• Proper road maps are essential if you're driving or cycling. Quality European map publishers include Michelin (, Freytag & Berndt ( and Kümmerly+Frey (
  • As a rule, maps published by automobile associations (for example ACI in Italy or ELPA in Greece) are excellent, and are sometimes free if membership of your local association gives you reciprocal rights.
  • Tourist offices are a good source of free, basic maps.
  • Good maps are easy to find in bookshops throughout the region.