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The Alps are a mountain range in western Europe, mostly forming the northern border of Italy with France, Switzerland and Austria.

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What are options for sleeping when doing the Via Alpina in Switzerland?

Disclaimer: Bear in mind this a trip planned for the summer of 2021, where hopefully Covid restrictions will be reduced. A friend of mine will be hiking the whole Via Alpina and I am looking to ...
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List of currently opened cable cars in Switzerland

I am looking for a list which contains all currently opened cable cars in Switzerland. Many cable cars in Switzerland, during autumn, are closed, and checking one by one for their availability is a ...
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Is it safe to drive a Motorhome on the Swiss Alps during Winter? [closed]

We are planning a motor-home trip to Switzerland where the plan is basically to do sightseeing and staying away from crowd cities. I would like to ask if it's safe/doable in general to drive ...
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Does this painting depict the Alps or Rockies?

This painting is oil, old and I've been searching for the location. It would help if this mountain range could be sourced, I could then figure out who the artist might be.
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Accommodation search in Italian Alps

Is there a server that aggregates accommodation offers (not necessarily only) for the Italian Alps? I mean something like Tiscover (which is mostly Austria focused and has very few offers for Italy). ...
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Ski areas rules-of-thumb south, north, east, west slope?

Are there any rules of thumb when choosing a skiing area? I'm looking at google maps and browsing ratings, but are there any rules of thumb such as 'avoid north-oriented slopes' or something? Height, ...
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Are Italian Dolomites different in landscape and experience compared to Austrian Tyrol region?

I'm planning a family trip and we all love the outdoors and moderate hikes. We already have firmed up plans for Switzerland and Paris but unable to choose between Italian Dolomites and Seefeld in ...
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Explore Alps without a car

I intend to visit some cities in the Italian Alps (for ex: Belluno, Bolzano) but my greatest wish is in fact to visit the little villages inside the valleys (Siusi, Funes, and so on). The problem is ...
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Hazards on road trip through Italian Alps

I am planning to spend about a week in Italian Alps in late October. The idea is to hire a 4WD and drive along (ideally) the whole Italian-Swiss border slowly, stopping a lot to "smell the roses" (...
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Dolomites in September end using public transport

I am planning a 4 day trip to Dolomites, 2 days near Cortina d'Ampezzo and 2 days in Val Gardena in September end (25 - 28 Sep). I mainly plan to do these hikes: Lago di Braies, Lago di Sorapis and ...
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Toilet and half-bath in huts in Switzerland Alps

I was looking for renting a hut in the Alps in Switzerland. The problem is that they say they have toilets/half-baths and no provision for a proper shower/bath. So what is the system here? Is it the ...
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Is it possible to get from a major airport to Morzine in the ski season using public transport?

We're planning a ski trip to morzine in the new year but I'd prefer not to rent a car. I could get a transfer but I'm hoping public transport will be more cost effective. So how is the easiest/...
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Uncrowded budget ski resort in the Alps with children which is also good to spend time for non-skiers

We are looking for a skiing resort in Alps to visit in first half of March 2014. Which of them is at the same time uncrowded for mid- and advanced-level skiers, while has enough facilities for non-...
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Online hiking map for Alps

Some time ago I've found a good online map for Alpine hiking trails. It was very similar to Google Maps and had green background. I forgot the address and can't find it in google now. It wasn't ...
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POI databases for France, Spain, Italy [closed]

Planing trip to Europe. Does anybody can share or point KLM/KMZ/GPX or any other format with points of interest of Spain, France, whole region of Alps and Italy.
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What is this mountain next to the Semmering railway called?

There is a mountain next to the Semmering railway in Austria (red rectangle in the image below): Image source What is the name of this mountain? Update 1: I suspect it's called the Pollereswand or ...
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Predicting the snow line in the French Alps [closed]

I'll be trekking in and around the French Alps in the end of April (around the time the snow is melting). A lot of the trails are going to be snowy at this time, especially above 1000m I'm not ...
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Wallpaper picture location - Lake with mountains

There is a Windows 10 lock screen wallpaper that really caught my attention: Does anyone know the location of this picture?
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What will the weather be on Untersberg in August?

I would like to visit Salzburg during the second half of August (after the 15th). I have been there during October and there was quite a bit of snow at the top of Untersberg mountain. What would it be ...
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Hiking routes near Embrun

We arrived in Embrun few days ago and surprisingly we can't find any map of hiking routes. We are surrounded by Alps and we don't know where to start climbing from, what are the expected times of a ...
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Paragliding late afternoon/sunset available in Interlaken, Switzerland (Bernese Alps)?

Of course a crown jewel to any visit to the Alps is ascending the "Top of Europe" via Europe's highest train route, Jungfraujoch. However, I only have one full day in the Interlaken area, and I ...
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Using buses to travel from La Thuile to Aosta in place of defunct rail service

Would skiing travelers be able to return from La Thuile to Pré Saint Didier and board a bus to continue down the valley to Aosta directly? Where is the bus terminal in Pré Saint Didier? Or, does SAVDA'...
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Living costs for a week in Val Thorens skiing?

