Alps

Description

French Alps

The Alps, main mountain range of Europe, extending from France to Slovenia, including Austria, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein. Highest summit is Mont Blanc (4.810), on the frontier of France, Switzerland and Italy, home of the popular Tour du Mont Blanc.

The Alps are, contrary to what most people think, not the largest mountain range in Europe. The Carpathians actually are more extensive, but not as high.

Often, hikers from outside Europe ask where to go in the Alps, which trail is best. Obviously, this is something every individual has to decide upon herself. The range of hiking opportunities in the Alps is huge. Beautiful country walks are within reach of snow capped mountains where someone else is sweating on a rope to get over a glacier. There are plenty of long distance trails combining different areas, although most people stick to one area. Some like to stay in a hotel and make day walks. Others fancy a hut-tour.

Let's be clear on another point: the facilities in the Alps are among the best in the world. Some would argue they are over the top. Thousands of huts – and very good ones too – lots of ski lifts, well marked trails.

Okay, we from Traildino do have some advice. First, take into account the local culture of an area. Many Alpine regions have a long and rich history which is there to enjoy. The different countries sharing the Alps are all very different, and the regional differences are equally astonishing. This is really a part of the fun here: enjoying nature, enjoying people and hospitality. Second tip: famous is not best. You will probably think of flying to the Matterhorn or Mont Blanc or something equally famous. Needless to say: these area's are very busy and by no means the most impressive or beautiful. Pretty as they are, also the different national parks draw many visitors and hikers are packed in large huts when aiming at the high peaks. If that's what you want: fine. If you prefer a small hut where a local warden makes you the best dinner you've ever had and where you can have a chat with the other three guests while inhaling the sounds and fumes of the end of the day, than virtually every region in the Alps has its charms.

