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Abruzzen Walking

First English-language guide to walking in Abruzzo, in the Apennine mountains centred on Sulmona and between L’Aquila and Castel de Sangro, one of Italy's wildest regions with 3 national parks and 1 regional park. 30 day and half-day walks including an ascent of Como Grande, on Gran Sasso, the highest point in Italy outside the Alps
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Amalfi Coast Walking

Walking on the Amalfi Coast - wandelgids Amalfikust - Cicerone
A Gillian Price guide to walking 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, Italy, Europe. 30 graded day walks for all abilities. A UNESCO World Heritage site crossed by a network of ancient mule tracks and great public transport links.
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Apennines Trekking

Cicerone wandelgids Trekking in the Apennines / Apennijnen

Trekking in the Apennines

The Grande Escursione Appenninica

Uitstekende wandelgids die in etappes de route nauwkeurig beschijft; ook de zijtakken en alternatieve routes koman aan bod. Kaarten zijn schetsmatig en in onze ogen onvoldoende bij slechte weersomstandigheden. Wij raden dan ook om er losse kaarten bij te kopen, voor zover verkrijgbaar!

Guidebook to the Grand Apennines Trek, or Grande Escursione Appenninica (GEA). Through Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna and two National Parks, this 400km, 23 day trail explores the mountains, forests and hills of central Italy. Suitable for a range of walkers, it can be split into shorter sections or day walks if needed.


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Arco Rock

Arco Rock

Arco Rock

This is an indispensable guide to an indispensable destination. What would the European climbing scene be today without the crags that have developed between Lake Garda and the Sarca valley? On these welcoming rocks personalities such as Manolo, Bassi and Mariacher have written the history of this sport. This valley is special for the quality and abundance of its rock, the magical climate of Lake Garda and the way it has embraced tourism that has transformed this place into a unique location.

The discovery of sport climbing in the area of Giudicarie is icing on the cake: a paradise of grassy plateaus where tourism has not yet invaded and the rock, as splendid as that found around Arco, enjoys the fresh climate of the Dolomites during the summer.

Locations: Sarca Valley - Trento - Rovereto - Giudicarie Valleys - Brenta Dolomites

Pages: 304
Size: 15 x 21 cm


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Berinina Tour - Cicerone

The Tour of the Bernina - 03/2015

9 day tour in Switzerland and Italy and Tour of Italy's Valmalenco

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.
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Cinque Terre Sunflower

Wandelgids Cinque Terre and the Riviera di Levante - Sunflower
Wandelgids Cinque Terre Sunflower met leuke afwisselende wandelingen, kaartjes en praktische informatie over openbaar vervoer of plekken waar een wandeling gestart kan worden vanuit een parkeerplek.
Walking guide Cinque Terre includes recommended walks, many of which are circular tours. A detailed introduction provides information on waymarking and maps, what to take, weather and where to stay. Each walk begins with information about distance, difficulty grading, waymarking, how to get there, suggested clothing and equipment, language hints and shorter and alternative routes to the main walk. An appendice provides useful guidance on local transport. Also provided is a map of the area at about 1:400,000 showing where the walks and car tour take place and main roads and town.
The guide explores the best walking and touring possibilities in the region with detailed information about touring by hired car or public transport, helping walkers to navigate and plan day-trips. Shorter strolls are also included as an alternative for each main route for those seeking more leisurely days out.
Each route by car with suggestions for stop-off places and things to see on the way, including any picnicking sites.
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Dolomites - Rock Climbs & Via Ferrata

The Dolomites – Rock Climbs and Via Ferrata

James Rushforth

The elegant and dramatic peaks of the Dolomites, one of the most recently designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites, have long epitomised the ideals of climbers the world over. These spectacular limestone and dolomite monoliths rise abruptly from beautiful meadows, their pale faces contrasting starkly with the vibrant colour of the surrounding alpine pastures, to create one of the most instantly recognisable landscapes in the World. Located in northern Italy, and representing a true mix of Italian and Austrian culture, these so-called 'Pale Alps' contain climbing of every shape and size. Single pitch sport crags lie beside kilometre-long traditional routes, with climbs which are steeped in history running parallel to modern bolted lines. The area is particularly renowned for its via ferrata, cabled routes predating the Great War which give superb access to some of the World's most striking summits. The metal wires, interspersed with breathtaking ladders and unlikely suspension bridges, provide aerial assault courses which combine the thrill of an ascent on rock with the security of a protected mountain scramble. This Rockfax guide covers everything you need for a climbing trip regardless of ability, whether it be sport, trad, via ferrata or a combination of all three. It features all the major areas and is the only guidebook available to have such comprehensive coverage. Catinaccio, Val di Fassa, Marmolada, Sella Group, Val Gardena, Fanis Group, Lagazuoi Group, Tofana Group, Cinque Torri, Cortina Basin, Cadini di Misurina, Tre Cime.
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Dolomites Shorter Walks

