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This app came about several years ago before I had developed the Great Rides AppI saw that there was an existing free Great Walks app which inspired me to create the Great Rides App after getting 'disorientated' on the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail which is never good for a cartographer.


After developing Great Rides App over three years I was in a position to take over the existing Great Walks app.  After walking all the Great Walks and one paddle trip over a matter of six months to map, photograph and take in the characteristics of the tracks I was ready to launch the Great Hikes App.


I rebuilt the old app to make it consistent with the qualities of what users like about the Great Rides App.

The app is 100% kiwi made, and we have spent a year developing it and work full-time on the apps on it for you to enjoy free! So please help us along the way and recommend it to others, join the app on Facebook and Instagram, support our partners and keep using the app. We hope that you will enjoy using the apps as much as we do maintaining them!

Happy great riding and walking ...

Gary Patterson

Great Hikes & Rides App Guy

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