Geocaching Is Bringing GeoTours to Your Phone

If you follow my blog, you probably heard of GeoTours before. GeoTours are geocaches grouped into a small tour to show and guide you in a city, county, or even state. GeoTours are usually some small challenges. You have to collect stamps or passcodes in a so-called passport and then return the passport to the owner of the GeoTour to receive a prize.

The “prizes” can range from small to big. I usually got geocoins, patches or some other souvenir swag when I completed a GeoTour. I like this little competition and it gives me even more incentive to go outside.

With the latest app update of the Geocaching App, you have now all the official GeoTours from www.geocaching.com at your fingertips. This makes managing GeoTours a hell lot easier. To find out more about the new feature, read the Geocaching Blog.

Geocaching®
Geocaching®
Developer: Groundspeak Inc.
Price: Free+
‎Geocaching®
‎Geocaching®
Developer: Groundspeak Inc.
Price: Free+

I got into situations, where I was geocaching and found a geocache which belonged to a GeoTour. Once I find the first one, I want to continue with the rest of the tour.

Search Options

Search Options

However, the implementation of GeoTours in the app is as bad as it can get. First of all, you have to find it. Yeah, it was hidden at an unexpected spot for me. In the main screen of the app (the map with geocaches), you have to hit the search icon in the top toolbar. Now you get 4 options to choose from and one is “GeoTour”. The problem now is, you have to know the GeoTour code of the tour you want to look up. But how do I get this code in the wild if it’s not in the cache description? I have to open the browser on my mobile device and go to the geocaching website, log in and search for the tour I want. With all that hassle, I can directly look it up in the browser and won’t need the app for it. I hope Groundspeak is checking this blog every now and then and see my concerns with the new feature. Why not just give us a list, sorted by country, kinda as I do on my blog here.

Geocaching.com published a list with all the current GeoTour Codes.

For a quick reference see list below: (updated 8-5-16)

GT55 Across The Divide Colorado, USA
GT75 Alberta Capital Region River Valley Park GeoTour Edmonton, Canada
GT6F Azores Azores Islands, Portugal
GT2B Backroad Mapbooks British Columbia, Canada
GT25 Bermuda Conservation Bermuda
GT2F Birthplace of Texas Brenham, TX
GT3E Bonneville Bigfoots Search Washington, USA
GT6D Bridgestone 2016 Denmark, nationwide
GT64 Caching Duluth Georgia, USA
GT7 Captain John Smith Maryland, USA
GT51 City of Richmond British Columbia, Canada
GTD Colorado’s South Park Colorado, USA
GT8 Columbus, GA Convention & Visitors Bureau Georgia, USA
GT15 Daviess County History Indiana, USA
GT12 Eugene, Cascades and Coast Oregon, USA
GT21 Experience Cortland New York, USA
GT61 Filmed in Spokane Washington, USA
GT6A Find Your Park USA, nationwide
GT5B Garden of Amsterdam Netherlands
GT5D Geocaching Capital of Canada Ontario, Canada
GT29 Geocaching HQ Washington, USA
GT31 Geoheimnisträger Hannover, Germany
GTE Georgia History Trail Georgia, USA
GTF Georgia State Parks Georgia, USA
GTA Gold Country British Columbia, Canada
GT74 Heart of Sweden Örebro, Sweden
GT1D Helena Montana, USA
GT17 Heritage Hide’n’Seek Ontario, Canada
GT53 Houma Travel Louisiana, USA
GT14 Hyatt Regency Tamaya New Mexico, USA
GT50 Jack Trail Tennessee, USA
GT48 Kentucky State Parks Kentucky, USA
GT2A Klamath Basin Oregon, USA
GT6E Knokke-Heist Belgium
GT47 KohlsFIT at Phoenix Children’s Hospital Arizona, USA
GT73 Kyle, Texas Texas, USA
GT4F Lake Eildon Victoria, Australia
GT6C Milpitas California, USA
GT3D Operation Recreation Florida, USA
GT5E Paderborner Land Paderborn, Germany
GT57 Peachtree City Georgia, USA
GT66 Pirates of the High Seas Florida, USA
GT71 Route 66 White Mountain GeoTour Arizona, USA
GT34 Santa Fe Trail 5 states, USA
GT33 Schatzhüterin Hannover, Germany
GT65 Sicily Sicily, Italy
GT36 Smith Geocaching Alberta, Canada
GT19 Smithsonian Natural History Washington D.C., USA
GT58 South Downs South Downs, England
GT72 Space Coast Florida, USA
GT26 Spring Grove Pennsylvania, USA
GT9 Star-Spangled Banner Washington D.C., USA
GT6B Strolling Stark Ohio, USA
GT37 Sud-Ouest Vendée Vendée, France
GT10 Taking Flight Florida, USA
GT3C The Highking Code Austria
GT70 The Rocks Sydney, Australia
GT13 Thing Sites northern Europe
GT59 TRWD Trinity Trails Texas, USA
GT2D Visit Pensacola Florida, USA
GT52 Visit Rainier Washington, USA
GT60 Visit Royal Deeside Scotland
GT54 Visit Utah Utah, USA
GT40 West Bend Four Seasons Wisconsin, USA

I have the Geocaching App on my Android phone, but it’s not my favorite app for geocaching. The best app ever made for geocaching is c:geo and only available for Android.

c:geo
c:geo
Developer: c:geo team
Price: Free

Besides the official GeoTours, you will find on Geocaching.com, there are also countless other ones. These are not listed on the official GeoTour list from Geocaching.com.

GeoTours in AppThat’s why I started my own list of GeoTours. The list will grow over time and I will add more GeoTours as soon as I find them. I also will start adding the official GeoTours. You can access my list via this link or click in the menu at the top on Geocaching and then GeoTours.

Have you done any GeoTours yet and if so tell me which one in the comments?

[Title Photo (c) Geocaching.com; Screenshots created by me]

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