Attention: Viewranger has been switched off!
The instructions below are therefore outdated - the Viewranger app has been replaced by Outdooractive. But don't worry - Outdooractive also has extensive map material for offline storage on your smartphone! However, a PRO membership is required for this. All information about the functions and prices of the PRO membership is available directly on the website at Outdooractive.com.
Viewranger (Instructions are outdated!)
The Viewranger app offers a wealth of functions, including a whole range of chargeable and free maps. From our point of view, the following map, which can be used free of charge, is a very good choice for hiking and outdoor activities: The OpenCycleMap is based on the OpenStreetMap project and was originally designed for cycling. OpenCycleMap is at least as good to use for hiking: on the one hand because of the contour lines shown and on the other hand because bike paths, footpaths and hiking trails are also shown in dashed lines.
Tip: To get a feel for the quality of the map material, you should explore a familiar area on the map. It doesn't necessarily have to be a hiking area: Even if you live in the city, you can discover many interesting details with OpenCycleMap: passageways and backyards, pedestrian paths in parks, short cuts and much more.
In the View Ranger app, OpenCycleMap can be set with three clicks, starting from the main view: