Explore Europe on Foot: Your Complete Guide to Planning a Cultural Hiking Adventure

Explore Europe on Foot: Your Complete Guide to Planning a Cultural Hiking Adventure

by Cassandra Overby

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781680511079
Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date: 09/10/2018
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 797,138
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Cassandra Overby is a freelance travel and outdoors writer who loves combining her enthusiasm for foreign travel and hiking by encouraging people to explore the world on foot—and helping them do it. To read more of Cassandra’s active travel writing and see the magazines she regularly contributes to, visit cassandraoverby.com. Learn more about her travel brand, Explore on Foot, at explore-on-foot.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Start Here 7

Why Explore on Foot 11

Why Europe 15

Why You 19

Why This Book 23

Get Out There and Do It 24

Part 1 Dreaming 27

Chapter 1 Understand What's Ideal for You 29

Chapter 2 See What's Possible 38

One-Day Wanders Overview Map 45

Starting Simply: One-Day Wanders 45

Chapter 3 Get a Recommendation: Fifteen Handpicked Walks 60

Handpicked Walks Overview Map 61

Walks at a Glance Chart 63

1 Rota Vicentina Portugal 65

2 English Way, Spain 71

3 Mont Saint-Michel, France 76

4 Alsace Wine Route, France 81

5 Tour Du Mont Blanc, France and Italy 86

6 Cinque Terre 2.0, Italy 91

7 Lycian Way, Turkey 96

8 Alpine Pass Route, Switzerland 101

9 King Ludwig's Way, Germany 107

10 The Moselle, Germany 112

11 The Ardennes, Luxembourg and Belgium 118

12 The Lake District, England, UK 123

13 West Highland Way, Scotland, UK 128

14 Laugavegur Trek, Iceland 133

15 The Sahara Desert, Morocco 139

Chapter 4 Make a Final Decision 145

Part 2 Planning 149

Chapter 5 Find (The Right) Adventure Companions 153

Chapter 6 Walk Independently or Hire Help 161

Chapter 7 Get There 175

Chapter 8 Find a Place to Stay 186

Chapter 9 Train for the Trail 202

Chapter 10 Be Prepared for Anything 213

Chapter 11 Make Your Walk a Cultural Experience 224

Part 3 Packing 239

Chapter 12 Clothing 244

Chapter 13 Footwear 254

Chapter 14 Toiletries and Medication 258

Chapter 15 Trail and Travel Tools 263

Chapter 16 Electronic Tools 275

Chapter 17 Packs 282

Part 4 Traveling 287

Chapter 18 Check Off Your Final To-Dos before Walking 290

Chapter 19 Make the Most of the Experience 302

Checklists 311

Acknowledgments 317

Resources 321

Index 327

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