Cycling guides of Italy.

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Aosta valley Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking in the Aosta Valley - 61 Itineraries below its 4000 metre peaks - Aostadal MTB gids - Versante Sud
Mountain Biking in the Aosta Valley - 61 Itineraries below its 4,000 metre peaks - Fabrizio Charruaz, Gianfranco Sappa, Sergio Borbey, Daniele Herin - Versante Sud

A choice of 61 mountain biking itineraries at the foot of the most beautiful mountains of the alpine arc will help you discover the hidden corners of this beautiful region: Val d’Aoste. Through woods, pastures and cols, from valley bottoms to the heights of the the mountains, following single track or farm roads, the itineraries offered will satisfy both beginners starting off as well as seasoned mountain bikers looking for a thrill. The guide book finishes off with a description of the tours of Fallère, Mont Blanc and Gran Combin offering the possibility of undertaking a real mountain bike journey around these magnificent 4.000 metre peaks.
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Canyoning North Italy & Ticino

Canyoning in the Alps

Northern Italy and Ticino

The Alps rank high among the world's foremost destinations for canyoning. This book brings together 90 of the most celebrated descents in the Alpine regions of northern Italy and Ticino in Switzerland. Divided into five areas, the descents described in the guide present a huge variety of terrain, rock and styles of canyoning. Route difficulty is split into seven grades, from easier canyons suited to beginners, through to the strongest aquatic and technical challenges, which demand experienced rope skills, physical fitness and a calm head for high water.

The Alps are home to some of the most extraordinary geological creations in the world, and the range's canyons are no exception, from limestone to granite-gneiss aquaparks. Sights to tempt any canyoner await; from the art-deco sweep of water-carved rock, to knife-thin chasms reaching overhead, to serene blue pools cradled in a natural ampitheatre.

The guide introduces routes in Val d'Ossola, Ticino, Lake Como and the Belluno Dolomites through to canyons in Austria and Slovenia. There is information on Alpine geology and the history of Canyoning, as well as details on access and accommodation in each area, advice on technique, risks, preparation and necessary equipment. It is an indispensable companion to any canyoner looking for an exhilarating adventure in the Alps.

  • detailed maps, photography and topos of all 90 descents
  • advice on equipment, hazards and techniques specific to canyoning
  • practical advice on planning a canyoning trip to each region
  • background information on the areas covered in Italy, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia
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Lonely Planet: Cycling Italy

Cycling Italy

A land of majestic alpine peaks, vast lakes and brilliant coasts, Italy is best seen on two wheels. Whether you're a novice or a hardened pro this guide belongs in your panniers.

, 103 days of Italy's best cycling - including Sicily and Sardinia

, risottos to rifugi, hundreds of eating and sleeping options , special guide to on-the-road maintenance

, the best things to see and do, in or out of the saddle

, tips on packing and transporting your bike

, detailed Italian language guide


Pages: 384
Dimensions: 13 cm x 19,5 cm
Language: English

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TCI: Italy by Bike

Italy by Bike
105 Tours from the Alps to Sicily

Originally founded as a club for cycling enthusiasts in 1894. The Touring Club of Italy brings together over 100 years of travel expertise to create a comprehensive guide for cyclists of all ages and experience. From the Alps to Etna. over 2.700 miles of world-class bicycling routes take you from quiet

woodland valleys, past rolling vineyards and olive groves, to mountain summits with sweeping views. Pedal through the most magnificent parts of Italy and experience the sights. scents. and sounds of every region.


Each itinerary fully illustrated with:

. Detailed route map. technical tips on terrain and elevation gains. plus useful local information including web addresses and phone numbers.

. 105 detailed itineraries including one in Switzerland and one in Austria. with several routes exclusively for mountain bikes.

. 46 easy day rides suitable for families and beginners along quiet country lanes and lightly-trafficked roads.

. 41 challenging routes for the experienced touring cyclist featuring longer rides with varying terrain.

. 18 ambitious and physically demanding itineraries geared to expert riders well prepared for the rigors of the road.


Pages: 240
Dimensions: 14 cm x 22 cm
Language: English