Bicycle Travel Guides

Bicycle Travel Guide Books

Here is a collection of travel guides to help you make plans for future outings.  Find a reason and a route to enjoy cycling, be it across Ontario; Canada, or elsewhere.

Many of the books have cycling routes with maps and details that will help you get around. Others are for car touring or just a list of interesting places you can visit (and perhaps work in a little cycling when you go there).

It is always good to have an interesting destination or two on your route to visit. These books give you a goal to achieve when the going gets tough and you might not make it.

Cycling is also the ideal speed to see things and be a tourist, so make plans this summer and feel the breeze.   More benefits of guide books

My travel books

Best Bicycle Park & Rail Trails in Ontario

  • 65 cycling trails in parks and forests, & on rail trails
  • Routes are 85 – 100% off-road riding
  • 152 pages, full colour, a Best Seller on Amazon
  • April 2021map and parking update
  • Bonus eBook included with the paperback
  • By Dan Roitner, author and creator of this website

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Best Mountain Bike Trails in Ontario

  • 55 MTB locations
  • 145 pages, full colour
  • From Beginner to Expert loops
  • Detailed topo maps, locations for beginners
  • Published August 2020
  • Bonus eBook included
  • By Dan Roitner, author and creator of this website

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Ontario Bicycle Touring Atlas

  • Long linear routes and loops
  • Locations across the province and in tourist areas
  • Routes designed by a bike touring company after a decade of leading rides
  • Paved scenic secondary backroads & bike paths
  • Suggestions for camping, lodging, and restaurants

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Great Lakes Waterfront Trail Map Book

  • Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River edition
  • 84 maps of the trail follow the coastline
  • Details of the path, including off and on-road sections
  • Mapping of landmarks, parks, forests, beaches
  • Location of parking, washrooms, museums, and shopping areas

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Cottage Country Ontario Backroad Mapbook

  • 265 pages, 106 topo maps, 6th edition
  • Maps labelled with ATV tracks, campsites, trails, backroads, points of interest
  • Find trails to MTB or secondary gravel cycling routes
  • Explore Ontario wilderness
  • Useful for cyclists, hikers, paddlers, camping, fishing, skiing

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Back Roads of Ontario

  • Includes 26 trips with photos and maps
  • Well written, with detailed history and insight
  • Plan a day trip or weekend excursion
  • A popular book in its 5th edition
  • Author Ron Brown has written many similar titles

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110 Nature Hot Spots in Ontario

  • Seek out 110 natural wonders in Ontario
  • Find destinations in provincial parks and conservation areas
  • See clifftop views, tall trees, caves, wildlife, waterfalls, & canyons
  • Tips on finding and experiencing nature

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Top 160 Unusual Things to See in Ontario

  • A book full of destination ideas
  • 160 interesting places to visit
  • Each location has detailed maps and photos
  • Author Ron Brown is an expert on the unusual and has written books on ghost towns, train history, historic buildings, etc.

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Waterfalls of Ontario

  • 125 provincial waterfalls
  • Description, photos, and maps for each location
  • Discover hidden waterfalls close to home
  • The newest edition has 27 more waterfalls
  • Bring a camera and go in the fall

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Day Trips Around Toronto

  • 50 destinations to plan an outing
  • Day trips near Toronto – GTA
  • Ideas for bicycle touring in the province
  • Well illustrated and detailed descriptions with pix

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Basic Illustrated Bike Touring and Bikepacking

  • Tips from experienced riders
  • Choose the proper bike
  • Select appropriate gear
  • Properly pack your equipment
  • Find the best routes to cycle

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Rail Trails Hall of Fame

  • A selection of America’s premier rail trails
  • 33 of the best cycling routes
  • Easy to reference, full of details and history
  • Locations in 29 states across the USA

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Epic Bike Rides of the World

  • Discover 200 of the best place to ride
  • Locations and themed routes around the world
  • From easy road cruising to epic MTB adventures
  • An armchair cyclist’s dream book
  • Maps are basic, but there links and leads to make plans
  • Other Lonely Planet books – Epic Rides in Europe, America

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The Cyclist’s Bucket List

  • A celebration of 75 quintessential cycling experiences
  • Dream big and start making plans
  • Full of details, leads, maps, and great photos
  • An armchair cyclist’s adventure even if you never go

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Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die

  • Biking Experts Share the World’s Greatest Destinations
  • 50 locations to dream of cycling
  • OMG views, killer hills, and the open road
  • Distant places full of adventure
  • Ideas for road trips, but not specific on details

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Cyclist Ride: The greatest cycling routes in the world

  • Explore 50 of the greatest, most thrilling road cycling routes
  • Beautiful photos, simple maps, first-hand ride reports
  • An inspiring coffee-table picture book
  • Ideas, but not specific on details
  • Published by Cyclist magazine

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Loire Cycle Route

  • Tour historic castles in France
  • 1,052-km route following the Loire River downhill
  • Route descriptions and informative mapping
  • Details of facilities and places to stay
  • Level paths, often on dedicated traffic-free cycle tracks
  • Author Mike Wells is a prolific producer of cycle touring guides

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The Danube Cycleway – Vol. 1

  • From the source in the Black Forest to Budapest
  • 1,270-km route through Germany, Austria, Slovakia, & Hungary
  • See and visit castles, palaces, gorges, medieval towns, & museums
  • Suitable for all levels of cyclists, on any type of bike
  • Accommodation suggestions and places to stop for meals
  • Yet another well-crafted guide from author Mike Wells

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Mountain Biking in the Yorkshire Dales

  • 30 MTB routes in England’s Yorkshire Dales National Park
  • One of the UK’s top mountain biking destinations
  • Routes and loops for all levels, difficulty ratings
  • Detailed route info
  • Topo maps, gradient profiles
  • Author Ian Boydon has 20 years of MTB experience

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Mountain Biking in Slovenia

  • 35 MTB loops from 12 – 59 km
  • Julian Alps – Gorenjska and Soca Valley, Southern, Central & NE
  • From easy to technically challenging climbs and descents
  • Diverse landscape with mountains, forests, plateaus, & lakeside trails
  • Detailed topo maps, gradient profiles
  • Tips on travelling in Slovenia

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