Top apps for Mountain Biking

Mountain biking apps can increase your off-road enjoyment, excitement and achievements. If you’re new to the sport, or searching for some online inspiration, we’ve appraised the app-stores and perused the platforms to bring you our selection of the best mountain bike apps around.


Strava is a simple enough app that has revolutionised the way we ride. The Android and Apple app enables you to record your rides, providing details on climbing, average speed and distance covered. What’s more, it allows you to get social. You can see how you compare with others, check out rides and riders and challenge for honours on your favourite segments.

Strava makes cycling social, and we love it. It’s one of the best free cycling apps around, and top of the list for a reason.


Is it a bike app? Well, it’s a superb safety app, and that’s what matters. what3words uses sophisticated geo-location technology to generate a unique three-word code for any location across the world. If you’re an intrepid explorer or just safety-conscious, this free app could prove to be a lifesaver.


The Trailforks app allows you to download detailed trail maps which you can use offline. As well as route-finding information, you’ll get the latest on the trail conditions and status to keep you safe while cycling.

The app features trails across 90 countries, and with literally hundreds of thousands of miles of cycling routes, you’ll never get bored of exploring with Trailforks. And every mile you ride, you’ll be contributing to the app itself, making it better for everyone. It’s the best cycling navigation app we’ve found.

Met Office

The Met Office app provides real-time, accurate weather forecasting to help you plan for your rides. Rain, wind, snow, or shine you’ll know about it first with the Met Office weather app for Android and Apple phones.

Map My Ride

If you want to track your rides without all the stress of Strava, then Map My Ride is an ideal alternative. You can record distance, duration, speed, and calculate calories burned with the free MTB app, with all data safely stored within the app itself.

GoPro App

Riding with a GoPro enables you to capture everything. The GoPro app puts you in control of the footage, allowing you to check out previews of your rides, as well as edit and add effects. Once you’ve got the perfect video, you can share it on socials from your phone, all without ever having to go near a computer.

Bike Doctor

Every mountain bike rider should know how to diagnose and fix the common problems you may encounter on a trail. From a dodgy derailleur to a chewed-up chain, the Bike Doctor app provides simple and straightforward guidance on how to tackle the easy (and not so easy) bike jobs.

OS Maps

The Ordnance Survey maps are widely regarded to be the most detailed and accurate around, and they’ve moved into the digital age with both Android and Apple apps. You’ll need to pay to download the exact mapping data you need, but it’s a worthwhile investment. While we can’t guarantee you won’t get lost, if you do, you’ll have everything you need to find your way back again (if you can read a map, that is!).

Google Maps

If you’re running Android, you’ve probably already got this on your phone, but if not, it’s an essential download. As well as off-road routes and rides, you can use it as a GPS, which can prove handy when trying to track down a trails centre or unfamiliar route start-point.


Komoot provides reliable route-planning for mountain bikers. You can choose from a selection of pre-programmed rides or enter your start point and end point and let the app do the work. It’ll do its stuff and create a route to your specifications. Perfect for inspirational outdoor adventures.