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Suggested Reading & Movie Lists

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It’s always handy to have a little knowledge about where you’re going and what you’ll be doing while you travel. Beyond all the great information on the ExperiencePlus! website, we recommend you grab a few travel guides for the countries or regions you’ll be visiting. Some literature about cycling wouldn’t hurt any either. We also offer a pretty extensive country specific reading and movie list on our country specific travel planning pages, be sure to check them out!

Literature on Cycling

  • The Cyclist’s Training Bible by Joe Friel.
  • Miles from Nowhere by Barbara Savage. One of the best-written bicycle adventure stories available.
  • Bicycling Magazine regularly carries articles on training and technique. Visit your local library on a Sunday afternoon and peruse their collection.
  • Effective Cycling by John Foresters. Tells you everything you could possibly need to know and more, including safety, maintenance, technique and the physiology of cycling.


We recommend any of the standard, current guidebooks such as Fodor’s, Frommer’s, Lonely Planet, Rick Steves or Rough Guides. The regional MichelinGreen Guides” are personal favorites and probably the best available sources for historical and geographical information. We like the Cadogan Guide series for how they’re written and for fun historic anecdotes. Some of these may be out of print so don’t use them for hotels, or restaurants but are fine as general guides.