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:
- The Jordan Trail, 650 kms
- The Israel Trail, 1000 kms
- The Carian Trail, 850 kms, Turkey
- The Lycian Way, 500 kms, Turkey
- The Pieterpad, 500 kms Netherlands
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!
Read More: Our Long-distance Hiking Gear list
Long-distance Hiking in Europe
Hiking from Italy to Norway, definitely an inspiration for some of our long-distance hiking ambitions.
A couple’s journey on foot across the Netherlands, staying in paid accommodations along the way. Coen and I hiked the Pieterpad as well, taking our tent and staying with friends – read about it here.
My Midsummer Morning: Rediscovering a Life of Adventure, by Alastair Humphreys
Following in the footsteps of Laurie Lee (1930) and hiking across Spain, starting without a dime and earning money through busking (having played the violin only a few months).
Long-distance Hiking in New Zealand
Wild at Heart: The Dangers and Delights of a Nomadic Life, by Miriam Lancewood
Sequel to Miriam’s first book, Woman in de Wilderness, about her and Peter’s hiking adventures in Turkey and Europe, a car-trip gone wrong in Australia and their return to New Zealand.
Long-distance Hiking in the United States
Long-distance Hiking in Asia
Sure, she had back-up support but she had to do the walking all by herself, solo across the world through the most desolate landscapes on earth.
Ayse’s Trail: One woman’s hike through Turkey and time, by Atulya K Bingham
A 6-month hike in Eastern Asia – 5000 kilometers, different seasons, diversity in landscapes and interesting meetings.
Long-distance Hiking in the Middle East
We carried this book as an inspiration for our 650-kilometer-long hike through Jordan, but Leon describes his hike through Israel before walking across Jordan.
Long-distance Hiking in the World
Life is too tough to deal with properly, so why not go on a hike or two – across Italy & India.
Oh, Did You Know?
Check it out: The Landcruising Adventure Notebook Collection
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