Walking in Italy's Stelvio National Park: Italy's largest alpine national park [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 ...
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Walking in Italy's Stelvio National Park: Italy's largest alpine national park

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849659277
  • Publisher: Cicerone Press
  • Publication date: 5/23/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 16 MB
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Meet the Author

Gillian Price has trekked throughout Asia and the Himalayas, but now lives in Venice and is exploring the mountain ranges of Italy to write a series of outstanding Cicerone guides. Starting in the Italian Dolomites, Gillian has written guides to walking all over Italy as well as Corsica. In 2009 she was elected as a councillor to the Venice branch of the Italian Alpine Club and is a member of the Outdoor Writers' Guild. She also enjoys leading walking tours.
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Table of Contents

Introduction

Geography
History
Nomenclature
Plants and flowers
Wildlife
Valleys and bases
Getting there
Local transport
Information
When to go
Accommodation
Food and drink
What to take
Maps
Dos and don'ts
Emergencies
Using this guide

Walks

Walk 1 St Gertraud Alm Route
Walk 2 Hchsterhtte Circuit
Walk 3 Fischersee Walk
Walk 4 Rifugio Lago Corvo
Walk 5 Rifugio Dorigoni Tour
Walk 6 Baito Campisolo Route
Walk 7 Cascate di Saent
Walk 8 Ragaiolo Falls and the Venetian Sawmill
Walk 9 Val Cercen
Walk 10 Rifugio Larcher Tour
Walk 11 Monte Vioz
Walk 12 Sentiero dei Tedeschi
Walk 13 Malga Covel and Waterfalls
Walk 14 Forte Barba di Fior Loop
Walk 15 Lago di Pian Pal Circuit
Walk 16 Dosso Tresero
Walk 17 The Forni Sentiero Glaciologico Alto
Walk 18 Valle di Ced├Ęc
Walk 19 Rifugio Casati
Walk 20 Val Zebr and Rifugio V Alpini
Walk 21 Lago della Manzina
Walk 22 Santa Caterina to Sant'Antonio
Walk 23 Monte delle Scale
Walk 24 Valle Forcola Traverse
Walk 25 Monte Scorluzzo and Filone dei Mt
Walk 26 Goldseeweg
Walk 27 Berglhtte
Walk 28 Trafoi Waterfalls
Walk 29 Tabarettahtte
Walk 30 Hintergrathtte Tour
Walk 31 Dsseldorferhtte and Kanzel Circuit
Walk 32 Madritschjoch and Hintere Schntaufspitze
Walk 33 The Martelltal Glacier Trail
Walk 34 Zufritt See and Larchboden Loop
Walk 35 Stallwieshof Traverse
Walk 36 Pedertal
Walk 37 Orgelspitze
Walk 38 Soyalm

Appendix A Route summary table
Appendix B Glossary
Appendix C Accommodation
Appendix D Useful contacts
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