Cycling guides of Italy.
The Alps are home to some of the most extraordinary geological creations in the world, and the range's canyons are no exception, from limestone to granite-gneiss aquaparks. Sights to tempt any canyoner await; from the art-deco sweep of water-carved rock, to knife-thin chasms reaching overhead, to serene blue pools cradled in a natural ampitheatre.
The guide introduces routes in Val d'Ossola, Ticino, Lake Como and the Belluno Dolomites through to canyons in Austria and Slovenia. There is information on Alpine geology and the history of Canyoning, as well as details on access and accommodation in each area, advice on technique, risks, preparation and necessary equipment. It is an indispensable companion to any canyoner looking for an exhilarating adventure in the Alps.
A land of majestic alpine peaks, vast lakes and brilliant coasts, Italy is best seen on two wheels. Whether you're a novice or a hardened pro this guide belongs in your panniers.
, 103 days of Italy's best cycling - including Sicily and Sardinia
, risottos to rifugi, hundreds of eating and sleeping options , special guide to on-the-road maintenance
, the best things to see and do, in or out of the saddle
, tips on packing and transporting your bike
, detailed Italian language guide
Pages: 384Dimensions: 13 cm x 19,5 cmLanguage: English
Originally founded as a club for cycling enthusiasts in 1894. The Touring Club of Italy brings together over 100 years of travel expertise to create a comprehensive guide for cyclists of all ages and experience. From the Alps to Etna. over 2.700 miles of world-class bicycling routes take you from quiet
woodland valleys, past rolling vineyards and olive groves, to mountain summits with sweeping views. Pedal through the most magnificent parts of Italy and experience the sights. scents. and sounds of every region.
Each itinerary fully illustrated with:
. Detailed route map. technical tips on terrain and elevation gains. plus useful local information including web addresses and phone numbers.
. 105 detailed itineraries including one in Switzerland and one in Austria. with several routes exclusively for mountain bikes.
. 46 easy day rides suitable for families and beginners along quiet country lanes and lightly-trafficked roads.
. 41 challenging routes for the experienced touring cyclist featuring longer rides with varying terrain.
. 18 ambitious and physically demanding itineraries geared to expert riders well prepared for the rigors of the road.
Pages: 240Dimensions: 14 cm x 22 cmLanguage: English
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