Is GPS essential?
No, it's certainly not essential to use GPS navigation on Inntravel holidays. Together with the maps that we provide, our detailed, thoroughly researched route notes are all that you need to explore independently.
In fact, they provide far more information than you can glean from following a GPS track. Within the directions that guide you from A to B is information about points of interest along the way, plus, where needed, important warnings about potential hazards (such as, for a cycling holiday, a sharp bend at the bottom of a hill).
Why use GPS?
While using GPS navigation is not essential, GPS devices and smartphone navigation apps do, nevertheless, have a number of useful functions which aid navigation and can be used to record information about the route you are following.
For those people who like to use GPS navigation, we provide GPS tracks for almost all of our holidays. However, we strongly recommend that you treat them as a secondary means of route-finding, whose main purpose is to clear up any ambiguity, for example where there have been changes on the ground.
You should always read the day's route notes in full before you set out, carry them with you, and keep track of where you are in relation to the notes.