I am just about to go and charge up my Cash Passport card before I go away for a week to Val Thorens. Backpacking last year I spent about €30-50 a day including my hostel accommodation in France. ...
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Is it possible to find “castaway” accommodation in the Alps?

After watching the last episodes of Breaking Bad, I've had the idea of finding a truly castaway house to stay in for a week or so. Preferably something with electricity, running water and Internet, ...
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Renting a flat or rooms in the Alps area for winter season [closed]

I'm looking for resources to rent a flat or rooms in the Alps area for a season (4 to 5 months). By resources I mean: Renting websites Travel agencies Mobile apps Forums Chat rooms Bulletin boards ...
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Which is the cheapest ski resort in the Alps? [closed]

I'm a total beginner. Where should I go if I want to start skiing at the minimum price? Don't worry if the slopes are bad/small/too easy, if there is snow and it's cheap, that's good. I am only ...
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Skiing in the French Alps - by Van

My brother has a Ford Transit which is spacious and comfortable. Our plan is to drive from London to an as yet undetermined ski resort in the French Alps. We plan to pay for parking in one of the ...
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Skiing in Morzine

I have been to Morzine (Avoriaz) twice during the summer but I am wondering is it possible to ski there in March/April? Morzine is in the East of France near Geneva (Switzerland) in the Alps.
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Day trip to Zugspitze, from Munich

I am planning to visit Munich at the beginning of the next month. I will be staying there three to four days. One of my main attraction is to have a one day trip to Zugspitze. I am interested to know ...
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How would you refer to / search on this Alpine region?

Alpine Locals, noticing the area I have shaded in Photoshop ... I'm totally confused whether that would be the "North Tirol", "southern German Tirol", Oberammergauer, Unterammergau, cis-Austrian-...
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Another scenic pass, near the Stelvio pass

Drivers, the Stelvio pass is a well-known terrific pass to drive, for the scenery and the driving. What's another notable pass within a couple of hours? The only obvious ones to me are the ...
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Travel plan for Interlaken from Lausanne

I am planning to visit Launsanne in this april. I will get only one day off. Is it possible to visit Interlacken in one day and come back to Zurich?
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September/October in the Alps

Is it possible to have trekking in the Alps in September and October? It will be warm enough to do such type of activity? Is there high probability of rain and clouds?
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From Milan to Alps [closed]

I need to spent four days in Milan in September. But during this period I would like to make trekking in Alps. Would you advice several places in Alps for trekking not very far for Milan? What is the ...
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Places in the Alps by sunshine duration

I want to go hiking in the European Alps during the summer (preferred hiking elevation 1000-3000 m). I don't mind the location but I want to have the highest chance of sunny weather. What are the ...
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How to get from Courmayeur to Milano? [duplicate]

I don't speak Italian but I found some connections from Courmayeur to Milano. Option with train is long, uncomfortable (4 changes) and expensive in comparison to one-change bus connection, but I can't ...
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Seeking advice on getting a SIM card in Europe primarily for GPS use

I'm hoping for some advice on getting a SIM card in Europe primarily for GPS use for biking over a couple weeks. I'm planning on buying a GSM sim card on arrival at the airport, which I understand is ...
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Campsite in Zugspitze area

Are there campsites in Zugspitze neighborhood? I am asking about a place where a person can bring its own tent and stay in it for a night and pay not much for that. There is no need for saunas, ...
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Prepaid SIM card for data in Italy [duplicate]

I am looking for a (local) pre-paid data SIM card for my trip to Italy. What matters the most is a price for GB of data only, I don't really need voice calls. Coverage in the Alps should be decent too....
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How can I go to the top of Aiguille du Midi in France?

I want to visit the new Step into the Void glass cube on the top of Aiguille du Midi. Are there any transport such as cable car? How much would it cost?
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Is Mount Pilatus worth visiting in winter?

I'm going to be in Luzern in late February for a couple of days and a friend suggested visiting Mount Pilatus and going up to the summit. He visited in summer and it looked amazing, however is it ...
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How can I reach the Austrian alps by public transport from Vienna?

I'm planning a trip to the Austrian Alps, probably Gesaeuse National Park, or maybe Kalkalpen, leaving from Vienna. Does anyone have any tips on how to get there (the mountains) most easily using ...
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Where can I find hiking maps for the Alps (Grenoble area)?

I'm looking for a good (online) source of hiking maps for the Grenoble area in the Alps. I mean maps that allows you to plan a one- or mult-day trip/hike and that are sufficient during the trip itself....
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How do I get to Alpe d'Huez by public transportation on the race day?

Having studied the Tour de France stage schedule a bit further I now think that the stage ending at Alpe d'Huez on July 18th may be easier to get to then the one ending at Mont Ventoux. It still may ...
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How expensive is parking in Dachstein?

I'm planning to hike in Dachstein this September and I consider getting there by car. Only information that I can't find is the cost of parking somewhere near trail entrance. I'm not looking for exact ...
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Are there signs for Route des Grandes Alpes in Menton, Sospel or anywhere near the end of the route?

I want to take a souvenir photo of a Route des Grandes Alpes road sign. I'll be travelling the route north from Menton. Where is the nearest sign to Menton showing "Route des Grandes Alpes"?