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by Jerry Soverinsky

Download Cycle Europe: 20 Tours, 12 Countries ePub
  • ISBN 0760318697
  • ISBN13 978-0760318690
  • Language English
  • Author Jerry Soverinsky
  • Publisher Voyageur Press; First edition (July 2, 2004)
  • Pages 400
  • Formats lrf doc mbr rtf
  • Category Travels
  • Subcategory Specialty Travel
  • Size ePub 1495 kb
  • Size Fb2 1643 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 317

If you read other guides to bicycling Europe you'll find, between yawns, they are filled with very general practical information and describe routes in a long-winded narrative format, impractical for most cyclists. In addition, most focus on just one region or country. Written by Jerry Soverinsky, the owner of a Chicago-based tour company specializing in European destinations (www.cbttours.com) and former Second City comedy writer, this book differs from its predecessors by featuring (a.) detailed information for planning and riding 7- to 10-day tours in 10 countries, (b.) route descriptions in the form of precise, turn-by-turn "cue sheets" based on notable landmarks, and (c.) details for each tour, including historical overviews of regions, food and lodging accommodations to suit any budget, and up-to-date contact information. Whether you actually make it to Europe to ride or not, this highly-entertaining cycling book is well worth the read.

Jerry Soverinsky, the founder of CBT Tours, has been guiding European cycling trips since 1985. Soverinsky is a graduate of Chicago’s Second City Training Program and has been a recent contributor to Adventure Cycling.

Jerry Soverinsky, the founder of CBT Tours, has been guiding European cycling trips since 1985. Since then, he has hosted thousands of travelers from 15 countries on his company's European biking, hiking, multisport, and culinary tours. He is currently a staff writer for National Lampoon.

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Author Jerry Soverinsky seems to have the rare combination of a love for cycling, and a great sense .

Author Jerry Soverinsky seems to have the rare combination of a love for cycling, and a great sense of humor that passes along the enthusiasm for the sport as well as for the great traveling experience. I'd recommend it highly. Great Read! Great Ride! Wonderful book upon first glance. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 13 years ago. I did not read this book myself, it was a gift for a friend on his way to cycle Europe, but upon thumbing through, it seemed like a good informative book

Look into other titles like Cycle Europe: 20 Tours, 12 Countries by Jerry Soverinsky; John Powell’s Cycling the Rhine Route; or Katherine Widing’s Bicycle Touring Holland with Excursions into Neighboring Belgium and Germany.

Look into other titles like Cycle Europe: 20 Tours, 12 Countries by Jerry Soverinsky; John Powell’s Cycling the Rhine Route; or Katherine Widing’s Bicycle Touring Holland with Excursions into Neighboring Belgium and Germany. For Italy, try Italy by Bike: 105 Tours from the Alps to Sicily by the Touring Club of Italy. For Britain, there’s Lands John O’Groats to End: The Official Cyclists Challenge Guide by Brian Smailes. Michelin’s Europe and individual country maps are fine for overall planning. In Europe, use local maps for day-to-day navigation.

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Talk about Cycle Europe: 20 Tours, 12 Countries


WinDImmortaL
We have biked through Europe several times in the past. On part of this trip we will be starting in Trier Germany, along the Mosel from Trier to Koblenz then south along the Rhine to St Goar and then after touring the Netherlands head to France - ultimately biking from Paris through the Champagne Region through Luxembourg - back to Trier.

This book is written in an amusing fashion - and covers sections of countries rather than any one country (as advertised) - and is a pleasant read. The instructions for the different areas covered by the book appear (I say "appear" because we have not yet taken the trip), adequate; however, there is a serious flaw with using this book - in that critical information is missing ... for instance ...

