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
2019
  • Wandelgids 52 Isarwinkel | 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. Grün ist die Farbe der Isar, die sich durch diesen wald- und wiesenreichen Winkel zwischen Loisach und Achensee schlängelt. Die Berge um... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids 08 Appenzeller Land | 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. 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
2018
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Reise-Handbuch Provence - Côte d'Azur | Dumont
  • Für die 4. Auflage des DuMont Reise-Handbuches war Autor Klaus Simon wieder intensiv vor Ort unterwegs. Im Rücken die Alpen, vor der Haustür das Mittelmeer – schon die Lage von Provence und Côte d’Azur ist traumhaft. Die südfranzösische Region gehört mit weltabgewandten Felsdörfern, pulsierenden Städten, grandiosen Naturlandschaften und... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
2018
  • DuMont Reise-Handbuch Reiseführer Provence, Côte d´Azur
  • Für die 4. Auflage des DuMont Reise-Handbuches war Autor Klaus Simon wieder intensiv vor Ort unterwegs. Im Rücken die Alpen, vor der Haustür das Mittelmeer – schon die Lage von Provence und Côte d’Azur ist traumhaft. Die südfranzösische Region gehört mit weltabgewandten Felsdörfern, pulsierenden Städten, grandiosen Naturlandschaften und... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids Dolomiten-Höhenwege 8-10 (Dolomieten) | Rother
  • Der Band ´´Dolomiten-Höhenwege 8-10´´ wurde grundlegend aktualisiert und überarbeitet. Es handelt sich dabei um vorwiegend leichte, teils aber auch anspruchsvolle Steige, die in 13 bis 18 Tagesetappen durch ständig wechselnde Landschaften und gewaltige Hochgebirgsszenerien mit eindrucksvollen Fernblicken führen: Der 160 km lange Höhenweg Nr. 8... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2009
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids Vorarlberg | Rother
  • De Rother wandelgidsen beschrijven zeer goed de wandelingen in specifieke gebieden. In de gids vindt men kaarten, routebeschrijvingen en de nodige praktische informatie om van de wandelingen/trekkings een geslaagde onderneming te maken. Duitstalige wandelgids voor Vorarlberg tussen Bodenmeer en Silvretta. Beschrijfing van 50 wandeltochten. Met... 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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Oberbayerische Seen - Beieren - Duitse Alpen | Michael Müller Verlag
  • Zeer gedegen duitse reisgids. Zowel achtergronden over cultuur, bevolking als landschap, maar ook veel praktische informatie over hoe je waar wat zou willen zien. Aandacht voor alle aspecten van de regio. Chiemsee, Königssee; Kochelsee, Tegernsee und Starnberger See: Ohne sie und ihre vielen kleinen Geschwister wäre Oberbayern höchstens halb so... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2009
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
  • Wandelgids Alpen - Die schönsten Wanderhütten der Alpen | Bruckmann
  • Traumhafte Panoramen, interessante Tourenmöglichkeiten, zufriedene Gäste und beeindruckende Architektur: Dieser Hüttenführer beschreibt die schönsten Wanderhütten der Ostund Westalpen. Jede der 234 nur zu Fuß erreichbaren Hütten wird mit allen Kontaktdaten, Bildern und Infos zu Zustieg, Lage sowie Bewirtschaftung vorgestellt. Ein anregender... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids Vizentiner Alpen | 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. 58 Höhenprofile; 58 Wanderkärtchen im Maßstab 1:50.000 / 1:75.000, eine Übersichtskarte Kennen Sie die Vizentiner Alpen? Hinter Bozen mal nicht... Read more
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Kaarten

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
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2017
  • Le Mercantour - Vallee des Merveilles GR5/GR52/52A
  • 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
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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
2019
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2019
  • Tours et Traversées du Vercors - du Diois et les Baronnies GR9/GR91
  • Tours et Traversées dans Vercors, le Diois et les Baronnies, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. 904, covering in all over 1000 km of routes and circuits along the GR9, GR91, GR93, GR95, GR429 and GRs de Pays between Grenoble, Die and Brantes in Provence north of Mt Ventoux. Topographic mapping from the IGN is accompanied by detailed route descriptions,... 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 | 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
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Grenoble - Chamrousse - Belledonne IGN WATERPROOF 3335OTR
  • 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 788 Ulmer Alb - Blaubeurer Alb | Kompass
  • • Die Schwäbische Alb ist eine Landschaft zum Verlieben: Kalkklippen ragen über Wälder und gepflegte Felder, dazwischen liegen nette Dörfer und alte Bauernhöfe ... Naturliebhaber finden in der Schwäbischen Alb natürlich auch eine Vielzahl besonderer Kostbarkeiten – etwa die Blauhöhle mit ihrem türkisgrünen Wasserabfluss, dem Blautopf. • Der... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 794 Berchtesgadener Land | Kompass
  • Berchtesgadener Land – Köningssee area of the German Alps 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 covering... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Berchtesgadener Land - Königssee Kompass 794
  • Berchtesgadener Land – Köningssee area of the German Alps 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 covering... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Genoa - Varazze - Ovada 50K IGC Map No. 16
  • The coast of the Italian Riviera and its hinterland around Genoa 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 2471 Lago di Bolsena | Kompass
  • Goede wandelkaart en fietskaart met vrijwel alle topografische details en ingetekende routes. Ook met symbolen voor toeristische bezienswaardigheden. Ook kun je deze kaart goed gebruiken voor de fiets, al is het een klein gebied. Dubbelzijdige kaart. Duidelijke wandelkaart en fietskaart met hoogtelijnen, bezienswaardigheden, hutten, campings,... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Lago di Bolsena - Acquapendente - Orvieto - Pitigliano - Sorano Kompass 2471
  • Lago di Bolsena – Orvieto area at 1:50,000 from Kompass on a map printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. Coverage includes Acquapendente, Ficulle, Santa Flora, Valentano, Montefiascone, Selva del Lamone, etc. Contours are at 40m intervals, with a 2-km UTM grid. Extensive overprint includes cycling and selected... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 39 Alpenvereinskarte Granatspitzgruppe | Alpenverein
  • Granatspitzgruppe 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... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Granatspitzgruppe Alpenverein KOMBI Map 39
  • Granatspitzgruppe 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... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 8 Valle di Bognanco - Domodossola e dintorni | Geo4Map
  • 1:25,000 hiking map to the Valle di Bognanco including Iselle, Crevoladossola, Domodossola, Villadossola and Antronapiana. 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 di Bognanco - NP Alpe Veglia Geo4Map 8
  • 1:25,000 hiking map to the Valle di Bognanco including Iselle, Crevoladossola, Domodossola, Villadossola and Antronapiana. 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
  • 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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Walking holidays

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
  • The Dachstein Alpine Circuit
  • Self guided walking tour, hiking a circuit of the Dachstein mountain range in Austria's beautiful Salzkammergut region. Austria’s Dachstein hiking circuit is truly a walker’s paradise. This impressive alpine massif is filled with reflective lakes, glacial ice, serene pastures, virgin forests and rugged limestone peaks rising 2500m above the... 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Complete Tour du Mont Blanc in Huts Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Self guided walk following the Classic Tour du Mont Blanc through France, Italy and Switzerland. Walk the complete Tour du Mont Blanc, through France, Italy and Switzerland staying in mountain huts and hotels. For the serious walker with a sense of aesthetic there really is no other option for the Tour du Mont Blanc. Although not for everyone,... 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
  • 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
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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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