Italy

Description

Dolomiti - by Henk

Italy is a country of enormous diversity and contrast. Most famous are the Alps. Coming from the efficient neatness of Switzerland or Austria, the Italian Alps are wilder and at the same time more tranquil, like stepping back in time. The most beautiful and popular areas are Gran Paradiso, Val Grande, Stelvio and the Dolomites.

In addition there are countless national parks, all very much worth hiking through. A series of mountain ranges runs from north to south like a backbone, starting from the hills of Tuscany, to the Apennines and Abruzzo to Italy's toe, Calabria. Southern Italy, too far for many tourists, has several attractive hiking regions, like Pollino and Aspromonte.

In the Alps you can walk from hut to hut, elsewhere you can do day hikes, such is the rule in general. However some genuine long distance hiking trails are under construction. European long distance trail E10 in the Alps, which coincides with the 1000km long Grande Alpine Trail and the international Via Alpina. The second large project is the E1, which coincides with the Grand Apennine Mountains Trail and the Ligurian Mountains High Trail. If this trail is ever completed, you can start from Como passing Genova and continue all the way to Reggio di Calabria and Palermo or Siracuse on Sicily. The third large project means to join all these trails into one 6000km long Sentiero Italia. Last but not least, there is the Alta Via in the Dolomites: splendid walking.

Mountain huts abound in the Alps. Hiking can be done all summer, from June until well into October. Further south spring is the best hiking season. In April you will still get stuck in the snow up in the mountains. Autumn is supposed to be fine as well, but alas, as one hiker put it: "you wake up to the sounds of church bells and gunfire". As hunters, Italians are best avoided.

