plotaroute.com is a free online route planner designed to make it easy to map, measure and share routes you've run, cycled or walked.
To get started, create a free account or click the Plot a Route button.
Please tell your friends about plotaroute.com. Use the share buttons here to share a link to plotaroute.com or the Share symbol on the map to share a route map.
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...
Accurately measure your walks, runs and cycle rides,
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 are very excited to announce the launch of another major new feature on plotaroute.com - the Route Profile Tool.
The new Route Profile Tool gives you a detailed analysis of the elevation profile for your route, with options to download, print and share the profile chart and the underlying elevation data. A comprehensive range of sliders and buttons give your control over the way the route profile is calculated and plotted, with options to filter out short bumps and to smooth the profile by sampling elevation readings less frequently. Detailed analysis of sections of the route is easy to do using the Section Selector slider and you can resize the map and chart panels to get a close up of the information you want.
Labels can be added to the chart to show key points along the route like the highest point or longest uphill section and you can even add your own custom labels - for example, showing water stations if your route profile is for an event.
It easy to share your route profile with our social sharing buttons and you can download it to an image or PDF file, for use on your own website or printed material if you wish. Or you can simply share a direct link to the Route Profile Tool with your chosen settings.
There are various links to the new Route Profile Tool thoughout plotaroute.com, including the main Route Information page for each route. Look for this link: Route Profile Tool. Just one final note, if you are plotting a new route you will need to save it first to view it in the Route Profile Tool.
To see an example have a look at the route profile for East Quantoxhead Coastal Circuit.
Have fun checking out those hills!
Update : We've just added support for vertical labels on the route profile chart and have fixed a few bugs that we've picked up.
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
Plots extra laps of a circular route
Plots extra loops in the middle of 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).
Hi! My name is John and I am the founder of plotaroute.com. I'd like to firstly say a big thank you for visiting the site. You being here is what makes it all worthwhile! The idea for plotaroute.com was conceived in 2012 and around 2 years later the website was launched on 1st January 2014. We've had some amazing feedback since the launch and now tens of thousands of people are using it every month. However, it's still relatively new, so please do tell your friends about it, as we depend a lot on recommendations to spread the word.
I'd also like to take this opportunity to make a personal request if I may. I know that there are probably very few people reading this whose lives have not been touched by cancer in one way or another - almost 50% of us are now expected to get cancer at some stage in our lives. But right now cancer is a battle that my partner Beata and I are facing. I met Beata when she was 37, but just one year into our relationship, our happiness was cruelly snatched away when she was diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer, a disease that normally affects people over 60. Beata is a kind, loving and generous person, who doesn't deserve to have this cross to bear, but cancer can be cruel and indiscriminate. Sadly, she's been told that state funded treatments can probably only extend her life by a few years; however there are privately available treatments in specialist cancer clinics that offer more hope. So, we're trying to raise the money we need for these. We've set up a fundraising appeal with the help of cancer charity 'Yes To Life'.
I know that everyone has their own battles to face in life, but if you are able to help in any way that would be great. Please visit Beata's website - on there you will find out lots more information about ovarian cancer and how Beata is trying to fight it.
Beata's website address is: www.MidLifeCancerCrisis.com