Shorter Walks in the Dolomites
Guidebook to day walks in the Italian Dolomites. The 50 graded walks range from short leisurely strolls to full-day high mountain expeditions, each designed to fit into a single day. The Dolomites are an ideal walking destination from June to September, and can easily be reached from Verona, Treviso, Venice and Innsbruck airports.
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DolomitesTrekking Alta Via

Trekking in the Dolomites

Alta Via 1 and Alta Via 2

Trekking guidebook for walking Alta Via routes 1 and 2 across the Italian Dolomites. The 120km AV1 is described over 11 day stages and is ideal for beginners to Alpine long-distance walking, whereas the AV2 covers 160km in 13 days and is more strenuous and technical. The more demanding AV3-6 routes are described in outline.
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Dolomites Trekking Trailblazer

Dolomites Trekking
- Alta Via 1 & Alta Via 2

Dolomites Trekking – Alta Via 1 & Alta Via 2

As a trekking destination the Italian Dolomites has few peers. Juxtaposing dramatic mountain scenery with picture-perfect Tyrolean villages, flower-filled alpine meadows and poignant WWI battlefields, this small yet exquisite range rarely fails to enchant and beguile those who visit.

176 pages
51 maps
22 colour photos
120mm x 180mm

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Dolomites Via Ferratas Vol 2

Via Ferratas of the Italian Dolomites: Vol 2

Southern Dolomites, Brenta and Lake Garda area

Guidebook to 77 via ferrata routes in the Italian Dolomites in the southern regions, Brenta and Garda. Part of a two-volume set of guides to the Dolomite via ferratas. There are graded routes covering 14 mountain groups including the Civetta, around Trento and the Adige valley, with guidance on the best base for each of the via ferrata routes.
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Dolomites walking guide

Walking in the Dolomites

25 multi-day routes in Italy's Dolomites

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Ferrate dell'Alto Garda

Klettersteige am Gardasee. Ferrate dell’Alto Garda. Via Ferrate in Lake Garda
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Gran Paradiso Cicerone Walking Guide

Wandelgids Gran Paradiso - A Guidebook for Walkers and Trekkers | Cicerone

The Gran Paradiso sits in the Valle d’Aosta, in northwestern Italy, a marvellous region of magical mountains and rugged desolate valleys, verging on pristine wilderness. It is a mere alpine chough’s flight from the Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa and Matterhorn ranges, landmark giants that can be seen from the many scenic passes and lookouts visited during this guide. Despite its attractions, the park is relatively undiscovered. Walkers can often enjoy unforgettable days on excellent trails through spectacular valleys all to themselves, even at the height of the summer season.

This guide does not purport to cover the whole of the Gran Paradiso and southern Valle d’Aosta comprehensively. The itineraries explore highlights and special places to whet walking appetites. With a map and a sense of adventure, you will be able to concoct scores of other delightful walks.

The guide begins with the superb long-distance route, Alta Via 2. It lends itself to numerous variations and each stage could be followed as a day walk. The successive chapters of the guide contain walks suitable for visitors who prefer to make their base in a valley hotel or campsite and embark on shorter excursions. A handful of excellent traverses is also included, brilliant routes that convey walkers to wild exhilarating heights and act as links between the inhabited valleys. Suggestions are given for combining these into a further series of long-distance routes.

