The RiDE Guide to Europe - second edition

Routes for The RiDE Guide to Europe – Second edition

This page contains all the downloadable and electronic information about routes in the second edition of the RiDE Guide to Europe.

To preview a route, click on the title to open a Google Maps version. Please note: when the high passes used in mountain routes are shut in winter (or when Google Maps is aware or roadworks or other road closures) the links may not display the correct route.

Each route is available as a GPX file: just click the link to download it to your computer (it will download as a Zip file, which may need to be unpacked with WinZip, Stuffit Xpander or a similar utility). The GPX files will plug straight into a Garmin/BMW sat nav and a TomTom Rider 400/410. For older TomTom models, use the MyRouteApp website to convert the GPX file to an ITN format. 

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Routes in PORTUGAL

In Search of the Portuguese Stelvio
Main route    Download GPX file
Route 2  GPX file      Route 3  GPX file     Route 4  GPX file  

A ride around... Chaves
Main route    Download GPX file
Route 2    GPX file       Route 3   GPX file

A ride around... Serta
Main route     Download GPX file
Route 2   GPX file

A ride around... Elvas
See the route    Download GPX file

The best road in the world
See the route    Download GPX file

A ride around... Luz
See the route    Download GPX file

A ride around... Mertola
See the route   Download GPX file
Route 2  GPX file

 

The RiDE Tour of Portugal

Day One   Santander to Sahagun   140 miles   Download GPX file
Day Two   Sahagun to Vila Real 245 miles   Download GPX file
Day Three  Vila Real to Serta 205 miles   Download GPX file
Day Four   Serta to Luz   270 miles   Download GPX file
Day Five   Luz to Elvas    245 miles   Download GPX file
Day Six   Elvas to Covilha   225 miles   Download GPX file
Day Seven   Covilha to Chaves   200 miles   Download GPX file
Day Seven - alternative route   250 miles   Download GPX file
Day Eight   Chaves to Astorga   225 miles   Download GPX file
Day Nine   Astorga to Santander   230 miles   Download GPX file
For ferry timetables, fares and reservations, click here

 

Routes in Northern Spain

A ride around... Panes
See the route   Download the GPX file

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

A ride around... Santiago de Compostela
See the route   Download the GPX file

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

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

A ride around... Zarautz
See the route   Download the GPX file

The RiDE Tour of the Picos de Europa

Four-Day tour: 
Day One   Santander to Panes   100 miles   Download the GPX file
Day Two AM   Day Two PM  Panes to Luarca   195 miles   Download the GPX file  
Day Three  Luarca to Leon   190 miles   Download the GPX file 
Day Four   Leon to Santander   175 miles   Download the GPX file
Six-Day tour:
Day One   Santander to Panes   100 miles   Download the GPX file
Day Two AM   Day Two PM   Panes to Luarca   195 miles   Download the GPX file
Day Three   Luarca to Santiago de Compostela   190 miles   Download the GPX file
Day Four   Santiago de Compostela to Ourense   130 miles   Download the GPX file
Day Five   Ourense to Leon   180 miles   Download the GPX file
Day Six   Leon to Santander   175 miles   Download the GPX file    

A ride around... Pamplona
See the main route      Download the GPX file
Alternative route      Download the GPX file
Shortest route   Download the GPX file

A ride around... Ainsa
See the route   Download the GPX file

A ride around... Andorra
See the route   Download the GPX file

A ride around... La Pobla de Segur
See the main route      Download the GPX file
Shorter route      Download the GPX file
High-mile route      Download the GPX file
Half-day route   Download the GPX

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

The RiDE Tour of the Pyrenees

Day One   Santander to Zarautz   135miles      Download the GPX file
Day Two   Zarautz to Argeles-Gazost    220 miles      Download the GPX file
Day Three   Argeles-Gazost to Pas de la Casa    200 miles      Download the GPX file
Day Four   Pas de la Casa to Banyuls sur Mer   200 miles      Download the GPX file
Day Five   Banyuls sur Mer to La Pobla de Segur   230 miles      Download the GPX file
Day Six   La Pobla de Segur to Pamplona    220 miles      Download the GPX file
Day Seven   Pampolona to Santander    185 miles      Download the GPX file

