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Old 07-08-07, 08:19 AM   #1
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Default The Ultimate Map for the Alps...

A friend of mine put me onto to this, it's a great map of the French Alps.

Published by IGN, it's called "Routes des Grandes Alpes"

It's a shaded relief map that highlights the scenic backroads through the Grand Alpes, but it also gives details of the hights and steepness of the various passes.

Available from Stanfords - www.stanfords.co.uk (there site was down this morning) for about 6.00 plus carriage. You can get it from Amazon, but it's expensive & they don't stock it.

It's currently on the wall in my office as I ponder my choice of routes.. Just 16 days until I go on tour

If anyone else has any suggested maps/books, let me know and I'll make a list and sticky it.


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Old 07-08-07, 03:26 PM   #2
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Default Re: The Ultimate Map for the Alps...

Just bought, cheers for the suggestion looking forward to it coming through my letter box.

edit - delivery is going to be delayed, forgot to check the availability on the order, hopefully it'll be with me before I head off.
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Old 09-08-07, 04:29 PM   #3
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Default Re: The Ultimate Map for the Alps...

That looks handy.


Do you have a scanner ?
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Old 09-08-07, 04:32 PM   #4
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That looks handy.


Do you have a scanner ?
Not one that big !

Besides, if I had to pay for it, so can you
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Old 10-08-07, 05:35 PM   #5
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Default Re: The Ultimate Map for the Alps...

Well it arrived today, looking at it I did about 70% of the marked route last year, but still a great map for the French alps and for getting me fired up for my trip in 4 weeks time.
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Old 10-08-07, 09:08 PM   #6
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Not one that big !

Besides, if I had to pay for it, so can you
fair enough, but I had to at least try.
Just ordered a copy
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Well it arrived today, looking at it I did about 70% of the marked route last year, but still a great map for the French alps and for getting me fired up for my trip in 4 weeks time.
When you going Tim ?

We depart Friday 24th, returning on the 1st or 2nd of September...

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Old 10-08-07, 11:12 PM   #8
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Departing 8th September, a couple of days at the ring, et puis les vosges, des alpes, Osterreich, Slovenia and then onto Croatia if all goes well, and back..via my old stomping ground in Leuven. A leisurely two weeks if all goes to plan.
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Just watch out for those miserable Austrian coppers looking to empty your wallet into theirs Tim. 65 Euros if caught without a carnet - *******s!
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Please bookmark:
http://www.bestbikingroads.com/

http://www.alpineroads.com/alpmap.php
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