The Danube Cycleway

This guide to the Danube Cycle Way, from Donaueschingen in Bavaria to Budapest, covers 1350km and provides all the route finding and accommodation information necessary to complete the route along the great river in Bavaria, Austria and ...

Author: Mike Wells

Publisher: Cicerone PressLtd

ISBN: 9781852847227

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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The first in a two-volume set, this guide describes the first half of a long-distance cycle route that follows the entire course of the Danube, Europe's second longest river. This book covers the first 1270km of the 2900km entire course of the river, from its source in southern Germany's Black Forest to the vibrant city of Budapest. Leading through Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary, the route visits spectacular gorges, hilltop castles, vineyard-clad hillsides and medieval towns. The route's highlights are in the three great imperial cities of Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest, where majestic royal palaces, soaring cathedrals and world-famous museums and galleries await. Suitable for all levels of cyclist, on all types of bike, the route is on a gentle downhill gradient, is mostly off-road and uses well-surfaced and dedicated cycle tracks or quiet country roads. With guidance on the plentiful accommodation and places to stop for food and drink en route.

The Danube Cycleway Volume 1

This guide describes the first 1269km of the cycle route that follows the Danube river from its source in the Black Forest to Budapest.

Author: Mike Wells

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783621265

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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This guide describes the first 1269km of the cycle route that follows the Danube river from its source in the Black Forest to Budapest. Leading through Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary, the route visits spectacular gorges, hilltop castles, vineyard-clad hillsides and medieval towns. The route mostly follows part of the EuroVelo route 6 (EV6). This guide breaks the route into 29 stages, averaging under 44km per stage. A fit cyclist, cycling an average of 90km per day should be able to complete the route in a fortnight. Suitable for all levels of cyclist, on all types of bike, the route is on a gentle downhill gradient, is mostly off-road and uses well-surfaced and dedicated cycle tracks or quiet country roads. You can break the journey at almost any point as there are many places to stay along the way, varying from youth hostels through to B&B's, guest houses and hotels. The route's highlights include the great imperial cities of Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest, with their palaces, cathedrals, museums and galleries.

The Danube Cycleway Volume 2

This guide describes the second part of the Danube Cycle route, a 1717km cycle ride following the lower part of the Danube from the Hungarian capital of Budapest through Hungary, Croatia, Serbia and Romania to the river's delta on the ...

Author: Mike Wells

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783623136

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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This guide describes the second part of the Danube Cycle route, a 1717km cycle ride following the lower part of the Danube from the Hungarian capital of Budapest through Hungary, Croatia, Serbia and Romania to the river's delta on the shores of the Black Sea. The cycling is generally level with a few gentle gradients, mostly on quiet country roads or riverside flood dykes. The 32 stages vary from 30-100km, with some longer excursions and surfaces are mostly asphalt and in good condition, suitable for hybrid or touring cycles. Cycling infrastructure is generally good in Hungary, Croatia and Serbia. In Romania, where there is no waymarking and often long distances between places to sleep and eat, this guidebook gives a detailed route description, maps for each stage at a cycle-friendly a scale of approximately 1:150,000 and a listing of all places offering accommodation. Off-route excursions enable short visits to be made to Bulgaria, Moldova, Ukraine and the Danube delta.

Via Ferratas of the Italian Dolomites Volume 1

... The Loire Cycle Route The Moselle Cycle Route The River Rhone Cycle Route ... in the Black Forest The Danube Cycleway Volume 1 The Rhine Cycle Route The.

