1024px AppleMaps logoGoogle Maps has featured detailed cycling directions for almost a decade now, and with the arrival of iOS 14, Apple Maps is finally introducing its own.

The steps below show you how to make use of the new cycling directions in Apple's Maps app. If you have an Apple Watch running watchOS 7 or later, you can receive the directions you select right on your wrist, for easy at-a-glance navigation.

Note that at the time of writing, cycling directions in ‌Apple Maps‌ are limited to New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Beijing.

  1. Launch the Maps app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap the search field and type a place or address you want to go.
  3. Tap Directions.
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  4. Tap the bicycle icon, second to right in the row of transport options.
  5. You can use the toggles below the suggested directions to avoid hills and/or busy roads.
  6. Tap Go to start the turn-based directions.maps

Before you tap Go, Maps charts any elevation changes along the suggested cycling route and gives the total climb, distance, and the approximate time it takes. ‌Apple Maps‌ may even suggest if you should take a flight of stairs to save time.

Top Rated Comments

zorinlynx Avatar
24 months ago
Why does this have to be a feature that requires a new iOS release? Much of the Apple Maps infrastructure is server-side; you'd think they could just push this to everyone.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Lucas284 Avatar
24 months ago
Why is this a tutorial?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alexandr Avatar
24 months ago

Why is this a tutorial?
because engagement. because ads.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
johnnyenv Avatar
24 months ago
Anyone else thought this was the iOS14 Beta 3 Alert?....
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JohnStrass Avatar
24 months ago
Not helpful regardless. I don't understand why g maps or Apple Maps can not actually find good safe bicycle routes. Good maps will just send you on a route that is OK for bikes but maybe dangerous. The Maps should be able to tell which routes are "preferred" by actual bicyclists rather than those for which bicycles are able to drive
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
adrianlondon Avatar
24 months ago
iOS 14: How to Get Cycling Directions in Apple Maps

1) Live in San Francisco
2) Close the app and ask someone

https://mashable.com/article/apple-maps-ios14-cycling-bike-routes-bad/
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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