Frequently Asked Questions


About the routes

The routes are generally suited to all types of cars, motorbikes, and bicycles.

The routes are also suitable for vans and small campers (e.g. VW California). Larger vehicles might also be able to navigate most of the routes, but their size wasn’t taken into consideration during planning. Therefore, it must be expected that challenges will arise on the narrow and twisty roads.  

The routes primarily consist of single-lane and two-lane country roads. Some routes include less well-maintained roads or (decent) gravel roads. If these are included it is usually because they are incredibly scenic and it would be a shame not to include them. It will be mentioned in the route description if gravel roads are included. Gravel roads are also clearly marked on the maps, and it will be clear to see how to avoid them. 

You should note that I LOVE twisty roads. If you drive a vehicle that has trouble navigating such roads, you might find my routes frustrating. However, you can still find loads of inspiration in my books to plan your own routes and roadtrips.

I try to avoid the roads with the worst surface quality. Every route is rated for the quality of the road surface. A score of 3 out of 5 should be acceptable to most. Routes with a score of 1 or 2 out of 5 are best avoided with hardcore sportscars, sportsbikes, or delicate classic cars. Please keep in mind that road surfaces change over time, for better or worse. I take no responsibility for the condition of the roads after publication of my roadbooks. 

Gravel roads are only included when they are exceptionally scenic and if they are in good condition. In most cases, they can be avoided with a slight detour. If any gravel roads are included in a route, this will be mentioned in the intro and clearly marked on the map. 

In any case, you can rest assured that the majority of roads in my routes will be very enjoyable to drive (or ride) in most vehicles. Just adapt your speed to the circumstances, and enjoy your time on the road! 

Most routes are made for people who love to be involved in the act of driving or riding. In general, the routes avoid the main roads. Therefore, they don’t offer efficient transport from one tourist attraction to another. In this situation, I can recommend the more mainstream road trip books from Eyewitness Travel and Lonely Planet.

That said, the 360 ROADBOOKS provide loads of valuable input for a more mainstream road trip. They provide a clear overview of sights, activities, hotels and restaurants in a given area, not to mention many beautiful pictures. The books can be used as a source of inspiration for all types of road trips and bike-packing journeys. 

The primary criterion for deciding which areas to include in my roadbooks is enjoyment on the road. 

It takes countless hours to research and photograph each route, so I focus on the areas with the highest potential for an unforgettable day on the road.

The same logic applies to the roads. An exceptionally engaging and beautiful road will be included, even if it requires a detour.
On the other hand, main roads with lots of traffic will only be included if they are exceptionally beautiful, or if there is no other suitable alternative. 

I aim to include a variety of roads in each route. Some roads will be wide and with gently flowing corners, others will be narrow and twisty. Some roads run through dense forests, open fields, or along the water. Some roads can be taken at speed, others will require a slower pace.

It should be noted that the routes in my books reflect my personal opinions. I include the roads and areas that I believe are the most enjoyable. Not everyone will agree with my selection. You are very welcome to contact me if you feel that I have overlooked a certain area or road, so that I can (re-)consider them for future reprints or new editions.

The Points of Interest (POI) in my books are a partial list of things to see and do in a particular area. It is a personal selection based on what I think like-minded enthusiasts and their travel companions will enjoy. In general, I try to mention all major Points of Interest in the vicinity of the routes. 
I intentionally leave out some (minor) POIs, so there is room for discovery. To me, discovering new and unexpected things is a key ingredient for every road trip.

You are very welcome to contact me if you feel that I have overlooked a certain POI, so that I can (re-)consider it for future reprints or new editions. 

 

I try to limit the number of recommendations to 2-5 per route. After all, the main focus of my books are the routes. Including recommendations in every price range is outside the scope of my books. I am aware that many excellent hotels, campsites, restaurants, and cafés will not make it on my list. 

Therefore, I limit my recommendations to interesting, well-reviewed, and memorable restautants and accomodations that will become part of an unforgettable roadtrip experience. 