Alta Via 2
Stage 1 Chardonney to Rifugio Dondena
Stage 2 Rifugio Dondena to Rifugio Péradzà
Stage 3 Rifugio Péradzà to Cogne
Stage 4 Cogne to Rifugio Vittorio Sella
Stage 5 Rifugio Vittorio Sella to Eaux Rousses
Stage 6 Eaux Rousses to Rhêmes-Notre-Dame
Stage 7 Rhêmes-Notre-Dame to Rifugio Chalet de l’Epée
Stage 8 Rifugio Chalet de l’Epée to Planaval
Stage 9 Planaval to Promoud
Stage 10 Promoud to La Thuile
Stage 11 La Thuile to Rifugio Elisabetta Soldini
Stage 12 Rifugio Elisabetta Soldini to Courmayeur

1 The Lillaz Waterfalls
2 Lago di Loie
3 The Money Glacier Terrace
4 The Casolari dell’Herbetet Traverse
5 Punta Pousset – the local ‘Gornergrat’
6 Beneath the Grivola
7 Passo d’Invergneux and the Mines Circuit
8 Laghi di Lussert
9 Pondel’s Roman Bridge
10 The 2205m Mont Blanc
11 At the Foot of the Gran Paradiso
12 Over Gran Collet to Col del Nivolet
13 The King’s Path in Valle delle Meyes
14 Vallon di Sort
15 Col Rosset
16 Punta Basei
17 Becca della Traversière
18 Legendary San Grato
19 Becca dei Quattro Denti
20 The Royal Track to Ceresole Reale
21 Sentiero Glaciologico Lago Serrù
22 Beneath the Tre Levanne
23 The Villages of Valle dell'Orco
24 Beyond the Dam in Vallone di Piantonetto
25 Nivolastro to Andorina
26 Frescoes and Fridges en route to Bivacco Davito
27 Sanctuary of San Besso
28 Col Larissa

Pages: 224

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Italian Lakes Walking

Wandelgids Walking the Italian Lakes - Wandelen nabij Italiaanse Meren | Cicerone

Goede wandelgids met veel dagtochten, geschikt voor iedereen.

This guidebook describes 50 day walks in the picturesque Lakes region of Northern Italy. Routes around Lakes Como, Iseo, Garda and Maggiore are included on little-known but well-waymarked paths. The routes range from 2 to 13 miles in length, so there is something for everyone, from easy leisurely strolls for first-time walkers to strenuous climbs for those with experience up panoramic peaks. The 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 clear maps and inspirational photographs with full information provided about accommodation and public transport options around each of the four lakes for easy planning. This guidebook is an ideal companion to exploring the exceptional scenery, views and culture of the Italian Lakes.


Walking, hiking


Spring, early summer and autumn are the ideal seasons, as the majority of the walks are low to medium altitude. However, midsummer is perfect for the higher alpine-type routes.


On Lago Maggiore: Stresa and Cannobio; on Lago di Como: Menaggio, Bellagio and Como; on Lago d'Iseo: Iseo; on Lago di Garda: Malcesine, Torri del Benaco, Riva and Limone.


The 50 walks are graded from easy strolls along lakesides and in woodland, through to moderate and fairly strenuous treks on alpine terrain. All can be fitted into a single, leisurely day. No special equipment is required.

 Must See

Marvellous historic paved pathways such as Strada Regia on Lago di Como and the Strada Borromeo on Lago Maggiore. Memorable trips on ferries and rides on cable-cars (Mottarone on Lago Maggiore, Monte Baldo on Lago di Garda), gorgeous alpine and Mediterranean wildflowers. Breathtaking panoramic mountains: Monte Baldo (Lago di Garda), Mottarone (Lago Maggiore) and Monte San Primo (Lago di Como) stand out.

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Rome Walking step-by-step NGS

Walking Rome (Cities of a Lifetime)

by National Geographic

Walking Rome" offers 15 carefully curated itineraries, written by an expert travel writer, that showcase the city's best sights. Fun features include in-depth looks at major icons, best of lists of quintessential things to see and do, and insider sidebars full of local knowledge. A travel essentials section has planning tips and hand-picked hotels. Travellers will find top-notch, streamlined, and useful information that goes beyond the internet basics to ensure a rewarding, authentic, and memorable urban experience. Expert authors organise each itinerary with on-the-ground information, allowing the traveller to avoid long queues, visit at its most opportune time, and see the sites in the most expedient way possible.
See the best of Rome with this streamlined, itinerary-driven guide, created in a handy, take-along format. Part of a brand-new series from National Geographic that showcases the world's great cities, Walking Rome is divided into the following sections:

The Whirlwind Tours section shows you how to see the entire city in a day or a weekend; what sights will interest kids most; plus, a hedonist's tour that's pure pleasure from dawn to midnight and beyond.

The Neighborhoods section of the book presents the city broken down into 15-odd itineraries that lead you on a step-by-step tour to the best sights in each of the city's greatest neighborhoods--from Rome's ancient heart to Laterano to Piazza di Spagna to Trastevere.

