You can plan Tours via the app or by using the Route planner on our website. If you prefer to use a bigger screen, please read here. To plan a Tour by using the app choose Plan () from the menu bar. Komoot suggests the most suitable Tour for your sports type, based on the information it has available, which can be adjusted by adding waypoints. The blue line shows your planned Tour.
You want to plan a Tour along a famous hiking/cycling route but don't want to start from scratch? Simply import a GPS file and customize it to your liking.
Choose a Sport
Tap on Sport on the planning menu to choose the sports type you want to plan the Tour for. You can select out of the following sports: Hiking, Bike Touring, Mountain Biking, Road Cycling, Running, Gravel Riding, Enduro Mountain Biking and Mountaineering.
Note: The chosen sports type affect the types of paths choosen for the planning (for instance more paved roads if you choose Road Cycling). It also determines which Highlights (the red markers on the map) will be shown. Find out more about komoot sport types
Tip: Whether road, touring or MTB, you can optimize your Tour duration and difficulty estimates for e-bikes by enabling the checkbox.
Adjust the Fitness level
By clicking on Fitness () you choose out of five fitness levels. This will change the estimated time and average speed but won't suggest you another Tour.
Select the Route Type
Choose whether you want to make a One Way () or a Round Trip ().
A One Way () Tour from A to B is useful if you are planning a Tour with several stages, for instance, or want to return to your starting point via public transport.
A Round Trip () takes you back to your starting point via the best possible route. If you don’t want to take the same way back, set another waypoint. Find tips on how to plan a round trip here.
Set Start- and End point
A: Indicates your starting point.
B: Indicates your destination.
Clicking in the input field will open the following options. You can enter a location or:
- Use Current Location
- Choose On Map
- Select From Saved Places
- Show places on map
Note: If you enable Round Trip your start- and endpoint will be shown as A: and A:. Your route will be the same for both ways, unless the route includes one-way streets or you add another waypoint.
Select points on the map
Click anywhere on the map will give you the option to Start here, Set as end point or Add to Route, depending on the stage of the planning process and the selected route type.
- Click on the map at the position you want to start and confirm the point by Start here.
- Only for One Way tours: Click at the location you want to finish your Tour and Set as end point.
- An additional tap on the map will give you the option to add this point As a waypoint or To end, which will add the previously selected endpoint as waypoint.
Note: If you want to plan an off-grid Tour (outside of komoot routing network) disable Follow ways.
Customize your route with waypoints
To personalise the Tour, you can insert, reorder or delete waypoints.
Selecting Adjust Route will always bring up the planning menu. Clicking in the input field will give you the option to manually add addresses or show other locations like Saved Place (), Highlights () or other Point of Interests like Beaches, Parks, Camping grounds, etc. — on the map, from where you can add them to the Tour as described above. To add another waypoint click Add Waypoint ().
Click on the green bar on the top > toggle waypoints () to unfold all waypoints > tap and hold the two lines () to move the waypoint.
Click on Adjust Route > toggle waypoints () to unfold all waypoints > click on the bin symbol () to delete the waypoint.
Komoot Premium Premium users can enable sports-specific maps by clicking on the layer ()
If you've accidentally removed a waypoint or want to undo your latest changes, click the undo button ().
Hide/ Show Route
Tap and hold the eye icon () to hide the Tour line.
The magnifier icon () provides quick access to search for places and you can add them as waypoints or changing the end point.
By clicking the orientation icon your current location will be displayed — given that your device has a compass and location services are activated. Taping the orientation icon again will orientate to the north. Read more about switching the map direction here.
Reverse the direction of your Tour
Clicking on More () opens the toolkit where you find the option to change the direction of your entire Tour by using the arrow icon ().
Attention: If you planned a Tour in one direction and decide to walk/drive the other way around, the navigation will ask you to turn around. If you don't know in which direction you want to go, save the Tour in both directions.
Done planning? Make sure to save your Tour by hitting the Save button. This will save the Tour in your profile under Planned Tours.
Once you've saved the Tour, you'll be asked to give your Tour a name and you get the option to store it for offline use. Once this is done, you end up in the Tour Profile. From here you can:
- Invite friends: Want to do the Tour with friends? Here's how you can invite friends
- Toggle Store for offline use
- Change visibility to decide who can see this Tour
- Share the Tour by using the share button (
- More () will pull up the option to edit, rename, plan a similar Tour, delete it or Export the GPX file to use it on a different device.
- View Tour details like duration, length, estimated average speed, altitude and difficulty. By scrolling down you also get detailed information about the elevation profile, waytypes and surfaces. By clicking on DETAILS and hovering over the bar you will see the corresponding location on the map. Learn more about Tour characteristics here.
Attention: To access your profile from the browser version of your computer, you need to log in with the same email address on the web version and on the app.
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