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OUTDOOR
ROUTE PLANNING
MADE EASY

Bespoke routes. Created instantly.
Measured accurately.
Shared easily.

Plot a Route

4 WAYS TO CREATE ROUTES

  • POINT AND
    CLICK

    Traditional route
    planner gives you
    full control to
    plan your route
    in detail

    Create a Route
  • CHOOSE
    WAYPOINTS

    Choose places
    to visit and
    let us work out
    the routes
    between them.

    DESKTOP SITE
    FEATURE
  • MAKE ME
    A ROUTE

    Tell us how long
    you want your
    route to be and
    we'll create 10
    for you!

    Create a Route
  • UPLOAD
    A ROUTE

    Import a route
    you created on
    a GPS device
    or another
    application.

    Create a Route

PLAN WITH FORESIGHT

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Check road surface, hills and Google Street View to plan routes suitable for your activity

 

WORLD CLASS MAPS

Some of the best
recreational maps
in the world

  • OpenStreetMap (Trails)
  • OpenStreetMap (Cycle)
  • Ordnance Survey
  • AccuTerra

EXPLORE WITH CONFIDENCE

Go where others have
already been
Search over one million
routes and trails
worldwide

MAKE CHANGES
WITH EASE

Tap into an extensive
range of powerful
route editing tools

  • MERGE

    Combine two or more routes into one

  • SPLIT

    Split one route into multiple routes

  • RESHAPE

    Drag a route to change where it goes

  • CROP

    Shorten a route by moving the start or finish

  • REPEAT

    Do a route more than once

  • REPLOT

    Replace a section of a route

  • REVERSE

    Swap the start and end of a route

  • MOVE

    Move the start point of a circular route

  • DELETE

    Delete a section of a route

  • REJOIN

    Rejoin an earlier section of a route

  • LOOP

    Repeat a loop in the middle of a route

  • RETURN

    Plot a route back to the start

  • TRACE

    Use another route as a guide to trace over

  • SNAP

    Aligns a route with roads and paths on the map

  • MEASURE

    Measure the length of part of a route

  • SHRINK

    Shrink a route by removing redundant points

ANALYSE
IN DEPTH

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Go prepared and
admire your efforts
with detailed route profiles
and elevation stats

HOW FAR DID I RUN?

Quickly and accurately
measure distance on the map

How Far Did I Run?

EXPAND YOUR REACH

Generate radius maps
to see where you can get to
in a given time or distance

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YOUR ROUTES
YOUR WAY

Tailor routes to suit your needs

  • ANNOTATE
    MAPS

    Add custom labels and symbols to your maps

  • MODIFY
    TURN CUES

    Tailor cue sheets with edits and abbreviations

  • ADD
    DETOURS

    Show optional extensions and shortcuts to routes

  • INCLUDE
    PHOTOS

    Add photos of your route to the map and directions

  • CREATE
    COLLECTIONS

    Show several different routes on one map

  • PRIVACY
    CONTROL

    Keep routes private or share with selected people

 

MOBILE APP

Adapted for small touch
screens using techniques
like magnification and
mouseless interaction

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VOICE NAVIGATION

Turn your smartphone into
a recreational sat nav

SHARE ROUTES
ANYWHERE

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Share on your own website or social media, print tailored route guides and export to GPS devices

Works with Garmin Connect
Automatically sync routes
with Garmin devices
Works with Suunto
Automatically send routes
to Suunto watches
 

TAKE ON
A CHALLENGE

Track and share your
progress on challenges

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RINGING ENDORSEMENTS

loved by people in over 200 countries across the world

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