Bicycling Along the World's Most Exceptional Routes

Bicycling Along the World's Most Exceptional Routes

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The fourth in Abbeville’s series of unusual, illustrated vacation guides, Bicycling Along the World’s Most Exceptional Routes follows the success of Cooking School Holidays in the World’s Most Exceptional Places, Spas: Exceptional Destinations Around the World, and Walking the World’s Most Exceptional Trails. In this new guide, excursions range from an easy ride through the Loire Valley in France, with stops along the way to taste local wines, to a more challenging trail through Tibet into Nepal. Among the other destinations is a route into northwest Ireland, which winds through an unspoiled landscape of lakes and rivers, and a trip beginning in Tallinn, Estonia—where you'll have time to explore the city’s historic streets and squares before heading out into the countryside—and ending in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Included in this book is a holiday to suit everyone’s interest and ability. The trips last between seven and fourteen days and are easy to organize yourself. Alternatively, the author provides information about specialist travel companies who will make all the reservations for you. You can opt to travel with a group or ride independently at your own pace, following a set of detailed notes and maps. Ground operators are on hand along the way to service your bike and make any repairs needed. Whether you prefer the countryside with long, winding downhill runs or being dropped off on a mountaintop to admire the view before riding down through the terrain, this book will help you discover an extraordinary outdoors vacation.

Book News
This book presents 25 exceptional bicycle rides throughout the world--not only in North and South America and Europe but also Nepal/Tibet, Kazakhstan/Kyrgyzstan, Russia, India, Morocco, and Iceland, among other locations. Routes are designed to require seven to fourteen days, and each route is rated on a scale from easy to strenuous. For example, a strenuous route that includes Lhasa and Kathmandu is 506 miles, 95% of which is dirt roads at 13,000 feet. Other routes offer easy to moderate rides with emphasis on sight seeing, stops at pubs and restaurants, and overnights at comfortable inns. The book is full of wonderful, color photographs; the route maps are meager. Each route lists the name of a travel company prepared to make arrangements for that particular ride. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : Abbeville Press, 2005
ISBN: 9780789208460
Branch Call Number: 796.64 P38b 2005
Characteristics: 160 p. 25 cm

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Mar 05, 2011

A fun book to flip through, with interesting notes about the locations.


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