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The Danube Cycleway

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A guide to cycling the Danube Cycle Way from Donauschingen in Bavaria to Budapest. The most popular holiday cycle touring route in Europe takes cyclists along the route of the Danube river covering 1350km, in 20 stages, mainly on dedicated cycle tracks. Suitable for all abilities and ages. All route-finding and accommodation information included.

The Danube Cycleway Volume 1

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This guide describes the first 1269km of the cycle route that follows the Danube river from its source in the Black Forest to Budapest. Leading through Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary, the route visits spectacular gorges, hilltop castles, vineyard-clad hillsides and medieval towns. The route mostly follows part of the EuroVelo route 6 (EV6). This guide breaks the route into 29 stages, averaging under 44km per stage. A fit cyclist, cycling an average of 90km per day should be able to complete the route in a fortnight. Suitable for all levels of cyclist, on all types of bike, the route is on a gentle downhill gradient, is mostly off-road and uses well-surfaced and dedicated cycle tracks or quiet country roads. You can break the journey at almost any point as there are many places to stay along the way, varying from youth hostels through to B&B's, guest houses and hotels. The route's highlights include the great imperial cities of Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest, with their palaces, cathedrals, museums and galleries.

The Danube Cycleway Volume 2

Author : Mike Wells
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This guidebook describes the Danube Cycleway along the lower part of the River Danube through Hungary, Croatia, Serbia and Romania. The 1717km long route is split into 32 stages averaging about 50km, and will typically take 3-4 weeks to complete. Following part of EuroVelo 6 (EV6) trans-continental cycle route, the cycling is mostly level, with long stretches off-road on flood dykes, or on quiet roads alongside the flood plain. In contrast to the sections through Austria and Germany, the lower Danube Cycleway goes through regions without a well-developed tourist infrastructure, and cyclists will need to plan ahead and be more self-sufficient. However, it is well within the capabilities of most cycle tourists. The route visits the great cities of Budapest and Belgrade, passes the rugged and spectacular Iron Gates gorge, and ends in the Danube Delta, Europe's largest area of natural wetland. Route descriptions are accompanied by route maps and town/city maps. The guide gives advice on travel and equipment, and lists facilities and accommodation available en route.

The Danube Cycleway Volume 2

Author : Mike Wells
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This guide describes the second part of the Danube Cycle route, a 1717km cycle ride following the lower part of the Danube from the Hungarian capital of Budapest through Hungary, Croatia, Serbia and Romania to the river's delta on the shores of the Black Sea. The cycling is generally level with a few gentle gradients, mostly on quiet country roads or riverside flood dykes. The 32 stages vary from 30-100km, with some longer excursions and surfaces are mostly asphalt and in good condition, suitable for hybrid or touring cycles. Cycling infrastructure is generally good in Hungary, Croatia and Serbia. In Romania, where there is no waymarking and often long distances between places to sleep and eat, this guidebook gives a detailed route description, maps for each stage at a cycle-friendly a scale of approximately 1:150,000 and a listing of all places offering accommodation. Off-route excursions enable short visits to be made to Bulgaria, Moldova, Ukraine and the Danube delta.

The Danube Cycleway

Author : Jack Higginson
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A guide to cycling the Danube Cycle Way from Donauschingen in Bavaria to Budapest. The most popular holiday cycle touring route in Europe takes cyclists along the route of the Danube river covering 1350km, in 20 stages, mainly on dedicated cycle tracks. Suitable for all abilities and ages. All route-finding and accommodation information included.

The GR70 Through the Cevennes Massif Central

Author : Nike Werstroh
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Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Travels with a donkey in the Cévennes' is a classic of travel literature. The GR70 long-distance trail is based on the author's route, allowing walkers to follow in the footsteps of Stevenson and his four-legged companion Modestine through the beautiful Cévennes region on the edge of France's Massif Central. The route is ideal for both first-time trekkers and more experienced hikers, covering around 272km of gently undulating countryside from Le-Puy-en-Velay to Alès. It can be completed in under a fortnight.The trail is presented in 12 stages of 16 to 30km, each with clear route description and mapping, an elevation profile, notes on local points of interest and a brief account of Robert Louis Stevenson's experiences on that section of the route. There is useful advice for planning your trip - including when to go, what to take and how to get there - and accommodation listings.Following drove roads, bridleways and footpaths, the GR70 showcases the landscapes of the Cévennes: wildflower meadows, rolling hills, chestnut woods, limestone gorges and meandering rivers. Characterful villages provide accommodation and other services and offer an opportunity to sample the delicious local produce. There are also glimpses into the region's fascinating history, from pre-historic burial sites to locations associated with the eighteenth-century Protestant Camisards who resisted religious persecution. While many things have undoubtedly changed since Stevenson's visit, the area retains its authentic rural charm and you will soon discover just why Stevenson found it so appealing.

