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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2020
  • Tour du Mont Blanc
  • Easy-to-use folding map and essential information, with custom itinerary planning for walkers, trekkers, fastpackers and trail runners Leer más
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2020
  • Tour du Mont Blanc - Easy-to-use Folding Map and Essential Information
  • The white dome of Mont Blanc looms over France, Italy and Switzerland, and it is no wonder that the 169-kilometre Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) has captured the public imagination to become one of Europe`s most popular long-distance trails. The TMB appeals to people who have different levels of experience and travel at all speeds, and this... Leer más
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  • Cambridge - Newmarket, Saffron Walden OS Landranger 154
  • Parts of Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Essex with Cambridge, Newmarket and Saffron Walden, including part of the E2 European Long-distance path, on a paper version of map No. 154 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: As well as the... Leer más
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2022
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2022
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2022
  • Wandelgids Walking in the Aosta Valley | Cicerone
  • A stunning, autonomous region in the Italian Alps, the Aosta valley is a walker`s paradise. This guidebook describes 32 varied and scenic routes both within the main valley and those to the north (including the Lys valley, Valpelline, Valtournenche and Grand St Bernard). The routes vary in difficulty and distance, offering something for walkers... Leer más
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2021
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2021
  • Lonely Planet Best Day Walks Japan
  • Lonely Planet`s Best Day Walks Japan is your passport to 60 easy escapes into nature. Stretch your legs away from the city by picking a walk that works for you, from just a couple of hours to a full day, from easy to hard. Climb Mt Fuji, walk the Tohoku coast, and enjoy the views in Kamikochi. Get to the heart of Japan and begin your journey... Leer más
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2015
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2015
  • Wandelgids The Tour of the Bernina | Cicerone
  • Guidebook describing a 9-stage (119km) route around the Piz Bernina massif in the Alps on the Swiss-Italian border near St Moritz, and the 8-stage (94km) Alta Via Valmalenco exploring the Valmalenco valley, in the shadow of Monte Disgrazia. The Tour of the Bernina is suitable for first-time trekkers but the Alta Via needs some experience. Leer más
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2019
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2019
  • Wandelgids The Slovene Mountain Trail | Cicerone
  • Guidebook to trekking the Slovene Mountain Trail or Transverzala, 550km across Slovenia. Beginning at Maribor near the Austrian border to Ankaran on the Adriatic coast, the route is described as a series of 3 to 6-day treks through the region of Pohorje and the limestone mountains of the Karavanke and Kamnik-Savinja and Julian Alps. Leer más
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2021
  • Walking the Munros Vol 1 - Southern, Central and Western Highlands
  • Half of a two-volume set describing challenging and inspiring routes to climb Scotland`s 282 3000ft+ mountains, this guide covers the southern, central and western Highlands (south of the Great Glen), taking in stunning areas such as Glen Coe, Glen Shee, Lochaber and Mull. 69 demanding and inspiring routes are described, covering 139 Munro... Leer más
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2021
  • Walking the Munros Vol 1 - Southern, Central and Western Highlands
  • Half of a two-volume set describing challenging and inspiring routes to climb Scotland`s 282 3000ft+ mountains, this guide covers the southern, central and western Highlands (south of the Great Glen), taking in stunning areas such as Glen Coe, Glen Shee, Lochaber and Mull. 69 demanding and inspiring routes are described, covering 139 Munro... Leer más
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2021
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  • Les Arcs - La Plagne - PN de la Vanoise IGN WATERPROOF 3532ETR
  • 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... Leer más
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  • Canterbury, East Kent, Dover & Margate OS Landranger Map 179 (paper)
  • Eastern Kent with Canterbury, Dover and Margate, including sections of the North Downs Way and the E2 and E9 European Long-Distance Paths, on a paper version of map No. 179 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: As well as the... Leer más
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  • Dorking, Reigate, Crawley & Horsham OS Landranger Active Map 187 (waterproof)
  • Dorking and Reigate area, including a section of the North Downs Way / E2 European Long-distance Path, on a waterproof and tear-resistant OS Active version of map No. 187 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: As well as the... Leer más
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  • Matrei - Defereggen - Virgental Hiking + Leisure Map 1:50 000
  • Matrei - Deferggen - Virgental 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 this... Leer más
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  • Matrei - Deferggen - Virgental F&B WK123
