Italy

Description

Dolomiti - by Henk

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

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

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

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

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

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2014
  • Walking on the Amalfi Coast
  • This walking guidebook has 30 day walks on and around the Amalfi Coast. The areas covered include Amalfi, Sorrento, Positano and the idyllic islands of Capri and Ischia. Criss-crossed by ancient mule tracks and pilgrim routes, the region offers a variety of walks from family strolls to strenuous treks. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2014
  • Amalfi Coast Walking (30 day walks)
  • Walking on the Amalfi Coast is Gillian Price’s Cicerone guide to walks on Ischia and Capri, and in Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi. 30 day walks are described, with routes of between 3km and 11km marked on accompanying maps. The guide introduces readers to a wide range of routes from family strolls to strenuous climbs. An introduction contains... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2014
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Netherlands
2014
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2015
  • Walking the Italian Lakes
  • A walking guidebook containing 50 day walks around the Italian lakes of Maggiore, Como, Iseo and Garda. The guide includes detailed descriptions and maps for walks that range from easy, leisurely strolls, to more strenuous routes up panoramic peaks. The routes range between 2 to 13 miles in length and offer varying terrain to suit all walkers. Read more
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United Kingdom
2015
  • Italian Lakes Walking: Garda, Maggiore, Como and Iseo
  • This guidebook describes 50 walks around Lakes Como, Iseo, Garda and Maggiore in Northern Italy. The picturesque routes are accessible by public transport from popular centres including Bellagio, Riva, Stresa and Cannero, and range from 2 to 14km in length. There are gentle lakeside strolls, and numerous ridge routes and traverses as well as... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2015
  • Walking the Italian Lakes
  • A walking guidebook containing 50 day walks around the Italian lakes of Maggiore, Como, Iseo and Garda. The guide includes detailed descriptions and maps for walks that range from easy, leisurely strolls, to more strenuous routes up panoramic peaks. The routes range between 2 to 13 miles in length and offer varying terrain to suit all walkers. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
Bol.com
Netherlands
2015
  • Walking the Italian lakes
  • A walking guidebook containing 50 day walks around the Italian lakes of Maggiore, Como, Iseo and Garda. The guide includes detailed descriptions and maps for walks that range from easy, leisurely strolls, to more strenuous routes up panoramic peaks. The routes range between 2 to 13 miles in length and offer varying terrain to suit all walkers. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2009
  • Italian Lakes: Car Tours and Walks
  • Italian Lakes is the Sunflower Landscapes guide to exploring the best walking and touring possibilities in northern Italy. The guide covers a range of routes including walks in Cheglio, Alpe di Lenno, Arco, Limone sul Garda and Biacesa. A double-sided, fold-out touring map gives an overview of the Lakes region and the locations of each walk.... Read more
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Netherlands
2009
  • Wandelgids Italiaanse Meren - Italian Lakes | Sunflower books
  • Wandelgids: vele dagtochten worden degelijk beschreven met openbaar vervoer informatie, goede routebeschrijvingen en kaartmateriaal. Tevens enkele autotochten. Deze gids staat goed bekend! Engelstalig 5 car tours, 38 main walks plus many alterntive and shorter variations, 21 picnic suggestions The Italian Lakes have long been a 'must' for... Read more
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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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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
2016
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Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids Alpe-Adria Trail | Bradt
  • Goede wandelgids met heel veel praktische informatie. Naast een duidelijke beschrijving van de route veel adressen om te kunnen overnachten. Per etappe wordt er een hoogteprofiel gegeven, kaartmateriaal is iets minder van kwaliteit, per deel van de route wordt verwezen naar de echte wandelkaarten. This is the first English-language guide to the... Read more
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Netherlands
2016
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United Kingdom
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Kompass
Germany
  • KOMPASS-Wanderkarten Alpi di Ledro - Valli Giudicarie WK 071
  • Die KOMPASS Wanderkarten überzeugen durch\u2022 eine GPS-genaue und aktuelle Karte zur einfachen Orientierung \u2022 lesefreundliche Optik im idealen Maßstab von 1:25.000/1:35.000 oder 1:50.000\u2022 Herstellung auf robustem reiß- und wetterfesten PapierKOMPASS Karten enthalten alles Wissenswerte für den Outdoor-Genießer.Wander- und Radwege mit... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 071 Alpi di Ledro-Valli Giudicarie | Kompass
  • Geplastificeerd en scheurvast. Goede wandelkaart met vrijwel alle topografische details en ingetekende routes. Ook met symbolen voor toeristische bezienswaardigheden, register. Berghutten duidelijk weergegeven. Gevaarlijke wandelroutes zijn goed herkenbaar. KOMPASS-Wanderkarten enthalten alles Wissenswerte für Wanderer wie aktuelle Wanderwege... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids Wandelen in Rome | Odyssee Reisgidsen
  • Rome is al ruim 2500 jaar hoofdstad. De stad evolueerde van stadstaat, naar metropool binnen het Romeinse Rijk en is sinds 1870 hoofdstad van het huidige Italië. Door de gehele stad zijn sporen te vinden van haar rijke en rumoerige verleden waardoor het een geliefde plaats is voor toeristen uit de hele wereld. Naast de vele toeristen wordt de... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2004
