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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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids 901 Tours et traversées dans l'Ain GR9, GR9A, GR59 | FFRP
  • Guide FFRandonnée Tours et Traversée dans l'ain. GR 59, 9, 9A. Etangs de la Dombes, monts et cluses du Revermont ou bocages de la Bresse. Plus de 50 jours de randonnée.Depuis les Monts du Jura, du Revermont ou du Bugey, ces itinéraires en boucle ou en ligne offrent aux randonneurs des vues imprenables. voici à l'est le Mont Blanc et les... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2014
  • GR59/GR9/GRP: Tours et Traversées de l`Ain FFRP Topo-guide No. 901
  • Tours et Traversées de l`Ain, FFRP topoguide, Ref. No. 901, covering in all 949km of hiking trails in the French Jura between Lons-le-Saunier and the confluence of the Ain and the Rhône, including sections of GR 5, 9 and 9A. Current edition of this title was published in June 2014.ABOUT THE FFRP (Fédération française de la randonnée pédestre)... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2021
  • Austria F&B Alp and Hut-to-Hut Hiking Guide
  • A comprehensive guidebook detailing walking routes in Austria. The 101 walks reflect the diversity of this popular region and cover Austria`s magnificent Alps - including the Ratikon, Silvretta, Stubai and Zillertal - as well as the Dachsteingebirge, Hohe Tauern and the Karawanken. Graded according to difficulty and ranging from short walks of... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2022
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2011
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2021
  • Wandelgids 53 Julische Alpen | Rother Bergverlag
  • Goede duitstalige wandelgids. Veel dagtochten, met gradaties en kleuren in zwaarte gerangschikt. Veel praktische informatie. Handzaam formaat. Jäh aufragende Kalkwände und trockene Karstplateaus über lieblichen Almen und rauschenden Gebirgsbächen bilden in den Julischen Alpen spektakuläre Kontraste, die es zu entdecken lohnt. Die Berge bieten... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
  • Wandelgids Walliser Alpen Gebietsführer | Rother Bergverlag
  • Wallis: »Land der weißen Riesen«, »Mekka des Bergsteigens«, der markigen Worthülsen und klingenden Attribute gibt es viele, namentlich im Sprachschatz einheimischer Tourismusmanager und alpenferner Werbeleute. Doch in der Tat, es steckt viel Wahres in den verbalen Superlativen für Landschaft und Natur des Viertausender-Kantons: Nirgendwo sonst... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2020
  • Wandelgids Montenegro | Rother Bergverlag
  • 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. Wer sich zwischen einem Urlaub am Meer und einem Aufenthalt in den Bergen nicht entscheiden kann, ist in Montenegro, dem jüngsten Staat Europas,... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids mit Kindern Oberstdorf - Kleinwalsertal | Rother Bergverlag
  • 160 Seiten mit 144 Farbabbildungen 24 Höhenprofile, 24 Wanderkärtchen im Maßstab 1:25.000 bis 50.000, eine Übersichtskarte, Tourenmatrix, GPS-Tracks zum Download Wer mit seinen Kindern ereignisreiche Urlaubstage erleben möchte, ist in Oberstdorf und dem angrenzenden Kleinwalsertal genau richtig. Unzählige klare Gebirgsbäche, fantastische... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2021
  • Wandelgids 22 Chiemgau | Rother Bergverlag
  • 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. Die Landschaft des Chiemgaus, mit ihren anheimelnden, schmucken Dörfern, ihren weiten, sanften Wiesenflächen, die von mehr oder weniger steil... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2019
  • Tours et Traversées du Vercors - du Diois et les Baronnies GR9/GR91
  • Tours et Traversées dans Vercors, le Diois et les Baronnies, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. 904, covering in all over 1000 km of routes and circuits along the GR9, GR91, GR93, GR95, GR429 and GRs de Pays between Grenoble, Die and Brantes in Provence north of Mt Ventoux. Topographic mapping from the IGN is accompanied by detailed route descriptions,... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids Der Meraner Höhenweg | Tappeiner Verlag
