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Plan tour in a loop

When you try to make a hike or bike ride that is a loop, the route keeps trying to cross back over itself. You should have a command that tells Komoot "Don't cross over, keep the route an un-interrupted loop"
Google maps has the same problem.
I don't want to retrace my steps I want a LOOP!

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Buckley shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
Completed  ·  Adminkomoot Team (Admin, komoot) responded  · 

Hello everyone,

the mode back/forth during planning your Tour is specifically targeted to give you the direct way back to your starting point, as the best and fastet option.

We understand your wish to receive a circular route here, but it is unfortunately not realizable in the way you are thinking. Why? We want to be able to suggest you a truly good Tour, and not just draw a random circle on the map.

That’s why we developed our “Smart Tours” that are based on Highlights as well as Tours actually recorded in that region – meaning we only take paths that several users have used and enjoyed before. These Tours are planned as circular round trips – you can either save them as they are, or keep editing them.

To find our suggestions, you either click on a Highlight on our website or the iOS app (coming also on Android when we change the interface here), or in the first tab of the app, and we will show you, if available, our suggestions.

These will of course be based on the selected sports type and indicate a difficulty level. As an example take a look at the Highlight here:


You’ll find all about the system here:


The more recorded Tours and Highlights in an area, the higher the amount of Smart Tours we can suggest.

If you wish to plan circular Tours yourself, all you need to do is place a third place on the map. Our system will then plan a Tour based on the selected sport type.

Best regards


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  • cj11363 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Is there no way to turn the "smart" planning off! Believe it or not, sometimes it's really not all that smart, or perhaps my local knowledge is just a bit better.

    I want to plan a round trip cycling route exactly the way I want it, and just use Komoot for turn-by-turn navigation, and I just can't get it to work. It seems that no matter how many waypoints I add, Komoot is constantly taking me down roads, or through intersections, that I do not want to traverse.

  • Paco commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We really need this, this is really annoying! It just is impossible to plan a normal route via a few huts back to the place you started. One way of a good solution is (besides making it possible technically) to influence the order of the waypoints/huts/etc via drag & drop.

    And while you're at it, why aren't the smaller tracks possible to plan? I want to plan a route that uses secondary tracks and off the tracks. though the secondary tracks -like gletscher tracks- are even on the DAV Karte, you cannot plan them...

  • ?t?p?n commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Let me explain how I understand it: I set the starting point only and ask for a round tour suggestion. Komoot should plan some "circle" roundtrip starting and ending at the selected point, going in circle, possibly throgth nice places around, like new feature of mapy.cz, you can check it here
    When round tour is planned, I should be able to make it longer or shorter.

  • Jason commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    An option to make the hike circular seems a bit pointless getting there and going the same way back.

  • Peter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Not really sure what you mean with "cross over itself" but I agree that the planner should avoid going back the same way. A 20% longer route is preferred over going back the same road.

  • Benoit commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Excellent suggestion ! Let's hope the staff will consider this option :-)

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