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Bicycle Maps Europe

This section attempts to summarize some of the available map and route sources for Europe. These sources include mainly state and local governments, bicycle clubs, and non-profit cycling organizations.

The maps and route information here does not include commercial sites. Consequently, the cost for this information is free or minimum. We believe that there is a wealth of free information for bicycle touring in Europe. You just need to know where to get it. One nice thing about bicycle tourists is that they like to share favorite route information.

If you’re looking for guided bike tours through Europe, then let us help you!

One of the recent improvements for obtaining maps have been portable GPS systems for bicycles. These GPS systems have become common amongst long-distance bicyclist and some clubs. As a result, more free downloads for bicycling routes have become available. One of the best places to get these free GPS information is from internet blogs and bicycle clubs. We are aggressively searching for these free downloads and we will make the links available when we find them.

If you have links to additional routes and maps for Europe, please contact us so that we can include the information here.


Bicycling Maps for Europe

Austria    Denmark    France    Germany
Italy    Spain    Switzerland



Be sure to check out the lists of free available maps and guides in the left column. There are 1000s of free brochures and information of bicycle routes and tours from all over the world. You can choose your interest by activity and country. This information is invaluable in your search for good resources for any bicycle adventure.

Also check out the information in the left column about bicycling in specific countries. Information includes getting there, lodging, bike rentals, and general information about bicycling in different regions of each country.

Austria

  • GPS Touring Information Austria: Online maps and GPS information for mountain biking and road bicycling in Austria.
  • Interactive Map of Austria: Interactive map of Austria with bicycle routes and bike paths.
  • MapMyRide: Online maps for bicycle routes inputed by readers. Search by country and region.
  • Bikely: Online maps for mountain biking and bicycle routes inputed by readers. Search by country and region.
  • Austria Cycling Maps, Freytag & Berndt: Scale 1:125,000 (1cm: 1.25km). New 2007. Set of 6 accordian-fold strip maps of the major bicycle trails with brief description, hotels, bike shops, etc.
  • Danube Cycling Guide, Volumes 1, 2, 3, & 4: Scale 1:50,000 and 1:75,000 (1cm: .5km and 1cm: .75km). Follows the famous bike route through Germany, Austria, and Hungary. Volume 2 covers the Austrian section and is in English.

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Denmark

  • GPS Touring Information Denmark: Online maps and GPS information for mountain biking and road bicycling in Denmark.
  • Denmark National Cycling Routes: Denmark National Cycling Route map and information. (No longer active)
  • Visit Denmark: Information about the routes and sites along the way for the Denmark National Cycling Routes.
  • Visit Denmark: Online map of Denmark.
  • Copenhagen to Berlin: Online maps and descriptions of the international Copenhagen to Berlin cycle route.
  • Bikely: Online maps for mountain biking and bicycle routes inputed by readers. Search by country and region.
  • MapMyRide: Online maps for bicycle routes inputed by readers. Search by country and region.
  • Regional Denmark cycling maps: Scale 1:100,000 (1 cm: 1km) maps and spiral-bound atlases. The older editions have separate text booklets in Danish only included with the maps. The new editions have descriptive text in English.
  • Limfjord Cycle Tour Route Guide: Scale 1:75,000 (1 cm: .75km). Spiral bound, 120 pages in English. Includes regional and city maps.
  • North Sea Cycle Route Guide: Scale 1:75,000 (1 cm: .75km). Spiral bound, 112 pages in English. Includes regional and city maps. Covers from western coast of Denmark from Tender in the southwest to Skagen at the northern tip of Denmark.

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France

  • GPS Touring Information France: Online maps and GPS information for mountain biking and road bicycling in France.
  • Beyond France: This is a private site that has an interactive online map of France. Details of Paris and each Provence can be explored.
  • MapMyRide: Online maps for bicycle routes inputed by readers. Search by country and region.
  • Bikely: Online maps for mountain biking and bicycle routes inputed by readers. Search by country and region.
  • Michelin Regional Series France: Scale 1:250,000 to 1:300,000 (1cm: 2.5km to 3km). The most respected bicycling maps for France. This new series is on regional/provincial basis. Includes some tourist information. In French.
  • Institut Geographique National, Top 100 Series: Scale 1:100,00 (1cm: 1km) A wide variety of maps for France, including topographical, recreational and road maps, as well as extensive city maps and town plans.

