Inspiration

A Philosophy of Walking - Frédéric Gros

Reading this magnificent book about walking during the winter of 2018 and 2019 was what moved me to finally fulfill the long cherished desire to walk the Dão valley. I am ever grateful to Frédéric Gros for his embodied knowledge, inspiring prose and research into the power of the simple act of walking. I don't think I ever underlined as much in a book as in this one and it is a valuable reference in any story about walking. It would be great to include the reading of this book in the project of the Caminho do Dão in a very concrete way as I think everyone with even the slightest bit of interest in walking would love to read and talk about it.

Read more about the book in this article from the NYT Book Review.