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I've used Google Maps for cycling in the US. So far it's been great - it gives you cycling roads and avoids the more "dangerous" roads, gives you a small graph of the hills you need to go through, works on the phone/watch etc. Hope that helps!
Google Maps has that capability. It is probably not the greatest in the world, but free, and many people have it anyway. After you have chosen you target and directions as usual, you can switch to different locomotion modes; car is on the very left (and the default), but there is also public transportation, pedestrian, bicycle, and plane. in addition you ...
Take a look at GPSies, people share routes there and you can find one fitting your criteria. You may also like to combine it with OpenStreetMap.org and Wikimapia.org to select the most appropriate route.
I've always quite liked http://cycle.travel - UK oriented but the map interface is OpenStreetMap based so can handle overseas as well. Website not an app, but may still be useful. It defaults to low-traffic-roads (calculated from known traffic data, not simply road classification) and includes a very useful height mapper display, so you can tweak a proposed ...
I use Strava for ride route mapping, and it works okay. Some local knowledge helps avoid possible pitfalls. It doesn't specifically avoid main roads, but the "use popularity" switch will favour roads where cyclists go. You can also "minimise elevation" if you would rather go around than over something. Example - here's our planned lunchtime route at work ...
For UK based routes (this is where I think you are, judging by your profile) you can use CycleStreets. It’s also available as an app on most phone platforms (Apple, Android, Windows Phone). Input your start and end points then when you get a route select the "Quietest Route" tab. That should give you either cycle paths or quieter roads.
Google Maps now has this feature built-in: Start navigating from your current location by car: Click on the search button: Select a pre-defined POI type or search for something else: Voila! You now have a list of locations to visit, as well as how much time the visit would add to your drive.
Similar to @rvs's comment, I have also used "Tripadviser"'s app which gives you such feature. Wherever you are, just go to the app and you can choose what kind of attractions, ... you are interested in. Although, since it is mostly based on reviews and feedback, it may not be so informative for all locations. By the way, watch out for the battery usage on ...
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