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

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Boeken

De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids Via Tolosana - Jakobsweg | Rother
  • Duitstalige wandelgids met zeer goed beschreven wandelingen in de genoemde gebieden. Redelijk kaartmateriaal, vooral de beschrijving van de route en de praktische info die er bij hoort is meer dan goed. 256 Seiten mit 111 Farbabbildungen, 39 Höhenprofile; 48 Wanderkärtchen im Maßstab 1:100.000, eine Übersichtskarte Azurblauer Himmel, die Düfte... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids 10 Außerfern - Lechtal | 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. Außerfern - schon mal gehört? Erst wenn die Namen der bekanntesten Talorte dieser Region zwischen Allgäu und Zugspitze fallen, wird es bei... 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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids Island - Ijsland | Rother
  • Wandelgids : vele dagtochten worden degelijk beschreven met openbaar vervoer informatie, goede routebeschrijvingen en beperkt kaartmateriaal. Island, die Insel aus Feuer und Eis, übt einen magischen Reiz auf jeden Naturliebhaber aus. Aktive Vulkane und weite Lavawüsten bilden einen Kontrast zu schier unendlichen Gletschern. Gewaltige... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2018
  • Sentiers de St-Jacques via le Puy - Le Puy to Figeac GR65
  • Chemins de St-Jacques: Le Puy - Figeac, FFRP topoguide Ref. no. 651, covering a 252km section of the Way of St. James across the Massif Central from Le Puy-en-Velay to Figeac along the GR 65. Current edition of this title was published in August 2014.ABOUT THE FFRP (Fédération française de la randonnée pédestre) TOPOGUIDES: published in a handy... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids 27 Dachstein-Tauern West | 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. Der Rother Wanderführer »Dachstein-Tauern West« ersetzt den bisherigen Wanderführer »Pongau«. Das neue Tourenprogramm wurde mit zusätzlichen... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids 70 Ötscher | 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. Im Bergland um Mariazell und Türnitz vereinen sich grüne Täler und tiefe Schluchten, steil aufragende Wald- und Felsgipfel, stäubende... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
  • Wandelgids 3646 Le Chemin de Conques à Toulouse | FFRP
  • Guide FFRandonnée Le Chemin de Conques à Toulouse. GR 36, 46, 62B - 563 km de sentiers GR.Entre Quercy et gorges de l'Aveyron.Aux confins du Quercy et de la vallée du Lot. Aux confins du Quercy et de la vallée du Lot, ce topo-guide vous propose d'abord de découvrir le Rouergue, entaillé par le canyon de l'Aveyron, truffé de grottes, couvert de... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2012
  • GR62B/GR36/GR46 Le Chemin de Conques à Toulouse FFRP Topo-guide No. 3646
  • Le Chemin de Conques à Toulouse, FFRP topoguide Ref. no. 3646, covering 563kms of various GR routes in the region of Quercy and the Gorges of the Aveyron between Conques and Cahors in the north and Toulouse and Albi in the south: le Chemin de Conques à Toulouse along the GR62B, 36 and 46; GR 36 from Cahors to Albi; GR46 along the Gorges of the... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2010
  • Wandelgids 86 Seefeld-Leutasch | 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. Sanftes Almgelände und tosende Wildbäche – überragt von Karwendel, Wetterstein, Mieminger und Lechtaler Bergen – versprechen abwechslungsreiche... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids 5456 WanderfuhrerK Allgäu - Allgäuer Alpen - Beieren | Kompass
  • Die KOMPASS Wanderführer überzeugen durch -nützliche Tourenübersicht zur schnellen Orientierung -übersichtliche und präzise Wegbeschreibungen -XXL Kartenausschnitte für einen großzügigen Überblick -aussagekräftiges Höhenprofil zur einfachen Planung -persönliche Empfehlungen der AutorenDie KOMPASS Wanderführer bieten neben spannenden... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids 92 Hohe Tauern | 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 Hohen Tauern sind eine der bekanntesten Hochgebirgsregionen der Ostalpen - mit riesigen Gletschern und zwei der berühmtesten Berge... Read more
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Kaarten

