Maps and guides.
Cycle Route 3There is an excellent set of plastic maps from Castor Forlag written by Knut Bjoraa for the whole of Cycle Route 3. This contains a set of waterproof cards with information about places to buy food, and places to stay at night. There is also quite detailed contour information, and the height above sea level is marked for lakes and tarns and peaks near to the cycle route. Well worth the money in our opinion. Our editions only had information in Norwegian printed on the back of each card. It is easier to use a map holder that is transparent on both sides, so you don't have to remove the map to read the information. ISBN 82-92688-04-8.
There is one noticeable difference with the 'official' Cycle Route 3. Cycle Route 3, as described on the SLF route overview map, takes the road on the western side of the fjord after Odda whilst Bjoraa chooses to direct you up the eastern side.
Cycle Route 1
I made a set of maps based on scans of 'freytag and berndt' road maps. I marked the route using a highlighter pen and the overview map 'Sykkelturer i Norge' available from the SLF. You can download all six maps here. (5MB download, jpegs in a zip file). These are all originals and have annotations made during the trip.
We managed to find an old edition of "Øyhopping i Møre & Romsdal" which covers Cycle Route 1 from Midsund to Kristiansund. It takes in Ona, Molde, Bud and the Atlanterhavsvegen. We found plenty of them in Tourist Offices along the way in 2008. It is a nicely produced map, not quite as durable as the one we used for Cycle Route 3 but it contains descriptions of the route in Norwegian, English and German. ISBN 82-996343-1-8.
One obvious change since this map was published in 2002 is that the southern road on Midsund that takes you to Molde now has a tarmac surface. The map shows a gravel road. The tarmac looked very new in 2008.
Cycle Route 9
I made a set of maps based on scans of 'freytag and berndt' road maps. I marked the route using a highlighter pen and the overview map 'Sykkelturer i Norge' available from the SLF. You can download all ten maps here. (9MB download, jpegs in a zip file). Eight of these are originals and have annotations made during the trip. The other two I had to remake (maps 4 and 10). While map 4 got lost during the trip, I never actually printed out the original map 10 (I printed map 8 twice by accident).
NSCR in Vestfold (between Helgeroa and Horton)We found an excellent free map in the Tourist Office in Sandefjord called 'Sykkelguide: Vestfold'. It has a publication date of 2004 and looks like was made from the same maps as the very first edition NSCR Norway maps. It is good enough to navigate by, although covers no more than three days worth of the NSCR (two at our pace). It also shows the coastal footpath network.