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 organized 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)
- Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)
- Camp to Camp in South Luangwa National Park (Zambia)
- Angel's Landing, Zion National Park (USA)
- Skyline Trail, Jasper National Park (Canada)
- Concepción volcano hike (Nicaragua)
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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
"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
"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
"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
"This book will have you poring over the pages dreaming up your next adventure."-- Aspen Daily News
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