Remarkable Treks is a compendium of exhilarating walks from around the planet - some lasting weeks, some lasting just a few days, but all of them set against spectacular backdrops.
Following the same format as the award winning Remarkable Road Trips and Remarkable Bike Rides, Colin Salter has assembled 52 of the world's top-rated trails.
The treks range in length from one-day hikes, to three-day hikes, to walks of almost expeditionary length. Thankfully, some of the longer routes, such as the Pacific Coast Trail in North America, which traverses the Rockies from Mexico to Canada, can be split up into sections.
However for completists there are smaller challengers, such as the Pennine Way in England, which is never too far away from civilization, and by civilization we mean the pub.
For the thrill-seeking backpackers there are the craggy peaks of Corsica (GR20 - which carries the ominous warning 'some scrambling required'), or the hike up to Everest Base Camp.
And for history buffs there is the Inca Trail in Peru or the 5-day hike to the Lost City of Teyuna in Colombia. Treks include: Samaria Gorge - Crete, Lycian Way - Turkey, Camino De Santiago - Spain, Routeburn Track - New Zealand, Laugavegur - Iceland, Torres Del Paine - Chile, Overland Track - Australia, Kungsleden - Sweden, West Highland Way - Scotland, John Muir Trail - USA, Alta Via 1 - Italy, Haute Route Pyrennes- Spain/France, Drakensberg Grand Traverse - South Africa, Western Way - Ireland, Via Dinerica - Albania/Bosnia/Croatia/Kosovo, GR221 Dry Stone Route - Majorca, Chilkoot Trail - USA/Canada, Toukbal Circuit - Morocco, Tour of the Matterhorn - Switzerland, Wadi Rum and Petra - Jordan.
About the Author
Colin Salter is both a keen walker and cyclist. Based in Edinburgh he has completed sections of the arduous North Coast 500 and often spends the summer roaming his native Scotland from a base in his converted minibus. He is the author of Remarkable Road Trips.which was nominated in the 2019 Stanford Travel Books awards and is also the lead author in the popular '100' reference series; books that include 100 Posters, 100 Science Discoveries and 100 Symbols.