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

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

by Anne Mustoe

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Overview

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 Jutland, 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 humour, even when she is knocked off her bike by a short-sighted nonagenarian in a Fiat Panda.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780753547786
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publication date: 08/31/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Anne Mustoe read Classics at Cambridge and was the headmistress of a girls' school in Suffolk until 1987, when she left her job and embarked on her first solo journey around the world by bicycle. She is an established travel writer with a substantial following who lectures regularly on her adventures.
Anne Mustoe was the headmistress of a girls' school in Suffolk until 1987, when she left her job and embarked on her first solo journey around the world by bicycle. She is an established travel writer with a substantial following.

Table of Contents



Introduction

1

Part 1

The Amber Route

9



Skagen

11



Esjberg

19



Hamburg

25



Lutherstadt-Wittenberg and Leipzig

32



Litomerice and Prague

39



Freistadt and Linz

50



Vienna and Petronell

56



Koszeg and Szombathely

65



Ljubljana

75



Aquileia

81



The Mystery of the Amber Room

87

Part 2

The Santa Fe Trail

93



Missouri

95



Kansas

103



Colorado

134



New Mexico

145

Part 3

The way of Saint James

165



Prelude

167



The Rivers of France

171



The Pass of Roncesvalles

191



The Plains of Spain

199



Galicia at Last

217



Bibliography

227

Appendix

Bicycle Specifications

228



Index

229


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