Walking in the Drakensberg

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A guidebook to the Maloti-Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site. The book describes 75 day walks of between 1km and 26km long, in Royal Natal National Park, Cathedral Peak, Monk's Cowl, Injisuthi, Giant's Castle, Highmoor, Kamberg, Lotheni, the Himeville and Underberg districts, plus Bushman's Nek. Graded from easy to strenuous, the walks take in the spectacular natural beauty of the area. Written by a qualified Safari Guide, this book covers 11 areas of the Maloti-Drakensberg Park. It combines clear route descriptions and maps with inspirational photographs, alongside lots of information about local wildlife and the facilities available in each area covered. This range of huge peaks, towering basalt cliffs, massive sandstone outcrops and deep gorges forms the core of an area of unlimited potential for walkers, until recently little known outside South Africa. The area has a unique geological structure and a fascinating history as well as a large variety of antelope and other mammals and a regular bird list of over 200 species.

Cycling the Canal du Midi

Author : Declan Lyons
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This guidebook describes a 240km cycle ride along the length of the Canal du Midi in southern France. Starting at Toulouse in the Haute Garonne and finishing at Sète on the Mediterranean Coast, the route is divided into five stages of about 50km. It is a flat, car-free and picturesque route mainly on the towpath, and is suitable for all abilities. The guide is written for those who want to explore the canal and visit attractions along the way. There are lots of optional detours to sites of interest near the canal, as well as six longer excursions including fortified Carcassone, Roman Narbonne, Vendres lagoon and the Portiragnes marshes. Detailed route descriptions are crammed with additional information about points of interest passed, and 1:200,000 scale maps clearly show the route for each stage of the way. Begun in 1666 the Canal du Midi is one of the world's most picturesque waterways and a World Heritage Site. This is 'La France Profonde', a region rich in history and culture, as seen in the grand homes and chateaux that grace the water's edge, and the fascinating Cathar strongholds of Carcassone, Lastours and Minerve.

The Swiss Alpine Pass Route Via Alpina Route 1

Author : Kev Reynolds
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This guidebook presents the stunning Alpine Pass Route, now fully waymarked as Via Alpina 1. The 360km trail traverses Switzerland from east to west, from Sargans near the Liechtenstein border to Montreux on Lac Leman (Lake Geneva). Crossing sixteen Alpine passes, it showcases some of the country's most breathtaking mountain landscapes, boasting views of iconic peaks such as the Wetterhorn, Eiger, Jungfrau and Les Diablerets. The route is suitable for those with some experience of Alpine trekking: it amasses over 20,000m of ascent and involves some steep sections. It can be completed in 2-3 weeks, although it is also possible to walk shorter sections; alternatively postbus, cable-car and rail connections could be used to allow for a tighter schedule. The route is presented in 18 stages, each featuring step-by-step route description accompanied by 1:100,000 mapping, route profiles and notes on transport, accommodation and facilities. In addition, a 26km prologue in Liechtenstein and an alternative finish following the old course of the Alpine Pass Route via Gsteig are also described. Accommodation options range from mountain huts to hotels and inns, with camping available at a number of licensed sites along the route.

Along the Templar Trail

Author : Brandon Wilson
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"Walking in the nearly forgotten footsteps of the legendary first Knights Templar, an American and a 68-year old Frenchman embark on a mission all their own. Traveling simply and trusting in the kindness of strangers, they set off to carry a message of peace along a route historically used for war. Their incredible journey leads them thousands of miles across eleven countries and two continents toward Jerusalem. After the outbreak of war, everything is uncertain - except for their steadfast and perhaps life-threatening resolve ... weaves a richly detailed Chaucerian tapestry of characters, intrigue, and adventure with personal growth and social commentary. Their poignant tale is a powerful testimony to the courage of the human spirit and an affirmation of the dream of peace still very much alive in the world today. It also provides a signpost for those who dream of making a similar journey along this trail; one destined to become a path of peace for people of all nations, cultures and faiths"--Publisher's description.

The Greening of Urban Transport

Author : Rodney Tolley
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This book provides a stimulating and convincing argument for incorporating green modes of transportation in modern city transportation plans. It provides a primer on the green modes -- walking and cycling -- and describes theoretical considerations as well as practice in a variety of ways. It takes into account recent developments to provide an up-to-date look at this field.

Leisure Recreation and Tourism Abstracts

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Czech Slovak Republics

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Bike Abroad

Author : Gerri Alpert
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Amber Furs and Cockleshells

Author : Anne Mustoe
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The intrepid ex-headmistress' latest lone cycle rides take her to The Amber Route, the Santa Fe Trail and the Pilgrim Way to Santiago de Compostela: three very different but equally evocative journeys rides in history and spectacular landscape. Ms Mustoe's warm and accessible style brings alive the magic of the places she writes about

Unjustifiable Risk

Author : Simon Thompson
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To the impartial observer Britain does not appear to have any mountains. Yet the British invented the sport of mountain climbing and for two periods in history British climbers led the world in the pursuit of this beautiful and dangerous obsession. Unjustifiable Risk is the story of the social, economic and cultural conditions that gave rise to the sport, and the achievements and motives of the scientists and poets, parsons and anarchists, villains and judges, ascetics and drunks that have shaped its development over the past two hundred years. The history of climbing inevitably reflects the wider changes that have occurred in British society, including class, gender, nationalism and war, but the sport has also contributed to changing social attitudes to nature and beauty, heroism and death. Over the years, increasing wealth, leisure and mobility have gradually transformed climbing from an activity undertaken by an eccentric and privileged minority into a sub-division of the leisure and tourist industry, while competition, improved technology and information, and increasing specialisation have helped to create climbs of unimaginable difficulty at the leading edge of the sport. But while much has changed, even more has remained the same. Today's climbers would be instantly recognisable to their Victorian predecessors, with their desire to escape from the crowded complexity of urban society and willingness to take "unjustifiable" risk in pursuit of beauty, adventure and self-fulfilment. Unjustifiable Risk was shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker prize in 2011.

The Wye Valley Walk

Author : The Wye Valley Walk Partnership
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Official guidebook to the Wye Valley Walk. Following the River Wye for 136 miles (219km) from the mouth of the river at Chepstow to the slopes of Plynlimon in Powys, the Wye Valley offers a perfect mix of river and hill walking. The walk can be completed in about ten days, or seven days by the very fit and determined. Devised by the Wye Valley Walk Partnership, the way explores the superb scenery of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Several historic market towns including Chepstow, Monmouth, Ross-on-Wye, Hereford, Hay-on-Wye, Builth Wells and Rhayader can be visited along the route, as well as many small villages and pretty hamlets. Illustrated with colour photographs and OS 1:25,000 map extracts, and also includes a Wye Valley Walk passport, for walkers to collect stamps along the route for a permanent record of their journey. The walk leads through a dramatic limestone gorge, dense woodland beneath limestone crags and past peaceful river meadows in some of the most superb scenery in the heart of the Wye Valley.

Walking in Derbyshire

Author : Elaine Burkinshaw
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Guidebook to walking in Derbyshire and the Peak District. 60 circular day walks, ranging from 2 to 10 miles (4 to 14km), offer something for walkers of all abilities. The walks start from bases all over the area including Glossop, Buxton, Bakewell, Matlock, Ripley, Ashbourne and Derby. The routes are illustrated with OS map extracts and accompanied with the author's own photographs, as well as including plenty of practical information on getting to and around Derbyshire and the routes. Historic sites including Hardwick Hall, Kedleston Hall, Eyam, Chatsworth House (the fictional Pemberley), New Mills, Cromford, Goyt Valley and Dovedale are also explored, as are Bronze and Iron Age forts, medieval castles and ruined Abbeys. Walking routes pass remnants of ancient civilisations, fine market towns and villages, caverns, castles, country houses and parklands, historic spa resorts and industrial heritage sites, and the book is full of background information detailing the local history.

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Encycleopedia

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Shows and describes portable, recumbent, city, family, and racing bikes, lists manufacturers, and surveys bicycling in Europe