Which map for Briancon based Alps trip?

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Which map for Briancon based Alps trip?

Post by mostly_upsidedown » Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:23 pm

Was going to buy a local map for this summer's alps trip to avoid getting lost and faffing about with put ins and get outs. Any recommendations?

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Re: Which map for Briancon based Alps trip?

Post by buck197 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:09 pm

WW SOUTHERN ALPS GUIDEBOOK


I'll give the obvious answer which is the Guidebook for the Southern Alps available at most kayak stores, AS Watersports stock them so you can get them on an internet sale. For the roads Michelin do a good map of this region around Briancoand the Durance valley and neighbouring valleys.
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Re: Which map for Briancon based Alps trip?

Post by Slime » Sat Apr 11, 2015 2:13 pm

I recommend the IGN Top 100 "Carte de Promenade".
This is a full detailed topo map at scale 1:100,000. Shows lots of lovely detail.
You need sheet 54 that covers Grenoble - Briancon - Gap.
Buy it on the internet or more cheaply at any AutoRoute services on the drive down.

Happy paddling,

Pete Knowles

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