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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
  • put "Video Maps" on your website
  • automatically generated directions
  • print and download options

Also for mobile devices...


Mobile Route PlannerYou can also use plotaroute.com on your mobile device without the need to download an app. Just go to www.plotaroute.com in your mobile web browser.

Read more in our news post about this.

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Latest News - Thursday 02 Jul 2015


Highlighting Bike Paths

Bike Paths KeyWe've just implemented another upgrade to our route planner, to help you more easily identify roads and paths that are good for cycling. In the top right corner of the maps, you will now find a new checkbox that you can use to highlight bike paths - simply tick the box and roads and trails that are known to be suitable for cycling will be highlighted on the map. This will include known regional and national cycleways, as well as roads with dedicated cycle lanes.

Also, as we now have a separate switch to turn cycle path highlighting on and off, we've changed the maps shown when selecting the "Paths" map type to exclude highlighting of cycle paths by default; all the paths are still shown on the maps but you now need to tick the Bike Paths checkbox to highlight any that are cycle paths. This new defalt Paths maps also highlights many waymarked trails that are great for walking.

You can see the key to the bike path highlighting styles used by clicking on the downward arrow next to the new "Bike Paths checkbox.

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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

Move Start Point

Move the start/finish of a circular route

Repeat a Route

Plots extra laps of a circular route

Repeat a Loop

Plots extra loops in the middle of a route

Combine Routes

Join together two or more existing routes

Plot With Waypoints

Plots a route using draggable waypoints

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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