Alps

Beschrijving

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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Boeken

De Zwerver
Netherlands
2009
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Kompass
Germany
2009
  • Linz
  • Ganz Linz im handlichen Format - mit aktuellen Infos, Karten und tollen Fotos.KOMPASS Karten Verlag – seit 1953 arbeiten wir daran Dich sicher an Dein Ziel zu bringen und neue Wege zu entdecken. Unsere Produkte sollen Dich begeistern und inspirieren. Wir wollen Dich mit der Leidenschaft anstecken, die wir an unserem Standort im Herzen der Alpen... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids 78 Piemont - Süd (Piemonte zuid) | Rother
  • 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. In der zweitgrößten Region Italiens schlummern Schätze, die erst allmählich vom Tourismus entdeckt werden und deren Erkundung fast schon einer... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Michelin groene gids Franse Alpen Zuid | Lannoo
  • Betrouwbaar, zowel bij de voorbereiding thuis als op reis. Voor iedere bestemming in Frankrijk een reisgids! Michelin zet door in het verder opdelen van de Franse regio's waardoor je nu echt voor elke vakantieplek over een schat aan betrouwbare informatie en beproefde tips beschikt. Elke gids is gestructureerd in deelgebieden: ideaal om snel de... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids 1 GR5 Ardennen (Maastricht - Ouren) | De Wandelende Cartograaf
  • Route / Traject: GR5 Ardennen van Maastricht tot Ouren, totaal 162 km Zowaar: prachtige en duidelijke Nederlandstalige gidsjes van telkens een traject van 1 tot 2 weken. De boekjes beschikken over gedetailleerde kaarten in kleur met ingetekende GR5-route, hoogteprofielen, GPS-coördinaten en een Nederlandstalige routebeschrijving. Er is geen... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids Tiroler Höhenweg | Rother
  • Uitstekende beschrijvingen van deze steeds populairder wordende bergtocht! Goede routebeschrijving, veel praktische informatie, hoogteprofielen en redelike kaartjes. Met alle noodzakelijke info. Zie voor beschrijving de duitse tekst hieronder ... Der Tiroler Höhenweg ist ein hochalpiner Weitwanderweg der Superlative, der in grandioser... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids Bozen - Bolzano - Kaltern | Rother
  • 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
2011
  • Wandelgids Hikeline Rund um die Zugspitze | Esterbauer
  • Handzame gids met een goede beschrijving van een groot aantal dagtochten in dit gebied. De gids is in spiraalbinding en elke pagina is op scheur- en watervast papier gedrukt. Daar is echt over nagedacht! Streckencharakteristik Länge, Höhenmeter und Etappen Die insgesamt 50 Touren dieses Buches decken eine große Bandbreite von kurzen... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids 53 Julische Alpen | Rother
  • 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
2014
  • Reisgids Michelin groene gids Franse Alpen noord | Lannoo
  • Betrouwbaar, zowel bij de voorbereiding thuis als op reis. Voor iedere bestemming in Frankrijk een reisgids! Michelin zet door in het verder opdelen van de Franse regio's waardoor je nu echt voor elke vakantieplek over een schat aan betrouwbare informatie en beproefde tips beschikt. Elke gids is gestructureerd in deelgebieden: ideaal om snel de... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids Montenegro | Rother
  • 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
2016
  • Wandelgids Tour du Mont Blanc | Robert Weijdert
  • De Tour du Mont Blanc is een lange meerdaagse tocht rondom het hoogste massief van de Alpen. De route, die door Frankrijk, Italië en Zwitserland loopt en die gemiddeld twee weken in beslag neemt, is ook in Nederland zeer bekend geworden. De telkens wisselende landschappelijke beelden van hoge bergen, reusachtige gletsjers en lieflijke dalen... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids 65 Montafon, mit Bielerhöhe und Zeinisjoch-Gebiet | Rother
  • 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 reizvoll gelegene Tallandschaft des Montafon ist von ganz unterschiedlichen, in ihrer Art unverwechselbaren Alpenregionen umgeben: Im Norden... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids Dolomiten-Höhenwege 1-3 (Dolomieten) | Rother
  • Der Band »Dolomiten-Höhenwege 1–3« wurde in der vorliegenden Auflage grundlegend aktualisiert. Bei diesen drei Höhenrouten handelt es sich um vorwiegend leichte, teils aber auch anspruchsvolle Steige, die in 10 bis 15 Tagesetappen durch ständig wechselnde Landschaften und gewaltige Hochgebirgsszenerien mit eindrucksvollen Fernblicken führen:... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids Bärentrek - Zwitserland | Conrad Stein Verlag
  • Kleine wandelgids met veel praktische informatie. Kaartmateriaal is erg beperkt. Im Berner Oberland drängt sich auf engstem Raum eine der berühmtesten Bergwelten zusammen, darunter das viel bestaunte Gipfeltrio von Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau. Allein im östlichen Teil der Berner Alpen recken 8 der insgesamt 47 Schweizer Viertausender ihre... Read more
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Kaarten

De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids 507 Traversée du Mercantour - GR 5 -52 -52A | FFRP
  • Le Mercantour: Larche – Nice/Menton, Vallée des Merveilles, FFRP topoguide Ref. No. 507, covering 450km of long-distance routes: the last section of the GR5 in the French Alps from Larche to Nice, an alternative variant off GR5 along the GR52 leading via the Vallée des Merveilles to Menton, plus GR52A – Panoramique du Mecantour from Col du... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids P043 Le Vallee d'Ubaye à pied | FFRP
  • La Vallée de l’Ubaye à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. P043, with 51 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the valley of the Ubaye River in the southern part of the French Alps around Barcelonnette, Jausiers and Larche. Each walk is presented on a separate colour extract from IGN’s topographic survey of France at 1:25,000 or 1:50,000,... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids 504 GR5 Du Léman à la Vanoise | FFRP
  • The first, 206-km long Alpine section of the GR5 from Lake Geneva, past Mont Blanc and across the Col de la Croix-du-Bonhomme, to Landry north of the Vanoise Massif, FFRP topo-guide ref. no. 504, with colour maps from the IGN TOP25 series at 1:25,000. Also included is a tour of the Dents du Midi. Current edition of this title was published in... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids Der Meraner Höhenweg | Tappener
  • 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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
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Kompass
Germany
  • Das Große Europa Panorama (Format 108 x 150 cm), plano in Hülse
  • Diese Darstellungsart wurde bisher von keiner anderen Karte erreicht: aus der Flugzeugperspektive, plastisch mit naturgetreuen Farben.Der Blick des Betrachters wandert von der gleißenden Helle der Nordpol- Kappe über hellgrüne Wälder zu den weißen Gipfeln der Alpen. Weiter geht es über den Kaukasus bis zu den tiefblauen Gestaden des... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Mont Blanc - Grand Combin Swisstopo 5003
  • Mont Blanc - Grand Combin area, map No. 5003, 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. Coverage extends from Chamonix and the Mont Blanc massif eastwards to Arolla... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 746 Südliches Märkisches Oderland | 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. Read more
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Kompass
Germany
  • KOMPASS Wanderkarte Südliches Märkisches Oderland
  • KOMPASS Wanderkarten enthalten alles Wissenswerte zum Wandern wie aktuelle Wanderwege, empfehlenswerte Routen und wichtige touristische Informationen. Doch können unsere Wanderkarten meist mehr, sind sie nicht nur eine reine Wanderkarte sondern fungieren sie auch als Bikekarte, siehe Titelabbildung. Der topographische Inhalt der Karte wird... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Südliches Märkisches Oderland
  • Südliches Märkisches Oderland (No. 746), 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
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
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Kompass
Germany
  • MARCO POLO Freizeitkarte Bayerische Alpen West
  • Die Freizeitkarte für Ihre schönsten Ausflugserlebnisse. Sie enthält farblich markierte Tipps zu Erlebnis, Natur und Kultur. Auch das leibliche Wohl kommt nicht zu kurz ... Gemütliche Biergärten und traditionsreiche Ausflugslokale werden ausführlich behandelt.Hauptkarte im Maßstab 1:100 000/ mit Legende und Blattübersichtskarte/ 66... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
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Kompass
Germany
  • KOMPASS Wanderkarte Südlicher Steigerwald - Erlangen - Fürth - Schwabach
  • KOMPASS-Wanderkarten enthalten alles Wissenswerte für Wanderer wie aktuelle Wanderwege mit Markierungen, empfehlenswerte Radrouten und wichtige touristische Informationen. Der topographische Inhalt wird bei aller Detailgenauigkeit leicht lesbar und anschaulich dargestellt. Ein übersichtlich gestaltetes Beiheftmit zahlreichen Farbfotos... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Steigerwald NP South 50K Kompass Map No. 168
  • The southern part of the Steigerwald Natural Park in Bavaria on a detailed, contoured and 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... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 699 Südtirol - Alto Adige | Kompass
  • Map No. 699, South Tyrol - Dolomites (4-map set) including a panorama map, 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... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
  • KOMPASS Wanderkarte Südtirol, Alto Adige, South Tyrol
  • Die Südtiroler Kulturlandschaft, mit ihren Bauernhöfen, Kirchen und Burgen, sowie die prächtigen Naturlandschaften der Almen, Hochflächen und besonders der Dolomiten sind weltbekannt. Mit dem 4-teiligen Kartenset gibt KOMPASS dem Besucher dieser eindrucksvollen Alpenregion bestes Kartenmaterial zum Wandern, Biken, Genießen, Schauen und... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • South Tyrol - Dolomites 4-Map Set Kompass 699
  • Map No. 699, South Tyrol - Dolomites (4-map set) including a panorama map, 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... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Diois - Dévoluy - Haute Vallée de la Drôme IGN 75009
  • Diois - Dévoluy - Haute Vallée de la Drôme 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. The map includes five large panels showing the areas around Valdrôme, Montagne de Céüse, Grange Tête de... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • 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
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Walk from Oberammergau to the Zugspitze
  • Explore the Bavarian Alps on this hotel to hotel walking tour. This walking holiday takes you to the foot of the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain at 2,962m. Follow panoramic trails through mountainous scenery and traditional Alpine towns and villages. Immerse yourself in Germanic Alpine culture; hike from town to town, and enjoy loop... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Via Francigena: Stage 7: San Quirico-Montefiascone
