A bike ride has never been so productive. Jordi Ramot liked to track his mountain bike tours using a GPS, then put them on a map. His friends liked the idea too, and started sharing theirs just for fun. Little by little, Ramot's database grew until it became Wikiloc, and he left his job as a computer engineer to become a full-time entrepreneur.
A decade later, that cool hobby has become one of the best virtual guides available for those looking to get out into nature. Wikiloc shows the best routes for running, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking—75 different outdoor sports and activities, including some adapted for people with disabilities or reduced mobility. It currently has more than three million active users and nearly eight million routes around the world.
But the app doesn’t just show a route on a map. Wikiloc also offers information about distance, changes in altitude, and level of difficulty, including photos and the advice of users who were there before you. This social layer is particularly useful when you're trying a new path and you’re not quite sure what to expect. We love that you can find your location at any time, even when you're going through a remote area deprived of mobile coverage, since Wikiloc's offline mode lets you access maps without an internet connection.
So put on your hiking boots or dust off your bike—the outdoors await!