Epic Surf Breaks of the World by Lonely Planet


Explore the world’s most thrilling waves with Epic Surf Breaks of the World. From Namibia’s wind-swept Skeleton Bay to Java’s G-Land, discover the best place to ‘hang ten’, whatever your surfing ability. 

Epic Surf Breaks of the World (Hardback)

Accompanied by a series of stunning photographs, maps and beautiful illustrations as well as first-person stories from surf writers all across the globe, including Pulitzer Prize winner William Finnegan, this is the quintessential guide for surfers looking for their next epic break.

With 200 destinations, from Australia’s Bells Beach to the coral-flecked islands of the Maldives, you’re sure to find your perfect break in this 328-page, hardcover book. Plus, Lonely Planet take you to some of the most adrenaline-pumping breaks in the world, including Tahiti’s Teahupoo and Mexico’s Puerto Escondido, accessible beach breaks in France and California, as well as easier options for beginners, such as Taghazout in Morocco, meaning all abilities are catered for. The book covers the planet’s newest hotspots, such as Bundoran in Ireland and Tasmania, where world-class waves now lure surfers from all across the globe. 

This detailed book is split into easy-to-read sections:

Africa & The Middle East:

Skeleton Bay (Namibia) - Cotton Trees (Liberia) - Jeffreys Bay (South Africa) - Hilton Beach (Israel) - Anchor Point (Morocco).

Americas:

Malibu (California) - Pavones (Costa Rica) - Saquarema (Brazil) - Sunset Beach (Hawaii) - Puerto Escondido (Mexico) - Popoyo (Nicaragua) - Ditch Plains (New York).

Asia:

Nias (Indonesia) - ltanki (Japan) - The Maldives - G-Land (Indonesia) - Hainan Island (China).

Oceania:

Cloudbreak (Fiji) - Noosa (Australia) - Red Bluff (Australia) - Awarua Fiordland (New Zealand) - Vanimon (Papua New Guinea).

Plus many more...

Explore the planet's most thrilling waves.

Epic Bike Rides of Europe by Lonely Planet: over 50 cycle-loving destinations


Explore Europe’s most thrilling cycling routes with the latest installment in the Epic series from Lonely Planet. 

Epic Bike Rides of Europe (Hardcover)

From dreamy getaways on sun-dappled Mediterranean Islands to challenging alpine crossings, bike enthusiasts share stories from the best road, mountain, dirt and trail routes across the spiritual home of cycling.

Destinations suit a range of trip types and abilities, and each ride features stunning photographs, a richly-illustrated map and a toolkit of practical details so that riders can help plan their own trips. From some of the remotest corners of northern Scotland to mighty mountain passes in the pristine Pyrenees, you’ll explore some of the continent’s least-explored regions, as well as cities including Berlin and Copenhagen amongst many others. Rides feature adventurous bikepacking routes, classic race routes, must-do mountain biking trails, and family-friendly forays.

Guest contributors include author Rob Penn, who cycled around the world in his late twenties, and Ned Boulting, a British sports journalist and television presenter who has reported on everything from the Tour de France to the Vuelta a Espana. So turn those pedals and enjoy the ride to over 50 cycle-loving destinations.

This detailed book is split into sections from

Northern Europe: 

In Pursuit of Spring (England) - The Berlin Wall (Germany) - Cape Wrath the Wild Northeast (Scotland) - The South Downs (England) - The Styrkeproven (Norway).

Western Europe:

A Traverse of the Provençal Alps France - The White Roads of Tuscany (Italy) - Twice Up The Galibier (France) - Down the Danube (Austria) - The Rocacorba Test (Spain) - The Hope 1000 (Switzerland).

Eastern Europe:

The Julian Alps (Slovenia) - Into The Tatra Mountains (Poland) - Island-Hopping In Croatia (Croatia) - Eurovelo 6's Eastern Heart (Hungary to Bulgaria).

Plus so many more...

Explore Europe's most thrilling cycling routes on the road, gravel and trails.

Lonely Planet’s Epic Hikes of the World: 50 hiking routes in 30 countries


With stories of 50 incredible hiking routes in 30 countries, from New Zealand to Peru, plus a further 150 suggestions, Lonely Planet’s Epic Hikes of the World will inspire a lifetime of adventure on foot. From one-day jaunts and urban trails to month-long thru-hikes, cultural rambles and mountain expeditions, each journey shares one defining feature: being truly epic.


In this follow-up to Epic Bike Rides and Epic Drives, Lonely Planet share their adventures on the world’s best treks and trails. Epic Hikes is organised by continent, with each route brought to life by a first-person account, beautiful photographs and charming illustrated maps. Additionally, each hike includes trip planning advice on how to get there, where to stay, what to pack and where to eat, as well as recommendations for three similar hikes in other regions of the world. 

