When you join The Fellowship and Eye of Sauron Virtual Challenges, you'll be asked if you want to choose Story Mode or Long Mode.

Story Mode is a shorter distance, skipping parts of the full journey. It's a Challenge you can complete on your own.

Long Mode is the full distance Sam and Frodo travelled (over 660mi / 1000km). As it's a long journey, you might choose to create a Fellowship to complete it, it also suits cyclists.

What will I miss out on by choosing Story Mode?

The Postcard and Stories content in both Story Mode and Long Mode are the same, so you won't miss out.

When you choose Story Mode, the blue solid line shows the section you'll cover. The dotted line are the sections you'll skip.

Can I change from one mode to another?


Yes. Any distances you've already posted will be included.

How to choose between Story Mode and Long Mode in The Fellowship and Eye of Sauron Lord of the Rings Virtual Challenges:


When you enter the join code for The Fellowship Challenge or the Eye of Sauron Challenge, you will be prompted to choose your challenge mode: Story or Long. Tap on your chosen challenge. A gold tick will appear.

How to change modes:

  1. Tap on the challenge menu on your Lord of the Rings map. The menu will expand.

  2. Tap Settings.

  3. Tap Swap Mode. Tap the confirmation prompt to save the new mode.

To watch the onboarding tutorial again:

  1. Tap the Challenge menu on your Lord of the Rings map. The menu will expand.

  2. Tap Settings.

  3. The tutorial is at the top of the page under the close button. See the red box below.



Need more help? Start a live chat on our support page of the App or Email our customer support team

Did this answer your question?