5 Apps you’ll need while riding a motorcycle in Italy

Be ready for the adventure!

When you make a motorcycle trip there are many things to prepare: documents, bookings, gear, itineraries, visits, etc… Nowadays there is a new factor that is absolutely important: have all the information you might need on your smartphone. Here below you’ll find 5 apps we recommend you to download before starting your motorbike adventure.

 

1-Google Maps:

Maybe there’s not much to say about it, almost everybody knows it and use it everyday. In my opinion it’s still the best map app. Remember to download the map of the area you are going to so you’ll safe mb’s and it will always work even in areas with poor coverage. I personally use it all the time, even in a normal daily use because of the real time traffic information. 

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2-Prezzi Benzina:

Literally “Fuel Prices”. Very useful in Italy for two reasons: 

  1. You’ll find the prices of the gas stations that are near you so you can safe money (sometimes there are huge price differences between gas stations in Italy)
  2. Often it is more important because when you have a few gas, you will find the closest gas station to your position, it saved me / my customers a couple of times!

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3-Storm Radar:

I knew about his app thanks to a customer. We were near the Lake Trasimeno and a storm was coming. Thanks to the app we knew when and where it was going to rain. We studied the situation and made a decision… at the end the rain found us and we got to the hotel completely wet, but it was fun! Anyway, I consider it useful in many cases, it will give you more information than just your personal feelings.

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4-Rick Steves Audio Europe:

If you are American you probably know perfectly him, but for me it was a great discovery! Some customers from LA showed me this app which is very nice and I loved it since the first moment. Basically it is very complete audio tours with many cities and monuments that we visit during our tours. Highly recommended to have more information regarding the places we visit.

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5-Relive:

A very simple and easy app that will produce an impressive result. It allows you to record the trip you are making and then it will produce a very nice video including maps, pictures you have made and information of the trip like total distance, elevation, maximum speed, average speed, etc. I love to use it for our video-souvenirs of our tours.

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Adrian
Adrian is a Spanish rider living in Florence since 2009. On this time he had the chance to ride his bike all around the Tuscan territory and also in other areas in Italy (his preferred after Tuscany are Sardinia and the Dolomites).

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