THROUGH THE ITALIAN ALPS

THROUGH THE ITALIAN ALPS

THE GRANDE TRAVERSATA DELLE ALPI

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Editorial:
CICERONE
Año de edición:
Materia
Trekking alpes y dolomitas itália
ISBN:
978-1-85284-417-2
Encuadernación:
Rústica
Idioma:
Inglés

This immensely rewarding 46-day long-distance route across the western Italian Alps is an exciting proposition, taking in a remarkable kaleidoscope of traditional cultures combined with breathtaking landscapes punctuated by the landmark stone giants such as the Argentera, Monviso and Gran Paradiso. Starting a mere stone's throw from the Mediterranean, the GTA (Grande Traversata delle Alpi) curves its way high over the fertile Piedmont plain traversing the Ligurian, Maritime, Cottian, Graian and Pennine Alps, heading northwards to a brilliant conclusion near the base of Monte Rosa and its spilling glaciers. A network of hospitable high-altitude refuges alternated with village-based hostels and comfortable inns guarantee walkers memorable meals and a good night's rest. The sole requisites for potential trekkers are a taste for adventure and average fitness; no special mountaineering expertise is necessary. Excellent public transport links make multiple shorter chunks feasible to fit in with individual holiday requirements.

Contents :

Introduction
The GTA Trek
Italy’s Western Alps
Piedmont
Walking the GTA
When to Go
Getting There
Local Transport
How to Use this Guide
Dos and Don’ts
Emergencies
Waymarking and Maps
What to Take
Accommodation
Telephones
Food and Drink
Vegetation
Wildlife
GTA Route Description
Part I: The Ligurian and Maritime Alps
Part II: The Cottian Alps
Part III: The Graian Alps
Part IV: The Pennine Alps

Route Summary

Appendix I: Tourist Information
Appendix II: Main Peaks along the GTA
Appendix III: Italian–English Glossary
Appendix IV: Further Reading

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