Walking in Italy's Stelvio National Park
Italy's largest alpine national park
Guidebook to the Stelvio National Park in the Italian Rhaetian Alps. The 38 day walks and hikes described offer a wide variety of routes on well-maintained and signposted paths, linking a network of picturesque villages and hospitable mountain refuges. The Stelvio National Park borders the Dolomites to the east and Switzerland to the west.
Seasonslate June through to October
CentresBormio, S Caterina Valfurva, Sulden, Martell, St Gertraud, Peio, Rabbi, Malè
Difficultysingle day walking routes graded 1 to 3 to allow for beginners as well as experienced walkers ready for peaks. Walks easily extended into multi-day expereinces with overnight stays in alpine refuges
Must Seethe thrilling Stelvio Pass on foot or by bus, the Forno glacier, the Ortler and Cevedale mountains, ibex and chamois in Val Zebrù, Martelltal and Valle di Rabbi, lammergeiers and eagles, traditional Ultental
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Gillian Price has trekked throughout Asia and the Himalayas, but now lives in Venice and is exploring the mountains and flatter bits of Italy. Starting in the Italian Dolomites, Gillian has written outstanding Cicerone guides to walking all over Italy as well as Corsica and Corfu. An adamant promoter of public transport to minimise environmental impact, Gillian belongs to Mountain Wilderness and is an active member of the Venice branch of CAI, the Italian Alpine Club.View author profile
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