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Virtually Cycle the Alps on Your Android Tablet


unnamed Cycling the Alps is a new Android app version of the popular website of the same name. Cycling the Alps offers dozens of virtual tours of the Alps just as you would see them if you were on a bicycle tour of the Alps. You can take Google Earth tours of the Alps on the app. The app allows you to change base maps that you view as you tour. Additionally, you can play games in which you are the rider and you have to navigate your way through courses in the Alps.

To utilize all of the features of Cycling the Alps you do need to have Google Earth and Google Maps installed on your Android tablet.

Cycling the Alps could be a fun way for students to explore the geography of the Alps. Cycling the Alps includes a profile of the elevation gains and losses throughout each tour.

H/T to Google Maps Mania.

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