Fully revised and updated 2nd edition of the indispensable guide for anyone planning (or dreaming) about taking their bicycle on a long-distance adventure. This comprehensive guide will make that dream a reality whether it's cycling in Tibet or pedalling from Patagonia to Alaska. Presented in the same proven style as the classic Adventure Motorcycling Handbook. Contents includes: practical information - which bike to take, top ten internationally-available bikes, equipment, clothing, camping gear, health and survival; trans-continental route outlines; tales from the saddle - first-hand accounts of biking adventures. Illustrations include: 2 full colour maps, 15 black & white maps and town plans, 30 full colour photos, 100 black & white photos, and 12 illustrations.