Here are the country maps, courtesy of the European Cyclists’ Federation. First up are the Eurovelo 3 maps…
…and the bit of Eurovelo 1 for the final leg:
Here are details of the printed maps that I will need to purchase either prior to setting off or en route:
Andalusia Marco Polo, 1:200,000
Extremadura, Castilla La Mancha, Madrid Michelin, 1:400,000*
Castilla y Leon, Madrid Michelin, 1:400:000*
Aquitaine Michelin, 1:200,000
Poitou-Charentes Michelin, 1:200,000
Centre Michelin, 1:200,000
Nord-Pas-de-Calais Michelin, 1:200,000
(There is a separate 1:200,000 Michelin map for Ile de France / Paris but I suspect this area is entirely covered by the Centre and Nord-Pas-de-Calais maps)
Belgium South Michelin, 1:200,000
Germany Midwest Michelin, 1:350,000 (ouch!)**
Germany Northwest Michelin, 1:350,000**
South Jutland and the Islands Marco Polo, 1:200,000***
Sweden South: Malmö – Helsingsborg – Kalmar Freytag-Berndt, 1:250,000
(Similar to the Paris situation, I think that this map area – Sweden South-West: Gothenburg – Vänersee – Karlstad Freytag-Berndt, 1:250,000 – will be covered by the two maps either side, above and below)
Southern Norway: Oslo – Bergen – Stavanger Freytag-Berndt, 1:250,000
Central Norway: Trondheim – Lillehammer – Ålesund Freytag-Berndt, 1:250,000
Northern Norway: Narvik Freytag-Berndt, 1:400,000****
Norway North Cape: Hammerfest Freytag-Berndt, 1:400,000****
So there you have it, the Eurovelo 1/3 in maps. 16 of them adding up to around £100. Does anyone want to be my official map sponsor?
* Having just said I didn’t like using 1:400,000 scale maps in Spain, here I am putting them in the list. Is there a better alternative though that doesn’t mean buying an excessive number of maps?
** Almost the same problem as * but Germany is, I imagine, an easy country through which to cycle when it comes to direction finding. Will 1:350,000 suffice?
*** This map is available from Stanfords but is not listed on Marco Polo’s own website. If I wait until I am travelling to buy the maps that I need and can’t find it I will use the Denmark Marco Polo, 1:300,000 map instead.
**** These are also relatively large scale but bearing in mind the lack of things that are available to put on a map in northern Norway, I think they will suffice!