisane, Vallouise, du Vénéon and Valgaudemar. Read more
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2008
  • Ecrins National Park Walks
  • Ecrins National Park is accomplished walker Kev Reynolds’ Cicerone guide to the walking opportunities in this dramatic region of the French Alps. The guide covers the entirety of the National Park, the Massif des Ecrins containing mountains hung with glaciers and more than 100 summits over 3000m high. Many of the walks also journey through... Read more
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United Kingdom
2008
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Netherlands
2008
  • Wandelgids Ecrins National Park | Cicerone
  • Easily reached from Grenoble, the Massif des Écrins is one of the most spectacular regions in all the Alps. Most of the area is a national park, containing bold mountains hung with glaciers, and more than 100 summits over 3000m high. The park offers a profusion of alpine flowers, and romantic old villages and hamlets huddle in the valleys. 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
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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
2009
  • Tour of the Queyras
  • The Tour of the Queyras follows the GR58 and half of the GR541 trails. The 12-day Tour described in this guidebook crosses 24 cols, all above 2000m, with options to climb 17 summits of varying difficulty. This route is ideal for those new to Alpine trekking, but also provides optional challenges for the more experienced hiker and hillwalker. Read more
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2009
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2009
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Cicerone Press
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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United Kingdom
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
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
2012
  • Canyoning in the Alps
  • A guidebook to the best canyoning descents in the alps of northern Italy and Ticino (Switzerland), with additional routes in Austria, Slovenia and the Valais Alps. Routes are split into seven separate grades, for beginners through to experts. Includes comprehensive information on equipment, hazards and techniques. Read more
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2012
  • Canyoning in the Alps: Northern Italy and Ticino
  • Canyoning in the Alps: Northern Italy and Ticino from Cicerone Press with 90 celebrated descents presented with descriptions and detailed diagrams, plus a comprehensive introductory section and appendices with further information.The guide covers five areas, each presented on an overview map showing locations of the individual routes:- 13 in... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2015
  • The Mountains of Montenegro
  • This guidebook to Montenegro includes 17 walks and trekking routes throughout the Dinaric Alps, in Montenegro's five national parks as well as Orjen, Komovi, Tara Canyon and the UNESCO-listed old town of Kotor. The circular and linear routes range from easy hour-long outings to challenging 5-day treks involving exposure and scrambling. Read more
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United Kingdom
2015
  • Montenegro Mountains: A Walker`s and Trekker`s Guide
  • The Mountains of Montenegro in a walking guide from Cicerone Press with itineraries ranging from short (2km) hikes to multi-day treks. The guide recommends circular and point-to-point routes, generally on waymarked footpaths, presenting them with detailed descriptions accompanied by somewhat basic but coloured and contoured maps. The selection... Read more
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United Kingdom
2015
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Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids The Mountains of Montenegro | Cicerone
  • Bijzondere wandelgids van een bijzonder land in opkomst: goed beschreven, met veel informatie en details, dus zeer bruikbaar! This guidebook includes a range of day-walks and multi-day treks throughout the Dinaric Alps of Montenegro. These mountains are some of the wildest, most spectacular, and least visited in Europe. Nevertheless they are... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2008
  • Tour of the Oisans: The GR54
  • A guidebook to the GR54 trek around the Écrins national park, the Tour of the Oisans. The 176km route is described clockwise from Bourg d'Oisans and is one of Europe's toughest treks. The Tour is split into 10 day stages with suggestions for a 13 day itinerary and alternative stages. For experienced Alpine trekkers, some exposure. 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
  • 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
2016
  • Trekking Munich to Venice
  • Guidebook to Der Traumpfad, 'Dream Way', through Germany and Italy, 570km from Munich to Venice across some of the best scenery in the Alps. Split into 30 stages, the guide also describes 5 alternate stages and a day's via ferrata in the Dolomites. Includes full information and accommodation lists needed for the trek. Read more
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2016
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2016
  • Wandelgids Munich to Venice, The Traumpfad | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids die in etappes de route nauwkeurig beschijft. This guidebook describes the 570km (354 mile) Traumpfad or 'Dream Way'; an Alpine trek from Munich's Mariënplatz to the Piazza San Marco in Venice. The route is broken into 30 stages of between 5hrs 30mins and 9hrs, graded according to difficulty, with 5 alternative stages and... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Seetaler Alpen - Seckauer Alpen - Judenburg - Knittelfeld
