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Route tips and links thread, general / by area

Post by jameso » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:02 pm

In the spirit of the bargains and other shared-info threads and inspired by some useful info found on other forums or by email, how about a 'post your route info sources' thread? It'd be good to bring it all onto this site.
Not so much routes as GPX files etc, more of those great website links you stumble upon that lead to a route plan and a trip, or the 'best of' from other more detailed trip advice threads. If we post them with a country and area title we can search easily and note the ones that may be next years big ride, PM the poster for more info etc?

I'll start with a separate post as I got a few from a helpful chap via STW and a few evenings planning our GR5-based 2012 ride.

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Post by Taylor » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:07 pm

Why not get everybody to post their local riding area, making a list for anybody else to peruse then they can ask the "local" for the best routes in the vicinity.

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France, Geneva-Nice general area

Post by jameso » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:14 pm

Routes across the French Alps, accessed from Geneva or Grenoble

http://www.vttour.fr/topos/ - loads of routes by area

http://www.grande-traversee-alpes.com/en - GR5 and other transalp type routes listed

http://jacques-tracks.blogspot.co.uk/20 ... vence.html - a route in the Alpes de Haute Provence, possible access from Nice via the Petit Train des Pignes that goes up the stunning valleys towards the Verdon http://www.trainprovence.com/
(I know some of this area if anyone needs more info)
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Re: Route tips and links thread, general / by area

Post by jameso » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:15 pm

flatfishy wrote:Why not get everybody to post their local riding area, making a list for anybody else to peruse then they can ask the "local" for the best routes in the vicinity.
That would work too - separate thread or a poll and post?

I meant more of the overseas routes for holiday plans at the research stage, but could work for anything.

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Post by Dan_K » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:06 pm

Cycle streets - http://www.cyclestreets.net

Can route between places using Sustrans routes and has an export GPX feature. Really handy if you want to just get somewhere by bike.

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Re: Route tips and links thread, general / by area

Post by FLV » Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:03 pm

http://andesbybike.com/

I've just found this linked within the link, posted by mcmoonter in the general section.

I havnt looked at them all but the routes sections seem to contain gps points.
Wanderlust is almost in full flow, I need to step away from that site....

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Italy-Switzerland-Austria border, Dolomites/Tirol

Post by jameso » Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:52 pm

A few interesting links from recent Italian Dolomites research :

TransTirol loop, 300km+ around the Stubai Alps
http://www.transtirol-bikerallye.com/html/deu/strecke/

Brenta Dolomites routes and loop with a few other sections listed in the menu http://www.dolomitibrentabike.it/lang/E ... io_dati/29

Gottardo bike route across Gotthard pass, 100km, could be a useful section to another route
http://www.mountainbikeland.ch/en/routes/route-065.html

Heckmair route, transalp from S Germany to lake Garda
http://www.bikemap.net/en/route/721180- ... 68/terrain
and this variation recommended by a seasoned trans-alper -
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Route

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Post by pistonbroke » Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:32 pm

As posted elsewhere. Wikiloc, wikiloc,wikiloc it's a simply brilliant website with thousands of routes all over the world. If you filter it correctly you can tailor a route to the activity you want, the length you want, the difficulty, the area and there are still dozens of routes to look at. My experience is mainly Northern Spain, Catalunya and Valencia and I've never been let down by the quality of the info. The routes are overlaid on Google Earth to it pays to download that, they have height profiles included. No I haven't got shares in them, it's free, but I have uploaded a route http://www.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/spatialA ... &id=982630 if you're interested.

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Re: Route tips and links thread, general / by area

Post by ChrisE » Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:58 pm

Hi JamesO and other friends,

pasted below some of the favs I have saved for one and another reason over the past few months. Most of them I saved in no particular order, just maybe some blokes old trip that links through to a trip he did many years before with a photo that shows the state of the track etc etc so you will have to do a lot of mouching about to get information. here goes

http://map.mountainbikeland.ch/?lang=en&p&route=all

http://www.tourfinder.net/de/mtb/tour/b ... ugJLH9FDMw

www.hutten.be

http://www.alpen-biken.de/dyn/alpentag_ ... _tag3.html

www.everytrail.com

www.myswitzerland.com

http://www.englishforum.ch/sports-fitne ... rland.html

http://www.transalp.info/easy-Transalps ... /index.php

http://www.dupper.de/index.php?page=transalp2011

http://www.microsofttranslator.com/bv.a ... ss2005.htm

http://www.schymik.de/wordpress/?p=211

http://www.tracegps.com/fr/parcours/circuit346.htm

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Re: Route tips and links thread, general / by area

Post by Blackhound » Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:35 pm

This is file of Europe bike paths:

Zoom in on the area you are interested in on the map then click on the routes, it brings up a list of the routes in the zoomed area and, click on the one you want then the GPX box, it downloads it as a GPX file for transfer to your unit.

http://cycling.waymarkedtrails.org/en/
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Re: Route tips and links thread, general / by area

Post by FLV » Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:23 am

http://www.himalayabybike.com/Himalaya_ ... outes.html

Descriptions and inspiration in the above link,
The book has route sketches and a cheap / not very detailed map is available from stanfords.

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Post by Chicken Legs » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:34 pm

Lhasa to Kathmandu looks like a fantastic ride, the run into Kathmandu is 100 miles downhill :)
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Post by numplumz » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:17 pm

Did the Leh to Manali route many years ago, recommended. Sounds like it's mostly Tarmac now, but there are so many shortcuts for fun too.
Final drop to Manali was one of the best rides ever, so good we hired a Taxi to take us back up the next day to do it again.
My Avata was taken on one of the highest peaks, Headaches like you can't describe.

http://www.himalayabybike.com/Himalaya_ ... _info.html
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Switzerland, road+MTB

Post by jameso » Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:32 pm

http://www.mountainbikeland.ch/en/mount ... rland.html

Printable Swiss road and MTB trails - blue tab toward the top for road, yellow for MTB

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Post by numplumz » Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:26 pm

Anyone got any links to interesting areas in Belguim, even if just touristy. Decided it's just to much mess off road here at the moment, so have just grabbed a cheap train and ferry ticket and going exploring for a week bikepacking.
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France, Italy misc

Post by jameso » Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:46 pm

A few I've found over the last 6 months,

French Divide 2016 route in 3 parts
google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=z¬LTPRiPY-cMM.kNMmg8L_VL9M&usp=sharing
google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=z¬LTPRiPY-cMM.kXgmdEgoOFwY&usp=sharing
google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=z¬LTPRiPY-cMM.kMosJE302v0E&usp=sharing

Grand Italian Trail, a load of sections worth a look for a trip to Italy
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mi ... WUsoYYFNGQ

And wikiloc - a great resource
eg http://www.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=5491948 – MTB route near Col Agnel

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