Planning a route
With Bikemap you can plan a route on our website and using our app. No matter how you create your routes, you can access them via your profile on all platforms.
Planning routes on your computer
On our website you can create bicycle routes with our route editor. You reach the route editor by clicking on “New Route” in the upper right and selecting “Start with blank route” from the drop-down menu. There you can use multiple tools to draw, edit and save your route.
You can find a detailed manual for the route editor here.
Planning routes using the app
To plan a route in the app follow these steps:
Setting a destination
When opening Bikemap you can see a map section centered around your position. To begin with, set the destination of your route. You can do this by entering a place or an address into the search bar or by tapping and holding a specific point on the map. As soon as you set the goal, the best cycle route to get there will be displayed.
In case you have set your home and/or your work address you can also calculate the route to either of these destinations by tapping one of the buttons below the search bar.
Optionally you can add stopovers to your route. To do so use the "+"-symbol in the upper right. Then either enter an address into the search bar or set the stopover by tapping and holding a point on the map.
Stopovers can be arranged by tapping and holding the icon showing three horizontal lines.
There are four different routing options that you can make use of. The option selected affects the course of the suggested route. You can choose between “Balanced” route and “Fastest” route. Besides that Premium users have access to routing optimised for “Road Bike” and “Mountain Bike”.
Tap on the button “Routing Options” and choose your favored option.
Tap on the button “Options” to choose your favored option. If necessary drag the buttons “Start” and “Save” to the left.
Saving the route
To save the route you created tap on the button “Save Route” () or “Save” (). You can edit the route title and add photos to your route.
If you want you can choose the bike type and surface that best fit your route. These settings help you and other users searching for the proper route. They do not affect the course of the created route.
Once you are done editing your route tap “Save”. You will then find your saved route in the folder “My Routes” -> “Planned”.