September 28, 2014

Paris - Nice, Maps

At least a few readers have as much fun with maps as I do, so here are the maps I traced on Ride with GPS for my Paris-Nice ride. They are always a pretty good approximation of the routes I actually used. Sometimes they are exact, sometimes not. From time to time I intentionally altered my route on the day of the ride. From time to time I made unintended alterations.

In 2013, my Atlantic to Mediterranean ride also used Ride with GPS. Then I found they often overstated the actual mileage and climb. This year, after changing their software, the numbers were acceptably accurate, with mileage usually slightly understated. I am confident of the mileage that my bike computer records, though not of the climb.

If anyone has a favorite, or disliked, mapping program it would be fun and informative to learn what other riders use.


Fontainebleau to Joigny



Joigny to Vézelay




Vézelay to Autun




Autun to Cluny




Cluny to Bagnols




Bagnols to Vienne




Vienne to Crest




Crest to Nyons




Nyons to Malaucene





Malaucene to Sault






Sault to Tallard





Tallard to Barcelonnette




Cime de la Bonnette




Barcelonnette to Entrevaux




Entrevaux to Nice




Nice to Menton