You can now plan a “hybrid” trip that mixes snap-to-trail and straight-line segments on gaiagps.com. While you could create each of these route types separately before, you couldn’t combine them.
With this improvement, if trails don’t exist for a section of your route, the planner generates a straight-line path instead. After completing the route, you’ll see an elevation profile and stats for the trip, just as you would for any other route.
Check out this video to see hybrid routing in action.
The combination of snap-to-trail and straight-line routing makes it easier to plan routes on any terrain.