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Monday, February 15, 2021 @ 15:12

Tourstart background image on your computer

Download the background image and use on your computer and constantly remind yourself of the most fantastic motorcycle tours just waiting for you. 



Here is a quick guide how to change the background:

Tourstart - what is it 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 exploring the world and riding 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:


Tour - create tour

Friday, February 1, 2019 @ 04:52

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

Further, you must insert at least one picture for public tours. Here you need to pay attention to 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 pictures are taken by you as they are more personal and we might  be so lucky to see you and your motorcycle in the picture.

Tourstart Transfer - Installation guide

Sunday, October 25, 2020 @ 20:23

Tourstart Transfer

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

Tourstart Transfer is for both MS Windows and Mac computers.



Install Tourstart Transfer

Download the latest version of Tourstart Transfer


Tourstart Transfer - Transfer motorcycle route to any gps

Sunday, March 12, 2017 @ 07:24

Tourstart Transfer

Tourstart Transfer works like a shopping basket.

Here you add motorcycle tours you want to transfer. You can add as many motorcycle trips as you want to, and then make the transfer one time only, so your motorcycle route planning can begin. 

In Tourstart Transfer you will see different tabs. The content of those tabs are:


Download tours using Tourstart Transfer

After you have found a tour you shall press on the button "Add to download" and the tour will be added for

Tourstart Transfer - Download GPS files

Sunday, October 25, 2020 @ 20:23

Download of GPS files

You can select which GPS file type you want to download by pressing "More download options". Then you select which type you prefer and this will be transferred to your computer.

File types you can select to download to use on your motorcycle GPS are:

The files are downloaded to your computer. Standard the files are placed in the "Download" folder unless you have chosen another file folder.

App - Android & iPhone application

Saturday, September 5, 2020 @ 16:44
App - Android & iPhone application
Tourstart has developed an app for both iPhone and Android dedicated to motorcycle riders. In this FAQ you can read more details about the unique features and how the app is linked with the functions on the web page - www.tourstart.org
The unique features
The unique features of the app are 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 vice

App - Share a motorcycle tour

Monday, September 7, 2020 @ 18:51
It is possible to share a tour in different ways with your friends on
With the "Share" function you can quickly share a motorcycle route with all your friends. Hereby they can get inspiration where to ride or have the same tour on their Tourstart app as you have, when you are about to go on a joint motorcycle ride.
Here shown on an iPhone.
Find the tour you want to share. Then press on the "Share" icon.
After pressing on the "Share" icon you will get some different choices for sharing the tour.

App - Landing page

Monday, September 7, 2020 @ 18:59

The standard page to be shown when you open the app is the "Selector". Many users will like to go directly to their preferred page - called the "Landing page". 

When you are logged in on the app, you can define which landing page you prefer when opening up the app. Hereby you will go directly to the section of the app which is of your main interest.

The choices of the "Landing page" are:

Just just select your preferred landing page in the "Settings".

Here shown how it looks on the iPhone. Very similar approach is to be followed on the Tourstart Android app.

Press on the "More" in the lower right corner and you will see the below screenshot  where you then select "Landing page".

Press next to the preferred landing page. 

App - Create tour; remove points

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 @ 10:08

When creating a motorcycle trip on the app, it might be necessary to remove some of the points as a natural part of creating the most optimum route.

By opening the right panel, you will see the list of points. The right list is opened when pressing on the arrow shown. Hereafter you press on the red minus icon and you can remove the point from the list.

App - Create tour; edit order of points

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 @ 10:06

When creating a motorcycle tour on the app, it might be necessary to change the order of  some of the points as a natural part of creating the most optimum route.

By opening the right panel, you will see the list of points. The right list is opened when pressing on the arrow shown. Hereafter you make a long press on the shown icon and you can move the point up or down on the list.

App - Create tour; move point

Monday, September 28, 2020 @ 04:33

When creating a tour on the app, it might be necessary to move a point. Hereby you can correct and optimize the route so you can get a fantastic motorcycle ride.


Here an example of a route


If you want to move a point, then make a long press. Then the point is released from the map, and you can move it to any position you want to. 


When you have found the desired position, then simply release the finger from the display of the phone, and the point will stick to the map. 

App - Start on a route a random place

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 @ 13:12

After having found a route it is possible to either navigate to the start point of the route or enter the route on a random place. 

The function to start riding the motorcycle route becomes valuable if you make a stop and turn off the navigation on the SmartPhone or you have found a route you just want to partial ride.

First find the tour you want to ride.


After pressing on the "GO" button you are asked whether you would like to navigate to the beginning of the route or not.


Here is shown how it looks like if choosing "Yes", so you will be navigated to the beginning of the route.


If you chose "No" then the route is shown on

App - How to capture a screenshot

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 @ 13:30

When using the Tourstart app or web page on the SmartPhone or tablet there might come some questions or comments. 

We are always very happy to answer and help. As to give you the best service, it will be very useful to have a screenshot where the problem or question originates from. 

Each phone has its own way of capturing a screen shot. Here are a few. You can always search on the internet for how it is done on your specific phone.



Screen shot of this Samsung Android is done by simultaneous pressing "Power" and "Volume"


iPhone 11

On the iPhone 11 you have to press on "Power" and "Volumen up" simultaneous.



Garmin - which Garmins 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 info@tourstart.org

BMW Navigator:

Transfer to a Garmin GPS

To transfer a motorcycle

Garmin - transfer route to a Garmin GPS

Sunday, February 7, 2021 @ 11:05

Transfer motorcycle route to a Garmin Zumo

Here is a video how to transfer a motorcycle route to a Garmin GPS using the "Tourstart Transfer" software. 

Garmin - Wireless transfer from a tablet or phone to a Garmin Navigator

Sunday, September 6, 2020 @ 06:05
It is possible to transfer a route wireless from your tablet or phone to those Garmin GPS devices which can receive tours using the wireless technology. 
The video - which is made by Ole who is a dediceted Tourstart user - shows you which steps you have to go through, and it is important to notice that you can use your standard Tourstart PRO – “Transfer GPS” subscription for this. This subscription you will be able to achieve on www.tourstart.org/pro.
Open your browser on your tablet or phone and go to www.tourstart.org. Then you are ready to 

Garmin - Transfer from an Android tablet or phone to a Garmin GPS

Sunday, September 6, 2020 @ 06:05
A dedicated Tourstart user - Kim - has kindly helped us make this FAQ where he shows you how to transfer a route from his Samsung Android phone to a Garmin GPS. 
Using this method you can always be sure to transfer a route when you are out of home on a motorcycle trip or motorcycle vacation. 
To enable the download of the GPS files you only need to have the "Tranfer GPS" subscription which you will be able to achieve on www.tourstart.org/pro.
Also with this subscription you can download GPS files from your computer. Just log in with the same credentials on your phone and

Garmin - wireless transfer from Smartphone/tablet to GPS

Saturday, June 20, 2020 @ 09:27

Here you can see how to make a download of a file to your mobile phone or tablet and transfer wireless to a Garmin GPS.




Garmin - manual transfer of a route using gpx data

Sunday, September 13, 2015 @ 11:33

Manual transfer of a motorcycle route to a Garmin & BMW Navigator in a few steps.

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

  2. Download the route on your computer
    Once you have found the tour(s) you want to download, you can proceed with:
    -Click on the transfer icon in the header on www.tourstart.org
    -Select the route(s) to download
    -Open "More options"
    -Click on the Garmin icon. Now the download will automatically start.

  3. Find the GPX file on your computer

    Find the route file on your computer.
    Typically the downloaded GPS files are in the "Download" folder on your computer unless you have chosen another file destination.

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