Dolomites Trekking - AV1 & AV2: Italy Trekking Guides: Practical Guide with Over 50 Walking Maps

Dolomites Trekking - AV1 & AV2: Italy Trekking Guides: Practical Guide with Over 50 Walking Maps

Paperback Trailblazer Italy Trekking Guides

By (author) Henry Stedman

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  • Publisher: Trailblazer Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 119mm x 175mm x 15mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Hindhead, Surrey
  • ISBN 10: 1873756836
  • ISBN 13: 9781873756836
  • Edition: 2
  • Edition statement: 2nd
  • Illustrations note: 22 colour photos, 51 maps
  • Sales rank: 203,666

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Practical hiking guide to the AV1 and AV2 trails, the most popular of the long-distance walks in the Italian Dolomites. 51 walking maps with unique mapping features - walking times, directions, tricky junctions, places to stay and eat, points of interest: Alta Via 1 - Lago di Braies to Belluno (9-13 days). Alta Via 2 - Bressanone to Feltre (10-16 days). Plus - short treks (1-5 days). Practical information - planning your trip and getting to the Dolomites. Historical and cultural background with a comprehensive section on the legends and culture of the indigenous Ladin people. Includes guides to Cortina d'Ampezzo, Dobbiaco, Belluno, Bressanone and Feltre - detailed street plans, where to stay, where to eat, what to see, and getting to the start of your trek. Italian language section. Flora and fauna - full colour guide to the flowers of the Dolomites.

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Author information

Henry Stedman has been writing guidebooks for over 15 years and is the author or co-author of over a dozen titles, including Trailblazer's Kilimanjaro - The trekking guide to Africa's highest mountain, Coast to Coast Path, Hadrian's Wall Path, South West Coast Path series Parts 1 to 3: Exmoor & North Devon Coast Path, Cornwall Coast Path and Dorset & South Devon Coast Path as well as the Rough Guides to Indonesia and Southeast Asia and The Bradt Guide to Palestine. When not travelling or writing, Henry lives in England editing other people's guidebooks, maintaining his Kilimanjaro website and arranging climbs on the mountain through his company, Climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Tristam Jones updated this second edition, adding the Alta Via 1 trail. He is an experienced alpine hiker.

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Table of contents

INTRODUCTION About this guide 9 - Map keys 10 PART 1: PLANNING YOUR TRIP With a group or independently? Independent trekking 11 - Group/guided walks 11 - Trekking agencies (UK) 12 - Continental Europe 13 - North America 13 Getting to the Dolomites By air 14 - By car 16 - By train 17 - By coach 17 - Further information 17 Visas and other documents Passports and visas 18 - Other documents 19 - Insurance 20 Budgeting 20 When to go Climate graphs 21 Route options Route map 22 - Long treks 23 - Short treks 24 What to take Boots 26 - Clothing 26 - Camping equipment 27 - Money and cards 28 - Photographic equipment 29 - Recommended reading 29 - Maps 30 Mountain safety Before you set off 30 - Emergency procedures 31 Information and rescue services 31 Health precautions Possible problems 32 PART 2: THE DOLOMITES Facts about the Dolomites Geographical background 33 - Geology 33 - Climate 35 - Historical outline 36 - The people 41 - The Ladins 41 - Languages 44 - Economy 45 - National parks 45 Practical information for the visitor Local transport 46 - Accommodation 47 - Electricity 50 - Opening hours 50 - National holidays 50 - Money 50 - Post and telecommunications 51 - Things to buy 53 - Security 53 - An Italian primer 54 - Food and drink 57 Fauna and flora Fauna 60 - Flora 63 - Minimum impact trekking 63 PART 3: ALTA VIA 1 Facts about the walk 65 - Dobbiaco 66 - Lago di Braies to Rifugio Sennes 68 - Rifugio Sennes to Rifugio Fanes/Lavarella 70 - Rifugio Fanes/Lavarella to Rifugio Lagazuoi 73 - Rifugio Lagazuoi to Rifugio Averau/Nuvolau 77 - Cortina diAmpezzo 79 - AV1 alternative: Cinque Torri to Forcella Ambrizzola via Rifugio Croda da Lago G Palmieri 83 Rifugio Averau/Nuvolau to Rifugio Citta di Fiume 86 - Rifugio Citta di Fiume to Rifugio A Sonino al Coldai 87 - AV1 Alternative: Round Monte Pelmo 88 - Rifugio A Sonino al Coldai to Passo Duran 90 - Passo Duran to Rifugio Pian de Fontana 93 - Rifugio Pian de Fontana to Belluno 96 - Alternative route: Rifugio Pian de Fontana to Belluno via Rifugio Bianchet & La Pissa 98 - Belluno 101 PART 4: ALTA VIA 2 Facts about the walk 105 - Bressanone/Brixen 106 - Bressanone to Rifugio Plose 108 - Rifugio Plose to Rifugio Genova 111 - Rifugio Genova to Rifugio Puez 113 - Rifugio Puez to Rifugio BoE 115 - Rifugio BoE to Malga CiapEla 118 - Passo Pordoi 119 - Rounding the Marmolada 123 - Traversing the western side of the Marmolada 124 - Malga CiapEla to Rifugio Passo di Valles 126 - Passo di Valles to Rifugio Pedrotti 130 - Rifugio Pedrotti to Rifugio Treviso 133 - Rifugio Treviso to Rifugio Passo Cereda 136 - Rifugio Passo Cereda to Rifugio BUz 138 - Rifugio BUz to Feltre 141 - Feltre 145 PART 5: SHORT TREKS Which short trek? 147 One-day trails Rifugio Col de Varda to Rifugio Auronzo 148 - Alpe di Siusi 151 - Monte Piana 151 - The Brenta Group 152 Two-day trails Across Puez 152 - The Sassolungo trail 158 - Fanes 159 Three- to five-day trails La Villa to Rifugio Locatelli 159 - Antelao and Marmarole 170 INDEX 171