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Part 1: 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’s cycling regions have been around for a long time, showcasing a country’s or region’s 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 – 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! 😱   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. ‘’What trip could I do?’’ 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...

Open Beta Test: Android Users Wanted!

Want to take part in the Bikemap Android Open Beta Test? Preview the newest version of Bikemap app as a beta test. You will find rough edges here and there – but hey, its a beta. 😉 Give us early feedback about the app: Let us know what you think and help make Bikemap...

Update: Open Cycle Map is back!

The Bikemap community & staff has made it through the past few turbulent weeks. We reluctantly decided that it wouldn’t be possible to offer Open Cycle Map as part of the Bikemap route-planning tools anymore. Bikemap is used by millions of users who plan their...

Bikemap Heatmap: Plan Your Perfect Route

When it comes to planning your perfect cycling route it's important to consider many factors. Thankfully there are plenty of tips, hacks and tools which simplify the planning process. It has never been easier to plan your routes making use of our free tool...

9 Pick Up Lines For Velo Lovers

There’s no doubt about: cycling is sexy. Moreover, it's healthy, eco-friendly and good fun. Life behind bars is just awesome. If you’re trying to pick up a casual commuter or the more committed cyclist, these pick up lines will help you with your velo love. 💙 I’m no...

10 Tips For Cycle-Touring In Iceland

Let's get one thing straight right off the bat: riding a bike in Iceland is just epic. Bikemap User James got to experience the incredible beauty of this country himself. "In early 2016, I came across an article about cycling around Iceland in three weeks. Though I...