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.

Opinions

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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Stanfords
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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De Zwerver
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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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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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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Netherlands
2014
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2016
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De Zwerver
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
Bol.com
Netherlands
2016
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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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Bol.com
Netherlands
2015
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
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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eBooks.de
Germany
eBooks.de
Germany
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
2012
  • The Chestnut Trail (Sentiero del Castagno / Keschtnweg)
  • Map No. 696, The Chestnut Trail (Sentiero del Castagno / Keschtnweg) at 1:25,000 on a durable, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Kompass in their series of detailed maps of the Dolomites. The map is double-sided and, in addition to the usual overprint for local and long-distance trails, etc, highlights the Chestnut Trail along the... Read more
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Netherlands
2012
  • Wandelkaart 696 Keschtnweg Sentiero del castagno | 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. • Mit einer Gesamtlänge von etwa 60... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Porto Rotondo to Capo Comino
  • Porto Rotondo - Capo Comino area in a series of contoured, GPS compatible maps at 1:60,000 from Ed. Abies, with extensive tourist information including special recreational routes plus additional coverage at more detailed scales of selected popular areas. *Main series at 1:60,000 (Nos. 1 to 12)*The maps have contours at 100m intervals and... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 9 Da Porto Rotondo a Capo Comino | Abies
  • Behoorlijk gedetailleerde toeristische kaart met schaal 1:60,000) van een deel van Sardinië met ingetekende wandel-, fiets-, en Kayakroutes en hoogtelijnen (100 m). Tevens staan allerlei toeristsche plaatsen zoals duikspots, campings, en musea weergegeven. De legenda is in het Italiaans en Engels. GPS-kompatibel (UTM-ED 50) Met deze 12 delige... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Italy: L`Escursionista Hiking Maps of the Environs of Bologna
  • The southern part of the Bologna province on contoured and GPS compatible maps at 1:25,000 from L`Escursionista Editore, highlighting waymarked walking trails and other local paths, not signposted but open to hikers. Topography is presented by contours at 20m intervals with relief shading and colouring indicating orchards and woodlands, plus... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Val Senales/Schnalstal - Naturno/Naturns Tabacco 25K Map
  • Val Senales/Schnalstal - Naturno/Naturns area in a series of Tabacco maps at 1:25,000 covering the Dolomites and the mountains of north-eastern Italy - Stanfords’ most popular coverage for this region, with excellent cartography and extensive overprint for hiking routes and other recreational activities, local bus stops, etc. Additional... Read more
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  • Val Senales
  • Val Senales/Schnalstal - Naturno/Naturns area in a series of Tabacco maps at 1:25,000 covering the Dolomites and the mountains of north-eastern Italy - Stanfords Read more
eBooks.de
Germany
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 04 Val Senales - Schnalstal | Tabacco
  • De beste wandelkaarten voor de Dolomieten. Zeer veel topografische details met secure hoogtelijnen (25 meter interval), helder kleurgebruik en bijna alle Tabacco kaarten hebben een UTM grid (voor GPS toepasbaar). Daarnaast zijn op deze wandelkaarten wandelroutes ingetekend met nummering gelijk aan markering onderweg aangebracht door de lokale... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Tour of Saint-Bernard
  • Tour of Saint-Bernard long-distance hiking route presented on a waterproof and tear-resistant, contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 published jointly by L’Escursionista Editore and Editrek, plus a separate multilingual guide booklet with stage by stage descriptions and other tourist information.Contour interval is 25m and the map has... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pale di San Martino Tabacco 25K Map
  • Pale di San Martino 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 title... Read more
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  • Pale Di San Martino
  • Pale di San Martino 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 022 Pale di San Martino | Tabacco
