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It's hard to beat the satisfaction of travelling on foot - settling into a steady rhythm, surrounded by incredible scenery, with the freedom to stop wherever takes your fancy. This endlessly rewarding - and sustainable - activity is joyously celebrated in Hike, which reveals 125 of the most scenic and spectacular walking trails across the globe. It's the ultimate inspiration for exploring under your own steam: ramble along coastal paths in Europe, scale soaring mountain peaks in Africa and trek through amber-hued canyons in North America.
Compiled by a team of outdoor enthusiasts, this book is packed with ideas for your next hiking trip. Awe-inspiring images and compelling descriptions of each trail will have you itching to get walking, while handy maps, elevation profiles and practical information - including things like distance and total elevation gain - will help you plan the nitty gritty of your trip. We've also included the best places to explore en route - whether that's lunch spots, epic viewpoints or nearby must-see sights - as well as suggestions for alternative ways to tackle a trail.
Hike is your ticket to the adventure of a lifetime.
Inside Hike, you will find:
-Practical top tips for getting the most out of each hike - including recommended stops, viewpoints en route and how to make the hike shorter/longer depending on how much time you have.
Organised Chapters: Hikes are arranged within each chapter geographically, and include the distance and total ascent to help readers to find a suitable route.
- Includes maps and elevation profiles
- Covers 125 hikes, from straightforward day walks to epic cross-country treks
- Carefully curated selection of rides, chosen by hiking and travel experts
- Each chapter covers a different continent (North America, Central and South America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Asia, Australasia)
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