Author: James Rushforth

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 178362566X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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This guidebook presents 75 via ferrata routes in the stunning Italian Dolomites. Part of a 2-volume set, this book covers Val di Fassa/Canazei, Selva, Badia/La Villa, Covara, Arabba, Falzarego, Cortina, Misurina, Sesto and Auronzo in the northern, central and eastern Dolomites. Routes are graded by technical difficulty and seriousness and there are comprehensive route descriptions accompanied by access notes, maps and topos. A wide range of grades, lengths and styles, from routes for novices to difficult and technical climbs are covered. Stunning photography completes this inspirational guide to some of the most breathtaking via ferrata routes in the world. The Italian Dolomites boast some of the most magnificent mountain scenery on the planet and some of the most iconic. Soaring rocky spires and jagged ridgelines are interspersed with gentle valleys and idyllic mountain villages. The Dolomites are also home to the world's greatest concentration of via ferratas - mountain routes or climbs that are protected by a series of cables, metal rungs, pegs and ladders.

The Swiss Alpine Pass Route Via Alpina Route 1

... in Slovenia The Danube Cycleway Volume 1 The Danube Cycleway Volume 2 The Grand Traverse of the Massif Central The Loire Cycle Route The Moselle Cycle ...

Author: Kev Reynolds

Publisher: Cicerone Press

ISBN: 1783625031

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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This guidebook presents the stunning Alpine Pass Route, now fully waymarked as Via Alpina 1. The 360km trail traverses Switzerland from east to west, from Sargans near the Liechtenstein border to Montreux on Lac Leman (Lake Geneva). Crossing sixteen Alpine passes, it showcases some of the country's most breathtaking mountain landscapes, boasting views of iconic peaks such as the Wetterhorn, Eiger, Jungfrau and Les Diablerets. The route is suitable for those with some experience of Alpine trekking: it amasses over 20,000m of ascent and involves some steep sections. It can be completed in 2-3 weeks, although it is also possible to walk shorter sections; alternatively postbus, cable-car and rail connections could be used to allow for a tighter schedule. The route is presented in 18 stages, each featuring step-by-step route description accompanied by 1:100,000 mapping, route profiles and notes on transport, accommodation and facilities. In addition, a 26km prologue in Liechtenstein and an alternative finish following the old course of the Alpine Pass Route via Gsteig are also described. Accommodation options range from mountain huts to hotels and inns, with camping available at a number of licensed sites along the route.

The Lancashire Cycleway

... Mountain Biking in Slovenia The Danube Cycleway Volume 1 The Danube Cycleway Volume 2 The Grand Traverse of the Massif Central The Loire Cycle Route The ...

Author: Jon Sparks

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783624523

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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The 265 mile (425km) Lancashire Cycleway showcases the idyllic scenery of England's historic Red Rose County. Comprising of two distinct loops that intersect at Whalley in the Ribble Valley, the Northern Loop contrasts the quiet lanes and peaceful countryside of northwestern Lancashire with the thrill of the open moors of the Forest of Bowland AONB; the Southern weaves its way between the villages and towns in the south of the county, an area rich in social history. Easily accessible from the region's rail network, the route - which is all on-road - can be cycled either as a tour or a series of day rides. This guidebook presents the Lancashire Cycleway in 11 stages of 16.5 - 30.9 miles (26.6 - 49.7km), plus two short connections to link the loops to the major regional stations at Lancaster and Wigan, as well as 17 varied day rides for those wishing to explore the county further. Detailed route description and 1:100,000 mapping is presented alongside a wealth of information on local points of interest and facilities, and the magnificent colour photography offers a small taste of what the routes have to offer. The guide also includes useful advice for those new to cycling or cycle touring.

Alpine Ski Mountaineering Vol 2 Central and Eastern Alps

... in Slovenia The Danube Cycleway Volume 1 The Danube Cycleway Volume 2 The Grand Traverse of the Massif Central The Moselle Cycle Route The Rhine Cycle ...

Author: Bill O'Connor

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849657432

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Some of the finest ski tours of the central and eastern Alps are described in this guidebook. It includes hut-to-hut tours that explore the Bernese, Urner, Albula and Bernina Alps of Switzerland, as well as classic tours through the Silvretta, Otztal, Stubai and Ortler regions of Austria and Italy. The European Alps offer some of the best and most accessible ski mountaineering in the world. A combination of magnificent and varied terrain, an enviable snow record, excellent public transport, unrivalled hut system and long ski season make them a focus for mountaineers and skiers throughout the world. Volume 1 of this two-volume series on Alpine ski mountaineering covers the Western Alps.