I visit at least some of the recommendations myself, but I also rely heavily on reviews from others. So, if you know of excellent places to stay or eat in the areas I am working on, please feel free to share these with me! 

Because the recommended restaurants and accommodations are often exclusive, well-reviewed, and almost always popular, many of these places are on the higher end of the price scale and might require booking well in advance. 

I highly recommend sites/apps like Tripadvisor, Hotels.com, Booking.com, and Google.com if you want an alternative to my recommendations. These sites/apps are great for finding places to stay and eat – also last-minute. I use them myself on almost every single trip. 

If you are planning to spend the night in a van, camper, or tent, I recommend finding the best places to stay on the Park4Night app. 

Navigating the routes

All roadbooks released after 2023 come with GPX navigation files and direct links to Google Maps. You can access the download page by scanning the route’s QR code or by entering the direct link below the QR code. 

Navigation via Google Maps might be the most convenient option for many people. Due to waypoint limitations in Google Maps, most routes are divided into several parts. Just click the links on the download page to start navigating. Please keep in mind that the Google algorithm might change the route depending on the current traffic situation. Google might also suggest several alternative route options, that are not part of the official 360 ROADBOOKS route.

The GPX files will allow you to navigate the route in its entirety using apps made specifically for passionate motoring enthusiasts and road trippers. These apps often include additional functionality that is appreciated by people like us. Many of these apps require a paid subscription. You can also load GPX files into navigation devices from companies like Garmin and TomTom.

Personally, I like to load the GPX files in a free app called Maps.Me. The navigation functionality of Maps.Me is limited, but the route and your current location are clearly shown on the map. I really enjoy the combination of old-fashioned map reading and modern practicality. Taking detours and exploring alternative roads is a breeze when using this app.

Roadbooks released after 2023 come with direct links to Google Maps. Most routes are divided into several sections to stay within the waypoint limits imposed by Google. Download the Google Maps app to use these direct links.

For additional functionality and uninterrupted navigation, please use the GPX files. To load these GPX files correctly, you need a suitable navigation app that can handle complex routes with >25 waypoints. For up-to-date recommendations, please visit:

WWW.360ROADBOOKS.COM/GPX

NOTE: The GPX files do NOT work as intended in Google Maps, Waze, and Apple Maps! 

DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS CAN BE FOUND ON WWW.360ROADBOOKS.COM/GPX

 

BASIC INSTRUCTIONS: 

1. Download a navigation app that can read GPX files or tracks. Up-to-date recommendation can be found in the detailed instructions linked above. 

 

2. Scan the QR code for the route you want to drive (if that doesn’t work, download another QR code app, or enter the link below the QR code into your browser manually). 

 

3. Download the GPX file. In the 360 DANMARK book you will get a pop-up that will allow you to save the GPX file to your device. In books released after 2023, you can find the GPX file on the route navigation page that opens after scanning the QR code. 

 

4. Locate the GPX file you saved on your device. They are usually downloaded to the default folder for your device. On IOS, open the ‘Files’ app and find the downloaded GPX file in the ‘Recents’ folder. The name of the app and folder might be different depending on language settings and operating system. 

 

5. Select the file and choose to open it in the navigation app of your choice. On IOS, the icon for this option looks like a box with an arrow pointing upwards. 

 

6. The app should open and load the route, exactly as displayed in the book. If not, your app might not support the required number of waypoints. I recommend downloading one of the apps mentioned in point 1.  

 

7. You should now be ready to start navigating the route in your navigation app. Have fun! 

 

 

EXPERIENCING CHALLENGES? I HIGHLY RECOMMEND TAKING A LOOK AT THE DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS HERE: 

WWW.360ROADBOOKS.COM/GPX

Still have challenges? Please feel free to contact me via e-mail; info@360roadbooks.com. 

It is a known issue that some phones / QR code scanners have trouble reading the QR codes. In this case, I recommend that you try scanning the codes at different distances and lighting conditions. If that doesn’t solve the problem, please download a different QR code scanner via your app store. 

All QR codes have been tested on several telephones prior to publication, so I guarantee that they are functional at the time of the book’s release. Due to technical reasons, I cannot guarantee that the QR codes will remain functional over time or that they will work on your specific telephone. 

