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Great Road Climbs of the Dolomites and Italian Alps

CAD$85.00 (incl. import duty)

Great Road Climbs of the Dolomites and Italian Alps is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 11.
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An unrivalled guide to Italy’s legendary road climbs, written with characteristic panache by Graeme Fife, and featuring the beautiful photography of Peter Drinkell.

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Passo by passo

“These are the high places of cycling legend. On their slopes, in the thin air that wreaths their passes, some riders have been broken, a few have, improbably, exceeded all limits of fortitude, others have merely survived, but survived.”

In this, the fourth volume in the series of Rapha’s guides to Europe’s iconic mountain ranges, writer Graeme Fife takes us up and over the Great Road Climbs of the Dolomites and Italian Alps in characteristic fashion. Illustrated with the photography of Peter Drinkell – probably his best work yet – the book offers an idiosyncratic, impressionistic exploration of 80 of the most eulogised and lesser-known mountain passes of northern Italy. Historical titbits, humorous observations and stirring stories from cycling’s past all feature, while striking double-page photographs and hand-illustrated maps and col profiles add flavour to a mighty tome that celebrates the greatness of the mountains.

Climbs featured include:

  • Monte Zoncolan
  • Tre Cime di Lavaredo
  • Passo Pordoi
  • Passo di Giau
  • Madonna del Ghisallo
  • Muro di Sormano
  • Passo dello Stelvio
  • Passo di Gavia

Praise for other books in the series:

The Great Road Climbs of the Pyrenees is a remarkably evocative piece of work… a portrait of the region that allows the imagination to run wild.
Richard Williams – The Guardian

FEATURES

  • 24.50 x 23.00 cm
  • GPX files for 80 routes available to readers
  • Hardback, 320 pages
  • Hand-drawn col profiles
  • Hand-drawn regional maps
  • Double-page landscape photography
  • Snapshot stories
  • Altitude and climbing distance info
  • Full glossary

FABRIC

  • 100% printed paper

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Store on bookshelf or coffee table

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Timeless Classic - something for everyone I bought this a few weeks ago to complete the series, but also because it's the 100th Giro in 2017. A group of us are spending 9 days climbing every col we can, to pay homage to the greatest 3 week race
Date published: 2016-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great!!! Vivid descriptions prepares you well for climbing iconic mountains of Europe - this time the Dolomites. If you want to go vlimbing, buy it and read it!
Date published: 2016-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A beutiful book I had to have it, to join the other 3 books from the series. Inspiring photography and text.
Date published: 2016-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A guide to heaven As usual a perfect guide to explore the road with glimpses of the food and culture
Date published: 2016-07-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely book Covers an interesting range of climbs, and completes my set of books, have the other 3 in the series
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from the cover is spot on great book, gives a special view of the regio, a shame is that the cover was abit damaged and there were a few pages doublefouled what is a real shame for such a piece of art and what is not cheap
Date published: 2016-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A book I have really been hoping Rapha would creat The photographs and words inspire, the detail assists a visit to the particular climb. A wonderful book.
Date published: 2016-07-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful book This book is beautiful and makes a great gift - I bought it for my husband after a cycling adventure in the Dolomites. The photographs inspire you to go and further explore!
Date published: 2016-07-21
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