The Roulard



 The Roulard
The hikers' website

Platform for Hiking Assistance

This Platform was designed by hikers. It is free and freely usable by all. It allows to create points of interest, create and view itineraries and chat with hikers.


A website dedicated to hikers

The idea began to germinate in 2009 during my cycling to Vienna by the EuroVelo 6 (EV 6). 2250 km during which a support site for hiking was well worth me...

How many times have I stopped in a squalid corner to picnic while an area laid expecting 500 meters away? How many times have I been going door to door begging for water when a drinking fountain was a few pedal strokes? How many times did I have to eat the leftovers lost deep in the countryside, while a grocery store was open in this small village crossed there are 5 minutes away and in which I would never have suspected that there was a trade open on Sundays?

I have done other bike journeys from, be it in Ireland, Saint-Jacques de Compostela, in Brittany, Vendee etc., and a hike to another, from a conversation the other, I realized that he needed a website to simplify the life of hikers and more livable travels. Whether it's hiking, a boat trip, a round the world bike or a simple family outing, we always need to identify, drinking, eating, to protect or sleep!

The Roulard is born of these reflections. After a development year, he finally emerged. Sure, it has expanded over time, but its primary purpose was never lost sight : simplify hiking daily and allow everyone to feel safe at any time, regardless its activity and wherever it is.

If you want to participate in this adventure, you are welcome! More we will have content more we will be helpful to hikers community.

I participate | I follow | I like | I help




The Roulard is a Community Plateform for Hiking Assistance. It allows to create points of interest, create and view itineraries and chat with hikers.

The preferred channel to report bugs or discuss the Roulard are group facebook (LeRoulard) and twitter (@RandoRoulard) account. You can also communicate by email to contact(AATT)leroulard(DDOOTT)com.

Nous sommes à la recherche de traducteurs pour traduire la version française vers d'autres langues. Si vous êtes intéressé, n'hésitez pas à nous contacter sur contact(AATT)leroulard(DDOOTT)com.

Help us...

The Roulard is developed, hosted and maintained by volunteers.

If you want to help us ensure proper operation (domains, hosting, etc.), or simply thank our days and nights spent without hiking trying to provide you quality service, do not hesitate! We are passionate, but far from being millionaires ;-)

So you are warmly invited to make a donation with PayPal or, if you are providing hosting service, to offer us hosting your machines.

In all cases, the main source of help is in your participation in the project and the quality of your contributions. So do not hesitate to go hiking so the Roulard can accompany you for a long time!


Here is the list of projects used by the Roulard :

NoSQL database

Languages​, Frameworks & Tools

System & Hosting

Thank translation tools and people who took the time to check their results manually :

Automatic translation

Translations proofreading

  • Italian translation Alice Nué
  • English translation Elodie Saracco
  • German translation Hélène Martin-Brelot

Finally, thank to Richard Stallman for the GNU project, to my girlfriend Vanessa Le Rolle for her good ideas and her support, and my company Easter-eggs and colleagues/friends for... just about everything!


Unlike other sites offering a free service, you are not considered here as a commodity or as a product, and nothing unethical is done with your actions, your position and the data you create on the Roulard.

The personal data entered about creating your account are not communicated to any third party. Your email is only used when others want to contact you (but never displayed to other than yourself) and to send you items related alerts that you have decided to follow and a new password password if forgotten.

Public data associated with markers and tineraries are likely to be seen, commented and improved.

Passwords user are encrypted prior to storage in the database. In this way, neither the directors nor any intruders who would have access to the data Roulard are able to exploit.

When you delete one of your markers or path while others participated (comments, photos ...), it is proposed to abandon to meet these contributions conserving. In this way, another will take ownership to ensure maintenance.

When you delete your account, itineraries and markers are considered orphans can be adopted by another hiker.

Emmanuel Saracco, 2014 - 2016
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