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Adventuring in the Alps (Sierra Club Adventure Travel Guides)
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The Alps offer some of the most spectacular scenery in Europe--and some of the finest hiking opportunities, from the shadow of the Matterhorn to the idyllic vineyard country of Kahlenberg, Austria. Here is the first complete guide to outdoor recreation opportunities in all the Alpine countries, outlining 43 of the best walks for the seasoned traveler or the casual day-hiker.
The trails are all conveniently reached from the principal cities of the Alps: Chamonix, Geneva, Zermatt, Interlaken, Zürich, Munich, Garmisch, Ljubljana, Salzburg, Vienna, Vaduz, Verona, Bolzano, Innsbruck, and Milan. Both a general travel guide and a trail guide, Adventuring in the Alps features:
¸ Complete trail descriptions and maps for each walk, with grading by difficulty, distance, and walking time
¸ Information on local transportation and lodging, including booking offices, huts, hostels, inns, hotels, campgrounds, and ski resorts
¸ Tips on hiking, winter walking, and ski touring
¸ Descriptions of geography, natural history, and climate
¸ Suggestions for what to take and wear
¸ Special points of interest, including restaurants, architectural attractions, and entertainment
¸ Passport, visa, and customs requirements
¸ Notes on the best maps and guidebooks to take along
¸ Directory of national tourist offices in the United States and Canada
¸ German, French, Italian, and Slovene language glossaries
For all who want to enjoy the pleasures of some of the world's most breathtaking natural areas, this Sierra Club Adventure Travel Guide is the indispensable resource.
Book News Annotation:
A guide to outdoor recreation in all of the Alpine countries, outlining 43 of the best walks for the seasoned traveler or the casual day hiker. Each walk gives trail descriptions and b&w maps, and information on local transportation and lodging, campgrounds, and ski resorts, as well as tips on hiking, winter walking, and ski touring. There is also information on passport, visa, and customs requirements. Includes b&w photos, a directory of national tourist offices, and language glossaries. Author credentials are not stated.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Completely revised and updated, this is the most complete guide to high-country hiking in all the Alpine countries and includes everything from detailed trail descriptions to accommodations and historical and cultural points of interest. It features:
43 of the best Alpine walks, with maps
Information on geography, year-round weather, and climate
Up-to-date details on accommodations, including booking offices, hostels, hotels, campgrounds, and mountain huts
German, French, Italian, and Slovene glossaries, with terms of special interest to hikers
Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.
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