plotaroute.com offers free route planning tools tools for plotting and sharing route maps for walks, runs, rides and all outdoor activities anywhere in the world.
To get started, create a free account or click the Plot a Route button.
plotaroute.com is funded by advertising but if you prefer an ad-free experience, we also offer an AD-FREE subscription option. Please create a free account first to take out this option.
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QUICK START - This tutorial will show you how to get started with the plotaroute.com route planner and how to use the basic features. View tutorial...
PLOTTING OUT AND BACK ROUTES - This tutorial will demonstrate how to save time plotting an out and back route.View tutorial...
MAKE ME A ROUTE This tutorial shows you how to use the Make Me a Route feature, which can automatically plot suggested routes for you. You just need to say where you want to start and how long you want the route to be. View tutorial...
EDITING ROUTES This tutorial shows you some quick and simple ways to make changes to your routes. View tutorial...
MOBILE ROUTE PLANNER This tutorial demonstrates the main features of our mobile route planner. View tutorial...
Map and measure your walks, runs, bike rides
and more, with directions and elevation profiles
Save routes and share them with friends with a free account
Our route planner has lots of great features to make route planning simple.
You 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.
Watch our route planner in action...
More videos under the Tutorials menu.
Here's a selection of routes that are currently popular on plotaroute.com.
We'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.
plotaroute.com has lots of great plotting and editing features to help you to plot routes quickly and easily.
Plots the shortest path back to the start
Plots return leg of an
Plots return leg via a selected point
Deletes a selected range of points
Replot a section of the route
Measures a section of the route
Switches the start
and end of the route
Move the start/finish of a circular route
Plots extra laps of a circular route
Plots extra loops in the middle of a route
Join together two or more existing routes
Plots a route using draggable waypoints
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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