View Full Version : Alps touring - a good read

30-06-07, 17:44
It isn't about the roads but if you're touring the alps there's a book called "The Alps - a cultural history" by Andrew Beattie which is a good read.

Gives a potted history of how the area has been faught over for centuries, and how people changed from thinking mountains were terrifying ugly places to beautiful places and a tourist destination.

Kind of puts all the passes you ride over in context when you know a little about how they were crossed by people before their was tarmac and GS's.