100 Bike Rides of a Lifetime: The World's Ultimate Cycling Experiences (Hardcover)
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This inspiring illustrated guide from National Geographic reveals the ultimate bucket list destinations for cyclists, from the vineyards of New Zealand to the peaks of Patagonia.
Get your pedals turning with this ultimate guide to the 100 greatest bike routes around the world. Beautifully illustrated with National Geographic photography and divided by region, 100 Bike Rides of a Lifetimetakes you across six continents to the most epic bike rides on the planet.
Geared to everyone from expert riders to casual enthusiasts, this vibrant book offers a route for every type of biker, from quick jaunts in your own neighborhood to multi-week challenge. You’ll also find essential information—the best time to ride, the best spots to refuel, cultural highlights along each route, where to stay, and how to relax post-ride.
Bucket list recommendations include:
- Delightful excursions on 45 miles of scenic, traffic-free carriage roads through Maine’s Acadia National Park
- A two-to-three-month expedition across the U.S. on the Trans-America Bicycle Trail from Oregon to Virginia
- Romantic and picturesque day trips across 130 miles of trails in the rural hills of Tuscan
- A multi-day ride along France’s classic Tour de Mont Aigual loop
- A summer trek through the Andes of Argentina and Chile
- A weeks-long trip through New Zealand’s Alps2Ocean Track, stretching from Mt. Cook to the Pacific Ocean
Inspiring and authoritative, this information-packed book will be the ultimate resource for every kind of cyclist.
About the Author
Roff Smith is an award-winning magazine writer and photographer and long-time contributor to National Geographic. Formerly a senior writer on the staff of Time magazine, he has had work published in Newsweek, Nature, Smithsonian, Islands, Australian Geographic, Conde Nast Traveller, Lonely Planet Traveller, National Geographic Adventure, Atlas Obscura, and NPR. Over more than 25 years on assignments, his work has taken him to every continent and more than 100 countries. He is the writer and photographer behind “Travels at Home: A Cyclist on the English Landscape” inspired by journeys he took on his bike close to home beginning in the pandemic. You can follow him at theartoftheride.com