The 38 summer day walking routes in this guidebook explore the renowned Stelvio National Park in the Italian Rhaetian Alps. Bordering the Dolomites to the east, and Switzerland to the west, the Stelvio is one of the largest protected areas in all of the Alps. The walks explore each of the Stelvio's valleys, are graded for difficulty and range from 4 to 18km. There is plenty for active holidaymakers; from easy strolls to strenuous climbs to panoramic summits for experienced walkers. The Stelvio's unspoilt landscape ranges from valley farmland to forested hillsides and alpine meadows, and up to a wilderness of rugged glaciated summits and ridges, the highest of which is Ortler, at 3905m. The guidebook also includes plenty of background information on local wildlife and cuisine, as well as planning details such as what to take and dos and don'ts. The guide also contains accommodation suggestions, including campsites, B&Bs, hotels and mountain huts in the National Parks picturesque towns and villages such as Bormio, Sulden and Martell Dorf. Close to Milan, Verona and Innsbruck, with good public transport throughout, the Stelvio National park offers extensive, spectacular Alpine walking, with this as the first English-language guide to the area.
After a degree in Anthropology and working in adult education, Gillian Price travelled through Asia and trekked the Himalaya. Eventually settling in Venice, she now works as a freelance travel writer. Gillian is steadily exploring all the mountain ranges and flatter parts of Italy, and has produced a series of outstanding guides for Cicerone. She is an active member of the Italian Alpine Club CAI and Mountain Wilderness.
Introduction Geography History Nomenclature Plants and flowers Wildlife Valleys and bases Getting there Local transport Information When to go Accommodation Food and drink What to take Maps Dos and don'ts Emergencies Using this guide Walks Walk 1 St Gertraud Alm Route Walk 2 Hoechsterhutte Circuit Walk 3 Fischersee Walk Walk 4 Rifugio Lago Corvo Walk 5 Rifugio Dorigoni Tour Walk 6 Baito Campisolo Route Walk 7 Cascate di Saent Walk 8 Ragaiolo Falls and the Venetian Sawmill Walk 9 Val Cercen Walk 10 Rifugio Larcher Tour Walk 11 Monte Vioz Walk 12 Sentiero dei Tedeschi Walk 13 Malga Covel and Waterfalls Walk 14 Forte Barba di Fior Loop Walk 15 Lago di Pian Palu Circuit Walk 16 Dosso Tresero Walk 17 The Forni Sentiero Glaciologico Alto Walk 18 Valle di Cedec Walk 19 Rifugio Casati Walk 20 Val Zebru and Rifugio V Alpini Walk 21 Lago della Manzina Walk 22 Santa Caterina to Sant'Antonio Walk 23 Monte delle Scale Walk 24 Valle Forcola Traverse Walk 25 Monte Scorluzzo and Filone dei Moet Walk 26 Goldseeweg Walk 27 Berglhutte Walk 28 Trafoi Waterfalls Walk 29 Tabarettahutte Walk 30 Hintergrathutte Tour Walk 31 Dusseldorferhutte and Kanzel Circuit Walk 32 Madritschjoch and Hintere Schoentaufspitze Walk 33 The Martelltal Glacier Trail Walk 34 Zufritt See and Larchboden Loop Walk 35 Stallwieshof Traverse Walk 36 Pedertal Walk 37 Orgelspitze Walk 38 Soyalm Appendix A Route summary table Appendix B Glossary Appendix C Accommodation Appendix D Useful contacts