To consider this book a travel guide would be like saying that buying a motorcycle makes you a biker. Nothing could be further from the truth. This book is first of all a guide to yourself and to help you understand the inspiration that pushes you to become an overland biker, or at least to try.
If browsing this book at your library, with your helmet underarm, gives you a strange feeling of excitement in the pit of your stomach and an uncontrollable desire to hop on your bike and drive off into the sunset, then this is the book for you. Here you will find all the info you need to organise an “overland” trip: inspiration; budget; when and how to leave; picking a team and a motorcycle; guide suggestions; packing and documents; how to prevent and solve common problems. The guide contains eight overland trips with detailed cartography: Milan – Dakar; Milan – Assekrem (Algeria) – Milan; Milan – New Delhi; Dakar – Timbuktu – Lomé; Milan – Cape Town (through Africa) – Elefantentreffen; India and Ladakh; Chile – Argentina – Bolivia.