Walking in Sardinia

50 walks on the Ogliastra coast, Supramonte and Gennergentu mountains


Author: Paddy Dillon

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 184965557X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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This guide to 50 day walks in the mountainous north east of Sardinia, includes a mixture of walks exploring the limestone Ogliastra coast, the Golgo plateau, the barren Supramonte, the wild granite mountains of Genneragentu and Punta La Marmora. Many of the walking routes are tough, involving some scrambling, while other routes are more suited to less experienced walkers. Sardinia's intricate network of paths offer a wide range of challenges and a long, sunny walking season. This guide covers the highest and wildest parts of the island, in an area once proposed for a national park, using both recently waymarked trails and lesser-known shepherd's tracks. The route descriptions are illustrated with the author's own detailed contour mapping and photography and backed up with a glossary of both Sard and Italian words and phrases, as well as detailed information about local public transport services and accommodation services.


63 Selected Coastal and Mountain Walks


Author: Walter Iwersen,Elisabeth van de Wetering

Publisher: Bergverlag Rother GmbH

ISBN: 9783763348008

Category: Sardinia (Italy)

Page: 144

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Walking in Provence - East

Alpes Maritimes, Alpes de Haute-Provence, Mercantour


Author: Janette Norton

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783620978

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 1586

Guidebook to a range of 30 varied, graded day walks in the Alpes Maritimes, Alpes de Haute-Provence and Mercantour regions of Provence. Provence's sunshine and relaxed Mediterranean charm offers the walker a diversity of landscapes - from Mont Mounier in the remote mountains of the north west Mercantour to the spectacular Verdon Gorge, one of many in the region. Lower-level walks in the Alpes Maritimes are also described, nestling inland from the craggy Estérel. None of the routes require special equipment although some of the more challenging routes may be exposed and precipitous. All should be suitable for walkers of average fitness. Routes are described step by step, with clear maps and profiles to help you assess them, along with the standard route summary table at the back of the guide.

Walking in Provence - West

Drôme Provençal, Vaucluse, Var


Author: Janette Norton

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783620943

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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Guidebook to a range of 30 varied, graded day walks in the sunny south-east of France in the Drôme Provençale, the Vaucluse and the Var regions of Provence. Provence's lower western regions offer wonderful walking - the vineyards, lavender fields and rolling hills of the Drôme Provençale, the historic old towns and castles set in the river valleys and gorges of Vaucluse and low sheltered valleys and craggy ridges on the Sainte-Baume massif in the Var. There are charming bases from which to explore the regions, including Nyons, Apt and Aix-en-Provence. None of the routes require special equipment although some may be a little exposed. All should be suitable for walkers of average fitness. Routes are described step by step, with clear maps and profiles to help you assess them, along with the standard route summary table at the back of the guide.

The Wye Valley Walk

From Chepstow to Plynlimon


Author: The Wye Valley Walk Partnership

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849658358

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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Official guidebook to the Wye Valley Walk. Following the River Wye for 136 miles from the mouth of the river at Chepstow to the slopes of Plynlimon in Powys, the Wye Valley offers a perfect mix of river and hill walking. Devised by the Wye Valley Walk Partnership, the walk takes up to two weeks to complete, and enjoys the superb scenery of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Illustrated with colour photographs and OS map extracts, and also includes a Wye Valley Walk passport, for walkers to collect stamps along the route for a permanent record of their journey. The Way offers a perfect mix of river and hill walking as it follows the River Wye. The walk leads through a dramatic limestone gorge, dense woodland beneath limestone crags and past peaceful river meadows in some of the most superb scenery in the heart of the Wye Valley.

