Free online route planner
for walking, running and cycling
Free cycle route planner, running route planner, walking route planner

Plot and share your routes

Accurately measure your walks, runs and cycle rides,
with directions and elevation profiles

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Great features...


Our route planner has lots of great features to make route planning simple.

  • large uncluttered map
  • automatic route plotting
  • off-road routing
  • "Make Me a Route" function
  • foot/cycle path maps
  • easy route editing
  • upload from Garmin GPS devices
  • "Locate Me" option
  • automatically generated directions
  • print and download options

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Quick start video...


Watch this video for an introduction to our route planner.

More videos under the Tutorials menu.

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  • Matrix

    Matrix Cycles supply super light-weight carbon bicycle frames, wheels and components of the highest quality. They also build and ship globally, fully bespoked bikes and tandems to clients' individual specifications including a number of past and present world champions.

    Visit them at:
    www.matrix-cycles.co.uk


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Latest News - Monday 01 Sep 2014


Launch of plotaroute.com Mobile Site

plotaroute.com Mobile Route PlannerAfter months of development we are delighted to announce the launch of the plotaroute.com mobile site, designed for smartphones and smaller tablets. Offering most of the features available on the desktop site, the new mobile site lets you plot, share, find, print and download routes from your mobile device. Our long-term aim is to offer anyone, anywhere the ability to plot and share routes on any suitable device - this is our next step towards this goal.

The mobile site has a familiar feel to the desktop site but with a mobile friendly interface and smaller page sizes for faster downloading over mobile networks. And, with its app-like interface, the new mobile route planner offers virtually all the features of its big brother, but packed into a much smaller device.

A key consideration in the design of the mobile route planner was ensuring that plotting routes was simple and accurate on a small screen. As most smartphones have touch screens, and finger tips don't make very accurate pointers, we have taken a completely new approach to interacting with online maps. Rather than click on (or touch) the map to plot points, our crosshair feature let's you effectively 'fire' points at the map - just aim and shoot! And, taking this one step further, our unique Plot on Drag feature automatically 'fires' points every time you drag the map, making it very quick to plot routes on a touch screen device.

When you access plotaroute.com on a mobile device we will try to detect your device and automatically redirect you to the mobile site. You can of course switch back to the desktop site if you wish - you'll find a link to do this at the bottom of the page. You can also manually switch from the desktop site to the mobile site using the new Mobile Site link at the bottom of every desktop page, and you can access the mobile site directly by entering the following address in your web browser:

www.plotaroute.com/mobile

As always, we welcome any feedback you might have. Please also let us know if you come across any bugs that we didn't pick up during testing.

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Route Planning Made Easy


plotaroute.com has lots of great plotting and editing features to help you to plot routes quickly and easily.

Back To The Start

Plots the shortest path back to the start

Same Route Back

Plots return leg of an
out-and-back route

Rejoin Route Home

Plots return leg via a selected point

Delete Section

Deletes a selected range of points

Replot Section

Replot a section of the route

Measure Section

Measures a section of the route

Reverse Route

Switches the start
and end of the route

Repeat a Route

Plots extra laps of a circular route

Repeat a Loop

Plots extra loops in the middle of a route

Make Me a Route

Plots suggested routes for you!

You can find our more about some of these route planner features in our video tutorials (see Tutorials menu above).

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Check out our forums for more info and chat about plotaroute.com

Here's a selection of topics from our 'How Do I...?' forum:

What people are saying about plotaroute.com


Here's some of the fantastic feedback we've received since we launched plotaroute.com

London Cyclist "This is by far the easiest GPS route plotting site I've ever found, so I thoroughly recommend it."
Dave on "Best route planning site by a country mile..."
road.cc "Planning your ride just got easier with plotaroute.com"
Paul by   "I just signed up for "plotaroute" and I must say it is by far the most intuitive, easy to use, and complete bike route mapping program I have used."
Tony by   "What a brilliant product..."
Christian on "A thing of beauty: plotaroute.com"
Steve by   "I have tried this and it is absolutely brilliant, so I have forwarded the link to my club."