CoPilot Travel Tips: Top 5 Ski Resorts in Europe

It’s time to make most out of the winter! It may have been snowing even in the UK, but nothing beats hitting the slopes in the Alps. Here’s our top pick of the Ski resorts in Europe (but it was very tough to choose only five!)

1. Serfaus Fiss Ladis, Austria

This family-oriented ski resort is just a 1hr drive from Innsbruck.  The Serfaus Fiss Ladis resort provides fun for every family member: There are ski & sledding slopes and ski courses specifically designed for kids as well as beginner to expert slopes for parents.

Kinder_auf_SchlittenPhoto: Kinder-auf-Schlitten, Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, www.artinaction.de

2. Muerren, Switzerland

This traditional and pristine Alpine village lies in the midst of the vast Jungfrau Ski Region. If you are looking for a tranquil winter getaway from your everyday hectics and noise, this is the place to go and relax.

Skiing_Grindelwald First_001_by Jungfrau RailwaysPhoto:  Jungfrau Region / by Jungfrau Railways

3. Mayrhofen, Austria

The perfect place to get your winter party started, Mayerhofen not only offers a vast array of skiing and snowboarding fun, but will also provide you with plenty of music and parties once you step off the slopes. In case you want to dance the night away against the backdrop of the wintry Alps, why not visit the Snowbombing (http://www.snowbombing.com/ )music festival in April.

Fat Boy Slim // Volvo Snowbombing 2011Photo: Mayrhofen, Snowbombing in Mayrhofen 2011

 4. Alta Badia, Italy

This beautiful resort in the heart of the Dolomites is perfect for skiing, cross-skiing and snowboarding. Additionally, you will be able to enjoy delicious Southern Tyrol gourmet food and drink. Alta Badia is a wonderful all-round ski resort for every taste.

schneebedeckte-almhuettenPhoto: Schneebedeckte Almhütte, Alta Badia, http://www.altabadia.org/

5. Chamonix – Mont Blanc, France

Ever wanted to visit one of the Alps’ most legendary ski resorts and take a glimpse at the highest mountain in Europe? Then you could travel to Chamonix in France and experience the adventurous side of winter sports such as ice climbing, extreme skiing and even wingsuit flying all within short distance of the Mont Blanc massif.

mountain-86357_1920Photo: http://pixabay.com/en/mountain-snow-mont-blanc-86357/ , CC License

We hope you liked our little list! If you know even better resorts, please do tell us here in comments or come to say hello on FacebookGoogle+ or Twitter.

Safe travels!

Turn Your CoPilot Pink to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

Why to do an ice bucket challenge when you can turn your CoPilot pink in October to support Breast Cancer Awareness? October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and monuments all across the world are turning pink … and now you also have a chance to turn your CoPilot pink for a good cause.

Our Android and iOS customers wishing to support the cause are able to do so by downloading our pink Awareness theme via in-app purchase for £ 0.69 / € 0,89 / 0.99 US dollars in “Settings” -> “Themes” -> “Awareness”

We will donate the net proceeds to Breast Cancer Care and we be sharing the donations in https://www.justgiving.com/copilotlive (US net proceeds go to National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund. ) Of course, our commitment does not stop in October, but we will keep on giving the net proceeds to Breast Cancer Awareness as long as people download the Awareness theme.

For our fans traveling this October, here are also our 10 picks of the monuments and buildings starting to turn into a shade of pink for the cause:

1.Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai, U.A.E.

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2.Eiffel tower in Paris, France

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3.Niagara falls in Canada

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4. Palazzo Marino in Milan

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5.Jablonowskich Palace in Warsaw, Poland

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6. Sky Tower, Auckland, New Zealand

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7. The White House in Washington D.C, USA

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8. Concert hall in Amsterdam, Netherlands

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9. Colosseum, Rome, Italy

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10. Gateway Arch, St. Louis, USA

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Important cause and beautiful pink monuments – if you are driving near these locations this month make sure to drop by.  For more information and advice about the disease please visit:  http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/news/media-centre/breast-cancer-awareness-month-press-pack/breast-awareness

We wish you a wonderful October and would like to thank everyone who donated!

