Released on 2016-08-01Categories Travel

Epic Bike Rides of the World

Epic Bike Rides of the World

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9781760341879

Category: Travel

Page: 466

View: 464

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Discover 200 of the best places to ride a bike in this beautifully illustrated hardback. From family-friendly, sightseeing urban rides to epic adventures off the beaten track. Destinations range from France and Italy, for the world's great bike races, to the wilds of Mongolia and Patagonia. These journeys will inspire - whether you are an experienced cyclist or just getting started. The book is organised by continent. In the Americas we join a family bikepacking trip in Ecuador; we pedal the Natchez Trace Parkway and stop at legendary music spots; we ride the Pacific Coast Highway in Oregon and California; go mountain biking in Moab and Canada; and explore the cities of Buenos Aires and New York by bicycle. European rides include easy-going trips around Lake Constance, along the Danube and the Loire, and coast-to-coast routes; routes in Tuscany, Spain and Corsica; and professional journeys up Mt Ventoux and around the Tour of Flanders. In Asia, we venture through Vietnam's valleys; complete the Mae Hong Son circuit in northern Thailand; cross the Indian Himalayas; and pedal through Bhutan. And in Australia and New Zealand we take in Tasmania and Queensland by mountain bike; cycle into Victoria's high country and around Adelaide on road bikes; and try some of New Zealand's celebrated cycle trails. Each ride is illustrated with stunning photography and a map. A toolkit of practical details - where to start and finish, how to get there, where to stay and more - helps riders plan their own trips. There are also suggestions for three more similar rides around the world for each story. Each piece shows how cycling is a fantastic way to get to know a place, a people and their culture. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, gift and lifestyle books and stationery, as well as an award-winning website, magazines, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.
Released on 2017-11-01Categories Travel

Lonely Planet Melbourne & Victoria

Lonely Planet Melbourne & Victoria

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9781787012080

Category: Travel

Page: 747

View: 511

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Melbourne & Victoria is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Get lost in Melbourne's laneways, drive the Great Ocean Road or hear the roar of the fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Melbourne & Victoria and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Melbourne & Victoria: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, literature, cinema, music, architecture, politics, sports, cuisine, wine Covers City Centre, Fitzroy, Carlton, St Kilda, Richmond, Great Ocean Road, the Grampians, the Mornington Peninsula and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Melbourne & Victoria , our most comprehensive guide to Melbourne & Victoria, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveler since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travelers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.
Released on 2017-05-01Categories Travel

Melbourne and around (Rough Guides Snapshot Australia)

Melbourne and around (Rough Guides Snapshot Australia)

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 9780241313190

Category: Travel

Page:

View: 525

The Rough Guides Snapshot Australia: Melbourne and around is the ultimate travel guide to this area of Australia. It leads you through the city and surrounding region with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from Melbourne's laneways to Luna Park, and the Yarra Valley to the penguins on Phillip Island. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. The Rough Guides Snapshot Australia: Melbourne and around covers the city itself as well as the suburbs, the Mornington Peninsula, French Island, Phillip Island, the Yarra Valley and the Dandenongs, and the Geelong and Bellarine Peninsula. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Australia, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around the city, including transport, food, drink, costs, health, visas and outdoor activities. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Australia. The Rough Guides Snapshot Australia: Melbourne and around is equivalent to 106 printed pages.
Released on 2010-09-14Categories Travel

