When creating your own route on Outdooractive, you can choose whether you save it first as a “plan“ or go immediately into creating the route. A plan (which comprises simply a title and track geometry) is the initial step in creating the route. A completed route will contain detailed descriptions and data as well as pictures and possibly videos.
How to create a route
To create a route, you can either open the Route Planner, set way points A, B, C, etc. and then click on “Create route“, or you can go to “My page“ → “Routes“ → “Plan a new route“.
Now you come to editing your route. This involves entering a short descriptive overview, uploading photos to the gallery, revising key data such as the duration and length of the route and entering a detailed description. When your route is finished, you can decide whether you want to publish it for all community members to see or you keep it “private“.
What defines a route?
It comprises geometry as well as a title, description, detailed data, pictures, videos (if so chosen), etc.
It is based on a previous “Plan”
It can be published or remain private
It cannot go back to being a Plan
As soon as a plan has been converted into a route is will be deleted. You can find out more about what a “plan” is here.
Please note: In order to plan or create a route you must first be registered with us.
Mark a specific place or particular intersection along a route as a “waypoint“ and then record relevant information. Four waypoint symbols are available to denote which way to go or how a place is of specific interest.