A Walk to the Water: Six Million Steps to the Mediterranean Sea
On 14 April 2013 Daniel Graham and his twin brother, Jake, stepped out of their front door in Bristol and on to the path. Longing for a challenge, they set out to complete the adventure of a lifetime: a 3,000 kilometre traverse of Western Europe.
Camping beneath trees and washing in rivers, the journey led them through the quaint villages of southern England and on to the European mainland. Trekking steadily south, they continued on through the arable hills of Benelux, the humble peaks of the Vosges Mountains, the gorges of the Jura Range and, finally, to the French Alps, a majestic barrier of summits and valleys that would lead them on to the Mediterranean Sea.
Unsupported and on a tight budget, the brothers soon learnt the ever-changing nature of the path – one moment inflicting illness and doubt, the next summoning the unprovoked kindness of strangers. From the profound beauty of the smallest flower to the resounding grandeur of an alpine massif, Daniel and Jake’s five-month expedition across Western Europe is a heart-warming tale of companionship, adventure and unrelenting determination.
“A relentless tale of adventure, beauty and human connection… For lovers of intrepid travel, this is the ultimate read for the road.” Hostelling International.
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