Plan Your Own Self-Guided Walks With Our Very Own GPSMyCity App

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12 November 2023

Plan Your Own Self Guided Walks With The GPSMyCity App

Nov 12, 2023 | Travel Resources | 2 comments

Over the years, you’ve no doubt resorted (as we have) to thumbing your way through a travel guide as you trot around the streets on a weekend city break. Sometimes you’ll have been organised enough to highlight the things you want to see and do in advance. And worked out a rough plan of how to get around.

Or, the more tech-savvy amongst us might have bookmarked our favourite travel articles from blogs and websites to read from our mobile devices on-the-fly. And used the likes of Google Maps to help us get around. Just as long as there’s at least a 4G signal and enough data on our mobile device to last us. Which can be particularly difficult and expensive if we’re in a different country.

Well, here’s a concept you might not have considered. What if you had access to an app that not only provides the information from the travel article but includes a route map, too? And what if it knows where you are at any given time and can direct you to the recommended locations from the article without getting lost! 

Welcome to the world of GPS-guided travel articles.

And, the good news is that we’ve teamed up with GPSmyCity to produce our very own self-guided travel article apps based on some of our own blog posts. That’s in addition to the thousands of other article apps from over 1,000 cities that are available for download from the GPSmyCity app.

GPSmyCity app

How does it work?

Basically, it’s a FREE app on your mobile device that allows you to search for and download travel articles and blog posts to use as an offline resource on your trip.

However, you can upgrade (with an annual subscription) to a GPS-enabled version of the article, which includes walking directions from your current location to any of the places featured. A bit like having your own virtual tour guide helping you to get from one place to the next.

In fact, by purchasing an annual subscription you’ll gain access to all of the app’s GPS-enabled city walk guides and travel articles. There are more than 6500 of them! All you need to do is download the FREE GPSmyCity app to your mobile device from their website or directly from Google Play and iTunes.


Right now, you can get a one-year Premium subscription (worth $18.99) ABSOLUTELY FREE. This will allow you to use the GPS-enabled service on two devices for one whole year, free of charge. But you’ll need to be quick as we have only TEN to give away.

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Download the GPSMyCity app
  • Go to the Account screen and register your GPSMyCity user account
  • Go to More > Feedback and email the claim code 26891112
  • Once GPSMyCity receives your email, your premium membership will be activated
GPSmyCity app - multiple walks
GPSmyCity app - detailed walk route map
GPSmyCity app - city walks

The Above Us Only Skies apps

We’ve been working with GPSMyCity since 2016. And, over that time, they’ve converted many of our articles into self-guided walking tour apps.

Each of them can be downloaded for free. Just click on any of the following article links and download the GPSMyCity app when prompted (unless you’ve already done so). Once downloaded you’ll then be re-directed to the article app, where you’ll find an option to upgrade to the offline map and GPS-enabled version (via subscription) if you wish to do so.

Of course, we’ll let you know when more of our travel articles become available.

Evora: The Jewel In Portugal’s Alentejo Region

How To Explore The Walled City Of Chester

A Half-Day Walking Tour Of Bradford on Avon

What To Do In Merida (Mexico) As A First Time Visitor

The Best Things To Do In Guadalajara (Mexico)

San Miguel de Allende (Mexico): A Handy Guide

Niteroi: Rio de Janeiro’s Underrated Neighbour

A Self-Guided City Tour Of Rio de Janeiro’s Historic Centre

Things To Do In Olinda: Northeast Brazil’s Colonial Gem

10 Things To Know About Mompox (Colombia)

How To Spend The Perfect Weekend In Jardín (Colombia)

Exploring Guatapé: Colombia’s Most Colourful Pueblo

6 Essential Things To Do In Arequipa (Peru)

The Best Of Barranco, Lima (Peru)

Discover Valparaiso (Chile) And Its Amazing Street Art 

How To Spend The Perfect Day At Le Mont Saint-Michel (France)

How To Explore San Francisco Without Breaking The Bank

Things To Do In Panama City On A Budget

12 Of The Best Things To Do In Medellin (Colombia)

Colourful Cartegena (Colombia) – A Travel Guide In Photos

Why You Shouldn’t Hesitate To Visit Banda Aceh (Indonesia)

The Pocket-Sized Gem Of Jaipur (India)

Why You Should Make Leh (India) Your Next Adventure Destination

The Beguiling Temples Of Bagan (Myanmar)

15 Of The Best Things You Can Do In Budapest (Hungary)

4 Things You Must Do In Amritsar (India)

Note: Just so you know, as part of our partnership with GPSmyCity we’ll receive a small commission each time one of our travel apps is upgraded. We’d like to feel it’s a small reward for the long days and nights required to maintain a travel blog!


How much does GPSmyCity cost?

The app is free to download and any articles you subsequently download within the app will be free, too. However, if you’d like a GPS-powered version of the article (that is, with a fully functional walking route map) you can upgrade by purchasing an annual subscription, which will provide access to 6500 city guides and articles, as follows:

  • City Walk Guides $12.99
  • City Walk Guides + Travel Articles $18.99
Where can I download the GPSmyCity app?

You can download the app via the GPSmyCity website, or…

For iOS devices: Apple store

For Android devices: Google Play

Any other questions?

If there’s anything you’d like to ask about the GPSMyCity app that we haven’t covered here, there are a few ways to get in touch with us.

Firstly, you can simply ask your question in the Comments section below. You can also get in touch using our contact form. Or, if you’d like to join our community on Facebook, you can ask directly there.

Either way, we’ll do our best to get straight back to you.

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  1. insuk Song

    The walking route is different between app. and website? How can I change the route in aap.?

    • Ian

      Could you let me know which article you are referring so I can check it for you? Although your best bet for any general queries about the app (like creating your own route) would be to contact GPSMyCity directly


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