Great Rides App

The only mobile app designed for the NZ Great Rides and a national partner of the NZ Cycle Trail. Working offline it offers GPS tracking, over 1,500 pages of maps, photos and trail section descriptions. Download it free today!

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 Lake Dunstan Trail, 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 App has over 1,500 pages and is free to download.

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The Great Rides App now has a sister: the Great Hikes App. This new free app covers all NZ's Great Walks in rich detail. It works fully offline, offers GPS tracking and has 500+ pages of content, photos, video and maps. It's an essential companion to its fab older brother.

New Zealand's only mobile app for all the Great Walks

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