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Walking in the Dolomites.
Excursiones por los Dolomitas.
Idioma: INGLÉS.
28 rutas multi-día.
Autor: Gillian Price.
2ª Edición.
Publicada 1 Abril 2005.
Páginas 256.
Mapas 24.
Fotos 95.
Dimensiones 17.2 x 11.6 x 1.5 cm.
Front Cover (1).
Location Map (1).
Overview Maps (1).
Sample Routes (1).
Seasons: Mid-June to late September, when the majority of the refuges are open. Peak Italian holiday time is August, especially around 15th August. Centres: Main centres for the Dolomites include Cortina, Belluno, Selva di Cadore, Arabba, La Villa, Selva, Bressanone, Dobbiaco, Canazei.Difficulty: Every grade of walk is covered, from easy walks to moutain lakes with a friendly refuge, to multi-day mountain traverses involving scrambles and exposure.Must See: Spotting your first chamois, marmot or Ibex. The majestic Marmolada and Pelmo, the towering Civetta, and the Cinque Torre (now only four of them!).
This guide leads you through breathtaking alpine scenery flanked by well-graded paths and excellent mountain refuges that verge on hotels, which are easily accessible from the extensive network of public transport from major towns and travel hubs, such as Venice, Verona, Munich and Innsbruck.

Any one of these fabulous multi-day walks makes for a memorable holiday in Italy''s breathtaking Dolomite mountains. The author weaves the best of her 20-year experience and knowledge of this spectacular region into an original selection of itineraries on foot across each Dolomite group. Many walks follow mule-tracks constructed by troops during the First World War, when Italy fought Austria for possession of crazy summits and tunnels were hewn through impossible mountain-sides. The highlights are emphasised, and the routes are furnished with fascinating explanations of wildlife and flowers. Everything, from a stroll through woods and meadows to family routes, steep rocky zigzag passages and hands-on clambers, is covered.

This full-colour revised edition has a wealth of inspiring photos, detailed maps, myriad new routes and heaps of practical help on travelling, sleeping and eating.