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Meraner Höhenweg Planning Guide

The Meraner Höhenweg, or Alta via di Merano in Italian, is a relatively easy and beautiful circular trail that will take you around the Texelgruppe National park (Parco Naturale Gruppo di Tessa). It mostly is a gentle walk but on the north side it has a high mountain stretch reaching up to almost 3000 meters. Access is easy and public transportation is available to and from Merano. There are several access points to get on the trail. Along the route there are a lot of places where you can stop for a quick bite, drink something or to sleep....

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Alta Via 2 Itinerary: The Dolomites AV2 Planning Guide

The Dolomites Alta Via 2 must easily be one of the most beautiful treks in the world. For any hiker seeking the best European experiences, this should be very high on your list. The Dolomites are a mountain range in North-Eastern Italy, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site due to their rugged, natural beauty. The Dolomites really are a unique part of the world well worth visiting both in the summer and winter. In the summer it’s a paradise for hikers and climbers and in the winter it turns into a ski paradise. Alta Via 2 crosses a...

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The Lechtaler Höhenweg Planning Guide

The Lechtaler Höhenweg is a demanding but rewarding 8-10 day hike through the Lechtaler Alps. It’s easy to reach from international airports. Here’s how to do it and more!   Lechtaler Höhenweg quick facts: Situated in Tyrol, Austria Fly to Zurich, Munich or Innsbruck Starts at Stuttgarter Hütte, near Lech & Zurs Ends at Anhalter Hütte, north of Imst. Length about 100 km (63 miles) Hiking time about 80 hours, recommended 10 days but it’s easy to squeeze it a little Rated Difficult! Most of the route between 2000-2500 meters (6500 – 8200 ft.) Overview of Lechtaler Höhenweg The...

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The Ultimate Packing Guide for the Alps

This is the Ultimate Packing Guide for the Alps based on years of hiking experience packed into one article! You can walk in any gear or with no gear – after all, that’s what we humans are designed to do. However, when exposing yourself to the elements in the mountains, there are things to consider for safety and comfort, and essential gear that you just simply need to have. Most of the things needed for the Alps are the same as any what you need for any hiking trip but not all. I’ll explain below why each item is...

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The Beginner’s Guide to Hiking the Alps

You may be an experienced outdoors person but you might have never been to the Alps. Maybe you’re a beginner to hiking altogether? Whatever the case may be, I wanted to write up this post and a whole bunch of others to help you understand why going to the Alps to hike is probably a really good idea. I’ll cover the basics here. The Alps are a part of the world that is in many ways unique and where you can enjoy yourself in so many ways in addition to the excellent hiking. It’s a culinary wonderland, some parts...

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