Want to get a teaser of some of the most famous hikes in the world? Then this coffee-table tome is what you’ll want to buy. 1001 Walks You Must Take Before You Die is a 960 page hardcover book edited by Barry Stone and with a foreword by Julia Bradbury.
Organized logically, the book has 5 chapters related to the type of hike: Overland, Urban, Mountain, Heritage, and Coastal & Shoreline. Within each chapter, the hikes are organized by continent, then country.
Seeing the stunning photos has inspired me to add several hikes to my life dream list. Many of them are several days long…so I better start planning!
- Fitz Roy Loop, Argentina
- Harz Witches’ Trail, Germany
- Slovenian Mountain Trail, Slovenia
Don’t expect to find out how much water to take on your Joshua Tree hike, or a detailed trail map, but do expect some vibrant colorful photos, engaging text about each hike, and a few tips about the history and/or details of each hike. This is a book to get you inspired! I think I’ll need a couple of lifetimes to do all of the hikes in here :).
Hiking Lady Rating: 5 of 5 stars