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Spinning – What To Know Before You Go

If you can't survive the winter months without your bike but aren't a fan of the cold, you should try spinning. You can train under consistent conditions in a group or by yourself and work on your stamina for the coming spring. What is spinning? Spinning is a...

When Does The Cycling Race Season Start?

Already feeling impatient? As we all just can't wait for warmer weather, we just had a look at the most popular upcoming bike races, which are kicking off the cycling season. Here's a little summary of the coolest races in the next months.¬†ūüöī Santos Tour Down Under,...

15 Inspiring Quotes To Get You Cycling

Cycling is a sport which inspires ‚Äď and the ups and downs of cycling have produced a few quotes over the years which sum up the beauty and joy, freedom and pain and suffering, that are part of life on two wheels. Need some inspiration to get out on the bike? Words of...

Swimming – Full Body Training for Cyclists

Swimming provides a good balance for bikers who want to stay fit and are looking for a suitable sporty alternative for the winter months. It trains the whole body and compensates for muscular disbalances. Swimming burns calories Swimming improves your stamina as well...

The Year 2017 at Bikemap

This year has been super exciting at Bikemap! The Bikemap Team has grown and now consists of 13 cycleholics who do their best to improve Bikemap and come up with new ideas for our product every day. Multiple cups of coffee a day made us working on many successful...

The Top 5 Cycling Destinations in 2018

As 2017 is coming to an end, it's time to get started on planning your cycling destinations and routes for the next year. We made a collection of our top cycling destinations for 2018. These are five of the most incredibly cycling destinations that are best seen on...

Crossfit: Alternative Training For The Cold Season

Winter is a great time to try out new kinds of sport and to improve your power and coordination with alternatives to biking. Cycling is monotone sport, hence, additional training should be as complex as possible. In this three-part-long blog series, we want to...

Fat Bike Trend: Overrated or For Real?

Fatbikes have been around since the 80s but have gained huge amounts of popularity during the past few years. The versatility, rollover-ability, and possibility to conquer any terrain simply attracts bike pros and hobby bikers alike. Last week we shared a video about...

How to get your bike ready for winter!

The season's first snow has already fallen and the roads have been gritted. The extreme weather conditions can torment you as well as your bike, so we have compiled tips & tricks on how to get your bike ready for the cold season. Pre-winter cleaning is essential!...

Cycling Adventure: The African Rift Valley

Bikemap user Matteo Colizzi and Francesco Grillo have embarked on many epic bike trips together.  In August 2016, they cycled in the heart of the Black Continent, along the Rift Valley and crossed the largest African lakes. On their route, they rode through villages...

Taiwan – The Biking Paradise Island

More than 54.000 routes have already been tracked with Bikemap in Taiwan, which is an impressive number for a country of that size. Bikemap user Sorinela Georgiana Covrig is a member of the cycling organisation Biking Taiwan. She spends a lot of time exploring the...

Get inspired by the new region guides

Bikemap‚Äôs cycling regions¬†have been around for a long time, showcasing a country‚Äôs or region‚Äôs most popular cycling routes, complete with gorgeous pictures. As the region guides are the most requested feature on Bikemap, we've decided to give them a major update ‚Äď see...

What is the farthest you’ve ever cycled in one day?

Last week we asked our¬†Facebook¬†users "What is the farthest you've ever cycled in one day?". The posting got more than 200 commments! We did a little recap and put your kilometres together - you all together cycled more than¬†200.000 km!¬†ūüėĪ   Here are a some of the...

Bikepacking: 1.400 km in 7 days

Bikemap user Silla Gambardella¬†travelled more then 1.400 km from Riva del Garda, Italy to Barcelona, Spain by bike. Here's his story! This year I had 10 days of vacation and I wanted to spend them doing a bicycle trip. ‚Äė‚ÄôWhat trip could I do?‚Äô‚Äô I asked myself, aware...

Cycling Adventure: The Himalayan Pass

Bikemap users Matteo Colizzi and Giovanni Andrea Panebianco have embarked on many epic bike trips together. In 2015, they cycled through the stark, windy mountains of Ladakh and Kashmir and came back to Italy with their saddlebags full of experiences, stories and...