  • 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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  • Montafon - Silvretta - Schruns-Tschagguns - Piz Buin - Klostertal - Bludenz
  • Montafon - Silvretta - Schruns-Tschagguns - Piz Buin - Klostertal – Bludenz area on the Austrian - Swiss border 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.... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Bregenz - Bregenzerwald
  • 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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  • Styrian Winelands
  • Styrian Winelands area south-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 this series please... Read more
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  • Grossvenediger - Hohe Tauern NP - Krimml - Mittersill
  • Grossvenediger - Hohe Tauern NP - Krimml - Mittersill area of the Austrian Alps 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... Read more
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  • Wölzer Tauern - Sölktal - Rottenmanner Tauern
  • 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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  • Arlberg - Lech - St. Anton am Arlberg - Verwallgruppe
  • Arlberg - Lech - St. Anton am Arlberg - Verwallgruppe area of the Austrian Alps 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... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Gleinalpe - Lippizanerheimat - Leoben - Voitsberg
  • Gleinalpe - Lippizanerheimat – Leoben - Voitsberg area of south-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... Read more
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  • Grossvenediger - Oberpinzgau
  • Grossvenediger - Oberpinzgau 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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  • 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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  • Hemmaland - Gurktal - Metnitztal - St. Veit a.d. Glan - Feldkirchen
  • Hemmaland - Gurktal - Metnitztal - St. Veit a.d. Glan - Feldkirchen 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... Read more
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  • Ötztal - Pitztal - Kaunertal - Wildspitze
  • 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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  • Semmering - Rax - Schneeberg - Schneealpe
  • Semmering - Rax - Schneeberg – Schneealpe 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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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Dolomites Alta Via 1 North
  • Self-guided walking tour along the classic long-distance trail Alta Via 1. Trek the most popular northern half of the ‘High Route 1’, covering around 70km over one week on good trails that are well way-marked, passing glowing peaks, shady forests and rolling pastures. The full north-south trail begins in the Italian Sudtirol and ends some 140km... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Via Francigena: Stage 6: San Miniato to San Quirico
  • Self guided walking tour following the Via Francigena through central Tuscany. Explore the central belt of iconic Tuscan landscapes and a distinctive trio of medieval towns; Siena, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni. This stage of the Via Francigena takes you from the charming village of San Miniato to San Quirico situated on the northern edge of... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • 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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United Kingdom
  • Bavaria & The Leutasch Valley Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • This beautiful and peaceful Leutasch Valley area on the Bavarian and Austrian border will be yours to explore. This idyllic Alpine trail meanders through the tranquil and colourful Leutasch Valley abundant with wild flowers and green pastures. Marvel at the spectacular mountain views towards Zugspitze - Germany’s highest mountain, breathe in... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Relaxed Tour du Mont Blanc (Comfort)
  • Self guided trek staying in hotels following the Tour du Mont Blanc through France, Italy and Switzerland. Enjoy every moment of your complete Tour du Mont Blanc with an extra two nights to give you plenty of time to take in the views and enjoy the towns along the trail. Staying in hand-picked hotels and refuges with private rooms the relaxed... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Via Francigena: Stage 7: San Quirico-Montefiascone
  • Self guided walking tour following the Via Francigena through Tuscany and Lazio. Following in the footsteps of pilgrims from the Middle Ages this section of the Via Francigena begins in the heart of the Tuscan countryside and finishes in the medieval town of Montefiascone. Encounter small hamlets and villages atop conical hills and set within... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • 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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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
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United Kingdom
  • 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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United Kingdom
  • 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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United Kingdom
  • 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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United Kingdom
  • 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
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • 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
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • 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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  • 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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