Search or Explore feature for Strava Routes

Map-based exploring/searching for Routes in the 'Explore' section, similar to the map-based segment explore that currently exists.

If someone has taken the time to create a route, chances are that route is a better indication for a good ride or run route than popular segments. 

Currently, when I'm in a new location, I use popular segments from the segment explorer to drill down to activities to ry and identify good routes, in combination with popularity in Route Builder and the Strava labs world heat map. It would be nice to not have to create my own route for every location I visit. Local knowledge is the best!



  • mmmm....Premium member ever since I joined and now REALLY considering it not worth it - I have been waiting like others on this thread since even before 2014! Garmin / Ride with GPS / Map-My Ride / Plot a route. /  - they are not being sued!  Not interested in Strava Local unless it details all the rides exactly where I am going.

  • Where is Strava with this? I don't understand why it takes so long to produce something like this where the community can search, comment, rate, etc. certain routes.

    Plenty of other sites offer this but not Strava. Not sure whether Premium is really worth it at all.

  • update please.  This is clearly a feature that your paying members are hoping for.

  • Well where is this feature?

  • Really, really, really frustrating I can't search for Routes created by others.  I want to find ROUTES, not SEGMENTS.  I'm thinking of leaving Strava if this isn't provided soon.  I often travel and one of the first things I do is look for a new running  route.  Today, I have to spend all kinds of time manually preparing my own routes by trying to piece together pieces of segments.  That is really frustrating and time consuming. 

    I want to spend more time running my routes and less time building my routes.  

    Please provide a date when Strava will release this basic feature.

  • I just paid for a Strava membership and now see that I can't see routes and explore/download runs I'd like to take. This is like paying for cable and then realizing there is no list of programming.

    As you ought be able to discern from this years-long thread, this is a fundamental product need. The fact that you are the dominant tool with which people track their runs and do not provide this feature makes its absence...worse.

    I am canceling, but I'll be back when you're selling what i'm trying to buy.


  • I can not frikin believe I can not search for routes...argh  I am so pissed.  This needs to be a priority  and quite frankly this should be easy peasy for a competent programmer to put together over a couple of days or less. 

  • PS: the segment explorer is a limited tool, it 

  • My Summit renewal recently failed as i’d changed details .. then i thought about all the actually useful things Strava HAVENT done in the last few years (like this) and figured nope - wont be updating those details!

  • I haven't seen a comment for the " Strava Team "  about this since it went up.  There will be some  meaningless piece of  prose at some stage with " Management speak"

    Come on Strava.... "YES" to the Feature or "NO"  



  • This post started in June of 2014 and still nothing has happened..........

  • Still Waiting

  • Strava, update on this?

  • Strava forced me to give up on strava and I joined "ride with GPS"

  • Yawn. Does Strava even have a development team? Or is it just a bunch of middle managers wondering how to cram my feed with SPAM. I reckon I could implement this feature in two days and I don't even know how to code. Sigh.

    I used to donate a fee to Strava monthly (because let's face it, Premium/Summit is a waste of money) as I supported the company. Not any more.

  • 104 comments on here and there's a sort feature. I have more routes. Just sayin.

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