  • Wandelgids Kompass Dolomiten-Abteital-Gadertal Wanderführer | Kompass
  • Goede Duitstalige wandelgids met heldere beschrijvingen van de wandeltochten. Met hoogteprofiel, kaartje en de benodigde informatie. In spiraalbinding. • Das ladinische Herz der Dolomiten umfasst einige der schönsten Bergregionen im Süden der Alpen – etwa die Geislergruppe und den Peitlerkofel, die weiten Karsthöhen von Fanes, den wuchtigen... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pisa - Livorno - San Miniato - Empoli
  • Pisa - Livorno - San Miniato - Empoli 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 Migliarino - San Rossore – Massaciuccolli. Contours are at 40m intervals, with a 2-km UTM grid. Extensive overprint includes GEA - Grande Escursione... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 2457 Pisa, Livorno, San Miniato, Empoli - Toscane | Kompass
  • Goede wandelkaart en fietskaart met vrijwel alle topografische details en ingetekende routes. Ook met symbolen voor toeristische bezienswaardigheden. Ook kun je deze kaart goed gebruiken voor de fiets, al is het een klein gebied. Dubbelzijdige kaart. Duidelijke wandelkaart en fietskaart met hoogtelijnen, bezienswaardigheden, hutten, campings,... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Lake Garda East-Central Monte Baldo South - Torri del Benaco - Garda
  • The central part of Lake Garda and the area to the east, including the southern part of the Monte Baldo, on 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... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Switzerland: Swiss Survey 50K Topographic Ski Maps
  • Detailed ski maps at 1:50,000 from Swisstopo, the country’s national survey organization, showing routes for skiing and/or snowboarding, access by public transport, recommended itineraries, lists of mountain huts, etc. The series uses the cartography of Switzerland’s topographic survey, with additional colouring to show slopes steeper than 30°.... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Merano and the Surrounding Area Tabacco 25K Map
  • Merano and the Surrounding 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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  • Merano E Dintorni
  • Merano and the Surrounding 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 011 Merano e dintorni - Meran und Umgebung | 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
  • Slovenia Kartografija Road Atlas
  • Slovenia at 1:75,000 presented in an A4, paperback road atlas from the Ljubljana-based Kartografija with very detailed GPS-compatible mapping at 1:75,000, including vivid presentation of the topography, extensive tourist overprint, plus 11 indexed street plans, a distance table, etc. Coverage includes the border areas of Italy around Trieste... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Campo Tures/Sand in Taufers Tabacco 25K Map
  • Campo Tures/Sand in Taufers 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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  • Campo Tures, Sand in Taufers
  • Campo Tures/Sand in Taufers 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 036 Campo Tures - Sand in Taufers | 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
  • 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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United Kingdom
  • Cortina d`Ampezzo - Dolomiti Ampezzane
  • Map No. 617, Cortina d’Ampezzo and Dolomiti Ampezzane 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 includes sections of the ‘Alta Via’ high routes Nos. 1, 3, 4 and 5.CARTOGRAPHY: Kompass maps of the Dolomites at 1:25,000 have contours at... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 617 Cortina d'Ampezzo-Dolomiti Ampezzane | 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
  • Genoa - Varazze - Ovada 50K IGC Map No. 16
  • The coast of the Italian Riviera and its hinterland around Genoa in a series contoured hiking maps at 1:50,000 with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc. from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale.Maps in this series have contours at 50m intervals, enhanced by shading and graphic relief. An overprint... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 16 Genova, genua, varazze, ovada | IGC
  • IGC heeft een serie gedetailleerde wandelkaarten voor het Italiaanse gedeelte van de Alpen (Piemonte). Voldoende gedetailleerd voor het volgen van het lokale wandelnetwerk. Voorzien van schaduwreliëf; hoogtelijnen en referentiehoogtes. Onderscheid in soort wandelpad ( bergpad, bergpad met hindernissen,gletsjerovergang). Ook zijn de... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Tre Cime di Lavaredo/Drei Zinnen
  • Map No. 047, Tre Cime di Lavaredo/Drei Zinnen - with a panorama map on the reverse, 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... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 047 Drei Zinnen/Tre Cime di Lavaredo | 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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Riviera degli Etruschi / Etruscan Coast
  • Riviera degli Etruschi map at 1:50,000 from Kompass, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. Coverage includes Rosignano, Cecina, San Vincenzo and Campiglia Marittima. Contours are at 40m intervals, with a 2-km UTM grid. Extensive overprint includes GEA - Grande Escursione Appenninica, Sentiero Italia, Via Francigena,... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 2461 Riviera degli Etruschi | 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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Val Gardena/Gröden - Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm
  • Map No. 076, Val Gardena/Gröden - Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm - with a panorama map on the reverse, from Kompass printed on sturdy waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper 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... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 076 Gröden-Seiser Alm | 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
  • Lake Trasimeno - Val d`Orcia - Montepulciano - Monte Amiata
