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
2021
  • Wandelgids Bozen - Bolzano - Kaltern | 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. 53 Wanderungen und Bergtouren rund um Bozen und Kaltern - zwischen Penser Joch und Brixen, Eppan im Überetsch und Salurn im Unterland Bozen ist... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2009
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2021
  • Wandelgids Unterwallis | Rother Bergverlag
  • Goede duitstalige wandelgids. Veel dagtochten, met gradaties en kleuren in zwaarte gerangschikt. Veel praktische informatie. Handzaam formaat. 50 Höhenprofile, 54 Wanderkärtchen im Maßstab 1:50.000, zwei Übersichtskarten im Maßstab 1:550.000 und 1:750.000 Wanderungen in den Walliser Alpen zählen zweifelsohne zu den vielseitigsten Erlebnissen,... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2022
  • Wandelgids Seefeld-Leutasch | 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. Sanftes Almgelände und tosende Wildbäche – überragt von Karwendel, Wetterstein, Mieminger und Lechtaler Bergen – versprechen abwechslungsreiche... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Klimgids - Klettersteiggids Die 55 schönsten Klettersteige | Styria Verlag
  • Die Julischen Alpen sind für viele Bergsteiger ein unbekanntes Gebiet. Dabei zählt dieses Gebirge neben den Dolomiten zu den faszinierendsten Klettersteigrevieren der Welt. Spektakuläre Anstiege durch mächtige Felswände; scharfe Grate und grandiose Gipfelerlebnisse bietet Andrej Ma eras kompakter Führer zu den schönsten Klettersteig- Routen... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2020
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
2016
  • Wandelgids The Cretan Way E4 | Anavasi
  • The Cretan Way is a 500km walking route which takes you from east to west across the varied and spectacular landscapes of Crete. It is the ideal way to discover the rural, mountainous and costal regions of this incredible island. This guide is based on a 28-day walk.This guide includes practical information, maps at a scale of 1:25.000 of... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
  • The Cretan Way - A 28 Day Walk
  • The Cretan Way is a 500km walking route which takes you from east to west across the varied and spectacular landscapes of Crete. It is the ideal way to discover the rural, mountainous and costal regions of this incredible island. This guide is based on a 28-day walk.This guide includes practical information, maps at a scale of 1:25.000 of... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Bregenzerwald - Bregenz - Feldkirch - Gr. Walsertal K+F Outdoor Map 1
  • Bregenzerwald - Bregenz - Feldkirch - Gr. Walsertal area of the Tyrol at 1:35,000 on a GPS compatible, double-sided map from Kümmerly+Frey printed on sturdy, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper; contoured, with hiking, cycling and ski routes, accommodation facilities, locations for other recreational activities, etc.Maps in the K+F... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Maremma - Grosseto - Monte Argentario - Isola di Giglio Kompass 2470
  • Maremma - Grosseto - Monte Argentario - Isola di Giglio 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 della Maremma, Parco Naturale dell’Iccellina, Monte Bellino, etc. Contours are at 40m intervals, with a 2-km UTM grid. Extensive... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelkaart Tour du Mont Blanc | IGN - Institut Géographique National
  • Goede, handzame, tweezijdig bedrukte kaart van de Tour du Mont Blanc Tour (TMB) met hoogte profielen en ingetekende route. 3 landen: Frankrijk, Italië en Zwitserland totale lengte 170 kilometer Inclusief 10.000 meter hoogteverschil Schaal 1: 50.000 (1 cm = 500 m) Een onmisbare hulp bij de voorbereiding van de route: de etappen, accommodaties,... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2018
  • Tour du Mont-Blanc IGN 89025
  • Goede, handzame, tweezijdig bedrukte kaart van de Tour du Mont Blanc Tour (TMB) met hoogte profielen en ingetekende route. 3 landen: Frankrijk, Italië en Zwitserland totale lengte 170 kilometer Inclusief 10.000 meter hoogteverschil Schaal 1: 50.000 (1 cm = 500 m) Een onmisbare hulp bij de voorbereiding van de route: de etappen, accommodaties,... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Valsavarenche - Val di Rhêmes - Valgrisenche IGC 102
  • Valsavarenche -Val di Rhêmes – Valgrisenche area of the Italian Alps 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... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 2558 Europäischer Fernwanderweg E5 | Kompass
  • Ideal für die Planung und für unterwegs! • Übersichtliche Karten im idealen Maßstab 1:50 000 • Handliches Format 100 x 175 mm • Reiß- und wetterfestes Papier – ideal für jede Witterung • Kompakte Reiseführer-Infos zu den Highlights am Weg und Übernachtungsverzeichnis • Extra Stadtpläne mit Infos zu Apotheken, Geldautomaten, Werkstätten usw. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Lake Constance to Verona - E5 European Long-Distance Trail Kompass 2558
  • The 601km eastern half of Europe’s E5 long distance footpaths from Lake Constance across the Austrian Alps to Verona on a waterproof and tear-resistant, contoured and GPS compatible concertina map from Kompass presenting the route on 40 panels, each 17.5x20cm. Plus accommodations recommendations and street plans.The route is highlighted on maps... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
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United Kingdom
  • Cannes - Grasse - Cote d`Azur IGN 3643ET
  • Topographic survey of France at 1:25,000 in IGN`s excellent TOP25 / Série Bleue series. All the maps are GPS compatible, with a 1km UTM grid plus latitude and longitude lines at 5’ intervals. Contours are at 5m intervals except for mountainous areas where the maps have contours at 10m intervals, vividly enhanced by hill shading and graphics for... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart - Topografische kaart 106 Valle Anzasca | Geo4Map
  • 1:25,000 hiking map covering the east end of the Valle Anzasca, centred on Pieve Vergonte, including Villadossola and Anzola d`Ossola. Published in association with the CAI, the Italian Alpine Club, who are responsible for the hiking trails. Trails are marked on the map. The key information and more detailed information on the rear of the sheet... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Valle Anzasca - Vanzone - Piedimulera Geo4Map 6
  • 1:25,000 hiking map covering the east end of the Valle Anzasca, centred on Pieve Vergonte, including Villadossola and Anzola d`Ossola. Published in association with the CAI, the Italian Alpine Club, who are responsible for the hiking trails. Trails are marked on the map. The key information and more detailed information on the rear of the sheet... Read more
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