It is not a condition to have a purchased copy of The Route Guide in order to download the GPS coordinates, but since the routes and the waypoints are explained in the book, it makes sense to buy one. It contains a lot of other useful and interesting information, illustrations, maps and photos. In fact, you could enjoy a trek using only The Route Guide on its own without the benefits of a GPS – of course, if you do have a GPS device you probably want the data which you find here.
– Last updated: 14/05/2014
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How to use the file(s)
Download the zip file on your computer, unpack it the way you usually open compressed files. It contains two folders called “4×4-circuits” and “trekking-camel-routes” – in the first you find the .gpx files for the 4 off-road safari routes, while in the other the 26 treks by trek number. Connect your GPS to the computer and transfer the file or files you want to your device. That’s it, you’re ready to go.
The trekking and camel safari routes contain alternative routes, which means the waypoint numbers are not always following each other – refer to the route description in The Route Guide. The number of each waypoint on the map in the guide corresponds to the number in the route description, as well as to the downloadable files. However, in the later case the trek number has been attached before the waypoint number, so as an example, waypoint 1 of the first trek is marked as T01-01, and so on.
Since the 4×4 programmes consist of circuits without forks and alternative routes, one number follows the other. Similarly to the trekking routes, the waypoints are marked by the circuit number and the waypoint number, so for example CR1-01 is the first waypoint of the first 4×4 circuit.