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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Livres

Stanfords
United Kingdom
2012
  • Le Massif Glières-Parmelan à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. P473
  • Le Massif Glières-Parmelan à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. P743, with 20 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the French Alps, north-east of Lake Annecy between Thônes and La Roche-sur-Foron. Each walk is presented on a separate colour extract from IGN’s topographic survey of France at 1:25,000, with its description cross-referenced... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pilgrimage: The Great Pilgrim Routes of Britain and Europe
  • Shortlisted for a 2018 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award.Ten historic pilgrim routes of Western Europe, inspiration for today`s long distance walker. Pilgrimage in Europe is thriving on a massive scale. In 1990 the cathedral at Santiago de Compostela recorded less than 5000 pilgrims: today that figure is at least 200,000 a year. Author Derry... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Walking Easy in the Italian Alps
  • A pocket-sized guide that provides detailed information on 50 scenic Alpine day-walks that range from comfortable, level strolls to steeper, more challenging hikes - all within the capacity of the recreational walker. Non-hiking excursions to areas of local interest are also highlighted. This book features tips on everything from what clothes... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2014
  • Les Hautes Alpes à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. D005
  • Les Hautes Alpes à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. D005, with 41 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the French Alps, including in the Ecrins Massif, Queyras, Briançonnais and in the environs of Gap. Each walk is presented on a separate colour extract from IGN’s topographic survey of France at 1:25,000 or 1:50,000, with its description... Lire la suite
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... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2018
  • Drôme à pied du Vercors à la Provence 50PR
  • La Drôme à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No.D026, with 50 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the department of Drôme between the Rhône and the foothills of the Alps. Each walk is presented on a separate colour extract from IGN’s topographic survey of France at 1:25,000, with its description cross-referenced to the map. Looking at the... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • DK Eyewitness Austria 7/5/20
  • Coffee, cake and culture - welcome to Austria.Whether you want to hike in the alps, visit remarkably well-preserved medieval towns or simply indulge in Vienna`s decadent cafe culture, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that Austria has to offer. The rhapsodic beauty of Alpine peaks, idyllic valleys and sparkling lakes... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • DK Eyewitness Road Trips Northern & Central Italy
  • With its snow-capped mountain ranges and beautiful hill towns, Italy is an ideal destination for a leisurely road trip. It`s yours to explore with Road Trips Northern and Central Italy, our redesigned and newly updated guide containing 25 drives across the region, from the dramatic coastline of the Cinque Terre to the lakes of Lombardy and the... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • DK Eyewitness France
  • Discover France`s special je ne sais quoiWhether you want to visit fairytale chateaux, stroll amid rolling fields of blossoming lavender or learn what makes a noble vintage, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that France has to offer.Few countries capture the imagination quite like France. The world-famous cuisine is... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2018
  • Environs de Gap à pied 46PR
  • Les Environs de Gap à pied, FFRP topo-guide ref. no. P051, one of the titles in an extensive series of light, A5-size, high quality paperback guides published by the Fédération Française de la Randonnée Pédestre in association with local authorities, ramblers’ clubs, etc. The guides have *colour extracts from the French topographic survey at... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Tannheimer Tal F&B WK5352
  • Tannheimer Tal - Füssen - Forchach area of the Austrian and Bavarian Alps presented at 1:35,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information. Cartography is an enlargement of the... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • DK Eyewitness Germany
  • Discover Germany - a haven for art aficionados and outdoor enthusiasts alike.Whether you want to hike the Bavarian Alps, discover health resorts and beautiful beaches on the Baltic coast, or seek out the coolest districts in Berlin, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that Germany has to offer.Synonymous with art and... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Radstädter Tauern - Katschberg - Lungau F&B WK202
  • Radstädter Tauern - Katschberg - Lungau area of the Austrian Alps presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information.To see the list of currently available titles in... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Hochschwab - Veitschalpe - Eisenerz - Bruck an der Mur F&B WK041
  • Hochschwab - Veitschalpe - Eisenerz - Bruck an der Mur area of eastern Austria presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information.To see the list of currently... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Gasteinertal - Wagrain - Raurisertal - Grossarltal F&B WK191
  • Gasteiner Tal - Wagrain - Grossarltal - St. Johann im Pongau - Bad Hofgastein - Bad Gastein area of the Austrian Alps presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Attersee - Traunsee - Höllengebirge - Mondsee - Wolfgangsee F&B WK282
  • Attersee - Traunsee - Höllengebirge - Mondsee - Wolfgangsee area of the Austrian Alps presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information. To see the list of... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Lechtal Alps - Allgau Alps F&B WK351
  • Lechtaler - Allgäuer Alpen - Oberstdorf - Landeck area of the Austrian and Bavarian Alps presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information. To see the list of... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Styrian Winelands - Southwest Styria F&B WK411
  • Styrian Winelands area south-eastern Austria presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information. To see the list of currently available titles in this series please... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Saualpe - Region Lavanttal - Koralpe - Region Schlicherheimat F&B WK237
  • Saualpe - Lavanttal - Koralpe - Region Schlicherheimat area of the Austrian Alps presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information.To see the list of currently... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Wölzer Tauern - NP Sölktal - Rottenmanner Tauern F&B WK203
  • Wölzer Tauern - Sölktal - Rottenmanner Tauern area of the Austrian Alps presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information.To see the list of currently available... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Zirbitzkogel-Grebenzen Nature Park – Murau – Sölkpass F&B WK211
  • Zirbitzkogel NP - Grebenzen - Murau - Solkpass area of the Austrian Alps presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information.To see the list of currently available... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Achensee - Rofan - Unterinntal F&B WK321
  • Achensee - Rofan - Unterinntal area of the Austrian Alps north-east of Innsbruck presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information. To see the list of currently... Lire la suite
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