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Visited countries – map of my traveling

By on 2. November 2016

This is map of my traveling. Countries and places I have been visited. I hope that there will be more visited countries in the future. (more…)

Map sources – Commercial and alternative GPS outdoor maps for Garmin device

By on 22. October 2016

How to get maps for my GPS Garmin device?

If you want to use commercial Garmin maps, you probably have to buy them. They are not cheap. But there are a lot of alternatives that will help you with orientation and navigation on your trek. You could download (stolen!) commercial Garmin maps for older Garmin devices (for example Garmin Dakota), but it is not easy to use them in the new Garmin devices such as the Garmin 64 series and newer. I work with the Garmin 64s device. I bought some commercial GPS maps but mostly I work with free map alternatives. This post deals with my favorite GPS map websites.

Commercial GPS maps for Garmin devices – map sources to buy

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Grossglockner trek

Hohe Tauern – Trekking around the Grossglockner

By on 12. July 2016

Austrian Alps for short treks

I had an opportunity to visit the Austrian part of the Alps at the beginning of July 2016. The Alps are a wide trekking area and it was not easy to choose the exact location. There were mainly two attractive options for us – Dachstein or Grossglockner. We finally made the decision to visit the Grossglockner area and I have to say that we chose the right option. The whole trip took five days – two days for transport and three days of trekking. There are some tips for you below.

Transport and travel costs

We went to Austria by car – this is probably the best option for people from Czech Republic. Distance Brno-Vienna-Heiligenblut takes around 7 hours (depends on weather, car, and traffic) and we were completely exhausted after that. Your travel costs depend on distance, your car and driving skills. You will have to pay for Motorway Vignette, 10 days is enough and it costs around 9 EUR. But there are more costs waiting for you later on. If you want to visit The Grossglockner High alpine road, you have to pay 54 EUR/car/30 days. More information about National Park Hohe Tauern fees. (more…)