Hikes featured include:

Africa & the Middle East:

Cape Town’s Three Peaks (South Africa)
Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)
Camp to Camp in South Luangwa National Park (Zambia)

Americas:

Angel’s Landing, Zion National Park (USA)
Skyline Trail, Jasper National Park (Canada)
Concepción volcano hike (Nicaragua)

Asia:

88 Sacred Temples of Shikoku Pilgrimage (Japan)
Markha Valley (India)
Gubeikou to Jinshanling on the Great Wall (China)

Europe:

Wordsworth’s Backyard: Dove Cottage and around Rydal and Grasmere (UK)
Alpine Pass Route (Switzerland)
Camino de Santiago (Spain)

Oceania:

Sydney’s Seven Bridges Walk (Australia)
The Routeburn Track (New Zealand)
Kokoda Track (Papua New Guinea)

Hike wild landscapes with Lonely Planet's Best Day Walks Great Britain


Stretch your legs away from the city with Lonely Planet's Best Day Walks Great Britain. Your passport to 60 easy escapes into nature. 


Call it a hike, a stroll, a toddle or a ramble - there really is nothing that the British like better than a jolly good walk in the countryside. Choose a hike that works for you, from a few hours to a full day, from easy to hard. Cross misty moors, hike wild landscapes with historic castles, rugged cliffs, rolling hills and venture deep in Scotland's highlands.

Top 10 Hikes

1. Helvellyn & Striding Edge, Cumbria & The Lakes

2. Hadrian's Wall, Northern England

3. Porthcurno to Land's End, Devon & Cornwall

4. The Ridgeway, Southwest England

5. The Seven Sisters, Southeast & East England

6. Hampstead Heath, London

7. Loch Affric Circuit, Scotland

8. Haystacks, Cumbria & The Lakes

9. Pen Y Fan, Corn Du & Cribyn, Wales

10. The Malvern Hills, Central England

Inside Lonely Planet's Best Day Walks Great Britain Travel Guide: 

Colour maps and images throughout

Special features - on Great Britain's highlights for walkers, kid-friendly walks, accessible trails and what to take

Best for… section helps you plan your trip and select walks that appeal to your interests

Region profiles cover when to go, where to stay, what's on, cultural insights, and local food and drink recommendations to refuel and refresh. 

Featured regions include: Cumbria & the Lakes, Devon & Cornwall, Southwest England, Northern England, Central England, Southeast & East England, London, Scotland, Wales

Essential info at your fingertips - walk itineraries accompanied by illustrative maps are combined with details about walk duration, distance, terrain, start/end locations and difficulty (classified as easy, easy-moderate, moderate, moderate-hard, or hard)

Over 70 maps 

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Best Day Walks Great Britain, our most comprehensive guide to walking in Great Britain, is perfect for those planning to explore Great Britain on foot. 

Get to the heart of Great Britain and begin your journey now! 

Book Details 

ISBN: 9781838690786 

Writers: Oliver Berry, Helena Smith, Neil Wilson

Black Sea Circuit: The Ukraine & Crimea (Part 1)


The Raven Brothers fired up their twenty year old Volvo and headed for the Black Sea. Follow their three-part adventure, as they attempted to drive full circle around this fascinating body of water at the birthplace of civilization.

By The Raven Brothers

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The Black Sea has been the inspiration for endless myths and legends. It was here Jason and the Argonauts were thought to have sailed from Greece to Georgia in search of the Golden Fleece. It is home to stories of a tribe of fierce female warriors known as the Amazons, who were said to have captured men and used them as sex slaves in what is now modern day Turkey. Bands of nomadic horsemen wielding swords once ruled the grasslands of the Pontic steppe and Huns, Goths, Turks and Russians strove for mastery around these colourful shores.

Central Asia - Uzbekistan (PDF Chapter) by Lonely Planet

Download the Lonely Planet Central Asia - Uzbekistan (PDF Chapter)

Central Asia - Uzbekistan (PDF Chapter)

The region’s cradle of culture for more than two millennia, Uzbekistan is the proud home to a spellbinding arsenal of architecture and ancient cities. In terms of sights alone, Uzbekistan is Central Asia’s biggest draw and most impressive showstopper.

- marvel at Central Asia’s most stunning ensemble of larger-than-life Timurid architectural gems, in Samarkand’s Registan

- wander the exquisitely preserved holy city of Bukhara, boasting stunning 15th-century medressas, stylish B&Bs and fascinating history

- look for the ghosts of the last independent Central Asian khanate in Khiva, frozen in time behind mud walls in the middle of the Kyzylkum desert

Coverage includes: Tashkent & Around, Chimgan Ugam-Chatkal National Park, Fergana Valley, Kokand, Fergana & Around, Andijon, Central Uzbekistan, Samarkand, Shakhrisabz, Termiz, Nurata, Bukhara, Khorezm, Urgench & Around, Khiva, Karakalpakstan, Nukus, Moynaq, Understand Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan Today, History, People, Religion, Arts, En-vironment, Food & Drink, Survival Guide, When to Go, Visas & Permits, Itineraries, Fast Facts, Exchange Rates, Resources.

Download the Lonely Planet Jordan - Azraq & the Eastern Desert Highway (PDF Chapter)

Download the Lonely Planet Jordan - Azraq & the Eastern Desert Highway (PDF Chapter)

Jordan - Azraq & the Eastern Desert Highway (PDF Chapter)

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Imagine a space so desolate that not even a boulder or a bush troubles the 360-degree hori-zon. Factor in a ravaging heat so overpowering in the summer that the ground pulses before your eyes and mirages appear in the distance. Welcome to the Eastern Desert!

- hunker down in a bird hide in Azraq Wetland Reserve and watch the drama of a waterhole unfold

- go on safari in Shaumari Wildlife Reserve to spot Arabian oryx, slowly being reintroduced to the area after being hunted to extinction

- admire the risqué frescoes in the bathhouse at the Unesco World Heritage Site of Qusayr Amra

Coverage includes: Azraq & Around, Zarqa, Hallabat, Azraq, Qusayr Amra, Qasr Kharana, Eastern Desert Highway, Umm Al Jimal, Qasr Deir Al Kahf, Safawi, Burqu.

USA's National Parks travel guide by Lonely Planet


USA's National Parks travel guide

Click HERE to buy the Lonely Planet's USA's National Parks travel guide

Crane your neck at giant rock formations in Yosemite, test your nerves on the astounding Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park, watch the sunset over the Grand Canyon; all with your trusted travel companion.

USA's National Parks' Top 10

1. Yosemite Valley, Yosemite

2. Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier

3. Sunset, Grand Canyon

4. Snake River, Grand Teton

5. Rock Climbing, Joshua Tree

6. Longs Peak, Rocky Mountain

7. The Narrows, Zion

8. Wildlife Watching, Yellowstone

9. Sunrise, Cadillac Mountain, Acadia

10. Bryce Amphitheater, Bryce Canyon

Inside Lonely Planet’s USA’s National Parks Travel Guide:

- Full-colour maps and images throughout

- Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests

- Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots

- Honest review for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss

- Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience – history, wildlife, con-servation, ecology, landscapes, geology, politics

- Free, convenient pull-out city map (included in print version), plus over 103 colour maps

Coverage includes: California, Alaska & the Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountains, Great Lakes & Great Plains, New England & the Mid-Atlantic, The South, The South-west, Florida, Hawaii, and more

Curator: Amy C Balfour

Writers: Loren Bell, Greg Benchwick, Jade Bremner, Jennifer Rasin Denniston, Michael Grosberg, Bradley Mayhew, Carolyn McCarthy, Christopher Pitts, Regis St Louis

Get to the heart of USA’s National Parks and begin your journey now!


Stroll the Walk of Fame with Moon Los Angeles travel guide


From the glittering Pacific Ocean to charming neighborhoods and towering skyscrapers, Los Angeles is a kinetic cultural melting pot.

Moon Los Angeles

Explore the City: Navigate by neighborhood or by activity with color-coded maps, or follow one of our self-guided neighborhood walks

See the Sights: Stroll the Walk of Fame and see Grauman's Chinese Theater, browse hipster boutiques in Silver Lake, or take surfing lessons on Venice Beach. Listen to the classics at the stunning Disney Concert Hall, stroll the quirky Santa Monica Pier, or go back in time at the stunning Getty Villa

Get a Taste of the City: LA is a melting pot of incredible cuisine: think perfect soup dumplings, kogi tacos, and the best mole you'll find outside Oaxaca

Bars and Nightlife: Relax over a craft beer in trendy gastropubs or discover vibrant nightclubs and hidden speakeasies featuring innovative and classic cocktails

Trusted Advice: LA transplant Halli Jastaran Faulkner shares her love of this bright, sprawling metropolis

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Devon & Cornwall travel guide by Lonely Planet

Devon & Cornwall travel guide by Lonely Planet

Devon & Cornwall travel guide

Welcome to the wild, wild west – a land of gorse-clad cliffs, booming surf, white sand and epic, widescreen skies.

Discover botanical curiosities at Eden Project, roam the bleak heaths of Dartmoor, and add lashings of cream to your jam and scones.

Coverage Includes: Exeter, Torquay, Plymouth, Dartmoor National Park, Exmoor National Park, South West Coast Path, Isles of Sicily, Clovelly, Newquay, St Agnes, St Ives, The Lizard, Penzance and more