In this book award-winning Australian journalist Gary Corbett takes an in-depth look at the burgeoning cycle tourism industry and how it is attracting thousands upon thousands of new devotees aged anything from eight to 80-plus years on a yearly basis.
In his easy to read writing style, Gary informs readers about just how addictive guided, self-guided and bike and barge touring really is and how to book a tour that “ticks all the boxes” in Europe, the USA or hundreds of other destinations around the world.
Every aspect of researching, booking a cycle tour to successfully completing a tour is covered in great detail. To make the search for cycle tour operators and holiday cycling destinations all that much easier, an extensive list of cycle tour operators from across the world is also provided.
As an added bonus, the second half of the book details how to plan and successfully complete a long distance cycle tour of anything from a few weeks to a multi-year around the world odyssey. With years of cycle touring experience behind him, Gary takes aspiring long distance cycle tourists through everything that is required for them to prepare for the trip of a lifetime.
Without question the book is an invaluable resource for anyone contemplating booking a holiday with a difference – even if you are a novice cyclist.