WALKING IN AUSTRIA by Kev Reynolds
Austria must surely count as Europe’s most walker-friendly country.
With more than 40,000km of well-maintained, waymarked footpaths, countless attractive villages, hospitable hotels, inns and restaurants, pristine campsites, the world’s finest chain of mountain huts, good public transport and breathtaking scenery. In this new book, Kev Reynolds shares knowledge gathered throughout his 40-year love affair with the region to provide a definitive guide for walkers.
Austria's mountains range from gentle grass-covered ‘hills’ of around 2000m, to rugged limestone spires and snow-draped, glacier-clad peaks casting reflections in crystal-clear lakes. In their valleys some of the continent’s loveliest villages are hung about with flowers in summer.
Walking in Austria covers ten mountain districts. Each district has its own distinctive appeal and numerous walking opportunities. There’ll be something to suit every taste and all degrees of commitment. And you’ll no doubt leave wanting more of this walker’s paradise.
*Over 100 graded routes – from short day walks to hut-to-hut treks –with suggestions for many more excursions from mountain huts and valley bases.
*For each of the 10 hiking areas – Rätikon Alps, Silvretta Alps, Ötztal Alps, Stubai Alps, Zillertal Alps, Kitzbüheler Alps, Kaisergebirge, Dachsteingebirge, Hohe Tauern, Karawanken – full information on the main bases, mountain huts, access, maps required and tourist information contacts.
*Comprehensive introduction to walking in Austria, including mountain safety, hut etiquette, alpine flowers and wildlife, public transport and both an Austrian–English and a German–English glossary.
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