Karnischer Alpen

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Karnischer Alpen

Squeezed in between the Dolomites in the south, and the Lienzer Dolomites in the northwest, it is surprising that this mountain range – the Carnic Alps - does nót consist of limestone. The area has a green overall appearance.

There are lots of trails hewn out of the rocks by soldiers during the first world war. The range is more or less one, long ridge, and this was the frontier between Italy and Austria.

From east to west, a string of Italian and Austrian mountain huts make it easy to follow the ridge without ever descending. The Karnischer Höhenweg (or E10, Via Alpina, Südalpenweg) follows this ridge. The range ends where the Karawanken start, near Villach. The area is not very crowded. Highest summit is the Hohe Warte, 2.780 m.

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Trails in this region

Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2018
  • The Karnischer Hohenweg
  • English-language guidebook to the Karnischer Höhenweg, a 170km waymarked hut-to-hut trek along the border between Italy and Austria. Also known as the Carnic Peace Trail, it runs west to east along the Ridge of the Carnic Alps, the site of the WW1 front line. With information on planning your trip, accommodation and the history of the area. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2018
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids Trekking the Karnischer Höhenweg | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids van deze mooie route. goed beschreven met veel praktische informatie om de route te kunnen lopen, inclusief redelijke kaarten This guidebook describes the Karnischer Höhenweg; a 169km long-distance walk through the beautiful Carnic Alps which straddle the border between Austria and Italy. Following a high Alpine trail... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
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Kompass
Germany
  • Südtirol
  • 3in1: Das KOMPASS-Outdoor-Karten-Ringbuch mit großflächiger Gebietsabdeckung beinhaltet sämtliche Aktivthemen wie Wandern, Mountainbike etc. Die einzeln entnehmbaren Kartenblätter sind aus reiß- und wetterfestem Material und verbinden die Informationen von Wander-, Winter- und Fahrradkarten imDetailmaßstab von 1:35 000.Destination:- Südtirol... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Höhenwege & Gipfelziele - Bergwandern in Osttirol und Oberkärnten
  • Dieses neue Bild-Wanderbuch pr sentiert die sch nsten H henwege und Gipfelziele der vielf ltigen Bergwelt Osttirols und Oberk rntens. Die reich bebilderten Tourenvorschl ge zu jeder Region werden dabei so pr sentiert, dass sie einen gr tm glichen Einblick in den Routenverlauf der vorgestellten Tour erlauben. Ideal also zum Vor- und... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Höhenwege & Gipfelziele - Bergwandern in Osttirol und Oberkärnten
  • Dieses neue Bild-Wanderbuch pr sentiert die sch nsten H henwege und Gipfelziele der vielf ltigen Bergwelt Osttirols und Oberk rntens. Die reich bebilderten Tourenvorschl ge zu jeder Region werden dabei so pr sentiert, dass sie einen gr tm glichen Einblick in den Routenverlauf der vorgestellten Tour erlauben. Ideal also zum Vor- und... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2014
  • Walking in the Bavarian Alps
  • Guidebook describing a both valley and mountain walks and treks in the Bavarian Alps. 85 walks are covered, including graded mountain routes, gentler valley walks, hut-to-hut routes and two multi-day tours, arranged by region with practical information on transport, accommodation and the like. Since the last edition of this guide many of the... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2014
  • Walking in the Bavarian Alps
  • Guidebook describing a both valley and mountain walks and treks in the Bavarian Alps. 85 walks are covered, including graded mountain routes, gentler valley walks, hut-to-hut routes and two multi-day tours, arranged by region with practical information on transport, accommodation and the like. Since the last edition of this guide many of the... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Un Jubilado En Los Alpes
  • Se aproximaba el verano y era necesario decidirse. Entre unos pocos proyectos previstos hasta esos dias, que habian ido surgiendo en mi imaginacion durante el invierno, se fueron concretando a mitad de la primavera la posibilidad de caminar por el Himalaya, en Cachemira, recorrer algunos valles del Caucaso al norte de Georgia o atravesar los... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Un Jubilado En Los Alpes