Travel Essentials provides information on how to get to the city and how to get around, as well as hand-picked hotels and restaurants.

Each itinerary includes the following features:
Distinctly Rome: Explore the city through 2-page features that showcase the quintessential aspects of the city, such as Renaissance Architecture, the popes through history, and Roman baths. Here
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Saint Francis Way

Wandelgids The Way of St Francis | Cicerone

This guidebook to the Way of St Francis describes a 550km month-long pilgrim trail through the green heart of Italy. The route begins at Florence and goes through Assisi before its climax in Rome, exploring the mountains of Umbria, Tuscany and Lazio on the way. The route is split into 28 stages, each graded from 'easy' to 'hard'. Some stages include steep climbs and descents, but no special gear is required.

Alongside a detailed route description, colour maps and accommodation information, the guidebook contains a concise biography of Francis of Assissi and stories of his life that relate to each location visited. Also included is a walking tour of the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome. This book is a trove of information that makes a perfect companion for anyone setting out to walk the Way of St Francis.

The Way of St Francis is one of the most popular pilgrim routes in Italy, and it offers a great range of sights: olive groves, vineyards, Renaissance Florence, the Casentino National Forest, hilltop towns, ancient ruins, mountains, the Marmore Falls, the Vatican City and more.


Long-distance walking, trekking


Spring, summer and fall. Winters are possible, too, except for higher elevations where snow is not uncommon.


Florence, Camaldoli, Santuario della Verna, Cittá di Castello, Gubbio, Assisi, Spello, Spoleto, Cascata delle Marmore, Rieti, Rome.


Some steep climbs and descents, but no special gear required. All walks are graded either "Easy", "Moderate", or "Hard".

 Must See

Renaissance Florence, the dark and lovely Casentino National Forest, the active hermitage of Camaldoli, St. Francis' beloved Santuario della Verna, historic Gubbio, beloved and beautiful Assisi, charming Spoleto, Marmore Falls. The walk is sprinkled with sacred sites from the life of St. Francis and culminates in the Eternal City of Rome.

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Sibillini NP

Wandelgids Italy's Sibillini National Park - Italië | Cicerone
This inspirational guide to walking and trekking in Italy's Sibillini National Park includes a full description of the GAS, Grande Anello dei Sibillini, 8-day circular trek. Easily reached from the budget airline destinations on the Adriatic coast and from Rome, the Monti Sibillini belong to the Appenine chain that straddles the Marche and Umbria, and are set to become a popular international walking destination. Currently little known to foreign visitors, they offer vast highlands smothered in wildflowers, canyons burrowing deep into mountainsides, accessible ridges with breathtaking views and over 50 peaks, many over 2000m.

• 21 shorter walks and one 8-day trek, suitable for walkers of all abilities
• a long walking season, from early spring to late autumn
• the first English-language guide to the area
• details of accommodation, refreshments and public transport along all the routes with full-colour mapping and profiles

The wondrously varied landscapes of the Sibillini make for memorable outdoor holidays at any time of year, and holidaymakers of all grades of walking expertise will find something to get their boots into. There are leisurely strolls across flowered meadows and paths down eerie canyons, dizzy high ridge itineraries and a host of walkers’ peaks. This guide provides a selection of 21 day walks ranging from 1hr 30mins to 6hrs in duration, and covering the unmissable features of this region. In addition, a magnificent 8-day trek circling the Sibillini is given in detail: the GAS – Grande Anello dei Sibillini – is highly recommended and accessible to everyone, as nothing of a mountaineering nature is required. Created by enthusiasts from the Italian Alpine Club in the 1980s, it dips in and out of peaceful out-of-the-way hamlets. The objective was to offer an overall vision of the Sibillini and involve outermost villages, a superb idea. Moreover, it encourages visitors to discover that there is more to the Sibilllini than the hot spots such as Castelluccio and Gole dell’Infern-accio, where visitor numbers are huge at peak times. The GAS lends itself to numerous variations as well as detours to link up with the shorter day walks.

