Cycle Tour Croatia Islands Routes/Maps/Download GPS Tracks

Cycle Tour Croatia Islands Routes/Maps/Download GPS Tracks

The Croatia Islands total 1000 islands. Of that number, 66 are inhabited. Cyclists most likely will find that 10 islands fall into a pleasant long distance route beIMG_2113tween Dubrovnik and Rijeka. These same islands also offer loop rides that can be ridden in a day, and linear routes that connect a few islands that can be ridden in one or two weeks. The aim of this book is to show cyclists a variety of routes that range from one day to a month and more. We have sorted through the logistics so you don’t have to. Pick one route or three. The choice is yours; you have the data you need in this book.

Cycling the Croatia Islands is all about riding ferries on turquoise seas, visiting absolutely charming, vibrant seaside towns, splurging on delicious, picked-from-the-garden fruits and vegetables, and indulging on inexpensive wines. There are plentiful seaside camping choices or local apartments with kitchens. There are isolated beaches, populated beaches with all sorts of amenities, all night parties, remote, quiet villages, historic towns, sailing and motor boat rentals and tours, snorkeling, and windsurfing. There are even nudist beaches and nudist camping grounds. The Croatia Islands have something for everyone!

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Cycle Scenic Slovenia-Routes/Maps/Download GPS Tracks

Cycle Scenic Slovenia-Routes/Maps/Download GPS Tracks

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Why is bicycling Slovenia so special? There are few, if any, dedicated bicycle paths like in Germany and Austria. There are no bicycle signs to follow.  Cyclists must ride on regular roads with the cars and trucks. There are rarely shoulders for the cyclist. The country is mountainous and challenging to cycle. So why did it become our favorite country to cycle?

Many touring cyclists we met used Slovenia to get from the Adriatic coast to Poland, or Austria. They followed the major west-east auto freeway routes that connect the coast with Ljubljana and Maribor. How did they like it? “It was pleasant”, they remarked, “but nothing really special”.

They missed everything that Slovenia has to offer a touring cyclist:

  • stunning, peaceful countryside
  • spectacular Alps
  • beautifully paved roads with hardly any traffic
  • a host of suggested bicycle route maps available locally
  • extremely courteous drivers who are happy to share the road with cyclists
  • exceptionally friendly people many of whom speak excellent English
  • delicious local food
  • very pleasant accommodations and camping facilities
  • wonderful, historic towns

Slovenia is a cycle touring destination that has not yet been discovered. Cyclists simply don’t know where to ride! There are literally hundreds of mountain bike routes that are mapped and advertized, but information about routes for the touring cyclist are hard to find. Hence, the reason for this book.

This PDF full color book details 6 cycle routes in Slovenia adding up to 1200 kilometers (745 mi). Each route is further divided into stages. There are maps for every route and stage. The routes wind through incredibly scenic areas of this beautiful and friendly country on low traffic paved roads. One of the routes connects to Austria and the Drava River Basin while another highlights how to get to the islands of Croatia. The routes are designed for touring cyclists who want to see what Slovenia is all about.

PDF format is like an e-book and can be carried with you as you ride. But what really sets this book apart is the link to download all the GPS data with associated map into your computer, tablet  phone, or GPS device. You don’t have to rely on reading paper maps or following long winded verbal directions. Load the routes and follow visually. You will always know where you are!

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On Our Own A Bicycling Adventure in Southeast Asia PDF Download

On Our Own A Bicycling Adventure in Southeast Asia PDF Download

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is about an 8000 mile journey by bicycle, through the heart of Southeast Asia. Anne and Mike Poe, an American couple in their mid-fifties, journeyed for six months from Bali, Indonesia through Java, Sumatra, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and China until finally reaching Hong Kong. Experience the Poes’ unique adventure as they sojourn on their own with no guides to show them the way, no organized tours to fix all the problems and no translators to read the menus. Their stories tell the truth about what it really feels like to travel into the lives of the local populations. Meet head on the rising aspirations of a Third World continent banging at the door of change yet still very much imprisoned by the infrastructure and philosophical viewpoints of its past. It is, without doubt, a prime region for provocative travel experiences.

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Utah National Parks Arches & Canyonlands Day Hikes PDF Download

Utah National Parks Arches & Canyonlands Day Hikes PDF Download

Arches & Canyonlands-Needles

Arches & Canyonlands-Needles

Utah National Parks Arches & Canyonlands PDF Download

There are many books on hiking Arches & Canyonlands National Parks.

So, why did we decide to go against the big guys and write our own?

We are hikers! We saw a need for a different kind of hiking guide.

Maps and color pictures excite and provide critical information to hikers seeking just the right trail to follow. This book offers page after page of both. It answers the question…why should I choose this hike over another?  We graphically show difficulty levels, scenic value, and even offer options to choose your own prefered distance.

You won’t find this book in National Park visitor centers.

  • We submitted our book for review with the Park Service. They rejected it.
  • The primary reason was: our mileages and elevations differed from theirs.
  • We pondered this issue for quite a while.

    We could copy their figures and resubmit the book or, we could stay with our own figures.

  • We collected our data for every hike with a GPS. After hiking some trails and plotting the GPS data on a map, we realized that the route on the ground and on the existing maps did not coincide. Nor did some of the distances and elevations. 

    So we re-hiked those trails some of them 3 times!

  • No GPS is 100% accurate. But, we decided to stay with the data we collected rather than simply copy the data already published.
  • We stand by our figures.

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Ouray, Silverton & Lake City PDF Download

Ouray, Silverton & Lake City PDF Download

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Ouray, Silverton & Lake City PDF Download

Ouray, Silverton & Lake City are 3 historic mining towns in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado.

Included in the guide are early season trails that have lower elevations, but most of the hikes are above timberline with trailheads starting over 9,000 feet and climbing to over 14,000 feet.

Hiking above timberline is extremely gratifying; it evokes a sense of grandeur not found in the forests or lower elevations.

Numerous hikes follow parts of the spectacular Continental Divide Trail and the Colorado Trail. Many hikes are cross country following intermittent animal and old pack trails. We included some of the most popular Colorado 14ers as well as some of the easier peaks to introduce this type of environment to some that might not otherwise experience them. But, even at these elevations, there are trails for all difficulty levels. That is the magic of hiking Ouray-Silverton-Lake City!

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