Practical stuff

If you're thinking of going walking in Alpine countries, here's some practical detail to help get you started.

Airports

Low cost airlines such as Ryanair and Easyjet have greatly reduced the cost of getting to and from the Alps. Return fares of 50 are readily available to Verona, Milan, Turin, Trieste, Salzburg, Graz, Ljubljana, Friedrichshafen, Geneva, Basel, Grenoble and Nice. If you feel that air travel carries too high a carbon cost, high speed trains have brought the Alps within 7 hours of London.