Maps for Spain

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JBB
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Maps for Spain

Postby JBB » 22 Feb 2016, 11:33am

In addition to using the internet I would like to have some maps for cycle touring in Spain. The current plan is to cross Spain from Roncvevalles in the Pyrenees to Alicante. Any suggestions please of maps I can buy (Stanfords?) before I go.

Thanks

andymiller
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Re: Maps for Spain

Postby andymiller » 22 Feb 2016, 12:18pm

Michelin?

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Re: Maps for Spain

Postby MrsHJ » 22 Feb 2016, 8:16pm

I've always used Michelin too. Roads are more spread out on Spain so if you don't see much on the map it probably means there isn't a (road bike useable) road there. We've cycled the roncevalles pass and several other western ones. Also love the national park of ordesa and the picos but haven't been as Far East as Alicante.

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Re: Maps for Spain

Postby rualexander » 22 Feb 2016, 9:52pm

Sounds like you won't be going through Catalunya but that is one part of Spain that has good topographical mapping available at a useful 1:100,000 scale for cycling http://www.stanfords.co.uk/Spain-100K-C ... SI00000639 also available in an atlas of the whole region http://ebotiga.icgc.cat/Atles-topografi ... 1100000/en

JBB
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Re: Maps for Spain

Postby JBB » 22 Feb 2016, 11:17pm

rualexander wrote:Sounds like you won't be going through Catalunya but that is one part of Spain that has good topographical mapping available at a useful 1:100,000 scale for cycling http://www.stanfords.co.uk/Spain-100K-C ... SI00000639 also available in an atlas of the whole region http://ebotiga.icgc.cat/Atles-topografi ... 1100000/en

Further west - Aragon. It's the usual problem, big enough to show the smaller roads and not too big to carry!

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Re: Maps for Spain

Postby rualexander » 23 Feb 2016, 11:24am

Viewranger have a fairly good Android or Apple downloadable 1:200,000 topographical mapping of the whole of Spain for £27 (or individual regions for less), if you want it on paper it is possible to print out the areas you need from a PC but involves a bit of work.
https://shop.viewranger.com/products.php?category_id=70

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Re: Maps for Spain

Postby robing » 23 Feb 2016, 2:51pm

I know you wanted paper maps. But I've cycled around Spain using maps.me it's free and you download the map before you go so it doesn't require a data connection. I did carry a conventional paper map as nice to be able to see the whole picture but I didn't use it much.

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Re: Maps for Spain

Postby iviehoff » 23 Feb 2016, 3:49pm

Short of buying very expensive local survey maps, which are all very small, the Michelin Zoom mapping are the best available mapping for road navigation. Not perfect, but best there is. But they only cover selected regions. They do cover both the Pyrenees and the east coast down to Alicante, and the Madrid region. But if you take a straightish line through the middle you'll have some areas where only smaller scale options are available. Here's the Michelin map diagrams for Spain. http://www.mapsman.com/store/category.php?id=31

I have used some other maps, but they were worse. This is probably a more or less complete list of everything worth bothering with that is available these days. http://www.omnimap.com/catalog/int/spain1.htm

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Re: Maps for Spain

Postby JBB » 23 Feb 2016, 8:35pm

At the moment the best option is to take the relevant pages out of the Michelin road Atlas; that's the plan for France anyway!