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All about walking and hiking in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Northern Italy. A fresh perspective on well-trodden trails, and an inspiring look at undiscovered corners.

Are you planning a walking holiday in Austria, Germany, Switzerland or the Italian Dolomites? If so, then you have come to the right place!

We specialise in providing a wealth of helpful information on walking in Germany, Austria, the Swiss Alps as well as the Italian South Tyrol and Dolomites regions.

We focus on these areas alone, thereby ensuring that our content is both accurate and relevant. The information we provide is particularly helpful for independent travellers who are planning walking holidays in one of these enchanting areas of Europe.

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What is TouchingNature.co.uk?

TouchingNature.co.uk is the ultimate online planning resource for walking and hiking in Germany, Austria, the Italian Dolomites and the Swiss Alps - and everything is independently-researched and written by people like you, who love the great outdoors and walking holidays.

Whether you are looking for ideas on areas to visit or tips on the best walking routes, our comprehensive online guide will help you decide. We provide in-depth descriptions of Europe's finest walking regions, complete with highlights, things to see and do, history and culture and geological points of interest. In addition, we also list local accommodation offers – authentic hotels, inns, apartments and B&Bs which you won't find in your regular guidebooks.

If you are planning a walking holiday in Austria, Germany, Switzerland or the Italian Dolomites then you have come to the right place. Let this website be your personal guide to exploring the beauty and fascinating diversity these places have to offer to walkers, hikers, nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

In summary, our website provides the following:

walking Comprehensive information for walkers, hikers and lovers of the great outdoors, focusing on specific, hand-picked walking regions
walking A growing database of authentic, comfortable, walker-friendly accommodation options
walking Direct links to specialist walking tour operators

TouchingNature.co.uk is regularly updated and we add new content all the time. We too love nature, walking and the great outdoors and it's a pleasure to share our knowledge and experience with you!

South Tyrol (Alto Adige, Südtirol)
Imagine an unspoilt mountain region that oozes Italian warmth and laid-back Austrian charm. Grand fortresses and castles embedded in orchards and vineyards. Alpine landscape meets Mediterranean climate - 300 sunny days a year.

About this Italy walking region

South Tyrol is an amazing experience! Take in the rich history and picture-book villages, the panorama of wild mountain grandeur and colourful landscapes. Here you will find apple orchards and lush wine-growing valleys, thickly wooded slopes, snow-capped mountains, flowers in abundance, figs and sweet chestnuts. Think the 'Secret Garden', only bigger! Castles are a big feature of the area, and walking from castle to castle is a popular activity. There are over 350 of them perched on hilltops and nestling in vineyards.


Italy South Tyrol

Italy South Tyrol

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