De Zwerver
Netherlands
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
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
  • La Vallée de l’Ubaye à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. P043
  • 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
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids 508 Tour de l'Oisans et des Ecrins | FFRP
  • Tour de l`Oisans et des Ecrins, FFRP topoguide, Ref. No. 508, covering the 11 to 13 days long tour of the Ecrins massif along the GR54, including the local section of the GR5. Variants along GRs 54A, 54B, 54C, and 541 offer less demanding circuits of two to three days. Current edition of this title was published in April 2014.To see other... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2018
  • Tour de l`Oisans et des Ecrins - Parc national des Ecrins GR54/GR541
  • Tour de l`Oisans et des Ecrins, FFRP topoguide, Ref. No. 508, covering the 11 to 13 days long tour of the Ecrins massif along the GR54, including the local section of the GR5. Variants along GRs 54A, 54B, 54C, and 541 offer less demanding circuits of two to three days. Current edition of this title was published in April 2014.To see other... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids Der Meraner Höhenweg | Tappeiner
  • 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
2017
  • Wandelgids 507 Traversée du Mercantour - GR 5 - GR52 - GR52A | 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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Courmayeur Swisstopo 292
  • Courmayeur, map No. 292, 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. The map covers mainly the Italian and the French sides of the border, with only a small part of... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 186 Oberpfälzer Wald | Kompass
  • Upper Palatine Forest (Oberpfälzer Wald) in eastern Bavaria in a set of two detailed, contoured and GPS compatible maps 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 Germany and the... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Upper Palatine Forest / Oberpfälzer Wald 2-Map Set Kompass 186
  • Upper Palatine Forest (Oberpfälzer Wald) in eastern Bavaria in a set of two detailed, contoured and GPS compatible maps 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 Germany and the... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Megeve - Col des Aravis IGN WATERPROOF 3531OTR
  • 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 7 Valle Antrona - Pizzo d'Andolla - Villadossola | Geo4Map
  • 1:25,000 hiking map to Valle Antrona centred on Antronapiana, including Pizzo d`Andolla, Villadossola and Pieve Vergonte. Published in association with the CAI, the Italian Alpine Club, who are responsible for the trails. Trails are marked on the map. The key information and more detailed information on the rear of the sheet are in Italian,... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Valle Antrona - Pizzo d`Andolla - Villadossola Geo4Map 7
  • 1:25,000 hiking map to Valle Antrona centred on Antronapiana, including Pizzo d`Andolla, Villadossola and Pieve Vergonte. Published in association with the CAI, the Italian Alpine Club, who are responsible for the trails. Trails are marked on the map. The key information and more detailed information on the rear of the sheet are in Italian,... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Sanremo - Ventimiglia - Bassa Val Roia - Val Nervia 23
  • Finalese area of 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 heights, and colouring and/or... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Finale Ligure - Alassio - Savona IGC 15
  • The coast of the Italian Riviera around Albenga, Alassio and Savona in a series contoured hiking maps at 1:50,000 with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc. from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale.Maps in this series have contours at 50m intervals, enhanced by shading and graphic relief. An overprint... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 01 Alta Valle Susa | Fraternali Editore
  • Gebied: Bardonecchia, Oulx, Sauze d'Oulx; Salbertrand, Exilles, Chiomonte, Névache Een uitstekende wandelkaart van de westkant van Italie waar tot voor kort geen echt goede kaarten beschikbaar waren. De lokale uitgeverij Fraternali heeft een prachtige serie gemaakt van wandelkaarten met schaal 1:25.000. De kaarten zijn gedrukt op scheur- en... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Alta Valle Susa - Bardonecchia - Oulx Fraternali Editore 01
  • Alta Valle Susa 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 heights, and colouring and/or... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Siena - Volterra - Massa Marittima - Roccastrada Kompass 2462
  • Siena - Volterra - Massa Marittima - Rocca Strada map at 1:50,000 from Kompass, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. Coverage includes Colle di Va d’Elsa, Casole d’Elsa, Metallifere hills, etc. Contours are at 40m intervals, with a 2-km UTM grid. Extensive overprint includes GEA - Grande Escursione Appenninica,... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Complete Tour du Mont Blanc in Comfort (Extended)
  • Self guided trek staying in hotels following the Tour du Mont Blanc through France, Italy and Switzerland. Walk the complete Tour du Mont Blanc through France, Italy and Switzerland, staying in comfortable accommodation each night. It’s the perfect Alpine trek for those who prefer their trekking in comfort. Your trek starts and finishes in Les... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Via Francigena: Stage 5: Aulla to San Miniato
  • Self guided walking tour following the Via Francigena through northern and central Tuscany. Originating in the historical region of Lunigiana, an area of great gastronomy, lush green meadows and waterfalls, your walking tour along the Via Francigena takes you from Aulla at the foot of the Apennines, along the coast into northern Tuscany and the... 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
  • 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
  • The E5 Alpine Crossing - Walk Oberstdorf to Meran
  • Self guided walking tour on the E5 Alpine crossing from Oberstdorf to Meran. Take on the famous E5 Alpine crossing from Germany, through Austria and finishing in Italy’s South Tyrol. This classic inn to inn route is long-distance trekking at its best and is a must for Alpine fans. Hike from mountain pass to mountain pass, taking in the scenery... 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
  • Via Francigena: Stage 6: San Miniato to San Quirico
  • Self guided walking tour following the Via Francigena through central Tuscany. Explore the central belt of iconic Tuscan landscapes and a distinctive trio of medieval towns; Siena, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni. This stage of the Via Francigena takes you from the charming village of San Miniato to San Quirico situated on the northern edge of... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Walk through the Bavarian Alps to 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
  • 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
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
  • 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
  • High Trail to the Matterhorn
  • A self guided walking holiday along high trails of the Swiss Alps. The Matterhorn is one of the highest mountain peaks in the Alps, its dramatic pyramid peak stands proudly at 4478m. Discover the beauty of this wondrous mountain as you walk along the haute route from Brig down to Zermatt on our self guided walking holiday. Follow the trail... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Complete Tour du Mont Blanc Trek in Comfort Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Self guided trek staying in hotels following the Tour du Mont Blanc through France, Italy and Switzerland. Walk the complete Tour du Mont Blanc self guided through France, Italy and Switzerland, staying in comfortable accommodation each night. It’s the perfect Alpine trek for those who prefer their trekking in comfort. The Tour du Mont Blanc is... 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
  • Via Francigena: Stage 1: Bourg St Pierre to Pont St Martin
  • Self-guided walking tour following the Via Francigena through the Swiss Alps and into the Aosta Valley. A superb week of walking that begins in the heart of the Alps, crosses the border from Switzerland into Italy and traverses the high mountain pass of Great St Bernard. En route you will be surrounded by a backdrop of magnificent mountain... 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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