  • Se aproximaba el verano y era necesario decidirse. Entre unos pocos proyectos previstos hasta esos dias, que habian ido surgiendo en mi imaginacion durante el invierno, se fueron concretando a mitad de la primavera la posibilidad de caminar por el Himalaya, en Cachemira, recorrer algunos valles del Caucaso al norte de Georgia o atravesar los... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
  • Wandelgids Osttirol | Rother
  • De ‘Rother Wanderbücher’ behandelen telkens de 50 mooiste wandelingen, die variëren van eenvoudige kindvriendelijke wandelingen tot routes die aanzienlijk meer ervaring vereisen. Uitvoerige routebeschrijvingen, een aantrekkelijke lay-out met vele kleurenfoto’s; niets aan duidelijkheid te wensen gelaten hoogteprofielen, kaartjes met de... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Over the Top & Back Again
  • Book of the Year Bronze Award 2010 (travel essays category), ForeWord Magazine After hiking some of the world's great trails, Brandon Wilson was excited to hear about the Via Alpina, paths running across eight countries on the backbone of the Alps. Besides promising immersion into Alpine life and wilderness, it was the ultimate adventure. It... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Over the Top & Back Again
  • Book of the Year Bronze Award 2010 (travel essays category), ForeWord Magazine After hiking some of the world's great trails, Brandon Wilson was excited to hear about the Via Alpina, paths running across eight countries on the backbone of the Alps. Besides promising immersion into Alpine life and wilderness, it was the ultimate adventure. It... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
2016
  • Osttirol
  • Destination:- Osttirols landschaftliche Vielfalt reicht vom vergletscherten Hauptkamm der Hohen Tauern im Norden bis zu den Kalkzinnen der Lienzer Dolomiten und Karnischen Alpen im Süden.- Unterschiedliche geologische Bedingungen, etwa die Gesteine des Tauernfensters, die Alten Gneise im Defereggengebirge oder die Kalkbastionen südlich von... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2016
  • WF5620 Oost-Tirol Kompass
  • De Kompass wandelgids + kaart geeft een overzicht van alle wandelroutes in het gebied met nauwkeurige routeaanwijzingen en hoogteaanduidingen, De extra grote kaart, schaal 1:35 000, is ideaal om van te voren uw route uit te stippelen en om onderweg te gebruiken • naast de bekende bestemmingen, worden ook de minder bekende vermeld • openbaar... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2016
  • WF5620 Oost-Tirol Kompass
  • De Kompass wandelgids + kaart geeft een overzicht van alle wandelroutes in het gebied met nauwkeurige routeaanwijzingen en hoogteaanduidingen, De extra grote kaart, schaal 1:35 000, is ideaal om van te voren uw route uit te stippelen en om onderweg te gebruiken • naast de bekende bestemmingen, worden ook de minder bekende vermeld • openbaar... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids 5620 Osttirol | Kompass
  • Wandelgids + wandelkaart van Osttirol met 50 ingetekende routes in Osttirol. Die KOMPASS Wanderführer enthalten eine praktische Tourenübersicht mit exakten Wegbeschreibungen und Höhenprofil. Die beigelegte Tourenkarte im Maßstab 1:100.000 erleichtert die Planung Ihrer Tour. Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids Kärnten - Karinthië Alm- und Hüttenwanderungen | Rother
  • De ‘Rother Wanderbücher’ behandelen telkens de 50 mooiste wandelingen, die variëren van eenvoudige kindvriendelijke wandelingen tot routes die aanzienlijk meer ervaring vereisen. Uitvoerige routebeschrijvingen, een aantrekkelijke lay-out met vele kleurenfoto’s; niets aan duidelijkheid te wensen gelaten hoogteprofielen, kaartjes met de... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Netherlands
  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Over the Top & Back Again
  • Book of the Year Bronze Award 2010 (travel essays category), ForeWord Magazine After hiking some of the world's great trails, Brandon Wilson was excited to hear about the Via Alpina, paths running across eight countries on the backbone of the Alps. Besides promising immersion into Alpine life and wilderness, it was the ultimate adventure. It... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Over the Top & Back Again
  • Book of the Year Bronze Award 2010 (travel essays category), ForeWord Magazine After hiking some of the world's great trails, Brandon Wilson was excited to hear about the Via Alpina, paths running across eight countries on the backbone of the Alps. Besides promising immersion into Alpine life and wilderness, it was the ultimate adventure. It... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
2015
  • Dolomiten 6 - Sextener Dolomiten - Hochpustertal
  • Destination:- Die „Sextener´´ erheben sich im Nordosten der Dolomiten zwischen Sextental und Val d’Ansiei; sie grenzen nördlich an den Karnischen Hauptkamm, östlich an die Karnischen Alpen, südlich an die Marmarole und westlich an die Pragser Dolomiten und das Cristallomassiv.- Ihre berühmtesten Gipfel kennt jeder: die Drei Zinnen. Den... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2015
  • WF5733 Dolomiten blad 6 Sextner • Hochpustertal Kompass
  • Destination:. Die ''Sextener'' erheben sich im Nordosten der Dolomiten zwischen Sextental und Val d'Ansiei; sie grenzen nördlich an den Karnischen Hauptkamm, östlich an die Karnischen Alpen, südlich an die Marmarole und westlich an die Pragser Dolomiten und das Cristallomassiv.. Ihre berühmtesten Gipfel kennt jeder: die Drei Zinnen. Den... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2015
  • WF5733 Dolomiten blad 6 Sextner • Hochpustertal Kompass
  • Destination:. Die ''Sextener'' erheben sich im Nordosten der Dolomiten zwischen Sextental und Val d'Ansiei; sie grenzen nördlich an den Karnischen Hauptkamm, östlich an die Karnischen Alpen, südlich an die Marmarole und westlich an die Pragser Dolomiten und das Cristallomassiv.. Ihre berühmtesten Gipfel kennt jeder: die Drei Zinnen. Den... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids 5733 Dolomiten 6 - Sextner Dolomiten - Hochpustertal | Kompass
  • Goede wandelgids met een uitstekende beschrijving, veel informatie, hoogteprofielen en goed leesbaar kaartmateriaal. Die KOMPASS Wanderführer enthalten eine praktische Tourenübersicht mit exakten Wegbeschreibungen und Höhenprofil. Die beigelegte Tourenkarte im Maßstab 1:100.000 erleichtert die Planung Ihrer Tour. Die „Sextener“ erheben sich im... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • The Swiss Alpine Pass Route - Via Alpina Route 1
  • Guidebook to the Alpine Pass Route following the Swiss Via Alpina 1, a 360km trek east-west across Switzerland, from Sargans, on the border of Liechtenstein, to Montreux, including prologue from Liechtenstein. A demanding 3-week trek described in 18 stages, crossing 16 passes including the 2778m Hohtürli. Requires good fitness and experience. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2017
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2017
Bol.com
Netherlands
2017
  • The Swiss alpine pass route - Via Alpina route 1
  • This guidebook presents the stunning Alpine Pass Route, now fully waymarked as Via Alpina 1. The 360km trail traverses Switzerland from east to west, from Sargans near the Liechtenstein border to Montreux on Lac Léman (Lake Geneva). Crossing sixteen Alpine passes, it showcases some of the country's most breathtaking mountain landscapes,... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2017
  • The Swiss alpine pass route - Via Alpina route 1
  • This guidebook presents the stunning Alpine Pass Route, now fully waymarked as Via Alpina 1. The 360km trail traverses Switzerland from east to west, from Sargans near the Liechtenstein border to Montreux on Lac Léman (Lake Geneva). Crossing sixteen Alpine passes, it showcases some of the country's most breathtaking mountain landscapes,... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids Swiss Alpine Pass Route - Via Alpina 1 | Cicerone
  • Uistekende wandelgids van de Via Alpina dwars door Zwitserland. This guidebook presents the stunning Alpine Pass Route, now fully waymarked as Via Alpina 1. The 360km trail traverses Switzerland from east to west, from Sargans near the Liechtenstein border to Montreux on Lac Léman (Lake Geneva). Crossing sixteen Alpine passes, it showcases some... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
  • Julische Alpen
  • Destination:- Die Julischen Alpen sind ein Gebirgsstock der Südlichen Kalkalpen, der sich auf die slowenischen Gebiete Ober- und Innerkrain und die italienische Region Friaul-Julisch Venetien aufteilt.- Rund 10.000 Kilometer markierte Wege und rund 150 Zweitausender in den Julischen Alpen lassen Wanderfreunde schwärmen.- Zu den Highlights des... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • WF5966 Julische Alpen mit Karte Kompass
  • De Kompass wandelgids + kaart geeft een overzicht van alle wandelroutes in het gebied met nauwkeurige routeaanwijzingen en hoogteaanduidingen, De extra grote kaart, schaal 1:35 000, is ideaal om van te voren uw route uit te stippelen en om onderweg te gebruiken; naast de bekende bestemmingen, worden ook de minder bekende vermeld; openbaar... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • WF5966 Julische Alpen mit Karte Kompass
  • De Kompass wandelgids + kaart geeft een overzicht van alle wandelroutes in het gebied met nauwkeurige routeaanwijzingen en hoogteaanduidingen, De extra grote kaart, schaal 1:35 000, is ideaal om van te voren uw route uit te stippelen en om onderweg te gebruiken; naast de bekende bestemmingen, worden ook de minder bekende vermeld; openbaar... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
