To easily and quickly plan a nice round trip from your current (or any other) location, the round trip tool has been developed. This way you can plan a nice route within minutes by indicating how far or how long you want to drive. 


This manual focuses on the design as it will be displayed in the internet browser. It is also possible to generate a trip via MyRoute app Mobile. The functionalities are the same, but the design will be slightly different. 




Starting the Roundtour

From the 'Routelab', click the 'Roundtour' button to start. The Roundtour Generator route editor will open (see image below).



Choosing a starting point

You can indicate a starting point in various ways:

  • (1) Find a place - Enter an address from which you want to start a sightseeing tour;
  • (2) Favourites - Use one of your favourites as the starting point of your sightseeing tour;
  • Click on a place on the map.

In the map area you will also see the following options:

3. Use the various map layers of MRA Routeplanner. Some of these are only available to MRA Routeplanner Gold users. For more information, see the 'Map layers' manual.

4. Zooming in/out: Use the buttons to zoom in or out on the map. You can also scroll with your mouse wheel.


You can then generate a tour in two different ways. The following sections of this manual explain the steps of both. 

A. Create your own - You can influence various aspects of the tour, such as direction, duration and winding.

B. Surprise me - All aspects of the tour are selected by the Tour Generator and you are given three options to choose from.


A - Make it yourself

After you have chosen a starting point and clicked on "Create your own", you will be given various aspects to fill in step by step in the left menu. You will always see the map where your starting point is shown for reference.

Below, they are listed step by step.


Step 1 - Where are we going?

A1. This circle indicates which direction you want the route to go. You can change the direction after you have entered the distance and duration (A2 and A3).

Please note! If the direction of the tour is completely in the water (or somewhere else where you cannot drive), it might not be possible to calculate a tour.

A2. Choose whether you want the length of the route to be determined by the distance or by the duration of the route. A3. Enter either the distance or the duration of the desired tour at A2.

Step 2 - How do we travel?

Choose the travel mode for which you want to make a tour; car/motorbike, bicycle or walking.

Step 3 - How many bends?

Select the amount of curves you want here. The possibility also varies per area.

Step 4 - How much difference in height?

Choose the amount of height difference you want here. The possibility to do so also varies per area.

Step 5 - Additional options and route creation

Here you fill in whether there are any types of roads you want to avoid. These options differ per travel mode.

Finally, click on the blue 'create route' button.


The Roundtour Generator will now start calculating. You can already change the name of the route in the indicated bar. When the route has been calculated, click on 'view tour' (see image below). You will then be taken to the 'Select tour' page (see the next section of the manual).

B - Surprise me

After you have chosen a starting point and clicked on 'surprise me', the Tour Generator will start calculating three different routes from this starting point. This may take a few moments. While the route is being calculated, you can already change its name in the indicated bar. When the route has been calculated, click 'view tour' (see image above). You will then be taken to the 'Select tour' page (see the next section of the manual).


Selecting the Roundtour

The Roundtur Generator shows three different routes based on the given preferences. In the left column you will find the practical information of these and after selecting one of the three, the route will be shown in the map area. Below is a more specific explanation of what you can do.

  1. Select a tour - Here you can see the distance and duration of each tour. In the route editor, you can see the route you have selected by its colour. Click on the routes in this column or on the line on the map to show a different route in the route editor. 
  2. The route with waypoints - In addition to the specified start point (via point), there are a number of shaping points that make up the roundtour. You can move these waypoints to make the itinerary more personal. It is also possible to add extra shaping points by moving the route line.
  3. Map layers - Use the different map layers of the MRA Routeplanner. Some of these are only available to MRA Routeplanner Gold users. For more information, see also the Manual 'Map Layers' .
  4. Zoom in/out - Use the buttons to zoom in/out on the map. You can also scroll with your mouse wheel.
  5. Altitude profile - Here you can see the altitude profile of the selected tour. 
  6. Use this Tour - If you are satisfied with the generated Tour, click this button. A route track will then be created that you can export directly or edit in the MRA Route Planner. 
  7. Start again - If you are happy with other options, click this button and start the roundtour again.


Using the tour

After you have clicked on 'use this tour', the tour is saved as 'route-track' in your route list. This is a route that does not use single waypoints but a kind of drawn line on the road. This allows you to transfer it to your navigation exactly as plotted. It is possible to convert the route track into a route.

In the left-hand column you will see the route information of the route track in which, as with other routes and route tracks, you can update various aspects. These are: name of the route and privacy settings. Furthermore, you can do the following:

  1. Export this route directly to your navigation.
  2. Save As: Download the file as a selected format.
  3. Edit route track: Clicking this option converts the file into a conventional route with route points that you can edit. This allows you to modify small sections as required.
    Warning! As MRA Navigation can only navigate with routes, this is an important step if you want to navigate the tour with your MRA Navigation app. Then, make sure you also set the map settings to the HERE map and check all sections to see if the tour is still as you want it.
    Tip: We also always recommend checking a route for any "lost" waypoints. So check that the waypoints are always on the right side of the road, past intersections, roundabouts and exits.
  4. Share: Here you can share the route track on the various channels (see also the manual How can I share routes and tracklogs?).