Start planning by selecting the starting and end point of your route.
Click anywhere on the map and select “Start Here“. The komoot route planner will automatically save it as your starting point. Click on another point on the map to mark your destination.
Search for a place or address to add it as starting or end point. If you do so by clicking on the dark green starting/end point field on the left-hand side, your selected location will be automatically saved as such.
Click anywhere on the map to add another waypoint. If you click “Add to Tour”, the komoot route planner will automatically add and sort the new waypoint at the best possible spot on your Tour.
Additionally you can select any point of interest (as displayed by the icon) or Highlight (as displayed by the icon) and add them as waypoints to your Tour.
When searching for a place or address, your selected point will appear on the map with the option to complete associated actions, such as adding it to your Tour. Click “Add to Tour” to automatically add the place or address as a new waypoint.
Click on + to add a new waypoint. This creates a new waypoint right before the endpoint of your Tour and you can use the input field to enter an address.
You can drag the Tour line anywhere to adjust your route and to create a new waypoint.
Move existing waypoints around via drag and drop. Their order will not be changed.
You can reorder your waypoints at any time by dragging them up or down within the planning menu on the left-hand side. You might need to display all waypoints before you can change their order.
Change the direction of the entire Tour by pressing the button
If you've accidentally removed a waypoint or want to undo your latest changes, click the back button in your browser.
Use the categories menu inside the search to show or hide places recommended by other users (Highlights) and other points of interest, such as train stations or restaurants. You can display multiple categories at the same time.
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:
Based on the Swiss Alpin Club Hiking Scale.
Technical difficulty rating for mountain bike based on the Singletrail Scale
Singletracks are displayed on the map as black lines with a green label. The label refers to the singletrack's difficulty, ranging from S0 for easy to S5 for difficult. This is in accordance with the Singletrail Scale. If your existing route covers the markers on the map, you can hide the Tour line by holding down M.
You can choose between different map layers with the button on the right-hand side, directly below the zoom buttons. Aside from satellite images, you can select “OpenCycle Map“, which gives you an overview of national cycling networks and helps with planning which streets to cycle on. Tip: If your existing route covers the map, you can hide it by pressing the M key.
Check the Tour profile to see elevation changes along every part of your route, with the line remaining green when your route’s flat and becoming red when a segment is particularly steep. To see more details, zoom in on specific sections by clicking and dragging on the Tour profile display.
Simply reroute parts of your Tour by either dragging the route to a more ideal path or by adding waypoints away from problem spots.
Click and drag on the Tour profile display to zoom in on specific sections of your route and to save it as a stand alone stage.
See waytype and surface breakdowns for your entire Tour by applying the Waytypes and Surfaces filter in View Settings.
Off-grid segments can be useful in the case a road, path or trail is missing from the komoot database. It allows you to plan a route off the komoot grid, i.e. ignoring komoot's network of known roads or paths.
If you plan an off-grid route, your navigation experience while on your Tour may not be as accurate as routes planned along komoot's network of known roads or paths. Komoot cannot guarantee that your route is passable.
To add an off-grid waypoint, simply click on the map to select the location of the waypoint and uncheck Follow ways. Komoot will then draw a straight line to this waypoint instead of routing you along komoot's network of known roads or paths.
To convert the routing of an already existing waypoint into an off-grid segment, simply click on the waypoint and uncheck Follow ways. The segments of your route leading to and from this waypoint will then ignore komoot's network of known roads or paths.
To update an individual segment of your route to an off-grid segment, click on that portion of your route and simply deselect Follow ways in the dialog box. The planned segment will then be converted into an off-grid segment, ignoring komoot's network of known roads or paths.
Press “C” to center the map.
Press “H” to hide the sidebar. Press “H” to reveal it again.
Press “P” to hide the profile. Press “P” to reveal it again.
Hold down “M” to hide your Tour line.
Press “esc” to close an open dialog window or popover.
Hold down “alt” and click on the map to add a new Waypoint.