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Route Planning websites

Postby alpsguy » Sun Oct 28, 2012 17:55 pm

Hi There,

I'm trying to find a decent website for planning my route from where I work in the French Alps back to my home in North Devon next spring. I have tried Garmin Connect and a few others. They each seem to have their own advantages and disadvantages but nothing has quite 'hit the spot' as yet.

Do you have any recommendations? One key criteria is the gradient planning as this will influence the daily ride time/distance.

Thanks in advance


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Re: Route Planning websites

Postby megilleland » Sun Oct 28, 2012 19:35 pm

The more you spend - the faster you go - the less you see.

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Re: Route Planning websites

Postby DaveL » Sun Oct 28, 2012 21:03 pm

Never tried a route that long, but the one I usually use is


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Re: Route Planning websites

Postby Cannock Chase » Tue Oct 30, 2012 08:35 am

Probably not the way you want to plan it Guy, but for me this would be an excellent project over the winter months sitting in front of the fire with PAPER road maps in front of me. Nothing beats the fact that this would be a route that you picked, and not a computer. Having chosen some routes, you can always use a route planning website to look at milages/altitude etc.
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Re: Route Planning websites

Postby andrew@snowrace » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:45 am

I've tried a couple of sites when planning rides from wales to spain and every time have resorted to good old maps big scale motoring road atlas seems to work best. Having done the ride a couple of times now with people of different fitness levels I found that if we cycled for about 6 hours a day we covered an average of about 75 miles fully loaded some days 45 others 90 we did'ent book accomadation but sorted it out on arrival mainly camping. Having no deadline to meet each day helped a great deal with moral. Have a great trip Andy
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