Shorter Walks in the Dolomites

Shorter Walks in the Dolomites Author Gillian Price
ISBN-10 9781783621798
Release 2015-03-20
Pages 288
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A popular guidebook to short walks in the Dolomites of north east Italy. The guide describes 50 walks, graded from easy to strenuous, and varying in length from 5 km strolls to 20km full-day expeditions. The Dolomites are suitable for summer walking, and the mountains are easily accessible, just across the border from Austria and easily reached from Verona, Treviso, Venice and Innsbruck airports. The Dolomites are blessed with vast forests, high-altitude rocky landscapes and seas of beautiful wildflowers and the range is now a designated Unesco World Heritage Site encompassing a national park - Parco Nazionale Dolomiti Bellunesi - and several other protected areas. Highlights include the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, the Civetta, the Piz Boè circuit on the Sella massif and the Sentiero delle Odle. This guide offers something for every walking ability and preference, and includes all the background and planning information you need to plan a trip, including an Italian-German-English glossary and a list of accommodation providers and websites and details of all rifugios on or near the routes.



Shorter Walks in the Dolomites

Shorter Walks in the Dolomites Author Gillian Price
ISBN-10 9781783621781
Release 2015-02-04
Pages 288
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A popular guidebook to short walks in the Dolomites of north east Italy. The guide describes 50 walks, graded from easy to strenuous, and varying in length from 5 km strolls to 20km full-day expeditions. The Dolomites are suitable for summer walking, and the mountains are easily accessible, just across the border from Austria and easily reached from Verona, Treviso, Venice and Innsbruck airports. The Dolomites are blessed with vast forests, high-altitude rocky landscapes and seas of beautiful wildflowers and the range is now a designated Unesco World Heritage Site encompassing a national park - Parco Nazionale Dolomiti Bellunesi - and several other protected areas. Highlights include the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, the Civetta, the Piz Boè circuit on the Sella massif and the Sentiero delle Odle. This guide offers something for every walking ability and preference, and includes all the background and planning information you need to plan a trip, including an Italian-German-English glossary and a list of accommodation providers and websites and details of all rifugios on or near the routes.



Shorter Walks in the Dolomites

Shorter Walks in the Dolomites Author Gillian Price
ISBN-10 9781849650199
Release 2010-09-09
Pages 224
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A guidebook to 40 walks in the Italian Dolomites. The routes vary from around 3 miles to full-day excursions in both the high mountains and valleys. The region boasts vast expanses of forest, high-altitude rockscapes and wild flowers, which make it an ideal walking destination. Its extensive network of paths links the numerous mountain huts.



Shorter Walks in the Dolomites

Shorter Walks in the Dolomites Author Gillian Price
ISBN-10 9781849656375
Release 2012-06-13
Pages 272
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A fully-updated second edition of a popular guide to short walks, suitable for summer walking, in the Dolomite mountains of northeastern Italy, just across the border from Austria and easily reached from Verona, Treviso, Venice and Innsbruck airports. The guide describes 50 walks, graded from easy to strenuous, and varying in length from 3 mile strolls to full-day expeditions. The Dolomites are blessed with vast forests, high-altitude rocky landscapes and seas of beautiful wildflowers and the range is now a designated Unesco World Heritage Site encompassing a national park - Parco Nazionale Dolomiti Bellunesi - and several other protected areas. Highlights include the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, the Civetta, the Piz Boè circuit on the Sella massif and the Sentiero delle Odle. This guide offers something for every walking ability and preference, and includes all the background and planning information you need to plan a trip, including an Italian-German-English glossary and a list of accommodation providers and websites and details of all rifugios on or near the routes.



Walking in the Dolomites

Walking in the Dolomites Author Gillian Price
ISBN-10 9781783624416
Release 2017-01-12
Pages 288
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This guidebook describes 25 hut-to-hut treks in the Dolomites of northern Italy, covering 15 regions including Cortina, Sella, Sesto, Marmolada and Latemar. Ranging from 11.3km to 40.8km and from two to four days, the graded routes are suitable for walkers with a reasonable level of fitness and experience of mountain terrain, and some feature exposed sections which demand a good head for heights. This edition includes a number of treks in less frequently visited rugged districts, as well as the more popular trips, all of which take advantage of the region's network of mountain refuges and efficient public transport system, with the majority of routes accessible by public bus. Detailed route description is presented alongside mapping and stunning colour photography and the guide also suggests alternative access and exit routes, and options for linking routes to create a longer trek. There is plenty of advice to help make the most of a trip as well as background information on the region's geology, plants and wildlife and local cuisine. The Dolomites - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - are characterised by striking volcanic and sedimentary rock formations. Walking is an ideal way to discover this breathtaking landscape of angular peaks, towering pinnacles and jagged ridges, and the carefully chosen routes in this guide will exhilarate, challenge and inspire.



Walking the Italian Lakes

Walking the Italian Lakes Author Gillian Price
ISBN-10 9781849656962
Release 2013-08-07
Pages 272
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This guidebook describes 48 day walks, on little-known but well waymarked paths, in the picturesque Lakes region of Northern Italy. The routes range from 2 to 13 miles in length. There is something for everyone, from easy leisurely strolls for first-time walkers to strenuous climbs for those with experience up panoramic peaks. The well-marked straightforward routes can easily be fitted into the space of a day, and every one of them can be accessed by the excellent local public transport network - ferry, train, bus, cable car, chair lift or funicular. All routes are illustrated with the author's own clear maps and inspirational colour photographs with full information provided about accommodation and public transport options around each of the four lakes of Maggiore, Como, Iseo and Garda for easy planning.



Trekking in the Dolomites

Trekking in the Dolomites Author Gillian Price
ISBN-10 9781849655903
Release 2012-04-26
Pages 192
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A trekking guide to the Alta Via 1 (AV1) and Alta Via 2 (AV2), long distance routes through the Italian Dolomites. Full route descriptions are given for the AV 1 and 2, while the lesser frequented Alta Via routes 3-6 are described in outline. Alta Via 1 is 120km, taking 10 days from Lago di Braies to Belluno, and perfectly suited for a first alpine experience. Alta Via 2 (150km) is higher and more strenuous, from Bressanone to Feltre, taking over 2 weeks to complete. The four further Alta Via routes increase in difficulty and remoteness with each successive route. This guide includes inspirational colour photography, lots of clear maps, optional variants to the established routes and all the practical information needed.



The Dolomites of Italy

The Dolomites of Italy Author James Goldsmith
ISBN-10 1556501900
Release 1989
Pages 277
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The gateway to Nicaragua's eastern and southern regions lies in Boaco and Chontales, ranching departments that adhere to a traditional lifestyle and a slower pace that's easy to adapt to. Known for theiracheeseaindustry, these departments receive few visitors.aBoaco, capital of the department of the same name, andaJuigalpa, capital of Chontales department, are small-scale commercial centers that hum with low-key activity as the area's ranchers come to take care of business. Juigalpa is home to several of the region's main sights, including a nationally-recognizedazooaand aamuseumathat displays some of the country's most importantapre-Columbian artifacts. A few days in Boaco and Chontales gives visitors a chance to experience the pleasure of rural life in Nicaragua. Aguas Claras Hot Springs, tel. 244-2916. Just a few miles west of the Empalme de Boaco, the hot springs of Aguas Claras (entry $1.75) are the area's main draw, with good reason. The complex includes five geothermally-heated pools, a good restaurant ($$-$$$), ranchos with hammocks, and the area's best hotel ($$), which has 20 rooms situated in a main building and in cabins. Juigalpa is perhaps best known in Nicaragua for its zoo. The town also boasts Nicaragua's best museum of pre-Columbian artifacts, as well as some of the nation's liveliest fiestas patronales. Perhaps most importantly, Juigalpa allows you to experience life in a typical friendly ranching town. In Juigalpa, Museo Arqueolgico Gregorio Aguilar Barea is famous for its Chontal statues, dating back more than a thousand years; the museum has some of the best pre-Columbian pieces in the country. As for R o San Juan, this secluded region, located in the southernmost section of Nicaragua and largely covered by dense jungle, offers some of Nicaragua's most interesting adventures. The Solentiname Archipelago, located in Lago de Nicaragua and accessible by boat from San Carlos, has a fascinating lifestyle and a beautiful natural environment. Solentiname's secluded location and infrequent public transportation renders it a challenge to visitors, but the lucky few who make it here are rewarded with beautiful views, a unique artistic culture, and possibly the friendliest people in all of Nicaragua. Solentiname is most famous for its unique Primitivist-style painting, and over 50 painters and artisans to live and work on the islands. In addition to its artistic tradition, Solentiname is also a nature lover's paradise, with abundant bird life, white-tailed deer, iguanas, caimans, howler monkeys, and, less commonly seen, boa constrictors. The beauty of the islands is at its peak when the end of the rainy season brings lush foliage, but the archipelago is pleasant to visit year-round. Another draw of the archipelago is the petroglyphs and carvings that remain undisturbed in their natural setting; locals can offer directions. This guide contains all the information you need, from where to stay and where to eat to how to get around, what to see and what to do. Color photos and maps throughout."



