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  1. Cathy Sweeney
    April 18, 2015 @ 2:19 am

    Looks like a very cool app and one I’d definitely use while in Gran Canaria — and what a beautiful place to hike it appears to be! There are such good apps available for us travelers these days and new ones keeping coming.
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      April 18, 2015 @ 8:26 am

      Oh, we’ve had some memorable hikes on Gran Canaria, Cathy. And look forward to a fair few more after discovering this app.

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  2. Lauren
    April 18, 2015 @ 4:39 am

    I love how there are apps for everything these days! Looks very informative and helpful for those who are visiting (or staying!). Would love to go to Gran Canaria someday!
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      April 18, 2015 @ 8:29 am

      If you do, Lauren, we’re your go-to guys. Happy to help with any queries.

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  3. Cat of Sunshine and Siestas
    April 18, 2015 @ 11:09 am

    Great concept – I was blown away at all of the different landscapes on the island, and hiking them sounds like the best way to discover that!
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  4. Claudia
    April 18, 2015 @ 11:39 am

    they should develop one for Sardinia too!!
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      April 18, 2015 @ 12:05 pm

      Well, we know they have one for England. Perhaps you could approach them to suggest this, Claudia?

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  5. Michele TravelwithMrsT
    April 18, 2015 @ 12:05 pm

    Sounds like a great app! I’d love to have something similar when I go go hikes on islands in Greece and the Netherlands!

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    • Gran Canaria Local
      April 18, 2015 @ 12:12 pm

      Fantastic idea, Michele. We’d love to see them roll it out to the other Canary Islands.

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  6. Bethaney - Flashpacker Family
    April 18, 2015 @ 12:14 pm

    Sounds like a really useful app!
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      April 18, 2015 @ 12:16 pm

      Yes, Bethaney. It’s a handy one if you’re planning on going footloose and fancy free on Gran Canaria.

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  7. Vanessa
    April 18, 2015 @ 1:07 pm

    Those wild flowers look gorgeous!

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    • Gran Canaria Local
      April 18, 2015 @ 1:10 pm

      Yes, Vanessa, there is more flora than most people imagine on Gran Canaria.

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  8. Lizzie
    April 18, 2015 @ 1:12 pm

    What a useful app! I’d never entertained the thought of hiking in Gran Canaria, but the landscape looks beautiful. I’m living in Spain this year, so will hopefully get to visit at some point!
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      April 18, 2015 @ 1:20 pm

      In terms of diversity of landscape, Lizzie, Gran Canaria’s probably the best of all the Canary Islands for hiking.

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  9. Olga
    April 18, 2015 @ 1:41 pm

    Gran Canaria is an absolutely stunning place!
    And the app can to it can definitely help to explore how fantastic it is!

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  10. Wandering Educators
    April 18, 2015 @ 2:24 pm

    I agree – there’s nothing like discovering new places by BEING in them, feet on the ground.
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      April 18, 2015 @ 4:14 pm

      Good to hear you’re a fellow advocate of the feet-first approach, Jessie.

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  11. Penny Sadler
    April 18, 2015 @ 2:38 pm

    Looks like a pretty nice place to be schlepping about. 🙂
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      April 18, 2015 @ 4:09 pm

      Beautifully central offices, Penny. Pedestrianized Triana is great for a ramble. Or indeed a schlepp.

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  12. Travelwith2ofus
    April 18, 2015 @ 5:03 pm

    While we all can’t seem to do without our apps these days, me included, sometimes I think it takes away the thrill of doing activities. App sound complete.

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    • Gran Canaria Local
      April 18, 2015 @ 5:15 pm

      Totally see where you’re coming from. We’ve learnt a lot of what we now know on Gran Canaria by stumbling over places. This app, however, would be of value to the Gran Canaria virgin, the first-time visitor to our shores.

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  13. Andrea
    April 18, 2015 @ 9:26 pm

    Love that there a variety of options! I love exploring a city through discovery walks, especially when its a city of origin. Glad that I finally have a device that supports Apps!
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      April 19, 2015 @ 5:13 am

      Yes, we do too, Andrea. There’s actually an older metropolis on the island than Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in Telde. It’s a long story.

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  14. Casey @ A Cruising Couple
    April 19, 2015 @ 2:15 am

    Wow, such a great idea! I love walking tours, and this definitely sounds like how I would like to experience Gran Canaria. Slow travel at its finest 🙂

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    • Gran Canaria Local
      April 19, 2015 @ 5:11 am

      Yes, Casey, this app allows you to tour Gran Canaria at your own pace.

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  15. Brenda & Andrew (@DishOurTown)
    April 19, 2015 @ 3:27 am

    I dream of going to Gran Canaria, we’re hoping to go in 2016, maybe 2017. Personally, I really enjoy these types of apps because I don’t have a good sense of direction at all! My family and I would find this super helpful during our hike. Thanks for letting us know.
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      April 19, 2015 @ 5:28 am

      We hope your dream comes true, guys. As regards direction, we stubbornly thought we had a good sense of direction. But, as we’ve discovered hiking on the island, we’ve learned not to trust it.

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  16. Sophie
    April 19, 2015 @ 12:03 pm

    Great app! Good luck!

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    • Gran Canaria Local
      April 19, 2015 @ 10:43 pm

      Thanks, Sophie. We’re sure the app will flourish along with our site.

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  17. Lillie
    April 19, 2015 @ 2:57 pm

    As someone obsessed with walking, this is right up my alley!
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      April 19, 2015 @ 10:38 pm

      An essential purchase, Lillie. Except you don’t buy it. As it’s free.

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  18. Mary @ Green Global Travel
    April 19, 2015 @ 3:32 pm

    Walking in Gran Canaria sounds like a great app to make the outdoors more approachable especially for those of us who are more directionally challenged. Thanks for sharing!
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      April 19, 2015 @ 10:45 pm

      Thanks for commenting, Mary. We’re all for encouraging visitors to explore Gran Canaria’s interior. And this app definitely makes it more accessible.

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  19. Jess
    April 19, 2015 @ 9:18 pm

    Beautiful pics! Looks like fun!
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      April 19, 2015 @ 10:49 pm

      We really can’t advocate hiking on Gran Canaria enough, Jess. And this app makes sure that wherever you go on the island, you’re on terra firma.

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  20. Peter Parkorr
    April 20, 2015 @ 7:29 pm

    Sounds like a great app! I used to try and avoid all guide books or tours and things like that, but if you go to a destination well prepared you can get so much more out of it. Definitely would check this out if I ended up in GC! 🙂
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      April 20, 2015 @ 8:03 pm

      There’s a fine line between being overprepared and underprepared, Peter.

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  21. Meg @ Mapping Megan
    April 21, 2015 @ 9:00 am

    Nice concept for an app – how long do you think I should plan for a vacation to be able to do all 31? 😀
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      April 21, 2015 @ 9:09 am

      Oooh, a month say, Meg. As long as that month isn’t February, April, June, September, or November.

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