Bike Tours maps and books can make for a better journey. Guide books provide information on the best sights so you can fully enjoy your experience in the destination. There are many books created especially for bicycle touring with accommodation suggestions, dining options along with route details.
You should always carry a map of the region as a backup to you GPS or in case you need to revise your journey due to construction, weather or bicycle repair issues.
In some destinations there is a minimum of signs for both cyclists and motorists and having a map can be a lifesaver. I have had other cyclists stopping me to ask for directions as they only had route directions with no maps.
Listed below are some of the most requested bike tour maps & books.