Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die: Biking Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations (Hardcover)

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“OMG views, killer hills and open road . . . everything a pedal pusher could ask for.” —Fitness magazine
“What makes this book exciting is that Chris included interviews with cycling-industry experts to identify and describe what it is like to cycle in all 50 regions.” —Adventure Cycling Association
Plan your next biking vacation, or live vicariously, with this beautiful guide to 50 of the world’s best places to ride a bicycle, as chosen by expert cyclists who have been there.
Each location, in addition to advice from experts, is brought to life with stunning color photographs. Some of these are popular biking spots that are on everyone’s bucket list. Some may be new to even serious riders. Locations include: 
  • Arizona: Grand Canyon—North Rim
  • Belgium: Flanders
  • British Columbia: Okanagan Valley
  • California: Eastern Sierra, Wine Country
  • Costa Rica: Arenal to Guanacaste
  • France: Provence
  • Ireland: Connemara
  • Italy: Sardinia
  • Michigan: Leelanau Peninsula
  • South Africa: Cape Town
  • Vermont: Champlain Valley
 Biking is booming as both a leisure and an extreme exercise activity, and here Chris Santella explores trips for cyclists of every level. He covers environments as varied as the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia, the Indochina Trail in Vietnam, and the urban jungle of New York City. With a mix of international and national locations, the 50 chapters capture the breathtaking vistas cyclists will enjoy around the world.
Whether you’re a serious biker training for years, or just someone looking for adventure and some healthy time outdoors, Santella and his experts offer you a smorgasbord of dream vacations to choose from. So, start reading and start peddling!

About the Author

Chris Santella is the author of more than 20 books, including 17 titles in the Fifty Places series. He is a regular contributor to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Trout, and The Fly Fish Journal, and resides in Portland, Oregon. When he’s not writing, Santella can often be found swinging flies for steelhead on rivers around the Pacific Northwest or strumming guitar in his band, Catch & Release. Diana Helmuth is a travel writer who has written for Curbed and The Bold Italic. She is currently working on a humor/advice backpacking book for Mountaineers Press, slated for next year. Most of her current writing is on the great outdoors and millennial culture. She lives in San Francisco.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781584799894
ISBN-10: 1584799897
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang
Publication Date: October 1st, 2012
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Fifty Places