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Enjoy over 50 cycle-loving destinations with Lonely Planet's Epic Bike Rides of Europe


Explore Europe’s most thrilling cycling routes with the latest installment in the Epic series from Lonely Planet. 

Epic Bike Rides of Europe (Lonely Planet) Hardcover

From dreamy getaways on sun-dappled Mediterranean Islands to challenging alpine crossings, bike enthusiasts share stories from the best road, mountain, dirt and trail routes across the spiritual home of cycling.

Destinations suit a range of trip types and abilities, and each ride features stunning photographs, a richly-illustrated map and a toolkit of practical details so that riders can help plan their own trips. From some of the remotest corners of northern Scotland to mighty mountain passes in the pristine Pyrenees, you’ll explore some of the continent’s least-explored regions, as well as cities including Berlin and Copenhagen amongst many others. Rides feature adventurous bikepacking routes, classic race routes, must-do mountain biking trails, and family-friendly forays.

Guest contributors include author Rob Penn, who cycled around the world in his late twenties, and Ned Boulting, a British sports journalist and television presenter who has reported on everything from the Tour de France to the Vuelta a Espana. So turn those pedals and enjoy the ride to over 50 cycle-loving destinations.

This detailed book is split into sections from

Northern Europe: 

In Pursuit of Spring (England) - The Berlin Wall (Germany) - Cape Wrath the Wild Northeast (Scotland) - The South Downs (England) - The Styrkeproven (Norway).

Western Europe:

A Traverse of the Provençal Alps France - The White Roads of Tuscany (Italy) - Twice Up The Galibier (France) - Down the Danube (Austria) - The Rocacorba Test (Spain) - The Hope 1000 (Switzerland).

Eastern Europe:

The Julian Alps (Slovenia) - Into The Tatra Mountains (Poland) - Island-Hopping In Croatia (Croatia) - Eurovelo 6's Eastern Heart (Hungary to Bulgaria).

Plus so many more...

Explore Europe's most thrilling cycling routes on the road, gravel and trails.

200 Destinations to catch a wave with Lonely Planet's Epic Surf Breaks of the World


Explore the world’s most thrilling waves with Epic Surf Breaks of the World. From Namibia’s wind-swept Skeleton Bay  to Java’s G-Land, discover the best place to ‘hang ten’, whatever your surfing ability. 

Lonely Planet's Epic Surf Breaks of the World (Hardback)

Accompanied by a series of stunning photographs, maps and beautiful illustrations as well as first-person stories from surf writers all across the globe, including Pulitzer Prize winner William Finnegan, this is the quintessential guide for surfers looking for their next epic break.

With 200 destinations, from Australia’s Bells Beach to the coral-flecked islands of the Maldives, you’re sure to find your perfect break in this 328-page, hardcover book. Plus, we take you to some of the most adrenaline-pumping breaks in the world, including Tahiti’s Teahupoo and Mexico’s Puerto Escondido, accessible beach breaks in France and California, as well as easier options for beginners, such as Taghazout in Morocco, meaning all abilities are catered for. We cover the planet’s newest hotspots, such as Bundoran in Ireland and Tasmania, where world-class waves now lure surfers from all across the globe. 

This detailed book is split into easy-to-read sections:

Africa & The Middle East:

Skeleton Bay (Namibia) - Cotton Trees (Liberia) - Jeffreys Bay (South Africa) - Hilton Beach (Israel) - Anchor Point (Morocco).

Americas:

Malibu (California) - Pavones (Costa Rica) - Saquarema (Brazil) - Sunset Beach (Hawaii) - Puerto Escondido (Mexico) - Popoyo (Nicaragua) - Ditch Plains (New York).

Asia:

Nias (Indonesia) - ltanki (Japan) - The Maldives - G-Land (Indonesia) - Hainan Island (China).

Oceania:

Cloudbreak (Fiji) - Noosa (Australia) - Red Bluff (Australia) - Awarua Fiordland (New Zealand) - Vanimon (Papua New Guinea).

Plus many more...

Explore the planet's most thrilling waves.

Saturday, 12 September 2020

Explore Italy with these 9 Top Travel Guides


Discover these exciting destinations with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to soak up the atmosphere in Naples' Centro Storico, gaze out at the views from Ravello or kick back in seaside Sorrento, The Rough Guide to Naples, Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way.

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- Independent, trusted reviews written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit, with options to suit every budget.

- Full-colour maps throughout - navigate the backstreets of Naples' Quartieri Spagnoli or grasp the layout of historic Herculaneum without needing to get online.

- Stunning images - a rich collection of inspiring colour photography.

Go shopping in Milan with Fodor's Essential Italy 2020

Ready to experience Italy? This travel guide is packed with customizable itineraries with top recommendations, detailed maps of Italy, and exclusive tips from locals.

Fodor's Essential Italy 2020

Whether you want to hike the Cinque Terre, go shopping in Milan, or visit Vatican City, this user-friendly guidebook will help you plan it all out. Our local writers vet every recommendation to ensure that you not only make the most of your time, but that you also have all the most up-to-date and essential information you need to plan the perfect trip.

• COVERS: Rome, Vatican City, Venice, Milan, Lake Como, Florence, Tuscany, Pisa, Naples, Sicily, and more.

You maybe also interested in:

Lonely Planet Italy

The Rough Guide to Italy

DK Eyewitness Italy: 2020

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Moon USA National Parks: The Complete Guide to All 59 Parks

They've been dubbed America's best idea for a reason: get inspired and get outdoors with Moon USA National Parks.

