Bicycle Route Navigator 4+

Accurate maps for bike travel

Adventure Cycling Association

Designed for iPad

    • 4.4 • 1.6K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



The Bicycle Route Navigator app features nearly 47,000 miles of awe-inspiring, well-established bicycle routes and 100+ maps to choose from. You can purchase the route sections you need from within the app. No subscriptions or complex file conversions are necessary — just download the app, purchase a route section, and start riding with confidence.


If you are craving a long distance 4,200-mile cross-country bicycle route like the TransAmerica Bicycle Trail or a shorter 256-mile off-road adventure along a portion of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, this is the app for you. Travel confidently with at-your-fingertips cycling-specific info like elevation profiles, distance, riding conditions, location of bike shops, sources for food and water, and listings of overnight accommodations including camping facilities, small hotels, and cyclists-only lodging.


The app includes wind and weather data along the routes and severe weather warnings that include thunderstorm, flood, and fire information.


Detailed route descriptions and service layers reveal all the beauty you’ll encounter along the way. You can plan each day to include various excursions and scenic stops such as waterfalls, hot springs, lakes, or local art museums.


Follow the highlighted path on the map to your destination. The map moves as you ride so you always know where you are and where you're going.


One tap to call ahead for a campsite, check lodging availability or connect with a nearby bike shop. Use embedded OpenStreetMap search for even more services.


Download the basemap to your device so it’s available offline without a cell signal.

Adventure Cycling develops the best cross-country, loop, coastal, and inland cycling routes available. This app serves as an excellent companion to our paper maps. The Adventure Cycling Route Network features rural and low-traffic established bicycling routes through some of the most scenic and historically significant terrain in North America. Adventure Cycling’s Routes & Mapping department is constantly working on research and development of new routes as well as the maintenance of the 47,000 miles of existing routes.

What’s New

Version 3.4

Added Bikepacking Roots Intermountain Connectors routes

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

Gail3028 ,

Where did riding conditions go?

Been using for the last month. Like the app, but suddenly lost riding conditions. Fortunately I read a head a little and a local reminded us of a section of 94 to stay off of. Also, elevation is way off on some routes which has made planning a little difficult. Will send examples later.

Developer Response ,

Hi Gail,
Currently, the riding conditions require an internet connection but we will look to cache these within the app in a future release to make sure they are always available. Let us know if you are still having an issue getting to the riding conditions when you have an active internet connection.

Dfree617 ,

Needs to be fleshed out

I agree with others that this app needs to incorporate Google’s biking layer to fully understand the route and the nearby options. Turn by turn directions are also a must.

Finally, I live near a former campground in Northern Michigan that was sold and now a developer is putting up a BnB, but there was no way that I could see to pass this information along to ACA or to fellow travelers. A note-taking function might also be helpful for me incorporate trail knowledge learned along the way.

On the plus side, I like being able see the route, the elevation, and points of interest.

Developer Response ,

@Dfree617 - We do have the OpenCycleMap layer incorporated into the app which shows cycling infrastructure and works both online and offline. This can be used in place of the Google Cycling layer.

We hope to incorporate a map correction feature in the future, but for now, this information can be shared with Adventure Cycling through the online map correction form.

We appreciate the feedback!

jeremykitchen ,

Bad app, great data.

The data is the only reason you might want to get this app, and then you’d quickly realize that the data is the only useful thing. The app itself is extremely basic, to the point where you will definitely need another tool, and then you might as well have just bought the gpx files from the website.

You can’t change map tiles. Google’s street maps and that’s it. You can’t customize the route at all or export it for use in another app. You can’t add your own data. One nice feature I guess is the elevation profile viewer, but that’s not worth buying this app for alone, and there’s no real reason otherwise to buy it over just the data.

Additionally, and why I’m here, the app begged me several times in the first few minutes of using it (I hadn’t even found the map catalog yet) for an App Store review. Knock that garbage off.

TL;DR just buy the data and use literally any other mapping tool you might want to use. It’s the same price.

Developer Response ,

Hi Jeremey,
Thanks for providing feedback on the app. It will help us to continue to make improvements in the future. You are able to switch between Google Maps and an Open Cycle Map layer on the layers tab. In offline mode, you are only able to use the Open Cycle Map Layer. We also have wind and weather data layers that can be enabled as well as a severe weather alert layer. These all are controled through the layers tab accessed through the magnifying glass icon in the upper right hand corner of the app.

I understand your displeasure with the prompt for the reviews. iOS controls when the review prompt it displayed. We will have to keep that in consideration for future releases.

Many of our users want a straight forward app that is easy to use. That is why we do not currently support importing additional data or exporting data. We do offer the digital data packages for those who prefer another app or have specific needs beyond the average rider.

Thanks again for provinding feedback as it will help give us direction as we continue down the road!

App Privacy

The developer, Adventure Cycling Association, 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:

  • Contact Info

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • Location
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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