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What Tourstart is all about?

Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 11:07

Tourstart - explore the world on a motorcycle

Ever thought about where to go for a motorcycle ride? and ever wondered how to get there?

So, if you have a motorcycle and enjoy explore the world and ride on some great motorcycle roads, you can get a lot of inspiration on Tourstart. 

Just to make a quick overview, this is what you can expect on Tourstart:

Motorcycle route transfer to

Tourstart Transfer - transfer route to any gps

Sunday, March 12, 2017 @ 07:24

Tourstart Transfer

Tourstart has developed our own software to be intalled on a computer for easy download of motorcycle routes to a Garmin, TomTom, Harley Davidson RoadTech and BMW Navigator.

Install option 1) Downlink and install

Download the latest version of Tourstart Transfer


Install option 2) Download from Tourstart

After you have found a tour, you just need to press on the "Tourstart Transfer" in the "Dowload GPS data. Then you will be asked to install Tourstart

Android - ride planner and navigation

Friday, March 6, 2015 @ 14:22

Tourstart Android app

Tourstart has developed an Android app to motorcycle riders, which you can read more about here. This FAQ will give a brief overview of the unique features and how this is linked to the functions on the

The unique feature of the app is the full integration with the web page. You create one account, on either the web or app, and then this is used to log into both the app and web. Hereby you have access to all content on Tourstart on both platforms, and when creating a ride on the web it is instantly available on the app - and visa versa.

With the high integration level between the tours, private tours, ride planner and navigation on the app,

iPhone and iPad app for motorcyclists

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 @ 19:57

Tourstart iPhone app

Tourstart has developed an iPhone app, which you can read more about here. In this FAQ we will explain the most common features in the motorcycle app which we have developed. 


Make your choise. Here start your motorcycle ride, where you can choose between the content on Tourstart. Spin the  selector and click on your  choise, then you will be taken direct to the content you want.

Turn-by-turn navigation

Tourstart has the first app in the world

iPhone app - User Manual

Friday, August 1, 2014 @ 07:21

User Guide for Tourstart iPhone app

Tourstart has made this User Guide of the motorcycle iPhone app which will guide you through the main functions and answer questions in the FAQ. 

Subject of the User Guide

Even Tourstart have developed an intuitive app which is easy to use, it is always handy with a User Guide in order to assure the motorcyclist gets the full benefit of the app. In the user guide you will be able to get hints about:

iPhone app - transfer motorcycle route to gps

Saturday, July 12, 2014 @ 06:16

Motorcycle route transfer from iPhone/iPad to a gps

Many motorcyclists use an iPhone or iPad, and bringing them on the holiday tour. Then the question occur, whether it is possible to transfer a motorcycle route from the iPad to the gps. This is not possible. We are sorry, but this is a decision made by Apple, and there is nothing we can do about to change that.

Why is it not possible

On the computer,  the Garmin Communicator or TomTom HOME is used to transfer the route directly into the gps, and both software programs cannot be installed on the iPad nor the iPhone.

I need an alternative - so how do I then get the

iPhone app - change between km and miles

Saturday, June 28, 2014 @ 06:59

How to change distance between kilometer and miles on iPhone app

The Tourstart iPhone app for motorcyclists are developed to be used world wide, why it is necessary to change the distance measurement between kilometer and miles. This is done in the following way.

Select Profile on the selector

Select profile settings

Scroll down and click on "Units"

Select kilometer or miles

iPhone app - change language

Saturday, June 28, 2014 @ 18:56

How to change languages on the iPhone app

The Tourstart app is international and covers all motorcyclists all over the world. For this reason the app has been translated to several languages, so it is possible to use it on the language which fit each user best.


Garmin - which Garmin's can I use on Tourstart?

Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 11:07

Which Garmin GPS can be used on Tourstart

To be sure that you can import motorcycle tours - buy a motorcycle GPS.... However, other devices do also function. Please note, we have not tested all, it is partly a list made by Garmin and partly by Tourstart. No guarantee from our side. If you have any doubt, do not hesitate to ask us on

Garmin Zumo:

Transfer to Garmin GPS

When transfer a motorcycle

Garmin - how to access routes

Sunday, December 21, 2014 @ 06:33

After transfering a route from Tourstart, you only need to find it on your Garmin before you are ready to start your motorcycle and enjoy the ride. This FAQ covers Garmin GPS models:

Garmin - manual transfer of a route using gpx data

Sunday, September 13, 2015 @ 11:33

Manual transfer of a motorcycle route to a Garmin using GPX data

On Tourstart you can transfer a motorcycle route to a Garmin by installing the Garmin Communicator and with a single click transfer the route to your GPS.

