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 likely paved or comprises a compacted surface that's easier to ride and walk over. Lines with a dashed border denote tracks that comprise looser surfaces, such as dirt or gravel.
Path
Path, walking and hiking trails.
Bridleways
Horse riding trails. Often suitable for hiking, gravel riding and mountain biking in the UK.
Cycleway
Cycle tracks and lanes.
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.
Single trail scale
Technical difficulty rating for mountain bike based on the Single Trail Scale (STS).
Railway Lines
Highlights
Saved places
Points of interest
Private roads/paths
Boom gates
Gates
Cycling barriers
Toll booths & border checkpoints
Mountains
Hills

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.

Trailmarkers
Signposts/shields along a route.

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

IMBA 0
Hardened or paved surfaces that are void of natural obstacles and easy to ride.
IMBA 1
Firm and stable surfaces that may contain avoidable natural obstacles and gentle gradients.
IMBA 2
Mostly stable surfaces with some variability. Trails may comprise various avoidable and unavoidable obstacles, including bridges 600 mm or wider.
IMBA 3
Trails may comprise variable and unpredictable surface types, unavoidable bridges and obstacles and narrow tracks. Advanced riding skills are required.
IMBA 4
Trails comprise variable and unpredictable surface types, unavoidable bridges and obstacles and narrow tracks. Advanced riding skills are required.

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