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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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2022
  • Wandelgids mit Kindern Oberstdorf - Kleinwalsertal | Rother Bergverlag
  • 160 Seiten mit 144 Farbabbildungen 24 Höhenprofile, 24 Wanderkärtchen im Maßstab 1:25.000 bis 50.000, eine Übersichtskarte, Tourenmatrix, GPS-Tracks zum Download Wer mit seinen Kindern ereignisreiche Urlaubstage erleben möchte, ist in Oberstdorf und dem angrenzenden Kleinwalsertal genau richtig. Unzählige klare Gebirgsbäche, fantastische... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2022
  • Wandelgids Osttirol Süd | Rother Bergverlag
  • 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. Osttirol liegt südlich der Hohen Tauern, der höchsten Alpenkette Österreichs, die so manche Regenfront aus dem Norden abhält. Von Süden her tun... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2021
  • Wandelgids 265 Vogesen - Durchquerung: GR53 GR5 | Rother Bergverlag
  • In 37 etappes over de Lange Astands Wandelingen GR 53, GR 5 en GR 531 van Wissembourg naar Giromagny en Masevaux door de prachtige Vogezen. Goed alternatief voor de langverwachte maar nog steeds niet uitgekomen Crete des Vosges wandelgids van FFRP. Duitse samenvatting: Die Vogesen sind nicht nur eines der urwüchsigsten Mittelgebirge in unseren... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids Ostschweiz - Bündnerland | Rother Bergverlag
  • 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
2012
  • Wandelgids Südtirol West - zuid tirol | Rother Bergverlag
  • 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
2022
  • Wandelgids Davos - Prättigau | Rother Bergverlag
  • 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 Landschaft Davos und das Prättigau mit den bekannten Orten Davos, Klosters und Landquart bieten ein schier unerschöpfliches Angebot an... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2021
  • Wandelgids Osttirol Nord | Rother Bergverlag
  • 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 »Sonnenland« Osttirol liegt - fast zur Hälfte höher als 2000 m - südlich der höchsten Alpenkette Österreichs, der Hohen Tauern. Es ist von... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids Der Meraner Höhenweg | Tappeiner Verlag
  • 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
2020
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids The Cretan Way E4 | Anavasi
  • The Cretan Way is a 500km walking route which takes you from east to west across the varied and spectacular landscapes of Crete. It is the ideal way to discover the rural, mountainous and costal regions of this incredible island. This guide is based on a 28-day walk.This guide includes practical information, maps at a scale of 1:25.000 of... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
  • The Cretan Way - A 28 Day Walk
  • The Cretan Way is a 500km walking route which takes you from east to west across the varied and spectacular landscapes of Crete. It is the ideal way to discover the rural, mountainous and costal regions of this incredible island. This guide is based on a 28-day walk.This guide includes practical information, maps at a scale of 1:25.000 of... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 45/1 Alpenvereinskarte Niedere Tauern I | Alpenverein
  • Niedere Tauern I area of the Alps in a hiking edition at 1:50,000 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 contours at 20... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Niedere Tauern I Alpenverein Map 45/1
  • Niedere Tauern I area of the Alps in a hiking edition at 1:50,000 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 contours at 20... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Chiemgau Alps Central - Hochgern - Hochfelln Alpenverein KOMBI BY18
  • Chiemgau Alps Central, map No. BY 18, 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 cartography... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Allgau-Lechtal Alps West Alpenverein Map 2/1
  • Allgäuer - Lechtaler Alpen West area of the Alps in a hiking 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
  • Wandelkaart 18 Alpenvereinskarte Hochschwabgruppe | Alpenverein
  • Hochschwabgruppe area of the Alps in a combined hiking and ski edition at 1:50,000 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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Hochschwabgruppe Alpenverein KOMBI Map 18
  • Hochschwabgruppe area of the Alps in a combined hiking and ski edition at 1:50,000 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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2011
  • Limone Piemonte - Vallée des Merveilles 25K IGC Map No. 114
  • Limone Piemonte - Vallée des Merveilles area at 1:25,000 in a series of contoured, GPS compatible walking maps from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale, highlighting hiking trails including long-distance routes, ski routes and alpine accommodation. Maps in this series have contours at 25m intervals, enhanced by shading and graphic... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
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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