  • Self guided walking tour following the Via Francigena through Tuscany and Lazio. Following in the footsteps of pilgrims from the Middle Ages this section of the Via Francigena begins in the heart of the Tuscan countryside and finishes in the medieval town of Montefiascone. Encounter small hamlets and villages atop conical hills and set within... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Bavarian Alps: Hiking the Salt Trail
  • Explore lakes and mountains on this walking tour of the Bavarian Alps. Follow the Salzalpensteig trail deep into the Bavarian and Berchtesgaden Alps, discovering the rich history of salt mining which has shaped the region. Off the beaten track you will explore the quieter, idyllic side of Bavaria as you walk through small traditional Bavarian... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Mountains & Lakes of the Julian Alps Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Explore the mountains and lakes of Slovenia’s Julian Alps as you follow the Via Alpina from Jezersko to Lake Bohinj. Explore the mountains and lakes of Slovenia’s Julian Alps as you follow the Via Alpina from the tranquil village of Jezersko to Lake Bohinj at the heart of the Triglav National Park. Following well marked trails you will walk... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Dolomites Alta Via 1 North
  • Self-guided walking tour along the classic long-distance trail Alta Via 1. Trek the most popular northern half of the ‘High Route 1’, covering around 70km over one week on good trails that are well way-marked, passing glowing peaks, shady forests and rolling pastures. The full north-south trail begins in the Italian Sudtirol and ends some 140km... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Tyrolean Alps: Garmisch to Innsbruck
  • Walk through the Karwendel mountains on this hotel to hotel walking tour. Enjoy the cultural and scenic highlights of Bavaria and Tyrol on this self-guided inn to inn walking tour. Your adventure begins with two nights in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria’s outdoor capital, nestled at the foot of Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain. Head... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Grindelwald Trail Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • A self-guided walking holiday in the foothills of the Swiss Alps. Experience the rich, green alpine scenery of the Bernese Oberland on this fantastic walking holiday through the foothills of the Swiss Alps. The mighty peaks of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau surround you as you meander along forest tracks past mountain villages rich in local... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Dolomites Alta Via 1 Classic
  • Self-guided trek, walking 8 days on the Alta Via 1 through the Italian Dolomites. Our Classic Alta Via 1 tour covers the majority of this flag-ship trek over 8 walking days. Hike from beautiful Lake Braies through the east Italian Alps to finish just before Passo Duran, where the trail turns wilder and more remote. This version of the Alta Via... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • 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
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Across the Alps: Bavaria to South Tyrol
  • Self guided walking tour across the Alps from Bavaria to South Tyrol. Walk across the Eastern Alps from German Bavaria to Italy’s South Tyrol via Austria on this moderate inn to inn walking tour. This unique route has been designed by us with the Alpine novice in mind, or for those who are simply looking for a comparatively easy-going Alpine... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Dolomites Alta Via 1 Highlights
  • Self-guided short break, staying in both Cortina and the mountains, trekking 3 days on the Alta Via 1. Escape on a short break to the High Dolomites and enjoy three fantastic days of great trail walking at around 1500-2500m, surrounded by the very best alpine scenery that the region has to offer. Combine a stay in chic Cortina with nights in... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Highlights of the Tour du Mont Blanc in Comfort Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Self guided trek focusing on the best sections of the Tour du Mont Blanc staying in hotels. Since The Tour du Mont Blanc was inaugurated as a GR in 1952 it has gained a reputation as one of the world’s classic treks. This route around Mont Blanc goes through France, Switzerland and Italy takes in the very best sections of the Tour du Mont... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Dolomites Alta Via 1 Complete (Extended)
  • Self-guided trek, including a rest day in Cortina, walking the full Alta Via 1 through the Italian Dolomites. A well-paced two-week tour along the iconic Italian ‘High Route 1’ through the best of the Dolomiti mountains, with a mid-walk rest day to recharge and explore the region’s ‘hiking capital’ - Cortina. Follow the full Alta Via 1 from... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • 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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  • Joost Callens² 2015-10-26 11:35:48
  • GR routes ook in Algarve Portugal ??
  • Okt 2015 waren we in Algarve We zagen nieuwe wegwijzers in Algarve en Alentejo met GR15 op. Maar geen enkel toerismebureau of gespecialiseerde boekhandel wist iets v gids hierover of detailkaartjes enz. Iemand ??
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