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

A ride around... Barcelona
See the route   Download the GPX file

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

 

Cross-country routes to MotoGP circuits


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

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

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

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

 

Routes in Central Spain

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

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

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

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

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

A ride around... Villanueva del Arzobispo
See the main route   Download the GPX file
Adventure-bike route   Download the GPX file

 

Routes in Southern Spain

For motorcycle hire in Malaga, click here  

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

A ride around... Ronda
See the route   Download the GPX file

A ride around... Malaga
See the route   Download the GPX file

A ride around... Granada
See the main route   Download the GPX file
Shorter route    Download the GPX file
Alternative short route   Download the GPX file

A ride around... Carboneras
See the route   Download the GPX file

 

The RiDE Tour of Andalucia


Day One   Malaga to Ronda   95 miles   Download the GPX file 
Day Two   Ronda to Aracena205 miles   Download the GPX file
Day Three   Aracena to Antequera   210 miles   Download the GPX file
Day Four  Antequera to Granada   230 miles   Download the GPX file
Day Five   Granada to Carboneras   210 miles   Download the GPX file
Day Six   Carboneras to Calahonda   230 miles   Download the GPX file
Day Seven   Calahonda to Malaga   90 miles    Download the GPX file

 

The RiDE Tour of Spain

Day One   Santander to Estella   150 miles    Download the GPX file
Day Two   Estella to La Pobla de Segur   230 miles   Download the GPX file 
Day Three  La Pobla de Segur to Alcaniz   230 miles   Download the GPX file 
Day Four   Alcaniz to Cuenca    210 miles    Download the GPX file
Day Five   Cuenca to Vilanueva del Arzobisopo   185 miles   Download the GPX file
Day Six   Vilanueva del Arzobisopo to Carboneras   170 miles   Download the GPX file
Day Seven   Carboneras to Calahonda   230 miles    Download the GPX file
Day Eight   Calahonda to Ronda   220 miles   Download the GPX file
Day Nine  Ronda to Aracena   205 miles   Download the GPX file
Day Ten   Aracena to Guadalupe   215 miles   Download the GPX file
Day Eleven   Guadalupe to Toro   230 miles   Download the GPX file
Day Twelve   Toro to Panes   195 miles    Download the GPX file
Day Thirteen   Panes to Santander   150 miles    Download the GPX file

 

ROUTES IN NORTH EAST FRANCE

A ride around... Amiens
See the route: part one  
See the route: part two
Download GPX file

A ride around... Reims
See the route    Download the GPX file

A ride around... Montargis
See the route    Download the GPX file

A ride around... Avallon
See the route    Download the GPX file 

A ride around... Colmar
See the route    Download the GPX file 

A ride around... Verdun
See the route    Download the GPX file

A ride around... Pontarlier
See the route    Download the GPX file

 

The RiDE Tour of the Vosges and the Doubs

Day One    Calais to Reims   215 miles   Download GPX file
Day two    Reims to Pontarlier    255 miles   Download GPX file
Day three      Pontarlier to Colmar    225 miles   Download GPX file
Day four      Colmar to Verdun     230 miles   Download GPX file
Day five     Verdun to Calais    240 miles   Download GPX file

 

Routes in North West France

A ride around... Caen
See the route    Download the GPX

A ride around... Quimper
See the route    Download the GPX file

A ride around... Le Mans
See the route    Download the GPX file

A ride around... Chartres
See the route    Download the GPX file

A ride around... Blois
See the route    Download the GPX file

 

The RiDE Tour of Brittany and Normandy

Day One    Caen to Dinan    150 milesDownload GPX file
Day Two     Dinan to Quimper    185 miles   Download GPX file  
Day Three     Quimper to St Nazaire    80 miles   Download GPX file
Day Four    St Nazaire to Le Mans    155 miles   Download GPX file 
Day Five     Le Mans to Caen    210 miles   Download GPX file

