UPDATE May 2015
Hello guys, If you followed the thread below, we spent the winter working on a project of customized road books adapted to cycling travellers (or travelling cyclists).
We thank everyone who was involved in the process, and we are glad and proud to announce that the first Atlas is now ready: France is available in Beta version. You will find all the information on our website, in English, French and Spanish: www.cartocyclo.net
We are leaving within a few days to test this Beta version in France, but we are still pending to all your comments and answers, don't hesitate! See you soon, and have lots of WS experiences this summer...
Hello everyone, The "Mallo" part of Marcmallo speaking :)
We are currently working on creating maps adapted to cyclists (the "Marc" part of Marcmallo is a cartographist and specialist in mobility).
WHY? We have noticed that it is not always easy to find a proper map adapted to bike trips/travels. Not always the correct scale, good scale but in too small regions, information on the map not useful for bikes (but interesting info missing), etc. And maps can be quite expensive. And weare quite in love with maps in general (haha).
WHAT WE WANT TO DO
Make pdf-maps adapted to what we (cyclists) want to see on our maps (we cannot afford a paper-published version and we want to keep a low price for the pdf-version, because travel should be accessible to everyone.) We start working on "our" countries and regions (Spain, France, Belgium), then we'll see how it goes and progressively work on other countries (can be on request).
WHY WE NEED YOU
We already have our ideas, based on our travel experiences... but we would like to know what is YOUR ideal bike-map: which scale, which thype of information on it, what you always miss on the maps you usually find in stores, what your secret dreams about maps are! Please give us your opinion about all this, and maybe one day you'll have this perfect map on the road with you! Thank youuuu :)