Hiking has become the number one most enjoyed activity for active travellers, according to a recent study on adventure tourism.
Now, hikers everywhere can discover a lifetime of adventure on foot with Epic Hikes of the World by Lonely Planet.
In this follow-up to Lonely Planet’s Epic Bike Rides of the World (2016) and Epic Drives of the World (2017), we showcase first-person narratives involving 50 of the world’s most spectacular hikes, selected by Lonely Planet’s expert pool of travel writers – from one-day jaunts and urban trails to month-long treks, pacing through valleys and across international borders. At the end of each story, we’ve curated other suggestions for adventurous hikers to cut their teeth on.
Featured hikes in Australia include Sydney’s Seven Bridges (27 km), The Great South West Walk (250 km), Tasmania’s Three Capes Track (46 km), Victoria’s Feathertop to Bogong Traverse (77 km) and Indiana Jones and the Gold Coast (54 km).
Covering almost every corner of the globe, Epic Hikes of the World features classics like the Pacific Crest Trail in the USA, the ‘W’ Trek in Patagonia and several of New Zealand’s Great Walks, plus unexpected choices like a family hike in the French Pyrenees, empty stretches of the Great Wall of China and wildlife encounters on Zambian walking safari.
From communing with pilgrims in Tibet to venturing on expeditions deep into the South American jungle, travellers won’t want to miss Lonely Planet’s Epic Hikes of the World. Plus, discover the invigorating hiking experiences on offer in the planet’s great cities, from the history and architecture along the Thames in London to the skyline trails of Hong Kong.
Epic Hikes of the World includes practical information on the best time of year to hike, how to get there, where to stay and what to eat. All hikes are coded according to difficulty, taking into account their duration, local conditions and possible inaccessibility.
Full of beautiful photos and illustrated maps, Epic Hikes of the World offers hiking options for every experience level, so whether you’re a fleet-footed, seasoned hiker or a novice embarking on your very first trek, it’s time to don your walking shoes and explore the planet’s most thrilling treks and trails.
Epic Hikes of the World – August 2018 |$44.99 AUD | 1st Edition
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