Where to hike in the alps in june?

Jan 27th, 2009, 07:32 AM
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Where to hike in the alps in june?

where shld we stay for a few nights to go walking/hiking in june that has lovely views, greenery and charm? we loved murren/wengen/grindelwald and zermatt in past years. The car-free aspect was great. We need a place where we can walk/hike up, but take cable cars or trains down due to bad knees.
Places i have heard about:
Adelboden? Lenk? Bettmeralp? and Pontresina/St. Moritz?
We are open to going to Austria or the Dolomites.
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Jan 28th, 2009, 01:45 AM
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Hi Alain - There have been several recent threads on hiking in the Dolomites.

Val Gardena makes a good base there - with several lifts up to fine hiking country.

http://www.seiseralm.it/en/discover/active/summer/

http://www.valgardena.it/en/walking-...ng/page50.html

There are organised excursions from the resorts if you prefer to join a group.

If you are interested in more serious hiking, consider the Vie Ferrate.

http://www.planetmountain.com/english/Trekking/ferrate/

http://www.dolomiti.org/dengl/Cortin...ubarea=ampezzo

http://www.dolomiti.org/dengl/Cortin...ate/index.html

http://freespace.virgin.net/paul.ben...lo/routes.html

Hope this helps ...

Steve

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Jan 28th, 2009, 05:52 AM
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You should also consider the areas around Salzburg/Berchtesgaden. Lots of beautiful, well marked trails, many of which are open year round
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Jan 28th, 2009, 06:10 AM
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Steve...I just wanted to drop in and say how much I appreciate your contributions to this forum WRT the Dolomites region. The more research we do for our upcoming trip, the more valuable your posts have been to us. So thanks.
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Jan 28th, 2009, 06:19 AM
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Hey thanks Mr Go - that's nice to know

Steve
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Jan 28th, 2009, 06:34 AM
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Here here !
Steve is a blessing on this forum with his details.
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Jan 28th, 2009, 07:22 AM
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Salzburg area in June? Argh no. On the Northern side of the Alps, June is known as a notoriously rainy month. With the recent changes in climate this rule is not as reliable as it used to be, but anyway, I'd say avoid. Two weeks of non-stop rain is no fun if you plan a hiking holiday. Stay South of the main crest.
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