If you cannot scan or do not want to scan the QR codes, it is also possible to manually go to the address linked to the QR code. The address is stated below each QR code and can be entered manually into the browser of your choice. 

Unfortunately, these popular navigation apps limit the number of waypoints that can be included in a route. Therefore, they cannot handle the complex routes in my roadbooks. 

This is not a defect in the routes. On the contrary! The complexity of the routes is what ensure that you get to experience all the best roads, without getting directed onto boring roads, highways, or into busy cities. 

By simplifying my routes to suit the requirement of these apps, the routes will get distored and the experience will be a lot less enjoyable. 

I recommend loading the routes into navigations apps that can handle this complexity. Up-to-date recommendations can be found on WWW.360ROADBOOKS.COM/GPX  

Roadbooks released after 2023 include direct links to load the routes correctly in Google. The routes are divided in shorter sections where required. 

Shipping & returns

We ship world-wide. Shipping rates are visible in the online shop prior to ordering. Please note that several shipping options are available for your purchase, i.e. with or without insurance. If no shipping options are available for your country, you are welcome to contact us for a shipment quote.

An order confirmation is sent to the e-mail address you provided, immediately after your payment has cleared. When payment has been cleared, the order will be processed and prepared for shipment within 2-3 business days. 

As soon as your order is ready to ship, you will receive a shipping confirmation with the tracking number. 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SHIPPING CONFIRMATION WITH TRACKING NUMBER IS SENT BY OUR FULFILLMENT PARTNER IN GERMANY. Please keep an eye out for an email from BONUM LOGISTIK GMBH. Sometimes these e-mails arrive in the spam folder.  

Please notify me immediately if you haven’t received your tracking number within 3 days after placing your order. 

As soon as your order is ready to ship, you will receive a shipping confirmation with the tracking number. 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SHIPPING CONFIRMATION WITH TRACKING NUMBER (if applicable) IS SENT BY OUR FULFILLMENT PARTNER IN GERMANY. Please keep an eye out for an email from BONUM LOGISTIK GMBH. Sometimes these e-mails arrive in the spam folder.  Please notify me immediately if you haven’t received your tracking number within 3 days after placing your order. 

By entering the tracking number on the homepage of the courier (typically DHL), you can track the shipping status of your order. Usually, this provides an indication about where your order is. 

It is possible to return an order under specific circumstances. Please see our Returns and Complaints policy.

You can see your shipping options during checkout. Please notice the differences in price, insurance, and tracking. All of our shipments are typically sent with DHL. 

If you choose shipping WITHOUT insurance, 360 ROADBOOKS cannot be held liable for the shipment after it has been handed over to the courier. The risk is entirely yours. 

You can read more in our shipping policy

You can find more information about the process that must be followed in our Returns and Complaints policy.

Payment

You can pay with most credit cards, PayPal, and with several local payment services. Unless you are a business customer and purchase 10 or more books, it is not possible to pay after receipt of the products.

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Yes, payment by PayPal is now possible. 

Other questions

I will announce new releases and ongoing projects in the 360 Roadbooks newsletter and on social media @360nuerburg and @360roadbooks on Instagram and Facebook. You can find a sign-up form for the newsletter on the bottom of the main page of this website. 

Unfortunately, this is usually not possible. The company that prepares the shipments is located in Germany, while I am located in Denmark. 

It is possible to pick up a personally signed copy at my office address in Dragør, Denmark. If you are interested in this, please send me an e-mail and we will arrange something 🙂

No, at the moment I don’t sell my books on Amazon. I currently have no plans to change this. 

On the main page of our webshop, as well as on every product page, you can see flag icons indicating the languages included in each book. 

The 360 NÜRBURG and 360 NÜRBURGRING books are written in English and German. Both languages are included in the book. There are no separate English or German versions. 

The 360 DANMARK books are written in Danish and English. Both are included in the book. 

Most of our future releases will be written in English and German. 

At the moment there are no plans to get the book translated and published in other languages.