A few weeks ago, we mentioned a new route planning app called komoot that combines the best bits of navigation apps while adding its own unique touches, such as trail Highlights.
What is Komoot?
One of Germany’s biggest apps with 4 million users and yet pretty much unheard of here, Komoot is a one-stop shop for route planning and trail discovery.
Going down to your local trails or on an uplift day, this app probably won’t reveal too much; Firstly Komoot is geared more towards helping you when you’re out in the wilds and secondly because it hasn’t really built up a user base in this country yet. If you fancy an epic schlep in the sticks though, this could well be the app for you.
Our main criticism of the app, however, was that it hadn't yet built up a user base big enough to contribute to mountain biking related content in the app. . Well, that’s all about to change thanks to a competition we're running with komoot that aims to get people out there, exploring with the app, and sharing the best bits of singletrack with each other. Best of all, those of you that create the most inspiring highlights will be rewarded with a four day shred-cation in the Scottish Highlands, courtesy of komoot.
This isn’t about who rides the most but who creates the best content for komoot. See a great view, ride some pretty sweet corners or conquer a jump for the first time? Get snapping and get it on the app for others to see and check out for themselves. If you want some inspiration, check out Amanda Dexter, a komoot pioneer who is planning a riding roadtrip across Europe using the app.
The komoot team will pick out their favourite Highlights and four people will win the competition.
4 days in the Cairngorms, home to Laggan and Aviemore where you will join four other like-minded people to explore some of the most awesome trails in Scotland.
Date: 6th to 9th of September 2018
So, plan your rides with komoot, get out on your mtb, share your favourite spots with the community— and be in with a chance of joining komoot on an adventure in the Scottish Highlands.
Komoot is free to download but to benefit from komoot's offline maps and turn by turn voice navigation, all you have to do is unlock the region you want to go for a ride in. Your first region is completely free on sign up, with additional regions being available for as little as 2.99 GBP. The komoot app is available for Android phones from Google Play, iOS from the App Store and online at www.komoot.com.