Italy

Description

Dolomiti - by Henk

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

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

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

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

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

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2015
  • Walking the Italian Lakes
  • A walking guidebook containing 50 day walks around the Italian lakes of Maggiore, Como, Iseo and Garda. The guide includes detailed descriptions and maps for walks that range from easy, leisurely strolls, to more strenuous routes up panoramic peaks. The routes range between 2 to 13 miles in length and offer varying terrain to suit all walkers. Read more
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United Kingdom
2015
  • Italian Lakes Walking: Garda, Maggiore, Como and Iseo
  • This guidebook describes 50 walks around Lakes Como, Iseo, Garda and Maggiore in Northern Italy. The picturesque routes are accessible by public transport from popular centres including Bellagio, Riva, Stresa and Cannero, and range from 2 to 14km in length. There are gentle lakeside strolls, and numerous ridge routes and traverses as well as... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2015
De Zwerver
Netherlands
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
2018
  • Pocket Venice
  • Lonely Planet Pocket Venice is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Absorb the architecture and mosaics at Basilica di San Marco, cruise the Grand Canal aboard a gondola, trace the development of Venetian art at the Gallerie dell`Accademia; all with your trusted... Read more
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Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Pocket Venice - Venetië | Lonely Planet
  • Een kleine uitvoering van de klassieke Lonely Planet gids: een reisgids met vooral de niet te missen hoogepunten en bezienswaardigheden, maar ook weer doorspekt met meer bijzondere tips en praktische informatie over openbaar vervoer, eten en drinken en accommodaties. Handzame uitvoering met uitklapkaart. Lonely Planet Pocket Venice is your... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
  • 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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Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Back Roads Italy | Eyewitness
  • 24 autoroutes door Italië voert u weg van de gebaande paden naar mooie dorpen en adembenemende landschappen, authentieke trattoria en gastvrije hotels. 24 routes - uiteenlopend van twee tot vijf dagen - brengen u diep het ongerepte Italiaanse platteland in, met onderweg charmante eethuizen en accommodatie. Bij elke route hoort een wandeling... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
  • Lonely Planet Pocket Rome
  • The Lonely Planet Pocket Guide to Rome offers frank and informal advice on an extensive range of sights, activities, accommodation, restaurants and nightlife. Let gelato melt on your tongue in Piazza Navona, marvel at Michelangelo`s Sistine Chapel frescoes, or retrace the footsteps of the ancients amid the Roman Forum`s magical ruins.Written... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • The Rough Guide to the Italian Lakes
  • The Rough Guide to The Italian Lakes is the most authoritative guide to this exquisitely beautiful region. Clear maps and detailed coverage of every attraction, from dramatic Lake Garda and dreamy Lake Como to scenic journeys and unforgettable hideaways on charming Lake Maggiore and lesser-known lakes such as Orta, Iseo and Lugano. You can... Read more
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2015
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
  • Lonely Planet Naples, Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast
  • The Lonely Planet Pocket Guide to Naples, Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast offers frank and informal advice on an extensive range of sights, activities, accommodation, restaurants and nightlife. Meander past orange groves and swaying pines to reach steep seaside towns, go cave diving off the Capri coast, or contemplate the silent power of Mt.... Read more
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2016
  • Reisgids Naples - Napels, Pompeii & the Almafi Coast | Lonely Planet
  • De perfecte reisgids voor zowel de georganiseerde als de zelfstandige reiziger. Naast een algemene inleiding van het land / streek vol met praktische informatie over hoe je er het beste kunt reizen: slapen, eten, vervoer, excursies ... alles kun je er in vinden. Engelstalig. Lonely Planet Intensely beautiful and beautifully intense, Naples and... 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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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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
  • Lonely Planet Pocket Milan and the Lakes
  • The Lonely Planet Pocket Guide to Milan and the Lakes offers frank and informal advice on an extensive range of sights, activities, accommodation, restaurants and nightlife. Admire the ageless marble facade of the Duomo, explore Milan`s stunning collection of 20th-century art, or catch an evening performance at Teatro alla Scala.Written and... Read more
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2016
  • Reisgids Pocket Milan and the lakes – Milaan | Lonely Planet
  • Kleinere uitvoering van de klassieke Lonely Planet gids. Speciaal voor steden in het leven geroepen om in een wat kleinere gids op dezelfde manier alle noodzakelijke informatie op praktische en cultureel gebied te kunnen geven. Zowel voor de georganiseerde als voor de zelfstandige reiziger een uitstekende gids boordevol infomatie. Met... Read more
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Stanfords
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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  • 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
