Nearby routes allow you to search for routes near locations around the world in a targeted manner. With a Routeplanner Silver subscription you can even scan for routes that run through multiple locations. Handy, because that way you can simply pull your next adventure from the library from your home to the final destination.

This guide covers the online (laptop or desktop PC) view of Nearby Routes. The functionality is also available in the mobile app and mobile website, but is slightly different visually. Keep this in mind and contact us if you can't figure it out. Please note: parts of the paid “Routeplanner Silver” and “Routeplanner Gold” subscription are also discussed in this manual.

Virtual tour

If you view this manual on a laptop or desktop PC, you can follow a virtual tour. This is a quick tour of nearby routes. You learn how it works and where the most important buttons are. You can always close the virtual tour. The virtual tour takes about 2 minutes.

>>Click here to start the virtual tour.

Find nearby routes in the library

In the route library of MyRoute-app you can find routes nearby using scan points.

Step 1: open the library

Open the Library from the Routelab or from the logged-out environment (home page).

Step 2: activate “nearby routes”

Press the “Nearby Routes” button to activate the scan point placement functionality. When this functionality is activated, every click in the map will lead to the placement of a scan point.

Tip: sometimes you just want to scroll through the map without immediately placing scan points with every click. You can also switch off Routes in the Neighborhood for this. However, you should keep in mind that if you disable Routes in the Neighborhood again, this also removes all scan points.

Step 3: place a scan point

Press anywhere in the map to place a scan point.

Step 4: Adjust the scan point settings.

When you have placed a scan point, the “Nearby Routes” menu expands. allows you to adjust the settings of your scan. This has the following functions.

  1. Scan point: this is the point from which you are searching for “Routes nearby”;

  2. Search radius mapped: This is the radius within which you will search for filters that meet your criteria and search radius.

  3. Scan point in list: This displays the currently selected scan point. In a “Routes nearby” search with multiple scan points, you can not only click on the scan points to activate them (and thus adjust the corresponding criteria), you can also select the desired scan point from the dropdown.

  4. Criteria: with the criteria you determine which routes can and which routes cannot be found that fall within your search radius. You can declare several criteria applicable per scan point.

  5. Search radius settings: Adjust the size of the area in which to search for routes that meet the criteria you have chosen.

  6. Remove scan point: this removes the scan point, then no criteria and search radius will be applied to your search in the library.

  7. Stop Search: End your search for nearby routes.

  8. Route marker: this point represents a route that matches your search. Click on it to open the route. See also the manual: Route library.

  9. Route Cluster: This represents a number of superimposed route markers, click on it to zoom in until you see all Route markers. See also the manual: Route library

Step 5: Add extra points if necessary

You can optionally add additional search points to your search to find routes. This works the same as described under step 4. Sometimes it takes a while to find a route, but in the end it often works by increasing the radius of the scan points.

Step 6: click on an interesting route in the map

Routes that meet the criteria of your search are now shown in the map with route makers and route clusters (see also the explanation in step 4). All displayed routes meet the criteria of your search, including those routes whose route markers fall outside the search radius(s) shown on the map. Clicking on a route marker gives a preview of that route in the map (see also the image in step 5).

If you want to view the route, press “View route details”. This shows the route in the review view. See also the manual “Route Library”.

Find routes near an existing route

In the route editor of MyRoute-app you can search along a route for routes nearby. This is useful if you find alternative routes or extensions.

You start on nearby routes via the Route Editor. See also the manual “Route editor”.

Step 1: open a route.

Choose a route that you want to use to search routes along.

Step 2: press nearby routes

Open the sidebar menu and select “Nearby Routes”. This opens a screen where you can adjust settings to search for nearby routes.

Step 3: enter the search radius and search routes

With the slider you can enter the radius with which to search around your route, as it were. Searches outwards from the route line to the specified distance. If the specified radius is 25 km, this means that routes on both sides of the route line up to 25 km away are searched.

When you are satisfied with the entered search radius, press “find routes”.

Step 4: view nearby routes

You will now receive a selection of nearby routes that meet the specified criteria. Here you can make a selection.

If you would like to find more routes, we recommend using the largest free library of controlled routes, our RouteXpert route library.