The River Rhone Cycle Route

... Loire The Danube Cycleway Volume 1 The Danube Cycleway Volume 2 The Grand Traverse of the Massif Central The Moselle Cycle Route The Rhine Cycle Route ...

Author: Mike Wells

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783624043

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Guidebook to The River Rhone Cycle Route, an 895km bicycle ride starting high in the Alps of central Switzerland and finishing at the Mediterranean Sea, near Marseille. The route - which is mostly downhill - is divided into 20 stages (averaging 45km per stage) and can be completed by most cyclists in 12-14 days. The described route uses two waymarked national cycle trails: the Swiss R1 Rhone Route and the French ViaRhona, which together have been adopted by the ECF (European Cyclists' Federation) as EuroVelo route EV17. The guide provides detailed route descriptions and 1:150,000 mapping for each stage, together with plenty of practical advice such as preparing for the journey, transport options there and back, what to take, accommodation en route and more. A Swiss/French glossary is also included.

Suffolk Coast and Heath Walks

... Book 2: North Lakeland Short Walks in Lakeland Book 3: West Lakeland The ... in Slovenia The Danube Cycleway Volume 1 The Danube Cycleway Volume 2 ...

Author: Laurence Mitchell

Publisher: Cicerone Press

ISBN: 1783624574

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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The three long-distance walks described in this book - the Suffolk Coast Path, the Stour and Orwell Walk and the Sandlings Walk - link together to provide a comprehensive and varied circuit of the entire Suffolk Heritage Coast. The Suffolk Coast Path stretches along the coast between Lowestoft and Landguard Fort, close to Felixstowe in the south, a total distance of 60 miles (97km) depending on whether beach walking or inland options are followed. The Stour and Orwell Walk continues where the Suffolk Coast Path ends, starting at Landguard Point threading for 40 mile (64km) around the estuaries of the Stour and Orwell rivers to finish at Cattawade, close to the Essex border. The Sandlings Walk (59 miles/94.5km) explores the heathland region that lies immediately inland from the Suffolk coast. With the exception of the first stage, between Ipswich and Woodbridge, the route of the Sandlings Walk lies entirely within the confines of the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB. With a unique landscape of cliffs, marshes, dunes and shingle beaches, and rare plants and birdlife galore, there is much to attract anyone seeking interesting day walks or longer multi-day itineraries.

The Book of the Bothy

... Loire The Danube Cycleway Volume 1 The Danube Cycleway Volume 2 The Grand Traverse of the Massif Central The Moselle Cycle Route The Rhine Cycle Route ...

Author: Phoebe Smith

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783622245

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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An introduction to some of the best bothies in the UK. Featuring 26 selected bothies, the author shares her memories of using these free 'stone tents' in some of the country's wildest and most remote locations. Alongside notes on legends and landscape, wildlife and history, the book is full of expert guidance and tips on how to make use of bothies, from packing lists to bothy etiquette and the best walking routes in. Inspiring and fun, the book showcases bothies in Snowdonia, the Brecon Beacons, Lake District, Pennines, the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, and Northumberland, and is a personal celebration of the world of bothying. Hidden away in the hills and mountains of England, Scotland and Wales - for years known only to a lucky few - is a network of huts, cottages and shelters. Completely free to use, these secretive refuges can be life-savers, quick stops and destinations in themselves. The network of British bothies is cared for by the Mountain Bothies Association, and day-to-day by the walkers, climbers and mountain lovers who rest there.

Trekking the Giants Trail Alta Via 1 Through the Italian Pennine Alps

Vol 2 England The National Trails The UK's County Tops Three Peaks, ... the Black Forest The Danube Cycleway Vol 1 The Rhine Cycle Route The Westweg Walking ...

