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
2014
  • Walking on the Amalfi Coast
  • This walking guidebook has 30 day walks on and around the Amalfi Coast. The areas covered include Amalfi, Sorrento, Positano and the idyllic islands of Capri and Ischia. Criss-crossed by ancient mule tracks and pilgrim routes, the region offers a variety of walks from family strolls to strenuous treks. 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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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
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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  • 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
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United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2016
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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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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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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids Alpe-Adria-Trail | Rother
  • Lange afstandswandelpad van 700km, onderverdeeld in 40 etappes van de Grossglockner in Karinthië door Slovenië en Friuli-Venezia Giulia naar Trieste. Deze handzame wandelgids bevat de routebeschrijving met wandelroutekaarten, hoogteprofielen en praktische informatie.Duitstalig 40 Höhenprofile; 40 Wanderkärtchen im Maßstab 1:75.000, eine... Read more
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2015
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2012
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2012
  • Wandelgids 88 Rund um Sterzing: Wipptal, Vom Brenner bis Brixen | Rother
  • Uitstekende wandelgids met 50 dagtochten in dal en hooggebergte. Met praktische informatie en beperkt kaartmateriaal! Wandelingen in verschillende zwaarte weergegeven in rood/blauw/zwart. Duits. Das Gebiet dieses Wanderführers erstreckt sich vom Brenner bis nach Brixen und umfaßt damit das Wipp- und Eisacktal samt ihrer Nebentäler Pfitscher... Read more
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2015
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2015
  • Wandelgids Sicilië en de Eolische eilanden | Elmar
  • Deze wandelgids is een vertaling van de oorspronkelijke duitse versie. Het zijn klassiekers onder de wandelgidsen. Uitstekende wandelgids met een groot aantal dagtochten in dal en hooggebergte. Met praktische informatie en beperkt kaartmateriaal! Wandelingen in verschillende zwaarte weergegeven in rood/blauw/zwart. De Rother wandelgids Sicilië... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Collio - Brda - Gorizia Tabacco 25K Map
  • Collio - Brda - Gorizia 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 titles in this... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 054 Collio - Brda - Gorizia | Tabacco
  • Korada - M. Sabotino - Corno di Rosazzo - Cormòns - Gradisca d'Isonzo - Nova Goriça - Carso Goriziano 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... Read more
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  • Laces/Latsch - Val Martello/Martell - Silandro/Schlanders Tabacco 25K Map
  • Laces/Latsch - Val Martello/Martell - Silandro/Schlanders 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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  • Prealpi Giulie - Valli del Torre Tabacco 25K Map
  • Prealpi Giulie - Valli del Torre 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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  • Wandelkaart 026 Prealpi Giulie - Valli del Torre | 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
  • San Remo - Imperia - Monte Carlo - Tende 50K IGC Map No. 14
  • The westernmost part of the Italian Riviera with coverage extending from Monte Carlo to Imperia and northwards to Tende, 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,... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 14 San remo, imperia, monte carlo | 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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United Kingdom
  • Val Anterselva/Antholz - Val Casies/Gsieser Tal Tabacco 25K Map
  • Dolomiti di Braies/Pragser Dolomiten - Marebbe/Ennberg 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 Di Anterselva / Casies
  • Dolomiti di Braies/Pragser Dolomiten - Marebbe/Ennberg 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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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
  • 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
  • Arezzo - Casentino - Foreste Casentinesi - Monte Falterona - Cortona
  • Arezzo - Casentino - Monte Falterona map at 1:50,000 from Kompass, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. Coverage includes Foreste Casentinesi National Park. Contours are at 40m intervals, with a 2-km UTM grid. Extensive overprint includes GEA - Grande Escursione Appenninica, Sentiero Italia, etc, plus cycling and... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 2459 Arezzo, Casentino | 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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United Kingdom
  • Valle Maira - Acceglio 25K IGC Map No. 111
  • Valle Maira - Acceglio 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 by shading and graphic relief for very clear... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 111 Valle Maira, Acceglio, monte Chambeyron | IGC
  • IGC heeft een serie gedetailleerde wandelkaarten voor het Italiaanse gedeelte van de Maritieme Alpen en Mercantour. 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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  • 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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  • Merano and the Surrounding Area
