Two bike maps of Italy for your GPS device

Before starting your bike trip through Italy, install for free the map of Italy you prefer.
If you're mainly cycling on-road or use your race bicycle, then you can install directly the roadie-italy map (980 MB) to your GPS device. If you get around Italy by mountain bike, then you can install the mtb-italy map (1GB).

The first map shows less details and it is quicker to understand. The maps offered here are of course, currently primarily used by Garmin GPS users, but you don’t need to have a Garmin GPS to use them.

Cycling routes in Italy

A bike map of Italy if you are a roadie

Installation directly to GPS device for users without access to Garmin Mapsource or Garmin Basecamp. Simply copy the file roadie-italy.img to your GPS into the /garmin folder or to SD card where it's available.

In this case roadie-italy.img  (726 MB) is in zipped or compressed format, you have to do the reverse procedure.

If you have a pre 2009 or older GPS device, the file ROADIE-ITALY.IMG doesn't work. You have to rename the file (from ROADIE-ITALY.IMG in GMAPSUPP.IMG) and to overwrite the old file GMAPSUPP.IMG in your GPS device.

Download VeloMap_Italy_setup (889 MB) for actual Garmin Mapsource version 6.16.3 or superior and Garmin Basecamp version 4.6.2. Then install the map with altitude if you want to know where the routes climb up. Notice that when you send maps to your device they are usually put into gmapsupp.img. So if you don't want to loose your old maps make a backup of gmapsupp.img

Lern more about map download, tutorials, suggestions and compatibility at: velomap.org

A bike map of Italy if you are a mountain biker

Installation directly to GPS device for users without access to Garmin Mapsource or Garmin Basecamp. Simply copy the file mtb-italy.img to your GPS into the /garmin folder or to SD card where it's available.

In this case mtb-italy.img  (787 MB) is in zipped or compressed format, you have to do the reverse procedure.

If you have a pre 2009 or older GPS device, the file MTB-ITALY.IMG doesn't work. You have to rename the file (from MTB-ITALY.IMG in GMAPSUPP.IMG) and to overwrite the old file GMAPSUPP.IMG in your GPS device.

Download OpenMTBMap_italy_setup (962 MB) for Windows for actual Garmin Mapsource version 6.16.3 or superior and Garmin Basecamp version 4.6.2. Install the map with altitude if you know to know where the routes climb up. Notice that when you send maps to your device they are usually put into gmapsupp.img. So if you don't want to loose your old maps make a backup of gmapsupp.img

Lern more about map download, tutorials, suggestions and compatibility at: openmtbmap.org

Cycling routes in Italy for roadies

You can draw and  plan your cycling routes across Italy on your desktop using the same maps as on your GPS.

These cycle routes shown prominently the streets differentiated by colour and size based on importance. Other maps show cycle routes instead of streets so that you don’t know what kind of street the route is on. Easy to spot roads type: paved or unpaved. Bridges and tunnels shown. Cycle tracks and cycle lanes shown. Arrows for one way streets.

Are you ready to experience the best cycling routes in Italy?
Happy cycling.

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