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Best Motorcycle Travel Books to Read

Here is a list of the best Motorcycle Travel books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

1. Jupiters Travels: Four Years Around the World on a Triumph (2005)

Best Motorcycle Travel Books to ReadSimon rode a motorcycle around the world in the seventies, when such a thing was unheard of. In four years he covered 78,000 miles through 45 countries, living with peasants and presidents, in prisons and palaces, through wars and revolutions. What distinguishes this book is that Simon was already an accomplished writer. In 25 years this book has changed many lives, and inspired many to travel, including Ewan McGregor. #27,643 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #13 in Cycling Travel Guides #6 in Motorcycles (Books) #15 in Motor Sports (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you…
Author(s): Ted Simon

2. The Essential Guide to Motorcycle Travel, 2nd Edition: Planning, Outfitting, and Accessorizing (Essential Guide Series) (2017)

Best Motorcycle Travel Books to ReadMotorcyclists in record numbers are heading out on ambitious trips across America and around the world. The Essential Guide to Motorcycle Travel offers essential advice to fully prepare them for traveling long distances over extended periods. Whether you are getting ready for a , or for a transcontinental odyssey lasting several years, Coyner's book details the fundamentals for riding in comfort, safety, and convenience. Coyner lays out the steps for planning a worry-free, fun trip, one that starts with the rider physically and mentally prepared. On the road, having good riding gear can make a dramatic difference in…
Author(s): Dale Coyner

3. Great American Motorcycle Tours (2013)

Best Motorcycle Travel Books to ReadYou’re a rider…an independent spirit who’s reluctant to follow someone else’s road map. But there are thousands of miles of road out there, and you could spend months searching for the best ones.Gary McKechnie has spent years exploring the nation by bike, and these are his top rides, from the rocky New England coast to the wide-open West. McKechnie covers popular rides through Hudson River Valley, Amish Country, the Smoky Mountains and Georgia Hills, Washington State, the Pacific Coast, and everything in-between.In this…
Author(s): Gary McKechnie

4. Motorcycle Journeys Through North America: A guide for choosing and planning unforgettable motorcycle journeys (2019)

Best Motorcycle Travel Books to ReadEmphasis is placed on the very best roads, with expert advice on: You'll also find plenty of first-hand stories and hard-earned lessons from expert touring riders. The only question that will remain is, What are you waiting for? #212,742 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #12 in Newfoundland Travel Guides #12 in Death Valley California Travel Books #19 in Mountain Biking Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Dale Coyner

5. Motorcycle Adventures in the Southern Appalachians: Asheville NC, The Blue Ridge Parkway, NC High Country (2002)

Best Motorcycle Travel Books to ReadNothing could be finer than riding in the North Carolina mountains―and southwest Virginia, and East Tennessee. Hawk Hagebak’s second motorcycle adventure guide takes you along winding backroads in the NC High Country, through the worlds shortest tunnel at Tennessee’s Backbone Rock, and from Asheville’s “Paris of the South” vibe to the mile-high wonders of the Blue Ridge Parkway. This guide includes 26 rides in all, from 16 to 144 miles. Sample the culinary delights of the region, visit motorcycle-only resorts, and take advantage of this book’s complete directions, easy to read maps, road conditions, motorcycle…
Author(s): Hawk Hagebak

6. Chronicles of a Motorcycle Gypsy: The 49 States Tour (2018)

Best Motorcycle Travel Books to ReadAfter six years of laying rubber on racetracks and immersing herself in the high octane, adrenaline pumping sport of motorcycle racing, Tiffani was yearning for something new from her life on two wheels. Fortunately (or unfortunately?) losing her comfortable office job was the perfect opportunity to do exactly that. At 28 years old, single, unattached, and now unemployed, she took her 2015 Yamaha FZ-07 and built the nimble sport bike into a make-shift adventure motorcycle. She packed it full of camping gear, and set off on an adventure that she had always dreamed about. The problem? Tiffani had…
Author(s): Tiffani Burkett

7. Adventure Motorcycling Handbook: A Route & Planning Guide (Trailblazer) (2016)

Best Motorcycle Travel Books to Read25th anniversary edition of the Adventure Motorcycling Handbook‘The first thing we did was buy Chris Scott's 'Adventure Motorcycling Handbook’ Ewan McGregor, The Long Way Round‘Adventure motorcycling’ (a term Chris was credited with coining in the late 90s) has grown massively since the last edition of AMH. Now in its fourth decade, the much revised and expanded AMH7 catches up with all of it, covering among other things:…
Author(s): Chris Scott

8. 50 States, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do (2017)

Best Motorcycle Travel Books to ReadThis richly illustrated book from the travel experts at National Geographic showcases the best travel experiences in every state, from the obvious to the unexpected. Sites include national parks, beaches, hotels, Civil War battlefields, dude ranches, out-of-the-way museums, and more. You’ll discover the world’s longest yard sale in Tennessee, swamp tours in Louisiana, dinosaur trails in Colorado, America’s oldest street in NYC, and the best spot to watch for sea otters on the central California coast. Each entry provides detailed travel information as well as…
Author(s): National Geographic, Joe Yogerst