  • Matrei - Deferggen - Virgental 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 this... Leer más
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  • Champsaur - Vieux Chaillol - PN des Ecrins IGN WATERPROOF 3437OTR
  • 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... Leer más
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  • Les Trois Vallees - Modane - PN de la Vanoise IGN 3534OT
  • 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... Leer más
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  • Grenoble - Bourg-St-Maurice - PN de la Vanoise IGN TOP100 151
  • Discover the new double-sided laminated edition of TOP100 road maps of France from the Institut Géographique National (IGN); exceptionally detailed, contoured road maps which include the cycle paths and greenways of the AF3V (French Association for the Development of Cycle Paths and Greenways), ideal for exploring the French countryside by car,... Leer más
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  • Leman et Mont Blanc entre - Chablais Faucigny
  • Selected tourist regions of the France on GPS compatible, contoured TOP 75 maps at 1:75,000 from the IGN, highlighting local and long-distance hiking paths, cycling routes and sites for other recreational activities. Each title includes five large panels with mapping at 1:25,000 to cover its most popular areas in greater detail. Cartography of... Leer más
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  • Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc IGN 75007
  • Selected tourist regions of the France on GPS compatible, contoured TOP 75 maps at 1:75,000 from the IGN, highlighting local and long-distance hiking paths, cycling routes and sites for other recreational activities. Each title includes five large panels with mapping at 1:25,000 to cover its most popular areas in greater detail. Cartography of... Leer más
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  • Dieulefit - Saint-Nazaire-le-Desert - Foret de Saou IGN 3138OT
  • 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... Leer más
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  • Samaria - Sougia
  • Uitstekende topografische kaarten van een deel van Griekenland: zonder meer hele goede kaarten voor wandeltochten in een onbekend stuk Griekenland! Ze zijn gedrukt op scheurvast en watervast papier op een schaal van 1:25.000 met een UTM grid voor GPS gebruikers. Op de meeste kaarten is geven de hoogtelijnen een interval van 20m. aan. Met... Leer más
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  • Samaria - Sougia - Paliochora Anavasi 11.13
  • Samaria – Sougia area of the White Mountains on Crete on a waterproof and tear-resistant, GPS compatible and contoured hiking map at 1:25,000 from Anavasi, extending from the famous Gorge of Samaria westwards to Azogyres and Plemeniana, and north past Omalos and the peaks of Troili and Kaimeni Kafala.Topography is shown by contour lines at 20m... Leer más
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  • Fragokastelo - Plakias 2016
  • Uitstekende topografische kaarten van een deel van Griekenland: zonder meer hele goede kaarten voor wandeltochten in een onbekend stuk Griekenland! Ze zijn gedrukt op scheurvast en watervast papier op een schaal van 1:25.000 met een UTM grid voor GPS gebruikers. Op de meeste kaarten is geven de hoogtelijnen een interval van 20m. aan. Met... Leer más
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  • Frangokastelo - Plakias Anavasi 11.17
  • The Frangokastelo – Plakias area on the southern coast of Crete at 1:25,000 in a series of contoured, GPS compatible hiking maps of Crete from Anavasi, printed waterproof and tear-resistant paper. Annotations provide useful hints for walkers. Coverage extends from Imbros Gorge in the west to Plakias in the east.Topography is shown by contour... Leer más
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2020
  • Trekking the Dolomites AV1
  • This is only guidebook exclusively for the AV1 and contains everything needed plan and walk Italy`s most popular long-distance route. The guidebook contains real maps - Tabacco 1:25,000 - the finest maps available for the Dolomites, thus making navigation easy with no need to carry additional maps.The AV1 is the premier route in the... Leer más
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2020
  • Trekking the Dolomites AV1
  • This is only guidebook exclusively for the AV1 and contains everything needed plan and walk Italy`s most popular long-distance route. The guidebook contains real maps - Tabacco 1:25,000 - the finest maps available for the Dolomites, thus making navigation easy with no need to carry additional maps.The AV1 is the premier route in the... Leer más
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2020
  • Wandelgids Trekking the Dolomites Av1 | Knife Edge Outdoor
  • This is only guidebook exclusively for the AV1 and contains everything needed plan and walk Italy`s most popular long-distance route. The guidebook contains real maps - Tabacco 1:25,000 - the finest maps available for the Dolomites, thus making navigation easy with no need to carry additional maps.The AV1 is the premier route in the... Leer más
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  • Oetztal
  • Ötztal - Sölden - Mittelberg - Obergurgl - Pitztal - Kaunertal area of the Tyrol at 1:50,000 on a GPS compatible, double-sided map from Kümmerly+Frey printed on sturdy, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper; contoured, with hiking, cycling and ski routes, accommodation facilities, locations for other recreational activities, etc.Maps in... Leer más
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