There are 15 new bike routes available on Bike Labyrinth, although, perhaps we shouldn’t call all of them bike routes, since one of the routes is your typical route. During this route you won’t be cycling from the usual bicycle saddle, but from a very special front row seat in the train! This train route will take you through the flat scenery in the Netherlands.
Since 2011, we’ve been cycling all over the world to record special and unique places, including real ambient sounds. Usually we prefer to do this on a bicycle, to ensure everything looks and feels as realistic as possible, but unfortunately this isn’t always possible. For example, our CEO Ella filmed a route through the countryside of Java, where she had to race over a terrifying bridge on her bike. In hindsight, walking would have been better (or maybe even skipping this route). Or one of our Account Managers, Tako, who had to walk through Civita di Bagnoregio in Italy, because it is prohibited to cycle there. Besides, our video team can’t resist trying something new every now and then, especially after recording more than 600 routes on their bikes.*
Our Route Coordinator, Timothy, spends quite a bit of time thinking up, planning and sketching new routes. Now that we have established almost 200 routes in the Netherlands, you can cycle through most of the Dutch highlights on Bike Labyrinth. In the Netherlands we are very fond of cycling, which is widely known. But something you might not know is that Dutch people (including many Bike Labyrinth colleagues) also travel by train on the daily. Inspired by our country, Timothy decided to hurry to the station, asking if Bike Labyrinth could come along for the ride.
Luck was on his side as he managed to find one of six train drivers who have permission from the Dutch Railways to record on the train. Our Route Coordinator discovered @Spoor_Meester Paul on YouTube, a train driver who has been boarding the train at Arnhem and traveling through the Netherlands for many years. He films videos with his GoPro for his own YouTube channel and he welcomed us to come and record this route with him. But if one train route isn’t enough, you can check out his videos on his YouTube channel! Although we can reveal that this will not be our last train route…
Our very first train route is available for download as of today with Bike Labyrint Secure or Unlimited, and we have to say, we’re quite proud! The route starts at Utrecht Central Station and takes you to ‘s-Hertogenbosch. During this route we have incorporated the moments of choice, but since it’s a train route, it’s a bit different. Where you normally choose between turning left or right, you choose between continuing to the final station or fast-forwarding to Geldermalsen station. It’s up to the cyclist whether they cycle the entire 45 minute or occasionally skip a part.
Are your clients, patients or residents not used to traveling by train? Don’t worry, there are 14 other new routes available as well! And not just any routes. Make sure to try the beautiful route along the Colosseum in Rome, Italy or visit the Dead Sea in Jordan. Check out all new routes available for download below.
Haven’t downloaded a route before? We’ll walk you through it. Go to your Bike Labyrinth and make sure you have a mouse connected. Go to Settings by clicking on the gear icon in the top right corner of the screen. Make sure you have the latest version of Bike Labyrinth before you start downloading new routes. You can find your current version on the bottom right. Don’t have version 4.4.0d? Update by clicking on Update. On this page you can also check if you are connected to the internet. Still offline? Connect Bike Labyrinth to the internet first.. Once your Bike Labyrinth is online you can click on the button Check for update. If an update is needed you can now click on Install update. Now you can download new routes without a worry.
Continue downloading routes by returning to Settings. Next, click on Downloads. If your Bike Labyrinth is online you will see an overview of routes that are available for download. Need a bit more help? Check our instruction video with subs here..
*Curious about our special routes? Try the following routes: Dolomites, pedal boats in Amsterdam, on the back of a dromedary through the Sahara or with a drone through Corsica. Or go to www.bikelabyrinth.com/routes and choose 'Special routes' as the theme for a complete overview.