Adventure Cycle-Touring HandbookOrdinær pris 229,00 kr
...the definitive guide to how, where, why and what to do on a cycle expedition...' Adventure Travel Magazine (UK) Every cyclist dreams of making the Big Trip, the Grand Cycle Tour abroad. Whether that's a two-week trip or a year-long journey, the Adventure Cycle-Touring Handbook is the comprehensive manual that will make that dream a reality. Riding across Asia, cycling in Africa or pedaling from Patagonia to Alaska, whether you're planning your own Big Trip or just enjoy reading about other people's adventures, the Handbook is guaranteed to illuminate, entertain and above all, inspire.
This fully revised 3rd edition includes: PART 1 - Practical information *How to prepare for a long-distance trip*What to look for in a new bike with reviews of some of the world's best touring- and trekking-bikes*Adapting a standard bike for the Big Ride*Choosing components, equipment for the road and reviews of camping gear*Health precautions, inoculations, visas, money and safety PART 2 - Worldwide route outlines Across Europe, Asia, Australasia, North and South America and Africa; recommended routes within countries and overland. Everything from popular routes eg India's Leh-Manali Highway to lesser-known cycle-touring areas such as Mongolia. PART 3 - Tales from the Saddle Ten first-hand accounts of spoke-bending biking adventures worldwide.
Introduction Why are so many people going bike touring these days? A minority pastime during the heyday of the car, cycling has once again become a popular choice for travellingespecially for long overseas trips. The first cycle-touring craze began in the 1870s. Then, as now, the bicycle offered a revolutionary way of touring: you go exactly where you want, when you want, and all under your own steam.
This was before the age of the car and walking or riding a horse were the only other options until the bicycle. In 1885 the Rover Safety Bicycle came along, and for all the innovation since then, most modern touring bicycles would be recognizable to a Victorian, as would their derailleur gears. Bike touring is undergoing a boom at the moment but it is really one of many periodic rediscoveries.
Bicycle design, components and gear are evolving to suit the changing needs and tastes of people. It's a combination of experimentation and using tried and tested designs, such as the 'diamond' frame of the Rover Safety Bicycle. The Adventure Cycle-Touring Handbook is all about looking at what people are choosing and using: what kind of bikes, what gear and what destinations are being chosen by today's bike tourers.
There are many reasons for taking a bike on your next long trip. My own guess as to why bike touring is back in fashion is that many travellers get burned out by backpacking, which really amounts to travelling by bus and train for most of the time. Buses are certainly fast but they go from one noisy town to another, leaving little possibility of exploring the spaces in between, the places where the bus doesn't stop.
Forfattere: Stephen Lord
Publisert måned: Mai
Publisert år: 2010
Sider nr: 312
Coast to Coast PathOrdinær pris 229,00 kr
All-in-one, practical guide to walking the Coast to Coast Path across northern England inspired by Alfred Wainwright, the most popular of the 18 long-distance UK paths. Fully revised 9th edition of this classic 191-mile walk from the Irish Sea to the North Sea. Crossing three national parks - the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, and the North York Moors - it samples the very best of the English countryside - rugged mountains and lakes, gentle dales and stone-built villages; wild moorland; sea cliffs and fishing villages.
Cornwall Coast PathOrdinær pris 199,00 kr
SW COAST PATH PART 2 - BUDE TO PLYMOUTH.
Practical, complete hiking route guide, with maps and accommodation for the 288-mile footpath that runs around the entire coastline of Cornwall, from Bude to Plymouth; Part 2 of the South-West-Coast Path, a 630-mile National Trail from Minehead to Poole. Includes * 142 large-scale walking maps in TWO-COLOUR style (3 1/8inches to 1 mile), 15 town plans, guides to 81 towns and villages, 24 stage maps and overview map. * Itineraries for all walkers - whether walking the route in its entirety over a week to 10 days or sampling the highlights on day walks and short breaks * GPS waypoints * Practical information for all budgets - camping, bunkhouses, hostels, B&Bs, pubs and hotels; where to stay, where to eat, what to see.
Forfattere: Henry Stedman, Joel Newton
Publisert måned: Mai
Publisert år: 2022
Sider nr: 380
Dorset & South Devon Coast PathOrdinær pris 199,00 kr
Comprehensive, all-in-one guide to walking the Dorset & South Devon Coast Path, the third and last section of the South West Coast Path National Trail. Includes: * 88 large-scale walking maps at just under 1:20,000 - showing route times, places to stay, places to eat, points of interest and much more. * 29 town plans, 14 colour stage maps showing hills and descents, and 2 colour overview maps.
* Places to stay with reviews - pubs, hotels, B&Bs, hostels, bunkhouses, campsites. * Places to eat with reviews - teashops, cafes, takeaways, pubs, restaurants. * What to see along the way - historical, cultural and geographical background information.
* Itineraries for all walkers - whether walking the route in its entirety over a week to 10 days or sampling the highlights on day walks and short breaks. * Comprehensive public transport information - for all access points on the path. * Flora and fauna - four page full colour flower guide, plus an illustrated section on local wildlife.
* Green hiking - understanding the local environment and minimizing our impact on it. * Downloadable GPS waypoints. * The information is written onto the maps, so walking directions, tricky junctions, places to stay and eat, points of interest and walking times are all written onto the maps themselves in the places to which they apply.
