Edited by Nicky Crowther
Foreword by Mike
Follow in the tracks of some of the world's most experienced mountain bikers as they guide you on the most exciting routes
they have ever ridden. This book puts the mountain into mountain biking, taking you through the Himalayas, the Pyrenees, and the Appalachians.
However, there are plenty of less vertiginous rides through equally beautiful and impressive landscapes, such as Israel, Australia, and the Dominican
Cycling offers real escapism combined with sheer exhilaration. Experience some of the most thrilling rides in the world from
your armchair, and then choose at your leisure which ones to pursue in reality. Detailed factfiles supply all the essential information you need to plan
your trip: distance, duration, altitude, difficulty level, terrain, permits, maps and guidebooks, accommodation and supplies, when to visit, health and
personal safety, as well as interesting details about flora and fauna and scenic highspots.
From the forests of British Columbia to the
Great Wall of China, traveling by bike is an excellent way to experience a country and Classic Mountain Bike Rides provides both inspiration and
information to help you plan your next adventure. Routes vary from three days to over a month, and from high-altitude rides in rugged, remote country
to less demanding lowland treks.
Stunning photographs, illustrations, and specially commissioned maps combine to give a vivid picture
of the unique nature of each route. A practical introductory section gives advice on good travel practice, equipment, repairs, general health and
safety, and offers guidance about how to protect the wilderness in which you are biking. With an international directory of useful contacts, Classic
Mountain Bike Rides is the ultimate inspiration for mountain bikers worldwide.
Mike Ferrentino is an acclaimed biking journalist currently
working on the Internet magazine bikemag.com.