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Rate 8.5 | 2 votes | No 5. in Europe
  • greg June 2010
  • Rate 10
  • Positive perfect combination of incredible mountain hiking, reliable weather, good paths, good food, good everything!
  • Negative might be crowded in the high summer but going off season it is paradise
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Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2015
  • Walking the Italian Lakes
  • A walking guidebook containing 50 day walks around the Italian lakes of Maggiore, Como, Iseo and Garda. The guide includes detailed descriptions and maps for walks that range from easy, leisurely strolls, to more strenuous routes up panoramic peaks. The routes range between 2 to 13 miles in length and offer varying terrain to suit all walkers. Read more
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United Kingdom
2015
  • Italian Lakes Walking: Garda, Maggiore, Como and Iseo
  • This guidebook describes 50 walks around Lakes Como, Iseo, Garda and Maggiore in Northern Italy. The picturesque routes are accessible by public transport from popular centres including Bellagio, Riva, Stresa and Cannero, and range from 2 to 14km in length. There are gentle lakeside strolls, and numerous ridge routes and traverses as well as... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2015
  • Walking the Italian Lakes
  • A walking guidebook containing 50 day walks around the Italian lakes of Maggiore, Como, Iseo and Garda. The guide includes detailed descriptions and maps for walks that range from easy, leisurely strolls, to more strenuous routes up panoramic peaks. The routes range between 2 to 13 miles in length and offer varying terrain to suit all walkers. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
Bol.com
Netherlands
2015
  • Walking the Italian lakes
  • A walking guidebook containing 50 day walks around the Italian lakes of Maggiore, Como, Iseo and Garda. The guide includes detailed descriptions and maps for walks that range from easy, leisurely strolls, to more strenuous routes up panoramic peaks. The routes range between 2 to 13 miles in length and offer varying terrain to suit all walkers. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2014
  • Amalfi Coast Walking (30 day walks)
  • Walking on the Amalfi Coast is Gillian Price’s Cicerone guide to walks on Ischia and Capri, and in Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi. 30 day walks are described, with routes of between 3km and 11km marked on accompanying maps. The guide introduces readers to a wide range of routes from family strolls to strenuous climbs. An introduction contains... Read more
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United Kingdom
2014
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2014
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Italy Eyewitness Back Roads Guide
  • DK Eyewitness Back Roads Italy is the ultimate driving travel guide which will take you via scenic routes to discover charming villages, local restaurants and intimate places to stay. Alongside all the practical information you could need, from road conditions and length of drive to parking information and opening hours, DK Eyewitness Back... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2009
  • Italian Lakes: Car Tours and Walks
  • Italian Lakes is the Sunflower Landscapes guide to exploring the best walking and touring possibilities in northern Italy. The guide covers a range of routes including walks in Cheglio, Alpe di Lenno, Arco, Limone sul Garda and Biacesa. A double-sided, fold-out touring map gives an overview of the Lakes region and the locations of each walk.... Read more
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Netherlands
2009
  • Wandelgids Italiaanse Meren - Italian Lakes | Sunflower books
  • Wandelgids: vele dagtochten worden degelijk beschreven met openbaar vervoer informatie, goede routebeschrijvingen en kaartmateriaal. Tevens enkele autotochten. Deze gids staat goed bekend! Engelstalig 5 car tours, 38 main walks plus many alterntive and shorter variations, 21 picnic suggestions The Italian Lakes have long been a 'must' for... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Walking in Italy
  • Walking in Italy is a unique guide written for those who want to experience the delights of Italy’s finest towns cities and landscapes. The best way to appreciate Italy is undoubtedly on foot, whether you are visiting a city for the first time or venturing out into the Italian countryside. You don’t need to be an athlete to enjoy a... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2016
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids Alpe-Adria Trail | Bradt
  • Goede wandelgids met heel veel praktische informatie. Naast een duidelijke beschrijving van de route veel adressen om te kunnen overnachten. Per etappe wordt er een hoogteprofiel gegeven, kaartmateriaal is iets minder van kwaliteit, per deel van de route wordt verwezen naar de echte wandelkaarten. This is the first English-language guide to the... Read more
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Netherlands
2016
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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United Kingdom
Kompass
Germany
  • KOMPASS-Wanderkarten Alpi di Ledro - Valli Giudicarie WK 071
  • Die KOMPASS Wanderkarten überzeugen durch\u2022 eine GPS-genaue und aktuelle Karte zur einfachen Orientierung \u2022 lesefreundliche Optik im idealen Maßstab von 1:25.000/1:35.000 oder 1:50.000\u2022 Herstellung auf robustem reiß- und wetterfesten PapierKOMPASS Karten enthalten alles Wissenswerte für den Outdoor-Genießer.Wander- und Radwege mit... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 071 Alpi di Ledro-Valli Giudicarie | Kompass
  • Geplastificeerd en scheurvast. Goede wandelkaart met vrijwel alle topografische details en ingetekende routes. Ook met symbolen voor toeristische bezienswaardigheden, register. Berghutten duidelijk weergegeven. Gevaarlijke wandelroutes zijn goed herkenbaar. KOMPASS-Wanderkarten enthalten alles Wissenswerte für Wanderer wie aktuelle Wanderwege... Read more
