An Introduction to Komoot and its Navigational Software: Your Route to Adventure


An Introduction to Komoot and its Navigational Software: Your Route to Adventure

Komoot is a route planning and navigation app that enables you to find, plan, enjoy and share your experiences in the great outdoors. Its promise to the world: to make exploration and adventure accessible to everyone. Today we’re going to give the readers of The Radavist an official introduction…

Komoot has grown to be the outdoor app of choice for over 25 million riders, hikers, and explorers across the world, through prioritizing user experiences over personal performance. With Komoot, it’s not about how fast you got up the mountain (although you’ll still get the most important stats), but rather the stories you have to share from your journey.

You’ve seen Komoot route collections shared here if you’ve read about Lael Wilcox’s FKT attempts, followed Maghalie Rochette’s ride on the Black Canyon Trail, or enjoyed the reportage from the Lighthouses Route of Spain’s Galician Coast.

Expect to enjoy much more from Komoot here over the coming months, with international tales of adventure from their impressive roster of athletes shared here every few weeks. Read on for our favorite Komoot features, and for your exclusive voucher code so you can get started with a free map region bundle.

Be Inspired by Amazing Cycling Adventures

Browse Collections of routes from Komoot’s global team of ambassadors and editors, from official bikepacking routes to creative cycling challenges. Take inspiration from Annika Langvad exploring local gravel in Sweden,  join Joey Schulser for ten days on the Colorado Trail, and plan your own adventure following Andy Cox’s 7,600 kilometer European Divide Trail.

As well as finding Collections relevant to you in your personalized Discover Feed on komoot, based on your location and favorite sport types, you can also check out Collections by hitting the ‘Browse routes and topics’ link. Here you can filter by sport type and region to hone in on whether you want Komoot to present you with bikepacking routes, family-friendly suggestions, MTB trails, or long-distance hikes.

Taking those Collections that get you stoked and riding them yourself has never been easier. A new ‘do it yourself’ feature gives you a single, full GPX for multi-stage routes, so you can break down long-distance trails into stages perfectly suited to your own pace.

Let Highlights Guide Your Way

Komoot Highlights are the outdoor community’s way of signposting you towards great features for your ride, whether that’s a thrilling singletrack trail, a breathtaking view, or a bike-friendly refueling pitstop. You can find these in the route planning stage as red dots on the map, and contribute your own photos and handy tips to Highlights after you’ve visited one.

Highlights are invaluable for giving you a heads up of what to expect on your ride, and are just like having a local guide at your fingertips!

Plan Your Own Routes

Use the komoot Route Planner to create your own routes, with clever algorithms to ensure you get the most out of your activity, and modes for bike touring, mountain biking, road cycling, trail running, hiking and mountaineering.

Don’t think you’ll be limited to planning on your laptop though: the route planner is also optimized for use on Komoot’s iOS and Android mobile apps, which makes planning and altering routes on the go quick and easy.

Sync and Go!

Pair the Komoot app with your cycling GPS head unit (Wahoo, Garmin, Lezyne, Hammerhead, Sigma, and more) or smartwatch for easy navigation on the fly, or use the phone app for turn-by-turn voice navigation.

You can also download your routes to your cell for offline use, which comes in really handy where cell signal is dodgy.

Go Further with Komoot Premium

Reserved for the most dedicated adventurers, Komoot Premium offers a raft of clever features from on-route weather forecasts to a customizable multi-day planner, sports-specific map layers, and live tracking.

In addition to worldwide map coverage, sports-specific mapping helps you identify desirable routes, including long-distance trails in the bike touring and hiking map layers, and singletrack trails in the mountain biking layer. These MTB trails are also color-coded by difficulty, so it’s easy to see what you’re letting yourself in for at a glance.

Use the multi-day planner to break down long-distance routes into daily stages, all fully customizable with predicted stage durations and elevation. Komoot can also suggest accommodation near the end of each stage to help you with where you’ll get a good night’s sleep, whether that’s campgrounds, hotels, or guesthouses.

When you’re getting ready to head out, use the On-Tour Weather function to plan for the day. You’ll know whether to pack sunscreen or a rain jacket and where en route you can expect a tailwind and where you’ll have to dig into a headwind.

Heading out on your own or touring into the wilderness? Live Tracking enables you to securely share your live location with selected family and friends, as well as sharing your route, ETA, and battery level for total peace of mind.

You can also share your adventures by making your own route Collections. These present a series of your Tours on the map, alongside your own introduction and cover image, so it’s the perfect way to share multi-day trips or a series of rides around your hometown or vacation destination.

Sharing your Komoot adventures with friends has never been easier – with just a single click you can copy the embed code to paste your adventure into your own blog or share it on social media.

Give Komoot a Go for Yourself

Downloading the Komoot app is free, and maps are offered in different packages, with a single region costing $3.99, $8.99 for a region package or complete world maps for $29.99. A Premium membership costs $59.99 annually.

Ready to explore? Head to and enter voucher code RADAVIST to create your account and unlock a free region bundle.

This introduction is part of a sponsored partnership with Komoot. We’ll always disclose when content is sponsored to ensure our journalistic integrity.