Tour Du Mont Blanc: Trail Guide with 50 Large-Scale Maps and Guides to 12 Towns and Villages Including Chamonix, Courmayeur and Argentière (Paperback)

Tour Du Mont Blanc: Trail Guide with 50 Large-Scale Maps and Guides to 12 Towns and Villages Including Chamonix, Courmayeur and Argentière By Jim Manthorpe Cover Image
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Description


At 4810m (15,781ft), Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in western Europe, and one of the most famous mountains in the world. The trail (105 miles, 168km) that circumnavigates the massif, passing through France, Italy and Switzerland, is the most popular long distance walk in Europe.

62 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 Balmat

Full public transport information - for all access points

Climbing Mont Blanc - practical information, guides, the route to the top

About the Author


Jim Manthorpe is a wildlife cameraman and writer. He has written and updated dozens of Trailblazer guidebooks over the years, from Ladakh to Canada. But it is the Highlands, where he is based, that he spends most of his time in. He has a particular love for wild places and wildlife and has filmed eagles, otters and orcas for various BBC shows including Springwatch. He is also the author of the Scottish Highlands Hillwalking Guide, South Downs Way, Pembrokeshire Coast Path and Tour du Mont Blanc - all from Trailblazer.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781912716364
ISBN-10: 1912716364
Publisher: Trailblazer Publications
Publication Date: December 19th, 2023
Pages: 220
Language: English