Stay safe on the trail - with brand new Highlight and Tour warnings

So you always know ahead of time if a Tour or Highlight includes any dangerous sections, we’ve added brand new warnings to our Android and iOS app and to komoot.com. Planning a hike along a knife-edged arete or set to ride down a route-ridden trail suitable for experienced mountain bikers only? Komoot will let you know when advanced experience or equipment may be required on a route — so you can focus on confidently exploring the great outdoors.

To make this information instantly understandable, the new warnings come in two types:

  • The first is shown on sections that we think pose a reasonable danger, and is displayed alongside a yellow warning label. For these sections, you may need additional safety equipment, a head for heights and previous experience on similar terrain.
  • The second is shown on sections we consider highly dangerous. These sections are clearly displayed with an unmissable red icon. These parts of Tours/Highlights pose a real risk to life and should be treated with the utmost respect. Excellent terrain assessment and navigation skills are absolutely essential, as are technical safety equipment and professional risk management planning. 

Know if you’re planning an adventure to a Highlight in a protected area, thanks to updated Highlight warnings in national parks

New and improved warnings on Highlights now give you a heads-up when your adventure goes through a national park or protected area. They deliver all need-to-know info in a simple way, and they link you to the relevant park regulations when there's something extra you should be aware of. That way, you can explore responsibly, without unknowingly breaking any rules or doing unintended damage to a conservation area.

You can now use the komoot satellite map when planning on Android or iOS

Previously only available on web, the ‘Komoot satellite map’ is now available in the komoot app for Android and iOS. Perfect for seeing exactly what you’re going to be travelling through, just tap on the layers icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen to switch-up your map style. 

Try it in the komoot iOS and Android app now — and plan your next adventure your way.

We’ve made it easier to switch between maps when planning routes on komoot.com — and you can now see sport-specific details on the satellite map!

Use the komoot map to clearly see landscape details and contour lines, or switch to the satellite map to see just how green an area is you’re passing through. Whatever your reasons for wanting to switch the base map — it’s now easier than ever before with the new maps switcher available at komoot.com. 

Oh, and for all Premium users, the komoot satellite map also displays sports-specific details.

Bring the map to life with Trail View photos

Trail View brings the lines on the map to life with user-sourced photos of the trail curated by an advanced image-detection algorithm. Showing up as green dots on the new Trail View map layer on komoot.com, these images give hikers, gravel cyclists and mtb riders a visual on what that trail actually looks like, allowing you to plan more accurately for your adventures. Now you’ll be able to make better-informed decisions about whether a specific trail is suitable for your sport and/or experience level. Plus you and your friends on komoot will have an extra reason to get excited as you visualize what awaits you on your adventure. 

Komoot is now available in a whole new family of languages! 👋🏻

We have added additional support for 6 new languages, so you can more easily find, plan and experience your next adventure in your language. Bringing our total number of supported languages to 11, you can now use komoot in:

  • Japanese 🇯🇵
  • Korean 🇰🇷
  • Polish 🇵🇱
  • Portuguese 🇵🇹
  • Brazilian Portuguese 🇧🇷
  • German 🇩🇪
  • Dutch 🇳🇱
  • French 🇫🇷
  • Spanish 🇪🇸
  • Italian 🇮🇹
  • English 🇬🇧/ 🇺🇸

Ready to get going? Komoot will automatically update to display the language associated with your operating system. So - if your phone is set to one of the above-listed languages, just open the app to explore more of the great outdoors in your language. 

Based in Spain? Then say hello to the Discover Feed

Find curated guides of the best routes, stunning Highlights, recommended Collections and more — all in the newly launched Discover Feed. Available now across Spain, Discover delivers all the inspiration, insight and information you need to more easily find your next adventure. 

Check it out at www.komoot.es now, or in the Android and iOS app if you’re based in Spain.

Make inspiring multi-day routes your own with actionable Collections

You’ll find plenty of inspiration for multi-day  adventures on komoot but until recently daily stages were set, making it tricky to adjust route stages to your style of riding. Now you’ll find the full route saved in one compact Tour, at the top of many multi-day Collections. That makes it easy for you to copy, save, and ultimately edit the route into daily stages that sync with each other, and are just the right length for you. 

The ‘Discover’ tab is now available worldwide 🌏

To inspire more people all over the world, we’ve rolled out the ‘Discover’ tab globally. Previously only available in parts of Central Europe and the UK, it means you can search komoot for Highlights, Collections and routes to explore, and see a roll call of the best adventures near you in the feed. 

Not finding much content where you are? In many regions, we don’t have enough Highlights to deliver reliable recommendations yet. But you can change this: Add your own Highlights to komoot to increase the coverage in your area, and help others more easily explore the great outdoors near you.

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