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By Bike Around Shikoku By Tony Gibb
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By Bike around Shikoku records the daily experience of following the route of the Bhuddhist Shikoku 88 Pilgrimage on a small folding bike. This journey was undertaken in September 2010 and was... More > planned as a compromise between the rigours of a walking pilgrimage and the comfort of a bus or car pilgrimage. It takes the reader into one of the lovliest and least touristy areas of Japan. Shikoku's population is shrinking and aging and its way of life maintains some virtues and simplicities no longer found in the big Japanese cities. The text is accompanied by many colour photos of the pilgrimage route.< Less
By Bike Around Hokkaido By Tony Gibb
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This book describes a cycling tour around the island of Hokkaido in northern Japan, following the pilgrimage path - Hokkaido Kannon 33 Reijo. The journey took about three weeks and covered 2800kms... More > from Hakodate to Sapporo and Asahikawa, up to Wakkanai and down the East Coast to Nemuro and Kushiro. The text is enhanced by many colour photos of the temples and aspects of Japanese life not found in the more conventional tourist areas.< Less
By Bike Along the Camino Portugues By Tony Gibb
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By Bike along the Camino Portugués describes a journey from Lisbon to Santiago in the Spring of 2015 following the course of the medieval Camino Portugués. The journey was undertaken... More > on a folding bike and the author stayed in various types of accommodation along the way. The author sought out interesting churches, towns and historical places including a number of Roman sites from the first to the fourth centuries. Portugal is a fascinating place to visit and travel through and the use of a bike brought the author into close and leisurely contact with the country and its institutions. The book is plentifully illustrated with colour photos of things and places encountered.< Less
By Bike Around Kyushu By Tony Gibb
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By Bike around Kyushu is an account of a journey around the island of Kyushu, in Southern Japan, following the pilgrim path of 88 temples belonging to the Shingon sect of Buddhism. The travel was... More > undertaken in 2014 using a small folding bike and the occasional train and taxi and staying, where possible, in low cost Japanese style accommodation. The book is a daily journal with many colour photos, extensive maps and some additional material to set the travel in context.< Less
By Bike Around Saigoku By Tony Gibb
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By Bike Around Saigoku describes a journey along the Saigoku Kannon Buddhist pilgrimage route, undertaken in November 2011 on a folding bike. The book contains many colour photos of some of the most... More > beautiful temples in Japan along a route that includes Amanohashidate, one of Japan's top internal tourist destinations. It goes through Kyoto, Nara and across and around Lake Biwa. It ends in a visit to Mt Hiei outside of Kyoto and the Enrakuji emple complex at the top of Mt Hiei.< Less
By Bike Around Chugoku By Tony Gibb
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The Chugoku pilgrimage of Buddhist temples in western Japan runs from the vicinity of Himeji down the South west coast of Honshu and back up the North west coast to Tottori. This book recounts... More > experiences of undertaking the pilgrimage with a folding bike in April 2012. The journey included 37 temples of significance in the Chugoku region, which includes a large section of the coast of the Inland Sea and of the coast of the Sea of Japan. It was undertaken in the cherry blossom season and the book contains many colur photos of the temples of the route and of particular scenic attractions such as the shrines of Itsukushima and Izumo, Matsue and Kintaikyo Bridge.< Less
By Bike Around Bando and Chichibu By Tony Gibb
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By Bike around Bando and Chichibu records the progress of a trip along the Bando and Chichibu Buddhist pilgrim trails on a folding bike. The trip was the fourth of such travels with journeys along... More > the O-Shikoku, the Saigoku and the Chugoku pilgrim paths preceding it. The Bando pilgrimage starts in Kamakura and traverses around and through Tokyo, past Mt Tsukuba and ending up on the Boso Peninsula east of Tokyo Bay. The Chichibu is a compact pilgrim path through Saitama Prefecture. Both routes pass through areas of rural Japan where non-Japanese tourists rarely penetrate. The text is supported by many colour photos of the route and maps showing the locations passed.< Less
By Bike Around Tohoku By Tony Gibb
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This is the record of a 2000km journey around the Tohoku region of Japan; the northernmost six prefectures of the island of Honshu. It follows the pilgrim path dedicated to Acala or Fudo Myoo as he... More > is known in Japan. The pilgrimage included 36 temples devoted to Fudo Myoo and passed through Yamagata, Aomori, Fukushima, Sendai and Iwaki. Most of the travel was done using a small folding bike and staying in rural areas. The journey passed through some of the most beautiful areas of Japan, well away from conventional tourist districts and the book is illustrated with many colour photos.< Less
By Bike Around the Peloponnese By Tony Gibb
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The Peloponnese is the home of Arcadia and lives up to that concept of the earthly paradise. Before Athens, it was the cradle of Greek civilisation. By Bike around the Peloponnese describes a 25... More > day journey around the coast of the Peloponnesian Peninsula at Easter time in 2016. The journey copied the route taken by Edward Enfield in his book Greece on my Wheels. The author went to Korinth, Olympia, Kalamata, Sparta, the Mani Peninsula, Epidavros and the fortified island of Monemvasia. He visited Mycenean, Athenian, Roman, Byzantine and medieval sites. The route took in interesting and beautiful features of the landscape, history and archaeology of this fascinating place. Travel by bike imposed a slower pace on the journey and allowed close and leisurely contact with the country and its history. It also minimised contact with more conventional tourists. Many colour photos support the text and there are maps showing the locations visited.< Less
By Bike Along the Via Francigena By Tony Gibb
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Keen to convince himself that old age is no barrier to adventure, Tony Gibb rides gently solo from northern Italy to Rome with an itinerary but no schedule and with a keen eye for the unusual. On a... More > bike some things go well and some things go badly. On a journey of nearly 1000km a bit of both happens. By Bike along the Via Francigena is a record of a trip in which many things went well and a few things went wrong on a pilgrimage from the Italian border with Switzerland to Rome following the route of the ancient pilgrims. The book is a record of the journey and is fully illustrated with colour photos that capture the conventional and the oddball along the way.< Less

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