At the heart of Walking Distance are firsthand descriptions of thirty of the world’s great long-distance hikes, spanning six continents and ranging from inn-to-inn to backpacking trips. Each entry—from Turkey’s Lycian Way to Vermont’s Long Trail—features personal anecdotes, natural and cultural history, and useful tips, including suggestions for preparing for hikes and for additional reading. Each trail narrative is richly illustrated with color photographs and maps.
Long-distance walking is good for you and good for the earth... But most of all, walking is a joyful celebration of life and the diverse, beautiful, and curious world in which we live.
Alta Via 1 (Italy) • C&O Canal (Maryland, U.S.) • Camino de Santiago (Spain)• Cape Winelands Walk (South Africa) • Chilkoot Trail (Alaska, U.S. and B.C., Canada) • Cinque Terre (Italy) • Coast to Coast Trail (England) • Colorado Trail (Colorado, U.S.) • Cotswold Way (England) • Great Ocean Walk (Australia) • Inca Trail (Peru) • John Muir Trail (California, U.S.) • Kaibab Trail (Arizona, U.S.) • Kalalua Trail (Hawaii, U.S.) • King Ludwig’s Way (Germany) • Kungsleden (Sweden) • Long Trail (Vermont, U.S.) • Lost Coast Trail (California, U.S.) • Lycian Way (Turkey) • Milford Track (New Zealand) • Ocala Trail (Florida, U.S.) • Overland Track (Australia) • Paria River Canyon (Utah and Arizona, U.S.) • South Downs Way (England) • Superior Hiking Trail (Minnesota, U.S.) • Tahoe Rim Trail (California and Nevada, U.S.) • Tour du Mont Blanc (France, Italy, Switzerland) •Walker’s Haute Route (France, Switzerland) • West Coast Trail (B.C., Canada) • West Highland Way (Scotland)
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