Amber, Furs and Cockleshells: Bike Rides with Pilgrims and Merchants

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Virgin, 2005 - Transportation - 234 pages
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Vikings, Romans, Viennese Turks, Native Americans, pilgrims, outlaws, football fans, ballerinas, and saints: these myriad wonderful characters populate the pages of Anne Mustoe's fascinating book as she pedals along three very different, but equally evocative, roads--the Amber Route from the Baltic to the Adriatic, the Santa Fe Trail from the Missouri River to New Mexico, and the Pilgrims' Way of St. James from Le Puy to Santiago de Compostela. Battling against ferocious winds in Jutl∧ blizzards in the Rockies; traffic jams of cyclists along the Danube; and menus in Czech, Hungarian, and Basque, Mustoe survives with her usual fortitude and wry humor, even when she is knocked off her bike by a short-sighted nonagenarian in a Fiat Panda. Her warm and accessible style brings to life the history and magic of three fascinating roads--following in the footsteps of merchants and pilgrims.

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User Review  - kukulaj - LibraryThing

The three tales here, the Amber Trail, the Santa Fe Trail, and the Pilgrimage Trail, are told in a delightfully balanced way. Mustoe knows plenty of history so there is a lot to learn here about these ... Read full review

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User Review  - janglen - LibraryThing

This covers three cycle rides - the Amber Route from the Baltic to the Adriatic, the Santa Fe Trail and the Pilgrim route from Le Puy to Santiago de Compostela. The book is readable and sufficiently ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Anne Mustoe is a travel writer whose other titles include A Bike Ride: 12,000 Miles Around the World and Lone Traveller: One Woman, Two Wheels and the World.

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