"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 excited to bring you news of yet another powerful new feature on plotaroute.com - Abbreviated Directions.
You can now create your very own custom list of abbreviations to be used when producing directions for your routes. Shorthand versions of common phrases can be set up, making directions easier to read and also better for display on small screens like cycle computers and other GPS devices.
Replace "Street" with St", "Turn sharp left" with "Sharp L", "Head northwest onto" with "NW on". You can easily see how lengthy directions can be quickly converted to make them easier to use on the move.
Any abbreviations you set up will automatically apply as you plot new routes. You can also retrospectively apply them to any of your existing routes. To access your abbrevations, click on the new "ABBREVIATIONS" button in the Directions panel of the route planner.
The new Abbreviated Directions feature is available on both the desktop and mobile route planners for both Standard and Premium members, although different usage limits apply (please see our Membership Options page for further details on this).
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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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: