Why spend hundreds of dollars on a Garmin Zumo or TomTom Rider? Scenic is a true alternative, and in some ways even better than expensive navi units. Try it for free!

Plan routes by dropping via points and stops. Scenic will show you a route between them. Don't like it? Choose another routing mode, including curvy!

Scenic has a vast database of thousands of beautiful routes, shared and rated by local Scenic users worldwide. Select an area, tap 'Search' and see what comes up.

Yet another way to get a great route... set the distance, then let Scenic generate a round trip for you in any given direction. Or a curvy route to a destination of your choosing.

Found a great route online? Have some laying around in Basecamp? Whether it’s a Google Maps URL or a GPX, KML, KMZ, GDB or ITN file, import it into Scenic to keep all your routes in one app that’s built for adventure.

On-screen instructions, voice guidance and customisable detour behaviour mean you can forget about the map and focus on the ride. When you do need to tap in, Scenic is designed to work seamlessly with your touch-enabled gloves.

No data/reception? No problem. Scenic’s offline maps mean you can go where others turn back.

Scenic not only navigates you, it also logs your location, speed and elevation, so you can relive every moment.

Leave pictures and comments for other riders in the app, get a personalised web page of all your routes and rides, or share your journey straight to social media.

How much have I been riding on my old Yamaha? Have I been riding less this year? What was my overall average speed this week? How many rides have I done this month? Scenic will tell you.

Scenic is the easiest way to ride to destinations unknown. So why not meet some like-minded riders along the way? Connect with thousands of other Scenic app users and buddy up for group trips.

* Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

* Scenic has an optional Premium Subscription that gives you access to Premium Features (Voice Guidance, Route Import & Route & Trip export, Round Trip Generation Better Search Results and Elevation Profiles). The subscription automatically renews every year. The first payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of the purchase. It automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged again within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Subscriptions may be managed by you and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to your Account Settings in the iTunes Store.

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What’s New

Version 3.06

Scenic is a true alternative to expensive motorcycle GPS units… and more! Version 3 brings new maps, better routing, improved navigation and a refreshed look and feel. Everything was designed to give you a smoother, more enjoyable ride.

- Quick Pic button, to quickly take a picture during your ride, documenting your adventure (enable through Settings > Navigation & Tracking)
- Search History & Quick Search
- Option to turn off auto-pause
- Option to go back to main screen upon pausing ride tracking
- Time of 'reached stop X' message is now configurable
- 3D Camera Angle adjustable (under finetuning)
- Ability to change routing mode of an existing route
- Ability to change routing mode during navigation
- Difference between current route stretch and upcoming route stretches more prominent
- Last selected and saved to folder is now remembered between view switching and app sessions.
- Italian User Interface Language

- Skipping entire route when deviating at start of round trip.
- No turn instructions when vias close to junction for generated round trips
- ETA/DTA to next stop incorrect/blank (including incorrect route timeline)
- GPS not turning off when explicitely turning it off upon pausing tracking
- Crash when reporting map error during navigation
- Voice continues even when paused
- Route not zooming full screen
- Speedometer not precise / stuck sometimes
- Points not being awarded for rides and making routes public
- Pics not being added to route that was followed
- Tracks showing in route color when activating a route layer
- Route and route layer colors not changing when changing from light to dark mode
- When going back to main screen by pausing ride tracking, the recorded ride wasn't displayed after returning back to main screen + the new routing mode wasn't honered + the button in main screen didn't say 'resume'.
- route timeline during navigation incorrect when hiding vias
- when returning from background
scale indicating wrong value in navigation,
- when adding point through 'edit mode' during navigation, the current location marker was transparent if user does not have profile picture
- not being able to reduce voice volume below 50%
- Import counter showing below 0 values
- ‘Changes will be lost’ message while no changes were made in power planner.
- Addressed sporadic crashes in Vehicles screen, Power Planner & Navigation view controller
- In the Power Planner, the save button stayed disabled after moving/deleting points in the route timeline table.
- Name of imported Route not correct when routepoints had a name as well in the GPX.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

Nickremoteuser ,


Unbelievably good. I am spending some time tackling classic high alpine routes in the alps in my trusty 993 Porsche, on my own. In days of old I would have bought proper paper maps, planned a route and navigated it with frequent stops. I figured in the modem era I could manage with an iPhone, google maps and Waze, plus off line coverage from proper maps where gps location will position me on the map. Wrong. It’s really hard to set correct way points and even if you do it as you go, the minute you go wrong the route gets recalculated possibly not the way you want, and if you lose data coverage it becomes very difficult indeed. After a day getting seriously off planned route in the Vosges I thought there has to be a better answer. 40 minutes work to find this on line, download it, figure out how to use it and set up a 150 mile route over two classic Alpine passes via tiny roads. Enough free functionality in it to try it and see how it works - but it’s absolutely brilliant for this type of touring. Essentially it sticks to the route you planned in advance, and if you come off it will take you back to it. Lots of other great functionality as well. Top app!

Sam__S ,

Top of the biking GPS Pops!

If you are a biker who likes to explore and create new routes or a car driver on a touring holiday, then Scenic is the GPS app for you!
As a “navigate to destination” app it is functional and effective, but nothing really sets it apart from the competition. However, Scenic comes into its own when you want to create a specific custom route for sightseeing or just great riding - then hit the roads! Scenic is by far the best app I’ve come across for creating a custom route that goes where you want to - and not where the app decides you ought!
One of Scenic’s best features is the ability to sync routes between devices. Make full use of the larger screen and create a new route on your iPad then sync it with Scenic on your iPhone and immediately you’re good to go using your phone as your bike or car Sat Nav. Of course, you can also import routes that others have created from a variety of sources.
Scenic is already a 4.5+ star app - if the major new update due to be released soon addresses its very few minor shortcomings then it will possibly be the “perfect” GPS / Sat Nav app!

bencave ,


Scenic App is amazing for navigation on short and long trips. It is incredibly easy to set up and very functional. Route and locations can be saved and it records your trips which includes the top speed, average speed and any pauses in the trip etc. You can publicly share your routes and also have a bit of friendly competition with a Rank system for the amount of miles you rack up. My only criticism is that it would be useful to have a speed camera warning feature just to support safety etc. The app does indicate your speed and how much over the limit you are but a warning about upcoming camera would also benefit to ensure you do stick to it, especially in cities.
Could there also be a feature that means when someone calls you on the phone, when the call is finished it sends you straight back to the app? I’ve noticed that it sends the phone onto lock mode so you can no longer see the map. Instructions vocally continues throughout the call so it’s only a minor point.

App Privacy

The developer, Applified Life Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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