John Hermann’s fourth edition of Motorcycle Journeys Through the Alps & Beyond is the complete resource for any traveler to this part of Europe. Now covering more area than any previous edition, John “King of the Alps” Hermann brings nearly 100 trips to life. Everything has been updated: Hermann’s fun-to-read text has been thoroughly refreshed, with more new trips in the Pyrenees and the Picos de Europa mountain ranges, the maps now have mountain relief backgrounds to view the exciting changes in topography, and Hermann has added spectacular new pictures.
Anyone considering or dreaming of a European trip on two wheels needs this book. Riders of all brands of bikes the world over have kept Motorcycle Journeys Through the Alps in their tank bags ever since the first edition in 1993. And no wonder: all of the important roads and passes are described and critiqued. Every region of the Alps is covered: Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy, France, and other special Alpine lookalike places such as Corsica, Slovenia, and the Pyrenees are included. Each trip has a detailed route description, easy-to-follow maps, and unique photographs—all brought to life by Hermann’s informed and witty narration. Local customs, history, and amusing travel anecdotes dot every page to enrich your journey.
Known in motorcycling circles as the “King of the Alps,” John Hermann bought his first bike in 1960. Since then he has clocked over 1,000,000 miles, many of them on his biannual trips to Europe to explore every nook and cranny that might possibly have a twisty road.
When he’s not riding, he surfs, snorkels, appraises real estate, enjoys the piano, and for 18 years he sang with the San Diego Opera (always commuting to rehearsals and performances by bike). Twice he’s participated in the riding school at the Nurburgring in Germany. In California, he has been to riding schools at Willow Springs and Laguna Seca, and is a celebrated member of the San Diego BMW Club.
Format 5.5 x 8.5 inches
MC Journeys Through the Alps & Beyond (4th Ed.) by John Hermann