Great guides for the enthusiastic biker that outline a diverse array of tours through scenic terrains all over the United States. With challenging treks for the lean, mean veteran and pleasant excursions for the Sunday cyclist, these books have something for everyone.
Written for cyclists of all stripes, Best Bike Rides books offer a diverse array of scenic tours in and around some of America's largest urban destinations. Road rides, rail rides, bike paths, and single-track mountain bike rides all get included. Most rides are in the 5 to 30 mile range, allowing for great afternoon outings and family adventures. Each book features 35 to 40 rides with color photos, maps, point-by-point miles and directions, and GPS coordinates of starting and finishing points.
Written for the cyclists of all stripes, Best Bikes Rides Near Chicago marks the debut of a new series that offers a diverse array of scenic tours in some of America’s largest urban destinations—from easy excursions for the Sunday cyclist to challenging treks for the veteran. Here, veteran author and cyclist Ted Villaire presents 35 diverse rides in and around the Windy City. As amply demonstrated by this guide, Chicago’s heritage as a transportation hub has reaped huge rewards for local cyclists. Twenty miles of lakeshore parkland and an elaborate system of leafy boulevards connect a series of mega-parks throughout the city. Coupled with this is an ever-expanding cycling infrastructure featuring more than 100 miles of bikes lanes. The Illinois Prairie Path, which runs between the Des Plaines River and Wheaton, was one of the first linear trails in the nation converted from a railroad line—and today it is part of the most extensive collection of rail trails in the Midwest, perhaps the nation.
Best Rail Trails Pacific Northwest is the complete guide to walking, jogging, biking, and cross-country skiing more than sixty of the best rail trails in one of the most beautiful and geographically varied reaches of America. Written by a local author with expert knowledge of the region, this easy-to-use book provides mile-by-mile descriptions of the most popular rural and urban rail trails in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, plus complete listings of the region’s other rail trails—from Washington’s Burke Gilman Trail that passes above the old sand point naval base, to Idaho’s Route of the Hiawatha Trail, renowned for its tunnels. Look inside to find: Full trail profiles, including length, access points, difficulty rating, and surface type Detailed trail maps Full-color photos GPS coordinates At-a-glance icons for easy identification of rail trails that best suit one’s interests Information on wheelchair accessibility; availability of parking, restrooms, and places to eat along the trail; locations of ranger stations, visitor’s centers, and depot museums; and where to rent bikes
Whether exploring your own backyard or somewhere new, discover the freedom of the open road with Lonely Planet Pacific Northwest's Best Trips. Featuring 33 amazing road trips, from 2-day escapes to 2-week adventures.
A collection of 44 bike trips through scenic parts of the South, complete with maps and written directions. Included is a list of local cycling groups from throughout the region.
For a limited time, receive a free Fodor's Guide to Safe and Healthy Travel e-book with the purchase of this guidebook! Go to fodors.com for details. Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. With the growing interest in adventure travel, national parks, hip cities, wineries, and microbreweries, the Pacific Northwest attracts a huge number of visitors every year. This dramatic region stretching from British Columbia to Oregon provides pristine wilderness areas to explore--from coastlines to mountains--as well as vibrant metropolitan scenes in Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver. Fodor’s Pacific Northwest includes: UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: New hotel and restaurant reviews cover recently opened properties throughout the region along with special focus on Portland and the popular brewery and winery scenes. ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Colorful features introduce the whales of the Pacific Northwest, wine-tasting itineraries in Oregon's Willamette Valley, and Seattle's Pike Place Market. INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: Fodor's recommends the top attractions and experiences, highlighting must-see sights from Stanley Park in Vancouver to microbreweries in Portland. Four chapters provide in-depth information on visiting stunning national parks: Crater Lake, Olympic, North Cascades, and Mount Rainier. DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Pacific Northwest offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks in every category. COVERS: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Willamette Valley, Mt. Hood, Bend, Mt. St. Helens, San Juan Islands, Olympic National Park, Mt. Rainer, Victoria, and more.
The Best Easy Day Hikes series are handy, pocket-size guides for day hikers in America's most popular outdoor destinations. Each guide describes approximately 20-30 easy-to-follow, scenic trails in and around national parks, cities and urban areas, and popular outdoor destinations across America. With hikes varying from half-hour strolls to full-day adventures, these guidebooks are for everyone, including families.
From Bainbridge Island to downtown Seattle, this little guide documents a surprisingly large number of modest--and a few not-so-modest--bike rides in western Washington. Includes illustrations and directions conveyed in a witty and informative manner. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Here is the perfect guide to take with you to the great Pacific Northwest and Alaska. This guide is packed with information not found in other guides. The students at Berkeley outline the best cheap places for lodging and dining, the best trails for hiking or biking. . . . It's all here--with comprehensive map s.
An important update to his very popular first edition, Hansen's enthusiasm for exploration comes through in this full-color, fully-detailed tribute and guide to the great roads of America's Pacific Northwest. Both visitors to the region and lifetime locals will enjoy and learn from the 30+ trips that Hansen has planned and perfected. Designed from top to bottom for motorcyclists, this new second edition includes topographical maps for each trip, specific directions, and tips on the best places to eat, sleep, and visit. Hansen guides motorcyclists through the areas around Seattle and Portland, up and down the coats of Washington, Oregon, and northern California, around the volcanos of Mt. Saint Helens, Mt. Hood, and Mt. Ranier, across the desert of Oregon, out to the San Juan Islands, and over the border into parts of British Columbia. Riders will see everything from the most interesting places in the region's history, to the hills, inlets, islands, and valleys that make the American Northwest a favorite among motorcycle enthusiasts.
Whether travelers are looking for a romantic getaway or a family vacation, this "Best Places to Stay" title provides accurate and up-to-date information for Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia.