How to select the language to browse the site ?
– Click on the ” flag ” at the top right .
- How to download the track ?
– 1 ) click on the icon
– 2 ) open the file with winzip
– 3 ) use the track in KML format for viewing with Google Earth
– 4 ) use the track in gpx format to load it on the GPS ( Garmin )
- What’s the difference between a KML and GPX files and their usefulness?
– The KML file can be displayed on the computer using Google Earth- The file in gpx is useful to be uploaded to a GPS ( Garmin )
- What are GPS babel and visualizer ?
– Both programs are used to convert various formats of the tracks . For example, to convert a gpx format in kml or a kml one into a gpx one.
- How to identify the level of difficulty of a trail ?
Tourist trail = T = Track without important height differences that goes through well-marked trails and which does not provide many hours walking. Generally used for easy cultural, tourist or recreational walks.
Hiking trail = E = Track that takes place mostly on trails with the possibility of various traits also sharp, with length and height difference that can make it challenging if you do not have the habit of walking, sometimes without signs..
Experienced hikers trail = EE = Track that follows trails even at high altitudes with frequent steep and exposed; the length and the height difference make it necessary to have adequate physical preparation and technique.
Trail Hikers with Equipment Experts = EEA = Track that may have crossing snowfields or traits previously equipped with ropes or ladders. They are, therefore, essential physical requirements and appropriate technical and the necessary equipment.
Hiking trail snowy = EAI = Path in snowy environment that requires the use of snowshoes, but still on the ground without major inclines, with clear paths and without exposed stretches
- How to identify the level of difficulty of a trail with mountain bike ?
TC = (touristic) path on dirt roads from smooth, compact surfaces, type of carriage
MC = (for cycle excursionists with average technical skills) path of gravel-bottomed little bumpy or slightly irregular (sheep tracks, cart tracks …) or on trails with smooth, compact surfaces
BC = (for cycle excursionists with good technical skills) trail on very bumpy dirt roads or on mule tracks and trails with rather uneven but quite compact but smooth or irregular, with some natural obstacles (eg. rock steps or roots)
OC = (for cycle excursionists with excellent technical skills) as above but on trails with very bumpy and / or very uneven, with significant presence of obstacles
EC = (maximum level forcycle excursionists … Extreme! but possibly to avoid social outings) path of paths very irregular, characterized by steps and obstacles in continuous succession, requiring technical type Dedicated trials