Tour Du Mont Blanc: Includes 50 Large-Scale Walking Maps & Guides to 12 Towns and Villages - Planning, Places to Stay, Places to Eat (Paperback)
At 15,781ft, Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in western Europe. All-in-one hiking route guide, maps and accommodations for the trail (105 miles, 168km) that circumnavigates the massif. Passing through France, Italy and Switzerland, is the most popular long distance walk in Europe. Includes 50 large-scale walking maps; 12 town maps and 2 overview maps. Full details of all accommodations and campsites, restaurants and inns; plus full public transport information. Includes day-walks.This guide includes: 60 maps - 12 town and village plans and 50 large-scale walking maps - at 1:20,000 - showing route times, gradients, where to stay, interesting features Itineraries for all walkers - whether walking the 105 mile (168km) route in its entirety, or sampling the highlights on day walks and short breaks Practical information for all budgets - where to stay (campsites, g tes, hostels, B&Bs, lodges and hotels), where to eat, what to see Comprehensive background information - the Alps, flora and fauna, the history of mountaineering and trekking in the region and the conquest of Mont Blanc in 1786 by Bourrit and BalmatTown guides to Chamonix, Courmayeur and ArgentiereFull public transport information - for all access points Climbing Mont Blanc - practical information, guides, the route to the top.
Jim Manthorpe has trekked in many of the world's mountainous regions from Patagonia to the Himalaya and Scandinavia to the Canadian Rockies. He is the author of four other Trailblazer guidebooks: Great Glen Way, South Downs Way, Pembrokeshire Coast Path and Scottish Highlands Hillwalking Guides. He has also researched and updated numerous other Trailblazer titles. Jim lives on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands and now works as a wildlife cameraman and film-maker. He has a particular love for wild places and wildlife and has filmed eagles, otters and orcas for various BBC shows including Springwatch.