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TRAILBLAZER Route guides for the adventurous traveller
Travel guides written by travellers for travellers
Since 1991 we've been publishing a select list of practical guidebooks written by travellers for travellers. Trailblazer authors have a voice and these books are opinionated. They tell it like it is – bad as well as good.
We've concentrated on providing readers with information on routes as we believe the interest can be as much in the getting there as in the final destination. The range now includes adventure travel guides, rail guides, worldwide trekking guides and British walking guides. Take a look at our booklist and be inspired!
Thanks to all our readers who visited our stand at the Adventure Travel Show in London this weekend (23-24 Jan 2016) and to those who entered the competition. We're please to announce that the winner is George Philip and he'll shortly be receiving £50-worth of the Trailblazer guides of his choice.
Thanks also to the authors who gave talks at the busy show:
Henry Stedman DIY Kilimanjaro – A Practical Guide to climbing Africa's highest mountain
Ramsey Zarifeh Japan by Rail – Affordable adventure in Japan
Harriet & Neil Pike Adventure Cycle-Touring
Alan Palmer Mohamed, Mohamed and a Mule: 30 years' trekking in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco
Chris Scott The Big Trip: Overland by Car, Truck or Motorcycle
Alex Stewart A Practical Guide to Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
The Cotswold Way is a 102-mile (163km) National Trail that runs from Chipping Campden to Bath, following the beautiful Cotswold escarpment for much of its course. The trail leads through quintessentially English countryside with little villages of honey-coloured stone, from open farmland to the historic city of Bath.
Includes accommodation, pubs and restaurants in detailed guides to 48 towns and villages along or near the route.
This new 3rd edition has been completely rewalked and all the information checked and updated.
The Cyclist's Anthology
In this fascinating anthology on cycling and journeys by bicycle, Nicky Slade has drawn on the writings of more than 50 literary figures and famous personalities: J.G. Ballard, John Betjeman, Quentin Blake, Arthur Conan Doyle, E.M. Forster, Ernest Hemingway, Jerome K Jerome, D.H. Lawrence, Somerset Maugham, Dervla Murphy, Eric Newby, Dorothy Sayers, Mark Twain, H.G. Wells and Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins among many others.
Adventure Cycle-Touring Handbook
Third edition of the book that has become the cycle-tourist's Bible. Harriet & Neil Pike have updated and expanded Stephen Lord's inspirational guide.
Every cyclist dreams of making the big Trip, the Grand Cycle Tour abroad. Whether that's a two-week trip or a year-long journey, the Adventure Cycle-Touring Handbook is the comprehensive manual that will make the dream a reality. Riding the Karakoram Highway, cycling in Tibet or pedalling from Patagonia to Alaska, whether you're planning your own Big Trip or just enjoy reading about other people's adventures, the Handbook is guaranteed to illuminate, entertain and above all, inspire.