Great Rides App

Published 2021-02-11

Need help to pick, plan and plot your next adventure on the New Zealand Cycle Trail? It sounds like time you downloaded the free Great Rides App!

Created by passionate New Zealand rider and cartographer, Gary Patterson, the Great Rides App is a New Zealand Cycle Trail national partner, and the only mobile app featuring all 23 Great Rides.

Gary Patterson, creator of the fantastic Great Rides App.

With more than 1500 pages, it’s stacked with maps, video fly-thrus, elevation profiles, trail section descriptions and photos, along with details of trail services such as bike hire, shuttles, food and accommodation.

The app is kept up to date, with bonus trails including the fab new Paparoa Track, Heaphy Track, Waikato's Te Awa River Ride and Marlborough’s Link Pathway. The app boasts offline tracking using mobile GPS and once a trail is downloaded it works totally offline without needing mobile coverage!

What’s more, the Great Rides App is 100% New Zealand-made and FREE! Plus, 10% of any advertising revenue goes directly back to the trails that it is collected from, so please support these providers.


The Great Rides App has over 1,500 pages and is free to download.

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Find out more about the Great Rides App here.