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There are various other online and written resources about the GTA. We try to keep a somewhat complete list here, so feel free to suggest additions.


When hiking the GTA, having a guidebook is highly recommended. Recently, some Italian guidebooks have appeared, but there are also some excellent (and often older) guidebooks in other languages.

  • GTA Teil 1: der Norden and Teil 2: der Süden from Werner Bätzing. This is the original guidebook. It provides a lot of background information, but is also bit heavy to carry. Only in German and Italian.
  • Through the Itailian Alps by Gilian Price
    This is the guidebook that we used when hiking the trail. Nicely written and clear descriptions, with some interesting information about the regions etc. The maps are for overview only. This book describes the trail from south to north.
  • Rother Guide: GTA - Grande Traversata delle Alpi. Very detailed guide. Also describes variants in some locations. Available in English, German, French and Italian.

Online resources

These are some other websites about the GTA

  • Klingenfuss has the longest-standing webpresence about the GTA; some practical information available, but no GPS trails. Parts of the website have been translated to English and Italian
  • Official website of the GTA, maintained by the Regione Piemonte. Has a short description for every stage and photos/scans of the maps.
  • Ignace Fermont's website (in Dutch) gives a nice quick overview.

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