Komoot currently supports eight different sports types for planning, focused on hiking and cycling sports. It would be great if it were possible to plan for other types of sports, such as horse riding, or water sports and winter sports, such as kayaking, swimming, skiing, snowshoeing and so on.
The komoot route planner is based on a complicated algorithm, that takes a lot of data into consideration. We use the mapping data provided by OpenStreetMap as the basis of this. It provides us information about way types, surface types and the accessibility of certain roads which we use to recommend Tours for hiking and cycling sports type that can be tailored to different levels of experience.
We do not currently plan on expanding the sports types that we offer, as every sports type has its own unique challenges and needs:
If you'd primarily like to use the community features and exchange with other people on komoot, you can still record Tours with a similar sport and after saving the Tour, choose one of the following sports within the edit section of the completed Tour:
- Downhill MTB
- Cross-country Skiing
- Nordic Walking
- Alpine Skiing
- Ski Touring
This way you can share the tour, with the desired sport with your friends, as well as create highlights and contribute to these sports.
If you already know specific areas and routes well enough that you can plan them or are willing to cross-check your route with other sources, you can plan these Tours off-grid, just to have access to them on komoot as well. More information about off-grid planning can be found here: Off-grid Tour planning outside of komoot’s routing network. Please note that you would still have to choose the wrong sports type in order to be able to save these.
Tip: You can keep up to date with all recent komoot releases by checking out this page.
Articles in this section
- Request: Additional sports types for planning (horse riding, skiing, kayaking)
- Request: Heatmap or view of personal Tours on a map
- Request: Display calories and heart rate in komoot
- Request: Tour Story on iOS
- Request: Rename waypoints
- Request: Folders to sort Tours
- Request: Sort and filter Collections in profile
- Request: Display maximum speed in completed Tours
- Request: Direct messaging
- Request: Search in a default location in Discover on web