Trekking Munich To Venice

Autore: John Hayes
Editore: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1783624248
Grandezza: 75,46 MB
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This guidebook describes the 570km (354 mile) Traumpfad or 'Dream Way', an Alpine trek from Munich's Mariënplatz to the Piazza San Marco in Venice. The route is broken into 30 stages of between 5hrs 30mins and 9hrs, graded according to difficulty, with 5 alternative stages and the option to spend a day traversing a section of via ferrata in the Dolomites. Previous experience of Alpine trekking is not necessary as the route is suitable for most able walkers: however, a head for heights is essential. Known as 'Europe's playground', the Alps boast an unrivalled walking infrastructure and breath-taking views of angular peaks, flower-strewn valleys and verdant slopes. Hugely popular with German trekkers but little-known in the English-speaking world, Der Traumpfad revels in this stunning scenery. The route passes through German Bavaria then Austria before entering the Italian Tyrol, taking advantage of the region's extensive network of mountain huts for accommodation en route. With custom-designed mapping and stunning colour photography, the guide has all you need to get the best from your trek. Alongside detailed route descriptions, there is useful practical advice on when to go, what to take and refreshment stops, background information on the region's fascinating history, plants and wildlife and full contact details for over 80 places to stay. The result is an ideal companion to discovering this amazing route, regarded by many German trekkers as 'the hiking experience of a lifetime'.

The Dreaming

Autore: Barbara Wood
Editore: Turner
ISBN: 9781596528604
Grandezza: 21,62 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 4529
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Set in the untamed landscape of mid-nineteenth century Australia, The Dreaming is a rich and potent tale of hidden passion and broken taboo. Australia, 1871—Following her mother's sudden death, Joanna Drury sets sail from India and arrives in Melbourne to claim the property left to her by her mother—and to trace the mysteries of her family's past. From her first steps on shore, Joanna becomes entangled with a lost boy who leads her to the fascinating Hugh Westbrook. She agrees to look after the child in exchange for Hugh's help in finding her inheritance. But she falls deeply in love with Hugh and with life at his sheep station, Merinda. When strange nightmares begin to plague her—the same that tormented her mother—Joanna starts to notice the Aborigines' strange reaction to her. Delving into Australia's past, she discovers the tragic events that have marked her family's destiny and her own life, events that happened long ago in the time the Aborigines call “the Dreaming.” Full of intriguing historical detail, Wood's compelling story brings the clash of immigrant and Aboriginal cultures to stunning life, capturing the danger, mystery, and romance of an emerging country.

In Patagonia

Autore: Bruce Chatwin
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101503140
Grandezza: 79,88 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 3603
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The masterpiece of travel writing that revolutionized the genre and made its author famous overnight An exhilarating look at a place that still retains the exotic mystery of a far-off, unseen land, Bruce Chatwin’s exquisite account of his journey through Patagonia teems with evocative descriptions, remarkable bits of history, and unforgettable anecdotes. Fueled by an unmistakable lust for life and adventure and a singular gift for storytelling, Chatwin treks through “the uttermost part of the earth”—that stretch of land at the southern tip of South America, where bandits were once made welcome—in search of almost-forgotten legends, the descendants of Welsh immigrants, and the log cabin built by Butch Cassidy. An instant classic upon publication in 1977, In Patagonia is a masterpiece that has cast a long shadow upon the literary world. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Trekking In The Dolomites

Autore: Gillian Price
Editore: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1783622881
Grandezza: 32,19 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 7637
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Northern Italy's famous Alta Via long-distance walking routes are spread across the Dolomites, running roughly north to south and reaching as far as the Austrian border. There are six of these routes, and they increase in difficulty: Alta Via 1 has few exposed sections and is suitable for novice alpine trekkers; AV2 is much more challenging, only suitable for experienced alpine trekkers with a good head for heights, while AVs 3-6 have extended via ferrata sections and considerable exposure. AVs 1 and 2 are described in detail in this guidebook. The 120km AV1 is described over 11 day stages; AV2 covers 160km in 13 days and is more strenuous and technical. Overnight stops are at mountain huts or guesthouses. The demanding AV3-6 routes are described in outline. Now a World Heritage Site, the Italian Dolomites make a first-rate trekking destination. There is an excellent network of paths dotted with welcoming 'rifugi' (mountain huts) in stunning locations, and efficient public transport serving key trekking points. Written by an expert in Italian trekking, with information on the fascinating wartime history of the region, plants and wildlife and also practical considerations such as the best time to go, what to take and hut protocol, this guide offers trekkers all the information they need to enjoy the mountains to the full.

Bikes Of Burden

Autore: Hans Kemp
Editore: Visionary World Limited
ISBN: 9789881655714
Grandezza: 41,17 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 182
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It is the motorbike that makes Vietnam tick. In Saigon alone, two million ply the streets. People commute by bike, father take their kids to school by bike, and products find their way to the consumers by motorbike. This title offers a selection of author's finest shots - often taken from the back of one of the self-same bikes. It is the motorbike that makes Vietnam tick. In Saigon alone, two million ply the streets. People commute by bike, father take their kids to school by bike (you'd be surprised how many at a time!), and products find their way to the consumers by

Under The Un Flag

Autore: Hasan Nuhanović
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 59,70 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 1578
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The Adlerweg

Autore: Mike Wells
Editore: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1852846410
Grandezza: 75,82 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 2308
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A new trekking guide to the Adlerweg, or Eagle's Way, right across the Austrian Tyrol, from east to west, from St Johann to St Anton. The route is described in 23 main stages with 6 low-level alternatives and 8 high-level alpine alternatives. Lots of information included about facilities along the route and detailed sketch maps.