CoPilot Travel Tips: best places to visit this spring

It is spring and time to travel! Or at least time to plan your upcoming summer holidays. The CoPilot team has put together a list of our favourite places to visit in Europe, which we hope will serve as an inspiration!

It is also the perfect time to get CoPilot sat nav with offline European maps to avoid roaming costs when navigating abroad: for a limited time you can save 20% off the regular price of our Europe sat nav apps.  SAVE NOW >

Here are our top spring travel destinations:

Lake Como – Italy

Lake Como in Italy (45.809179, 9.083923) is the must-see place this spring with its beautiful scenery, refreshing lake and amazing food.

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Gardens of Claude Monet – France

If you are driving through France, don’t miss the famous gardens of impressionist painter Claude Monet in Giverny (49.0753, 1.533705) – beautiful!

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Salinas de Torrevieja – Spain

Looking for something different? Then drive off to the Salinas de Torrevieja in Spain (38.009300, -0.699873). The water of the lake is pink, thanks to tiny algae that live in the salt water. Ah and there are plenty of pink flamingos out there too!

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Øresund Bridge – Sweden/Denmark

If you are planning a trip to the north, or coming down to South from Scandinavia, don’t miss the Øresund Bridge connecting Denmark and Sweden (55.583524, 12.794434) Part of the bridge goes underwater to let ships pass, meaning that you drive down in the water and then come out on the other side. Impressive engineering!

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Hotel Äscher-Wildkirchli – Switzerland

In every season Hotel Äscher-Wildkirchli near Appenzell, Switzerland (47.289476, 9.4142) is one of the most beautiful places to stay! Enjoy the amazing scenery and refreshing air.

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Cappadocia – Turkey

With its subterranean cities, cave houses, and enchanting landscape, Cappadocia in Turkey (38.651466, 34.844658) is one of the most extraordinary places on the planet.

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We hope you like our list of top destinations in Europe and if you are planning to visit these breathtaking places this spring, let us know how your trip went on our Facebook, Google + or Twitter pages.

And of course – whether you drive to the destination or rent a car, don’t forget to pack your offline sat nav with you.

Safe travels!

CoPilot Insider Tips – Summer Holiday Special

It’s August and many of us are heading on well deserved holidays. Here at CoPilot we are also getting on a summer holiday mood and therefore have this month collected you few interesting tips for the holiday travel. We hope you like them!

Before your travel, please:

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  • Make sure your app and maps are up-to-date
  • Download all the map regions you need before you go. If you have an European app, you don’t actually have to download ALL the European maps, but to save precious space in your mobile/tablet, you can pick and choose the maps you need. For example if you drive from Manchester to Marseille you only have to download maps of UK+IE and France, and if you drive from Berlin to Rome, you only need DACH + Italy. After the trip you can delete the maps you don’t need anymore and enjoy the freed space. Just go to My CoPilot -> My Maps
  • Search POIs to find the nearest ATM, restaurant, petrol station and more wherever you are going.
  • Plan your route and enter all the addresses and POIs such as attractions, hotels and restaurants beforehand. Thanks to our trip optimisation feature, you don’t actually have to add all your stops in order, but just by clicking “Options” -> “Optimise stops” we will reorder them to give you the most practical route. By selecting “Save” you can also save your trip in advance
  • Set directions in your own language if driving in a foreign language speaking country
  • Check your data connection settings to avoid roaming charges if travelling abroad and data charges at home
  • Pack a car charger for the road trip
  • Check traffic reports before you leave
  • Sit in the car, open your CoPilot and enjoy the drive!

We wish you a wonderful holiday and hope you have a relaxing drive wherever you are heading to!

Want to see more CoPilot Insider tips? Check this out:

https://blog.copilotgps.com/uk/category/tips-tricks/