Tips for creating cycle routes on Komoot

We've created some cycle routes for you to follow on the Komoot route planning platform. If this has inspired you to create some of your own routes, our following Komoot top tips may come in handy:

Route details

For each route you will be able to see lots of information including:

  • Route map
  • Distance
  • Elevation gain
  • Estimated time

Komoot also shows you which proportion of the route is cycleway or on road. None of the My Journey routes include steps or stairs, and where possible they use dedicated cycleways or shared-use paths. Sometimes if a cycle route is new the base maps are not up to date, meaning it may falsely show a section as on-road. You can check the Komoot version of the route against one of the corresponding route videos we've also created.


There are several options for following the routes:

  1. Download the Komoot mobile app (available on Android or Apple)
    • If you want to save mobile data, you can download routes for offline use. You can download the map region “Winchester” for free, which covers the whole Southampton area
    • You can either follow the route on your phone screen (make sure to use a hands-free phone holder) or listen to turn-by-turn directions
  2. Print the route
    • You can print the route map and turn-by-turn directions
  3. Export to GPS device
    • If you already have a device with built in navigation, such as a GPS bike computer or smart watch, you can download the route file to transfer to your device

Creating Highlights

Did you enjoy following a route? You can add Highlights to recommend your favourite places along the way!

Showing up as little red dots on the map, Highlights could include great viewing points, smooth stretches of road, parks, points of interest or even a recommended coffee stop.

Learn more about Highlights.