Cycling and Motorcycling Tourism

An Analysis of Physical, Sensory, Social, and Emotional Features of Journey Experiences

  • Anna¬†Scuttari

Part of the Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management book series (THEM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Anna Scuttari
    Pages 1-15
  3. Anna Scuttari
    Pages 71-123
  4. Anna Scuttari
    Pages 235-262
  5. Anna Scuttari
    Pages 263-273
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 275-277

About this book


This book explores the understanding, description, and measurement of the physical, sensory, social, and emotional features of motorcycle and bicycle journey experiences in tourism. Novel insights are presented from an original case study of these forms of tourism in the Sella Pass, a panoramic road close to the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site. A comprehensive mixed-methods strategy was employed for this research, with concurrent use of quantitative and qualitative methods including documentation and secondary data analysis, mobile video ethnography, and emotion measurement. The aim was to create a holistic knowledge of the features of journey experiences and a new definition of the mobility space as a perceptual space. The book is significant in that it is among the first studies to explore the concept of journey experiences and to develop an interdisciplinary theoretical foundation of mobility spaces. It offers a comprehensive understanding and a benchmarking of the features of motorcycling and cycling journey experiences, a deeper market knowledge on motorcycling and cycling tourists, and a set of tools, techniques, and recommendations for future research on tourist experiences.


motorcycling tourism cycling tourism journey experience transport geography mobilities geography experience economy mobility space tourist experience affective science tourist mobility tourist transport system transport geography emotions in tourism mobile journey experience Sella Pass

Authors and affiliations

  • Anna¬†Scuttari
    • 1
  1. 1.Eurac ResearchBolzanoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-17696-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-17697-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2510-4993
  • Series Online ISSN 2510-5000
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