Italy does not have a specfic cycling map series, however the Kompass 1:50,000 hiking maps offer excellent detail of the backroads. The Cycling Italy guide gives a good overview and has good details for the most popular rides. The Tuscany guide below is excellent for those wanting to tour the Tuscany region.
Cycling Italy. Lonely Planet, 2009. With its gregarious locals, sumptuous cuisine and great cycling tradition, Italy is a two-wheeler's paradise. Glide past the cliffs of Cinque Terre and the bright waters of Sardinia or weave your way through the thrilling hubbub of Rome. Best of all? The day's riding will work off that blow-out dinner - so indulge! Includes 38 rides from easy to challenging, and a food and wine itinerary!
Softcover, 372 pages, 32 maps. Unfortunately Italy does not have a cycling map series. We do offer the Michelin road maps of Italy (or scroll further down to the same maps) which are suitably detailed for use as cycling maps.
Bikeline Cycle Guides offer detailed maps of cycling routes for many places in Europe. The guides to the long-distance cycle routes include maps overprinted with the route and its possible variants. The maps also highlight places of interest and accommodation facilities. Most of the guides also include a separate section listing selected accommodation, from hotels to campsites, youth hostels and rooms in private houses, all with addresses, telephone numbers and price range. Information on towns along each route includes a list of places of interest, with opening hours, etc.
Several of the guides also have street plans. The cycling atlases have maps with day tours in the region. The guides are typically in German only, although a few are in English (such as the Danube and San Francisco guides listed elsewhere).
Sardinia Cycle Guide. 1:200,000. Bikeline. This guide describes, and maps, 5 main routes ranging in length from 352 to 476 kilometers. The island of Sardinia is located in the western Mediterranean, surrounded by the Sardinian and Tyrrhenian Sea. It is larger than Corsica and the second largest island after Sicily. Sardinian is spoken here, a separate Romance language and Italian.
Sardinia is the ideal setting for an active holiday: beautiful, breathtaking scenery, well-maintained asphalt roads, especially on the beaches, interesting cultural sites, places of interest and cities, good food, sweet wine and freedom-loving, strong man. That is why the island is also very interesting for cyclists. This Radatlas describes in simple, clear form of a road book five travel routes, divided into 24 stages, with an average length of 100 kilometers are. The milestones have been carefully selected for its infrastructure offering, offering a host of accommodations, restaurants, shops and interesting sights. The five routes converge at the nodes, thus enabling the cyclist to put together a customized tour, since the stages of several interconnected routes and therefore combined.
The routes were recorded with GPS. 140 pages, in German.
Index showing the routes in the Sardinia cycling guide. A bit fuzzy, but you can see the extensive coverage for Sardinia.
Veneto Cycle Atlas. Bikeline. This booklet covers 3 main routes. The first is from Peschiera del Garda to Mestre, via Vicenza & Padova (189km). A circuit departs from this route at Abano Terme into the Colli Euganei region (114km). The next route is from Venice going south to the Delta del Po via the Litorale di Lido (162km).
The third route runs in the opposite direction - north east from Venice along the coast via Litorale de Cavallino to Latisana & Lignano (143km). Accomodation suggestions included. 119 pages. In German.
Via Claudia Augusta Cycle Way. 1:75,000. Bikeline. A 741-km route from Donauworth on the Danube in Germany, across Austria to Venice, via Augsburg, Fussen, Nauders, Bolzano and Trento. At Trento a branch of the route extends via Verona to Ostiglia on the River Po. Accommodation suggestions are included. 180 pages. In German.
Thumbnail of a map page from the guide. Index showing the routes in the guide.