Bike The World Series
Multi-day Mountain Biking routes are becoming more and more popular. Our Bike series will start with Tour de Mont Blanc, following on with some of the classic routes in the UK.
Each app in the Bike Series has a guidebook section full of information, and a suggested itinerary with a day by day guide for you to follow. The route is explained to help you through, and you’ll be able to get your general statistics including time taken, amount of ascent and descent in a route profile, your altitude and distance.
The guidebook section covers places of interest, must see views, ideas on where to stay, top tips, what equipment to take, FAQ’s, picture galleries and videos.
The app uses the GPS on your iPhone to track your position; you can use the ‘progress’ function to show ‘your’ time, distance travelled and height climbed as you make your journey. These can even be shared on your social networking sites at the end of each day.
The maps for your journey have been GPS -sourced by one of the team – we’ve cycled the route and marked waypoints along the way – then hand drawn by the mapping team at Harvey’s. This way, we know, that each map is accurate. Within the app you will have access to 17 layers of mapping, with scales ranging from 1:100,000, where you are able to see greater distances, down to 1:5,000 for some of the larger towns and villages.
The Tour de Mont Blanc
The Tour de Mont Blanc is one of the classic long distance routes of the world. It takes you through three countries, France, Italy and Switzerland, as it wends its way spectacularly over cols and through valleys. Covering a total of 170 km the biking route takes a different path than the walking route (which requires alot of carrying, and why carry your bike when you can ride?). There are many variations on this route with some cycling on the road and some on tracks; where there’s a choice, the app will show you both options.
- The West Highland Way, Scotland
The West Highland Way is probably the most famous long distance route in Scotland. Starting just north of Glasgow, it makes its way slowly north to the town of Fort William and the foot of Scotland’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis.