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Trekking in the Alps – 20 Classic Routes

An inspirational walking guide to 20 summer treks in the European Alps by 8 Alpine trekking experts
Trekking in the Alps - 20 Classic Routes


Trekking in the Alps – 20 Classic Routes


Introduces would-be and seasoned Alpine trekkers to every aspect of this magnificent region.


Written by a team of experienced Alpine authors, writers and guides, this compilation of the best of Alpine trekking brings 20 classic routes to life in a series of illustrated portraits.

Contributing editor Kev Reynolds has written over a dozen guides on this region and has enlisted over half a dozen highly talented Alpine authors, guides and photographers to produce this authoritative guide.

The book begins with a basic map of europe and route stats for quick reference. A brief introduction on hut conventions, trekker advice and safety basics then leads you in to over 200 pages devoted to routes through France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria Germany and even Slovenia.

Illustrated with clear overview maps and route profile graphs throughout, it is the perfect foundation for planning and studying your next alpine adventure. Each trek is rated according to difficulty including a summary of overall distance, duration, maximum elevations, accommodation and guidebook references.


Extremely readable route guides with a jovial story telling tone are coupled with quality photographs of each region that will inspire you to tackle your next classic route. A great starter pack to the Alps when deciding which trail to head to next and for how long.

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