Melbourne, Victoria & Tasmania

Melbourne, Victoria & Tasmania

Author: Holly Smith

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 1588437795

Category: Travel

Page: 140

View: 213

The author, a native Australian, covers everything you might want to know about Australia - guaranteed! The places to stay, from budget to luxury, rentals to B&Bs, the restaurants, from fast food to the highest quality, the beachwalks and bushwalks, the wildlife and how to see it, exploring the country by air, on water, by bike, and every other way. Following are a few excerpts from the guide: The gathering of landscapes within the compact state of Victoria seem as if a giant had taken different pieces from around the continent, squashed them together and shaken them up, and then tossed them to let them fall where they may. The awesome, wave-lashed coastal edges are among the state's classic sights, with crumpled pillars of orange rock stacked tall out in the water. Where the shores aren't rough, the beaches are silky and white, as soft and tame as a kitten, with cold but gentle waters. Behind this edge are thick patches of temperate rainforests leading up into drier locales, including inland deserts, an unmade bed of mountain foothills and folds, and smooth river marshes and plains. You'd never expect that much of the terrain here was once actually volcanic, resulting in wild peaks, bluffs, and valleys throughout the center. There's 227,600 sq km of land in the state, and the Great Dividing Range arches through the center of it, with major collections of peaks in the Dandenongs and Macedons. The highest summits are in the east, at 1,986-m (6,514-ft) Mt. Bogong and 1,922-m (6,304-ft) Mt. Feathertop, and snowfields are found throughout the northeastern Australian Alps from June to September. Hemming in the land are 1,800 km (1,116 mi) of coastlines along the Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean, with Melbourne and Geelong fronting the central cut inland to Port Phillip Bay. This is a cool state, akin to the Pacific Northwest or the lower New England states of the U.S., with warm summers but chilling, wet winters. Some regions do dip below freezing, namely the northeastern mountains, while the Gippsland highlands in the east and the western Otway Ranges see more rain than anywhere else. Skip a couple hours south or west and you'll hit the arid Mallee region, and the Little Desert and Big Desert national park areas. Farmlands fill in the gaps, where orchards and vineyards are filled with apples, grapes, oranges, and other citrus fruits. Main crops are grains and vegetables, the fields fronting huge dairy farms or sheep and cattle ranches. Tasmania is offshore from Victoria. The name "Tasmania" is one of the world's most intriguing, and it rightfully sounds such as one of the most fascinating places on earth. And, yes, it's a heck of a journey to reach this offshore Australian state - but once you're here, if you're adventurous, you won't want to leave. Indeed, the island state of Tasmania is ripe for adventure. A heart-shaped, mountainous landmass 298 km (185 mi) southeast of the main Australian continent, it's covered with forests, threaded with rivers, and edged by wild, rugged beaches and bays. Its wilderness comprises an international Heritage Site of its own, filled with some of the world's oldest and most unusual plants, animals that are found nowhere else on earth, rock formations that span every geological era, and among the longest underground tunnels ever found. The capital of Hobart, where almost half the island's residents live, is tucked into the southeastern edge, and the sleepy northern ferry town of Devonport brings in visitors from the mainland. No one ventures far, though, which leaves the majority of the island open to exploring and free of crowds, even at the loveliest of national wonders such as Tasman National Park in the southeast, Freycinet National Park in the east, and Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park in the west.
Released on 2012-03-01Categories Travel

Melbourne and around Rough Guides Snapshot Australia (includes the Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula, Phillip Island and the Dandenongs)

Melbourne and around Rough Guides Snapshot Australia (includes the Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula, Phillip Island and the Dandenongs)

Author:

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 9781409361008

Category: Travel

Page: 108

View: 676

The Rough Guide Snapshot to Melbourne and around is the ultimate travel guide to this vibrant city and its surrounding region. It guides you through the region with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, whether you're on a foodie tour of the city's world-class restaurants or catching an Aussie Rules match at the MCG, exploring Chinatown's narrow lanes or wine-tasting in the Yarra Valley. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you have the best trip possible, whether passing through, staying for a few days or longer. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Australia, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around Australia, including transport, food, drink, costs, health, entry requirements and outdoor activities. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Australia. Full coverage: the city and its suburbs, as well as sights around Melbourne including the Mornington Peninsula, French Island, Phillip Island, the Yarra Valley and the Dandenongs, Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula. (Equivalent printed page extent 108 pages).
Released on 2000Categories Travel

Melbourne

Melbourne

Author: David McClymont

Publisher:

ISBN: 1864501243

Category: Travel

Page: 200

View: 217

Inner-city Melbourne has been rediscovered with a new wave of cafes, bars, clubs, restaurants, galleries and boutiques. Cut to the chase with this indispensable guide to all things edible, drinkable, seeable and wearable. -- 24-page colour map section to the city and inner suburbs -- restaurant section to satisfy the most discerning of palates -- Melbourne by night: from vodka martinis to cool jazz to performing arts -- budget to boutique: the best on where to puff your pillow -- how to blaze a trail along the Bellarine and Mornington Peninsulas
Released on 2012-02-07Categories Health & Fitness

