Adventure Cycling offers GPS data that you can download and use on a GPS device, smartphone, or tablet. Use it with the paper maps of the Adventure Cycling Route Network to improve your navigation, both on and off the route.
We are improving this GPS data to offer Adventure Cycling Route information in track format for higher accuracy and compatibility across multiple devices; and to make service points easier to use.
During this transition, there will be two types of GPS data:
Tracks and service points (NEW): These are the new and improved files. The tracks are high resolution navigational paths following Adventure Cycling Routes that will display as a line on your device. When GPS is turned on, an indicator will show your location in relation to that line. The service points for these new files have been reformatted for easier use, and now contain additional contact information. They still feature the same services that are close to the route and listed on the physical maps. The new files are available for a growing list of routes, including:
Bicycle Route 66
Idaho Hot Springs (IHS)
Routes and service points: These are the legacy files. The route points still represent Adventure Cycling Routes, but as points at turns along the route without a line following the intended roads. And the service points have not yet been updated to the new and improved format. These are available for the remaining routes that have not been converted to the new format yet:
Adirondack Park Loop
Allegheny Mountains Loop
Grand Canyon Connector
Great Divide Canada
Great Divide Mountain Bike Route
Great Rivers South
Green Mountains Loop
Lake Erie Connector
Lewis & Clark Trail
Underground Railroad (UGRR)
Utah Cliffs Loop
Adventure Cycling Association strives to keep its digital data up to date. However, features are continually changing, so the data may not reflect the most current condition. You are solely responsible for safe navigation and the prudent use of this data.
See our FAQs on tracks and service points to answer common questions.
If you still have questions, visit the GPS Forum to share your experience, ask questions, & discuss digital navigation topics. Fellow riders and Adventure Cycling staff members participate in these forums.