Using the komoot map

The komoot map has been specially designed to deliver all of the information you need at a glance. Showing everything from the largest road to the tiniest trail, planning your next route is easy. Here’s what’s what on the komoot map and what to look out for to make your next adventure extra special:

  • Motorway
    Motorways, freeways, and freeway-like roads designated for fast motor traffic only.
  • Main Road
    Primary highways and A roads.
  • Secondary roads
    B roads and state routes that often link towns.
  • Road
    Roads for local traffic and streets in residential areas.
  • Track
    Agricultural and forestry roads that are typically not appropriate for motor-vehicles. Solid lines denote a track that is typically paved or comprises a compacted surface. Dashed lines denote tracks that typically comprise looser surfaces, such as gravel.
  • Path
    Path, walking and hiking trails.
  • Mountain Hiking Path
    Mountain hiking paths require sure-footedness and sturdy shoes (Swiss Alpin Club Hiking Scale 2 & 3).
  • Alpine Hiking Path
    Alpin hiking paths may contain climbing and require sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required. (Swiss Alpin Club Hiking Scale 4 - 6).
  • Via ferrata
    Dedicated protected climbing route. You might need a via ferrata kit.
  • Cycleway
    Cycle tracks and lanes.
  • Single Trail Scale
    Technical difficulty rating for mountain bike based on the Single Trail Scale (STS).
  • Highlights
  • Saved Places
  • Points of Interests

Sport-Specific Maps Legend

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Sport-specific maps are Premium features that allow you to enable the most relevant map for your sport. You can choose from hiking, road cycling or mountain biking maps, with each map displaying the trails and waytypes that you’re going to want to be on, be that singletracks for mtb, cycling paths for rides or designated trails for hiking. Here’s what’s what:

Hiking Map

  • National hiking routes
    All official, designated long-distance hiking paths.
  • Network Shields
    Network shields showing the name of long-distance paths.
  • Regional hiking routes
    Official hiking paths that cross regions.
  • Hiking trail difficulties

    Based on the Swiss Alpin Club Hiking Scale.

Cycling Map

  • National cycling paths
    All official, designated long-distance cycling paths.
  • Network Shields
    Network shields showing the name of long-distance paths.
  • Regional cycling paths
    Official cycling paths that cross regions.
  • Cycling intersection network
    Used primarily in the Netherlands and Belgium. Signifies where multiple cycling routes intersect.

Mountain Biking Map

  • Official mountain biking routes
    Official mtb routes designated and maintained for mountain biking.
  • Easy trails (S0, S1)
    Trails and singletracks that comprise loose stones and are thin in places but are fairly easy to ride. No special experience/skills required.
  • Moderate trails (S2)
    Trails and singletracks that comprise looser surfaces and many larger roots and stones. Often there are narrow curves and the gradient can be steep in places.
  • Difficult trails (S3,S4,S5)
    Incredibly steep trails including hairpin bends and tricky traverses. Advanced braking, balance and riding skills are required.
  • Single Trail Scale

    Technical difficulty rating for mountain bike based on the Singletrail Scale