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Germany

  • Copenhagen to Berlin: Online maps and descriptions of the international Copenhagen to Berlin cycle route.
  • Germany Tourism: Interactive maps of bicycling routes in Germany. In English and German.
  • Bicycle Germany: This is a private site, but it has a lot of bicycle routes in German (No longer active)
  • Bikely: Online maps for mountain biking and bicycle routes inputed by readers. Search by country and region.
  • MapMyRide: Online maps for bicycle routes inputed by readers. Search by country and region.
  • Danube Cycling Guide, Volumes 1, 2, 3, & 4: Scale 1:50,000 and 1:75,000 (1cm: .5km and 1cm: .75km). Follows the famous bike route through Germany, Austria, and Hungary. Volume 1 cover the German route and is in German.
  • Germany Bicycle Touring Route Maps by Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad-Club: Scale 1:150,000 (1 cm: 1.5km). Revised 2007. 27 Sheets with information in German.

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Italy

  • Italy Tourist Board:List bicycling routes by region and offers links to the local sites for maps and information.
  • Bikely:Online maps for mountain biking and bicycle routes inputed by readers. Search by country and region.
  • MapMyRide:Online maps for bicycle routes inputed by readers. Search by country and region.
  • Touring Club Italiano, scale 1:200.000 (Grande carta stradale d’Italia), 15 sheets cover all of Italy: Scale 1:200,000 (1 cm: 2km). These are auto maps but show steep hills, distance, and other tourist information. In Italian.

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Spain

  • Bikely:Online maps for mountain biking and bicycle routes inputed by readers. Search by country and region.
  • MapMyRide:Online maps for bicycle routes inputed by readers. Search by country and region.
  • Michelin Series Spain and Portugal, 7 maps: Scale 1:400,000 (1 cm: 4km). Not very detailed, but the maps show paved roads outside of major towns, government-owned hotels, camping sites, lodgings, distances and places of interest. Legend in English, French, Spanish and Portugese.

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Switzerland

  • Cycling in Switzerland Foundation: Mountain biking and road bicycling routes all over Switzerland. Maps, descriptions, and information available. (No longer active)
  • Bikely:Online maps for mountain biking and bicycle routes inputed by readers. Search by country and region.
  • MapMyRide:Online maps for bicycle routes inputed by readers. Search by country and region.
  • Switzerland Regional Cycling Maps, Këmmerly & Frey. Twenty maps: They convey all the important information cyclists want before and during a trip: gradients, altitude differences, road surfaces, and traffic volume. Cantonal and national bicycling paths and mountain bike trails are specifically marked. In German with multilingual legend. (The regional cycling series is being revised, with new sheet numbers, so there are two different numbering systems depending on if the sheet is available in the new or old series.)

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All of Europe

  • Europa Fietsers - Has loads of routes for all over Europe. It’s in Dutch, but you can select English for some routes. (Thanks for the tip, Boris!)

If you’re looking for guided bike tours through Europe, then let us help you!


About John Stultz

John Stultz is the owner of Bear Paw Tents. He's been bicycle touring for over 30 years and is excited for sharing his insight on cycling. He considers himself an ultralight backpacker and ultralight bicycle tourer. John is the original founder of Bicycle-Touring-Guide.com. He started the website to share his passion for touring and to help people plan for their own bicycle tour.

Comments

  1. Hello John,

    Great site really useful as extra information for my west coast adventure next summer, if you know sites or discounts (travel with a tent)

    This is a great site for routes over Europe, in the Netherlands there is also a dense network of bike routes but I think you will a ready know that. .

    http://europafietsers.nl/klik/routes-all.htm

    It’s manly in Dutch but there are possibilities to select English. When you take some time almost every route can be found as tracks for your gps.

    Greetings.

    • John Stultz says:

      Hi Boris,

      Thanks for your kind words! Glad the site can help you.

      Adding that link to the Europe page resources. Thanks for the tip.

  2. Hi John,
    thanks for this summary. In Switzerland, there is an amazing website for all the outdoor activities including maps. For bike travelling: http://map.veloland.ch

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