PS: The problem can be narrowed down to this: The game is waiting for the enter key to be pressed. The iPad/iPhone touchscreen fails to imitate that input. So the game doesn't start. When I use a clip-on keyboard and hit enter, the game starts without problems.
The funny thing is that most games get beyond that point without problems even on the iPad, just a few (including the aforementioned "no destination" and its sequel "the last days of our castle") get stuck. I don't know when these games were published, maybe it's a problem of an older version of Bitsy?