A walk in the countryside can be an almost spiritual experience, combining beautiful views with the chance to spend some quality time with yourself. But when the days get colder and shorter, longer treks and multi-day hikes could easily become grueling and lonely without the company of others.
This is where komoot comes in - a community-based route-planning and navigation app that lets you plan and track better walks. Connecting you with six million other outdoor enthusiasts, komoot gives you expert advice, local knowledge and companionship every step of the way. It will not only pick out the best trails for you, but will also tap into recommended detours and hidden gems from other members.
Advice you can trust
The social media element of the app means you can like and comment on other people’s activities and invite friends to join you on walks, rides or runs (it’s not just for walkers). Routes and photos can be shared and Highlights recommended – inspiration at your fingertips.
Those who contribute the most to mapping their local area get ‘Pioneer’ status to show everyone they’re worth following. You can connect with those you find interesting at the Pioneers Club (komoot.com/pioneers) – whether they’re in your own area or 1,000 miles away.
A planning and navigation app at its core, komoot is home to a highly detailed map of most of the world’s paths and trails – some not marked on other maps. It also adjusts your route depending on how you’re travelling, for example, keeping you to gravel tracks if you’re bike touring and peaceful trails for hikes. All maps are also fully downloadable so you can save routes offline – great if you’re in a remote area with poor internet signal.
With turn-by-turn voice navigation, the app delivers all the information that could make or break your walk, detailing the surface and trail type. Even when you can barely see the trail, komoot will make sure you’re always moving in the right direction.
Available for Apple and Android devices, visit your app store and get downloading for your next adventure. Find out more at komoot.com.
Free region bundle for Walk readers
Get a free bundle for your region worth £8.99 and benefit from komoot’s range of features. Simply go to komoot.com/g, sign up for a free account and enter the code WALK2018. Offer valid until 31 December 2018.