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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! 

Trailblazer British Walking Guides App

Our partner, Atlas Guides, has produced a British Walking Guides App that now includes the South Downs Way, West Highland Way, and the Ridgeway. Additional trails are coming soon. More here...

Winner of our £50 of Trailblazer guides competition at Adventure Travel Show

Great to see so many fellow travellers at the Adventure Travel Show, London, in January. Our author talks were packed and many people came to the stand for inspiration and advice. 

Congratulations to André Pires. You've won £50-worth of Trailblazer guides in our Adventure Travel Show 2020 prize draw.

Trans-Siberian Handbook - new edn
  
  • The World's Greatest Rail Journey 
    A trip across Siberia on the longest continuous railway track in the world is undoubtedly the journey of a lifetime. It's also a convenient way to reach China, Mongolia or Japan. Tickets are not expensive or difficult to arrange.
  • Practical information – organising a trip, visas, how to buy tickets and top tips for where to go.
  • Kilometre-by-kilometre route guide – A major feature of the book is the detailed km-by-km route guide.  All points of interest are included along the way. With 49 rail maps in English, Russian and Chinese: see where you are as you travel.
  • Siberia and the railway – the detailed history of Siberia, the construction and running of the railway today are of great interest not only to visitors but also to armchair travellers.
  • City guides with maps – the best sights, places to stay and restaurants for all budgets: Moscow, St Petersburg, Ulaanbaatar, Beijing and 35 other towns
  • 10th edition includes 91 maps
  • Plus – Russian, Mongolian and Chinese phrases, rail fares and timetables
  • All routes retravelled for 10th edition

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Kilimanjaro - The Trekking Guide - 5th edn

At 5895 metres (19,341ft) Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain. Yet with no mountaineering skills necessary to reach the summit, even non-climbers can experience the thrill of climbing one of the world’s greatest peaks. Taking you from the dusty plains of East Africa through jungle and moorland to the glacier-clad summit, this is one of the most beautiful and challenging treks there is.

  • The most authoritative and detailed guide to climbing Africa's highest mountain.

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Trans-Canada Rail Guide
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Trans-Siberian Handbook
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Cornwall Coast Path (South-West Coast Path Part 2)
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Cotswold Way: Chipping Campden to Bath
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Offa's Dyke Path: Chepstow to Prestatyn & Prestatyn to Chepstow
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Pennine Way: Edale to Kirk Yetholm
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Cleveland Way
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West Highland Way: Milngavie to Fort William
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Tour du Mont Blanc
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Thames Path: Thames Head to the Thames Barrier
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North Downs Way: Farnham to Dover
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Trekking in the Everest Region
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Norfolk Coast Path & Peddars Way
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Madeira Walks - 37 selected walks
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Coast to Coast Path: St Bees to Robin Hood's Bay
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Hadrian's Wall Path: Wallsend to Bowness-on-Solway
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Kilimanjaro - The trekking guide to Africa's highest mountain
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Dorset & South Devon Coast Path (South-West Coast Path Part 3)
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South-West Coast Path Books 1-3
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South Downs Way: Winchester to Eastbourne
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The Inca Trail, Cusco & Machu Picchu
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Morocco Overland
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Scottish Highlands Hillwalking guide
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Overlanders' Handbook
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Great Glen Way: Fort William to Inverness
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Exmoor & North Devon Coast Path (South-West Coast Path Part 1)
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The Ridgeway: Avebury to Ivinghoe Beacon
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Japan by Rail
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Dales Way: Ilkley to Bowness-on-Windermere
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Adventure Cycle-Touring Handbook
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Adventure Motorcycling Handbook
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Peru's Cordilleras Blanca & Huayhuash - The Hiking & Biking Guide
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