Moon USA National Parks: The Complete Guide to All 59 Parks

*Coverage of all 59 national parks, from the misty mountains of the east and the redwoods of the west, to the glaciers of Alaska and volcanoes of Hawaii

*Gorgeous, full-colour photos throughout, plus a handy keepsake section for your national parks stamps and a foldout poster map

Expert insight and honest advice on visiting every national park: with Moon's help, make it a trip to remember.

You may also be interested in:

Lonely Planet USA's National Parks

Insight Guides US National Parks West

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Explore Southeast Asia with these top travel guides

Watch the sun rise over Cambodia's temples of Angkor; hang out, hit the beach and learn to cook in Vietnam's cosmopolitan, buzzing Hoi An and kayak around the turquoise waters of Laos' Si Phan Don.

Check out these top Southeast Asia travel guides and start planning your dream trip to the tropics.

Lonely Planet Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Northern Thailand

Covers Hanoi, Halong Bay, Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, Vientiane, Luang Prabang, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Golden Triangle and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Northern Thailand , our most comprehensive guide to Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Northern Thailand, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

Lonely Planet Southeast Asia on a shoestring

Covers Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Singapore, Vietnam



Tuk tuks, temples, sizzling street food and remote tropical islands: discover the best of Southeast Asia with Rough Guides. Our intrepid authors have trekked, cycled and snorkelled from Bali to Myanmar, seeking out the best-value guesthouses, activities and restaurants.

Covers: Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong & Macau, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Insight Guides Southeast Asia

From deciding when to go, to choosing what to see when you arrive, this is all you need to plan your trip and experience the best of Southeast Asia, with in-depth insider information on must-see, top attractions like Angkor Wat, Singapore's markets and the island of Boracay, and hidden cultural gems like the pagodas of Mandalay and Borneo's wild national parks.

You may also be interested in:

Lonely Planet Indonesia

The Rough Guide to Thailand

Lonely Planet Vietnam

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Friday, 11 September 2020

Fodor's Maine, Vermont, & New Hampshire: With the Best Fall Foliage Drives & Scenic Road Trips

Ready to experience Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire? The experts at Fodor’s are here to help. Fodor’s Maine, Vermont, & New Hampshire travel guide is packed with customizable itineraries with top recommendations, detailed maps of Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire, and exclusive tips from locals.

Fodor's Maine, Vermont, & New Hampshire

 Whether you want to explore Main's Acadia National Park, go skiing in Vermont, or go hiking in New Hampshire's White Mountains, this up-to-date guidebook will help you plan it all out.
This new edition has been FULLY-REDESIGNED with a new layout and beautiful images for more intuitive travel planning!

• COVERS: Boston, Cape Cod, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, the Berkshires, Providence, Newport, the White Mountains, Portsmouth, Portland, Acadia National Park, the Maine Coast, and more.

Planning on visiting Connecticut, Massachusetts, or Rhode Island? Check out Fodor’s Boston or Fodor’s New England.

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Germany, Austria & Switzerland's Best Trips - South Germany (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Dreamy castles, romantic Alpine meadows, glassy mountain lakes, enigmatic border forests – southern Germany has the lot, and tons more besides.

Germany, Austria & Switzerland's Best Trips - South Germany (PDF Chapter)

- take the German Alpine Road through Germany’s slice of Europe’s top peaks

- pick the right route with inspirational images and key trip highlights

- follow the Bergstrasse, a diverse route following an old Roman trade route

- get around easily with colour maps and route directions in easy stages

- drive around Lake Constance, one of Europe’s most attractive lakes

- discover even more with walking tours, detours and ways to link your trips

Coverage includes: Darmstadt, Grube Messel, Burg Frankenstein, Lorsch Abbey, Heidelberg, Wiesloch, Mannheim, Burg Guttenberg, Schwäbisch Hall, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Nuremberg, Bamberg, Coburg, Bayreuth, Würzburg, Tauberbischofsheim, Weikersheim, Dinkelsbühl, Nördlingen, Harburg, Donauwörth, Augsburg, Landsberg am Lech, Schongau, Wieskirche, Füssen, Neuschwanstein & Hohenschwangau Castles, Passau, Tittling, Frauenau, Zwiesel, Gläserne Wald, JOSKA Bodenmais, Weiden, Lindau, Füssen, Oberammergau, Schloss Linderhof, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Mittenwald, Bad Tölz, Chiemsee, Schloss Herrenchiemsee, Berchtesgaden, Königssee, Friedrichshafen, Meersburg, Wallfahrtskirche Birnau, Konstanz, Rorschach, Bregenz, Stuttgart, Tübingen, Burg Hohenzollern, Breisach, Gengenbach, Baden-Baden, Geroldsauer Wasserfälle, Mehliskopf, Walderlebnisstation Hundseck, Wildgehege Breitenbrunnen, Mummelsee, Ottenhöfen, Allerheiligen Wasserfälle, Lotharpfad, Kniebis, Freudenstadt and Munich Walking Tour.

You may also be interested in:

Lonely Planet Germany

The Rough Guide to Germany

Lonely Planet Austria

Lonely Planet Switzerland 

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Thursday, 10 September 2020

Prague & the Czech Republic travel guide - Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet Prague & the Czech Republic travel guide - 12th edition

Prague & the Czech Republic travel guide

Since the fall of communism in 1989, the Czech Republic – and its capital in particular – has evolved into one of Europe’s most popular travel destinations. Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of Prague & the Czech Republic, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice.

Lonely Planet Prague & the Czech Republic is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Count statues on Charles Bridge, gawk at Prague Castle or enjoy the spectacle of the Old Town Square.

Coverage Includes: Prague, Bohemia, Moravia and more