Walking Easy in the Italian and French Alps

by Chet Lipton, Carolee Lipton

Enjoy the wonderful summer walking trails found in the Alpine regions of Italy and France. Using this guide and its maps, you can explore beautiful footpaths through mountain meadows and hamlets. Choose routes starting from one of the 17 base villages selected by the authors for their magnificent mountain locales, charm, availability of public transportation, and accommodations. Rated at one of three levels of ease (gentle, comfortable, and more challenging), each walk takes from two to four hours, excluding ‘take in the view’ breaks or picnics along the way. Whether you want to know the rules of the trail, what kinds of local hiking maps to purchase, what kind of clothing to wear, or how to get discounts on travel to Europe, this book helps you get the most out of your Alpine walking experience.