Meaning of “route” - Learner’s Dictionary

route

noun [ C ] uk /ruːt/ us /ruːt, raʊt/
We went by the most direct route.We decided to take the scenic route to Scotland.I'll go first to show the route.Scott took an indirect route to the shops.These new routes will give the airline a considerable advantage over its competitors.
ROADS

B1 the roads or paths you follow to get from one place to another place:

an escape route
Crowds gathered all along the route to watch the race.
METHOD

a method of achieving something:

A university education is seen by many as the best route to a good job.
→ See also en route

(Definition of “route” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)