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Shorter Walks in the Dolomites (Mountain Walking) (Cicerone Guides) Paperback – 10 Feb 2012

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Product details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Cicerone Press; 2nd Revised edition edition (10 Feb. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1852846585
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852846589
  • Product Dimensions: 11.7 x 1.8 x 17 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 322,856 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Gillian Price lives in Venice, only two hours from the Dolomites. She is steadily exploring all of Italy and bringing its mountain ranges to life in a series of outstanding Cicerone guides. Gillian is an active member of both the Italian Alpine Club and the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild.


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We spent nine nights based in Corvara and walked seven of the routes in this excellent little book.
A look ar the index map in the front of the book shows there to be something of a concentration of routes in the Corvara area so it makes a good base for a first visit.

The author, Gillian Price, grades the walks 1-3 with Grade 1 the least strenuous/exposed etc and Grade 3 the most. We did one afternoon walk Graded 1-2 (Santa Croce Sanctuary) which in my view was overrated, merriting only Grade 1 as a good proportion was on surfaced roads and almost all the height gain was via a chair-lift but this is not to say it was not an interesting walk.

All of the other walks were rated Grade 2, Grade 1-2 or Grade 3. To tell the truth we didn;t find a great deal of difference. Some had exposed sections which were described in the text anyway. All were full on walks with great sections in this most spectacular of walking regions. All the walks provided everything you'd want from a day in the hills (except perhaps solitude).

The walk descriptions were good and generally easy to follow. We had only one occasion where attempts to make what we were seeing fit the description failed somewhat but was quickly remedied by minorly relocating!

The timings given by the author are realistic and relate to moving time only.

Information is given regarding access by public transport but realistically most people will use a car. Since nearly all walks are "circular" this works well.

All in all I thoroughly recommend this guide to walkers contemplating their first visit to the Dolomites. We visited in August, the peak Italian holiday time. Car parks were crowded as were the rifugios. Some sections of some walks had a procession of people but all the walks had much quieter sections, seldom visited. The 1:25,000 scale Tabacco maps are definitely worth having. All the walks we did were contained on Maps 03 & 07.
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Best guide for the Dolomites - easy to follow instructions and lots of good walks outlined in the book. A must buy if you wish to explore the Dolomites and have very good walks described to you as you move through this incredibly beautiful part of the world.
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Perfect companion for a walking trip to the dolomites. Did three different walks and could have done another 20 without any repetition. Good variety of difficulty, location and time. Small enough to carry in a bag. Easy to follow. Would benefit from a bit more on local history/geology.
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We planned a week of walking in the Dolomites. This book was most helpful in making a choise of walks. We only did four of them. All of these walks were well described and it was easy to understand why she had chosen just those walks among all the choises there are. So for any who wants to start discovering this beautiful area the book will be most helpful.
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Nice descriptions. Nice pictures. You read the routes in advance, you do the routes, you recognise all the stuff described and the pictures. Nice overview of the regions.
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Excellent book about the Dolomites. Detailed and good descriptions of lots of nice walks in on of the finest mountains in Europa. If You need only one book, this is it!
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A useful book for an introduction, with clear text and maps. The wide coverage of the whole of the Dolomites means it has to be used selectively of course.
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Found this guide really useful for our recent trip to the dolomites. it gave us some good ideas for walks and the information given was accurate.
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