Planning – The Black Forest Micro #KomootAdventure

Tim Wiggins Cycling Black Forest Germany
The beauty of GPS mapping software is that you can plan the perfect bike adventure in just a matter of clicks. Using crowd-sourced information on the best trails, tracks, and roads — online and app-based mapping solutions such as Komoot enable you to explore completely new regions, without fear of getting lost or riding on unsuitable terrain.

I have tried and tested most online GPS mapping services that are available at present, and the one I keep coming back to is the German platform

Komoot offers five unique advantages over other platforms:
1) Reliable routing on suitable roads and trails — based on crowd-sourced information on rideability
2) A breakdown of the surface types encountered on a route e.g. paved, unpaved, gravel, single-track
3) Option to choose between biking disciplines: Road, Touring, MTB — to get the best route and surface
4) 'Highlights' across the map — unique attractions and POIs previous riders have identified
5) Downloadable route guidance to enable off-line mapping and routing on the mobile application

To demonstrate these five unique advantages of Komoot, I set out to plan and ride a weekend micro-adventure in Germany's Black Forest…

The rough plan for the adventure is to start in the city of Strasbourg; spending the first day riding up into the Black Forest to the town of Villengen, where my sister is based. The next two days I will spend exploring Schwartzwald using two 100-kilometre routes — mapped out between 'Highlights' shown on the Komoot planning tool.

A simple three-day adventure, discovering an exciting new region in the depths of winter…

Route Day 1

Route Day 2

Route Day 3

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Stay tuned for more coverage on the blog. 


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