Hiking and Biking Peru s Inca TrailsHiking and Biking Peru s Inca Trails



Guidebook to hiking and mountain biking in the Sacred Valley of Peru, including the Inca Trail. 40 routes (7 to Machu Picchu) visiting all major Incan sites discovered from Cusco, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Vilcabamba and in the remote region ...

Author: William Janecek

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781849657662

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Guidebook to hiking and mountain biking in the Sacred Valley of Peru, including the Inca Trail. 40 routes (7 to Machu Picchu) visiting all major Incan sites discovered from Cusco, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Vilcabamba and in the remote region around Mount Ausangate. The routes are graded for difficulty, and most routes can be done on foot or by mountainbike and timings are given for each, as well as advice on whether it is preferable to undertake a particular route with a local guide or trekking agency, in the less well-known areas. The guidebook includes practical information on getting to and around the area, how to make the most out of any trip as well as plenty of background detail on the Incan history and places of interest explored on the routes. The Andes are the second highest mountain range in the world, after the Himalaya, but they have the most spectacular range of altitude - from 6000m down to just above sea level - making for some thrilling MTB descents on ancient Incan roads. The area also has a spectacular collection of ancient Incan sites, with new sites yet to be uncovered, and is still farmed by the direct descendants of the Incas, often seen in their colourful traditional dress in the local villages.

Trekking PeruTrekking Peru



Trekking in Peru. UK: Bradt Travel Guides, 2014. Frimer, Jeremy. Climbs and Treks in the Cordillera Huayhuash of Peru. Squamish, BC: ELAHO, 2005. Janecek, William. Hiking and Biking Peru's Inca Trails. Milnthorpe, UK: Cicerone Press, ...

Author: Robert Kunstaetter

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9781594858734

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• 30 detailed treks—from approachable 1–2 day walks to challenging, extended treks • Includes geography, geology, climate, culture, economy, and more • Detailed information on passports, communications, and other travel needs Among the most dynamic travel destinations in South America, Peru boasts a wealth of trekking opportunities through glaciated mountain ranges, cloud forests, and Amazon jungle. It features the world’s greatest ancient road, the world’s deepest canyon, and the world’s third-highest waterfall. The country’s 15,000-mile Inca road network, extensive archaeological remains, and rich living cultural traditions, combined with 50 million acres of protected natural parks and reserves, make Peru ideally suited to trekking-based travel adventure. Robert and Daisy Kunstaetter, trail-tested authors and adventurous expats, bring the high quality of work they are known for to bear on Peru’s excellent trekking options. This new, full-color guidebook features everything you’ll need to find and plan for treks in the country, including the necessary permits and documentation, cultural tips for responsible trekking, information on trekking infrastructure, maps, public safety, trail safety, staying healthy, and much more! Trekking Peru showcases nine different regions in the country, covering popular areas such as Cusco and Lake Titicaca but also less-traveled areas such as the Great Inca Road and more remote areas in the Central Highlands. The variety the Kunstaetters offer and their insights as locals in the region are what make this guide stand apart and prove especially useful.

Walking the Cape Wrath TrailWalking the Cape Wrath Trail



Backpacking through the Scottish Highlands: Fort William to Cape Wrath Iain Harper ... CHILE AND PERU Aconcagua and the Southern Andes Hiking and Biking Peru's Inca Trails Torres del Paine CYPRUS Walking in Cyprus MALTA Walking on Malta ...

Author: Iain Harper

Publisher: Cicerone Press

ISBN: 9781783628438

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This guidebook describes the Cape Wrath Trail, a long-distance trek from Fort William to Cape Wrath crossing the wild northwest of the Scottish Highlands. The route is described from south to north in 14 stages, with 6 alternative stages along the way, allowing for a flexible itinerary of between two and three weeks. A long tough trek with no waymarking, this is for the tried and tested backpacker. The guidebook includes OS mapping, route profiles and detailed route descriptions and gives you all the information you need about accommodation (including hotels, bothies, B&Bs and bunkhouses), campsites and amenities en route, to help you plan and prepare for this epic challenge. The Cape Wrath Trail is regarded as the toughest long-distance route in Britain and offers unparalleled freedom and adventure to the experienced and self-sufficient backpacker prepared to walk for many days in remote wilderness. Travelling through the wild and rugged landscapes of Morar, Knoydart, Torridon and Assynt, it will test the limits of your endurance.

