Publication Type: Book
Source: Trailblazer, p.290 (2006)
Keywords: cycle touring
The Adventure Cycle-touring Handbook is not just another bicycle touring book; it’s oriented towards adventure riding in places the old books would not often take you to. It’s a look at contemporary bike touring and the kind of bikes people actually ride rather than just traditional touring bikes, fine though those often are. And it has many different experiences and viewpoints represented, through the contributions of riders from all over the world, writing about their bikes and about the places they have toured. The accent is very much on riding the Developing World rather than familiar bike-touring routes in Western Europe or elsewhere.
Some of the contributors are well known names on the internet for their websites as well as their travels. Janne Corax has some tips for riding in Tibet, Mr. Pumpy and his friend Felix Hude writes about Southeast Asia, Ed Genochio writes about crossing the Gobi Desert in his ride from Russia to Shanghai, and there are many tips and pieces of advice from numerous other bike travellers.
Whether you are new to riding and thinking of making your own Grand Tour or a more experienced touring biker looking to venture out, the Adventure Cycle-touring Handbook should have something of interest for you. Very much travel-oriented rather than just a manual, the Adventure Cycling Handbook goes beyond the mundane and often off the paved road to the places today’s bikers are interested in.
held by Patrick Morgan. "Best guide to long-distance cycle touring I;ve read."