Alps

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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

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Bavarian Forest South Kompass 197
  • Bavarian Forest South (No. 197), a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL MAPS:This title is part of an extensive series covering Austria, much of Germany and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cheviot Hills - Jedburgh & Wooler OS Explorer Active Map OL16 (waterproof)
  • The Cheviot Hills on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL16, waterproof version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series. Coverage includes Jedburgh, Woolmer, part of the Northumberland National Park, the peaks of The Cheviot, Corby Pike, Cold Law, Scrathy Holes and Windy Gyle, Catcleugh Reservoir, sections of the... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2019
  • The Tour of the Ecrins National Park: GR54
  • The complete guidebook for the Tour of the Ecrins National Park (GR54) in the French Alps. The only guidebook with Real 1:25,000 Maps: proper mapping included for each stage. This makes navigation easy and saves you money: no need to buy additional maps. Also includes: -Unique Itinerary Planner: plan a bespoke itinerary to match your ability... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Ipswich, The Naze & Clacton-on-Sea OS Landranger Active Map 169 (waterproof)
  • Ipswich with Harwich and The Naze area, including part of the E2 European Long-distance Path, on a waterproof and tear-resistant OS Active version of map No. 169 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: As well as the physical... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Worcester, The Malverns, Evesham & Tewkesbury OS Landranger Map 150 (paper)
  • The area around Worcester, Great Malvern, Evesham and Tewkesbury, including the Malvern Hills and part of the Cotswold Way / E2 European Long-distance Path, on a paper version of map No. 150 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS:... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2019
  • Sentier vers Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle via Arles: Arles - Toulouse GR653
  • GR653: Chemins de St. Jacques from Arles to Toulouse, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. 6533 in a new edition published in July 2019, with colour reproductions of IGN’s topographic mapping at 1:50,000. The guide covers the 465-km long Via Arletanensis route of the Way of St James in France from Arles across Montpellier and Cartres to Toulouse.From... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Traunsee - Gmunden - Almtal - Höllengebirge - Traunstein F&B WK5503
  • Traunsee - Gmunden - Ebensee - Höllengebirge - Traunstein 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... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Worthersee - Karawanken West Kompass 61
  • Wörther See - Karawanken West (No. 61), a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. This title has on the reverse an additional panorama map of the region.KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 61 Wörthersee - Karawanken West | Kompass
  • Die 4in1 Wanderkarte ist jetzt noch übersichtlicher und besser lesbar. Die Wanderkarten aus den Top-Wanderregionen sind mit einer zusätzlichen Karte im Detailmaßstab ausgestattet. Der Aktiv Guide informiert Sie rund um das Thema Outdoor und die kostenlose App für unterwegs gibt es auch noch dazu. Das bildet die perfekte Grundlage für die... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • North York Moors Western OS Explorer Active Map OL26 (waterproof)
  • The western part of the North York Moors National Park on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL26, waterproof version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series. Coverage extends from Ampleforth in the south northwards to Saltburn-by-the-Sea, and from Ingleby Arncliffe to Danby, Castleton and Hutton-le-Hole, and includes... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Oberstdorf - Kleinwalsertal Kompass 03
  • Oberstdorf - Kleinwalsertal area in a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL MAPS:This title is part of an extensive series covering Austria, much of Germany... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cheltenham, Cirencester & Stow-on-the-Wold OS Landranger Map 163 (paper)
  • Cheltenham and Cirencester area, including sections of the Thames Path, the Cotswold Way and the E2 European Long-distance Path, on a paper version of map No. 163 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: As well as the physical... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Ammersee - Worthsee - Pilsensee Kompass 791
  • Ammersee - Worthsee - Pilsensee area of Bavaria on a detailed, contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc. printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL MAPS: this title is part of an extensive series... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Sauerland Nord - Hochsauerland - Arnsberger Wald Kompass 841
  • Hochsauerland - Arnsberger Wald (No. 841), a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL MAPS:This title is part of an extensive series covering Austria, much of... Read more
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  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pfaffenwinkel - Northern Ammergau Alps UK50-49
  • Pfaffenwinkel - Northern Ammergau Alps, map no. 50-49 covering an area around Weilheim, Schongau, Staffelsee, Kochelsee and Walchensee, in a series of special contoured and GP-compatible recreational maps from the Bavarian state survey organization, with cartography of the German topographic survey at 1:50,000 and extensive additional tourist... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Alpe d`Huez Freeride Map
  • The best rides in the freeride hot spots of the Alps – this is the simple formula of the Freeride Maps. The first map available to freeriders is making the locals freeride knowledge available to a broad public.All ridable slopes, drops and couloirs are marked as freeride corridors in different colours for three difficulty ratings: blue for... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Kufstein - Walchsee - St. Johann in Tirol Kompass 09
  • Kufstein - Walchsee - St.Johann in Tirol area in a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL MAPS:This title is part of an extensive series covering Austria,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Baden-Baden - Murgtal - Gaggenau Kompass 872
  • Baden-Baden – Murgtal area of the Black Forest in a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL MAPS:This title is part of an extensive series covering Austria,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Isarwinkel - Bad Tölz - Lenggries Kompass 182
  • Isarwinkel - Bad Tölz - Lenggries area of the Bavarian Alps on a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper.KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL MAPS: this title is part of an extensive series... Read more
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  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 182 Isarwinkel - Bad Tölz - Lenggries | Kompass
  • Isarwinkel - Bad Tölz - Lenggries area of the Bavarian Alps on a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper.KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL MAPS: this title is part of an extensive series... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Kamnik-Savinja Alps
  • Kamnik and Savinja Alps at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured, GPS compatible recreational maps from Planinska zveza Slovenie - Slovenian Alpine Club, covering Slovenia’s popular hiking regions at 1:50,000 or 1:25,000. Contours are at 20m, with a 2km UTM grid plus 1’ margin ticks. On the reverse there are details of accommodation available in 26... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Lake Garda - Monte Baldo Kompass 102
  • Lake Garda and the surrounding mountain on a waterproof and tear-resistant, contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from Kompass with hiking and cycling trails, plus on the reverse a panorama map of the area, street plans of central Verona, Riva del Garda and Peschiera, and extensive English language to the area. Contours are at 40m... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Wachau - Kamptal Kompass 207
  • Wachau – Kamptal area of Austria on a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper.KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL MAPS: this title is part of an extensive series covering Austria, much of Germany... Read more
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  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 207 Wachau - Kamptal | Kompass
  • Wachau – Kamptal area of Austria on a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper.KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL MAPS: this title is part of an extensive series covering Austria, much of Germany... Read more
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United Kingdom
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Luxembourg South
  • One of two topographic survey maps of Luxembourg at 1:50,000, with contours at 10-metres intervals and additional relief shading. An overprint highlights long-distance footpaths, including the GR5 (E-2), cycle routes, and various places of interest, including campsites. The map covers an area of approximately 53 x 43 km / 33 x 27 miles. Map... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Weserbergland-Trail Kompass 819
  • The Weserbergland Path along the Wesser River between Hann Münden and Porta Westfalica on a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL MAPS: this title is part of... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Vogelsberg - North Wetterau 2-Map Set Kompass 846
  • Vogelsberg - Nördliche Wetterau (No. 846), a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL MAPS:This title is part of an extensive series covering Austria, much of... Read more
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United Kingdom
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