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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2015
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • The Way of St Francis
  • Guidebook to walking the Way of St Francis, Via di Francesco. 550km pilgrimage from Florence, through Assisi to Rome through Central Italy visiting key sites from the saint's life. Described in 28 stages, the guide to the month-long route includes detailed maps, profiles and information about all the shrines, churches and towns along the way. Read more
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United Kingdom
2015
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Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids - Pelgrimsroute The Way of St Francis | Cicerone
  • This guidebook to the Way of St Francis describes a 550km month-long pilgrim trail through the green heart of Italy. The route begins at Florence and goes through Assisi before its climax in Rome, exploring the mountains of Umbria, Tuscany and Lazio on the way. The route is split into 28 stages, each graded from 'easy' to 'hard'. Some stages... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Alpi di Ledro - Valli Giudicarie Kompass 071
  • Map No. 071, Alpi di Ledro - Valli Giudicarie, 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 extensive coverage of hiking... 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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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2016
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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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United Kingdom
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United Kingdom
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Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Reise-Taschenbuch Emilia-Romagna | Dumont
  • Een praktisch handboek voor alle individuele en georganiseerde reizigers. Van ieder hoofdstuk de belangrijkste informatie in één oogopslag: de bezienswaardigheden, tips en bijzondere ontdekkingen, mooiste routes enz. Inclusief uitneembare kaart. Die Emilia-Romagna wird gern »Bauch Italiens« genannt, werden doch in der Region zwischen Po-Ebene,... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Reisgids Capitool Sardinië | Unieboek
  • Prachtig geillustreerde reisgids met o.a. 3D tekeningen, fraaie kaarten en geweldige foto’s. Daarnaast uitgebreide achtergrondbeschrijvingen. Echt om in de stemming te komen! Groot formaat gids. Capitool Reisgids De reisgids Sardinië is ideaal in gebruik vóór; tijdens en na de reis. Inmiddels is Capitool, met meer dan 100 titels, al jaren... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Dominicus Apulië | Gottmer
  • Rijk geillustreerde gids met nadruk op historische en culturele hoogtepunten. Daarnaast nog veel besprekingen van toeristische plaatsen. Zonder meer een complete gids. Een prettig leesboek voor, tijdens en na de reis. De Italiaanse regio Apulië ligt in de hak van de laars. Nog niet zo toeristisch als Toscane, maar wel een heel bijzonder gebied... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Pocket Guide Bologna | Berlitz
  • Een handzame engelstalige reisgids met bezienswaardigheden, kaartjes, hotels en restaurants. Capital of Emilia Romagna, arguably the most civilised region of Italy, Bologna is renowned for its university, its cuisine and its traditional left-wing stance. The ultimate foodie destination, Bologna is also famous for its beautifully preserved... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Trotter Sardinie | Lannoo
  • Eigenzinnig en informatief: Van reizigers voor reizigers. De ideale reisgenoot De enige reisgids met gevoel voor humor De enige reisgids die je niet loodst langs de platgetreden paden maar de reiziger juist informatie geeft over bezienswaardigheden/ restaurants/ hotels/cafés... Meer dan 90 bestemmingen: City - Europa - Wereld Beroemd om zijn... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Capitool compact Napels & Amalfi-kust | Unieboek
  • De naam zegt het al: een compacte versie van de veel geprezen Capitool serie. Eigenlijk vergelijkbaar met veel illustraties, veel aandacht voor cultuur en bevolking en hier en daar praktische informatie. Kleine versie, handig in de binnenzak. Levendige stad Sommige mensen vinden de stad opwindend, terwijl anderen worden overweldigd door alles... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2008
  • Reisgids Central Italy - Italië | Blue Guides
  • Een absolute topper als het gaat om cultuurhistorische beschrijvingen van bezienswaardigheden, opgravingen en belangrijke musea. Met veel illustraties in de vorm van foto's; schetsen en kaartjes. Echt een specialistische gids voor kunst en cultuur op hoog niveau. This is the best-researched, best-presented, most comprehensive cultural guides in... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Alta Valle Stura di Demonte
