Install a bike map for Garmin GPS device of the Northern Italian Lakes

Before starting your bike trip, install for free the map.
If you are biking with a Garmin GPS or a compatible device, you can install the map (73 MB) of Northern Italian Lakes onto your device that can guide you on the roads around Lake Maggiore, Varese, Lugano and Como.
We downloaded it from the website Velomap.org. We uploaded it in our Garmin GPS devices, then we tested it on our roads. It correctly runs.

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

In this case roadie-LNIBT.img  (57 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-LNIBT.IMG doesn't work. You have to rename the file (from ROADIE-LNIBT.IMG in GMAPSUPP.IMG) and to overwrite the old file GMAPSUPP.IMG in your GPS device.

Learn more: Velomap.org

Varese map

Downtown Varese map

What's the Northern Italian Lakes map like

We’ve found that the map is typically better in towns as they are updated much more frequently, whereas Garmin maps tend to be more accurate in unpopulated areas. Across the board, Garmin maps are more likely to be consistent but you obviously have to pay for that luxury. However we haven't found a real different between Openmtbmap and Garmin map. Chech the compatibility with your device.

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