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2016
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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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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Val Vermenagna - Valle Pesio - Alta Valle Ellero
  • Val Vermenagna - Valle Pesio - Alta Valle Ellero area of 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,... Read more
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  • Colli Euganei - Abano e Montegrotto Terme Tabacco 060
  • Colli Euganei - Abano & Montegrotto Terme 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 060 Colli Euganei, Abano e Montegrotto Terme | 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
  • Bolzano / Bozen - Renon / Ritten Tabacco 034
  • Bolzano/Bozen - Renon/Ritten area in a series of Tabacco maps at 1:25,000 covering the Dolomites and the mountains of north-eastern Italy - Stanfords’ most popular coverage for this region, with excellent cartography and extensive overprint for hiking routes and other recreational activities, local bus stops, etc. Additional overprint in this... Read more
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  • Bolzano, Renon
  • Bolzano/Bozen - Renon/Ritten area in a series of Tabacco maps at 1:25,000 covering the Dolomites and the mountains of north-eastern Italy - Stanfords Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 034 Bolzano - Renon - Bozen - Ritten - Tschogglberg | 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
  • Marsala
  • Marsala on an indexed street plan at 1:6,000 from Litografia Artistica Cartografica in their Global Map edition. 34 monuments including historic buildings and churches, cultural or educational institutions, and important municipal buildings or facilities are numbered and listed next to the plan. An inset covers Isola di San Pantaleo (Mozia)... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Lana - Val d`Adige / Etschtal Tabacco 046
  • Lana - Val d`Adige/Etschtal area in a series of Tabacco maps at 1:25,000 covering the Dolomites and the mountains of north-eastern Italy - Stanfords’ most popular coverage for this region, with excellent cartography and extensive overprint for hiking routes and other recreational activities, local bus stops, etc. Additional overprint in this... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 046 Lana - Val d' Adige - Lana - Etschtal | 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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  • Silandro / Schlanders and Surroundings Kompass 069
  • 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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United Kingdom
  • Regglberg - Latemar - Val d`Ega/Eggental
  • Regglberg - Latemar - Val d`Ega/Eggental area of the Dolomites a waterproof and tear-resistant, contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 from Kompass. Contour interval is 25m, with extensive overprint for hiking trails, cycle routes including mountain bike trails, accommodation and recreational facilities, etc.To see the list of Kompass... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 630 Regglberg-Latemar-Eggental-Val d'Ega | 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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United Kingdom
  • Lago di Bolsena - Acquapendente - Orvieto - Pitigliano - Sorano Kompass 2471
  • Lago di Bolsena – Orvieto area at 1:50,000 from Kompass on a map printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. Coverage includes Acquapendente, Ficulle, Santa Flora, Valentano, Montefiascone, Selva del Lamone, etc. Contours are at 40m intervals, with a 2-km UTM grid. Extensive overprint includes cycling and selected... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 2471 Lago di Bolsena | 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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  • Canìn - Valli di Resia - PN Prealpi Giulie Tabacco 027
  • Canìn - Valli di Resia - P.N. Prealpi Giulie 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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  • Canin, Valli Di Resia
  • 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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  • Wandelkaart 027 Canin - Valli di Resia e Raccolana | 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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  • Bassa Valle Susa - Musine - Val Sangone - Collina di Rivoli
  • Bassa Valle Susa - Musine - Val Sangone - Collina di Rivoli area of 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... Read more
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  • Laces / Latsch - Val Martello / Martell - Silandro / Schlanders Tabacco 045
  • 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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  • Vipiteno / Sterzing Kompass 44
  • Map No. 44, Vipiteno/Sterzing, from Kompass, printed on waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper 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... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 44 Sterzing - Vipiteno | Kompass
  • Goede wandelkaart met vrijwel alle topografische details als hoogtelijnen, vegetatie, schaduwtekening maar ook de ingetekende wandelroutes en in veel gevallen ook fietsroutes (MTB). Gevaarlijke routes worden als zodanig weergegeven met een bepaalde markering. Berghutten en campings zijn goed terug te vinden op deze kaarten. Daarnaast staan de... Read more
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  • Parco Naturale Puez - Odle
  • Parco Naturale Puez - Odle in a series of hiking maps at 1:25,000 from Tabacco covering the protected areas of South Tyrol (Alto Adige) region, with additional descriptions of geology, fauna and flora, selected routes, etc, all in Italian only, illustrated with numerous photos. The map has no geographical coordinates. Coverage extends... Read more
