We all love an adventure. From an unplanned expedition on our own doorstep to meticulously-planned travels halfway around the world, wanderlust is a powerful thing. And, if you needed any more inspiration than your Instagram Explore Feed is already giving you, then we’ve found just the book for you.
Published by Gestalten, The Hidden Tracks follows adventurer Cam Honan indulging in some of the most beautiful hikes in the world. Here are some of our favourite trails from the book to give you some autumn/winter travel ideas…
The Mysterious Accursed Mountains
Across Albania, Montenegro and Kosovo, this is an odyssey across Eastern Europe. Above, see the beauty of the mountain vistas of Montenegro.
Pyrenean Haute Route
Through France & Spain, some of the views afforded to the hiker on this route are out of this world — whilst still being close to home. Here, see the high route towards the Lac de Barroude.
Slovenia’s Rite of Passage
Again, Eastern Europe has more to offer. It may be less popular with tourists than Western Europe, but take one look at the majestic Julian Alps of Slovenia and you’ll question why…
Europe’s Last Great Wilderness
We’ve got a soft spot for Scandinavia at Gentleman’s Journal — so we were happy to see it represented within the pages of Honan’s book. This is Sarek National Park in Sweden, and it is ripe for adventure.
Reaching for the Lofoten sky
More Scandinavia is alright by us. At At 1029 meters above the sea, the peak of Hermannsdalstinden in Norway will reward the hiker with unparalleled views, and — at the right time of the year — snow.
Mountains of the Moon
As if ‘Mountains of the Moon’ wasn’t an exciting enough name for a hike, the Rwenzori Mountains of Uganda are visually some of the most stunning vistas in the world. One of the sources of the Nile, it’s an explorer’s paradise.
For even more inspiration, and to make your coffee table that little bit more adventurous, there’s more to be unearthed in The Hidden Tracks. Highlighting some of the more out-of-the-way gems, expect magical trails through forests of giant trees, breathtaking mountain ascents in South America and treks across the world’s highest sand dunes.
With stunning imagery, detailed trail descriptions and overview maps for each and every trip featured, this is a page-turner that’ll have you reaching for your passport.
The Hidden Tracks