Maps and walking maps are indispensable for tour planning

Walking Maps

Walking maps are a practical accessory, whether you're planning at the kitchen table or already on a long-awaited vacation! Depending on your plan, the right map is available for every tour. Publishers such as Kompass, DAV, and Rother have very precise and up-to-date hiking guides, maps, and bike tour maps.

Proper map materials in the appropriate scale are important for orientation

They should be up-to-date for your tour, and they should be in the proper scale. For rough trip planning, a smaller scale is enough. If you're standing on rough terrain, the listing and representation of hiking paths should be as exact as possible. The description of scales as large and small means the opposite of what you might initially think. 1:100000 is a small scale and 1:25000 is a large one.
Unlike thematic maps from school atlases and news magazines, topographic maps make absolute sense in this case. The contour lines and shading provide a good initial impression of a tour's geographic relief.

A handy walking map has a compact format

You should choose the right format to use on your tour. That way, you can store the map or guide in a pocket on your hiking pants. This makes navigation easier. Now it's simple to inspect the route when you find yourself on rough terrain.

Current map material is important to your GPS device

Whether you're in the Alps, on the Canary Islands, or in the farthest reaches of Lapland, your navigation device must contain up-to-date maps! This is where Garmin has very reputable map material. That's also true of recreational maps for leisurely family cycling holidays.

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