Trekking the Giants Trail Alta Via 1 Through the Italian Pennine AlpsTrekking the Giants Trail Alta Via 1 Through the Italian Pennine Alps



... John Muir Trail The Pacific Crest Trail SCANDINAVIA: NORWAY, SWEDEN, FINLAND Trekking the Kungsleden Walking in Norway SOUTH AMERICA: ARGENTINA, CHILE AND PERU Aconcagua and the Southern Andes Hiking and Biking Peru's Inca Trails ...

Author: Andy Hodges

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ISBN: 9781783628070

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Guidebook to trekking Italy's Alta Via 1 - a 180km trail through the Italian Alps, following the northern flank of the Aosta Valley from Donnas to Courmayeur. Nicknamed the Giants' Trail, the route offers fantastic views of the Alpine giants: Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa. With travel advice and accommodation listings.

Hiking and Cycling in the Black ForestHiking and Cycling in the Black Forest



Bhutan Trekking in Bhutan India Trekking in Ladakh China The Mount Kailash Trek North America: USA and Canada British ... Chile and Peru Aconcagua and the Southern Andes Hiking and Biking Peru's Inca Trails Torres del Paine Techniques ...

Author: Kat Morgenstern

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783626700

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15 day walks, 3 multi-stage treks and 5 cycle routes are described covering the north, central and southern areas of Germany's Black Forest. The walks and cycle routes are evenly distributed across all three areas and comprise both long distance routes and day walks, although each stage of every long distance walk can also be done as individual day tour. The chosen routes include the main Black Forest destinations, such as Feldberg, Belchen Schauinsland, Hornisgrinde and Mummelsee, as well as Allerheiligen Abbey and waterfalls and the source of the Danube, to name but a few. Two of the three long distance routes are certified quality trails: Schluchtensteig (120km), which means gorge trail traverses the Wutachschlucht, one of the last untamed river systems in Germany, and Zweitälersteig (108km) a highly diverse circular route which leads through some of the most beautiful and contrasting parts of the Central Black Forest. Seensteig (71km) partially follows the central ridge of the Black Forest mountain range, offering unsurpassed views along the way. The cycle routes (4 day rides, and the 242km Southern Black Forest Cycle Route) are mostly easy and scenic, and utilise the extensive and well-maintained bicycle trail system that criss-crosses the entire region. The walks and rides are described in detail and basic maps are provided for orientation.

The 10 Best Multi Day Trekking RoutesThe 10 Best Multi Day Trekking Routes



NEPAL Annapurna Everest: A Trekker's Guide Trekking in the Himalaya Walking in Sardinia Walking in Sicily Walking in the ... AMERICA: ARGENTINA, CHILE AND PERU Aconcagua and the Southern Andes Hiking and Biking Peru's Inca Trails Torres ...

Author: Ute Koninx

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ISBN: 9781783628094

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Guidebook describing 10 short treks in southern Norway, plus a handful of variants. The hut-to-hut routes, of 3 to 8 days, cover Jotunheimen, Rondane, Dovrefjell, Trollheimen and Ryfylke, and an ascent of Galdhopiggen, Norway's highest peak at 2469m, is included. Suitable for competent hikers with experience of navigation and mountain weather.

Cycling Land s End to John O GroatsCycling Land s End to John O Groats



MOUNTAIN LITERATURE 8000 metres A Walk in the Clouds Abode of the Gods Fifty Years of Adventure The Pennine Way – the ... SOUTH AMERICA Aconcagua and the Southern Andes Hiking and Biking Peru's Inca Trails Torres del Paine SCANDINAVIA, ...

Author: Richard Barrett

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783628490

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Page: 232

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A concise guide to cycling LEJOG - Land's End to John o' Groats - describing an idyllic route that follows quieter roads and traffic-free paths but without too much meandering. Covering 1000 miles, the route is divided into 14 stages and can be comfortably ridden in two weeks. Easy-to-follow route descriptions are accompanied by clear mapping and useful gradient profiles, together with route highlights and points of interest, of which there are many. Invaluable tips and tricks are also included from preparing yourself to preparing your bike, together with logistical advice such as getting to and from the start and finish, accommodation options and more. In addition to the main 14-stage schedule (which includes an alternative option through Central Scotland), longer and shorter schedules are also suggested, making it easy to prepare a personally tailored adventure. The route, which passes through a diverse range of landscapes, from almost sea level across the Somerset Levels to over 1400ft through the magnificent Cairngorm Mountains, showcases some of Britain's best cycling. It is a must for anyone who's ever been remotely tempted to take on this iconic end-to-end challenge.