The Rough Guide to Sardinia


Author: Robert Andrews

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781843532378

Category: Travel

Page: 396

View: 9662

'The Rough Guide to Sardinia' is the essential handbook to one of the Mediterranean’s most intriguing islands. Features include - Full-colour section introducing Sardinia’s highlights; Informative accounts of all the sights, from the evocative prehistoric ruins of the nuraghi to Alghero’s old Spanish centre and the lively capital, Cágliari; Up-to-date reviews of the best places to eat, drink and sleep for every budget; Practical advice on exploring the island, including touring the rugged southern coastline and mountain hiking; Comprehensive coverage of Sardinia’s history, culture, art and festivals; Maps and plans for every area.


Car Tours and Walks


Author: Andreas Stieglitz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781856914734


Page: 136

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Sardinia, the second largest island in the Mediterranean, is a countryside lover's paradise. Touring Sardinia by car, you quickly leave all traces of tourism behind: the six car tours cover about 1600km (1000 miles). The tours are arranged in such a way that they can be combined, allowing you to tour round the whole island. As you tour, explore on foot: walking in Sardinia, crushing the fragrant Mediterranean macchia underfoot, will give you the real flavour of the island. Its scenic diversity ranges from rough and primeval landscapes to gentle golden sand dunes, from scorching rocky plateaux and windswept plains reminiscent of Africa to rolling hills with lush pastures and dense brushwood, from towering mountains cloaked in fine oak woods to a turquoise sea that touches the rocky coast. Colorful rock roses and an extravaganza of wild flowers flourish in spring. 6 car tours (with accompanying touring maps), 37 long and short walks (each with 1:50,000 topo map), 16 picnic suggestions. Plans of Cagliari and Sassari. Free online update service with specific route change information on Sunflower Books? website, maintained daily.

The Blue Zones Solution

Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People


Author: Dan Buettner

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426211937

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 4161

In this groundbreaking book, Dan Buettner reveals how to transform your health using smart eating and lifestyle habits gleaned from new research on the diets, eating habits, and lifestyle practices of the communities he's identified as "Blue Zones"—those places with the world's longest-lived, and thus healthiest, people, including locations such as Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula; Ikaria, Greece; and Loma Linda, California. With the audacious belief that the lifestyles of the world's Blue Zones could be adapted and replicated in towns across North America, Buettner launched the largest preventive health care project in the United States, The Blue Zones City Makeovers, which has impacted the health of millions of Americans since 2009. In The Blue Zones Solution, readers can be inspired by the specific stories of the people, foods, and routines of our healthy elders; understand the role community, family, and naturally healthy habits can play in improving our diet and health; and learn the exact foods—including the 50 superfoods of longevity and dozens of recipes adapted for Western tastes and markets—that offer delicious ways to eat your way to optimum health. Throughout the book are lifestyle recommendations, checklists, and stories to help you create your own personal Blue Zones solution. Readers will learn and apply the 80/20 rule, the plant slant diet, social aspects of eating that lead to weight loss and great health naturally, cultivating your "tribe" of friends and family, and your greater purpose as part of your daily routine. Filled with moving personal stories, delicious recipes, checklists, and useful tips that will transform any home into a miniature blue zone, The Blue Zones Solution is the ultimate blueprint for a healthy, happy life. From the Hardcover edition.

Rough Guide Sardinia


Author: Robert Andrews

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1409351319

Category: Travel

Page: 344

View: 1749

Now available in ePub format. The full color Rough Guide to Sardinia is the ultimate travel guide to one of the Mediterranean's most fascinating islands. Discover Sardinia's highlights with stunning photography, color-coded maps, and more listings and information than ever before. You'll find detailed practical advice on what to see and do in Sardinia, from museums and archaeological sites to mountain hikes and beaches, as well as up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels, bars, and restaurants for all budgets. The guidebook covers, at length, the major festivals, explores Sardinia's checkered history and rich archaeology, and features lesser-known aspects of the island, such as its industrial heritage, literature, handicrafts, culinary quirks, and trekking opportunities. Packed with practical advice, suggested itineraries, and "top 5" sidebars, The Rough Guide to Sardinia will help you make the most of your time on this stunning island.