 

Routes in south east france

A ride around... Bourg St Maurice
See the route     Download the GPX file

The Route des Grandes Alpes
Day 1 (half day) See the route    Download the GPX file
Day 2 see the route    Download the GPX file
Day 3 see the route    Download the GPX file

A ride around... Barcelonette
See the route     Download the GPX file 

A ride around... Grenoble
See the route    Download the GPX file

A ride around... Avignon
See the route    Download the GPX file 

A ride around... Issoire
See the route    Download the GPX file

A ride around... Manosque
See the route    Download the GPX file

Route Napoleon
See the route    Download the GPX file

 

The Ride Tour of the French Alps

Day One     Grenoble to Manosque     235 milesDownload the GPX file
Day Two     Manosque to Barcelonette    220 miles    Download GPX file
Day Three     Barcelonette to Bourg St Maurice    185 miles   Download GPX file
Day Four    Bourg St Maurice to Grenoble    220 miles   Download GPX file

 

Routes in south west france

A ride around... Treignac
See the route    Download the GPX file

A ride around... Cahors
See the route    Download the GPX file

A ride around... Millau
See the route    Download the GPX file

A ride around... Villeneuve sur Lot
See the route    Download the GPX file

A ride around... Lourdes
See the route    Download the GPX file

A ride around... Foix
See the adventure-bike route    Download the GPX file
See the pillion-friendly route    Download the GPX file

A ride around... Carcassonne
See the adventure-bike route    Download the GPX file
See the pillion-friendly route     Download the GPX file
Download the GPX file

 

The RiDE Grand Tour of France

Day One     Caen to Blois   AM route    PM route    280 miles   Download GPX file
Day Two      Blois to Treignac    260 miles   Download GPX file
Day Three     Treignac to Rocamadour    160 miles    Download GPX file
Day Four     Rocamadour to Pau     195 miles   Download GPX file
Day Five     Pau to Foix    220 miles   Download GPX file
Day Six    Foix to Millau    200 miles   Download GPX file  
Day Seven     Millau to Manosque    245 miles   Download GPX file
Day Eight     Manosque to Barcelonette    210 milesDownload GPX file
Day Nine    Barcelonette to Beaufort   195 milesDownload GPX file
Day Ten    Beaufort to Besancon    190 milesDownload GPX file
Day Eleven     Besancon to Wasselonne    195 milesDownload GPX file
Day Twelve     Wasselonne to Verdun    145 miles   Download GPX file
Day Thirteen    Verdun to Albert    190 miles   Download GPX file
Day Fourteen    Albert to Calais    130 miles   Download GPX file 

 

ROutes in Belgium

Day one     Calais to Spa    Download the GPX file
Day two   Spa to Spa    Download the GPX file 
Day three    Spa to Calais   Download the GPX file

 

Routes in Luxembourg

Day one    Calais to Luxembourg City    Download the GPX file
Day two    Luxembourg countryside loop:  Morning route   Afternoon route    Download the GPX file
Day three    Luxembourg neighbours loop:  Morning route   Afternoon route    Download the GPX file
Day four    Luxembourg City to Calais    Download the GPX file

 

Routes in Switzerland

Day one   Calais to La Roche en Ardennes   Download the GPX file
Day two   La Roche en Ardennes to Baden-BadenMorning route   Afternoon route   Download the GPX file
Day three    Baden-Baden to Innertkirchen - no Swiss tolls   Morning route   Afternoon route   Download the GPX file
Day three    Baden-Baden to Innertkirchen needs vignette Morning route   Afternoon route   Download the GPX file
Day four   Five-Pass loop clockwise    Download the GPX file
Day four   Five-Pass loop anti-clockwise    Download the GPX file
Day five    Innertkirchen to Gerardmer - no Swiss tollsMorning route   Afternoon route   Download the GPX file
Day five    Innertkirchen to Gerardmer needs vignette Morning route   Afternoon route   Download the GPX file
Day six     Gerardmer to Soissons    Download the GPX file
Day seven    Soissons to Calais    Download the GPX file

