Walking the World's Most Exceptional Trails

by Eloise Napier | Travel | This book has not been rated.
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Walking the World's Most Exceptional Trails

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Walking the World's Most Exceptional Trails
Text by Eloise Napier

This ultimate guide features the world's twenty-five best walking vacations, chosen for their unusual location, spectacular scenery, and awesome wildlife. This selection offers a great range of diversity, adventure, and discovery. From the Atlas Mountains in Morocco to the West Highland Way in Scotland to Nova Scotia and Fundy Isles in Canada, there are exceptional walks presented here for hikers of all ages and abilities. Included in this collection of healthy and fun holidays is the Patagonia walk across the Argentina-Chile border, which traverses mountain paths and passes through pampas grass and nearby glaciers. Another singular trail on the Paths of Pindos in Greece is situated in one of Europe's finest wilderness areas, where bears and eagles dwell on the hillsides and meadows -- full of wildflowers and butterflies -- are edged by rustic villages.

Each of these intriguing trips takes between six and fourteen days. You can organize the walks yourself or get in touch with the travel specialist listed at the end of each section. It's your decision whether to travel alone at your own pace following detailed notes and maps, with a guide, or in a group. Most walks offer a choice of mileage options. At the end of each day's suggested excursion you will reach a comfortable inn or hotel where you'll dine and spend the night. And the next morning you are given a picnic lunch and the option to have your luggage transported to the next stopover.

To help you decide about a trip that appeals to you, the author fully describes each tour and provides a map of the region illustrating the route and the accommodations that are available. Whatever adventure you have in mind -- walking cross country, on gently sloping hills, or on a more challenging trail -- this book will help you find an unforgettable vacation.

"Walking the World's Most Exceptional Trails makes a wonderful gift..." -- The New York Times Knowledge Network

"Hikers, trekkers, ramblers, and even perambulators can find inspiration in [this] new book... Splashes of local color... make the book enjoyable even if your walking plans don't include anything more adventurous than a trip to the mall." -- Renee Vogel, The Los Angeles Times

"It will take you anywhere with the flip of a page, and you don't have to move a muscle... it lists some splendid hiking trails and itineraries." -- Janet Maslin, CBS News Sunday Morning

Selected by independent booksellers as a recommended gift book. -- USA Today

Eloise Napier is a freelance journalist and travel writer who regularly contributes to several publications in London. She is the author of Abbeville's Spas: Exceptional Destinations Around the World.

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