Forfattere: H. Stedman
Publisert måned: Feb
Publisert år: 2018
Sider nr: 336
Exmoor & North Devon Coast PathOrdinær pris 219,00 kr
Practical, complete guide to walking Exmoor & North Devon Coast Path, the first section of the South West Coast Path, from Minehead to Bude (124.5 miles). This spectacular route passes through the Exmoor National Park following the highest coastline in England (over 800ft), through numerous idyllic villages such as Lynton and Clovelly, around Barnstaple Bay and Hartland Point to the seaside resort of Bude just over the border with Cornwall.
Iceland HikingOrdinær pris 229,00 kr
Iceland offers a world of hiking opportunities like no other place on earth. The famous 55km Laugavegur Trek takes you past glaciers, volcanoes, steaming fumaroles and hot springs all set in a landscape of yellow rhyolite and black ash. This new guide gives you plenty of other options from hiking in the shadow of the largest ice-cap in Europe at Skaftafell to easier day hikes around the vibrant capital city of Reykjavik.
Nepal Trekking and the Great Himalaya TrailOrdinær pris 229,00 kr
With extensive sections to help choose a trekking region, this is a route and planning guide for anyone organising a trekking holiday in Nepal. It includes the most popular routes as well as the newest trekking areas plus the most extreme route of all, the 160-day Great Himalaya Trail. There are route guides to the following regions: Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Rolwaling, Solu-Khumbu (Everest Region), Helambu & Langtang, Ganesh & Manaslu, Annapurna, Naar & Phu, Mustang, Dolpo, The Far West.
OVERLANDERS' HANDBOOKOrdinær pris 349,00 kr
Chris Scott and his band of globetrotting contributors and specialists have put together the definitive manual for planning and undertaking a vehicle-dependent overlanding adventure across the wilds of Asia, Africa and Latin America. The Overlanders' Handbook is written in the same entertaining yet clear jargon-free English for which Chris's other books are known - it doesn't assume you know your plug gap from a radiator cap. This second edition has been re-researched and updated into a more compact book published as a paperback, rather than a hardback as before.
Includes: 1. Planning - When to go; typical costs; documentation; sponsorship; early overland journeys. 2.
Vehicle choice and preparation - The Overlanders' Handbook is the most comprehensive account in print, covering everything from adapting a cheap car to equipping a campervan or 4x4 for months on the road, or even building and outfitting your own accommodation module to mount on an all-terrain truck chassis. 3. Life on the road - How to handle dodgy borders, haggle over a purchase, treat a dodgy stomach and cope with crazy driving conditions.Guidance on wild camping; navigation and mapping strategies; onward shipping; advice for solo women overlanders; travelling with children or with pets; vehicle repairs and troubleshooting; and off-road driving techniques.
4. Continental route outlines - Guidelines on both popular and obscure overland routes through Asia, Africa and Latin America. Includes fuel prices, easiest borders and best seasons, visa strategies, danger zones and regional highlights.
5. Overlanders' Tales - Half a dozen accounts of global adventures lasting months or even years in vans, 4x4s and all-terrain trucks - from contributors aged from 9 to 69. 6.
Forfattere: Chris scott
Publisert måned: -
Publisert år: 2017
Pembrokeshire Coast PathOrdinær pris 199,00 kr
The Pembrokeshire Coast Path follows a National Trail for 186 miles (299km) around the magnificent coastline of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in south-west Wales. Renowned for its unspoilt sandy beaches, secluded coves, tiny fishing villages and off-shore islands rich in bird and marine life, this National Trail provides some of the best coastal walking in Britain. This practical, comprehensive guide to walking the Pembrokeshire Coast Path provides 96 trail maps and 15 town plans, including planning, places to stay, places to eat, what to see.
96 large-scale trail maps and 15 town plans, 14 stage maps and 2 overview maps. Detailed accommodation with reviews: B&Bs, campsites, pubs, hotels, bunkhouses. Where to eat with reviews: cafes, teashops, takeaways, pubs and restaurants. Detailed public transport information with frequency of services. Unique mapping features - In many walking guides the reader has to read a route description then try to relate it to the map. Our guides are easier to use because walking directions, tricky junctions, places to stay and eat, points of interest and walking times are all written onto the maps themselves in the places to which they apply. With their uncluttered clarity, these are not general-purpose maps but fully- edited maps drawn by walkers for walkers.
Forfattere: Jim Manthorpe & Henry Stedman
Publisert år: April 2021
Utgave: 6. utgave
Antall sider: 220
South Downs WayOrdinær pris 219,00 kr
Practical, complete guide to walking the South Downs Way, a 100-mile National Trail footpath which follows the line of chalk hills stretching from Winchester to Eastbourne in southern England.
Thames PathOrdinær pris 229,00 kr
Practical, all-in-one, two-way edition to walking the Thames Path National Trail from the Costwolds to Woolwich (London) & London to Thames Head, including large-scale trail maps printed in two colours, places to stay, places to eat and public transport information.
Trans-Canada Rail GuideOrdinær pris 299,00 kr
Trans-Siberian HandbookOrdinær pris 249,00 kr
A trip across Siberia on the longest continuous railway track in the world is undoubtedly the journey of a lifetime. It's also a convenient way to reach China, Mongolia or Japan. Tickets are not expensive or difficult to arrange.
This acclaimed guide shows you how to organise a trip, where to get tickets, where to stay and what to see.