Four ways komoot can help you take a new approach to adventure

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Spending time on the trail has a unique ability to help us see things from a new perspective (Image credit: komoot)

It’s a given that adventurers love exploring for the physical challenge and the joy of being in nature. But there is another reason people love to get outside. Spending time on the trail has a unique ability to help us see things from a new perspective, be it that big decision you’ve found hard to take, or more literally, the trail itself!

Sometimes all it takes to turn a walk in your local area into a bona fide adventure is seeing it through fresh eyes. Exploring your favourite trail in a different season, with different people, or at different time of day. Trying out a new hiking route in a region you think you know well. Or even doing your favourite hike in the opposite direction.

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Sometimes you can turn a familiar hike into an adventure by seeing it with new eyes (Image credit: komoot)

Adventure is not about the miles or the elevation, it’s about perspective and the way you see the world. Komoot can help you find, plan, and share adventures that help you see the outdoors in a whole new way.

4 ways komoot can reveal a new perspective on adventure

Komoot has a wealth of features that make outdoor adventure more accessible. Here are 4 ways it can reveal a whole new perspective on your adventures this summer...

1. Community highlights

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Highlights, such as the summit of Allemuir Hill as shown here, appear on the map as a red dot (Image credit: komoot)

Think you know all the best bits in your favourite walking area? Think again. Komoot Highlights are recommendations from fellow explorers and show up as red dots on the map. They could represent a great picnic spot, an incredible view, or a walker-friendly pub that’s worth a detour. 

When planning a route on komoot, always check the nearby Highlights so you can add them to your route – you never know, you might discover a special place that you never would’ve found without a nudge in the right direction.

If, while on your adventures, you find an awesome beauty spot and there's no Highlight to be found, or you discover a superb cafe that you think other komoot users should know about, you can create your own Highlight for the rest of the community. Your tips help others find a fresh perspective, enabling more memorable adventures.

2. Use komoot’s Tour search to discover new footpaths and under-the-radar routes

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The discover feed is a powerful tool for finding new Tours in your region (Image credit: komoot)

When relying on your own sphere of knowledge to plan your hikes it’s easy to fall into the same patterns. In your own region you do walks you already know. When further afield, you gravitate towards established routes.

But with komoot’s Tour search you can find out what the community has been up to and base your next adventure on cool stuff other people have done. That might be a beautiful route that remains under the radar in an otherwise well-known walkers’ paradise, or it could be an unassuming footpath down the road from your house that you’ve never thought to venture down.

3. Reverse your regular route

adventure is a new perspective: route reversal on komoot

Komoots route planning and editing capabilities make it easy to tinker with your favourite Tours (Image credit: komoot)

On komoot, all your planned and completed routes are saved to your profile, making it easy to return to them. But instead of revisiting them as they are, try the same route in reverse to get a different perspective. It’s easy to plan a similar route in a couple of clicks by selecting 'Replan This Tour' on the web or 'Plan Similar Tour' on your smartphone. Your route will be duplicated and ready to edit. All that’s left to do is reverse the waypoints in one click, and you’ll have a whole new route ready to go.

4. Try a new sport   

Sport selection in komoot

Hiking, mountain biking, road cycling, running, bike touring, mountaineering, gravel riding and enduro mountain biking are all covered (Image credit: komoot)

There’s one more way to switch up how you experience the adventure… Switch up your usual sport! Usually prefer to hike, switch up your two feet for two wheels, or vice versa. Komoot lets you choose a sport when planning your route, ensuring that you only get routed on paths and trails that are suitable for that sport (no routing your bike along walking trails full of stiles, or sending you on a hike which tracks the main road the whole way). 

With the right mindset and komoot as your sidekick, you’ll find new ways to explore, even in places you visit over and over again. 

adventure is a new perspective: route planning with komoot

You can access all these applications on your smartphone app or on the web (Image credit: komoot)

Find your next adventure

Follow these tips and you’ll find adventure, guaranteed. Want to try komoot for yourself? Follow this link (opens in new tab) and use the voucher code ADVNTURE22 to unlock a free Region Bundle.

*Valid for new komoot users only and redeemable until 31 December 2024.

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