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
2022
  • Wandelgids Appenzeller Land | 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. Das zwischen Bodensee und Alpstein gelegene Appenzeller Land erscheint auf den ersten Blick als ein recht kleines Gebiet, umso vielfältiger ist... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2011
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
2013
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
  • Wandelgids Walking in the Engadine - Engadin | Cicerone
  • A guidebook to 100 day walks in the Engadine, Val Bregaglia, neighbouring valleys and the Engadine National Park. Varying from gentle rambles to adventurous high-level routes for the experienced mountain walker. The routes range from 4 to 16km long, visiting forests and meadows, high mountain landscapes, lakes and passes. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2019
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2022
  • Wandelgids Allgäuer Wanderberge | Rother Bergverlag
  • De ‘Rother Wanderbücher’ behandelen telkens de 50 mooiste wandelingen, die variëren van eenvoudige kindvriendelijke wandelingen tot routes die aanzienlijk meer ervaring vereisen. Uitvoerige routebeschrijvingen, een aantrekkelijke lay-out met vele kleurenfoto’s, niets aan duidelijkheid te wensen gelaten hoogteprofielen, kaartjes met de... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2020
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Netherlands
2020
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
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
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart BY15 Alpenvereinskarte Mangfallgebirge Mitte | Alpenverein
  • Mangfallgebirge Central - Spitzingsee - Rotwand, map No. BY 15, in a series of highly detailed, GPS compatible hiking maps at 1:25,000 of the German Alps, published by the Deutscher Alpenverein, the German Alpine Club, with cartography of the German topographic survey from the Bavarian state survey organization. The maps use the survey’s... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Mangfallgebirge Central - Spitzingsee - Rotwand Alpenverein BY15
  • Mangfallgebirge Central - Spitzingsee - Rotwand, map No. BY 15, in a series of highly detailed, GPS compatible hiking maps at 1:25,000 of the German Alps, published by the Deutscher Alpenverein, the German Alpine Club, with cartography of the German topographic survey from the Bavarian state survey organization. The maps use the survey’s... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2017
  • Valle Gesso - Parco Naturale delle Alpi Marittime
  • Valle Gesso - Parco Naturale delle Alpi Marittime in the Italian Alps presented at 1:25,000 in a series of large, contoured and GPS compatible walking maps from Fraternali Editore, printed on light, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. Maps in this series have topography shown by contour lines at 5m intervals with relief shading, spot... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 3 Stara Planina gebergte | Domino
  • Stara Planina Western: Belogradchik to Berkovita 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 the peak of Byala Voda near Belogradchik eastwards to just beyond... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Stara Planina Western: Belogradchik to Berkovita Domino Map
  • Stara Planina Western: Belogradchik to Berkovita 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 the peak of Byala Voda near Belogradchik eastwards to just beyond... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 42 Alpenvereinskarte Sonnblick | Alpenverein
  • Sonnblick area of the Alps in a combined hiking and ski 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... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Sonnblick Alpenverein KOMBI Map 42
  • Sonnblick area of the Alps in a combined hiking and ski 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... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
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  • Vanoise Rando Editions
  • Vanoise massif at 1:50,000 in a series of hiking maps from Rando Editions, with tourist information on a topographic base from the Institut Géographique National. Finely detailed cartography has contours at 20m intervals with relief-shading. Glaciers, cliffs, scree and wooded areas are shown, as well as springs, intermittent streams, etc. ... Read more
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Netherlands
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  • Western Crete Terrain Editions 448
  • Western Crete at 1:100,000 on an indexed, GPS compatible road map from Terrain Editions, printed on light, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper, with a street plan of central Chania.This title is part of a series which covers Crete in three sheets. The maps have contours at 100m intervals, enhanced by relief shading with spot heights and... Read more
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