The RiDE Guide to Europe

This page contains all the downloadable and electronic information about the routes in the RiDE Guide to Europe. Click on the titles to open a Google Maps route. Where a GPX file is available, right-click on the link to download the GPX file to your machine and open it with your sat nav's software. The GPX files will plug straight into a Garmin with no problems when imported through Basecamp. If you use a TomTom, you can use the free Tyre software to convert the Google Maps routes into the correct format for your sat nav. Click here to get Tyre

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Europe's Top 20 Passes

20>  Puerto de las Palomas   

19>  Cormet Roselend

18>  Pass of the Cattle    

17>  Col de la Madeleine

16>  Puerto de San Glorio

15>  Col d'Aubique

14>  Col du Mont Cenis

13>  Col du Petit St Bernard

12>  Fluelapass

11>  Timmlesjoch

10>  Grimsel Pass

9>  Colle dei Morti

8>  Col Agnel

7> Passo Pordoi

6>  Col du Tourmalet

5> Col de l'Iseran

4>  Col de la Bonnette

3>  Col d'Izoard

2>  Stelvio Pass

1>  Grossglockner

Download GPX file: Passes 20-11   

 

Grossglockner tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six Routes To Millau

 

 

 

 

 

 

Route Six(pt1) (pt2) - Five or Seven days, via the Pyrenees

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France: 

 

A ride around... Amiens
180 miles, 6 hours' riding time
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A ride around... Reims
185 miles, 5.5 hours' riding time
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A ride around... Montargis
100 miles, 3 hours' riding time
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A ride around... Avallon
155 miles, 4 hours' riding time
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A ride around... Colmar
150 miles, 5 hours' riding time
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A ride around... Verdun
150 miles, 4.5 hours' riding time
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A ride around... Pontarlier
140 miles, 4.5 hours' riding time
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The RiDE Tour of the Vosges and the Doubs


Day One: Calais to Reims
215 miles, 6.5-7 hours' riding
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Day two: Reims to Pontarlier
255 miles, 7-7.5 hours' riding
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Day three: Pontarlier to Colmar
225 miles, 6.5-7 hours' riding
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Day four: Colmar to Verdun
230 miles, 6.5-7 hours' riding
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Day five: Verdun to Calais
240 miles, 5.5-6 hours' riding
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A ride around... Caen


90 miles, 3 hours' riding time
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A ride around... Quimper
170 miles, 5 hours' riding time
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A ride around... Le Mans
205 miles, 5.5 hours' riding time
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A ride around... Chartres
120 miles, 3 hours' riding time
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A ride around... Blois
100 miles, 3.5 hours' riding time
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The RiDE Tour of Brittany and Normandy


Day One: Caen to Dinan
150 miles, 4.5-5 hours' riding
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Day Two: Dinan to Quimper
185 miles, 5-5.5 hours' riding
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Day Three: Quimper to St Nazaire
180 miles, 5.5-6 hours' riding
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Day Four: St Nazaire to Le Mans
155 miles, 4-4.5 hours' riding
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Day Five: Le Mans to Caen
210 miles, 6-6.5 hours
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Cross-country routes to South-East France

 

To Grenoble...
...From Calais, in two days
See the route: Day One Day Two Download GPX file
...From Calais, in three days
See the route: Day One Day Two Day Three Download GPX file
From Le Havre... 
See the route: Day One Day Two Download GPX file
From Caen...
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From Roskoff...
See the route: Day One Day Two Download GPX file

 

A ride around... Bourg St Maurice


195 miles, 6.5 hours
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The Route des Grandes Alpes
425 miles, two days
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A ride around... Barcelonette
210 miles, 6 hours' riding time
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A ride around... Grenoble
170 miles, 5.5 hours
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A ride around... Avignon
140 miles, 4 hours' riding
See the pillion-friendly route
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A ride around... Issoire
160 miles, 4.5 hours' riding
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A ride around... Manosque
150 miles, 4 hours' riding
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Route Napoleon
190 miles, 5 hours' riding time
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The RiDE Tour of the French Alps

 

Day One: Grenoble to Manosque
235 miles, 6-6.5 hours' riding
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Day Two: Manosque to Barcelonette
220 miles, 5.5-6 hours' riding
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Day Three: Barcelonette to Bourg St Maurice
170 miles, 5-5.5 hours' riding
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Day Four: Bourg St Maurice to Grenoble
220 miles, 6-6.5 hours' riding
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Cross-country routes to South-West France

To Treignac...