Map

Overview of the Alps

Trails in this region

Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2016
  • Walking the Munros Vol 1 - Southern, Central and Western Highlands
  • Guidebook to walking the Munros in southern, central and western Highlands. Describes 69 challenging routes across 139 of the iconic 3000ft+ mountains covering areas such as Glencoe, Bridge of Orchy and Mull. Includes routes up Ben More, Ben Alder, Ben Lomond and Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles. Volume 1 of two guidebooks. Read more
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United Kingdom
2016
  • Walking the Munros: Volume 1 : Southern, Central and Western Highlands
  • This guidebook presents 69 challenging and inspiring routes to climb 139 Munro mountains, including Scotland`s highest peak, Ben Nevis. Part of a two-part set, this first volume covers the southern, central and western Highlands (south of the Great Glen), taking in stunning areas such as Glen Coe, Glen Shee, Lochaber and Mull. Covering popular... Read more
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United Kingdom
2016
  • Walking the Munros: Southern, Central and Western Highlands Volume 1
  • Volume 1 of a two-part set to walking Scotland's Munros. Describes 69 challenging routes across 139 of the iconic 3000ft+ mountains in the southern, central and western Highlands covering areas such as Glencoe, Bridge of Orchy and Mull. Includes routes up Ben More, Ben Alder, Ben Lomond and Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2005
  • Walks in the Engadine - Switzerland
  • A walking guidebook to 100 day walks in the Engadine, Val Bregaglia, neighbouring valleys and the Engadine National Park. Varying from gentle rambles to adventurous high-level routes for the experienced mountain walker. Each route ranges from 2 to 10 miles long, visiting forests and meadows, high mountain landscapes, lakes and passes. Read more
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United Kingdom
2005
  • Engadine Walks
  • Walks in the Engadine is accomplished walker Kev Reynolds’ Cicerone guide to the best walking opportunities in Switzerland’s only National Park. The guide covers the Engadine valley, tucked way in the south east-corner of Switzerland, and the location for some of the most sublime villages in the Alps. There are various walks past mighty peaks... Read more
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United Kingdom
2005
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Netherlands
2005
  • Wandelgids Walks in the Engadine / 100 Walks and Treks in Engadin | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids van dit geweldige gebied. goed beschreven met veel praktische informatie om de route te kunnen lopen, inclusief redelijke kaarten. Tucked away in the south-east corner of Switzerland, the Engadine is a region of sublime lakes and mountains, pretty alpine villages and the country’s only national park. Kev Reynolds... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2011
  • Trekking in the Stubai Alps
  • An essential guidebook for trekking in the Stubai Alps, in the Austria Tyrol. Two multi-day hut-to-hut hikes are described. The Stubai Rucksack Route links 8 huts without crossing glaciers or difficult passes, whereas the challenging Stubai Glacier Tour involves much glacier work. Either route will easily fit into a 2-week holiday. Read more
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United Kingdom
2011
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Netherlands
2011
  • Wandelgids Trekking in the Stubaier Alps | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids van Cicerone over de Stubaier Alpen, waarbij de nadruk ligt op een tweetal meerdaagse routes: Huttentochten voor een gemiddelde en wat meer gevorderde wandelaar. Goede praktische informatie, kaartmateriaal beperkt. Of all the many Alpine areas, few can match the Stubai in the Austrian Tyrol as a venue for a first Alpine... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2015
  • Chamonix to Zermatt
  • Guidebook to the walkers' Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt. The 180km route typically takes two weeks to walk. Described in 14 stages, the route crosses 11 passes between Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn and involves more than 12,000m of ascent and descent. A complete guide for planning and walking the route, with accommodation information. Read more
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United Kingdom
2015
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Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids Chamonix to Zermatt | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids die in etappes de route nauwkeurig bescheijft; ook de zijtakken en alternatieve routes koman aan bod. Kaarten zijn schetsmatig en in onze ogen onvoldoende, zeker bij slechte weersomstandigheden. Wij raden dan ook om er losse kaarten bij te kopen. The classic walk in the shadow of great peaks from Mont Blanc to the... Read more
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Netherlands
2015
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2015
  • The Mountains of Montenegro
  • This guidebook to Montenegro includes 17 walks and trekking routes throughout the Dinaric Alps, in Montenegro's five national parks as well as Orjen, Komovi, Tara Canyon and the UNESCO-listed old town of Kotor. The circular and linear routes range from easy hour-long outings to challenging 5-day treks involving exposure and scrambling. Read more
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2015
  • Montenegro Mountains: A Walker`s and Trekker`s Guide
  • The Mountains of Montenegro in a walking guide from Cicerone Press with itineraries ranging from short (2km) hikes to multi-day treks. The guide recommends circular and point-to-point routes, generally on waymarked footpaths, presenting them with detailed descriptions accompanied by somewhat basic but coloured and contoured maps. The selection... Read more
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United Kingdom
2015
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Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids The Mountains of Montenegro | Cicerone
  • Bijzondere wandelgids van een bijzonder land in opkomst: goed beschreven, met veel informatie en details, dus zeer bruikbaar! This guidebook includes a range of day-walks and multi-day treks throughout the Dinaric Alps of Montenegro. These mountains are some of the wildest, most spectacular, and least visited in Europe. Nevertheless they are... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2009
