Create route collections you won’t forget

Create route collections you won’t forget

We love how enthusiastically the Bikemap community creates new routes (1500 every day!), which is why we want to give you a better way to organize them. 

If your profile is overflowing with created, saved and updated routes, this is for you! As a Premium member, you can now organize your bike tours in handy route collections and share them with your friends.

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How can I create a route collection?
  1. Register or sign in to Bikemap on your desktop if you already have an account.
  2. Upgrade your account to Premium.
  3. In the menu, click on the new button, “Route Collections”.
  4. Click “Add new”, enter a title, choose if it should be public or private, and hit “Create”.
  5. To fill it with routes, find and choose a route and add it via its “Add to” button.
  6. Make it even cooler by adding a cover photo, description and tags.
  7. Instantly share your route collection via Facebook, Twitter or email using the sharing buttons.

 

More awesome features are waiting for you

Bikemap Premium is a monthly or yearly subscription plan for enthusiastic cyclists who want to benefit from even more cool features: in addition to route collections we’ve got offline maps and offline navigation waiting for you! And you’ll be pleased to hear that Bikemap is faster and completely ad-free when you upgrade to Premium.

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How to save data usage and battery life with offline maps

How to save data usage and battery life with offline maps

Ever lost your data connection or run out of battery while out on your bike?

Lots of cyclists know this problem just too well. We’ve received countless requests from our users asking for the option to save routes for offline use. After all, you want to enjoy the scenery and that feeling of freedom without worrying about data, roaming charges or battery life.

This is why we have created offline maps and routes. Just in time for cycling peak season, you can now upgrade to Bikemap Premium to download selected map regions and routes to your phone.

Bikemap Premium is a monthly or yearly subscription plan for enthusiastic cyclists who want to benefit from even more cool features – no matter in which corner of this world you happen to be cycling.

 

How can I save my routes offline?
  1. Download the free app for Android or iOS.
  2. Register or sign in if you already have an account.
  3. Upgrade your account to Premium.
  4. In the menu, click on “Offline Regions”. Pick a region and download it by hitting “Store for offline use”.
  5. Search for routes in your selected region and click on “Save for offline use.”
  6. Go out riding and say goodbye to lost data connections and high roaming charges.

Bikemap tip: Set your phone to flight mode to save valuable battery life! 

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Download the Bikemap App for Android or iOS and get the full Bikemap experience!

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Offline maps and routes are only part of our new Premium offer! Curious about what else we’ve got? Discover more about Bikemap Premium here.

Stay on track with Bikemap’s new offline navigation

Stay on track with Bikemap’s new offline navigation

When you’re out riding a new route there is so much else you’d rather give your attention to than staying on track. After all, there’s terrain to react to, other cyclists to look out for and scenery to enjoy.

It’s easy to miss a turn when you’re navigating busy city traffic or remote areas you’ ve never been before. You don’t want to stop to check the route every few minutes – not to mention having to worry about your mobile signal in remote areas. 

Stay on track with Bikemap’s new offline navigation

Using the Bikemap app, you can now follow turn-by-turn voice directions while on your bike. Once you update to a Premium account and download a region, you can get directions to every destination within that region. Keep your eyes on the trail while cutting out roaming charges and saving valuable battery life.

How can I navigate my routes offline?
  1. Download the free Bikemap app for Android or iOS.
  2. Register or sign in if you already have an account.
  3. Upgrade your account to Premium.
  4. In the menu, click on “Offline Regions”. Pick a region and download it by hitting “Store for offline use”. You can now navigate offline within that region.
  5. In the menu, click on “Navigate”. Tap on the map to enter your destination or insert it in the boxes (only destinations that have already been entered will pop up when in offline mode)
  6. Then click the “Navigate” icon to activate directions in real time.
  7. Go out riding and say goodbye to lost data connections and high roaming charges. 

    Bikemap tip: Set your phone to flight mode to save valuable battery life!

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Enjoy the ultimate freedom with Bikemap offline navigation now!

Download the Bikemap App for Android or iOS and get the full Bikemap experience:

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Offline maps and routes are only part of our new Premium offer! Curious about what else we’ve got? Discover more about Bikemap Premium here.