The section entitled "Luxembourg to Frankfurt" simply ends at Cochem (which is a town on the Mosel ~100 biking miles short of Frankfurt) - reference to the rest of the Mosel and all of the Rhine portion of this section is covered in an insert of 12 lines and only goes through to Boppard - for those of you who are not familiar with this route, from Cochem, there is still the 40 mile trek along the Mosel to Koblenz (where the Mosel meets the Rhine), then the turn south along the Rhine 60 miles through beautiful and significant towns such as St Goar, Bingen (about 60 more miles). In this book - needed route and travel data for 100 miles is simply not there - and most significantly - no mention at all at the end of the chapter about the chapter's titled destination, "Frankfurt"! The next page after Cochem (Germany) is entitled "Swiss and Italian Lakes". The page numbers are contiguous so I could not conclude that the copy I received was defective.

As another example - in the book's previous chapter entitled "Paris to Luxembourg", rather than starting from Paris, with no explaination as to why, the author starts the trip in Epernay, leaving about 1/3 of this part of the trip (and probably the most important part for those who have biked East from the Center of Paris to Epernay), again, not covered.

Omissions such as these are unexcusable and seriously detact from what could have been a very useful biking guide.
Modifyn
The author is very rude in the way he express about the people from Europe, He talk about irrelevant things like "in Europe you can't find Cherry Twislers, but you can find Kit Kat, M&M's etc" I think you don't need this info to ride across Europe.
He critices almos every thing, the places, the way other cyclist wearing their clothes, but he still loved the trip he made ??¿¿¿
The routes are good for my point of view but some comenments are out of the context.
Also he repeat very often, "you only need THIS book for your trip don't buy an other one" ???¿¿¿¿¿
Adoranin
Very complete and informative. A must have for anyone planning their own bike trip in Europe.
Arcanefist
I was a little dispointed that their wasn't more detailed information about the bike routes or that there were not more interesting routes.

The descriptions of the routes were pretty informative and somewhat entertaining if you like the sarcastic approach - I was surprised to find out that Tuscany is one of the most challenging places to ride in Europe.
Karon
Fortunately I borrowed "Cycle Europe" from my library--I would have been upset if I had paid for the book. Mr. Soverinsky writes in a fashion which might be considered humorous--if he were a teen speaking with his peers. In writing for adults however, this style seriously interferes with the information provided. While reading, I'm never quite sure if the author is being factual--or if he is trying to be funny by using exaggeration and sarcasm.

The last paragraph of his introduction sets the tone: "And finally, no thanks to seven of my company's previous travelers whom I consider to be Class-A, Number-One Schmucks:...." and he proceeds to list them by full name! To me that is outrageous and has no place in a book.

There is a lot of "information" provided about contacts in Europe--but is he just attempting to fool the reader? I wonder if mis-information is intentionally injected--another attempt at humor. Even if factual, this kind of material is quickly dated.

Be advised that there are NO MAPS in the book, and that route instructions are given in one direction only.
Original
I bought this book to help plan a 10th anniversary

trip for me and my wife in Italy. It was perfect--the

routes, suggestions, etc., etc. But what really

struck me was the humorous voice that Soverinsky uses

and the liberal amount of really hilarious stories.

For instance, there's a photo of a bunch of people in

sleeping bags at a campground. And the caption reads:

"If you ask me, nothing beats camping in Europe.

Except, of course, a nice hotel room." Really great

stuff. I've shared it with friends who have no

interest in cycling but who've laughed out loud at the

short stories and photo captions.

This is not your typical guidebook. It's informative

AND entertaining.
Anasius
Well the humuor is American humor, very "dry", and poor humor.
Cycle paths are like this:

When you reach the a white house, turn right;
Follow the signs to XYXYXYXY; then turn left.
Etc...

Ridicoulous.

No maps.

If you want real cycling tourism in europe, "Bikeline" from Esterbauer collections is the answer. They are German and respect the cycle way.

Regards.
This book not only gives great insight into some of the great cycling destinations and trips in Europe, it's author has such a sense of humor that it makes a great, fun read, even if you're not planning a cycling trip. Author Jerry Soverinsky seems to have the rare combination of a love for cycling, and a great sense of humor that passes along the enthusiasm for the sport as well as for the great traveling experience. I'd recommend it highly. Great Read! Great Ride!