You will find in this section only English resources about MTB books, maps and itineraries. This is an International page, therefore information about "local" or "regional" itineraries will be included only if deemed of general interest to people visiting this site from all over the world.
ADVENTUROUS TRAVELER BOOKSTORE - This well-known company specializes in adventure and travel books. The above link takes you to the Biking Section, which includes information on thousands of books on several subjects (mainly itineraries). The books can be shipped anywhere in the world. The site includes prices and other useful details about the books. Definitely worth a visit..
BICYCLOPEDIA - This is a virtual book, but still a book, so I list it here. It's a bike enciclopedia very large, complete and impressive, really a source to check out often. I did not like the graphics (too many colors) which, on the other side, is not excessive. Also access to the information should be improved, because, even if easy, it's not so straightforward and you often have to click many times.
TRENTO BIKE PAGES - An Italian site (maintained by the University of Trento), well known all over the world. It contains valuable information on different subjects relating to bicyling. It is particularly interesting for those planning an MTB trip in Italy or Europe. Check it out before leaving for your next vacation!
WESTERN ALPS BY BICYCLE - The area of Italy's Western Alps is undoubtely extremely interesting for mountain biking. This page, written also in English, is a good guide for those of you planning a trip to Italy. The itineraries are clearly explained and carefully detailed. In addition you can find a map and general information on the area. The graphics is good and pleasant and never too strong.