Walking in the Yorkshire Dales South and WestWalking in the Yorkshire Dales South and West



... Danube Cycleway Vol 2 The High Tatras The Mountains of Romania Walking in Bulgaria's National Parks Walking in Hungary SOUTH AMERICA: ARGENTINA, CHILE AND PERU Aconcagua and the Southern Andes Hiking and Biking Peru's Inca Trails ...

Author: Dennis Kelsall

Publisher: Cicerone Press

ISBN: 9781783624799

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A guidebook to 44 circular walks in the south and west of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, with bases including Sedbergh, Malham, Grassington, Skipton, Settle and Kirkby Lonsdale. The walks cover the valleys of Wharfedale, Littondale, Malhamdale, Ribblesdale and Dentdale - each with its own distinctive landscape and character. Also included is the Yorkshire Three Peaks, a 23 mile (37km) challenge to bag three summits - Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. The walks range between 3.5 and 13 miles in length and showcase Yorkshire's diverse landscapes, beautiful views and rich heritage. With the exception of the Three Peaks walk, they are designed to suit most abilities: steeper sections are rare and usually short-lived. Detailed route description and 1:50,000 OS mapping are provided for each route, along with information on nearby points of interest and facilities. Highlights include delightful riverside walking in Wharfedale, spectacular views of the distant Howgills and Lake District Fells, and the arresting limestone cliffs of Malham Cove providing a wonderful introduction to this magnificent area.

Trekking in the Canary IslandsTrekking in the Canary Islands



... GREECE The High Mountains of Crete Trekking in Greece Walking and Trekking in Zagori Walking and Trekking on Corfu SOUTH AMERICA: ARGENTINA, CHILE AND PERU Aconcagua and the Southern Andes Hiking and Biking Peru's Inca Trails ...

Author: Paddy Dillon

Publisher: Cicerone Press

ISBN: 9781783627950

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This guidebook provides a comprehensive and detailed description of the GR131, an island-hopping trail across the seven Canary Islands. The 560km (348 mile) route begins on Lanzarote and finishes on El Hierro and is presented in 32 daily stages. The route is well waymarked but some navigational skills are required, and the remote and occasional rocky sections need to be treated with care. Also included is an optional ascent of El Teide, the highest peak on Spanish territory at 3718m. The guide is split into seven parts, one for each island. Overview statistics, detailed navigational description and 1:50,000 mapping is provided for each stage and the guide also includes key information about transport to and between the Canary Islands and availability of accommodation and services. There is background information on the geology, history, plants and wildlife and notes on local points of interest. An appendix contains a helpful glossary. As a geologically young area, the Canaries boast rare wildlife across their dramatic volcanic terrain. The islands contain a number of national parks, and the landscape varies from semi-desert to forests and barren mountainsides. This month-long route is a great opportunity for walkers to fully immerse themselves in the diverse culture and scenery of the Canary Islands.

Walking the Lake District Fells Mardale and the Far EastWalking the Lake District Fells Mardale and the Far East



... CHILE AND PERU Aconcagua and the Southern Andes Hiking and Biking Peru's Inca Trails Torres del Paine CYPRUS Walking in Cyprus MALTA Walking on Malta SLOVENIA, CROATIA, SERBIA, MONTENEGRO, ALBANIA AND KOSOVO Mountain Biking in ...

Author: Mark Richards

Publisher: Cicerone Press

ISBN: 9781783628131

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This guide describes ascents of 36 Lake District fells that can be climbed from the valleys of Mardale (Haweswater), Kentmere and Longsleddale and from the east side of Ullswater. With few settlements, the area feels wild and remote, and the easternmost fells in particular see few visitors, offering a perfect getaway for walkers seeking solitude. Slightly further west lie some fantastic ridge-lines, including the much-loved Kentmere Horseshoe and High Street Roman road. Unlike other guidebooks which describe a single or limited number of routes to a particular destination, the aim of the Walking the Lake District Fells series is to offer all the options. These are presented as numbered sections which can be combined to create infinite possibilities - from simple ascents to longer ridge routes. You'll find the classics and popular routes alongside less traditional alternatives perfect for the wandering spirit. The series gives you both the freedom to devise your own routes and the information to make informed decisions, thanks to the clear descriptions of the routes, terrain, hazards, interesting features and safe descent paths should the weather close in. Also included are a handful of classic ridge routes for longer fell days. Mark Richards' inimitable text is complemented by HARVEY mapping and the author's own beautiful sketch topos and panoramas. Perfect for keen hillwalkers and peak-baggers alike and ideal both for pre-planning and use on the hill, Walking the Lake District Fells is the new incarnation of the Fellranger series, which sees the volumes updated and trimmed to a more practical size. These true connoisseurs' guides are sure to inspire you to get out and explore the beautiful fells of Lakeland. For those collecting fell summits, a 'Fellrangers' hill list register can be found on the Long Distance Walkers Association website.

