Recommended best websites to download .gpx walking and cycling routes

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Recommended best websites to download .gpx walking and cycling routes

Over the years many people have asked us to recommend the best web sites to download .gpx walking and cycling routes from.

.gpx files are the way people share walking and cycle routes.

Therefore, we have put together a bit of a directory of the websites we know and have used to download .gpx files from.

I know it is not a complete list and if you know of any other sites you personally use and would like to recommend please do get in touch.

1. Best websites to download .gpx files - Long distance trails

- National trail website - more here

- GPS - Routes - more here

- Saturday Walkers Club - more here

- Walking Englishman - more here

2. Best websites to download .gpx files - Day walks

- Walk Highlands - more here

- GPS-routes - more here

- Walking Englishman - more here

- Walking World - more here

- Harold Street - more here

- Walking About - more here

- Happy Hiker - more here

3. Best websites to download .gpx files - Mountain Bike routes

- Pedal North - more here

- Singletrackworld - Magazine that share .gpx files of routes - more here

- All Trails - more here

- Mountain Bike Rides - more here

- MTB Foodie - more here

How do you download .gpx files and get these onto your GPS unit?

There are some videos in our ‘online resource’ that will take you through the complete process, from downloading the .gpx file from a website and how you get the .gpx file on both your Garmin or SatMap GPS unit..

Garmin users –

Windows – Log into online resource > Courses > Garmin BaseCamp > Garmin BaseCamp – Windows users > Module 1 > Unit 13 - Downloading GPS Routes from Websites to then import into Basecamp software to review and then transfer to your GPS Device

Mac - Log into online resource > Courses > Garmin BaseCamp > Garmin BaseCamp – Mac users > Module 1 > Unit 12 - Downloading GPS Routes from Websites to then import into Basecamp software to review and then transfer to your GPS Device

SatMap users –

Windows – Log into online resource > Courses > SatMap Xpedition 2 – Windows users > Module 1 > Unit 12 - Importing GPX Routes / Tracks from Websites or your PC to Xpedition 2

Mac - Log into online resource > Courses > SatMap Xpedition 2 – Mac users > Module 1 > Unit 12 Importing Saved Routes or Tracks from your Active 20 GPS into Xpedition2 for Mac

Further reading

1. Masterclass - GPX files - Garmin

2. Wikiloc app - review - share GPX files wirelessly

3. What you need and want from an Outdoor GPS unit

4. Walk and talk - Practical use of an Outdoor GPS Unit

 


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