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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Or upgrade to premium via the Bikemap App for Android or iOS:

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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.

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!

Explore an all new Bikemap

Explore an all new Bikemap

Bikemap has always been shaped by the needs of its users and also will be in the future. That’s why we’ve started the Bikemap Next Preview Program (as previously announced on the blog). With the official launch of Bikemap Next getting closer we want to share a very first version among enthusiastic users so that you can give us your insights and feedback!

 

Bikemap Next

Bikemap Next is the upcoming major relaunch of Bikemap with lots of new features and improvements that is about be released in the upcoming weeks. Learn more about Bikemap Next in our announcement post.

Why should I participate in the Bikemap Next Preview Program?

As a member of the Bikemap Next Preview Program you will get an exclusive insight in the new website and be able to test all exciting features on Bikemap.

And that’s how it works:

  • Enter your name and email address that you use with your Bikemap account in the box below. If you do not have a Bikemap account, please sign up here!
  • At the end of February we will send you an email with instructions on how you can get right to the new website.
  • Start exploring and try out all awesome features on Bikemap as one of the firsts!
  • Send us your feedback right on the website and help shaping Bikemap just the way you like it.

 

Sign up here!

Simply enter your name and email address in the form to become a member of the Bikemap Next Preview Program. If you’ve already signed up, awesome!

We are excited to hear what you think!

Sign up has been closed, as Bikemap next is already online! 🙂

Sneak Peek #2: What are you searching for?

Sneak Peek #2: What are you searching for?

From user routes, official bike paths to destinations, there is much to find on Bikemap to plan your cycling tours and make them an unforgettable experience. In light of this we are excited to share another sneak peek into Bikemap Next: the all-new omni-search complemented with an intelligent autocomplete that helps you search for routes and destinations right as you type.

 

Bikemap’s new search will make it easier to find the routes and places you are looking for. By inserting your keyword into the search field and hitting enter you can search for all routes matching that keyword. In comparison to the current search, the new search smartly aggregates results both from a keyword search and a location search. No matter if your keyword matches the location or is included in the name or description of the route, all relevant results will be filtered for you.

If you are searching for destinations the autocomplete comes in and you will instantly receive suggestions for destinations while typing. Click on them to be directed directly to the destination page, where we have collected the best routes for you in this region so that you can get inspired for your next bike tour.

If you got any ideas or suggestions, let us know in the comments!

Bikemap Next

Bikemap Next is the upcoming major relaunch of Bikemap with lots of new features and improvements that is about be released in the upcoming weeks. Learn more about Bikemap Next in our announcement post.

Becoming an early explorer of Bikemap Next

With the Bikemap Next Preview Program, we’re inviting our most enthusiastic users to shape Bikemap Next with us – and we’re looking forward to hearing your feedback.

If you do want to participate in the Bikemap Next Preview Program, simply sign up in the form, and we’ll let you know when it’s ready!

 

Up next

Route descriptions, guides, cycling tipps and more – stay tuned for new and stunning content on Bikemap!
Find out more about that in our next sneak peek 🙂

Fresh Feature Friday

We’ve recently released a bunch of new features and bug fixes, including:

Optimized elevation data

Altitude values are now more precise throughout Bikemap, both on route pages and while creating a route in the route editor.

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Add Wikipedia POIs to your route (again)

Activate the Wikipedia POI tool from the left toolbar. All known Wikipedia articles are now shown in the map. Click one to read it and permanently attach it to your route.

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A more reliable location search

Having multiple outages in the past, the “Go to” search slot now works flawlessly, accepting your country, region, city, or specific address to find, independent from your language.

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Performance Optimizations and other updates

Plus, we made a lot of minor bug fixes, implemented many under the hood improvements and some performance tune-up to make Bikemap feel more responsive and fun to use.

 

More to come, stay tuned!