Author: Andy Hodges

Publisher:

ISBN: 1783628073

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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Guidebook to trekking Italy's Alta Via 1 - a 180km trail through the Italian Alps, following the northern flank of the Aosta Valley from Donnas to Courmayeur. Nicknamed the Giants' Trail, the route offers fantastic views of the Alpine giants: Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa. With travel advice and accommodation listings.

Walking in the Drakensberg

... in Slovenia The Danube Cycleway Volume 1 The Danube Cycleway Volume 2 The Grand Traverse of the Massif Central The Loire Cycle Route The Moselle Cycle ...

Author: Jeff Williams

Publisher: Cicerone Press

ISBN: 178362485X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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A guidebook to the Maloti-Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site. The book describes 75 day walks of between 1km and 26km long, in Royal Natal National Park, Cathedral Peak, Monk's Cowl, Injisuthi, Giant's Castle, Highmoor, Kamberg, Lotheni, the Himeville and Underberg districts, plus Bushman's Nek. Graded from easy to strenuous, the walks take in the spectacular natural beauty of the area. Written by a qualified Safari Guide, this book covers 11 areas of the Maloti-Drakensberg Park. It combines clear route descriptions and maps with inspirational photographs, alongside lots of information about local wildlife and the facilities available in each area covered. This range of huge peaks, towering basalt cliffs, massive sandstone outcrops and deep gorges forms the core of an area of unlimited potential for walkers, until recently little known outside South Africa. The area has a unique geological structure and a fascinating history as well as a large variety of antelope and other mammals and a regular bird list of over 200 species.

Walking in the Haute Savoie South

... in Slovenia The Danube Cycleway Volume 1 The Danube Cycleway Volume 2 The Grand Traverse of the Massif Central The Loire Cycle Route The Moselle Cycle ...

Author: Janette Norton

Publisher: Cicerone Press

ISBN: 1783625120

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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A guidebook of walks in the lovely Haute Savoie mountains of France. This guide describes 30 circular routes of between 7 and 20km, based around Annecy, La Clusaz, Grand Bornand, Plateau d'Assy, Samoëns, Sixt, Sallanches, Thônes, la Roche-sur-Foron. Graded from easy to difficult, there are walks to suit most abilities, but a few have some exposed sections and need a head for heights. The guidebook is divided into 6 areas covering the Arve Valley, the Haut Giffre valley, the Chaîne des Aravis, Plateau de la Borne and Lake Annecy. Alongside a detailed route description and map, each walk has a summary of all you need to know before you set out. There is advice on travel, accommodation and equipment, as well as information about local wildlife and Savoyard food and drink, and a glossary of useful French words. Visitors flock to the Chamonix area and the Mont Blanc range, but that is only part of what the Haute Savoie has to offer. With stunning views of high mountains as well as lower peaks to enjoy, the walks in this guide will show you a quieter, less busy side to this outstandingly beautiful area. A companion volume, Walking in Haute Savoie: North, is also available (ISBN: 781852848101)

Via Ferratas of the Italian Dolomites Vol 2

... the River Loire The Danube Cycleway The Danube Cycleway Volume 1 The Grand Traverse of the Massif Central The Moselle Cycle Route The Rhine Cycle Route ...

Author: Graham Fletcher

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849653631

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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Guidebook to the via ferrata routes of the southern Italian Dolomites. This guide covers via ferrata routes in the major mountain ranges of Civetta, Schiara and Pala as well as those to the west in the Brenta. A significant addition (and, as far as we are aware, not previously published in any English language guidebook) is the inclusion of routes around the northern end of Lake Garda and the Piccole Dolomites north of Vicenza. Here the mountains are generally lower and you can enjoy ferrata climbing over a much extended season, with some routes accessible for most of the year. This is the second in a series of two guidebooks to the via ferratas of the Italian Dolomites. (Volume One covers the eastern, northern and central areas of the Dolomites, while Volume Two completes the picture, focusing on the southern, Brenta and Lake Garda areas.)

