Have you ever thought of creating a walk? Be inventive and enjoy the stimulating experience of planning an entertaining trail. Researching and writing a good walk inevitably leads you to discovering more about your chosen route and its surroundings, even if it’s somewhere you know well. Add to that, if you devise questions along the way, treasure hunt style, you will create an event that people will enjoy, share with their friends and happily pay you for!
QuizTrail.com makes it easy to create good, entertaining walking trails with plenty of scope for expressing yourself and putting your own stamp on the experience. By blazing an interesting trail and setting engaging questions along the way, you delight those who follow your trail by sharing your knowledge and discoveries.
The QuizTrail App is packed with features that make it easy to follow a trail without getting badly lost. There is a “you’re getting warmer” feature with lights that show green if you’re heading in the right direction and red if you’ve veered off the trail. And there are Hints that you can use either if you get lost or when you’re struggling to answer one of the questions. The start of the trail is clearly marked on the map screen with a green pin, so Trail Seekers can confidently find the right spot to start their walk. Those features give confidence when you write the trail that you don’t have to worry about losing your followers if your directions are not spot on.
Setting trails is made easy on the QuizTrail.com website. The custom software leads you through the process from planning the route by dropping pins onto a Google map, to prompting you to write directions and provide a question and multiple-choice answers at each TrailPoint.
The best trails to create are ones that you would like to follow yourself. You might prefer trails that get under the skin of the location and capture the essence of the place. Perhaps a well researched walk that examines the history of buildings along the route. Or a scavenger style trail, which is quick to set up, where Trail Seekers are challenged to find something at each TrailPoint along the way.
You can do research from home with Google Streetview, Wikipedia and other reference sites and devise an informative walk around a neighbourhood without having set foot in it. Preferably you will walk the route, making notes as you go, before settling down with your laptop and being creative on the QuizTrail website.
The accuracy of the GPS system that powers the App means that TrailPoints can be placed precisely. So you could team up with a local retailer or café owner and create TrailPoints right at their shop fronts. Trail Seekers could be offered a discount when they show their live App screens to staff at the outlet.
Some of the best trails lead Trail Seekers to hidden gems. “I never knew that was there,” is the delighted comment from people who discover an interesting feature in an area they thought they knew well.
Take for instance Piranesi’s keyhole in Rome. The Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta was designed by Piranesi as the priory of the Knights of Malta. You could set a trail to explore the spectacular Aventine Hill with a TrailPoint at the doorway where the ancient keyhole offers the most memorable view of the basilica of St Peter’s two miles away, perfectly in line with the avenue of trees in the Knights’ garden.
Challenge yourself to create a trail, for fun or to make some cash. Set a download fee on your trail in any one of over twenty currencies and you receive 70% of the fee every time someone downloads your trail. It’s free to sign up and create trails and you get a free profile page on the QuizTrail website that you can link to your own website or social media pages to promote your trail.
It’s free and it’s fun and it will get you and your friends and followers out into the great outdoors. Unless of course you create you trails remotely on your laptop at home!
If you’d like a detailed guide to setting good trails, please email email@example.com and ask for our Trail Setting Guide.