  • Reisgids Kunstreiseführer Friaul und Triest | Dumont
  • Zeer diepgaande reisgids op het gebied van kunst, cultuur en geschiedenis. Veel plattegronden van interessante bezienswaardigheden, beschrijvingen van achtergronden. Absoluut een aanrader voor de geïnteresseerde reiziger! Das Thema dieses Kunst-Reiseführers ist die italienische Region Friaul-Julisch Venetien. Sie besteht aus zwei Provinzen, von... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
2010
  • DuMont Kunst-Reiseführer Friaul und Triest
  • Das Thema dieses Kunst-Reiseführers ist die italienische Region Friaul- Julisch Venetien. Sie besteht aus zwei Provinzen, von denen das Friaul die weitaus größere ist. Julisch Venetien dagegen umfasst seit 1954 nur noch die Stadt Triest und einen kleinen Küstenstreifen bis Muggia. Wie ein Amphitheater liegt das Friaul im äußersten Nordosten... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Styrian Winelands - Southwest Styria F&B WK411
  • Styrian Winelands area south-eastern Austria presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information. To see the list of currently available titles in this series please... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Goms - Aletsch
  • Goms - Aletsch area of the Bernese Oberland at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional routes, as well as other local hiking trails.Cartography is similar to that used both in... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Adelboden - Lenk
  • Adelboden - Lenk area of the western Bernese Oberland, from Gstaad to Frutigen and Leukerbad at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional routes, as well as other local hiking... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Italy: IGC 50K Walking Maps of North-Western Italy
  • Italian Alps and Piedmont, the lakes and northern Lombardy, and the Italian Riviera at 1:50,000 from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale on contoured hiking maps with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc.The maps have contours at 50m intervals, enhanced by shading and graphic relief. An overprint... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Haslital: Grindelwald - Engelberg 50K Hallwag Outdoor Map No. 5
  • Haslital area, from Grindelwald to Engelberg, at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional routes, as well as other local hiking trails.Cartography is similar to that used both in... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Val Brembana - Valsassina - Le Grigne: Lecco - Bergamo 50K IGC Map No. 22
  • Val Brembana - Valsassina - Le Grigne area including Lecco and Bergamo 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... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Montreux
  • Montreux - Col du Pillon area at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional routes, as well as other local hiking trails.Cartography is similar to that used both in Hallwag’s hiking... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Albenga - Alassio - Savona 50K IGC Map No. 15
  • The coast of the Italian Riviera around Albenga, Alassio and Savona 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... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Val Venosta / Vinschgau K+F Outdoor 1
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Lake Lucerne
  • Lake Lucerne area at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional routes, as well as other local hiking trails.Cartography is similar to that used both in Hallwag’s hiking atlases and... Read more
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  • Lake Garda - Lake Idro - Monte Baldo - Verona K+F Outdoor Map 7
  • Lake Garda - Lake d`Idro - Monte Baldo - Verona area at 1:50,000 in a series of waterproof and tear-resistant, GPS compatible and contoured recreational maps from Kümmerly + Frey with both local and long-distance hiking and cycling trails, ski routes, sites for other outdoor pursuits, accommodation, bus stops, etc. An inset provides a small... Read more
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  • Lake Como K+F Outdoor Map 9
  • Lake Como area at 1:50,000 on a double-sided, waterproof and tear-resistant, GPS compatible and contoured recreational maps from Kümmerly + Frey with both local and long-distance hiking and cycling trails, ski routes, sites for other outdoor pursuits, accommodation, bus stops, etc. Coverage includes the northern part of Lake Lugano and extends... Read more
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  • Via Alpina Long-distance Hiking Trail
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