  • Lake Trasimeno - Val d`Orcia - Montepulciano - Monte Amiata area on a double-sided map at 1:50,000 from Kompass, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. Coverage includes Val di Chiana, Cortona, Montalcino, Asciano, Arcidosso, Fabro, Magione, etc. Contours are at 40m intervals, with a 2-km UTM grid. Extensive... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 2463 Lago Trasimeno - Area Protetta Val d'Orcia | Kompass
  • Goede wandelkaart en fietskaart met vrijwel alle topografische details en ingetekende routes. Ook met symbolen voor toeristische bezienswaardigheden. Ook kun je deze kaart goed gebruiken voor de fiets, al is het een klein gebied. Dubbelzijdige kaart. Duidelijke wandelkaart en fietskaart met hoogtelijnen, bezienswaardigheden, hutten, campings,... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Cagli - Fabriano - San Severino Marche
  • Cagli - Fabriano - San Severino Marche area in Umbria and the Marches on a double-sided, GPS compatible hiking and recreational map at 1:50,000 from Kompass on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. Coverage includes the Gola della Rossa e di Frasassi and the Monte Cucco Natural Parks. Contours are at 40m intervals, with a 2-km... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 2465 Cagli - Fabriano - San Severino Marche | 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
  • Bolzano Vignetei e Dolomiti / Southern South Tyrol
  • Map No. 74, Termeno/Tramin - Cavalese - with a panorama map on the reverse, from Kompass in a series of walking maps of selected areas of Italy at 1:50,000, with hiking routes on a topographic base, various types of accommodation, recreational facilities, places of interest, etc. Kompass are Europe’s largest publishers of walking maps, with... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 74 Südtirols Süden | 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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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
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
  • Full Italian Via Francigena: Bourg St Pierre-Rome
  • Self-guided walking tour completing the full Italian stage of the Via Francigena from Bourg St Pierre to Rome. Pilgrims have been undertaking to walk the full Via Francigena from Canterbury to Rome since the 8th Century, and it is one of Europe's great pilgrimages. During your journey along this ancient pilgrimage route you will start at the... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Amalfi Coast & Mountains Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Panaromic views, dramatic coastal scenery and charming hotels. Enjoy La Dolce Vita on the Amalfi Coast. High cliffs tumble hundreds of metres into the turquoise Mediterranean sea to create an indescribably beautiful coastline, listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site. Picturesque villages and towns perched on the hillside combined with an... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Trails of the Cinque Terre Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Discover the villages of the Cinque Terre on foot. The best way to discover the Cinque Terre is on foot. Five fishing villages nestled into the steep coastline of the Ligurian Riviera make up the Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Smell the sea as you walk along ancient walking trails clinging to the steep cliffs, marvel at the... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • 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
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Going Wild in Sardinia Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Walking in the Supramonte Mountains. Discover Sardinia’s untouched wild landscape, walking through the rugged Supramonte mountains towards the east coast, where the rocky cliffs meet gleaming white sands and a bright azure ocean. Sardinia’s dramatic mountainous scenery and stunning coastline, coupled with its unique, distinct culture and... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Tuscany: From Florence to Siena Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Food, wine and walking holiday in the Chianti Region of Tuscany. Discover the magic of Chianti; old farmhouses, medieval villages, rows of cypress trees, quiet forests of oak, beach and chestnut, the lively atmosphere of an outside table on the piazza and the cherry flavours of a glass of Chianti Classico. This is the definitive Tuscany!... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Orvieto to Rome Self Guided Walking Tour
  • Final Section of the Via Francigena from Orvieto to Rome. Follow the Via Francigena from the Etruscan city of Orvieto through the classic Italian landscapes of Umbria and Lazio to Rome. This is a journey of superlatives taking in Etruscan towns, fine wines, historic villages, ancient pilgrim trails, delicious food and the delights of Rome. ... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Hill Towns of Tuscany
  • Self-guided inn-to-inn walking tour of Tuscany, from Montepulciano to Siena. Walk between Renaissance and medieval hill-top towns of southern Tuscany, discovering Montepulciano, Pienza, Bagno Vignoni, Montalcino, and finally Siena. Your journey winds through a unique linear, almost geometric landscape of hills, vineyards and olive trees.... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Complete Tour du Mont Blanc Trek in Comfort Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Self guided trek staying in hotels following the Tour du Mont Blanc through France, Italy and Switzerland. Walk the complete Tour du Mont Blanc, through France, Italy and Switzerland, staying in comfortable accommodation each night. It’s the perfect Alpine trek for those who prefer their trekking in comfort. Since de Saussure first walked... Read more
Macs Adventure
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  • Dolomites Alta Via 1 Relaxed
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  • Highlights of the Tour du Mont Blanc in Comfort Self Guided Walking Holiday
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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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