The Casual Cyclist

The Casual Cyclist

Author: Matt Hurst

Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing

ISBN: 9781742737706

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 289

View: 785

Melbournites everywhere are taking to their bikes: from commuters, fed up with the public transport squeeze, to families, tourists, hipsters and urbanites. The Casual Cyclist’s Guide to Melbourne brings a fresh and entertaining perspective to this much-loved mode of transport. Discover the quirky history cycling has in this fair city: the bone-shaker, the safety cycle and the Malvern Star. Discover the secrets of Frocks on Bikes, the Naked Bike Ride and how The Austral Wheelrace is the worlds’ oldest continually held cycle race. Then take some of the historic rides around Melbourne, exploring its architecture, discovering little-known wonders in parks, and famous and infamous pubs, coffee spots and cafes. This beautifully designed little package is an essential item for the Melbournite on two wheels or the visitor from afar! With routes that take riders from north to south, rides that take in pubs or parks, The Casual Cyclist’s Guide to Melbourne is the inside story on where to go in Melbourne, and how to get there and what to see.
Released on 2010-12-07Categories Sports & Recreation

The Big Book of Bicycling

The Big Book of Bicycling

Author: Emily Furia

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 9781609613044

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 950

The world's authority on cycling provides a comprehensive guide to the sport for cyclists of all levels The sport of cycling has experienced an exciting boom in popularity fueled by Lance Armstrong's success and recent comeback, the popularity of triathlons, rising gas prices, and the need to find a sport that lets people have some fun while they get fit. No one knows more about this boom than the pros at Bicycling magazine. For nearly 50 years, Bicycling has brought its readers the most up-to-date advice on everything from training and gear to nutrition and stories of cycling's greatest stars. Now, for the first time, Bicycling gathers its best advice in The Big Book of Bicycling, a must-have book that cyclists of all levels can refer to again and again for answers to all of their cycling questions. Senior editor Emily Furia and her colleagues have gathered the latest, most useful information on getting started, buying gear, maintaining both road and mountain bikes, training for speed, racing techniques, understanding the rules of the road, and much more. This evergreen book is an invaluable resource for any cyclist who wants to ride their best.
Released on 2020Categories Travel

Melbourne, updated paperback edition

Melbourne, updated paperback edition

Author: Sophie Cunningham

Publisher: NewSouth Publishing

ISBN: 9781742245003

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 212

Melbourne's a city you get to know from the inside out – you have to walk it to love it. My favourite time to do this is at night. That's when you capture glimpses of people – eating, laughing, talking, arguing, watching TV and reading – through half-open terrace house doors and windows … It is a city of inside places and conversation. Of intimacy. Melbourne begins on Black Saturday, the day that bushfires tore through the outskirts of Melbourne, destroying the townships of Marysville and Kinglake, shattering thousands of lives. Sophie Cunningham writes about what happened over the year that followed. Sit through a heatwave, visit the drains underneath the city, participate in a letterpress workshop, wander beside the Yarra, cycle alongside tram tracks and cheer at the footy. Live through the drought before the storm, the rain before yet more fire and days of searing heat. Along the way, be captivated as Cunningham shares her Melbourne, its stories and its characters. In a new introduction, Cunningham returns to Melbourne after a period away and reflects on how much her city has changed since Melbourne was first published in 2011: it is hotter, greener and has endured the rollercoaster ride – from boom times to economic depression – that defined 2020. 'Cunningham has successfully captured the dynamics of a city in constant flux, while focusing on the essence of its inner life, which gives it an ambience quite unlike that found in any other Australian city.' – Robert Hefner, The Canberra Times 'It would be nice to imagine that the gift of this book to Melbourne is its greater capacity to understand itself and its webs of connection.' – David Sornig, Melbourne Review 'An admirable response to the impossible task of writing about a city its history, its present, its characters, its stories, its politics and its personal meaning in a single, accessible volume when any one of these themes should take several. Cunningham is communicating this city's soul as though it's a person, full of contradictions but with an essential character.' — Waleed Aly, The Sunday Age 'This beautiful book provokes nostalgia and deeper thinking about the events, places and people who have defined Melbourne.' — Herald Sun 'Cunningham is communicating this city's soul as though it's a person, full of contradictions but with an essential character.' — Waleed Aly, Australian Book Review
Released on 1986Categories Australia

Australia

Australia

Author: Tony Wheeler

Publisher:

ISBN: 0908086733

Category: Australia

Page: 632

View: 343

Sixth, updated edition of a travel guide first published in 1977. Provides general factual information on the country, as well as information of specific interest to the traveller and tourist, including transportation by various means, accommodation for a range of budgets, outdoor activities, and a glossary of Australian slang. The core of the book is divided into the states and territories of Australia. Included indexes of maps, text and national parks.
Released on 2008-06Categories

Bicycling

Bicycling

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 176

View: 195

Bicycling magazine features bikes, bike gear, equipment reviews, training plans, bike maintenance how tos, and more, for cyclists of all levels.