Hit the Road with Lonely Planet’s Best Trips Series

Global travel authority Lonely Planet is releasing the first European guidebooks in its successful Best Trips series, with the publication of France’s Best Trips, Ireland’s Best Trips and Italy’s Best Trips next month.

Lonely Planet’s Best Trips are expertly tailored for travellers who want to explore a specific region by car. Each full-colour Best Trips guide is packed with more than 30 amazing road trips; inspirational trip ideas; exciting regional detours; and detailed directions and maps.

France’s Best Trips
Whether you’re planning on cruising the corniches of the French Riviera, getting lost among the snowcapped Alps or tasting your way around Champagne’s hallowed vineyards, this is a nation that’s made for road trips. In France’s Best Trips, Lonely Planet has put together 39 unforgettable routes that will plunge you straight into France’s heart and soul.

Ireland’s Best Trips
Scenery, history, culture, bustling cosmopolitanism and the stillness of village life – you’ll find all of this along the roads covered by the 34 drives in Ireland’s Best Trips. You’ll visit blockbuster attractions and replicate famous photo ops. But there are plenty of surprises too – and they’re all within easy reach of each other.

Italy’s Best Trips
Many travellers restrict themselves to Italy’s star cities, but with a car you’ll discover there’s more to the country than Michelangelo masterpieces and Roman ruins. The 38 trips in Italy’s Best Trips run the length of the country, from the northern Alps to southern Sicily, and cover a wide range of experiences.

France’s Best Trips, Ireland’s Best Trips and Italy’s Best Trips are published in March 2013 and join Lonely Planet’s revamped California’s Best Trips, New England’s Best Trips and Pacific Northwest’s Best Trips, which are in-stores now.

• Review copies are available on request.
• Free extracts and images are available with permission.

For further information or review copies please contact:
Adam Bennett: adam.bennett@lonelyplanet.com.au
Media & Communications Manager (AU/NZ)