9. The Adventurous Motorcyclist’s Guide to Alaska (2012)

Best Motorcycle Travel Books to ReadNEW EDITION NOW AVAILABLE. Released October 2014, the second edition of this book includes updated road conditions, restaurants and other local amenities. Put one of the most knowledgable motorcycle tour guides in Alaska in your pocket with this witty, fun book that brings to life the best roads and off-beat destinations in the state. Produced with Motoquest Tours owner Phil Freeman, this complete guide gives you the inside line on the best Alaska has to offer. The book lists all the road routes in Alaska, with maps of the rides with interesting stops and destinations pointed out and discussed. GPS coordinates, websites,…
Author(s): Lee Klancher, Phil Freeman

10. Cross Country And All The Bullshit With It (2018)

Best Motorcycle Travel Books to ReadMany have ridden cross-country, but none have gone cross-country like this. Hood Lodo pulls no punches in this riveting true account of one man’s attempt to travel from coast to coast on a motorcycle. The reader looks through the eyes of a member of one of the most shadowy motorcycle organizations in the world and journeys with him on a mission that unfolds like no other. Cross-Country And All The Bullsh*t With It is a truly reflective book that has the rare ability to leave any reader changed, whether that reader is a biker or not. As his debut release, Cross-Country And All The Bullsh*t With It…
Author(s): Hood Lodo

11. Fodor’s Nova Scotia & Atlantic Canada: With New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland (Travel Guide) (2019)

Best Motorcycle Travel Books to ReadFodor’s Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada includes: that visually captures the top highlights of Atlantic Canada. throughout, including special features on the region’s unique natural attractions and the area’s best beaches. help you plot your itinerary and navigate confidently. offer options for every taste. include: guides to getting around, saving money and time, beating the crowds; basic French phrases; and a calendar of festivals and events. tells you where to find under-the-radar gems. add perspective and enrich your travels. Prince…
Author(s): Fodor’s Travel Guides

12. Motorcycle Journeys Through the Alps and Beyond: 5th edition (2019)

Best Motorcycle Travel Books to ReadDetailing more area than any previous edition, Hermann's fun-to-read text has been thoroughly updated and revised, now adding new roads in Switzerland and France. All maps feature mountain relief backgrounds to highlight the topography, and many spectacular new photos have been added. Every region of the Alps is covered:  , , , , , and even special alpine-lookalike places such as , , and and . All of the important roads and passes are described and critiqued.  Each recommended trip features a , , advice on and , and plenty of…
Author(s): John Hermann

13. Beyond the Coffee Shop: Riding 1970s Moto Guzzis in Northern Canada (2015)

Best Motorcycle Travel Books to ReadCanada is blessed with thousands of kilometers of empty roads which seem to wind on forever through forested hills and between still blue lakes. What better way to explore them than by riding 40 year old Italian motorbikes, famous for their dodgy electrics and sparse dealer network. Ancient bikes, aged rider, thousands of kilometers of virtually unserviced empty roads in the middle of bear, wolf and blackfly infested wilderness – what could possibly go wrong? #1,371,002 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1028 in Motorcycles (Books) Would you like…
Author(s): Nick Adams

14. Road Trips: A Guide to Travel, Adventure, and Choosing Your Own Path (2018)

Best Motorcycle Travel Books to Read  There is no one way to road trip. From introspective solo journeys to romantic weekend getaways, friend-filled excursions, and more, Road Trips presents eight stories that highlight different ways to explore the world. Packed with photos and personal experiences, this inspiring and practical book also has key tips for enhancing every part of your trip, from getting out the door (with essential tips on packing and eating on the road—including recipes for car snacks) to taking in new experiences (with ideas for journaling and photographing) and bringing memories from the road back home (through creative…
Author(s): Jen CK Jacobs

15. How to Become a Better Long-Distance Motorcycle Rider? (2018)

Best Motorcycle Travel Books to ReadThis book will give you the most important information to help you get started and allow you to start enjoying longer motorcycle trips. I have organized this into logical chapters to make it easy for you to navigate your way through this guide, and to help you find exactly what you might need quickly. I really hope that it will help you to become better long-distance rider so that you can begin to experience exactly how I feel now about long distance riding. What to Expect? In this book, I open-up about everything that I have learned throughout my extensive years spent on the back of a bike. I share tips on preparations, equipment,…
Author(s): Pavlin Zhelev

Best Motorcycle Travel Books to Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some motorcycle travel books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Travels with Harley in Search of America: Motorcycles, War, Deracination, Consumer Identity

Author(s): E. Michael Jones
Publisher: Fidelity Press, Year: 2011, Size: 213 Kb, Download: mobi
ID: 2388732

Storm. A Motorcycle Journey of Love, Endurance, and Transformation

Author(s): Allen Noren
Publisher: Perseus Books Group;Travelers' Tales, Year: 2010, Size: 606 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 1348054

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to The New York Times, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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