Trekking in Greenland The Arctic Circle TrailTrekking in Greenland The Arctic Circle Trail



... Southern Andes Hiking and Biking Peru's Inca Trails Torres del Paine TECHNIQUES Fastpacking Geocaching in the UK Indoor Climbing Lightweight Camping Map and Compass Outdoor Photography Polar Exploration Rock Climbing Sport Climbing ...

Author: Paddy Dillon

Publisher: Cicerone Press

ISBN: 9781783627431

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At just over 100 miles long, and taking 7 to 10 days to complete, the Arctic Circle Trail crosses the largest ice-free patch of West Greenland. This splendid trekking route, lying 25-30 miles north of the Arctic Circle runs from Kangerlussuaq to Sisimiut (both of which have airport access). The trail traverses remote, empty, silent and stunningly scenic arctic tundra, and is mostly gently graded with just a few short, steep and rocky slopes. However, the landscape between the two towns of Kangerlussuaq and Sisimiut is extremely remote and those who choose to take on this route must be competely self-sufficient. The book includes plenty of practical information on what to take with you and when to go, as well as on safety, travel and accommodation. Fully illustrated with a variety of photographs and its route is highlighted on continuous trekking maps. The guide also includes an optional extension to the Greenlandic ice cap.

The Mountains of RomaniaThe Mountains of Romania



NEPAL Annapurna Everest: A Trekker's Guide Trekking in the Himalaya Walking in Sardinia Walking in Sicily Walking in the ... SOUTH AMERICA: ARGENTINA, CHILE AND PERU Aconcagua and the Southern Andes Hiking and Biking Peru's Inca Trails ...

Author: Janneke Klop

Publisher: Cicerone Press

ISBN: 9781783628179

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This guide describes 27 short treks of 2-6 days and 10 day walks in the mountains of Romania. Although there is a slight focus on Transylvania, most of the main massifs are included, with chapters covering the Mountains of Maramures, the Eastern Carpathians, the mountains around Brasov, the Fagara?, the region between the Olt and the Jiu, the Retezat, the mountains of Banat and the Apuseni. Also included is an ascent of Moldoveanu, Romania's highest peak at 2544m. There is a wealth of advice to help you plan your trip and organise the logistics of your walk or trek. Some routes avail of the network of mountain huts; others offer opportunities to camp in attractive wild locations. Overviews and a route summary table make it easy to choose an appropriate excursion. Each route includes clear description and mapping, as well as notes on accommodation and access (some can be accessed by public transport, although others require either pre-arranged pick-up or hitchhiking). There are fascinating insights into Romania's colourful culture and history and appendices containing hut listings, useful contacts and a helpful glossary. The graded routes are as varied as Romania's diverse landscapes. They take in rolling hills, craggy karst peaks, glacial lakes and Europe's last virgin forests, with other highlights including Transylvanian castles, wooden churches, the Piatra Craiului ridge and the spectacular Sapte Scari (Seven Ladders) and Turda Gorges. Historic towns such as the medieval towns of Brasov and Sibiu and the spa resort of Vatra Dornei offer easy access to the mountains; other routes visit remote villages that have changed little over the centuries, where self-sufficiency is still very much the way of life. All in all, the guide is a perfect companion to discovering the unspoilt beauty of Romania's enchanting mountain regions.

Joss Naylor s Lakes Meres and Waters of the Lake DistrictJoss Naylor s Lakes Meres and Waters of the Lake District



... Everest: A Trekker's Guide Trekking in Bhutan Trekking in Ladakh Trekking in the Himalaya NORTH AMERICA The John Muir Trail The Pacific Crest Trail SOUTH AMERICA Aconcagua and the Southern Andes Hiking and Biking Peru's Inca Trails ...

Author: Vivienne Crow

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783628780

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In 1983, the legendary Joss Naylor completed the little-known 105-mile Lakes, Meres and Waters route in a staggering 19hr 14min. This book interweaves tales of past and present as Naylor regales his 1983 epic on a re-walk 37 years later. Sure to inspire, it includes practical information for those looking to complete the route themselves.

