Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Geopark, Route Planning

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_869

Route planning includes the use of various types of transportation or walking trails in the geopark to link all or most of the scenic spots with geological, ecological and cultural attractions or geosites for sight-seeing, field study and research. Most geoparks have at least two or more major routes, each of which may require approximately a half day to visit. If the route is too long (usually more than 3–5 km) or the terrain is rough or steep and beyond the capacity of normal tourists (usually more than 300–500 m in elevation), supporting means (e.g., environmentally friendly or battery-operated shuttles, cable cars, and ferries) will be used.

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