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
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 steps with the route planner - your first tour in just a few minutes
First of all choose one of more than 30 activities, e.g. hiking, mountaineering or mountain biking.
Choose the start point of your route by clicking on the map or inserting text.
Make waypoints if you want or just click on your endpoint - the route planner will automatically estimate the best route for your activity on the right path network.
Plan your individual tour and decide what kind of route you prefer - the shortest, easiest or fastest route.
You can see all details from your tour: length, duration, vertical height and all kinds of ways on your tour.
Print your route as PDF or load down the GPX or KML Track for your GPS tool - let´s go!
Afterwards you can complete your route with helpful tips and a informative directions.
For sure you did take great pictures: upload them directly to your tour!
Share your tours and experiences with your friends and the community.
Tips and tricks for your route planning - what else can you do with the route planner
You tracked your tour with a GPS tool and like to prepare it well at home? Just import it from your tool to the computer and upload it on the route planner. Now you can improve and complete the tour.
Within your tour you can also do more than just one activity - e.g. hiking and biking. Just put a waypoint where you want to change the activity and select another activity for the rest of your tour.
Have you already planned your route and realize that you have selected the wrong activity? No problem, because you can change that at any time - the route planner then adapts all data to the new activity.