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    Route Planner

    Is their any other route planner out there apart from google or multi-map I would like one that you can easily adjust the route so you can use the back roads and B roads , the ones that these apllications avoid

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    Re: Route Planner

    Hi

    Take a look at Via Michelin, I have planned routes on this site several times, the best one was to Bulgaria, all 7 pages!!
    It is a bit like the sat nav, so you can go fastest, slowest etc.

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    Re: Route Planner

    Quote Originally Posted by 4seasons View Post
    Hi

    Take a look at Via Michelin, I have planned routes on this site several times, the best one was to Bulgaria, all 7 pages!!
    It is a bit like the sat nav, so you can go fastest, slowest etc.
    Cheers 4seasons, gave it ago and can not change the route it selects even choosing sight seeing it avoiding B roads.


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    Re: Route Planner

    Not strictly a route planner but I often use the links in Best Biking Roads, to create a route around wherever I'm heading. UK areas are here:

    http://www.bestbikingroads.com/show_....php?code3=134

    but the whole of europe has fairly good coverage.

    I can usually find good routes around most areas, and it's easy enough to link a few together to create a really good run out.

    Alternatively I use the garmin and set it to not use highways and autobahns. (why it doesn't say motorways on an english language model I don't know.) The route can be exported to Mapsource software and tweaked if needed.

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    To go from A to B on Google Maps . . . it picks a direct route. However, its easy to just put the mouse cursor on the road it has selected and drag it across to another road. Think of it like pulling a hose pipe across a garden lawn by dragging it from the middle. Might need to do it in a couple of places to put these "via" points into the route.

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    Re: Route Planner

    You might find this helpful:

    http://www.janboersma.nl/gett/

    It's available for free, interfaces with google maps but adds a lot of features google maps doesn't have and allows you to save your routes more easily, add more waypoints without google messing things up, and export to different satnav formats etc.

    Not that it was much help to me the last time I used it as I exported as an itinary file then came across new road layouts that weren't on my out of date satnav maps and ended up abandoning my original route and getting lost eventually anyway, but that wasn't really the fault of google maps or this software but my satnav and my general sense of direction (or lack of it).

    If you're looking for interesting minor roads it should work out well for you though. As it uses google maps you have a terrain view and satelite view too so you'll be able to get a better impression of the scenery you'll be riding through and how the roads are than if you're working from a flat map alone.

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    Re: Route Planner

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmcc View Post
    To go from A to B on Google Maps . . . it picks a direct route. However, its easy to just put the mouse cursor on the road it has selected and drag it across to another road. Think of it like pulling a hose pipe across a garden lawn by dragging it from the middle. Might need to do it in a couple of places to put these "via" points into the route.

    Cheers

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    Re: Route Planner

    another vote for viamichelin, it even gives you the tolls to pay and the cost of the fuel!

    im sure last time i used it i put in detours and stuff no problem, like what time i wanted to stop for lunch etc.
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