The Cleveland Way and the Yorkshire Wolds Way

... Loire The Danube Cycleway Volume 1 The Danube Cycleway Volume 2 The Grand Traverse of the Massif Central The Moselle Cycle Route The Rhine Cycle Route ...

Author: Paddy Dillon

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783623721

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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Guidebook to the Cleveland Way and Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trails, plus the Tabular Hills Walk link route. The guidebook also contains a 1:25,000 scale OS route map booklet of the Cleveland Way. The Cleveland Way National Trail, described in seven day stages, is a fine 177km (110 miles) walk around the North York Moors National Park from Helmsley to Filey. The Yorkshire Wolds Way is one of the quietest of Britain's National Trails and wanders for 130km (80 miles) through gentle, cultivated and sparsely populated countryside. Described here in nine day stages, from Hessle near Hull to Filey, it links end-to-end with the Cleveland Way on the coast. Also described is the three-day, 80km (50 mile) Tabular Hills Walk, a Regional Trail that allows walkers to close the loop of the Cleveland Way and transform it into an enormous circular walk. The guidebook comes with a separate map booklet of 1:25,000 scale OS maps showing the full route of the Cleveland Way. The clear step-by-step route description links together with the map booklet at each stage along the Way, and the compact format is conveniently sized for slipping into a jacket pocket or the top of a rucksack.

The Ridgeway National Trail

... in Slovenia The Danube Cycleway Volume 1 The Danube Cycleway Volume 2 The Grand Traverse of the Massif Central The Moselle Cycle Route The Rhine Cycle ...

Author: Steve Davison

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783624140

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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This guidebook - which includes both a guide to the route and a separate OS map booklet - describes the Ridgeway National Trail, an 87 mile (139km) route through southern England from Avebury in Wiltshire to Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire. Typically walked in 6 or 8 days, this is a low-level waymarked route suitable for all abilities and for year round walking. The guidebook details the trail in both directions, west to east and east to west (the main description is west to east). Step-by-step route descriptions are accompanied by 1:100,000 OS mapping and a separate OS 1:25,000 map booklet showing the entire route is included. Packed with details on points of interest and a trek planner giving at-a-glance information about facilities, public transport and accommodation available along the way, this book is an indispensable guide to walking this national trail. Following a ridge of chalk hills through the Chiltern Hills AONB and North Wessex Downs AONB, the Ridgeway takes walkers through five counties and five thousand years of history. It offers a scenic and fascinating journey through our ancient and more recent past, visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Avebury's Neolithic stone circle and the famous Uffington White Horse, and includes excursions to picturesque villages, thatched cottages and cosy pubs.

The Loire Cycle Route

... including to many of the places visited in this book. ... The Adlerweg The Rhine Cycle Route The Moselle Cycle Route The Danube Cycleway Volume 1 The ...

Author: Mike Wells

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783624892

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 182

The 1052km Loire cycle route starts at the source of the Loire in the Massif Central mountains of central France and finishes at the Atlantic opposite St Nazaire. It descends past extinct volcanoes, crater lakes and deep gorges before joining EuroVelo route 6 and the fully waymarked Loire a Velo, France's most popular cycle trail. Following the river downstream in 26 stages, the route is generally downhill or level often on dedicated traffic-free cycle tracks. Packed with a wealth of useful information - from practical planning advice to fascinating insights about the river and its surroundings - the guidebook features detailed route descriptions and informative mapping. Details of facilities and places to stay, and a French glossary are included. The route goes through the heart of France as the Loire becomes the royal river, bounded by extravagant chateaux, fields of Charolais cattle and vineyards. It passes through historic cities like Orleans and Tours, continuing past Angers and France's fourth largest city Nantes.

Walking in the Dolomites

... in Slovenia The Danube Cycleway Volume 1 The Danube Cycleway Volume 2 The Grand Traverse of the Massif Central The Loire Cycle Route The Moselle Cycle ...

