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(Online library) Latin America by Bike: A Complete Touring Guide

Latin America by Bike: A Complete Touring Guide Walter Sienko DOC | *audiobook | ebooks | Download PDF | ePub

#4430839 in Books Mountaineers Books 1993-09Original language:EnglishPDF # 1 .82 x 5.33 x 8.31l, #File Name: 0898863651256 pages | File size: 34.Mb Walter Sienko : Latin America by Bike: A Complete Touring Guide before purchasing it in order to gage whether or not it would be worth my time, and all praised Latin America by Bike: A Complete Touring Guide: 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful. Practical Information for Planning a Biking Trip in South AmericaBy NiftyThis is a great reference book to help with planning your trip. Most of the information still applies


even though the book was written in 1993. Be sure to do your own research on political circumstances and health requirements before you leave though.Each country is divided into the following sections:* Intro to the country* Cycle Zones - each geographic region of the country is listed whether there is a tour in the area or not. Terrain, Scenery, Cultural Interest, and Weather for each zone is described.* Tour Route Description with Map - Route described by mile points. The maps are not great, but get the point across.* General Information: Getting to the Country, Documents, Accommodations, Drinks, Health, Money, and Security* Cycling Information: Bicycles, Roads, Maps, and Bike Transport (other than riding)The appendices are fantastic. He has included a packing list, list of recommended shots, temperature tables and biking words in Spanish. These alone have been of great assistance, but the "Safety Awareness Chart" is a little out of date.The routes are usually circle route - beginning and ending at the same location, but each geographic area is described whether there is a route in it or not. The author does state that the routes are designed for people who have some time in a country to do a limited amount of cycle touring. You can incorporate these routes into your own path with little difficulty.Note: There is information on but no routes in El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, or Uruguay.23 of 23 people found the following review helpful. A valuable resource for the adventure cyclist.By A CustomerPlanning any independent trip to Latin America is hard. Planning a cycling trip is harder still because it requires answers to travel questions only cyclists ask. This book is the only one I know of that understands what cyclists in Latin America need to know - road conditions, where to get spares, where do the prevailing winds come from etc. Half of the book is devoted to presenting this information clearly for each country, plus a general guide to equipment (wherever I go, I refer to their check-list), safety and customs. The other half gives recommended routes which would be useful on shorter trips and aim to take in the best of each country.0 of 1 people found the following review helpful. a light guide bookBy Rouquettethis book is about some tours the autor made in the latin american countrys.I expected a technic guide about bike travel, but it s not.Only the kind of informations you ve got in other guides and not so complete.It s not a bad book, but it s not the one I thought.sorry to give a bad review, I m sure a lot of people have found good and useful informations in it, but not me.Max Tells how to prepare for a long bicycle trip, and offers information and advi about bicycling through each Latin American country, from Argentina to Venezuela.

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