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4.0 out of 5 stars Indispensable Touring Guide
If you want to go touring in the Alps, just buy this. Don't even think about it, just get it.

The author is a motorcyclist, and American, and his narrative is written from this perspective. He also seems to like Hotels and Guest Houses, where I prefer camping. But thats not criticism, its just his style - and he clearly loves the Alps as much as I do...
Published on 22 Sep 2006 by Mike Forrester

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1.0 out of 5 stars No real practical advice
A big disappointment. I spent a week touring Corsica and found nothing in this book of help. Buy the Rough Guides to Corsica and the Alps.
Published on 4 May 2009 by Tam Tam


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4.0 out of 5 stars Indispensable Touring Guide, 22 Sep 2006
This review is from: Motorcycle Journeys Through the Alps and Corsica (Paperback)
If you want to go touring in the Alps, just buy this. Don't even think about it, just get it.

The author is a motorcyclist, and American, and his narrative is written from this perspective. He also seems to like Hotels and Guest Houses, where I prefer camping. But thats not criticism, its just his style - and he clearly loves the Alps as much as I do.

You get a good index, an overview-map of where each route is, and 3-4 pages on each route: a description of how to get there, major landmarks on the route, places of interest, and so on. He writes well, giving just the right amount of detail, without being overly wordy.

You get a small map of each route, though they are not enough on their own and you will need to buy a good detailed map as well.

I'd give this book 5 stars if the maps were a bit bigger and showed a bit more surrounding detail. Other than that, I can't fault it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Alpine Journeys, 8 Jan 2007
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J. R. Hepworth "Dr Jon" (London) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Motorcycle Journeys Through the Alps and Corsica (Paperback)
This book deserves 5 stars for effort alone. Clearly John Hermann is a dedicated Alpinist and he has painstakingly found most of the minor Alpine passes and dead ends by deserted lakes that the Alps has to offer, aswell as the stunning passes that we motorcyclists crave. The book is very accessible, but it would benefit from more comprehensive details on hotels in different regions and longer suggested routes linking up different parts of the Alps in my humble opinion.

It is an excellent reference point and useful for first timers thinking of an Alpine tour and for seasoned Alpinists.

I have been reading this book again as I plan this years foray into the Alps and I am revising my earlier review to give 5 stars as this really is a phenomenal book and a lifetimes work. Other than the above my only suggestion for a revised version would be for the maps to be better, but that is my only criticism of this epic work and any Alpinist embarking on any tour should have their own stock of maps anyway.
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4.0 out of 5 stars great product, 7 April 2013
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great product, great value. the rest of this review does not need to be continued expect that this website waants a certain number of words
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1.0 out of 5 stars No real practical advice, 4 May 2009
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A big disappointment. I spent a week touring Corsica and found nothing in this book of help. Buy the Rough Guides to Corsica and the Alps.
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