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Route planning using ViaMichelin
on: 01 May, 2017, 04:27:22 PM
I am preparing for a tour around northern Spain and have just discovered the very useful ViaMichelin website and apps for mobiles.

https://www.viamichelin.co.uk/web/Maps

I already bought a paper Michelin map of Spain and Portugal (734) but have only just learned the Michelin maps indicate scenic routes using a green fringe on the road. This includes the UK maps. Of course a frenchman's idea of scenic may not always agree with yours :016:
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Re: Route planning using ViaMichelin
Reply #1 on: 01 May, 2017, 07:27:57 PM
I've got the same Michelin map for our trip to Spain and Gibraltar.

When in France I use Michelin Local Maps, which gives great detail (almost got the whole set of France).

I use the Michelin site to help me plan my routes, but use Garmin Basecamp to plot and then download into my Sat Nav.

And of course, I always have my handwritten notes in my tank bag window. :028:

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Re: Route planning using ViaMichelin
Reply #2 on: 02 May, 2017, 04:26:25 PM
Hi Phil,
I'm also using Garmin and Basecamp - at least I am slowly learning to use Basecamp.
Yesterday I was able to plan a route from Haro, where I will be staying for a couple of days, to St Jean Pied-a-port where I visited a few years ago. Nice to join up this tour with a previous one!
Haro is in the Rioja wine region and S.tJ.P-a-p is on the french side of the Pyrenees, so this will be an all-day trip.
Have you got all of the routes that RiDE magazine put out? I could send you a link
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Re: Route planning using ViaMichelin
Reply #3 on: 02 May, 2017, 04:44:15 PM
Hello Ali,

Yes, I've got the Ride magazine routes, thanks. Stick with the Garmin/Basecamp set up, it took me a while but now I like using it.

Our route is heading north to south and back on different roads, via Palencia, N-de-Gredos, Guadalupe, Córdoba, Ronda, La Linea (our base to visit Gibraltar), Seville, Don Benito, Plasencia, Segovia, Burgos and home again via Santander.

We fit in a few detours, but that's usually down to my navigational mistakes! :001:

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Re: Route planning using ViaMichelin
Reply #4 on: 02 May, 2017, 04:54:38 PM
Cool. Watch our for the apes I've heard they sometimes bite
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Re: Route planning using ViaMichelin
Reply #5 on: 29 May, 2017, 01:26:36 PM
I am back from my little tour and can thoroughly recommend the Cantabrian mountains of northern Spain. So many great roads both in the mountains and between the various places of interest, and hardly any traffic once you are away from the main cities. Happy to recommend some routes to anyone interested in going.
Nice also to meet with Phil and his wife on the outbound ferry.
Biffer didn't let me down and was the perfect bike to ride.
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Re: Route planning using ViaMichelin
Reply #6 on: 29 May, 2017, 07:02:32 PM
Glad you enjoyed your holiday Ali.

The roads down to, and, back from Gibraltar were fantastic. 4 mountain ranges, very little traffic and fantastic weather. 40 degrees in the Seville area. Now in Segovia (fantastic Town), moving on to Burgos tomorrow before the ferry home from Santander on Wednesday.

Got to say, this has been our best ever road trip.  :001: :001: :001:

 


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