 

Routes in Northern Italy

Rides around Imperia     
Route 1 GPX    Route 2   GPX    Route 3   GPX

Rides around Borgo San Dalmazzo 
Route 1  GPX    Route 2   GPX    Route 3   GPX

Rides around Bardonecchia  
Route 1   GPX    Route 2   GPX    Route 3  GPX    Route 4   GPX

Rides around Varazze 
Route 1   GPX    Route 2  GPX    Route 3   GPX    Route 4   GPX 

The RiDE Tour of Piedmont and Liguria

Day 1 (road bikes)    Borgo San Dalmazzo to Bardonecchia250 milesGPX    
Day 1 (adventure bikes)  Borgo San Dalmazzo to Bardonecchia230 miles    GPX    
Day 2  Bardoneccha to Varazze   215 miles    GPX    
Day 3  Varazze to Imperia   215 milesGPX
 

Rides around Bormio
Route 1   GPX    Route 2  GPX    Route 3   GPX    Route 4   GPX 

Rides around Curogne   
Route 1   GPX     

Rides around Aosta
Route 1   GPX    Route 2  GPX    

Rides around Riva del Garda
Route 1   GPX    Route 2  GPX    Route 3   GPX    Route 4   GPX 

The RiDE Tour of The Italian Lakes and Alps

Day 1 (no tolls)   Aosta to Menagio   245 miles    GPX    
Day 1 (Swiss vignette)   Aosta to Menagio 240 miles   GPX
Day 2  Menagio to Bormio    GPX    
Day 3  Bormio to Riva del Garda215 milesGPX

Rides around Cortina d'Ampezzo   
Route 1   GPX    Route 2  GPX    Route 3   GPX    Route 4   GPX 

Rides around Cavalese   
Route 1   GPX    Route 2  GPX    Route 3   GPX    Route 4   GPX 

Rides around Vipiteno   
Route 1   GPX    Route 1 plus high road detour  GPX    Route 2 (no toll)  GPX    
Route 2 (Austrian vignette)  GPX     Route 3   GPX   

Rides around Maniago  
Route 1   GPX    Route 2  GPX    Route 3   GPX    Route 4   GPX 

The RiDE Tour of The Dolomites

Main version (Vipiteno to Riva)
Day 1   Vipiteno to Cortina d'Ampezzo   190 miles     GPX
Alternative Day 1 (if doing 4-day version)   Vipiteno to Cortina d'Ampezzo   175 milesGPX  
Day 2   Cortina d'Ampezzo to Maniago   190 miles    GPX    
Day 3    Maniago to Riva del Garda   185 milesGPX
Optional Day 4    Rival del Garda to Vipiteno   215 milesGPX

Reversed version (Riva to Vipiteno)  
Day 1    Rival del Garda to Maniago185 miles   GPX    
Day 2    Maniago to Cortina d'Ampezzo   190 miles    GPX    
Day 3    Cortina d'Ampezzo to Vipiteno   190 miles     GPX
Alternative Day 3 (if doing 4-day version)   Cortina to Vipiteno   175 miles     GPX      
Optional Day 4    Vipiteno to Riva del Garda   215 miles    GPX

 

Rides in central italy

Rides around Monte Argentario   
Route 1   GPX    Route 2  GPX    Route 3   GPX    Route 4   GPX 

Rides around Borgo San Lorenzo    
Route 1   GPX    Route 2  GPX    Route 3   GPX    Route 4   GPX 

Rides around Citta di Castello 
Route 1   GPX    Route 2  GPX     

Rides around Siena    
Route 1   GPX    Route 2  GPX    Route 3   GPX    Route 4   GPX 

Rides around Terni    
Route 1   GPX    Route 2  GPX    Route 3   GPX    Route 4   GPX 

 

