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.

Kaart

Overview of the Alps

Paden in deze regio

Boeken

De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Eastern Provence: Côte d’Azur to the Alps Sunflower Landscape Guide
  • This guide, half of a two-volume set, is intended for motorists who want to tour eastern Provence and the Cote d`Azur by car and enjoy some superb walks en route. The drives have been described in such detail that there is no need to make constant reference to a map. The walks selected - all set in areas of great natural beauty and historical... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids Trentino - Gardameer - Adamello - Brenta - Dolomieten | Rother
  • Prachtige - Duitstalige - wandelgids met ca. 50 tochten verspreid over een behoorlijk gebied. Veel keuze met goede beschrijvingen van de tochten. Kaartmateriaal is niet altijd toereikend. De ‘Rother Wanderbücher’ behandelen telkens de 50 mooiste wandelingen, die variëren van eenvoudige kindvriendelijke wandelingen tot routes die aanzienlijk... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
De Zwerver
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2020
  • Wandelgids 42 Gasteinertal | 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 Tauerntäler rund um Bad Gastein - das Großarltal, das Gasteinertal und das Raurisertal - berühren Teile der Radstädter Tauern sowie der... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids 09 Arlberg - Paznaun | 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. Zwischen den Allgäuer Alpen und der Silvretta liegt ein wahres Wanderparadies. Dabei darf man sich von den im Untertitel erwähnten Alpin-Zentren... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
  • Klimgids - Klettersteiggids Klettersteigatlas Alpen | Rother
  • Wer wollte es nicht längst schon einmal versuchen: Auf gesicherten Steiganlagen den festen Boden unter den Füßen zu verlassen und in der Welt der Vertikalen zu schwindelerregenden Höhen zu klettern. Eine immer größere Anzahl von Klettersteigen macht es möglich; und die stetig anwachsende Freundesschar dieser augenblicklich überaus beliebten... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
  • Wandelgids Südtirol West - zuid tirol | Rother
  • 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
2009
  • Wandelgids Alpinwandern Tessin | SAC Schweizer Alpenclub
  • Bergwandelgids voor Tessin. De gids beschrijft een groot aantal wandel routes door de Zwitserse Alpen in Tessin in verschillende etappes. De etappes zijn te combineren in rondwandelingen en diverse lange afstands tochten. De moeilijkheidsgraad van elke alpine tocht wordt aangegeven en verder geeft de gids ook een keur aan praktische informatie,... Read more
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Kaarten

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
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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United Kingdom
  • Turin - Pinerolo - Lower Susa Valley 50K IGC Map No. 17
  • Turin - Pinerolo - Lower Susa Valley area of Piedmont 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 highlights local... 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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  • 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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Kaiserberge - Filstal - Schwabian Jura
  • Kaiserberge - Filstal - Schwabian Jura area of Baden-Württemberg on 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... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
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  • 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 11 Alta Val Varaita - Alta Val Maira | Fraternali Editore
  • Alta Valle Maira 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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Alta Valle Maira
  • Alta Valle Maira 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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United Kingdom
  • Berchtesgaden - Untersberg BY22
  • Berchtesgaden - Untersberg, map No. BY 22, 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 excellent detailed... Read more
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Walking holidays

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Walker's Haute Route - Chamonix to Arolla
  • Trek the Western Section of the Walker's Haute Route from Chamonix to Arolla. Walk the western section of the Walker’s Haute Route from Chamonix to Arolla. Wonderful views of the Mont Blanc Massif and classic Alpine Walking. The Walker’s Haute Route is an iconic high level walk that links the famous towns of Chamonix and Zermatt. This... 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Glacier Express Rail and Hike
  • Ride the world Glacier Express panoramic journey through the Swiss alps and explore the Engadine and Zermatt on foot. Cross the Swiss Alps on the famous Glacier Express, a direct train from St Moritz to Zermatt; considered one of the most stunning rail journeys of the world. Get closer to the typical wooden chalets and sounds of Alpine cow... 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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