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
  • 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
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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
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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Netherlands
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
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 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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Netherlands
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
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
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Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Pocket Rome | Lonely Planet
  • Lonely Planet Pocket serie is een Engelstalig compact zakreisgidsje voor alle leeftijden, met beschrijving van de highlights en accommodatie van budget tot luxe, vervoer en plaatsbeschrijvingen. Kort en bondig geschreven, geschikt voor een korte trip of tijdens een zakenreis. The Rome Pocket guide gives you twice the city in half the time. Rome... Read more
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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
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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
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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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • France IGN Mini Road Map
  • France Mini Road Map at 1:1,500,000 - a double-sided, 8x12cm mini version of IGN’s road maps of France with the clearest distinction between charge-free and toll motorways, plus locations of speed cameras on major routes. Current edition of this title was published in November 2013.Presentation is designed to highlight the motorway network,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Merano and Surroundings Kompass 53
  • Merano and the Surrounding area on a GPS compatible hiking and recreational map at 1:50,000 from Kompass, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. Coverage extends from Bolzano in the south to the Tessa / Texel Natural Park and across the border to Obergurlg in the Ötztaler Alps in Austria. On the reverse is a panorama... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Bressanone / Brixen and Environs Kompass 050
  • Map No. 050, Bressanone/Brixen and Environs - 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 050 Brixen und Umgebung/Bressanone 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. KOMPASS Brixen und Umgebung im Maßstab 1:25000 mit Panorama • Brixen ist das Zentrum eines wunderbaren... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Il Cuneese: Cuneo - Saluzzo - Carmagnola 75K IGC Map No. 24
  • Il Cuneese area of Piedmont, including Cuneo, Saluzzo and Carmagnola, at 1:75,000 in a series contoured hiking maps with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc. from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale. This title also includes an overprint showing cycle routes.Maps in this series have contours at 50m... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 24 Il cuneese - cuneo | 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
  • Ortles - Cevedale / Ortlergebiet Tabacco 08
  • Ortles - Cevedale /Ortlergebiet 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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  • Ortles, Cevedale
  • Ortles - Cevedale /Ortlergebiet 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 08 Ortles - Cevedale - Ortlergebiet | 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
  • Monti di Fundres / Pfunderer Berge Kompass 081
  • Monti di Fundres / Pfunderer Berge 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 (Alte... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 081 Pfunderer Berge/Monti di Fundres | 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. Nu geplastificeerd! KOMPASS-Wanderkarten enthalten... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Asti - Alba - Acqui Terme 50K IGC 19
  • Asti - Alba - Acqui Terme area 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 highlights local footpaths and... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 19 Asti, alba, acqui terme | 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
  • Valle Stura - Vinadio - Argentera IGC 112
  • Valle Stura - Vinadio - Argentera area at 1:25,000 in a series of contoured, GPS compatible walking maps from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale, highlighting hiking trails including long-distance routes, ski routes and alpine accommodation. Maps in this series have contours at 25m intervals, enhanced by shading and graphic relief for... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Alpi Feltrine - La Vètte - Cimònega Tabacco 023
  • Alpi Feltrine - La Vètte - Cimònega 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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  • Alpi Feltrine, Le Vette
  • 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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Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 023 Alpi Feltrine - Le Vette - Cimonega | 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
  • Valpelline Swisstopo 293
  • Valpelline, map No. 293, 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 side of the border, with only a small part of Switzerland shown... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart - Topografische kaart 293 Valpelline | 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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  • Val Passiria / Passeiertal Tabacco 039
  • Val Passiria/Passeiertal 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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  • Val Passiria
  • Val Passiria/Passeiertal 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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Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 039 Val Passiria - Passeiertal | 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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  • 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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  • Monte Baldo - Altipiano di Brentonico - Malcesine Kompass 129
  • Map No. 129, Monte Baldo, at 1:25,000 on a double-sided map from Kompass, printed on sturdy waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper and covering an area to the east of the northern part of Lake Garda.This title is part of a series of Kompass maps providing detailed coverage of the Dolomites and Lake Garda area, supplementing their main... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 129 Monte Baldo | 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. Read more
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  • Val Badia / Gedertal
  • Map No. 624, Alta Badia/Hochabtai, 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:* maps at 1:25,000 have contours... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 51 Gadertal - Val Badia | 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. Read more
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  • Aeolian (Lipari) Islands Kompass 693
  • Aeolian (Lipari) Islands on a contoured, GPS compatible hiking and recreational map at 1:25,000 from Kompass printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. The map includes a street plan of Lipari Town and the accompanying booklet has an 11-page English language guide to the islands with descriptions of main places of... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
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  • 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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  • 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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  • Umbria: Trails to Assisi Short Break
  • Walking in Umbria from place to place, finishing in Assisi. Take a short break in Umbria, walking through Italy’s “green heart” and following trails to the birthplace of St Francis, Assisi. From Montefalco you can see your final destination, Assisi, perched on Mount Subasio with the sweeping plains below. Begin to get excited about what comes... Read more
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  • Via Francigena: Stage 6: San Miniato to San Quirico
  • Self guided walking tour following the Via Francigena through central Tuscany. Explore the central belt of iconic Tuscan landscapes and a distinctive trio of medieval towns; Siena, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni. This stage of the Via Francigena takes you from the charming village of San Miniato to San Quirico situated on the northern edge of... Read more
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  • Complete Tour du Mont Blanc (Huts) Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Self guided walk following the Classic Tour du Mont Blanc through France, Italy and Switzerland. The Complete Tour du Mont Blanc starts and finishes in Les Houches and covers every step of this classic Alpine trek through France, Italy and Switzerland. For the serious walker with a sense of aesthetic there really is no other option for the Tour... 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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  • 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 Dolomites of Val Badia Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • The Val Badia will astonish you with breathtaking landscapes on this quintessential Dolomite walking tour. The Val Badia is one of the Ladin valleys located in the South Tyrol area of the Dolomites, an area famed for its alpine beauty and idyllic position at the foot of the Dolomites.This German-speaking part of Italy boasts exceptional... Read more
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
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  • Amalfi In Style Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Self guided walking holiday along the Amalfi Coast staying in 4 star hotels. The Amalfi Coast has drawn film stars and celebrities to it’s 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... Read more
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  • 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
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  • Via Francigena: Final Stage - Montefiascone to Rome
  • Self-guided walking tour following the final stage of the Via Francigena through Umbria and Lazio. The final stage of the Via Francigena takes you from the hill top town of Montefiascone to Rome, the eternal city. During your journey along this ancient pilgrimage route you will follow trails through the classic Italian landscapes of... Read more
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  • 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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