Hiking ideas - early October

Apr 17th, 2008, 07:17 AM
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Hiking ideas - early October

I'm planning to travel, alone, to Europe in early October for a 2-week retreat/hiking trip. I would prefer to stay in one place for the entire visit. I have hiked in a number of areas of Europe, but I would love to hear from all of you about any special destinations that would be pleasant at this time of the year. I was looking at returning to Wengen (Bernese Oberland), but many hotels close at the end of September. What about the Pyrenees? Any other ideas?
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Apr 17th, 2008, 07:56 AM
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Hi Schrink - How about the Dolomites?

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Apr 17th, 2008, 08:06 AM
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Not a million miles from the suggestions so far, the Tirol in Austria? Or, if you want something a little less mountainous, the Highlands of Scotland or the Yorkshire Dales? The weather can be delightful in late summer/early autumn.
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Apr 17th, 2008, 10:49 AM
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cinque terre in italy.
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Apr 17th, 2008, 12:10 PM
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Luberon (Provence), France

Isle of Skye (or the highlands in general), Scotland

Iceland (we had a great trip in October of last year)... you'll have the whole country to yourself (if you don't mind some iffy weather).
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Apr 17th, 2008, 04:41 PM
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Thanks for your sugggestions so far. Anyone else? Suggestions for specific towns and/or hotels?
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Apr 17th, 2008, 04:59 PM
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Your second post answered my question which was whether you like to day-hike and stay in hotels.

There are numerous trails throughout the Sorrentine Peninsula and in the hills above the Amalfi Coast towns. Bus service connects the towns on the coastal road. Look at this website for a description of the most well-known path:


The book mentioned at the end of the page is excellent. If you go, try to check with one of the Tourist Info Offices as to the condition of the trails you want to walk. There are also many companies offering guided treks. Just Google "Path of the Gods, Amalfi Coast."
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Apr 18th, 2008, 01:35 AM
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Canary Islands. La Palma and/or La Gomera. Superb walking.
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Apr 18th, 2008, 02:49 AM
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If you're looking for better weather I'd second Jean's suggestion of the Amalfi Coast

Or ... Madeira?

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Apr 18th, 2008, 03:29 AM
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Les Calanques between Marseille & Cassis, walks on the rocky paths along the mediterranean.

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Apr 18th, 2008, 10:56 AM
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What about the area near Salzburg, Austria? Never been...
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Apr 18th, 2008, 11:18 AM
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Hi schrink; We are staying in Prades in southern France. Prades is at the foot of Mount Canigou where you can walk for a day or days. Our b&b is castellrose-prades.com ENJOY Iris
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How about the National Park of the Abruzzo? (Italy). It is less than 90 minutes out of Rome and a ahlf hour from the Adriatic Coast. They have a terrific website that describes all the walks using one base.

We really enjoyed this area and walked right up until mid-November without feeling chilled.
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Apr 18th, 2008, 01:24 PM
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Hi schrink,
By Salzburg... try the Berchtesgaden area. Although we're not hikers, the scenery is outstanding!
We stayed in Ramsau, by Berchtesgaden, twice recently.



We stayed twice at, and can HIGHLY recommend:


I also like Steve_James' idea of the Dolomites.

We have recent pics of these areas at:



Hope this helps.


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Apr 18th, 2008, 02:12 PM
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Thanks, everyone, I have decided on Austria, and will post separately about this.
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