When planning your route via our app you can choose between five different routing options.
Here you will find out more about these options and how to select the most fitting one for your trip.
Where to find the routing options
After you've entered the destination you want to cycle to in the app, you will find the routing options under the destination search bar. From here, simply select your favored option. (Routing options are currently not yet available on the website.)
The routing options you can select
This option provides a good mix of cycling paths and streets with low traffic, and also tries to avoid streets where the speed limit is higher than 50 km/h (31 mph).
Tap on this field to significantly increase the amount of cycle paths the route will take you on. You can choose between these three settings:
This option forces the route onto cycle paths and gives preference to international cycle routes. In most cases, this results in a significantly longer route compared to the other options.
Here, cycle paths are clearly preferred over other roads. Detours tend to be avoided so that the route does not become too long.
Preference is given to cycle paths. Detours are only permitted to a very small extent.
Here the focus is on the lowest amount of turns and a shorter route. Cycling paths are given less priority which can lead to higher traffic volumes along the route.
Unpaved roads will get avoided as much as possible here. Primary roads are given a higher priority and if a safer option is possible, the route will also include cycling paths.
This option will try to include "official" MTB tracks. Otherwise it will follow cycling paths and networks and allow unpaved sections.