  • De beste wandelkaarten voor de Dolomieten. Zeer veel topografische details met secure hoogtelijnen (25 meter interval), helder kleurgebruik en bijna alle Tabacco kaarten hebben een UTM grid (voor GPS toepasbaar). Daarnaast zijn op deze wandelkaarten wandelroutes ingetekend met nummering gelijk aan markering onderweg aangebracht door de lokale... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Val Tramontina - Val Cosa - Val d`Arzino Tabacco 25K Map
  • Val Tramontina - Val Cosa - Val d`Arzino 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... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Val Tramontina, Val Cosa
  • Val Tramontina - Val Cosa - Val d'Arzino 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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Germany
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 028 Val Tramontina - Val Cosa - Val d' Arzino | Tabacco
  • De beste wandelkaarten voor de Dolomieten. Zeer veel topografische details met secure hoogtelijnen (25 meter interval), helder kleurgebruik en bijna alle Tabacco kaarten hebben een UTM grid (voor GPS toepasbaar). Daarnaast zijn op deze wandelkaarten wandelroutes ingetekend met nummering gelijk aan markering onderweg aangebracht door de lokale... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Val d`Ultimo/Ultental Tabacco 25K Map
  • Val d`Ultimo/Ultental del Friuli 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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  • Val D'Ultimo
  • Val d'Ultimo/Ultental del Friuli 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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Germany
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 042 Val d' Ultimo - Ultental - Dolomieten | 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
  • 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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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • 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
  • Courmayeur 50K Swisstopo Map No. 292
  • Courmayeur, map No. 292, 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 and the French sides of the border, with only a small part of... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart - Topografische kaart 292 Courmayeur | 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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Elba
  • Elba at 1:25,000 on a contoured and GPS-compatible map from L’Escursionista Editore prominently highlighting local trails and longer routes, shown where appropriate with their waymaking symbols and/or official numbers, plus a 32-page English language booklet on the Grande Traversata Elbana including accommodation.Topography of the island is... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 22 Isola d'Elba | L'escursionista
  • Voor weinig gebieden in Italië zijn echt goede wandelkaarten beschikbaar. Dit is gelukkig zo'n serie. Met GPS grid uitgeruste detailkaart, schaal 1:25.000 met alle noodzakelijke wandelinformatie als ingetekende routes, Via Ferrata routes, campings, berghutten en schuilhutten, dat alles met een kaart die veel topografische details kent.... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Monte Pisano
  • Monte Pisano area between Lucca and Pisa at 1:25,000 on a detailed, contoured, GPS compatible map from Litografia Artistica Cartografica in their Global Map imprint, with special thematic trails and other hiking routes, cycle paths, etc.The map covers the hills between the outskirts of Lucca and Pisa, extending south to the Arno and east to... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart Monte Pisano | LAC
  • Duidelijke wandelkaart 1:25.000 met ondermeer hoogtelijnen, bezienswaardigheden, hutten, campings, ingetekende wandelroutes, fietsroutes en klettersteigroutes. Vijftalige legenda: Italiaans, Engels, Duits, Frans, Spaans. Geschikt voor gebruik met GPS. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Foligno - Spoleto - Terni - Valnerina
  • Foligno - Spoleto - Terni – Valnerina area in Umbria, the Marches and Lazio 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 trails and... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 2473 Foligno - Spoleto - Terni - Valnerina | Kompass
  • Goede wandelkaart met vrijwel alle topografische details en ingetekende routes. Ook met symbolen voor toeristische bezienswaardigheden, register. Berghutten duidelijk weergegeven. Gevaarlijke wandelroutes zijn goed herkenbaar. KOMPASS-Wanderkarten enthalten alles Wissenswerte für Wanderer wie aktuelle Wanderwege mit Markierungen,... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Bormio - Livigno
  • Map No. 96, Bormio - Livigno - Corna di Campo, from Kompass printed on sturdy, 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... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 96 Bormio-Livigno-Valtellina | 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
  • Levico - Altopiani di Folgaria Lavarone e Luserna Tabacco 25K Map
  • Levico - Altopiani di Folgaria Lavarone e Luserna 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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  • Wandelkaart 057 Levico - Altopiani di Folgaria Lavarone e Luserna | 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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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Classic Tuscany
