Bike Route Planner (& Tracker)

Bike Route Planner (& Tracker)


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The Bike Route Planner is a tool to assist route planning and navigation, and many other tasks related to cycling and walking. Routes can be shared with others, and are then available at

Routes can also be recorded, based on GPS readings. Tracks can be adjusted to the ground altitude.

Possible routes are shown on top of Google maps, with colors representing different inclinations. This is of vital importance to bikers and hikers, that frequently prefer to avoid steep slopes. The route's highest and lowest points are also depicted graphically, through 'peak' and 'valley' icons.

Routes can be analyzed on the map, by their coloring, or through their summary and details, accessible from the menu. They can also be saved on the phone's storage, for future reference. An altitude profile graph is available, to better visualize the elevations along the route.

All data concerning routes and the actual user's position is only used internally to the application, and is not shared in any way. See full details here:

Info about bike routes is available for Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the US. Other countries' users can plan routes based on normal roads.

The application is configurable. It may use metric or imperial distance units. It can be set to always show your location, and also to keep the map centered on it. Some data about you can be entered, to support estimation of calorie consumption.

Although BikeRoutePlanner is not directed to car drivers, it is also possible to search routes for automobiles.

Several new features will be added shortly. Further down the development road-map is the implementation of several other features, that will make Bike Route Planner a complete companion for your cycling and hiking activities.

BikeRoutePlanner was developed by a frequent bike commuter, that felt that some navigation and route planning needs were yet to be fulfilled.

Altitudes may seem irregular due to GPS's altitude inaccuracy: this can be solved by selecting 'Simplify and adjust to ground', in the 'Route' menu.

Avoid recording very long routes, with many GPS readings, as this can exhaust the phone's memory!

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Recently changed in this version

0.2.037: Sharing bug fixed: Share your routes to the web! Press 'Share to the web' in the 'Sharing' menu and your route will be available at!


New operation: Deletion of routes on SD card.

New Travel Mode: bicycle as regular traffic.

New data in Route Summary: total distance is presented for each inclination category. Adjust recorded routes to the ground altitude (Plus version only). See speed and traveled distance while recording routes (Plus version only).

Comments and ratings for Bike Route Planner (& Tracker)
  • (48 stars)

    by Mark Goodrich on 09/03/2014

    App looks promising but has a long way to go to be useful. This is a beta version really. It needs: -Way more available waypoints. About 10 is current max. I want to pre-plan a ride along a specific path not necessarily the most direct. That requires lots of waypoints. Tried to use this for a simple SF ride: Embarcadero BART - Best Buy - Mojo Bike Café - Legion of Honor - 24th/Mission BART. I qu

  • (48 stars)

    by Hedley Thorne on 03/03/2014

    Uninstalling. I want to plan cycle routes.

  • (48 stars)

    by Robert Agnew on 02/01/2014


  • (48 stars)

    by Luca Gentile on 28/12/2013

    Is mostly the integrated Google map with recording option

  • (48 stars)

    by jason stevenson on 19/11/2013

    Good app but I need a more off road route app

  • (48 stars)

    by Claudio Crivelli on 02/09/2013

    Very helpful to plan a route that can be followed later on with Oruxmaps. Unfortunately the elevation gain is completely wrong, always much bigger. Please fix it. It would be great to have other map providers more than google map.

  • (48 stars)

    by Dave Thompson on 25/08/2013

    Waste of time.

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