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Sicily Waking

Walking in Sicily
A walking guidebook with 46 graded routes in Sicily, including the Madonie and Nebrodi mountains, the Egadi and Aeolian islands and Mount Etna. Most walks take 3-4 hours, plus some short easy strolls as well as long mountain traverses. Interesting varied terrain, including river valleys, coastal walks, ancient ruins, volcanoes and mountain peaks.
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Stelvio NP walking guide

Wandelgids Walking in Italy's Stelvio National Park | Cicerone

This handy guidebook by an expert local author explores one of the most extensive protected areas in the Alps - the Stelvio National Park in the Rhaetian Alps of Italy. Sitting between the Dolomites to the east and Switzerland to the west, the park encompasses valley farmland and villages that have been occupied for centuries, forested hillsides and alpine meadows as well as a high wilderness of glaciated summits and ridges. The 38 graded summer day routes described here range from low-level easy strolls for the novice to strenuous mountain scrambles up to unglaciated summits for the more experienced. Routes are spread right across the park, with a selection from each of the main valleys, and all can be fitted into a single day - although spreading them over two, with a stay in one of the excellent mountain refuges, would be just as enjoyable. All the centres are easy to reach by public transport from airports in northern Italy or Innsbruck, over the border in Austria, and offer an excellent range of accommodation. This is the first English-language guide to the Stelvio National Park and also includes an Italian-German-English glossary, accommodation listings and other useful contact information. It will undoubtedly attract adventurous walkers keen to explore a new summer hiking area.
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Tuscany North Rother WG

Wandelgids Tuscany North - Toscane Noord | Rother
Non solo vino! For hikers and for mountaineers, Italy's classic art and cultural scene offers many highlights. High and low mountains, but also countless nature reserves mark the country's "greenest" region.
Marvellous garden scenarios around Florence and hills covered in cypresses can be explored on foot - from the Giardino di Boboli in the south of the Medici metropolis, to the Roman ruins in the high Fiesole, from the birthplace of the ingenious Leonardo to the floral paradise of the Monti della Calvana. Large forests and hidden valleys lure hikers to the Casentino and Mugello, prompting that special discovery. Between the La Verna monastery and the nature reserve by the source of the river Arno you can trace the footsteps of Dante and Saint Frances. Versilia is one of the most spectacular landscapes Italy has to offer: nearly 2000 metre is the difference in altitude between the wide sandy beaches surrounding Viareggio, the world-famous marble quarries around Carrara and the summit of the Apuanian Alps. This new hiking guide will unveil spectacular and also quiet tour destinations. The Garfagnana and the Lunigiana seem almost like the Alps: the rough lime terraces of the Apuanians are in great contrast with the long-drawn, forest-green and flower-covered sandstone crests of the Apennines. Ancient villages, caves and hundreds of lakes render the Lucca and La Spézia hinterland a paradise for tours of the special kind - including sharp mountain paths.
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Umbria Walking

Wandelgids Umbrie - Walking in Umbria | Cicerone

This guidebook describes 40 walks in Umbria, among the ancient towns of Assisi, Perugia, Orvieto and Norcia. Known as the 'green heart' of Italy, the region of Umbria is home to hills reaching up to the Apennines and Sibillini mountains, as well as ancient villages, Roman and Etruscan ruins, dense woodland and nature reserves.
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Via Francigena Pelgrim Trail 1

Wandelgids Walking guide to Via Francigena – Canterbury to Great St Bernard - wandelen naar Rome deel 1| Cicerone

Complete guide by Alison Raju to the first half of the Via Francigena pilgrim walking route – 1900km of contrasting terrain from Canterbury to Rome – as far as the Great St Bernard Pass. First full guide (in any language), with information about facilities and historical sites. A European Cultural Itinerary, it is now increasingly waymarked.

The Via Francigena, a 1900km pilgrim trail from Canterbury to Rome, leads down through north-eastern France, Switzerland, over the Alps by the Great St Bernard Pass and then down through Italy to reach the ‘Eternal City’. Classified as a European Cultural Itinerary in 1994, it is now becoming increasingly popular.

Most who walk the route are not experienced walkers but this first walking guide to the whole trail offers all the information they will need to tackle it, step by step.

first 945km of the route described in detail, with colour sketch maps
details of facilities along the route as well as information about all the key sights
Part 1 of a 2-part guide covering the full route

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Via Francigena Pelgrim Trail 2

The latest Cicerone guidebook to arrive is Part 2 of The Via Francigena. Part 2 describes the pilgrim route from the Great St Bernard Pass all the way to Rome.
An essential guidebook for anyone planning to walk the Via Francigena pilgrim route from Canterbury to Rome. Part 2 describes 940km of the pilgrimage from the Great St Bernard Pass to Rome. Contains all the planning information you need for your journey, including details of facilities and accommodation along the route.