This 5th Edition is the complete resource for any traveller to this part of Europe. Now covering more area than any previous edition, John King of the Alps Hermann brings you nearly 100 breathtaking trips. Everything has been updated. Hermanns fun-to-read text has been thoroughly refreshed with more roads in Switzerland and France, and Hermann has added spectacular new pictures. Anyone considering a European trip on two wheels needs this book. Riders of all brands of bikes the world over have kept Motorcycle Journeys Through the Alps in their tankbags ever since the first edition was published in 1993. And no wonder: all of the important roads and passes are described and critiqued. Every region of the Alps is covered: Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy, France, and other special Alpine lookalike places such as Corsica, Slovenia, and the Pyrenees are included. Each trip has a detailed route description, easy-to-follow maps, and unique photographs — all brought to life by Hermanns informed and witty narration. Local customs, history, and amusing travel anecdotes dot every page to enrich your journey. There is no other book like this one.It is the guide of choice for every motorcyclist who wants the trip of a lifetime in motorcycling nirvana.