Alps 2 Ocean Theme
Alps 2 Ocean is a 300 km bike trail starting from either Aoraki Mt Cook or Tekapo and ending in Oamaru on the Pacific Coast. The Gratia theme includes all relevant content, accommodation, food, bike hire etc and also allows users to make bookings. All the content is owned and managed by A2O through our portal, with their own secure log in and administrative control. In effect, A2O has its own app without incurring the related development and maintenance costs. We also co-market the activity with A2O as part of our marketing of Gratia to end users.
Jason Menard, Alps 2 Ocean (A2O) Development Officer says:
“We are thrilled to be a content partner with Gratia as this has enabled A2O to build our own app experience, complete with our own colours and branding, for travellers visiting our world-famous cycling trail, situated in the South Island of New Zealand."
“Travellers can use our A2O app on Gratia to connect with each other through a shared interest, arrange to meet each other, and bike the 9 section 300 km trail together, which links the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean. They can also use the A2O app on Gratia to access a broad range of relevant content, from accommodation and food to bike hire, and allows users to make bookings from this one app.”
“All our content on Gratia is owned and managed by A2O through our portal. In effect, A2O has its own app without incurring the related development and maintenance costs. We are also able to support the businesses in the region that wish to be included on our app.”
Businesses in the MacKenzie and Waitaki regions that wish to be included on the app should contact A2O here.