A route planner for more than 30 different outdoor activities
Where you want
At home or away from it. Plan your own routes worldwide and for free
When you want
while planning your vacation or when you are already on it. The best route is only ever a few click away
How you want it
Tailor your individual routes to be short, easy or fast. Or the other way around
Free route planner for hikers, cyclists and mountaineers
Our free Route Planner is the perfect tool for planning hikes, bike rides and mountaineering trips. Routes for a wide variety of outdoor activities can be planned with just a few clicks. Get the best directions and route to reach your destination with the Outdooractive Route Planner.
The ideal route is only ever a few clicks away
Yes, route planning can be that simple: Select an activity such as hiking, cycling or mountaineering, then set your start point and destination on the map. The Outdooractive Route Planner will automatically calculate the optimal route based on the existing trail network. If you want to pass by specific places along the way, simply drag the route over that part of the map and the geometry will automatically adjust.
Our Route Planner lets you easily plan the best hikes and explore nature on your own terms. Access to the complete network of official hiking trails makes this tool perfect for planning any route.
For cycling trips
Want to cycle from A to B, but don't know the shortest way? That's not an issue because our Route Planner is also optimized for bike navigation. Choose between general bike rides, MTB or road cycling under "activity", select your starting point and destination and that's it! The Route Planner will automatically calculate the best route on the fully detailed cycling network within seconds.
Printing your routes and saving them on smartphones or GPS devices
After you have finished planning your route, you can export it to print or save it to your smartphone or GPS navigation device. Choose between GPX or KML file formats and upload it with just one click. If you prefer to print the route on a map and take it on your bike ride or hike, then simply select to save it as a PDF.
Sharing your routes
Effective route planning is but a part of the rewarding journey towards ensuring a successful and enjoyable trip and our Route Planner offers you numerous ways to get the most out of all the details of your experience. You can share your routes with the Outdooractive Community with added descriptions and the best photos from the trip. By doing so you are creating truly unique routes to the benefit of other outdoor sports enthusiasts.
First of all, make your selection from one of 30 activities, e.g. hiking, mountaineering, or mountain biking.
Choose the start point of your route by selecting it directly on the map or inserting a place name.
Add separate waypoints or if you prefer, simply click on an endpoint- the Route Planner will then automatically calculate the optimal route for you to follow based on the trail network available for your chosen activity.
You can also filter and select how to plan your route based on the things that matter to you, such as distance, difficulty, or speed.
Once calculated, you will be able to see all the useful information you need for your trip including distance, duration, and elevation gain.
Print your route as a PDF or download the GPX or KML track onto your device.
You can edit your route and add your own information, photos, videos. Share your routes and experiences with friends and the community.
Tips and tricks when planning and what else can you do with the Route Planner
For those who like recording tracks using a GPS device, there is always the option to upload routes directly to the Route Planner, which you can then edit and optimize.
You can also do more than just one activity per trip, e.g. hiking and biking, by simply adding a waypoint where you want to change the activity.
Don't worry if you already did your route, but selected the wrong activity before starting out. This can be changed at any point and the Route Planner will adapt the data to match the new activity.