Cycling the Canal du MidiCycling the Canal du Midi



SCANDINAVIA Walking in Norway SLOVENIA, CROATIA, MONTENEGRO AND ALBANIA The Islands of Croatia The Julian Alps of ... Walk The Mountains of Ireland SOUTH AMERICA Aconcagua and the Southern Andes Hiking and Biking Peru's Inca Trails ...

Author: Declan Lyons

Publisher: Cicerone Press

ISBN: 9781783625093

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This guidebook describes a 240km cycle ride along the length of the Canal du Midi in southern France. Starting at Toulouse in the Haute Garonne and finishing at Sète on the Mediterranean Coast, the route is divided into five stages of about 50km. It is a flat, car-free and picturesque route mainly on the towpath, and is suitable for all abilities. The guide is written for those who want to explore the canal and visit attractions along the way. There are lots of optional detours to sites of interest near the canal, as well as six longer excursions including fortified Carcassone, Roman Narbonne, Vendres lagoon and the Portiragnes marshes. Detailed route descriptions are crammed with additional information about points of interest passed, and 1:200,000 scale maps clearly show the route for each stage of the way. Begun in 1666 the Canal du Midi is one of the world's most picturesque waterways and a World Heritage Site. This is 'La France Profonde', a region rich in history and culture, as seen in the grand homes and chateaux that grace the water's edge, and the fascinating Cathar strongholds of Carcassone, Lastours and Minerve.

Walking in the North Wessex DownsWalking in the North Wessex Downs



... and the Southern Andes Hiking and Biking Peru's Inca Trails Torres del Paine SCANDINAVIA, ICELAND AND GREENLAND Hiking in Norway – South Trekking in Greenland – The Arctic Circle Trail Trekking the Kungsleden Walking and Trekking in ...

Author: Steve Davison

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783628858

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30 walking routes exploring the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The routes are between 7 and 20km through this peaceful rolling chalk landscape covering parts of four counties: Berkshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire, with descriptions to reach the highest points in each one.

The Pacific Crest TrailThe Pacific Crest Trail



... Andes Hiking and Biking Peru's Inca Trails Torres del Paine IRELAND The Wild Atlantic Way and Western Ireland SCANDINAVIA, ICELAND AND GREENLAND Trekking in Greenland – The Arctic Circle Trail Trekking in Southern Norway Trekking ...

Author: Brian Johnson

Publisher: Cicerone Press

ISBN: 9781783625000

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A comprehensive guidebook to the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), an epic 2650 mile trek through the USA from the Mexican border to British Columbia in Canada. One of the world's best hikes, the route passes through California, Oregon and Washington State, taking in the Mojave desert, High Sierras, Cascades and countless more wild mountains of America's west coast. The guidebook is divided into 101 sections of 2 to 3 days, which can be combined into longer days according to ability and preference. This comprehensive guide provides all the information and maps hikers will need. Alongside the notes and route descriptions, there are overview maps for the entire trail, and a detailed introduction that provides essential advice for planning and completing the route. From information on packing, supplies, water and bears, to details on the mountains, wildlife and regions encountered, this is an essential companion to taking on - and completing - this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. The PCT boasts breathtaking scenery and varied landscapes, through deserts and forests, and over snow-covered passes and along alpine ridges. This is a long wilderness trek of true adventure and exploration through diverse and stunning mountain scenery.

The C2C Cycle RouteThe C2C Cycle Route



The GR5 Trail The Robert Louis Stevenson Trail Tour of the Oisans: The GR54 Tour of the Queyras Tour of the ... John Muir Trail The Pacific Crest Trail SOUTH AMERICA Aconcagua and the Southern Andes Hiking and Biking Peru's Inca Trails ...

Author: Jeremy Evans

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781849657518

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Guide to the 140 mile Coast to Coast (C2C) Sustrans cycle route from Whitehaven or Workington to Tynemouth or Sunderland. It takes in some of northern England's finest scenery on cycle paths, forest tracks and minor roads, with off-road options and a selection of taster day rides also described in the book. The route is described as a 5-day ride, from west to east with variant first and final legs, from Workington and to Sunderland. Itineraries are also included for 2, 3 and 4-day options, and riding the route from east to west. Detailed profiles and OS mapping illustrate each stage, and information is provided for those riding the route with children. The C2C is a popular cycle challenge, whether undertaken over a single day or a full week. The Hadrian's Wall and Reivers' Way cycle routes also offer great options for a return trip.