Meet an all-new Bikemap: Presenting the future of cycle route planning

Meet an all-new Bikemap: Presenting the future of cycle route planning

Working on a whole new Bikemap has been so exciting for the whole team.

After you’ve achieved it, it always seems easy. While we are busy celebrating, we nearly forget what was behind this relaunch: blood, sweat and tears (or beers in our case). Not to mention a good team spirit and the belief in an awesome product that is loved and shaped by its community: Bikemap.

No wonder, we’re super thrilled to share the result with you.

 

So what’s brand new?

A whole new design

The new Bikemap comes with a completely new look and feel. Our new design, fully responsive and user-friendly, makes discovering and recording new routes fun and easy – and most importantly, inspires you to go and ride your bike!

But of course we would not sit here and praise ourselves if it was only for the looks 😉

We got more:

Stunning routes where you want to go

You go on a cycling trip to Vienna or another awesome destination? You are longing to find the best routes there?

Then the new omni search on Bikemap comes in pretty handy. Simply enter your keyword in the search field on the homepage to start.

Apart from an intelligent autocomplete, which anticipates and suggests destinations right as you type, we’ve combined the keyword and location search to make sure you always get the best results. Plus: It’s self-learning, which means that every search requests makes it even better.

More info in Sneak Peek #2: What are you searching for?

Get travel bugs with Bikemaps region guides

You don’t know where to go? Need more inspiration? Look no further than our brand new region guides.

Our beautiful, handpicked region guides give you an overview of the most awesome routes in breathtaking cycling destinations across the world. They come with beautiful images, route tips and featured user routes. They will definitely make you want to pack your saddlebags and hit the road, right now.

In case you know destinations with awesome cycle routes like the back of your hand, we’d love to hear about them and feature your tips in our region guides! Just drop us a message via email or contact us on Facebook.

More info in Sneak Peek #3: Region Guides

Make your heart leap with Bikemaps new route editor   

Also the Route Editor just got a lot better.

The map tool lies at the heart of every Bikemap user experience. To make it as intuitive and user friendly as possible, we made sure not to overload it with features – but we did add a few! You can now upload cover images to your created routes and simply drag and drop your GPS file into the route editor to import your route.

More info in Sneak Peek #4: Meet Bikemaps new Route Editor

There’s an App for that

Your fully responsive ride companion is ready. The free Bikemap App for iOS and Android helps you record and navigate more than 2,800,000 routes on the go, instantly upload pictures to your route, and share it with your friends.

We made sure to optimize and sync all functionality across multiple devices so that Bikemap is always there to deliver the right experience on the right device at the right time.

But see for yourself…

Get inspired for your next bike trip with the all-new Bikemap!

Meanwhile at the office…

…we’re busy looking awesome. Cheers from the Bikemap Team 🙂

Route editor update: Create long-distance routes easily

Bikemap’s community is full of users cycling around the world who are creating routes that run through whole continents. Though Bikemap’s route editor enabled the possibility to set a route point every 200 km even that length still posed challenges for very long routes.

With that in mind we decided to extend the limit of distance between route points!

From Spain to France, from France to Germany and from Germany to Poland, from now on it is possible to draw your route around the world with no restrictions. Bikemap is an international community and this can now be better reflected in user route’s as well!

Why not try for yourself?

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Happy route planning!

Have something to add to that? Share it in the comments!

Sneak Peek #3: Destination Guides

Sneak Peek #3: Destination Guides

Today I am especially excited to announce one of the most awesome updates of Bikemap next:

Destination Guides!

Soon curated guides on Bikemap will show you the most stunning routes in the most stunning cycling regions. Based on community ratings and recommendations we pick out the most beautiful user routes and official paths, wrap them up with descriptions and images so that you know the places where every cyclist should ride at least once in his life.

 

 

On top of searching for individual bike routes you can get inspired by different destinations and more easily decide where your next bike trip will take you. With Bikemap’s destinations guides you won’t sit still anymore and be longing to hit the (gravel) road as soon as you can!

Help us shape Bikemap and spread the word about cycling in your favorite regions!

Simply comment below and answer the following questions.

  • What are your top cycling regions?
  • Which bike routes do you want us to include in that region?

You can also send us an email to support@bikemap.net.