  • Tour of the Matterhorn
  • A guide to the 145km Tour of the Matterhorn, described anti-clockwise from Zermatt and visits 6 valleys via Zinal, Arolla and Breuil, offering spectacular views of 25 peaks of over 4000m. The route also links up with the Chamonix to Zermatt walkers' Haute Route and the Tour of Monte Rosa. Includes two glacier crossings and takes 8 to 10 days. Read more
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United Kingdom
2009
  • Matterhorn Tour
  • Tour of the Matterhorn is experienced walker Hilary Sharp’s Cicerone guide to the route around one of the classic peaks of the Alps. The guide covers the entire 145km route anticlockwise from Zermatt, describing the path as it crosses six valleys, taking the walker past more than 25 peaks surpassing 4000m and visiting both the Swiss region of... Read more
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United Kingdom
2009
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Netherlands
2006
  • Wandelgids The Tour of the Matterhorn | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids die in etappes de route nauwkeurig beschijft; ook de zijtakken en alternatieve routes koman aan bod. Kaarten zijn schetsmatig en in onze ogen onvoldoende bij slechte weersomstandigheden. Wij raden dan ook om er losse kaarten bij te kopen. Superb 145km trek around the iconic Matterhorn, described anti-clockwise from... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2009
  • Tour of the Queyras
  • The Tour of the Queyras follows the GR58 and half of the GR541 trails. The 12-day Tour described in this guidebook crosses 24 cols, all above 2000m, with options to climb 17 summits of varying difficulty. This route is ideal for those new to Alpine trekking, but also provides optional challenges for the more experienced hiker and hillwalker. Read more
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2009
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2009
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • The GR5 Trail - Vosges and Jura
  • Guidebook to a 687km (427 mile) trek through eastern France, traversing the Vosges and the Haut-Jura plateau. The route follows the GR53 from Wissembourg to Schirmeck, before picking up the central section of the GR5 from Schirmeck to Nyon on Lake Geneva, taking in wooded and grassy hills, river gorges and fascinating castle ruins. Read more
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2017
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Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids The GR5 Trail Vosges and Jura | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids van dit geweldige gebied. goed beschreven met veel praktische informatie om de route te kunnen lopen, inclusief redelijke kaarten. This guidebook describes a long-distance walking route through the delightful Vosges and Jura. Situated in France near the eastern border, the three regional parks of the Ballons des Vosges,... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2013
  • Walking Loch Lomond and the Trossachs
  • A guide to walking and scrambling routes in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park in the Southern Highlands of Scotland. Over 70 walks to all 21 Munros summits and 30 lesser hills, including the Cobbler, Arrochar Alps and Ben Lui. A good introduction to walking in the Scottish Highlands. Read more
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United Kingdom
2013
  • Loch Lomond and the Trossachs Walking
  • Walking Loch Lomond and the Trossarchs is Ronald Turnbull’s Cicerone guide to walking in the Southern Highlands of Scotland. The guide covers a range of walks to each of the region’s 21 Munro summits as well as selected scrambles, covering straightforward routes in addition to wilder ways. There is also information on accessing each walk, local... Read more
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United Kingdom
2013
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Netherlands
2009
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2014
  • Via Ferratas of the French Alps
  • This guidebook covers 66 varied via ferratas in the French Alps. The routes are spread over six areas: Geneva and the Northern Alps, Chambéry, Tarentaise and Maurienne valleys, Grenoble and Briançon, amid the Mont Blanc, Vanoise and Queyras ranges. Difficulty ranges from easy, protected routes through to exposed, technical challenges. Read more
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United Kingdom
2014
  • French Alps - Via Ferratas - 66 Routes Between Geneva and Briançon
  • Via Ferratas of the French Alps by Cicerone covers 66 varied routes across six areas: Geneva and the Northern Alps, Chambéry, Tarentaise and Maurienne valleys, Grenoble and Briançon, amid the Mont Blanc, Vanoise and Queyras ranges. Difficulty ranges from easy, protected routes through to exposed, technical challenges. The routes in this... Read more
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Netherlands
2014
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2016
  • Mont Blanc Walks
  • Guidebook to 50 day walks in the Mont Blanc region near Chamonix and Courmayeur, plus outlines of 4 multi-day treks around both sides of the Mont Blanc massif. The walks range from 3 to 20km and cover a variety of terrains from easy valley walks to more challenging routes over boulders, scree and on via ferratas. Read more
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United Kingdom
2016
  • Mont Blanc Walks
  • The 54 walks in this guidebook explore the popular region around Mont Blanc (4808m), the highest mountain in Western Europe, showcasing the very best routes on both the French and the Italian sides of the massif. Includes 50 great day walks of 3-20km, and 4 multi-day treks, taking in a variety of terrain including valley footpaths, airy ridges... Read more
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United Kingdom
2016
  • Mont Blanc Walks
