Alps

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French Alps

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

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

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

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

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

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Overview of the Alps

Trails in this region

Books

Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Zillertal Alps - Tux Alps Kompass 37
  • Zillertal Alps - Mayrhofen - Zell am Ziller - Tuxer Voralpen (No. 37), a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL MAPS:This title is part of an extensive series... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Gesäuse National Park Kompass 206
  • Gesäuse National Park in the Austrian Alps on a detailed, contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc. printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper.KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL MAPS: this title is part of an extensive series covering... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • North York Moors Western OS Explorer Map OL26 (paper)
  • The western part of the North York Moors National Park on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL26, paper version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series. Coverage extends from Ampleforth in the south northwards to Saltburn-by-the-Sea, and from Ingleby Arncliffe to Danby, Castleton and Hutton-le-Hole, and includes... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2019
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2019
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Dorking, Reigate, Crawley & Horsham OS Landranger Map 187 (paper)
  • Dorking and Reigate area, including a section of the North Downs Way / E2 European Long-distance Path, on a paper version of map No. 187 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: As well as the physical edition of the map, each... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • St. Johann im Pongau - Salzburger Land Kompass 80
  • Salzburger Alps area south of Salzburg itself, including St. Johann in Pongau, Pongau and Bad Gastein, on a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc.KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL MAPS: this title is part of an extensive series covering Austria, much of... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 80 St. Johann im Pongau - Salzburger Land | Kompass
  • Die 5in1 Wanderkarte ist jetzt noch übersichtlicher und besser lesbar. Die Wanderkarten aus den Top-Wanderregionen sind mit einem Panorama und einer zusätzlichen Karte im Detailmaßstab ausgestattet. Der Aktiv Guide informiert Sie rund um das Thema Outdoor und die kostenlose App für unterwegs gibt es auch noch dazu. Das bildet die perfekte... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Birmingham, Wolverhampton & The Black Country OS Landranger Map 139 (paper)
  • Birmingham with the surrounding area including the Black Country, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Solihull, Stourbridge, Bromsgrove and a section of the E2 European Long-distance Path on a paper version of map No. 139 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2020
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Titisee-Neustadt Kompass 893
  • Titisee-Neustadt (No. 893), a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL MAPS:This title is part of an extensive series covering Austria, much of Germany and the... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cheviot Hills - Jedburgh & Wooler OS Explorer Active Map OL16 (waterproof)
  • The Cheviot Hills on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL16, waterproof version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series. Coverage includes Jedburgh, Woolmer, part of the Northumberland National Park, the peaks of The Cheviot, Corby Pike, Cold Law, Scrathy Holes and Windy Gyle, Catcleugh Reservoir, sections of the... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Chamonix-Mont-Blanc - Massif du Mont-Blanc IGN 3630OT
  • Map No. 3630OT, Chamonix - Massif du Mont Blanc area of the French Alps, single-sided version on paper in the TOP25 edition of IGN’s excellent, detailed topographic survey of France at 1:25,000, with an overprint highlighting hiking paths, long-distance GR routes, campsites and other tourist information, plus a GPS compatible UTM grid. The map... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Lake Garda - Lake Idro - Monte Baldo - Verona K+F Outdoor Map 7
  • Lake Garda - Lake d`Idro - Monte Baldo - Verona area at 1:50,000 in a series of waterproof and tear-resistant, GPS compatible and contoured recreational maps from Kümmerly + Frey with both local and long-distance hiking and cycling trails, ski routes, sites for other outdoor pursuits, accommodation, bus stops, etc. An inset provides a small... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Radstädter Tauern - Katschberg - Lungau F&B WK202
  • Radstädter Tauern - Katschberg - Lungau area of the Austrian Alps presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information.To see the list of currently available titles in... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Kinzigtal - Schramberg - Haslach - Wolfach - Schiltach - Hornberg Kompass 880
  • Kinzigtal - Schramberg - Haslach - Wolfach - Schiltach - Hornberg area of central Black Forest on a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper.KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL MAPS: this title is... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Ossiacher See - Feldkirchen in Kärnten Kompass 62
  • Ossiacher See - Feldkirchen in Kärnten area of Carinthia in southern Austria on a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper.KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL MAPS: this title is part of an... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 62 Ossiacher See | Kompass
  • Ossiacher See - Feldkirchen in Kärnten area of Carinthia in southern Austria on a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper.KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL MAPS: this title is part of an... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Wettersteingebirge K+F Outdoor Map 3
  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen – Wettersteingebirge area of the German Alps at 1:35,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc. Coverage includes Zugspitze, Germany’s highest peak,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Fischbach Alps - Roseggers Waldheimat - Mürzzuschalg F&B WK021
  • Fischbacher Alps - Roseggers Waldheimat – Mürzzuschalg area of eastern Austria presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information.To see the list of currently... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Taunus East Kompass 840
  • The eastern part of the Taunus Mountain in Hessen on a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper.KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL MAPS: this title is part of an extensive series covering Austria,... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 840 Östlicher Taunus | Kompass
  • The eastern part of the Taunus Mountain in Hessen on a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper.KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL MAPS: this title is part of an extensive series covering Austria,... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Karwendel Range Kompass 26
  • Karwendelgebirge area of the German Alps on a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL MAPS: this title is part of an extensive series covering Austria, much of... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Allgau Alps UK50-47
  • Allgäuer Alps, map No. UKL50-47 covering an area around Sonthofen, Oberstdorf, Kleinwalsertal and Lechtal, in a series of special contoured and GP-compatible recreational maps from the Bavarian state survey organization, with cartography of the German topographic survey at 1:50,000 and extensive additional tourist overprint highlighting... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Ötztal - Pitztal - Kaunertal - Wildspitze F&B WK251
  • Ötztal - Pitztal - Kaunertal - Wildspitze area of the Austrian Alps presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information.To see the list of currently available titles... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Eifel 4-Map Set Kompass 833
  • The Eifel region of Germany at 1:50,000 on a set of four double-sided, contoured and GPS compatible maps from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc. Coverage extends from Aachen to the Rhine between Bonn and Koblenz, south to the Moselle, and includes most of the Hohes Venn / Hautes Fagnes Natural... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Filstal - Remstal - Kaiserberge - Schwäbische Alb Kompass 777
  • Kaiserberge - Filstal - Schwabian Jura area of Baden-Württemberg on a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper.KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL MAPS: this title is part of an extensive series... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Pongau - Hochkönig - Saalfelden F&B WK103
  • Pongau - Hochkönig - Saalfelden area of the Austrian Alps presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information.To see the list of currently available titles in this... Read more
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