Via Ferratas of the Italian Dolomites

Via Ferratas of the Italian Dolomites Author John Smith
ISBN-10 9781852843625
Release 2002
Pages 256
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The first of a two-volume set of guides to Via Ferratas of the Italian Dolomites, this guide covers the North, Central and Eastern Dolomites, across an area stretching from Val di Fassa to Auronzo. It sets the routes out according to strategic valley bases, with some guidance on the best bases for attacking each of the routes.



The Dolomites

The Dolomites Author James Rushforth
ISBN-10 1873341970
Release 2014
Pages 496
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Located in northern Italy, the 'Pale Alps' contain climbing of every shape and size. The area is particularly renowned for its via ferrata, cabled routes pre-dating the Great War. This guide covers everything you need for a climbing trip, regardless of ability.



Walking in Italy s Stelvio National Park

Walking in Italy s Stelvio National Park Author Gillian Price
ISBN-10 9781849659277
Release 2013-05-23
Pages 192
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The 38 summer day walking routes in this guidebook explore the renowned Stelvio National Park in the Italian Rhaetian Alps. Bordering the Dolomites to the east, and Switzerland to the west, the Stelvio is one of the largest protected areas in all of the Alps. The walks explore each of the Stelvio's valleys, are graded for difficulty and range from 4 to 18km. There is plenty for active holidaymakers; from easy strolls to strenuous climbs to panoramic summits for experienced walkers. The Stelvio's unspoilt landscape ranges from valley farmland to forested hillsides and alpine meadows, and up to a wilderness of rugged glaciated summits and ridges, the highest of which is Ortler, at 3905m. The guidebook also includes plenty of background information on local wildlife and cuisine, as well as planning details such as what to take and dos and don'ts. The guide also contains accommodation suggestions, including campsites, B&Bs, hotels and mountain huts in the National Parks picturesque towns and villages such as Bormio, Sulden and Martell Dorf. Close to Milan, Verona and Innsbruck, with good public transport throughout, the Stelvio National park offers extensive, spectacular Alpine walking, with this as the first English-language guide to the area.



Walking on the Amalfi Coast

Walking on the Amalfi Coast Author Gillian Price
ISBN-10 9781849653473
Release 2010-09-09
Pages 176
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Walking on the Amalfi Coast describes 30 day-walks, ranging from 3km to 11km in length. The whole area is crisscrossed by ancient mule tracks, pilgrim routes and goat tracks, offering a variety of walking from family strolls to strenuous treks across terrain from paved paths to verdant hillside paths and rough volcanic scree. The routes in this guidebook, and every single walk can be accessed by public transport. Written by Gillian Price, the walks explore the Sorrento Peninsula, Amalfi Coast and Monti Lattari, from Positano, Sorrento and Amalfi, and also the islands of Capri and Ischia in the Gulf of Naples. The steep southern edge of the Sorrento peninsula, famous for its medieval villages perched atop plunging cliffs, with their near-vertical vineyards and lemon orchards, is now recognised as a World Heritage Site. This coastline, the rugged landscape behind, crowned by the Monti Lattari, and the idyllic islands of Capri and Ischia together also make a perfect holiday destination for walkers.



The Julian Alps of Slovenia

The Julian Alps of Slovenia Author Justi Carey
ISBN-10 9781852844387
Release 2005
Pages 309
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This guidebook describes over 60 walks in the Julian Alps of Slovenia. The walks are organized around five bases - Kranjska Gora, Bovec, Kobarid, Bled and Bohinj. The routes in the Julian Alps range from easy valley walks and rougher forest trails to high-mountain protected routes and multi-day treks.



50 Hikes in and Around Tuscany

50 Hikes in and Around Tuscany Author Jeff Taylor
ISBN-10 0881507342
Release 2007
Pages 296
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A hiker's guide to Tuscan Hill Country, the Alpi Apuane mountains, and other local regions shares tips for driving and weather management while making recommendations for numerous restaurants, lodging establishments, and campgrounds. Original.



