Tour 2017

TOUR 2017

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This page contains all the downloadable and electronic information about routes in the Tour 2017 supplement.

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 of 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. 

NB: Some PC users have had trouble downloading files. If you have difficulties, please email ride@ride.co.uk with "GPX request" as the subject line and specify just the files you require for your next trip (we cannot send all the files). We'll email them as soon as we can.

 

Cathar Castle tour

Santander to Foix

Day one    Santander to Zarautz   150 miles    Download the GPX file

Day two   Zarautz to Argeles-Gazost   190 miles    Download the GPX file

Day three   Argeles-Gazost to Foix   180 miles    Download the GPX file

 

Foix to Carcassonne (direct route)

Day one Foix to Carcassonne   180 miles    Download the GPX file

 

Foix to Carcasonne (two-day sight-seeing route)

Day one   Foix to St Paul de Fenouillet   100 miles       Download the GPX file

Day two   St Paul de Fenouillet to Carcassonne   90 miles    Download the GPX file

 

Carcassonne to Santander

Day one   Carcassonne to Berga   175 miles       Download the GPX file

Day two   Berga to El Ponte de Suerte   180 miles    Download the GPX file

Day three   El Ponte de Suerte to Estella   200 miles    Download the GPX file

Day four   Estella to Santander   145 miles    Download the GPX file

 

Carcassonne to Calais (high-mile option)

Day one   Carcassonne to Ussel   260 miles    Download the GPX file

Day two   Ussel to Mesnil St Pierre   285 miles    Download the GPX file

Day three   Mesnil St Pierre to Calais   285 miles    Download the GPX file

 

Loire and Limousin tour

Day one   Ouistreham (Caen port) to Amboise   195 miles    Download the GPX file

Extra day: Loire-chateaux sightseeing day   75 miles    Download the GPX file

Day two   Amboise to Mansle   195 miles    Download the GPX file

Day three   Mansle to St Etienne de Fursac   185 miles    Download the GPX file

Extra day: Limousin pure riding day   235 miles    Download the GPX file

Day four   St Etienne de Fursac to Sandillon   175 miles    Download the GPX file

Day five   Sandillon to Ouistreham (Caen port)   260 miles    Download the GPX file
                 Longer day to meet late-night sailing

 

Europe’s Top 20 Castles

And the RiDE route that includes each one

1   Castel Tirolo (Italy)   Download the GPX file

2   Chateau Queyras (France)   Download the GPX file
      Alternative route including an unpaved road   Download the GPX file

3   Castillo de Ponferrada (Spain)   Download the GPX file

4   Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg (France)   Download the GPX file

5    Burg Eltz (Germany)   Download the GPX file

6    Vianden Castle (Luxembourg)   Download the GPX file

7   Hochosterwitz Castle (Austria)   Download the GPX file

8   Castello Scaligero (Italy)   Download the GPX file

9   Hohenzollern Castle (Germany)   Download the GPX file

10 Predjama Castle (Slovenia)   Download the GPX file

11 Hohenwerfen Castle (Austria)   Download the GPX file

12 Castello del Monte (Italy)   Download the GPX file

13 Forte de Nossa Senhora (Portugal)   Download the GPX file

14 Castillo de Coca (Spain)   Download the GPX file

15 Rocamadour (France)   Download the GPX file

16 Colditz Castle (Germany)   Download the GPX file

17 Neuschwanstein Castle (Germany)   Download the GPX file

18 Chateau de Chillon (Switzerland)   Download the GPX file

19 Pena Palace (Portugal)   Download the GPX file

20 Mont St Michel (France)   Download the GPX file

 

The North Wales Ring of Iron

Day one   Shrewsbury to Bangor   145 miles    Download the GPX file
        Morning route     Afternoon route

Day two Bangor to Shrewsbury   180 miles    Download the GPX file
        Morning route       Afternoon route

 

The UK’s Top 10 castles

And the RiDE routes that include them

1 Bamburgh Castle (and Alnwick and Lindesfarne)    Download the GPX file

2   Dunottar Castle (and Cawdor)    Download the GPX file

3   Caerlaverock Castle (and Threave)    Download the GPX file

4   Richmond Castle (and Helmsley and Bolton)    Download the GPX file

5   Framlingham Castle (and Orford)   Download the GPX file

6   Carreg Cennan (and Cilgerran)   Download the GPX file

7   Carrickfergus Castle (and Dunluce)    Download the GPX file

8   Bodiam Castle (and Pevensey, Herstmonceaux and Hever)    Download the GPX file

9   Corfe Castle (and Old Wardour)    Download the GPX file

10 Tintagel (and Restormel)    Download the GPX file

 

Sports touring to Austria

Day one    Caen to Pont a Mousson   275 miles    Download the GPX file

Day two   Pont a Mousson to Biberach an der Riss   290 miles   
    Morning route     Afternoon route    Download the GPX file

Day three   Biberach an der Riss to Mattighofen   270 miles    Download the GPX file

 

Exploring Extremadura

Day one   Santander to El Barco de Avila   310 miles    Download the GPX file

Day two   El Barco de Avila to El Barco de Avila    170 miles    Download the GPX file

Day three   El Barco de Avila to Seville   350 miles    Download the GPX file