“RandoSmart” is an app for smartphones or tablets, which is customized to your individual route. Randosmart gives you your personal, detailed route description and GPS or geolocalization. All you need is a smartphone with a relatively new operating system (Android or iOS). The maps, points of interest and elevation profile can be downloaded at home and used offline on the trip. If you get lost, you will hear a warning sound on your phone. This way you are always on the right track.
RandoSmart helps you find your way effortlessly and safely on individual bike tours and hikes. Even in the middle of the Corbières or deep in the Ardennes – Massif you never get lost.
RandoSmart is a free, useful service for our individual travellers.
Check the settings of your smartphone to see if your device is Galileo compatible. It’s worth it!
Galileo compatible devices are more accurate than those that use GPS, Glonass or both. On average, it takes 16 seconds to locate a smartphone with Galileo compared to 46 seconds with the GPS system.
Galileo is the European satellite navigation system that currently owns 26 Galileo satellites in space, is expected to reach 30 by 2020, and has been in operation since December 2016. With the help of the Galileo satellites, as a mobile phone user in Europe you can access better navigation data. According to ESA, this will help provide a more accurate signal to make Galileo the best satellite navigation system in the world by 2020.
Indeed, the European system is two to three times more accurate than the GPS system (the accuracy is 20 centimer versus 10-15 metres). Another consequence is that smartphones integrating Galileo should be less affected by obstacles. The system is more effective for locations in dense areas (cities) or forests. This is a further advantage for the European system.
For those thirsting for Medieval Europe, the Albigeois region of southern France boasts preserved bastides, castles, and whole villages from the 11th and 13th centuries. Hike along well marked routes to see them at your own pace on this historical tour.
Embark on a beautiful bike tour along the Maas river in France and Belgium! Following the “Voie Verte” and the “Voie Ravel” from Haybes-sur-Meuse to Charleville-Mézières, discover lush green landscapes, picturesque towns and some of France’s most beautiful cycling paths.
Perfect family holiday on the Atlantic! This beautiful cycling tour in the bay of Arcachon offers a perfect combination of easy cycling stages, the accompanying scent of pine trees unique landscapes and bathing in the warm and calm sea. The scent of pine trees.
Self-guided hike on the Cathar trail: Discover Southern France’s beautiful landscapes and rich cultural heritage as you make your way from the foot of the Pyrenees to the Mediterranean, passing rolling vineyards, impressive mountains and the majestic Cathar Castles.
Self-guided bike tour along the Canal du Midi: Explore the beautiful canal and its impressive aqueducts, watergates and bridges between Narbonne, Carcassonne and Castelnaudary, and enjoy the laid-back life and culinary delights of Southern France!
Explore the unspoiled Cevennes landscapes in Southern France! Follow the beaten path, allowing you to explore secret routes just off the famous Stevenson Trail while leaning about the region’s history and legends.
Cycle through impressive landscapes and some of the prettiest medieval towns France has to offer, including Villefranche de Rouergue and Najac. The unique cultural programme includes mediaeval bastides, abbeys, churches and a route that takes you through the Lot valley and past the gorges of Aveyron.
This trip takes you on a bike ride along the southern French coast. Secluded lakesides and beaches to bathe in and quiet scenery for your enjoyment. Encounter locals and try regional cuisine on your journey from Bordeaux to Biarritz for a truly eco-friendly natural holiday in France.