Making Routes Made Easy

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


Plot and share route maps
with directions and elevation profiles

  • PLOT
  • FIND

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.

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!

Great features...

Our route planner has lots of great features to make route planning simple.

  • auto-plot options
  • off-road routing
  • foot/cycle path maps
  • Google Street View
  • easy route editing
  • upload routes
  • download GPS files
  • "Make Me a Route" option *
  • put 'Video Maps' on your website
  • auto-generated directions
  • easy social sharing options
  • print maps over multiple pages

* Desktop site only

For a quick introduction, watch our
Mobile Route Planner Video Tutorial.

Latest News
Tuesday 08 May 2018

Custom Turn Arrows

We're pleased to announce a number of changes designed to help with the management of route directions for individual routes.

Firstly, we added in the ability to change the default turn arrows generated when you plot a route. These are chosen automatically based on the shape of the route, but you can now override them if you wish when editing the directions.

New option to select a Turn Arrow

Secondly, we've introduced a new option to display turn arrows on the map, so that you can see at a glance where all the important turns are. You can easily toggle the display of these turn arrows in the same way as you can for symbols, labels, direction arrows and distance markers. And, if you have turn arrows displayed, these will also be shown when you print a route map or when you download a route map as an image file.

Show Turn Arrows on route maps

Next, to assist with navigation of routes on GPS devices, we've amended the route directions to automatically add a FINISH at the end of the route. This also means that the print outs with directions will now include an ETA for finishing the route, if you have the Timer feature turned on when printing it.

Lastly, we've amended our GPX download feature to make use of the full Garmin symbol set. Previously a waypoint was created for each of the directions with the default Blue Flag symbol, but now if you've chosen a symbol in the route planner to associate with one of the directions, a corresponding Garmin symbol will be used for the waypoint in the GPX file, provided that a matching symbol exists. The Garmin symbol set is fairly limited though, so the Blue Flag will still be used where a corresponding Garmin symbol is not available.

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Route Planning Made Easy has lots of great plotting and editing features to help you to plot 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

Delete Homestretch

Delete first/final leg to your house

Combine Routes

Join together two or more existing routes

Plot With Waypoints

Plots a route using draggable waypoints

Make Me a Route

Plots suggested routes for you!

For more information, check out the video tutorials on our desktop site.

NOTE: Some features are only available on the desktop version of the website.

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