The Slovene Mountain TrailThe Slovene Mountain Trail



ICELAND AND GREENLAND Trekking in Greenland – The Arctic Circle Trail Walking and Trekking in Iceland IRELAND The ... Muir Trail The Pacific Crest Trail SOUTH AMERICA Aconcagua and the Southern Andes Hiking and Biking Peru's Inca Trails ...

Author: Justi Carey

Publisher: Cicerone Press

ISBN: 9781783626793

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A guidebook to trekking the Slovene Mountain Trail, crossing Slovenia from Austria to the Adriatic. The 550km route is presented in a series of 12 3 to 6-day treks of all levels of difficulty, all featuring start and finish points that can be accessed by public transport. They can be completed as single sections or linked to create a longer trip. Each day is graded: low-grade walking is mostly on tracks or lanes with no steep ascents, whereas the most difficult stages may involve steep and technical terrain including fixed protection or sections of via ferrata, for which a helmet, self-belaying equipment and the appropriate experience are required. In addition to clear route description and mapping, the guide provides all the practical information you will need to plan your trip, covering transport, accommodation and safety, as well as background notes on geology, plants and wildlife. From Maribor, close by the Austrian border in the north-east, to Ankaran on the Adriatic coast in the south-west, the route covers outstanding mountain and upland walking: the vast forested plateau of Pohorje, the sheer limestone peaks of the Julian and Kamnik-Savinja Alps with their via ferrata protected routes, the traditional alpine pastures and flower-strewn ridges of the Karavanke, and the forested hills and olive groves of the limestone karst country that stretch towards the coast.

Trekking the GR7 in AndaluciaTrekking the GR7 in Andalucia



... Southern Andes Hiking and Biking Peru's Inca Trails Torres del Paine SCANDINAVIA, ICELAND AND GREENLAND Hiking in Norway – South Trekking in Greenland – The Arctic Circle Trail Trekking the Kungsleden Walking and Trekking in Iceland ...

Author: Guy Hunter-Watts

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783626656

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The GR7 is one of Europe's longest GR long-distance routes, stretching from Tarifa, the southernmost town of continental Europe, through Spain, Andorra and France to Alsace. This guide presents the Andalucian section of the route, which offers well over 700km of fantastic walking through the diverse landscapes of one of Spain's most evocative regions. The route splits at the small village of Villanueva de Cauche, and the guide describes both the northern and southern variants. Although walking is on good footpaths, country tracks and, occasionally, minor roads, some of the stages are long and can involve considerable ascent, meaning that a good level of fitness is required. The full Andalucian GR7 takes well over a month to walk; however, the guide also includes suggestions for highlight sections that can be walked in a week or fortnight. In addition to clear route description, mapping and elevation profiles, the guide provides background information on local history, plants and wildlife, and advice for planning your trip, such as when to go, what to take and where to stay. The route showcases Andalucia's rich history and culture and varied landscapes, which include pine forests, semi-arid desert, snow-capped peaks, fertile plains, lush valleys, olive groves, cultivated terraces and hills of cork woodland. Historic towns and traditional whitewashed villages offer overnight accommodation and a chance to sample local cuisine.

Cycle Touring in WalesCycle Touring in Wales



... Trekking in Ladakh China The Mount Kailash Trek North America: USA and Canada The John Muir Trail The Pacific Crest Trail South America: Argentina, Chile and Peru Aconcagua and the Southern Andes Hiking and Biking Peru's Inca Trails ...

Author: Richard Barrett

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783627622

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Guidebook to cycle touring in Wales. Catering to just about any itinerary, it describes a 657 mile circuit of Wales - perfect for a two-week adventure - plus 6 cross routes, which range from 45 to 73 miles and can be completed as day/weekend rides, or used to create shorter versions of the main circuit. This guide includes all the information needed to plan and execute a successful tour. In addition to clear route description, 1:200K mapping and gradient profiles, there is advice on selecting a schedule, planning your trip, preparing your bike and organising logistics, such as accommodation, getting to and from the start, and ways to carry (or not carry) your kit. Also includes a handy cycle shop listing, a Welsh glossary and checklist of things to take. Showcasing mile after mile of stunning coastal scenery, quaint seaside towns, rolling marcher country, as well as an impressive collection of castles, industrial archaeology, churches, chapels and prehistoric sites, Wales is a veritable delight for the cycling enthusiast. Discover verdant green valleys, skirt wild mountains, soak up Pembrokeshire's salty sea air and boast of your pedal up the highest road in Wales.