Every red-blooded motorcyclist dreams of making the Big Trip - the Adventure Motorcycling Handbook is the comprehensive manual to make that idea a reality. Timbuktu to Kathmandu or Patagonia to Mongolia - it´s all here. This expanded and re-designed new edition is packed with essential advice and practical know-how on the vital preparation for undertaking a long journey off the beaten track, be it in a nearby wilderness area or on the other side of the globe. So whether you´re planning your own Big Trip across Africa, South America or Asia,or just enjoy reading about other people´s adventures, the Handbook is guaranteed to illuminate, entertain and above all, inspire.There are three parts to this guidebook. Part 1 deals with choosing a bike and preparation; Part 2 covers suggested routes around the world and within each continent; Part 3, Tales from the Saddle, is a selection of trip reports from round the world of motorcyclists.