  • Guidebook to 50 day walks in the Mont Blanc region near Chamonix and Courmayeur, plus outlines of 4 multi-day treks around both sides of the Mont Blanc massif. The walks range from 3km to 20km and cover a variety of terrains from easy valley walks to more challenging routes over boulders, scree and on via ferratas. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids Mont Blanc Walks | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids van dit geweldige gebied. goed beschreven met veel praktische informatie om de route te kunnen lopen, inclusief redelijke kaarten. A guide to walking and trekking routes, on both the French and Italian sides of Mont Blanc (Monte Bianco), from Chamonix or Courmayeur. Includes 50 day walks and 4 short multi-day treks for... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2014
  • Walking in the Valais
  • Comprehensive guidebook to the Valais region, describing 111 day walks and 10 multi-day tours. Home to the Matterhorn and Dent Blanche, the routes are in the Fieschertal and the Aletsch glacier region, the Lötschental, Saastal, Mattertal, Turtmanntal, Val d'Anniviers, Val d'Herens, Val de Bagnes, Val Ferret and Vallée du Trient. Read more
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United Kingdom
2014
  • Valais Walking Guide- 120 Walks and Treks
  • The Pennine Alps in the Valais region of Switzerland contain more 4000m peaks than anywhere else in Western Europe and some of the greats: the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa, Dent Blanche and Grand Combin, all surrounded by idyllic valleys and hillsides dotted with chalets, hay barns and hardy little alpine flowers as well as pristine snowfields and... Read more
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United Kingdom
2014
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Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids Walks In The Valais | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids van dit geweldige gebied. goed beschreven met veel praktische informatie om de route te kunnen lopen, inclusief redelijke kaarten. 120 routes throughout the Swiss Valais in the Pennine Alps, with such peaks as the Matterhorn, Dent Blanche and Monte Rosa providing a perfect background. Detailed coverage of Bettmeralp,... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • Écrins National Park
  • Guidebook to 70 walking routes in the Écrins national park in the French Alps. The Massif des Écrins is mostly a national park, with summits over 3000m high. Routes follow well-marked trails in the Romanche, Vallées de la Guisane, Vallouise, du Vénéon and Valgaudemar. Read more
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United Kingdom
2008
  • Ecrins National Park Walks
  • Ecrins National Park is accomplished walker Kev Reynolds’ Cicerone guide to the walking opportunities in this dramatic region of the French Alps. The guide covers the entirety of the National Park, the Massif des Ecrins containing mountains hung with glaciers and more than 100 summits over 3000m high. Many of the walks also journey through... Read more
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United Kingdom
2008
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Netherlands
2008
  • Wandelgids Ecrins National Park | Cicerone
  • Easily reached from Grenoble, the Massif des Écrins is one of the most spectacular regions in all the Alps. Most of the area is a national park, containing bold mountains hung with glaciers, and more than 100 summits over 3000m high. The park offers a profusion of alpine flowers, and romantic old villages and hamlets huddle in the valleys. This... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2008
  • Tour of the Oisans: The GR54
  • A guidebook to the GR54 trek around the Écrins national park, the Tour of the Oisans. The 176km route is described clockwise from Bourg d'Oisans and is one of Europe's toughest treks. The Tour is split into 10 day stages with suggestions for a 13-day itinerary and alternative stages. For experienced Alpine trekkers, some exposure. Read more
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United Kingdom
2008
  • Tour of the Oisans: The GR54
  • This handy guidebook contains detailed route descriptions for the GR54 trail circuit around the Écrins national park, the Tour of the Oisans. The route is known to be one of Europe's toughest treks and traverses difficult terrain. It is described in 10 long day walk stages with suggestions for a 13 day itinerary and alternative stages Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2009
  • Wandelgids Tour of the Oisans | Cicerone
  • The Tour of the Oisans on the GR54 is a challenging two-week trek around the Ecrins National Park (southeast of Grenoble) in France, one of the most visually spectacular regions in all the Alps. In the course of 10–13 days it covers 176km and climbs more than 12,800m to cross a series of challenging cols that separate deep and enchanting... 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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2017
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United Kingdom
2017
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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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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Dachstein - Ausseerland - Filzmoos - Ramsau F&B WK281
  • Dachstein - Ausseer Land - Filzmoos - Ramsau - Bad Ischl - Schladming area of the Austrian Alps 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... Read more
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  • Achensee - Rofan - Unterinntal F&B WK321
  • Achensee - Rofan - Unterinntal area of the Austrian Alps north-east of Innsbruck 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... Read more
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  • Central Rhodopes Mountains
  • Central Rhodopes Mountains on the border of north-eastern Greece and Bulgaria on a waterproof and tear-resistant, contoured and GPS compatible map from Geopsis highlighting nine recommended hiking trails and the local section of the E6 cross-Europe long-distance route. All place names are in both Greek and Latin alphabet, with several villages... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Mattsee - Wallersee - Irrsee - Fuschl - Mondsee - Oberndorf F&B WK391
  • Mattsee - Wallersee - Irrsee - Fuschl - Mondsee - Oberndorf - Salzburg - Wolfgangsee area of the Austrian Alps 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... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Bregenz Forest F&B WK364
  • Bregenz - Bregenzerwald area of the Austrian Alps 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... Read more
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  • Gesäuse - Ennstaler Alpen - Schoberpass Freytag & Berndt Map
  • Gesäuse - Ennstaler Alpen - Schoberpass area of 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... Read more
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  • Hohe Wand - Schneeberg - Biedermeiertal - Gutenstein Freytag & Berndt Map
  • Hohe Wand - Schneeberg - Biedermeiertal - Gutenstein area of eastern Austria presented at 1:35,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information. Cartography is an enlargement of the... Read more
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  • Ehrwald - Lermoos - Reutte - Tannheimer Tal - Zugspitze F&B WK352
  • Ehrwald - Lermoos - Reutte - Tannheimer Tal - Füssen area of the Austrian and Bavarian Alps 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... Read more
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  • Seetaler Alpen - Seckauer Alpen - Judenburg - Knittelfeld Freytag & Berndt Map
  • Seetaler Alpen - Seckauer Alpen - Judenburg - Knittelfeld area of the Austrian Alps 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... Read more
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  • Eastern Rhodopes Mountains
  • Eastern Rhodopes Mountains on the border of north-eastern Greece and Bulgaria on a waterproof and tear-resistant, contoured and GPS compatible map from Geopsis highlighting nine recommended hiking trails and the local section of the E6 cross-Europe long-distance route. All place names are in both Greek and Latin alphabet, with several villages... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Bavaria & The Leutasch Valley Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • This beautiful and peaceful Leutasch Valley area on the Bavarian and Austrian border will be yours to explore. This idyllic Alpine trail meanders through the tranquil and colourful Leutasch Valley abundant with wild flowers and green pastures. Marvel at the spectacular mountain views towards Zugspitze - Germany’s highest mountain, breathe in... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Dolomites Alta Via 1 North
  • Self-guided walking tour along the classic long-distance trail Alta Via 1. Trek the most popular northern half of the ‘High Route 1’, covering around 70km over one week on good trails that are well way-marked, passing glowing peaks, shady forests and rolling pastures. The full north-south trail begins in the Italian Sudtirol and ends some 140km... Read more
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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
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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
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United Kingdom
  • Walker's Haute Route - Chamonix to Arolla
  • Trek the Western Section of the Walker's Haute Route from Chamonix to Arolla. Walk the western section of the Walker’s Haute Route from Chamonix to Arolla. Wonderful views of the Mont Blanc Massif and classic Alpine Walking. The Walker’s Haute Route is an iconic high level walk that links the famous towns of Chamonix and Zermatt. This... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • 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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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
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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
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  • High Trail to the Matterhorn
  • A self guided walking holiday along high trails of the Swiss Alps. The Matterhorn is one of the highest mountain peaks in the Alps, its dramatic pyramid peak stands proudly at 4478m. Discover the beauty of this wondrous mountain as you walk along the haute route from Brig down to Zermatt on our self guided walking holiday. Follow the trail... Read more
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  • Highlights of the Tour du Mont Blanc (Huts) Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Walk the highlights of the Tour du Mont Blanc through France, Italy and Switzerland. Since de Saussure first walked around the Mont Blanc Massif in 1767 the Tour du Mont Blanc has built on its reputation as one of the world’s classic treks. Our 7 night Highlights Tour du Mont Blanc trek explores the best of this classic trek over six days 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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  • Walker's Haute Route (East) - Arolla to Zermatt
  • Walk the Eastern Walker's Haute Route from Arolla to Zermatt. Take on the iconic Eastern section of the Walker’s Haute Route from Arolla to Zermatt. Six days of sublime mountain walking culminating at the foot of the Matterhorn in Zermatt. The Walker’s Haute Route is one of the World’s great treks and the eastern section from Arolla to... Read more
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  • Via Francigena: Stage 1: Bourg St Pierre to Pont St Martin
  • Self-guided walking tour following the Via Francigena through the Swiss Alps and into the Aosta Valley. A superb week of walking that begins in the heart of the Alps, crosses the border from Switzerland into Italy and traverses the high mountain pass of Great St Bernard. En route you will be surrounded by a backdrop of magnificent mountain... Read more
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  • The Dachstein Alpine Circuit
  • Self guided walking tour, hiking a circuit of the Dachstein mountain range in Austria's beautiful Salzkammergut region. Austria’s Dachstein hiking circuit is truly a walker’s paradise. This impressive alpine massif is filled with reflective lakes, glacial ice, serene pastures, virgin forests and rugged limestone peaks rising 2500m above the... Read more
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  • Highlights of the Tour du Mont Blanc in Comfort Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Self guided trek focusing on the best sections of the Tour du Mont Blanc staying in hotels. 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 through France, Switzerland and Italy explores takes in the very best sections of the Tour du Mont... Read more
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  • Joost Callens² 2015-10-26 11:35:48
  • GR routes ook in Algarve Portugal ??
  • Okt 2015 waren we in Algarve We zagen nieuwe wegwijzers in Algarve en Alentejo met GR15 op. Maar geen enkel toerismebureau of gespecialiseerde boekhandel wist iets v gids hierover of detailkaartjes enz. Iemand ??
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