  • Walking in Tuscany; Volterra, San Gimignano, Colle Val D'Elsa, Siena on a self-guided trip. Treat yourself to a week under the Tuscan sun; slow down to take in the classic sights of Volterra, San Gimignano, Colle Val D’Elsa Monteriggioni and Siena on foot—the best way to relax and immerse yourself in Tuscany. Follow trails between hilltop... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Dolomites Alta Via 1 Highlights
  • Self-guided short break, staying in both Cortina and the mountains, trekking 3 days on the Alta Via 1. Escape on a short break to the High Dolomites and enjoy three fantastic days of great trail walking at around 1500-2500m, surrounded by the very best alpine scenery that the region has to offer. Combine a stay in chic Cortina with nights in... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Amalfi Coastal Trails Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Self guided walking holiday along the Amalfi Coast in Italy. The Amalfi Coast has drawn film stars and celebrities to its 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 UNESCO as a world... Read more
Macs Adventure
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
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • 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. Perfect for those who prefer their trekking in comfort you stay in hotels and refuges with private rooms. Your trek... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • 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
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Via Francigena: Stage 7: San Quirico-Montefiascone
  • Self guided walking tour following the Via Francigena through Tuscany and Lazio. Following in the footsteps of pilgrims from the Middle Ages this section of the Via Francigena begins in the heart of the Tuscan countryside and finishes in the medieval town of Montefiascone. Encounter small hamlets and villages atop conical hills and set within... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Hill Towns of Tuscany Highlights Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Self-guided inn-to-inn walking tour between hill-top villages of southern Tuscany. This highlights tour showcases Renaissance and medieval towns nestled amongst the hills of south Tuscany. Walk from Montepulciano to Pienza, visit Sant’ Antimo Abbey and the baths at Bagno Vignoni. Then it’s on to Montalcino before finishing in the ‘Crete Senesi’... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • 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
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • 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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  • The Dolomites to Lake Garda
  • Self-guided walking tour from the Brenta Dolomites to Lake Garda. Walk from the sky-scraping limestone peaks of the Brenta Dolomites to the shimmering shores of Lake Garda. Combine classic hut-to-hut hikes in the Dolomites with relaxed walking at Lake Garda Experience the atmosphere of remote and historic mountain huts (rifugi), riding a... Read more
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  • The High Dolomites Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • A self guided walking holiday in the high Dolomites. The Alta Via is a collection of high mountain paths criss-crossing the Dolomites and entirely alpine. Walking this route gives you the chance to stay in the mountain huts (rifugios) at high altitude, which have accommodated walkers for many years and offer simple yet comfortable... Read more
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  • Majella National Park Trail Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Hike through a relatively undiscovered part of Italy, in the Majella National Park. The Majella National Park is located in the region of Abruzzo, central Italy. Abruzzo stretches from the heart of the Apennines out to the Adriatic sea and is known for its dramatic mountain scenery, diverse landscapes and untouched nature. Famed for its... Read more
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  • Via Francigena: Stage 3: Garlasco to Fidenza
  • Self guided walking tour following the Via Francigena through Lombardy and Emilia Romagna. Cross the fertile river plains of Lombardy and the vineyard-covered foothills of the Apennine Mountains within Emilia Romagna. Discover the exquisite towns of Pavia and Piacenza, both incredibly rich in cultural and artistic treasures. Begin your journey... Read more
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  • Classic Tour du Mont Blanc Trek (Huts) Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Self guided walk following the Classic Tour du Mont Blanc through France, Italy and Switzerland. Our Classic Tour du Mont Blanc starts and finishes in Les Houches and covers most of the TMB apart from the two sections in the Val Veni around Courmayeur and the section from Ferret to Champex in the Swiss Val Ferret. It includes the start through... 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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