What better way to take in all the sights and sounds of a country than by seeing it from two wheels - whether on a bike or a motorbike?
Take an armchair trip through South America with Dominic Gill or Glen Heggstad.
Take a seat : one man, one tandem and twenty thousand miles of possibilities
When Dominic Gill set out from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, by bicycle on June 16, 2006, it was to be no ordinary bike ride. His goal was to reach Ushuaia, the southernmost city in South America, nearly 20,000 miles away, and he was starting off with virtually no money in his pocket, barely enough food to last a week, and, worst of all, with thousands of miles between him and his friends and family.
Two wheels through terror : diary of a South American motorcycle odyssey Glen Heggstad's journey through South America involved kidnapping, violent protests, mechanical failures and inhospitable climates, not your average gentle ride through the countryside.
Another trek through South America!!
You can armchair cycle from Siberia to England on a three and a half year trek through Papua New Guinea, Australia and Afghanistan with Rob Lilwall or cross America by bicycle with two intrepid middle-aged women.
Bicycle Diaries, part travelogue, part journal, part photo album, a behind-the-handlebars celebration of seeing the world from the seat of a bike with 100 photos throughout.
Check these books out to see the world from the comfort of your own comfy chair!!