Walking in the Ronda Mountains

Walking in the Ronda Mountains Author Tony Bishop
ISBN-10 8415030258
Release 2011-03
Pages 168
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As I walked through the galleried woodlands along the river the first time I did this route, I could hardly believe that I was in Andalucía. It was my first visit to the region and I had arrived with a vague notion that Andalucía was all brown, dusty and barren. I could not have been more mistaken. It was late springtime and I felt immersed in the song of the nightingales. Throughout the walk, the vegetation along the river is lush and dense.” Thus begins the description of one of the walks in this new English language walking guidebook “Walking in the Ronda Mountains: 30 half-day walks in Andalucía”. It is written by two experienced walkers, Tony Bishop and Eva Bratek, who live in the village of Montejaque just outside Ronda. All the walks are located in the Serranía de Ronda, reflecting the authors ́ passion for keeping a local focus. They also recognise that many people don’t want to spend hours in cars, buses or trains, getting to and from walks. This book provides a beautiful, varied and gentle introduction to the Serranía de Ronda. “Walking in the Ronda Mountains” is a first for the Ronda area: an English-language walking guidebook covering 30 half-day walks in the Ronda mountains that includes notes and photographs on flora and fauna likely to be encountered on each walk. For those who like to stroll through peaceful mountain landscapes whilst admiring trees, wildflowers and birds, this book is ideal. The book takes the reader through some of the most beautiful and yet least known parts of the mountains around Ronda. An increasing number of discerning visitors are now seeking out something different to the Costa del Sol and journey into those inland parts of Andalucía where walking boots are more useful than a bathing costume. They arrive here for the first time and then vow to return. Some even come back here to live permanently. Those fortunate enough to live in this part of Andalucia will also be able to use this book in order to get to know their own backyard even better than before. Several of the 30 walks are accessible by using just public transport. The area covered by “Walking in the Ronda Mountains” includes the Sierra de las Nieves UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the Guadiaro Valley, the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, the upper and mid-Genal Valley, the Sierra Bermeja and the Sierra Blanca. “Walking in the Ronda Mountains” highlights the wealth and diversity of hiking routes in the Serranía de Ronda. Recognising that many people are not interested in climbing mountain summits, Eva and Tony have concentrated on walks on public footpaths in the mountains. During a walk “you should have a sense of being at one with your surroundings, even when the setting is jaw-droppingly magnificent.”The authors bring the rich and diverse birdlife and wildflowers to life with vivid photographs and descriptions. The in-house produced route maps should eliminate any risk of getting lost. The longest walk in this book is about 4 hours. Many are just 1.5 – 2 hours in length, a few even less than that. So the reader will have ample time for rest stops, for admiring their surroundings and for doing something else with the rest of their day. Eva and Tony have also chosen the walks for the way that they contrast with each other, as well as for their individual intrinsic merits. Local ornithology author Juan Oñate summed this book up perfectly: “The authors ́ witty and thoughtful passion for nature shines through this much-needed book. A mix of acute observation, an eye for detail and every encouragement to buy a pair of binoculars”.



Walks in Silverdale and Arnside

Walks in Silverdale and Arnside Author Brian Evans
ISBN-10 9781849655439
Release 2012-02-15
Pages 160
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A popular walking guide to the Silverdale and Arnside Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), at the top of Morecambe Bay in Cumbria and Lancashire, north west England, overlooking the Lake District. 21 day walks are described and hand-illustrated, between Carnforth, Holme, Milnthorpe and Arnside, climbing wooded hills and limestone escarpments with views of the Lake District fells, visiting nature reserves including Leighton Moss RSPB reserve, crossing the Bay itself to Kents Bank and following the canal. Many are the visitors who have speeded past to more renowned National Parks, who, when they do turn off to Silverdale or Arnside, wonder why they didn't come to this beautiful area before. The combinations of rocky coastal scenery, woodland and rough limestone hills either side of the M6 in north Lancashire, make this a paradise for walkers. There is an extensive network of well walked paths through an intricate rocky landscape, a joy to explore. The area is renowned for its flora and fauna, its historic buildings and interesting geological features. Walks are between 2 and 8 miles but packed with interest, taking longer than their mileage implies, and can be combined for longer days.



The Irish Coast to Coast Walk

The Irish Coast to Coast Walk Author Paddy Dillon
ISBN-10 9781849658034
Release 2013-06-12
Pages 224
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The Coast to Coast route through Ireland, from Dublin to the Atlantic coast, passes through glorious mountain and river country, and offers an opportunity to discover the heart of the Emerald Isle. The walk links several waymarked routes - the Wicklow Way, South Leinster Way, East Munster Way, Blackwater Way and the Kerry Way. Whether you intend to split this route into sections and enjoy the walk over a period of time, or walk it in one go, the alternative high-level routes along the way enable you to make the adventure as challenging as you like. The guide includes: the 387-mile route broken down into 24 day stages; a description of alternative high-level routes; a comprehensive introduction to walking a long-distance route in Ireland; and information on accommodation along the way.