  • Alta Valle Stura di Demonte in the Italian Alps presented at 1:25,000 in a series of large, contoured and GPS compatible walking maps from Fraternali Editore, printed on light, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. Maps in this series have topography shown by contour lines at 5m intervals with relief shading, spot heights, and... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 13 Alta Valle Stura di Demonte | Fraternali editore
  • Gebied: Argentera, Castelmagno, Canosio, Demonte, Marmora, Pietraporzio, Sambuco, Vinadio Een uitstekende wandelkaart van de westkant van Italie waar tot voor kort geen echt goede kaarten beschikbaar waren. De lokale uitgeverij Fraternali heeft een prachtige serie gemaakt van wandelkaarten met schaal 1:25.000. De kaarten zijn gedrukt op scheur-... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Tolmin - Bohinjske Gore - Krn - Vogel - Rodica Tabacco 066
  • 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 titles in this series please click on the series link.Maps... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 066 Tolmin - Boinjske Gore - Krn - Vogel - Rodica | 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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United Kingdom
  • Lanzo - Viù - Chialamberto - Locana 25K IGC Map No. 110
  • Lanzo - Viù - Chialamberto - Locana – Cirié – Basse Valli di Lanzo area at 1:25,000 in a series of contoured, GPS compatible walking maps from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale, highlighting hiking trails including long-distance routes, ski routes and alpine accommodation. Maps in this series have contours at 25m intervals, enhanced... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Catinaccio / Rosengarten - Latemar Kompass 629
  • Catinaccio / Rosengarten – Latemar 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 (Alte... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 629 Rosengarten - Cantinaccio-Latemar | 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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United Kingdom
  • Tour of Saint-Bernard L`Escursionista Map-Guide
  • Tour of Saint-Bernard long-distance hiking route presented on a waterproof and tear-resistant, contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 published jointly by L’Escursionista Editore and Editrek, plus a separate multilingual guide booklet with stage by stage descriptions and other tourist information.Contour interval is 25m and the map has... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart Tour du Saint-Bernard | Escursionista
  • Uitstekende wandelkaart van een lange afstands wandeling, de Tour du Saint Bernard, op schaal 1:25.000. Met o.a. een Nederlandstalige beschrijving, op de kaart staan alle noodzakelijke gegevens als hutten, de route en hoogtelijnen. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Siena - Volterra - Massa Marittima - Roccastrada Kompass 2462
  • Siena - Volterra - Massa Marittima - Rocca Strada map at 1:50,000 from Kompass, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. Coverage includes Colle di Va d’Elsa, Casole d’Elsa, Metallifere hills, etc. Contours are at 40m intervals, with a 2-km UTM grid. Extensive overprint includes GEA - Grande Escursione Appenninica,... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 2462 Siena, Volterra Massa Marittima Roccastrada | Kompass
  • Goede wandelkaart en fietskaart met vrijwel alle topografische details en ingetekende routes. Ook met symbolen voor toeristische bezienswaardigheden. Ook kun je deze kaart goed gebruiken voor de fiets, al is het een klein gebied. Dubbelzijdige kaart. Duidelijke wandelkaart en fietskaart met hoogtelijnen, bezienswaardigheden, hutten, campings,... 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
  • Alpago - Cansiglio - Piancavallo - Valcellina Tabacco 012
  • Alpago - Cansiglio - Piancavallo – Valcellina 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... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Como Swisstopo 297
  • Como, map No. 297, 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 on... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart - Topografische kaart 297 Como – Tessin | 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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United Kingdom
  • Val de Peio - Val di Rabbi - Val di Sole Tabacco 048
  • Val de Peio - Val di Rabbi - Val di Sole 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... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 048 Val di Peio - Val di Rabbi - Val di Sole | 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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United Kingdom
  • Val Senales / Schnalstal - Naturno / Naturns Tabacco 04
  • Val Senales/Schnalstal - Naturno/Naturns 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... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 04 Val Senales - Schnalstal | 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
  • Val Aurina / Ahrntal - Vedrette di Ries / Reiserferner Gruppe Tabacco 035
