Remarkable Bike Rides - Colin Salter
Remarkable Bike Rides continues the format established in the best-selling 'Remarkable' series, which has combined spectacular photography of popular and niche sporting venues from around the world.
Remarkable Bike Rides includes a wide variety of cycling challenges from the exhilaration of high alpine trails to more gentler touring routes, such as Hadrian's Cycleway, which crosses from Britain's Solway Firth to The North Sea following the line of Hadrian's wall.
There are the classic mountain climbs beloved of followers of the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia, such as the climb to Alpe D'Huez in France and the Stelvio Pass in Italy. Still in Italy, there is the mass participation of L'Eorica, a bike tour in traditional costume on vintage bikes, or alternatively the Tuscan Trail which visits many spots near Siena in the glorious Tuscan countryside, many unreachable by car.
For those wishing to push themselves to the very edge (literally) there is the North Yungas Road in Bolivia whose alternative name El Camino de la Muerte (Death Road) gives a greater insight to the fate of scores of travellers each year.
On more robust wheels there are the bike trails round some of the world's most spectacular national parks, such as the Canyonlands National Park.
If distance or extremes is the challenge then riders can take a trip across the Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flat, in Bolivia at an altitude of 11,985 feet, or journey through the Pamir Mountains along the old Silk Road to the Far East.