The RiDE Tour of The Heart of Italy

Day 1    Borgo San Lorenzo to Terni   225 miles    GPX    
Day 2   Terni to Monte Argentario   220 miles    GPX    
Day 3    Monte Argentario to Siena   210 milesGPX

 

Rides in Southern Italy

Rides around Isernia    
Route 1   GPX    Route 2  GPX    Route 3   GPX   

Rides around Sorrento    
Route 1   GPX    Route 2  GPX   

Rides around Potenza    
Route 1   GPX    Route 2  GPX    Route 3   GPX  

Rides around Manfredonia    
Route 1   GPX     Route 2  GPX     

Rides around Cosenza
Route 1   GPX    Route 2  GPX    Route 3   GPX  

Rides around Taormina (Sicily)    
Route 1   GPX    Route 2  GPX    Route 3   GPX  

Rides around Olbia (Sardinia)    
Route 1   GPX    Route 2  GPX    Route 3   GPX  

 

The RiDE Tour of Italy

Day 1     Borgo San Damlazzo to Levanto    240 miles    GPX    
Day 2    Levanto to Porto Santo Stefano   250 milesGPX    
Day 3     Porto Santo Stefano to Isernia   255 miles   GPX    
Day 4     Isernia to Potenza   250 miles   GPX  
Day 5     Potenza to Libetta   230 miles    GPX    
Day 6    Libetta to Chieti    250 miles    GPX    
Day 7    Chieti to Cita di Castello250 miles     GPX    
Day 8    Cita di Castello to Riva del Garda   275 miles    GPX
Day 9    Riva del Garda to Tolmezzo   225 miles   GPX    
Day 10   Tolmezzo to Vipiteno235 milesGPX    
Day 11     Vipiteno to Lecco   240 miles      GPX    
Day 12    Lecco to Borgo San Dalmazzo   230 miles    GPX

The RiDE Tour of Italy & the Islands

Day 1     Borgo San Damlazzo to Levanto    240 miles    GPX    
Day 2    Levanto to Porto Santo Stefano   250 milesGPX    
Day 3     Porto Santo Stefano to Isernia   255 miles   GPX    
Day 4     Isernia to Potenza   250 miles   GPX  
Day 5     Potenza to Cosenza   225 miles   GPX    
Day 6     Cosenza to Taormina (Sicily)   205 miles (requires ferry)    GPX    
Day 7     Taormina to Cagliari (Sardinia)   200 miles (requires overnight ferry)   GPX   
Day 8     Cagliari to Alghero   230 miles    GPX
Day 9     Alghero toTortoli   210 miles    GPX     
Day 10    Tortoli to Bonifacio (Corsica)   200 miles (requires ferry)    GPX     
Day 11     Bonifacio to Porto    180 milesGPX     
Day 12    Porto to Bastia   185 miles   GPX

 

Routes in Germany

To the Harz Mountains
Day one   Calais to Spa    260 miles   Download the GPX file
Day two   Spa to Bad Lauterburg   300 miles   Download the GPX file
Day three   Bad Lauterburg daytrip   180 miles   Download the GPX file
Day four   Bad Lauterburg to Bitburg   300 miles   Download the GPX file
Day five   Bitburg to Calais   275 miles   Download the GPX file

The Black Forest - Beyond the B500
Route one - Baden-Baden daytrip   Download the GPX file
Route two - Freiburg daytrip   Download the GPX file

 

Routes in Austria

Day one     Calais to Reims   180 miles     Download GPX file
Day two     Reims to Mulhouse   290 miles     Download GPX file
Day three    Mulhouse to Chur230 miles      Download GPX file
Day four    Chur to Bolzano    225 miles     Download GPX file
Day five     Bolzano to Grossglockner   165 miles    Download GPX file
Day six     Grossglockner to Garmisch-Partenkirchen    185 miles   Download GPX file
Day seven    Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Baden-Baden    250 miles   Download GPX file
Day eight    Baden-Baden to Charleville-Meziers    250 miles      Download GPX file
Day nine    Charleville-Meziers to Calais     175 miles    Download GPX file