100 Hut Walks in the Alps. Cicerone. Located amid some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe, the chain of mountain huts strung right across the Alps make exciting and worthwhile destinations for walks of all degrees of seriousness as well as a memorable overnight's accommodations. Huts come in all shapes and sizes from simple unmanned bivouac shelters to bustling mountain inns
with hot showers and restaurant servic, where walkers and climbers can enjoy a degree of comfort without the burdens of backpacking equipment.
Walking in the Alps. By Kev Reynolds. Cicerone Press.
Half a century has gone by since J. Hubert Walker published his classic Walking in the Alps, now a collector's item. The mountains
have seen many changes since then. Dams have been built, roads improved, an almost endless catalogue, even though the beauty of the
region remains and its attraction undiminished. This new book takes all this into account. Each alpine area is comprehensively described
with suggestions for walks which will stimulate the imagination. Details of useful guidebooks and maps are given.
"Like its namesake this book sets out to describe some of the loveliest Alpine regions from the
point of view of the walker who is, after all, in the most favored position to witness and enjoy mountain scenery in all its abundant
variety. Only the mountain walker, the individual with good general fitness, a modicum of scrambling experience and an eye for the hills,
can move far enough and at the right pace to enjoy the full range of wonders the the Alps so generously offer. This is the person for
whom this book is written." -A note from Kev Reynolds.
Illustrated with 40 color photographs, 20 black and white, and numerous maps.
Walking Austria's Alps - Hut to Hut. The Mountaineers Books, 2nd ed. 1999. Want extended alpine adventures without back-straining loads of camping gear? The walking tours in this guide take you through some of the world's most stunning mountain scenery by day and to a hospitable mountain hut each night, via Austria's hut-to-hut trail system. All you need are a few essentials and strong legs, and you're free to explore alpine meadows and villages, crest high passes, and cross rushing, glacier-fed streams. At day's end, you'll find hearty food, a comfortable bed, and a traditional Austrian welcome in the huts.
11 itineraries range from 4 to 11 days in length.
Details include distance, estimated duration, and elevation change.
Tours are easily accessible from towns, villages, and roads.
No camping equipment is required for these hikes.
Dozens of ideas for side trips and tour variations.
Click here for Kompass hiking maps of Austria to accompany this guide.
Walking the Alpine Parks of France and Northwest Italy. The Mountaineers Books, 1994, reprinted 2000. Great descriptions of 110 hikes in five spectacular national parks along the France/Italy border region of the Alps: P.N. du Mercantour, P.N.R. du Queyras, P.N. des Ecrins, P.N. de la Vanoise, P.N. Gran Paradiso. Arguably the world's most beautiful mountains, the Alps also are well loved for their accessibility. But while tourists congregate on the slpes of the Swiss and Austrian Alps, their French and Italian counterparts remain uncrowded. With these hikes you'' meander through emerald meadows mingled with glaciers, charming farms and villages, and vallys ringed with soaring peaks and picturesque mountain tarns. After a good day's hike, you'll stop at one of the inexpensive mountain lodges along the way. Although somewhat dated, this guide, with its accurate trail descriptions, remains the only guide concentrating on this spectacular region of the Alps.
110 hikes, with complete directions and descriptions.
What to bring, transportation, weather, and other practicalities.
Reserving accommodations in advance.
Useful phrases, including French and Italian glossaries.