In case you will like to make a manuel transfer to you Garmin GPS, you can follow this procedure.

  1. Find the tour you will like to have on your Garmin
    On the tour you click on the "Download GPX data"

  2. Download the GPX file to your computer
    Here is a screen shot using FireFox browser to download the motorcycle route in GPX format

  3. Find the

Navigon - which Navigon units can I use?

Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 11:07

Can I use any Navigon GPS device on Tourstart?

We have not tested Tourstart on all Navigon units, but normally the Navigon GPS can handle import of motorcycle routes via Navigon Fresh.

Navigon - how to transfer a motorcycle route

Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 11:07

How to transfer a motorcycle route to my Navigon

First step is to install Navigon Fresh. This free software from Navigon you just need to install once, then you can transfer any motorcycle routes and tours from Tourstart by a single click. 

Click on the picture to be diverted to Navigon web page for download.

How to get the GPS data to the Navigon 

Have a look on this instruction video how to transfer a motorcycle tour to a

TomTom - which TomTom's can I use?

Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 11:07

Can I use any TomTom on Tourstart?

Most TomTom GPS units can handle import of motorcycle tours as they have the Itinary function. There are two groups of TomTom units, using each type of TomTom software:

Why should I install TomTomHOME?

You can use TomTomHOME to partly update your device with maps and of course easy transfer of routes from Tourstart to your TomTom.

How to install TomTomHOME

Click on the logo below, and you will be directed to the download section.

TomTom - how to transfer a motorcycle tour

Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 11:07


See the video how to find a motorcycle route and transfer it to your TomTom GPS device. You are guided and show what to do - and all it takes is to have TomTom HOME installed on your computer and then just plug in the GPS into the USB of your computer.

TomTom 40/400/410 - MyDrive

TomTom - Mac and transfer a motorcycle tour

Monday, May 16, 2016 @ 20:21

TomTom Rider 40/400/410 - MyDrive Connect

This FAQ is for Mac owners.

The transfer of the routes needs special software as the Mac cannot see the TomTom Rider as an external drive. The problem is in the TomTom software as this does not work well with the Mac, but this Android File Transfer software solves the problem.


  1. Install MyDrive Connect by clicking on the link
  2. Install Android File Transfer
    This only needs to be done one time.
    Link to the Android File Transfer

Tour - create tour

Friday, February 1, 2019 @ 04:52

When den created tour is to be saved on Tourstart, you have different options:

Further, you must insert minimum one picture for public tours. Here you need to pay attention on using pictures from the internet or other webpages, as they are per default protected by Copyright. Ask the owner of the picture and you will find most people are kind and will give you permission for the use.

Please note - the best picture are taken by you as they re more personal and we might  be so lucky to see you and your motorcycle on the picture.

PRO - Time and distance between points

Sunday, January 4, 2015 @ 16:35

Ever needed to know the riding time between the points in you route?

This is now possible with Tourstart Pro, where you can see exact riding time and distance between start-via-end points in your motorcycle route. 

If you need to meet some fellow motorcyclists at a certian point and and at a certian time, then it is valuable to know the riding time and distance to the meeting place. Or perhaps you have book a table at your favorite restaurant, and need to be there on time?

Then you simply click on the Pro feature "Time and distance between points" and you will get this information.

The motorcycle route consists of the start-via-end points, as this is your fixed points on the route. Then next is to

Difference on a route on Tourstart and on a GPS

Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 14:02

Tour is showed different on Tourstart and on gps

When making a route on Tourstart it is done by adding some start, via or end points on the map. Between those points a route is made and this is where the difference can occur. On the map system Tourstart is using the way of calculating which route to ride is made on one way. 

When transfer the route to a Garmin, TomTom, Navigon or any other motorcycle gps, the route is basically some

Avoid highway when making a motorcycle route?

Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 11:07

Can I automatically avoid highways when making a route plan on Tourstart?

Not by default. Here is the explonation. When a route on Tourstart is to be calculated between two points, a standard algorithm is used. Let us call this algorithm "Type 1 - with highway". Then you add some points and the standard algorithm "Type 1 - with highway" is used. This algorithm is more or less similar to the standard algorithm used by Garmin, TomTom, Navigon and other manufactures of motorcycle GPS.

So there is no problem to make a tour on Tourstart contaning of a lot of start, via and end points, as both Tourstart and your GPS device understand by default each other as they both use "Type 1 - with

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