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

Plot and share your routes

Accurately measure walks, runs and bike rides,
with directions and elevation profiles

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Save routes and share them with friends with a free account

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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

Quick start video...

Top Rated Routes

Rate The Best Routes

Help other people to get the most from the routes on by giving a rating to routes you've tried and by sharing your comments.

Click the INFO symbol on the route map to rate or comment on a route.

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Latest News

Mobile Route Player - Wednesday 23 Apr 2014 LATEST

Mobile Route Player on iPhoneWe're excited to bring you the news about our new Mobile Route Player, designed for viewing routes from on mobile devices.

Built on the route player design we use for our animated embedded maps feature, the Mobile Route Player gives you a mobile-friendly route map as well as access to all the main features from the desktop site, including elevation profiles, directions, downloading, printing and sharing  routes. It also includes a GPS location  feature, which you can use to ensure you don't get lost when following new routes.

There's nothing you need to do to start using this new feature - whenever you look at a route from a mobile device the Mobile Route Player will be used by default. And if you want to switch to the desktop site at any time, you  can easily do this by clicking on the logo or the route name in the Mobile Route Player.

Here's an example: Mobile Route Player : East Quantoxhead Coastal Circuit

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Route Planning Made Easy 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).


Check out our forums for more info and chat about

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

What people are saying about

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

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..." "Planning your ride just got easier with"
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:"
Steve by   "I have tried this and it is absolutely brilliant, so I have forwarded the link to my club."