Following the successful The Appalachian Trail and the New York Times best seller America's Great Hiking Trails, Great Hiking Trails of the World goes further afield to explore the world's most iconic hiking trails. Celebrating 80 of the world's most diverse and spectacular walking routes from the Arctic to the tropics, from high mountains to storm-battered seashores, this photo- and information-packed book is an inspirational bucket list for all hikers--from armchair to hardcore.
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A hiker’s dream bucket list is embodied in this lavishly illustrated celebration of more than eighty of the world’s most iconic trails.
Celebrating the most important, popular, and diverse hiking trails in the world, this book invites readers to take a walking tour through the planet’s natural wonders. Divided into six sections, the book groups trails by theme: pilgrimages, historic hikes, mountain hikes, wilderness trails, trails through diverse environments, and long-distance trails. From Mount Kenya to subarctic hikes in Scandinavia, and from exotic hikes in the Himalayas to more familiar trails in the United States and Canada, this book invites readers to explore the history, environment, and cultures of the world on foot.
Each featured trail has its own section, with a map and photo gallery focusing on what makes it one of the most magnificent hiking trails anywhere in the world. Included are detailed descriptions and trail highlights. This book is perfect for anyone interested in conservation, outdoor recreation, or the myriad ways that walking through a landscape is an intimate exploration of its soul.