  • Prachtig uitgevoerde wandelgids met veel foto's en uitgebreide tekst. Bijgevoegd een gedetailleerde kaart van 1:25.000 met de ingetekende route. De kaart is toereikend om te gebruiken op de route; op de achterkant staat dan de praktische informatie nog een extra vermeld. In diesem Buch über den Meraner Höhenweg werden einerseits die Entstehung... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 1 Stara Planina gebergte | Domino
  • Stara Planina Central: Zlatitsa to Kalofer map at 1:50,000 from Bulgarian publishers Domino, contoured and GPS compatible, with hiking trails, accommodation options including a list of local mountain refuges, etc. The map is double-sided and covers the mountains from just west of Ribaritsa and Zlatitsa eastwards beyond Kalofer to the peak of... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Stara Planina Central: Zlatitsa to Kalofer Domino Map
  • Stara Planina Central: Zlatitsa to Kalofer map at 1:50,000 from Bulgarian publishers Domino, contoured and GPS compatible, with hiking trails, accommodation options including a list of local mountain refuges, etc. The map is double-sided and covers the mountains from just west of Ribaritsa and Zlatitsa eastwards beyond Kalofer to the peak of... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 82 Tauferer Ahrntal - Valli Di Tures e Aurina | Kompass
  • Tures/Taufers - Valle Aurina/Ahrntal area in the northern Dolomites on a GPS compatible hiking and recreational map at 1:50,000 from Kompass, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. KOMPASS HIKING MAPS OF ITALY: this title is part of an extensive series of walking maps from Kompass covering selected areas of Italy at... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Valle di Tures e Aurina / Tauferer Ahrntal Kompass 82
  • Tures/Taufers - Valle Aurina/Ahrntal area in the northern Dolomites on a GPS compatible hiking and recreational map at 1:50,000 from Kompass, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. KOMPASS HIKING MAPS OF ITALY: this title is part of an extensive series of walking maps from Kompass covering selected areas of Italy at... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 97 Varallo - Verbania - Lago d'Orta | Kompass
  • Varallo - Verbania - Lake Orta, including the western shores of Lake Maggiore and Val Grande National Park, on a GPS compatible hiking and recreational map at 1:50,000 from Kompass, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper.KOMPASS HIKING MAPS OF ITALY:This title is part of an extensive series of walking maps from... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Varallo - Verbania - Lake Orta - NP Val Grande Kompass 97
  • Varallo - Verbania - Lake Orta, including the western shores of Lake Maggiore and Val Grande National Park, on a GPS compatible hiking and recreational map at 1:50,000 from Kompass, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper.KOMPASS HIKING MAPS OF ITALY:This title is part of an extensive series of walking maps from... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Stubai Alps Kompass 83
  • Stubai Alps (No. 83), 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. This title has on the reverse an additional panorama map of the region.KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL MAPS:This title is part... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Wutachschlucht - Waldshut-Tiengen Kompass 899
  • Wutachschlucht - Waldshut - Tiengen area of southern Germany on a 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... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Beaufortain - Massif du Mont Blanc IGN 75004
  • Massif du Mont Blanc – Beaufortain region in a series of GPS compatible, contoured TOP 75 maps at 1:75,000 from the IGN, highlighting local and long-distance hiking paths, cycling routes and sites for other recreational activities. In this revised 2015 edition the main 75K map now covers the whole of the Tour of Mont Blanc (TMB) including its... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 06 Alpenvereinskarte Rofan | Alpenverein
  • Rofangebirge area of the Alps in a hiking edition at 1:25,000 from a series of detailed, GPS compatible maps published by the DAV - Deutscher Alpenverein and produced by the German and Austrian Alpine Clubs using cartography from their respective survey organizations. Maps in this series have topography vividly presented by contours at 20... Read more
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