So, what are (in my humble opinion) the best hiking and travel books out there? Well, what one person enjoys, someone else may not but there are a few titles available that stand out as being great reads in the hiking / travel / escape genre.
So what are they? Below is a list of books I have read and thoroughly enjoyed. I’ve even read some of them twice. Clicking on the link will take you over to Amazon to see the books in more detail.
Probably my out and out favourite book. This guy is a hero of mine and has been since I was a kid when he embarked on some crazy stuff like cycling up Kilimanjaro!
Nicholas embarked on a seventeen-month hike along the chain of mountains from the Atlantic Coast to Turkey, including hiking through the winter!
100 Days of Solitude by Daphne Kapsali
I love the simplicity and idea of spending 100 days on a small Greek island to write. Tales of locals, disappearing cats, warm socks and watching the holiday makers gradually leave at the end of summer. It’s a wonderful read.
Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
The blurb on this book says – ‘The hidden tribe, the ultra-runners and the greatest race the world has never seen.’
If that doesn’t make you want to read it, nothing will.