"How far did I run?", "How big are the hill climbs on my bike route?", "Where can I find new places to run off-road?", "How can I get turn-by-turn directions on my Garmin?"
plotaroute.com is a free worldwide route planner, with many advanced features specifically designed to help you plan and measure walks, runs, bike rides or any other outdoor pursuit.
plotaroute.com is funded by advertising but if you prefer an ad-free experience, we also offer a PREMIUM Membership option, which displays no adverts, has higher usage limits and other benefits. Find out more...
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Plot and share route maps with directions and elevation profiles
plotaroute.com is used in over 190 countries across the world and has excellent reviews. It is very easy to use with many advanced features, making it it simple to quickly plot and share great looking route maps for your walks, runs or bike rides, or indeed any outdoor pursuits.
The route planner can can be used on desktop computers, tablets and mobile devices, and a mobile-friendly version of the website makes it easy to access all your routes on the move.
You can print route maps, download GPS files and share your routes on social media. You can even display your routes directly on your own website or blog, with our unique interactive video style maps.
Standard Membership is free so why not register now and give it a try!
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.
Watch our video tutorial for a demonstration of our mobile-friendly route planner.
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We're very pleased to announce another exciting new feature for our Premium members - a new option in the route planner to highlight roads and paths that are likely to be suitable for road/racing bikes.
The new Road Bikeable map layer has been developed uniquely for plotaroute.com using surface and access permission data from the OpenStreetMap project. It is currently in BETA mode and coverage is still developing, but if you know of a road or path that is suitable for riding with a road bike that is not shown on the Road Bikeable map layer, you can update the attributes for this road or path yourself using the OpenStreetMap editor (see our guide on contributing to the Road Bikeable layer for more details). Any updates you make should normally appear on the Road Bikeable map layer on plotaroute.com within 7 days.
Once the Road Bikeable map layer has been selected in the route planner, suitable roads and paths will be highlighted on the map in grey. You can then use this, together with other features available on plotaroute.com like Google Street View, when planning a new route for a bike that doesn't have off-road tyres.
We've also taken the opportunity to simplify access to all map layers like this by combining them under one menu with all the base maps and we've made it easier to access the OSM Cycle Maps base map, by adding this as a new option.
If you're currently a Standard member and would like to find out more about other features like the Road Bikeable map layer that are exclusively available under Premium membership, please visit our Membership Options page.
Finally, we'd like to extend a special thank you to everyone for supporting the site over the last year and we wish you all a very happy and healthy 2019.
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 or last parts 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 How To menu above).
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You can also get more advice and help on our Forums.
One of the important things to consider when planning a new route, is how suitable the roads are for the activity. Are they safe enough to navigate on foot? Do they have cycle lanes? Do they have pavements or sidewalks? Are they very narrow or busy? Google Street View helps to answer these questions and is available to Premium users of plotaroute.com.
Our Split Screen feature enables you to see both the map and the Street View at the same time. This gives you a ground level view of the road as you plot your route. To see the Split Screen feature in action, take look at this demo video: