Making Routes Made Easy

Free worldwide route planner for outdoor pursuits
including walking, running and cycling


Plot and share route maps with directions and elevation profiles

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Looking for the best route planner for walking, running and cycling? - Best Route Planner for Walking, Running and Cycling 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, on roads, paths and trails.

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!

Search Over 500,000 Routes Worldwide

We have a database of over half a million cycling routes, running routes and walking routes, mapped by outdoor enthusiasts in all corners of the globe. Trail routes, road routes, hilly routes, flat routes - there are lots to choose from. Search now to find ideas for new routes near you.
Need more inspiration? Check out these routes that are popular on right now....

Many great features...

Our advanced online route planner has lots of great features to help you plan and share your routes.

  • automatic route plotting
  • off-road routing on foot/cycle paths
  • Google Street View and Google Maps
  • directions generated automatically
  • detailed elevation profiles
  • gradient highlighting on route maps
  • advanced route editing
  • upload routes from other apps
  • download GPS files
  • automatic sync with Garmin
  • embed route maps on your website
  • easy social sharing options
  • print maps direct to PDF
  • print maps over multiple pages
  • annotate maps with labels & symbols
  • create routes incorporating detours
  • show multiple routes on one map
  • plot radius maps - how far can you go?
  • get an ETA for any point on the route
  • share photos with your routes
  • create challenge trackers
  • trace over other routes
  • split and combine routes
  • keyboard shortcuts
  • custom abbreviations for directions
  • route tagging to group your routes
  • database of over 0.5 million routes
  • it can even make routes for you!

Register now to try out these and many other great features.

Quick start video...

Want a demo to help get started? Watch our route planner in action...

We have a number of other tutorials available. Visit our tutorials section to see the full list of tutorial videos.

Also for mobile devices...

Mobile Route PlannerYou can also use on your mobile device without the need to download an app. Just go to in your mobile web browser.

Watch our video tutorial for a demonstration of our popular mobile-friendly route planner.

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Route Planning Made Easy has lots of great plotting and editing features to help you to plan routes quickly and easily.

Back To The Start

Plots the shortest path back to the start

Same Route Back

Plots return leg of an
out-and-back route

Rejoin Route Home

Plots return leg via a selected point

Delete Section

Deletes a selected range of points

Replot Section

Replot a section of the route

Measure Section

Measures a section of the route

Reverse Route

Switches the start
and end of the route

Move Start Point

Move the start/finish of a circular route

Repeat a Route

Plots extra laps of a circular route

Repeat a Loop

Plots extra loops in the middle of a route

Shorten Route

Delete first or last parts of a route

Plot a Detour

Plot a swappable detour on the route

Reduce Points

Delete superfluous points on the route

Combine Routes

Join together two or more existing routes

Split a Route

Split a route into two or more routes

Plot With Waypoints

Plot a route using draggable waypoints

Trace a Route

Trace over one or more existing routes

Make Me a Route

Plots suggested routes for you!

You can find our more about some of these route planner features in our tutorial videos.

Google Street View on

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

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:


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