When we were on our first long-distance hike, the Baekdu Daegan in South Korea (750 kms), we had no idea that this sense of ‘forever’ walking through nature could be so addictive. Other long-distance hikes followed:
We have others planned, so stay tuned for updates.
No long-distance hiking without some proper inspiration though! As you may know, I love books and I am particularly into books about hiking, overlanding and outdoor adventure (e.g. biking, running, cycling).
So here’s a series of books about long-distance hikes throughout the world, conveniently grouped per continent / region 🙂
Enjoy these reads and do you have a book I should add to the list? Let me know in the comment section below. Thanks!
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Long-distance Hiking in Europe
One Woman Walks Wales, by Ursula Martin
A detailed read about one woman who walks all trails – or bushwacks around them – through Wales.
The Salt Path, by Raynor Winn
A bestseller, a story not just about a long-distance hike but starting such a journey when (and because) life can’t get tougher than it is for a number of reasons.
Long-distance Hiking in New Zealand
Woman In The Wilderness, by Miriam Lancewood
Is it possible to survive in the wild, being entirely self-sufficient? Miriam and Peter find out in New Zealand’s wilderness.
Tracks, by Robyn Davidson
One of my favorite adventure books ever – Robyn walks across Australia, solo in the company of camels (1970s).
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Long-distance Hiking in the United States
Long-distance Hiking in Asia
There are Other Rivers, by Alastair Humphreys
Just pick a random river in India, and follow it across the country – on foot.
Long-distance Hiking in the Middle East
Long-distance Hiking in the World
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