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  • Maremma - Grosseto - Monte Argentario - Isola di Giglio Kompass 2470
  • Maremma - Grosseto - Monte Argentario - Isola di Giglio area on a double-sided map at 1:50,000 from Kompass, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. Coverage includes Parco Regionale della Maremma, Parco Naturale dell’Iccellina, Monte Bellino, etc. Contours are at 40m intervals, with a 2-km UTM grid. Extensive... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 2470 Maremma - Argentario - Grosseto | Kompass
  • Goede wandelkaart met vrijwel alle topografische details als hoogtelijnen, vegetatie, schaduwtekening maar ook de ingetekende wandelroutes en in veel gevallen ook fietsroutes (MTB). Gevaarlijke routes worden als zodanig weergegeven met een bepaalde markering. Berghutten en campings zijn goed terug te vinden op deze kaarten. Daarnaast staan de... Read more
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Macs Adventure
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Treasures of Tuscany & Umbria
  • Self guided walking tour discovering the best of Tuscany and Umbria; from Siena to Perugia and on to Florence. Explore the absolute best of Tuscany and Umbria on foot; starting with the medieval and Renaissance hill-top towns of Siena and Pienza, on to historic Perugia and ending in iconic Florence. Nestled in the green heart of Italy, you’ll... Read more
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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 goes through France, Switzerland and Italy takes in the very best sections of the Tour du Mont... Read more
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  • Treasures of Western Sicily
  • Self guided walking holiday on the Western coast of Sicily. Discover Sicily’s windswept and unspoilt Western coast and its intriguing mix of nature, history and culture. The sweeping views of the mountains that meet turquoise seas in the nature reserves of Zingaro and Monte Cofano are a sight to behold, as are the vistas upon reaching the... Read more
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  • Cinque Terre Short Break Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Taste the best of the Cinque Terre on a short walking break to this stunning part of Italy. 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... Read more
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  • Tuscany: Classic Chianti Short Break
  • Walking in Tuscany; Radda in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti, San Sano and to Siena. On this short break walking adventure in Tuscany discover the unforgettable and classic landscapes of the Chianti wine region. Known as Tuscany’s “third” city, after Florence and Siena, Chianti is formed of castles, fortresses, Romanesque Churches, olive groves and... Read more
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  • The E5 Alpine Crossing
  • Self guided walking tour on the E5 Alpine crossing from Oberstdorf to Meran. Take on the famous E5 Alpine crossing from Germany, through Austria and finishing in Italy’s South Tyrol. This classic inn to inn route is long-distance trekking at its best and is a must for Alpine fans. Hike from mountain pass to mountain pass, taking in the scenery... Read more
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  • Barolo Vineyard Trail Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Gourmet Walking Holiday in Piedmont. The Barolo Vineyard Walking Trail winds its way through Piedmont, Italy’s hidden paradise for wine connoisseurs and gourmets. It explores the Langhe region, set between the Alps and the Apennine mountains, which is blessed with fertile lands that produce the Tube Magnatum, a prized white truffle, and one of... Read more
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  • Classic Tuscany Short Break
  • Walking in Tuscany; Volterra, San Gimignano, Colle di Val D'Elsa, Siena on a self-guided trip. Spend 4 nights exploring Tuscany on foot, walking between atmospheric ancient hilltop towns of Volterra, San Gimignano, Colle di Val D’ Elsa and Siena. Soak up the views as you wander between Etruscan olive groves, vineyards and over rolling green... Read more
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  • Dolomites Alta Via 1 South
  • Self-guided walk in the Dolomites, following the quieter southern section of the Alta Via 1. The Alta Via 1 long distance trail winds its way through the heart of the Italian Dolomites. This tour covers around 90km of the wilder and quieter southern section of the AV1, spread over 6 days, walking approx. 15km daily. We follow good alpine paths;... Read more
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  • Classic Tour du Mont Blanc Trek in Comfort Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Self guided trek staying in hotels following the Classic Tour du Mont Blanc through France, Italy and Switzerland. Our Classic Tour du Mont Blanc in comfort covers the majority on the Tour du Mont Blanc over 8 walking days. Door to door baggage transfer is also included, giving you the freedom of walking unencumbered. It’s the perfect Alpine... Read more
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  • Sicily: The Aeolian Islands & Taormina
  • Self guided walking holiday Sicily's Aeolian Islands. Walk on the Aeolian Islands of Sicily; Stromboli, Salina and Vulcano. Explore Taormina, the “Pearl of the Mediterranean”, with it’s world-famous ancient Greek Theatre. This island-hopping itinerary in Italy takes you to 3 islands, each different in their own right. Stromboli, with its... Read more
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  • 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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  • 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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