I'm looking for an app for route planning. I want to follow a predefined route (it's a strava segment, but it's very long) because I don't know the route and think I'll get lost without guidance.

Does anyone know of an app where I can load up a route (through GPX maybe?) and follow it along on my phone?

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    Specifically for Strava, there are a few dedicated apps that connect to them directly like Brava (Although I can't vouch for how good it is, as I don't use Strava)
    – Rowland Shaw
    Apr 22 '14 at 7:28
  • @RowlandShaw you should post this as answer. Looks good. Apr 22 '14 at 14:50
  • Brava is good for route tracking, not route planning
    – Mac
    Apr 22 '14 at 23:47
  • Your question did specifically say "I want to follow a predefined route (it's a strava segment"...
    – Rowland Shaw
    Jun 22 '14 at 15:50
  • @RowlandShaw yes, but there's a difference between "tracking" a ride (ie: having my phone follow where I am and then after the fact, show me a track of where I rode) and "following a predifined route" (ie: Loading the route up before my ride and then getting instructions on which roads to follow during the ride to make sure I follow the route I want to without getting lost). Does that make it clearer?
    – Mac
    Jun 23 '14 at 1:13

Okay I've done some research and have come up with this:

  • Use BikeMap.net to draw the route and save a GPX
  • Upload the gpx file to OneDrive
  • Use GPX Viewer to download and view the route

I haven't tried it in the wild yet, so I'm not sure how good it will be for tracking the route. Still, seems promising!

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