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‘Walking is unquestionably the best method of exploring this mountain chain, and it is the mountain walker for whom journeys in the Alps reveal some of the finest views, the greatest contrasts.’ This extract from Walking in the Alps sums up the exhilaration and sense of freedom a walking trip to the Alps can bring. This big comprehensive volume offers all the information you need to plan a walking holiday.
The Alps have a geographical span that ranges from the Maritime Alps of southern France to the Julian Alps of Slovenia, from Italy’s Gran Paradiso to the little-known alps of eastern Austria, and from the ice-bound giants of the Bernese Oberland to the green rolling Kitzbuheler Alps and the bizarre towers of the Dolomites of South Tirol.
Traverse the Eastern Alps of Allagauer, Lechtaler and Otztaler Alps along the historical E5 route, splitting the walk up to meet your individual holiday plans, traverse Switzerland on the Alpine Pass Route, or follow an adventure through some of the remote areas around spectacular Monte Rosa.
The Tour of Mont Blanc offers a classic walk, with excellent views across snow-capped and rocky peaks, without the need for technical mountaineering skills. For a more demanding path, the 180km long Chamonix to Zermatt Haute Route takes you across eleven passes, with stunning scenery of the overshadowing mountain ranges.
(Photo by Kev Reynolds from 'Alpine Points of View')
www.era-ewv-ferp.com (European Ramblers Association)
www.alpseurope.com (Official Alps website of the Alpine Tourist Commission)
Guided / Self guided trips
www.alpineexploratory.com (Trekking and snowshoeing holidays)
www.action-outdoors.co.uk (Adventure holidays)
www.simply-morzine.co.uk (Winter, summer and special interest holidays)
www.allez-alps.com (Ski and activity chalet holidays in the French Alps)
www.ryderwalker.com (Treks and inn-to-inn hiking adventures)
www.alpine-encounters.com (Skiing holidays and vacations)