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Epic Hikes of the World
With stories of 50 incredible hiking routes in 30 countries, from New Zealand to Peru, plus a further 150 suggestions, Lonely Planet's Epic Hikes of the World will inspire a lifetime of adventure on foot. From one-day jaunts and urban trails to month-long thru-hikes, cultural rambles and mountain expeditions, each journey shares one defining feature: being truly epic.
In this follow-up to Epic Bike Rides and Epic Drives, we share our adventures on the world's best treks and trails. Epic Hikes is organised by continent, with each route brought to life by a first-person account, beautiful photographs and charming illustrated maps. Additionally, each hike includes trip planning advice on how to get there, where to stay, what to pack and where to eat, as well as recommendations for three similar hikes in other regions of the world.
Hikes featured include:
Africa & the Middle East:
Cape Town's Three Peaks (South Africa)
Camp to Camp in South Luangwa National Park (Zambia)
Angel's Landing, Zion National Park (USA)
Skyline Trail, Jasper National Park (Canada)
Concepcion volcano hike (Nicaragua)
88 Sacred Temples of Shikoku Pilgrimage (Japan)
Markha Valley (India)
Gubeikou to Jinshanling on the Great Wall (China)
Wordsworth's Backyard: Dove Cottage and around Rydal and Grasmere (UK)
Alpine Pass Route (Switzerland)
Camino de Santiago (Spain)
Sydney's Seven Bridges Walk (Australia)
The Routeburn Track (New Zealand)
Kokoda Track (Papua New Guinea)
About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.
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The latest in their popular Epic series, the travel guide experts lay out 200 of the most awe-inspiring hikes on earth. From the Na Pali coast to the Sacred Valley, these are the hikes that cause jealousy among the outdoorsy social media set. Gift it with a new pair of hiking books for a hint-hint that will turn into a win-win.-- "Peter Greenberg" (8/1/2018 12:00:00 AM) Coffee table books like this are a great way to daydream about exploring places you may not have ever considered. This particular book also has the distinction of having beautiful photography and artwork and the fantastic storytelling you'd expect from a Lonely Planet guide.-- "Modern Hiker" (8/1/2018 12:00:00 AM) This book will have you poring over the pages dreaming up your next adventure.-- "Aspen Daily News" (8/1/2018 12:00:00 AM) The hiking enthusiasts in your life will love having the all-in-one-place scoop on California's Lost Coast Trail, Boston's Freedom Trail, Italy's Path of the the Gods, and many, many more bucket-list-worthy hiking destinations.-- "Sierra Club" (8/1/2018 12:00:00 AM) Whether it's Cape Town's Three Peaks, Jasper National Park's Skyline Trail or Gubeikou to Jinshanling on the Great Wall, you're sure to be inspired.-- "National Post" (8/1/2018 12:00:00 AM) The book is beautifully illustrated and makes a perfect coffee table book for yourself or the aspiring adventurer in your life. It will give you just enough detail to whet your appetite and help you kickstart your next adventure.-- "SoCal Hiker" (8/1/2018 12:00:00 AM) As a librarian, I adore beautiful books and this guide is beautiful inside and out.-- "Forbes" (8/1/2018 12:00:00 AM)