by Diane Spicer
This Explore Europe On Foot Book Review begins with a few disclosures.
The full title of the book is Explore Europe on Foot: Your Complete Guide To Planning A Cultural Hiking Adventure
by Cassandra Overby
This Explore Europe On Foot book review was written at the suggestion of Mountaineers Books.
There is no affiliate or promotional relationship between us.
To purchase your copy from Mountaineers Books, go here.
If the title of this book attracted you, there must be a reason!
Answer these questions:
Have you ever wondered what a walking vacation in Europe would be like - but also wonder if you can pull it off on your own?
Have you "been there, done that, I'm over it" with European travel packages that take you (and so many thousands of others) to
popular insanely crowded destinations?
Are you actively seeking the tools to plan your own European slow travel experience in the outdoors?
Affirmative answers mean you need this full color, carefully detailed guide book.
If you're seeking a wilderness backpacking trip in European mountains, these routes through, and near, relatively populated areas won't be of interest to you.
This book helps you solve "problems" that must be addressed before you embark on a walking vacation, things like:
The author writes in a friendly but firm tone, making it clear she has faced these challenges and surmounted them, making it likely that you will, too, if you follow her advice.
Some of these routes are rather famous, such as the Laugavegur Trek in Iceland.
Other routes are lesser known, and that's where this guide become invaluable, giving you insights. planning tips and confidence to do something unique.
Here are the fifteen routes, arranged alphabetically by country:
You can see that the author presents a nice mix of terrain and cultural opportunities!
As a hiker, you don't need to be convinced about how wonderful it is to immerse yourself in an area and really enjoy all that it has to offer at the slower pace which foot power provides.
This book makes it so very easy to begin daydreaming about exploring Europe on foot.
Just a few moments spent paging through the fifteen long-distance trails which Cassandra Overby lays before you will convince you that it's all there:
The high quality photos help you place yourself right in the midst of each route.
If you'd prefer to ease into the idea of a multi-day cultural hiking adventure, this guide book also provides suggestions for how to fit a smaller dose of hiking into more traditional trips to Europe.
My suggestion for you:
Vicarious traveling is better than not exploring Europe on foot at all, right?
It's your first step in getting your boots on European soil.
Then it's up to you to take the next steps: narrow down your choices, pack up, and explore Europe on foot.
When questions arise about what you are reading or seeing, the best place to bring them is the author's website.
And if you enjoy immersing yourself in hiking books, here are more of Hiking For Her's recommendations for you!
Explore Europe On Foot Book Review
About the author
Diane is the founder of Hiking For Her.
She's been on a hiking trail somewhere in the world for 5+ decades & loves to share her best hiking tips right here.
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