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Alpe-Adria Radweg Motor-rail service & routing

28 Jul 2017
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The Alpe-Adria Radweg (CAAR) involves a short section on a motorrail service in order to avoid a steep mountain pass. 

Although it's marked as a cycle route, doesn't follow this route and sends you on a 150km diversion over the mountain pass instead:

The motorrail is marked as a cycle route on OSM (, so not sure why the routing is taking such a large diversion? 


Fri 28 Jul 2017, 21:22

Because doesn't route over railways, simply put! It's on my list to look at but it's not a trivial change - currently we have 24 road types or so; this will be a 25th but that has knock-on effects on all the routeplanner code. 

Sat 12 Aug 2017, 12:02

Thanks for the comment Richard - I thought that maybe because it was marked as a cycle route it might be handled differently to a 'regular' railway. 

Would be great if you could look into this but given there are probably very few places where this is an issue I doubt it's that important - will just have to use BaseCamp for this stretch!