  • Merano and the Surrounding area on a GPS compatible hiking and recreational map at 1:50,000 from Kompass, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. Coverage extends from Bolzano in the south to the Tessa / Texel Natural Park and across the border to Obergurlg in the Ötztaler Alps in Austria. On the reverse is a panorama... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 53 Meran und Umgebung/Merano 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. Inclusief een Duitstalig boekje met informatie en routesuggesties. KOMPASS Wanderkarten enthalten alles Wissenswerte... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Como 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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  • Italy: Ed. Abies Maps of Sardinia`s Trenino Verde Railway Routes
  • Sardinia’s Trenino Verde tourist railway lines, crossing some of the island’s wildest terrain and run with vintage diesel and steam locomotives, with the surrounding area on detailed, contoured and GPS compatible maps at 1:40,000 from Edizioni Abies. Each title is available either separately or as part of a set of three or four maps.Topography... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Ortles - Cevedale /Ortlergebiet Tabacco 25K Map
  • Ortles - Cevedale /Ortlergebiet 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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  • Ortles, Cevedale
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  • Wandelkaart 08 Ortles - Cevedale - Ortlergebiet | 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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  • Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park
  • Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park in Umbria, the Marches, Lazio and Abruzzo on a double-sided, GPS compatible hiking and recreational map at 1:50,000 from Kompass, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. Contours are at 40m intervals, with a 2-km UTM grid. In addition to the region’s numerous local hiking... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • 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
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
  • Amalfi In Style Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Self guided walking holiday along the Amalfi Coast staying in 4 star hotels. The Amalfi Coast has drawn film stars and celebrities to it’s stunning coast line since Victorian times and its attraction is no less strong today. Huge cliffs tumble hundreds of metres into the turquoise Mediterranean sea to create a beautiful coastline, listed by... Read more
Macs Adventure
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
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Trails of the Cinque Terre Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Discover the villages of the Cinque Terre on foot. The best way to discover the Cinque Terre is on foot. Five fishing villages nestled into the steep coastline of the Ligurian Riviera make up the Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Smell the sea as you walk along ancient walking trails clinging to the steep cliffs, marvel at the... Read more
Macs Adventure
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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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  • Classic Walks of Mont Blanc
  • Self guided walks on classic Mont Blanc trails. Iconic Alpine walking offering sublime mountain views on both sides of the Mont Blanc Massif. Towering Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Western Europe is the dominating presence here and you can experience mountain life from both the French and Italian perspectives. Based in the towns of... Read more
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  • Amalfi Coast & Mountains Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Panaromic views, dramatic coastal scenery and charming hotels. Enjoy La Dolce Vita on the Amalfi Coast. High cliffs tumble hundreds of metres into the turquoise Mediterranean sea to create an indescribably beautiful coastline, listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site. Picturesque villages and towns perched on the hillside combined with an... Read more
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  • Orvieto to Rome Self Guided Walking Tour
  • Final Section of the Via Francigena from Orvieto to Rome. Follow the Via Francigena from the Etruscan city of Orvieto through the classic Italian landscapes of Umbria and Lazio to Rome. This is a journey of superlatives taking in Etruscan towns, fine wines, historic villages, ancient pilgrim trails, delicious food and the delights of Rome. ... Read more
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  • Via Francigena: Final Stage - Montefiascone to Rome
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  • Going Wild in Sardinia Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Walking in the Supramonte Mountains. Discover Sardinia’s untouched wild landscape, walking through the rugged Supramonte mountains towards the east coast, where the rocky cliffs meet gleaming white sands and a bright azure ocean. Sardinia’s dramatic mountainous scenery and stunning coastline, coupled with its unique, distinct culture and... Read more
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  • Tuscany: From Florence to Siena Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Food, wine and walking holiday in the Chianti Region of Tuscany. Discover the magic of Chianti; old farmhouses, medieval villages, rows of cypress trees, quiet forests of oak, beach and chestnut, the lively atmosphere of an outside table on the piazza and the cherry flavours of a glass of Chianti Classico. This is the definitive Tuscany!... Read more
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  • The Amalfi Coast & Sorrento Peninsula
  • Self guided walking tour along the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento Peninsula, including Amalfi, Ravello, Isle of Capri, Positano and Sorrento. Discover the best of the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento on foot as you explore walking trails high above the turquoise Mediterranean, hiking between pretty villages that cling to cliff faces. You’ll also visit the... 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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