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Tabacco 25K Walking Maps of the Dolomites and North-Eastern Italy
Scale 1:25,000

A series of topographic walking maps of the Dolomites in Italy. Good, clear maps with a multiligual legend. Walking routes are shown in red and numbered.

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Dolomites Trekking - Av1 & Av2: Italy Trekking Guides, Henry Stedman - This is the second edition of our top selling and well-received guide to trekking in the Dolomites. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated. We have added a comprehensive description of the AV1 in addition to the AV2 and the shorter treks that appeared in the first edition. Published Sept 05

ISBN: 9781873756836 - Dolomites Trekking - Av1 & Av2: Italy Trekking Guides

Treks in the Dolomites, Alta Via 1 and 2 with Alta Via 3-6 in outline,  Gillian Price - This completely rewritten and expanded third edition of this popular Gillian Price trekking guide to Alta Via 1 (AV1) and Alta Via 2 (AV2), through the Italian Dolomites (i Dolomiti) of southern Europe, now also includes descriptions of the more challenging Alte Vie 3 to 6 in outline. Alta Via 1 is 120km, taking 10 days from Lago di Braies to Belluno. Alta Via 2 (150km) is higher, from Bressanone to Feltre, taking over 2 weeks. The Italian Dolomites have long been renowned for the breathtaking scenery they offer to trekkers. Recently declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the region's well-established treks alongside glorious mountains allow spectacular views in every direction - with breathtaking mountains, beautiful wildflowers and comfortable accommodation every step of the way. This guide includes inspirational colour photography, lots of clear maps, optional variants to the established routes and all the practical information needed for a first-time trekker. Published Jan 11 K

ISBN: 9781852845636 - Trekking in the Dolomites

Trekking in the Alps, Kev Reynolds etc - An inspirational walking guide to 20 summer treks in the European Alps in Italy, Austria, Switzerland, France and Slovenia, by 8 Alpine trekking experts, including the classics such as the Tour of Mont Blanc and lesser-known routes like the Traverse of the Slovenian Alps. All the rich scenic diversity for which the Alps are renowned is celebrated here. The talented writers and photographers brought together to produce this book have, between them, explored every corner of Europe's premier mountain range, written dozens of guides and, in some cases, led trekking holidays there in order to share their enthusiasm for the Alps with other walkers. The treks included are: (best-known) Tour of Mont Blanc, Tour of the Matterhorn, Tour of Monte Rosa, Walker's Haute Route, Tour of the Jungfrau Region, Tour of the Vanoise and Dolomites AV 1 & 2; (longer trans-Alpine routes) GR5 (Lake Geneva to Nice), Eastern Alps E5, Italian Alps GTA and the Traverse of the Slovenian Alps; and (for the Alpine adventurer) Alpine Pass Route, Tour of the Oisans, Tour of the Queyras, Tour of Mont Ruan, Stubai High Route, Zillertal High Route, Gran Paradiso AV2. Published March 11 K

ISBN: 9781852846008 - Trekking in the Alps

Shorter Walks in the Dolomites, Gillian Price - This guidebook includes 50 day walks ranging from short 3-mile strolls to full-day expeditions in the Dolomites World Heritage mountain range in north east Italy. There are opportunities for walkers of all abilities, from high mountain walks with strenuous climbs for experienced walkers, to leisurely family strolls. 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 Boe 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. Published April 15 K

Short Walks in the Dolomites (Cicerone Mountain Walking S.)


Walking in the Dolomites, Gillian Price - This guide leads you through breathtaking alpine scenery flanked by well-graded paths and excellent mountain refuges that verge on hotels, which are easily accessible with the excellent network of public transport from major towns and travel hubs, such as Venice, Verona, Munich and Innsbruck. Any one of these fabulous multi-day walks make for a memorable holiday in Italy's breathtaking Dolomite mountains. The author weaves the best of her 20-year experience and knowledge of this spectacular region into an original selection of itineraries on foot across each Dolomite group. Many walks follow mule-tracks constructed by troops during the First World War, when Italy fought Austria for possession of crazy summits and tunnels were hewn through impossible mountain-sides. The highlights are emphasised and the routes are furnished with fascinating explanations of wildlife and flowers. Everything, from a stroll through woods and meadows to family routes, steep rocky zigzag passages and hands-on clambers, is covered. This full colour revised edition has a wealth of inspiring photos, detailed maps, myriad new routes and heaps of practical help on travelling, sleeping and eating. Published July 08 K

Walking in the Dolomites: 28 Multi-Day Routes, Gillian Price - Guide to 28 multi-day walks and treks in the Dolomites, Italy, Europe. This guide leads you through breathtaking alpine scenery flanked by well-graded paths and excellent mountain refuges that verge on hotels, easily accessible from the extensive network of public transport from major towns and travel hubs, such as Venice, Verona, Munich and Innsbruck. Any one of these fabulous multi-day walks makes for a memorable holiday in Italy's breathtaking Dolomite mountains. The author weaves the best of her 20-year experience and knowledge of this spectacular region into an original selection of itineraries on foot across each Dolomite group. Many walks follow mule-tracks constructed by troops during the First World War, when Italy fought Austria for possession of crazy summits and tunnels were hewn through impossible mountain-sides. The highlights are emphasised, and the routes are furnished with fascinating explanations of wildlife and flowers. Published April 03 K

 

 

Via Ferratas of the Italian Dolomites, John Smith and Graham Fletcher - Volume 1 of "Via Ferratas of the Italian Dolomites" covers the Northern Central and Eastern Dolomites across an area stretching from Val di Fassa to Auronzo. Instead of grouping routes by mountain ranges, the book sets them out according to strategic valley bases, with some guidance on the best bases for attacking each of the routes. The authors, who have first-hand knowledge of guiding all the routes, have developed a completely new grading system, which strives to simplify an extremely subjective topic. There are updated descriptions of routes, which appeared in the original Cicerone guidebook, and some completely new routes have been added. Mountain ranges covered include Catinaccio, Marmolada, Sella, Puez Odle, Fanes, Tofane, Cristallo, Sesto, Sorapiss, Marmarole. Published Nov 09. K

Vol 2 - This guidebook, Via Ferratas of the Italian Dolomites Volume 2, is the second in a series of two published by Cicerone Press, which now fully replaces the previous Cicerone guidebook, Scrambles in the Dolomites, adding many new routes through the southern, Brenta and Lake Garda areas. Volume two documents southern Dolomites Via Ferrata routes in the major mountain ranges of Civetta, Schiara and Pala as well as those to the west in the Brenta. A significant addition (and, as far as we are aware, not previously published in any English-language guidebook) is the inclusion of routes around the northern end of Lake Garda and the Piccole Dolomites north of Vicenza. Here the mountains are generally lower and you can enjoy ferrata climbing over a much extended season, with some routes accessible for most of the year. While volume one covered the eastern, northern and central areas of the Dolomites, book two completes the picture, focusing on the southern, Brenta and Lake Garda areas. Published June 08 K

ISBN: 9781852843809 - Via Ferratas of the Italian Dolomites

Dolomites and Eastern South Tyrol (Landscapes) - Gentle green valleys and towering limestone pinnacles: the Dolomites are a holiday paradise for lovers of the countryside. This comprehensive guide covers all aspects of the area - history, legends, customs, food, art and architecture, transport and other practicalities. The book is an ideal companion for motorists, walkers and cyclists and contains 24 main walks. Published March 10

ISBN: 9781856913782 - Dolomites and Eastern South Tyrol

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. Published Aug 14

 

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