Walks and Treks in the Maritime Alps

Walks and Treks in the Maritime Alps

by Gillian Price
     
 

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Peering down over the French Riviera is a forbidding barrier of light grey rock. Rising to over 3000m from the shore, the Maritime Alps straddle the international French-Italian border for 190km. Soaring peaks, glittering lakes and picturesque stone villages await the walker, along 600km of mapped pathways, through two national parks.

This is a wonderful area

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Overview

Peering down over the French Riviera is a forbidding barrier of light grey rock. Rising to over 3000m from the shore, the Maritime Alps straddle the international French-Italian border for 190km. Soaring peaks, glittering lakes and picturesque stone villages await the walker, along 600km of mapped pathways, through two national parks.

This is a wonderful area even for novice walkers, with clear waymarking and maps, worlds away from the hustle and bustle and crowds of the coast and this book offers a wide selection of routes throughout the area.

- 18 graded day hikes are described, on both the French and the Italian sides, from 6km to 20km in length.

-6 long-distance hikes, including a 5-day traverse of the Parc National du Mercantour and a 7-day traverse of the Parco Naturale delle Alpi Marittime.

- Full information is given regarding accommodation down in the valleys and up in the mountains

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781852845643
Publisher:
Cicerone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
4.80(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

After a degree in Anthropology and working in adult education, Gillian Price travelled through Asia and trekked the Himalaya. Eventually settling in Venice, she now works as a freelance travel writer. Gillian is steadily exploring all the mountain ranges and flatter parts of Italy, and has produced a series of outstanding guides for Cicerone. She is an active member of the Italian Alpine Club CAI and Mountain Wilderness.

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