Thursday, February 07, 2013

Spanish Hiking on Google Maps

The Gipuzkoa is one of Spain;s most beautiful and picturesque regions. The mountains and rugged terrain make it a popular destination for hikers and fans of other outdoor pursuits.

RutasporGipuzkoa is a website that shows popular hiking and climbing routes in Gipuzkoa.

The site uses Google Maps to show the locations of popular routes. The results displayed in the sidebar can be filtered by the latest routes to be added or the most popular. If the user selects a hiking location on the map they can click through to view further details.

The full details not only explain the difficulty, distance and estimated time of the hike but give detailed guidance and directions for the route.

Sierra de Aralar is a dedicated Google Map, from RutasporGipuzkoa, showing hikes, points of interest and mountains in the Aralar range of mountains.

Users can link on any of the hikes indicated on the map and view the hike's route and altitude chart. Accompanying the route are details on the walk's length, an estimated time for the walk and a difficulty rating.

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