Thanks for the compliments! But I wonder, what’s wrong with selecting Switzerland or Austria? Do you really need that entire area for a single bike-trip?
To make my standpoint clear: I’m not enthusiastic about making all sorts of custom polygons for specialty uses. I really don’t have the time for that and it would open the floodgates for many more similar requests. Besides, there already is the custom tile-selection option.
Sorry for asking. I understand your point - well taken.
Just to explain:
like myself, a lot of Cyclists go across the Alps during Summer vacation. Many trips start in Germany, go thru Austria, Switzerland and end in Italy (e.g. Lake Garda). Normally one week and 600-770kms.
It would be practical to not have to download all 4 countries and not to have to wait 4 days for the tile selection - your website is in high demand.
There exists a map of the Alps for the Garmin devices. You can find it on http://www.wanderreitkarte.de/
It is not mainly dedicated for cycling but for horseback riding and hiking.
Maybe this Garmin map can fullfill your requirements.
If you want to contribute to better maps of the Alps, why not joining a very long mapping party (80 days!) in Summer 2012 in the Alps?
Maybe just for a few days
Have a look here: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/ViaAlpina