Trekking The Karnischer Höhenweg


EAN: 9781852849429
Editorial: Cicerone
22.00 € /ud

ISBN: 978-1-85284-942-9
Encuadernación: Tapa blanda
Edición: 1
Número de páginas: 160
Tamaño: 17 x 11


Guidebook to the Karnischer Höhenweg, a 170km high-altitude trek along the border between Austria and Italy. The route is presented in 8 day stages of between 6hrs 30mins and 9hrs walking, with suggestions for making a longer itinerary (up to 2 weeks) and variant routes. Following a high Alpine trail along the main ridge of the Carnic Alps, the route is clearly waymarked and requires a reasonable level of fitness, a sense of adventure and a head for heights, but no special equipment or technical expertise. It can only be walked in the summer between mid-July and the end of September. The Karnischer Höhenweg is a beautiful high Alpine trail above the tree line, with amazing views of the Dolomites to the south and Hohe Tauern to the north. Also known as the Friedensweg ('Peace Trail'), it follows the First World War front line and reminders of the conflict are everywhere. The Carnic Alps have a unique history and geology and are the location of some of world's most important geological sites. Maps and route descriptions are accompanied by information about points of interest encountered, while background notes give advice on travel, budget, equipment and planning, as well as the history, geology and wildlife of the area.