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.
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...
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.
We often receive suggestions and ideas from users of the site for new or enhanced features. Since plotaroute.com was launched we've implemented dozens of suggestions from users and plan to continue to invest in enhancing the site on an ongoing basis. We try to focus on adding new features that we think will benefit lots of people but it isn't always easy to choose from the growing list that we have. So, to help us to understand which are the most popular requested features, we've now introduced a new Feature Requests section on the site where you can vote for the Feature Requests that you are most interested in.
We will try to prioritise the most popular Feature Requests if we can but this will also depend on other factors like cost and feasibility. Sometimes ideas need more discussion to understand the purpose behind them, so each Feature Request can be linked with a discussion topic on the forums where any comments can be shared.
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
Delete first/final leg to your house
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).
Hi! My name is John and I'm the founder of plotaroute.com. I'd like to firstly say a big thank you for visiting the site - I hope you are finding it useful. I'd also like to take this opportunity to make a personal request if I may.
In October last year my wife Beata tragically died of ovarian cancer at the age of just 41. In her memory I'm going to attempt to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for two amazing charities that did a great deal to help her during her cancer journey - cancer charity Yes to Life and the Princess Alice Hospice. If you are able to make a small donation to support my fundraising I would be very grateful - your donations will help people with cancer who are facing the most desparate of situations, where life has little hope, so it means a lot.
You can donate on my Kilimanjaro for Cancer fundraising page. I am paying for all my own costs so all the money raised will go to the charities. Thanks in advance for your support.