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Germany
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Valsesia - Riva Valdobbia - Campertogno - Mollia - Rassa - Scopelllo
  • 1:25,000 hiking map to the south west of Valsesia including Riva Valdobbia, Campertogno, Mollia, Rassa, Scopelllo.Published in association with the CAI, the Italian Alpine Club, who are responsible for the trails. Trails are marked on the map. The key information and more detailed information on the rear of the sheet are in Italian, German and... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart - Topografische kaart 1 Valsesia - Riva Valdobbia | Geo4Map
  • Gedetailleerde wandelkaart van een deel van het bergmassief van de Monte Rosa en de uitlopers daarvan in het noordelijke deel van Piemonte. De kaart is gebaseerd op topografische kaarten met belangrijke zaken als hoogtelijnen, bergtoppen en woningen. Daarnaast zijn er voor de wandelaars nuttige feiten als hutten, campings maar ook markeringen... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Val Aurina/Ahrntal - Vedrette di Ries/Reiserferner Gruppe Tabacco 25K Map
  • Val Aurina/Ahrntal - Vedrette di Ries/Reiserferner Gruppe area in a series of Tabacco maps at 1:25,000 covering the Dolomites and the mountains of north-eastern Italy - Stanfords’ most popular coverage for this region, with excellent cartography and extensive overprint for hiking routes and other recreational activities, local bus stops, etc.... Read more
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  • Vallee Aurina, Vedrette Di Ries
  • Val Aurina/Ahrntal - Vedrette di Ries/Reiserferner Gruppe area in a series of Tabacco maps at 1:25,000 covering the Dolomites and the mountains of north-eastern Italy - Stanfords Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
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United Kingdom
  • Pale di San Martino Tabacco 25K Map
  • Pale di San Martino area in a series of Tabacco maps at 1:25,000 covering the Dolomites and the mountains of north-eastern Italy - Stanfords’ most popular coverage for this region, with excellent cartography and extensive overprint for hiking routes and other recreational activities, local bus stops, etc. Additional overprint in this title... Read more
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  • Pale Di San Martino
  • Pale di San Martino area in a series of Tabacco maps at 1:25,000 covering the Dolomites and the mountains of north-eastern Italy - Stanfords Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 022 Pale di San Martino | Tabacco
  • De beste wandelkaarten voor de Dolomieten. Zeer veel topografische details met secure hoogtelijnen (25 meter interval), helder kleurgebruik en bijna alle Tabacco kaarten hebben een UTM grid (voor GPS toepasbaar). Daarnaast zijn op deze wandelkaarten wandelroutes ingetekend met nummering gelijk aan markering onderweg aangebracht door de lokale... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Domodossola - Val Formazza 50K IGC Map No. 11
  • Domodossola - Val Formazza area of the Italian Alps in a series contoured hiking maps at 1:50,000 with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc. from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale.Maps in this series have contours at 50m intervals, enhanced by shading and graphic relief. An overprint highlights local... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 11 Domodossola e val formazza | IGC
  • IGC heeft een serie gedetailleerde wandelkaarten voor het Italiaanse gedeelte van de Alpen (Piemonte). Voldoende gedetailleerd voor het volgen van het lokale wandelnetwerk. Voorzien van schaduwreliëf; hoogtelijnen en referentiehoogtes. Onderscheid in soort wandelpad ( bergpad, bergpad met hindernissen,gletsjerovergang). Ook zijn de... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Val Tramontina - Val Cosa - Val d`Arzino Tabacco 25K Map
  • Val Tramontina - Val Cosa - Val d`Arzino area in a series of Tabacco maps at 1:25,000 covering the Dolomites and the mountains of north-eastern Italy - Stanfords’ most popular coverage for this region, with excellent cartography and extensive overprint for hiking routes and other recreational activities, local bus stops, etc. To see the list of... Read more
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  • Val Tramontina, Val Cosa
  • Val Tramontina - Val Cosa - Val d'Arzino area in a series of Tabacco maps at 1:25,000 covering the Dolomites and the mountains of north-eastern Italy - Stanfords Read more
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Germany
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 028 Val Tramontina - Val Cosa - Val d' Arzino | Tabacco
  • De beste wandelkaarten voor de Dolomieten. Zeer veel topografische details met secure hoogtelijnen (25 meter interval), helder kleurgebruik en bijna alle Tabacco kaarten hebben een UTM grid (voor GPS toepasbaar). Daarnaast zijn op deze wandelkaarten wandelroutes ingetekend met nummering gelijk aan markering onderweg aangebracht door de lokale... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • South Tyrol - Dolomites 4-Map Set
  • Map No. 699, South Tyrol - Dolomites (4-map set) including a panorama map, from Kompass in a series of walking maps of selected areas of Italy at 1:50,000, with hiking routes on a topographic base, various types of accommodation, recreational facilities, places of interest, etc. Kompass are Europe’s largest publishers of walking maps, with... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 699 Südtirol/Alto Adige (4-delige kaartenset) | Kompass
  • Vierdelige kaartenset; goede wandelkaarten met vrijwel alle topografische details en ingetekende routes. Ook met symbolen voor toeristische bezienswaardigheden, register. Berghutten duidelijk weergegeven. Gevaarlijke wandelroutes zijn goed herkenbaar. KOMPASS-Wanderkarten enthalten alles Wissenswerte für Wanderer wie aktuelle Wanderwege mit... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Il Canavese: Ivrea to Chiavasso 50K IGC Map No. 21
  • Il Canavesea area including Ivrea and Chiavasso in a series contoured hiking maps at 1:50,000 with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc. from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale. This title also shows cycle routes.Maps in this series have contours at 50m intervals, enhanced by shading and graphic relief.... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 21 Il canavese da ivrea a chivasso | IGC
  • IGC heeft een serie gedetailleerde wandelkaarten voor het Italiaanse gedeelte van de Alpen (Piemonte). Voldoende gedetailleerd voor het volgen van het lokale wandelnetwerk. Voorzien van schaduwreliëf; hoogtelijnen en referentiehoogtes. Onderscheid in soort wandelpad ( bergpad, bergpad met hindernissen,gletsjerovergang). Ook zijn de... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Val d`Ultimo/Ultental Tabacco 25K Map
  • Val d`Ultimo/Ultental del Friuli area in a series of Tabacco maps at 1:25,000 covering the Dolomites and the mountains of north-eastern Italy - Stanfords’ most popular coverage for this region, with excellent cartography and extensive overprint for hiking routes and other recreational activities, local bus stops, etc. Additional overprint in... Read more
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  • Val D'Ultimo
  • Val d'Ultimo/Ultental del Friuli area in a series of Tabacco maps at 1:25,000 covering the Dolomites and the mountains of north-eastern Italy - Stanfords Read more
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Germany
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 042 Val d' Ultimo - Ultental - Dolomieten | Tabacco
  • De beste wandelkaarten voor de Dolomieten. Zeer veel topografische details met secure hoogtelijnen (25 meter interval), helder kleurgebruik en bijna alle Tabacco kaarten hebben een UTM grid (voor GPS toepasbaar). Daarnaast zijn op deze wandelkaarten wandelroutes ingetekend met nummering gelijk aan markering onderweg aangebracht door de lokale... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Altopiano di Piné - Val di Cembra - Val dei Mocheni
  • Map No. 075, Altopiano di Piné - Val di Cembra - Val dei Mocheni, from Kompass in a series providing detailed coverage of the Dolomites and Lake Garda area and supplementing their main series of walking maps of Italy at 1:50,000. Maps in this series have a more detailed base and smaller contour interval than coverage at 1:50,000.*Cartography:*... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 075 Altopiano di Piné-Val di Cembra-Val dei Mocheni | Kompass
  • Goede wandelkaart met vrijwel alle topografische details en ingetekende routes. Ook met symbolen voor toeristische bezienswaardigheden, register. Berghutten duidelijk weergegeven. Gevaarlijke wandelroutes zijn goed herkenbaar. Inclusief een Duitstalig boekje met informatie en routesuggesties. KOMPASS-Wanderkarten enthalten alles Wissenswerte... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Silandro/Schandlers and the Surrounding Area
  • Silandro/Schandlers and the Surrounding Area at 1:25,000 on a durable, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Kompass in their series of detailed maps of the Dolomites.CARTOGRAPHY: Kompass maps of the Dolomites at 1:25,000 have contours at 25-m intervals. An overprint shows local and long-distance footpaths, including all the high level routes... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 069 Schlanders un Umgebung/Silandro e dintorni | Kompass
  • Goede wandelkaart met vrijwel alle topografische details en ingetekende routes. Ook met symbolen voor toeristische bezienswaardigheden, register. Berghutten duidelijk weergegeven. Gevaarlijke wandelroutes zijn goed herkenbaar. GPS toepasbaar. Inclusief een Duitstalig boekje met informatie en routesuggesties. KOMPASS-Wanderkarten enthalten alles... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Gressoney Swisstopo 294
  • Gressoney, map No. 294, in the standard topographic survey of Switzerland at 1:50,000 from Swisstopo, i.e. without the special overprint highlighting walking trails, local bus stops, etc, presented in Swisstopo’s hiking editions of the 50K survey. The map covers mainly the Italian side of the border, with only a small part of Switzerland shown... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart - Topografische kaart 294 Gressoney | Swisstopo
  • Deze kaart is onderdeel van de 1:50.000 serie van de topografische kaarten van de Zwitserse topografische dienst, die in 78 delen het hele land bestrijkt. Deze kaarten zijn beroemd en gewaardeerd om het geweldige kleurgebruik voor reliëf en hoogte door schaduwwerking. De kaarten geven bijna een 3D beeld van het landschap. De hoogtelijnen kennen... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2012
  • The Chestnut Trail (Sentiero del Castagno / Keschtnweg)
  • Map No. 696, The Chestnut Trail (Sentiero del Castagno / Keschtnweg) at 1:25,000 on a durable, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Kompass in their series of detailed maps of the Dolomites. The map is double-sided and, in addition to the usual overprint for local and long-distance trails, etc, highlights the Chestnut Trail along the... Read more
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2012
  • Wandelkaart 696 Keschtnweg Sentiero del castagno | Kompass
  • Goede wandelkaart met vrijwel alle topografische details en ingetekende routes. Ook met symbolen voor toeristische bezienswaardigheden, register. Berghutten duidelijk weergegeven. Gevaarlijke wandelroutes zijn goed herkenbaar. GPS toepasbaar. Inclusief een Duitstalig boekje met informatie en routesuggesties. • Mit einer Gesamtlänge von etwa 60... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Porto Rotondo to Capo Comino
  • Porto Rotondo - Capo Comino area in a series of contoured, GPS compatible maps at 1:60,000 from Ed. Abies, with extensive tourist information including special recreational routes plus additional coverage at more detailed scales of selected popular areas. *Main series at 1:60,000 (Nos. 1 to 12)*The maps have contours at 100m intervals and... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 9 Da Porto Rotondo a Capo Comino | Abies