  • 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
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United Kingdom
  • Cagli - Fabriano - San Severino Marche Kompass 2465
  • Cagli - Fabriano - San Severino Marche area in Umbria and the Marches on a double-sided, GPS compatible hiking and recreational map at 1:50,000 from Kompass on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. Coverage includes the Gola della Rossa e di Frasassi and the Monte Cucco Natural Parks. Contours are at 40m intervals, with a 2-km... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 2465 Cagli - Fabriano - San Severino Marche | 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. KOMPASS-Wanderkarten enthalten alles Wissenswerte für Wanderer wie aktuelle Wanderwege mit Markierungen,... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cortina d`Ampezzo - Dolomiti Ampezzane Tabacco 03
  • Cortina d`Ampezzo - Dolomiti Ampezzane 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... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 03 Cortina d' Ampezzo e Dolomiti Ampezzane | 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
  • The Horn of Calabria: Costa degli Dei - Tropea - Vibo Valentia
  • The Horn of Calabria: Costa degli Dei - Tropea - Vibo Valentia at 1:50,000 on a detailed contoured map from LAC in their GlobalMap imprint, highlighting the area’s numerous beaches, campsites, and other places of interest.Topography is shown by relief shading with colouring for woodlands and names of many geographical features. Road network... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Classic Tour du Mont Blanc Trek in 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... Read more
Macs Adventure
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
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Amalfi Coastal Trails Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Self guided walking holiday along the Amalfi Coast in Italy. Walk ancient paths of the Amalfi Coast in Italy as they wind through lemon groves and terraced vineyards with rewarding views at every twist and turn. The Amalfi Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has drawn visitors to its stunning coastline since Victorian times and its attraction... Read more
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
  • Hill Towns of Tuscany
  • Self-guided inn-to-inn walking tour of Tuscany, from Montepulciano to Siena. Walk between Renaissance and medieval hill-top towns of southern Tuscany, discovering Montepulciano, Pienza, Bagno Vignoni, Montalcino, and finally Siena. Your journey winds through a unique linear, almost geometric landscape of hills, vineyards and olive trees.... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Tuscany: Chianti in Luxury
  • Walking in Tuscany; Radda in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti and to Siena. Walk Tuscan wine trails through the timeless landscapes of Chianti to Siena, staying in luxury accommodations. This very special tour combines perfect walking and opportunities to eat and learn to cook authentic Tuscan food with touring a vineyard and stays in the finest... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Highlights of the Tour du Mont Blanc in Huts Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Walk the highlights of the Tour du Mont Blanc through France, Italy and Switzerland. 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 goes through France, Switzerland and Italy takes in the very best sections of the Tour du Mont... 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
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Hill Towns of Tuscany Highlights Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Self-guided inn-to-inn walking tour between hill-top villages of southern Tuscany. This highlights tour showcases Renaissance and medieval towns nestled amongst the hills of south Tuscany. Walk from Montepulciano to Pienza, visit Sant’ Antimo Abbey and the baths at Bagno Vignoni. Then it’s on to Montalcino before finishing in the ‘Crete Senesi’... 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
  • Classic Tuscany
  • Walking in Tuscany; Volterra, San Gimignano, Colle di 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
  • Tuscany: Classic Chianti
  • Walking in Tuscany; Radda in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti and to Siena. Follow Tuscan trails through the unforgettable wine region of Chianti to Siena, whose historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This tour is an intoxicating mix of exceptional experiences as you walk from village to village through this striking region of Chianti.... Read more
Macs Adventure
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
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
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    • 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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