Tour 2015

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This page has all the roads, routes and tours featured in the Tour 2015 supplement. 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. 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. 

NB: Some PC users have had trouble downloading the files. If you have any difficulties, please email ride@ride.co.uk with "GPX request" as the subject line and specify the files you require. We'll email them as soon as we can.

Please note that distances are approximate and riding-time estimates do NOT include time taken for lunch, coffee, filling up, stopping to take pictures, etc. 


UK's best coastal rides

1 Devon Coast-to-Coast ride

Start/finish: Porlock
Distance: 240 miles
See the route   Download GPX file

 

2 Pembroke Coast ride

Start/finish: St Davids
Distance: 210 miles
See the route   Download GPX file

 

3 Suffolk Coast ride

Start/finish: Southwold
Distance: 120 miles
See the route   Download GPX file

 

4 Llandudno and the Llyn ride

Start/finish: Pwellheli
Distance: 180 miles
See the route   Download GPX file

 

5 Yorkshire Coast ride

Start/finish: Scarborough
Distance: 210 miles
See the route   Download GPX file

 

6 Cumbria Passes and Coast ride

Start/finish: Ambleside
Distance: 180 miles
See the route   Download GPX file

 

7Ulster Coast ride

Start/finish: Coleraine
Distance: 150 miles
See the route   Download GPX file

 

8 Oban and Bute ride

Start/finish: Oban
Distance: 225 miles
See the route   Download GPX file
For information about the Bute ferry, click here

 

9 Highland Coast ride

Start/finish: Dornock
Distance: 235 miles
See the route   Download GPX file

The RiDE Tour of Corsica

 

Day One
Calais to St Dizier
Requires a morning crossing
Distance: 260 miles
Riding time: 5 hours
See the route

Day two
St Dizier to Bourg St Maurice
Distance: 325 miles
Riding time: 8.5 hours
See the route

Day three
Bourg St Maurice to Nice
Distance: 285 miles
Riding time: 9 hours
Late-night sailing to Ajaccio
See the route

Download the GPX file for days one, two and three

Day four
Ajaccio to Porto
Distance: 195 miles
Riding time: 6.5 hours
See the route

Day five
Porto to Bastia
Distance: 190 miles
Riding time: 6.5 hours
Early evening sailing to Nice or Toulon
See the route

Download the GPX file for Days four and five

Day six - from Nice
Nice to Pontcharra
Distance: 310 miles
Riding time: 9 hours
See the route

Day six - from Toulon
Toulon to Pontcharra
Distance: 320 miles
Riding time: 9 hours
See the route

Day seven
Pontcharra to Troyes
Distance: 315 miles
Riding time: 6.5 hours
See the route

Day eight
Troyes to Calais
Distance: 245 miles
Riding time: 5 hours
For an afternoon crossing
See the route

Download the route for days six, seven and eight

For ferry services to Corsica, click here

Corsica from Livorno


Don't want to ride down through the Alps? Put your bike on the overnight train to Livorno and treat yourself to three days on Corsica.

Day One
Bastia to Bonifacio
Distance: 195 miles
Riding time: 6.5 hours
See the route

Day Two
Bonifacio to Porto
Distance: 180 miles
Riding time: 6 hours
See the route

Day Three
Porto to Bastia
Distance: 190 miles
Riding time: 6.5 hours
Early evening sailing to Nice,  Toulon or Livorno
See the route

Download the GPX file

For details of the Autoslaap train between Holland and Livorno, plus ferry-and-train package deals to get you from the UK to Holland, click here

For ferry services to Corsica, click here

The RiDE Tour of Skye


Day One
Dumbarton to Strathcarron
Distance: 235 miles
Riding time: 5.5 hours
See the route

Day Two 
Strathcarron to Skye loop
Distance: 225 miles
Riding time: 6 hours
See the route

Day Three 
Strathcarron two-ferry loop
Distance: 185 miles
Riding time: 6 hours
See the route
For information about the Glenelg ferry, click here. For information about the Mallaig ferry, click here

Day Four
Strathcarron to Ullapool loop
Distance: 205 miles
Riding time: 5.5 hours
See the route

Day Five
Stathcarron to Dumbarton
Distance: 230 miles
Riding time: 5.5 hours
See the route

Download the GPX file

Big Days Out in the Alps

 

We've found a slight glitch with Google Maps - which won't plot the routes over passes when they're closed by snow - and this makes it impossible for us to give you a click-to-view version of the three routes at this time (also making it impossible for TomTom users to create a .itn file). All radiate out from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to the Otztaller Glacier Road - the highest paved road in Europe - and the Timmelsjoch. From there, Option One takes in Stelvio and Umbrail passes (290 mile); Option Two takes in Pennserjoch, Stelvio and Umbrail passes (350 miles); while Option Three loops further south before taking in the Gavia and Stelvio passes. All return to Garmisch over the Fernpass.

 Download GPX file