  • Behoorlijk gedetailleerde toeristische kaart met schaal 1:60,000) van een deel van Sardinië met ingetekende wandel-, fiets-, en Kayakroutes en hoogtelijnen (100 m). Tevens staan allerlei toeristsche plaatsen zoals duikspots, campings, en musea weergegeven. De legenda is in het Italiaans en Engels. GPS-kompatibel (UTM-ED 50) Met deze 12 delige... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Monte Baldo
  • Map No. 129, Monte Baldo, at 1:25,000 on a double-sided map from Kompass, printed on sturdy waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper and covering an area to the east of the northern part of Lake Garda.This title is part of a series of Kompass maps providing detailed coverage of the Dolomites and Lake Garda area, supplementing their main... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 129 Monte Baldo | Kompass
  • Goede wandelkaart met vrijwel alle topografische details en ingetekende routes. Ook met symbolen voor toeristische bezienswaardigheden, register. Berghutten duidelijk weergegeven. Gevaarlijke wandelroutes zijn goed herkenbaar. GPS toepasbaar. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Italy: L`Escursionista Hiking Maps of the Environs of Bologna
  • The southern part of the Bologna province on contoured and GPS compatible maps at 1:25,000 from L`Escursionista Editore, highlighting waymarked walking trails and other local paths, not signposted but open to hikers. Topography is presented by contours at 20m intervals with relief shading and colouring indicating orchards and woodlands, plus... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • 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
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Classic Tour du Mont Blanc Trek (Huts) Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Self guided walk following the Classic Tour du Mont Blanc through France, Italy and Switzerland. Our Classic Tour du Mont Blanc starts and finishes in Les Houches and covers most of the TMB apart from the two sections in the Val Veni around Courmayeur and the section from Ferret to Champex in the Swiss Val Ferret. It includes the start through... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Classic Tuscany
  • Walking in Tuscany; Volterra, San Gimignano, Colle Val D'Elsa, Siena on a self-guided trip. Treat yourself to a week under the Tuscan sun; slow down to take in the classic sights of Volterra, San Gimignano, Colle Val D’Elsa Monteriggioni and Siena on foot—the best way to relax and immerse yourself in Tuscany. Follow trails between hilltop... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • The High Dolomites Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • A self guided walking holiday in the high Dolomites. The Alta Via is a collection of high mountain paths criss-crossing the Dolomites and entirely alpine. Walking this route gives you the chance to stay in the mountain huts (rifugios) at high altitude, which have accommodated walkers for many years and offer simple yet comfortable... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Majella National Park Trail Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Hike through a relatively undiscovered part of Italy, in the Majella National Park. The Majella National Park is located in the region of Abruzzo, central Italy. Abruzzo stretches from the heart of the Apennines out to the Adriatic sea and is known for its dramatic mountain scenery, diverse landscapes and untouched nature. Famed for its... Read more
Macs Adventure
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
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Complete Tour du Mont Blanc (Huts) Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Self guided walk following the Classic Tour du Mont Blanc through France, Italy and Switzerland. The Complete Tour du Mont Blanc starts and finishes in Les Houches and covers every step of this classic Alpine trek through France, Italy and Switzerland. For the serious walker with a sense of aesthetic there really is no other option for the Tour... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Classic Tuscany Short Break
  • Walking in Tuscany; Volterra, San Gimignano, Colle di Val D'Elsa, Siena on a self-guided trip. Spend 4 nights exploring Tuscany on foot, walking between atmospheric ancient hilltop towns of Volterra, San Gimignano, Colle di Val D’ Elsa and Siena. Soak up the views as you wander between Etruscan olive groves, vineyards and over rolling green... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Treasures of Tuscany & Umbria
  • Self guided walking tour discovering the best of Tuscany and Umbria; from Siena to Perugia and on to Florence. Explore the absolute best of Tuscany and Umbria on foot; starting with the medieval and Renaissance hill-top towns of Siena and Pienza, on to historic Perugia and ending in iconic Florence. Nestled in the green heart of Italy, you’ll... Read more
Macs Adventure
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  • Barolo Vineyard Trail Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Gourmet Walking Holiday in Piedmont. The Barolo Vineyard Walking Trail winds its way through Piedmont, Italy’s hidden paradise for wine connoisseurs and gourmets. It explores the Langhe region, set between the Alps and the Apennine mountains, which is blessed with fertile lands that produce the Tube Magnatum, a prized white truffle, and one of... Read more
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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Dolomites to Lake Garda
  • Self-guided walking tour from the Brenta Dolomites to Lake Garda. Walk from the sky-scraping limestone peaks of the Brenta Dolomites to the shimmering shores of Lake Garda. Combine classic hut-to-hut hikes in the Dolomites with relaxed walking at Lake Garda Experience the atmosphere of remote and historic mountain huts (rifugi), riding a... 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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  • 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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  • emputt 2016-02-16 01:34:51
  • Long distance hike in end of May/June?
  • Hi there,