 

..From Calais, in two days
See the route: Day One Day Two Download GPX file
...From, in three days
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...From Le Havre
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...From Caen
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...From Roskoff
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A ride around... Treignac
180 miles, 5 hours' riding
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A ride around... Cahors
145 miles, 4 hours' riding
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A ride around... Millau
120 miles, 3.5 hours' riding
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A ride around... Villeneuve sur Lot
100 miles, 3 hours' riding
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A ride around... Lourdes
150 miles, 5 hours' riding time
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A ride around... Foix
150 miles, 5 hours' riding time
See the adventure-bike route
See the pillion-friendly route
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A ride around... Carcassonne
145 miles, 4.5 hours' riding
See the adventure-bike route
See the pillion-friendly route
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The RiDE Tour of the Pyrenees

Day One: Treignac to Villeneuve sur Lot
150 miles, 4.5-5 hours' riding
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Day Two: Villeneuve sur Lot to Lourdes
180 miles, 5-5.5 hours' riding
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Day Three: Lourdes to Foix
185 miles, 5-5.5 hours' riding
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Day Four: Foix to Millau
190 miles, 5-5.5 hours' riding
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Day Five: Millau to Treignac
185 miles, 5-5.5 hours' riding
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Swiss Mountain Tour


Outward leg: Day One  Day Two  Day Three  Download GPX file
Day Four Five-pass figure-of-eight  Download GPX file
Return leg: Day Five  Day Six  Day Seven  Download GPX file
Accommodation in Switzerland (days three and four)
Tourist information in Switzerland

Europe on a Shoestring

1 Calais daytrip
See the route
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2 Normandy landings daytrip
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3 Flanders and the Somme two-day trip
Day One  Day Two
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4 Belgium three-day trip
Day One  Day Two  Day Three
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Accommodation

5 Luxembourg four-day trip
Day One  Day Two  Day Three  Day Four
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Spain:

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Routes in Northern Spain

 

1 A ride around... Panes
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2 A ride around... Luarca
See the main route Alternative route Download the GPX

3 A ride around... Santiago de Compostela
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4 A ride around... Ourense
See the main route Alternative route Download the GPX file

5 A ride around... Laredo
See the main route Reverse route Shorter route Shortest route Download the GPX file

6 A ride around... Zarautz
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The RiDE Tour of the Picos de Europa


Four-Day tour: Day One Day Two Day Three Day Four Download the GPX file
Six-Day tour: Day One Day Two Day Three Day Four Day Five Day Six Download the GPX file

7 A ride around... Pamplona
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8 A ride around... Ainsa
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9 A ride around... Andorra
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10 A ride around... La Pobla de Segur
See the main route Shorter route High-mile route Half-day route Download the GPX

11 A ride around... Colera
See the main route High-mile route Download the GPX file

 

The RiDE Tour of the Pyrenees


Day One Day Two Day Three Day Four Download the GPX file
Day Five Day Six Day Seven Download the GPX file

12 A ride around... Tossa de Mar
See the main route Alternative route Download the GPX file

13 A ride around... Barcelona
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14 A ride around... Reus
See the main route route Alternative route Download the GPX file

Cross-country routes to MotoGP circuits


To Valencia: Day One Day Two Day Three Day Four Download the GPX file
To Aragon: Day One Day Two Day Three Day Four Download the GPX file
To Jerez: Day One Day Two Day Three Day Four Download the GPX file
To Catalunya: Day One Day Two Day Three Day Four Download the GPX file

Routes in Central Spain

15 A ride around... Segovia
See the circular route Balloon route Download the GPX file

16 A ride around... Guadalupe
See the main route Shorter route Alternative half-day route Download the GPX file

17 A ride around... Plasencia
See the main route Alternative route Download the GPX file

18 A ride around... Cuenca
See the main route Shorter route High-mile route Download the GPX file

19 A ride around... Tereul
See the main route Adventure-bike route Alternative adventure-bike route Download the GPX file

20 A ride around... Villanueva del Arzobispo
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Routes in Southern Spain

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21 A ride around... Aracena
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22 A ride around... Ronda
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23 A ride around... Malaga
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24 A ride around... Granada
See the main route Shorter route Alternative short route Download the GPX file

25 A ride around... Carboneras
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The RiDE Tour of Andalucia
Day One Day Two Day Three Day Four Download the GPX file
Day Five Day Six Day Seven Download the GPX

The RiDE Tour of Spain

Day One Day Two Day Three Day Four Download the GPX file
Day Five Day Six Day Seven Download the GPX file
Day Eight Day Nine Day Ten Download the GPX file
Day Eleven Day Twelve Day Thirteen Download the GPX file