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PHOTOGRAPHING THE DOLOMITES is a photography-location and visitor guidebook. The Dolomites in northeastern Italy is one of the world¿s most photogenic mountain ranges and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The areas tall limestone spires and towers are surrounded by high alpine meadows and pastures rich with flowers, all accessed by panoramic paths and high mountain passes. Fast flowing streams cascade down to medieval villages and churches in the valleys. Italy¿s Pale Alps are internationally renowned for their beautiful landscapes, warm alpenglow light and rich photographic opportunity. FEATURING 52 locations and over 450 beautiful photographs. Detailed topographic maps, directions, and co-ordinates for each location. Location accessibility notes. Best time of day and year including seasonal highlights. Sun compass. Photographic tips and techniques. Special advice on long exposures for astro photography. Visitor information. INCLUDING Mountains, spires, towers and dramatic peaks, mountain passes, alpine pastures and flower meadows, woodlands and forest, streams and rivers, waterfalls and lakes, wildlife, villages and churches, castles and monasteries, historical war sites, Tyrolean culture, alpine sports, festivals and events.
A guide to 40 great mountain day walks and scrambles in Snowdonia. These inspirational routes along the valleys and along the tops range right across the National Park and are divided into 8 geographical regions: Snowdon and Moel Eilio, the Glyderau, the Carneddau, Eifionydd, Siabod and the Moelwynion, Rhinogydd (the Harlech Dome), Migneint and the Arans and Cadair Idris and the Tarrens. All routes are graded, from moderate to strenuous, and illustrated with Harvey map extracts, topo diagrams by Mark Richards and lots of stunning photographs. Some routes include mild scrambling or long days in rugged country, and many can be enjoyed all year round. The walks have been chosen to encourage you to try something new in this much-loved region, while at the same time offering clear descriptions of classic routes for those new to Snowdonia.
A guide to hut-to-hut trekking in the Hohe Tauern in Austria's Eastern Alps through the provinces of Tirol, Salzburg and Karnten in the Gross Glockner, Reichen and Venediger mountain groups. The Hohe Tauern National Park is the largest in Europe and a World Conservation Area. It is centred on the Gross Glockner, at 3798m Austria's highest mountain, closely followed by its near neighbour and third highest mountain the Gross Venediger 3660m. Each mountain group covered here has distinctive qualities and is serviced by some of the best huts in the Alps. The four hut-to-hut tours described here, including the recently opened 8-10 day Glockner Round Tour that links seven huts together without having to cross glaciers, explore them fully, and a two-week traverse of the whole park is also outlined. En route there is ample opportunity to climb some of the peaks and ascents and excursions are described. This book will appeal to groups of mixed ability and those looking to visit the Alps for the first time without the demands of the higher mountains of the western Alps. With lots of practical advice, including on glacier travel, and a comprehensive hut directory.
A guide to walking and trekking in Bulgaria, Europe - in the Pirin, Rila and Central Balkan national parks. 12 two to three-day routes are described including ascents of Musala and Vihren, Bulgaria's highest peaks, with comprehensive information about the rich and rare wildlife and plant life to be found. For walkers and naturalists, Bulgaria is an unexpected paradise, boasting an amazing variety of landscapes and an outstandingly rich biodiversity. Much of the country is dominated by mountains and Bulgaria's three wildest and most majestic mountain regions are today protected within these three national parks. As well as a vital refuge for rare wildlife, these parks also offer some of the finest mountain walking in Bulgaria. The routes described in this book thread their way through these parks, taking in ancient forests, shimmering glacial lakes, panoramic ridges and high peaks. All the routes have been specifically selected to provide the best chance of encountering the rarest plants and animals. This guide will prove invaluable to the growing number of naturalists venturing on foot into the remotest parts of Bulgaria's highest mountains.
Cycle Touring in France concentrates on eight selected one- or two-week bicycle tours which endeavour to offer cyclists of all levels a taste of France's diverse landscapes and superb scenery. From rugged mountain ranges to vast, variegated patchworks of farmland, from beautiful, tranquil forests full of wildlife to high, remote, sweeping plains, from deep, snaking gorges to gentle valley slopes covered with vineyards, France is undoubtedly one of the most inviting countries in the world for cycle touring, a country understandably proud of hosting the greatest cycle race on Earth, the Tour de France. Peppered with hundreds of charming villages that time seems to have forgotten, here you will encounter friendly people, sample fine wines and enjoy exquisite, regional cuisines. Covering some of the most picturesque parts of Brittany, Picardy, Alsace, Auvergne/Languedoc, Provence, Dordogne/Lot, the Alps and Pyrenees, the tours in this guide are accompanied by detailed route descriptions and maps, lists of campsites, bed and breakfasts and hotels, airport and rail connections, and practical information including tips on when to go and what to take, transporting your bicycle and being prepared for carrying out bicycle repairs on the road.
The Coast to Coast route through Ireland, from Dublin to the Atlantic coast, passes through glorious mountain and river country, and offers an opportunity to discover the heart of the Emerald Isle. The walk links several waymarked routes - the Wicklow Way, South Leinster Way, East Munster Way, Blackwater Way and the Kerry Way. Whether you intend to split this route into sections and enjoy the walk over a period of time, or walk it in one go, the alternative high-level routes along the way enable you to make the adventure as challenging as you like. The guide includes: the 387-mile route broken down into 24 day stages; a description of alternative high-level routes; a comprehensive introduction to walking a long-distance route in Ireland; and information on accommodation along the way.
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