    I am from the USA and am looking to do a long-distance hike in the end of May through early June, was thinking of doing about 21 days (give or take) and covering anywhere from 100-375km in that time (upper end would have to be an easier trail to cover the distance in my allotted time) and was initially looking into Europe (particularly Germany) but am really up to go anywhere in the world.

    What I want from it:
    - Stunning scenery - ideally GREEN landscape/rolling hills/mountains/forests to rivers to castles, etc etc.
    - Scattered small villages along the trail (they don't have to be every night but maybe every 3 nights at least?)
    - Not super overpopulated

    Any help would be much appreciated! Thank you!!
    Emily
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  • Ilan 2015-01-31 09:55:10
  • Looking for a 2 week hike in north Italy early april
  • Hi

    We have 2 weeks in early April. We land in Milan.
    Would like to hike 2 weeks straight.
    Any suggestions?
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  • Ilan 2015-01-24 20:15:03
  • 2 weeks hike in April
  • Hello,

    I have air tickets to Milan in early April.
    Am looking for a 14 day hike, preferably inn to inn.
    Any suggestions are welcome. I looked at the weather. Seems like mountain hike is out of the question...
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  • greg 2012-08-28 23:06:20
  • Hiking in Dolomiti (late September)
  • My brother and I are flying into Bergamo on Sept 27th and would love to do a refuge to refuge hike in the dolomites or alps nearby for 3 days. The problem is that most or all of the CAI refuges appear to be closed. Can anyone recommend anything?
    Thanks
    belgooly41
    • Henk Nouws 2012-08-31 11:14:12
    • I can't promise anything of course, but when I did a hike in the Dolomites (AV1 and AV3) in september - october, the huts were closed too. However, every hut had a winter quarter. Nothing luxurious, but a bed and water nearby. You must carry your own food, cooking stuff, sleeping bag. However, you run the risk that there is nothing at all. Also, I'm speaking of many years ago.
    • greg 2012-08-31 16:40:56
    • Thanks Henk appreciate it
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