Author: Gillian Price

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783624426

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 664

This guidebook describes 25 hut-to-hut treks in the Dolomites of northern Italy, covering 15 regions including Cortina, Sella, Sesto, Marmolada and Latemar. Ranging from 11.3km to 40.8km and from two to four days, the graded routes are suitable for walkers with a reasonable level of fitness and experience of mountain terrain, and some feature exposed sections which demand a good head for heights. This edition includes a number of treks in less frequently visited rugged districts, as well as the more popular trips, all of which take advantage of the region's network of mountain refuges and efficient public transport system, with the majority of routes accessible by public bus. Detailed route description is presented alongside mapping and stunning colour photography and the guide also suggests alternative access and exit routes, and options for linking routes to create a longer trek. There is plenty of advice to help make the most of a trip as well as background information on the region's geology, plants and wildlife and local cuisine. The Dolomites - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - are characterised by striking volcanic and sedimentary rock formations. Walking is an ideal way to discover this breathtaking landscape of angular peaks, towering pinnacles and jagged ridges, and the carefully chosen routes in this guide will exhilarate, challenge and inspire.

The Book of the Bivvy

... Gower Walking the Shropshire Way EASTERN EUROPE The Danube Cycleway Vol 2 ... Map Booklets: Vol 1: Minehead to St Ives Vol 2: St Ives to Plymouth Vol 3: ...

Author: Ronald Turnbull

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783628677

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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They are the best of nights, they are the worst of nights? Bivvying offers a chance to experience a whole new level of immersion in the outdoors, with just a lightweight bag between you and the elements. The Book of the Bivvy provides an informed, humorous, instructive, wry insight into the world of the bivouac, drawing upon Ronald Turnbull's own extensive experience. The book is a half-and-half mix of how to do it and why to do it (or how not to do it and why not to do it). Accounts of bivvybag nights and expeditions, both nice and nasty, are interspersed with practical tips about types of membrane, sites, techniques and minimalist kit. There are stories and anecdotes from all over the UK, plus a few from abroad. The rich and colourful history of the bivvy is also explored in Ronald's own inimitable style, with descriptions of how Diogenes (the Cynic) bivvied under timber and how the Eigerwand was climbed only through improved bivvying technique. The Book of the Bivvy is a celebration of 'back-to-basic' camping, the perfect antidote to our fast-paced, comfort-based modern life. Honest and entertaining, there is every chance it will inspire you to find a remote hilltop, roll out your bag and watch the sunset.

The Skye Trail

... Loire The Danube Cycleway Volume 1 The Danube Cycleway Volume 2 The Grand Traverse of the Massif Central The Moselle Cycle Route The Rhine Cycle Route ...

Author: Helen Webster

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783624078

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 112

View: 807

This guidebook describes the challenging 80-mile (128km) Skye Trail, a week-long trek across the magical Isle of Skye, the largest island in Scotland's Inner Hebrides. As yet unwaymarked, the route demands navigational skill, fitness and self-reliance and is therefore suitable for experienced backpackers and mountain walkers. The trail is presented in 7 stages of between 7 (11.5km) and 18 miles (28.5km), plus an alternative stage to include an ascent of Bla Bheinn. Alongside detailed route description, 1:50,000 OS mapping and stunning photography, the guide provides a wealth of information about Skye's rich history, culture, literature, geology, wildlife and plants, as well as practical advice such as when to go, what to take and where to stay. Blending information with inspiration, the result is an ideal companion to trekking this magnificent route. From the headland of Rubha Hunish, through Portree to Broadford, the Skye Trail provides the walker with a tour of Skye's most iconic landforms - including the Quiraing, the Old Man of Storr and the Cuillin - as well as of its turbulent history, from Iron Age forts to the ruins of Clearance villages. Whether making use of island hospitality or opting for the freedom of a tent, completing the continuous route represents a real challenge and a fitting match for the epic landscapes found on Skye.