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
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
2010
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Reise-Taschenbuch Tessin | Dumont
  • Kein Wunder, dass das Tessin zu den beliebtesten Urlaubsregionen der Schweiz zählt. Der Kanton, der ganz im Süden der Alpen liegt, wartet mit tiefblauen Seen und fantastischen Bergkulissen auf, aber auch mit mediterran anmutenden Städtchen und kleinen Bergdörfern, in denen die Zeit stehen geblieben zu sein scheint.Gleich auf den ersten Seiten... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2017
  • Chemins de St. Jacques: Toulouse - Jaca - Lourdes GR653/GR101/GR78
  • The last stretch of the Toulouse route before reaching Spain and the Camino Frances.Chemins de St. Jacques: Toulouse - Jaca, FFRP topoguide Ref. No. 6534, covering one of the southern routes of the Way of St. James in France: from Toulouse along the GR 653, with variants through Pau or Tarbes, across Col du Somport to Jaca in the Spanish... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids E4 Hongarije: Putnok - Budapest, Boedapest | Conrad Stein Verlag
  • Handzaam boekje met de routebeschrijving inclusief een heleboel praktische informatie. De beschrijving is uitstekend, maar kaarten zijn beperkt en schetsmatig aanwezig. Duits. 224 Seiten, 35 Karten, 58 farbige Abbildungen, 30 farbige Höhenprofile Seit 1983 führt der Internationale Bergwanderweg der Freundschaft von Eisenach nach Budapest.... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids 264 Vogesen - Vogezen | 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 sonnigen Vogesen am Schnittpunkt von Elsass und Lothringen sind das landschaftlich vielfältigste und naturbelassenste Mittelgebirge... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids 028 Tour du Mont Blanc | FFRP
  • Uitstekende routegids met gedetailleerde kaarten en een routebeschrijving. Fout lopen wordt op deze manier wel erg moeilijk. Met symbolen is weergegeven welke voorzieningen (openbaar vervoer / winkels / overnachtingen) er zijn langs of bij de route. De gids bevat een lijst met overnachtingsadressen inclusief telefoonnummers, websites en... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
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
2016
  • Wandelgids Südtirol Ost Eisacktal - Pustertal - Dolomiten | 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
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Kaarten

De Zwerver
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
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
  • 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
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Haut-Esteron - Prealpes de Grasse - PNR du Verdon IGN 3542ET
  • 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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Tignes - Val-d`Isere - Haute Maurienne - PN de la Vanoise IGN 3633ET
  • 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 07 Mercantour & Alpi-Maritieme | Libris
  • Mercantour National Park and the Maritime Alps on a large, double-sided, contoured and GPS compatible map from Editions Didier Richard highlighting local walking trails and long-distance hiking routes including the GR5. Coverage extends from well north of Col de Larch to Sospel, Levens and Roquestéron in the mountains north of the French... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Mercantour & Alpi-Marittime Didier Richard 07
  • Mercantour National Park and the Maritime Alps on a large, double-sided, contoured and GPS compatible map from Editions Didier Richard highlighting local walking trails and long-distance hiking routes including the GR5. Coverage extends from well north of Col de Larch to Sospel, Levens and Roquestéron in the mountains north of the French... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart BY01 Alpenvereinskarte Allgäuer Voralpen West | Alpenverein
  • De beste en meest gedetailleerde kaarten van met name de Duitse alpen: wandelroutes zijn naar zwaarte onderscheidend gemarkeerd, gletsjeroverschrijdingen staan aangegeven en de verschillende soorten hutten ingetekend. Met als ondergrond de topografische kaarten bieden ze een schat aan informatie voor elke beginnende en gevorderde wandelaar of... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 93 Bernina - Valmalenco - Sondrio | Kompass
  • Goede wandelkaart met vrijwel alle topografische details als hoogtelijnen, vegetatie, schaduwtekening maar ook de ingetekende wandelroutes en in veel gevallen ook fietsroutes (MTB). Gevaarlijke routes worden als zodanig weergegeven met een bepaalde markering. Berghutten en campings zijn goed terug te vinden op deze kaarten. Daarnaast staan de... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 635 Hochpustertal - Alta Pusteria | Kompass
  • Map No. 635, Alta Pusteria/Hochpustertal, at 1:25,000 from Kompass printed on sturdy, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper in a series providing detailed coverage of the Dolomites and the Lake Garda area. Maps in this series supplement the publishers' main series of walking maps of Italy at 1:50,000 and have a more detailed base and... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Fietskaart ADFC Regionalkarte Chiemgau | BVA
  • Chiemgau is a waterproof, tear-resistant, GPS compatible cycling map at 1:75,000 from the ADFC (Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad-Club - the official German cycling federation), with extensive overprint for long-distance and local cycling routes. This map belongs to a series of 78 maps covering Germany’s most popular areas for outdoor... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Chiemgau
  • Chiemgau is a waterproof, tear-resistant, GPS compatible cycling map at 1:75,000 from the ADFC (Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad-Club - the official German cycling federation), with extensive overprint for long-distance and local cycling routes. This map belongs to a series of 78 maps covering Germany’s most popular areas for outdoor... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Walker's Haute Route (East) - Arolla to Zermatt
  • Walk the Eastern Walker's Haute Route from Arolla to Zermatt. Take on the iconic Eastern section of the Walker’s Haute Route from Arolla to Zermatt. Six days of sublime mountain walking culminating at the foot of the Matterhorn in Zermatt. The Walker’s Haute Route is one of the World’s great treks and the eastern section from Arolla to... 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
  • 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
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Via Francigena: Stage 4: Fidenza to Aulla
  • Self guided walking tour following the Via Francigena through the Apennine Mountains. This journey along the Via Francigena takes you through the Apennine Mountains, known as the “backbone of Italy” and from the region of Emilia Romagna into northern Tuscany. Originating in Fidenza, known for its duomo of pink stone, you cross the Cisa Pass and... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • St. Moritz & The Engadine Valley Walking Tour
  • A self guided walking holiday in Switzerland's Engadine Valley. A moderate walking tour through the beautiful Engadine Valley, visiting Switzerland’s first and only National Park, St. Moritz and the pretty alpine village of Pontresina. The alpine valley of the Engadine offers the perfect introduction to easy walking in Switzerland. Explore... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • High Trails of the Julian Alps Self Guided Walking Trip
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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
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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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