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The must-have travel apps that will transform your summer holiday

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Google Maps is fine for navigating a city – not so much for the great outdoors. When you fancy hiking, AllTrails gives you over 400,000 routes to explore, each of which displays its distance, time and elevation. Subscribe and you can download maps for offline use and, handily, get a nudge if you make a wrong turn. 
Free + IAP; Android, iOS

Ski Tracks

If your idyllic getaway involves skiing or snowboarding, this app ensures your time won’t be wasted and you can track your progress on the pistes. Switch it on as you start your day and it’ll suck in data you can peruse later to see how you fared and compare with friends – including geolocated snaps for those all-important snowy selfies. 
£1.89; Android • £1.99; iOS

Tides Near Me

Whether you’re planning a trip to an island temporarily linked to the mainland during low tide or keen to show off your surfing skills, you’ll need to know about upcoming tides. This app is a simple yet effective way to explore nearby tides and those all-important times for the current day or week ahead. 
Free; Android, iOS

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