Motorcycle Journeys through the Alps

John Hermann's book is available in FIVE editions - the newest edition is December 2013.
 


Edition 5: Motorcycle Journeys through the Alps & Beyond (2013)

Book Description: This fifth edition of John Hermann's classic alpine motorcycle touring guide is the complete, best loved resource for any traveler to the high and twisty roads of Europe. Covering more area than any previous edition, Hermann's fun-to-read text has been throughly updated and expanded, this time with more new roads in Switzerland and France. The maps have mountain relief backgrounds to highlight the topography, and many spectacular new pictures have been added. Every region of the Alps is covered: Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy, France, and even special alpine lookalike places such as Corsica, Slovenia, and the Pyrenees and Picos de Europa mountain ranges of Spain. All of the important roads and passes are described and critiqued. Each recommended trip has a detailed route description, easy-to-follow maps, advice on places to stay and things to do, and plenty of photographs. Local customs, history, and amusing travel anecdotes dot every page to enrich the journey. There is no other book like this one. It is the guide of choice for every motorcyclist who wants the trip of a lifetime to motorcycling's nirvana.

For a review of the 5th Edition,  by Clement Salvadori in Rider Magazine, click
HERE. For three samples from the 5th Edition, click HERE and HERE and HERE.

For the Whitehorse Press Book Summary click HERE.
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Edition 4: Motorcycle Journeys through the Alps & Beyond (2008)

Book Description: The 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.


Edition 3: Motorcycle Journeys through the Alps and Corsica (2002) 

 Out of print - check on http://www.alibris.com


Edition 2: Motorcycle Journeys through the Alps and Corsica (1998) 

 Out of print - check on http://www.alibris.com
 











Edition 1: Motorcycle Journeys through the Alps (1993) 

Out of print - check on http://www.alibris.com 
 
 






Editorial Reviews

American Motorcyclist

"It's pretty simple, really. If you even dream of riding your motorcycle in the Alps, you need John Hermann's book. The first edition has become the bible for Alp pass-baggers, and this newest, expanded edition includes more roads and new destinations, like Slovenia and Corsica.
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