Camino de Santiago among Volcanoes

Gran Canaria Camino de Santiago

4 stages - self-guided

Gran Canaria Camino de Santiago

688 € per person

5 stages of ◆Camino del Guanche◆ Including transport of luggage and persons, maps, descriptions & GPX-files – Difficulty: ▲▲▲▲△

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Camino de Santiago

Camino de Santiago

4 stages

▸ Includes 5 nights in strategic accommodations, bed & breakfast basis.

▸ 4 self-guided stages through the Camino de Santiago.

▸ We organize all the necessary luggages transfers from hotel to hotel.

▸ Pilgrims can get a certificate for completing the Camino de Santiago on Gran Canaria.

from

588 £

per person

full itinerary:  65,1 Km ICONO Distancia
total ascents: △  2589 mts 
total descents: ▽  2473 mts

STAGES AND ACCOMMODATION:

arrival in Gran Canaria

  • arrival transfer
  • 1st night in Maspalomas Cordial Green Golf

1st: Maspalomas - Arteara

  • walking distance: 19,1 Km
  • total climbs: + 651 m
  • total drops:   – 216 m
  • 2nd night in Arteara Masai Mara Resort

2nd: Arteara - Tunte

  • walking distance: 9,7 Km
  • total climbs: + 504 m
  • total drops: – 62 m
  • 3rd night in Tunte Rural Suite Santiago de Tunte

3rd: Tunte - Cruz de Tejeda

  • walking distance: 15,4 Km
  • total climbs:  + 1.063 m
  • total drops:   – 436 m
  • 4th night in Cruz de Tejeda  Hotel El Refugio

4th: Cruz de Tejeda - Gáldar

  • walking distance: 20,9 Km
  • total climbs:  + 371 m
  • total drops:  – 1.759 m
  • 5th night in Gáldar Hotel Emblemático Agáldar

departure day

  • airport transfer on your own

SEE DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Niveau 4
This programme is for you if you are in excellent physical condition; if you can cover steep slopes and have no vertigo or health problems; if you regularly do long walks and consider yourself a good sportsman, love nature and are respectful of the environment.
 
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Camino de Santiago

Gáldar was the first capital of Gran Canaria after the unification of the Andamana and Gumidafe indigenous kingdoms. According to the chronicles, a building was blessed during the conquest of the island by the Spanish (1478 – 1483) and was the first church dedicated to St James the Apostle. The first mass was held there in 1482, before the end of the conquest of the island.

The church of Santiago de los Caballeros de Gáldar, with its three large naves and fifteen chapels, is one of the most monumental in the Canary Islands and preserves part of the apostle’s cultural heritage. The Jacobean Holy Year has been celebrated since 1965. Santiago has been present in the time and space of Gáldar for more than half a millennium, and the city has demonstrated this clear Jacobean vocation.

Pope Paul VI gave his blessing on 20 November 1975 and Pope John Paul II granted the Church of Santiago in Galdar the grace of the Holy Jacobean Year – in perpetuum – by rescript on 24 June 1992.

Today, the Camino crosses Gran Canaria from south to north, from the dunes of Maspalomas to the north of the island.

The Camino de Santiago starts in Maspalomas at the lighthouse and continues into the interior of the island. The route runs via San Bartolomé de Tirajana (Tunte) to the heights of Tejeda, passing the Sacred Mountains of Gran Canaria (UNESCO World Heritage Site).

From Cruz de Tejeda, the route continues to the church of St James the Apostle in Gáldar.

Concha

When the pilgrim arrives in Gáldar, they can obtain a certificate for the Camino de Santiago entre Volcanes. For this, the pilgrim’s identity card with the corresponding stamps (in the church of San Bartolomé and in the church of Santiago de Gáldar) must be presented.

Credencial Camino de Santiago de Gran Canaria

FLEXIBLE PROGRAMME: you can rearrange the stages in order to fit days off in between them. We adapt it to your wishes.

ATTENTION: The route in stages along the Camino de Santiago requires good physical condition and walking safety and is only suitable for regular hikers.

Well-signposted trails

Transfers included (taxi and/or regular bus) to/from your accommodation

Order our telescopic poles for 14 € each.

traslados en bus y taxi

taxi or bus transfers

luggage transfers from hotel to hotel at each stage and transfers of people, by taxi or regular buses.

Hotel emblemática Agaldar - habitación

accommodations

small charming hotels and unique accommodation in strategic locations, with breakfast included.

Gran Canaria

stages

5 stages of approx. 15 km each, to cross from north to south the Camino del Guanche in Gran Canaria.

What does this programme include?   

con Alojamiento Accommodations – 5 nights stay in different charming hotels, B&B.

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ICONO - VIDEOCONFERENCIA

Videoconference information – personalised information by video-talk on your arrival day

Information material – maps to be picked up at the hotel reception, upon arrival

ICONO GPX GPX Tracs – to follow your tourss with your mobile device

Taxi or public bus transfers – all necessary transfers for each route, except on departure day

ICONO 24h-Service Support 24h – we keep permanently in touch with you throughout your stay to solve any problem or doubt you may have

 

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Choose your dates now and book your trip !

ICONO EQUIPAJE Any arrival date is possible – You decide your travel dates and programme start. However, we must first request availability to the accommodations.

ICONO Calendario Booking: With a firts payment of 150 € (per person), book now and guarantee your trip. We will confirm your reserve within 24 hours. But in the case of accommodations  unavailability, we will refund the paid amount or propose alternative dates.

Early-booking-6%-discount


Get in advance !!  …a 6% discount for bookings made 90 days before the arrival date.

Early-booking-6%-discount

Get in advance !!  … a 6% discount for bookings made 90 days before the arrival date.

  733 ▸ 688 € per person in double room
2 persons

|    Supplement for single room use
(and 3rd person): + 165 €

  Solo Traveller (1 person only): 1.335 € ▸ 1255 €

Combine with other islands

Want to include other islands in your trip? You will save on ferry transfers or inter-island flights. We organise free of charge the connections between islands for you!

Connect several islands

For more than 2 islands, we organise free of charge the connections between those islands that are arranged consecutively (next to each other).

This offer is not valid for islands with other intervening islands (e.g. La Gomera and Gran Canaria – La Palma and Lanzarote – Fuerteventura and Tenerife).

What is NOT included?

Arrival and departure flights to your destination are not included. However, if you prefer, we can take care of the booking of your flights.

Departure transfer Hotel-Airport

If you have difficulty boarding your walking poles on the flight, we can provide you with our telescopic poles for €14 each.

SEE GRAN CANARIA FLIGHTS

Take out a Cancellation Insurance for your trip just for a few pounds and get a full refund of everything you would have paid, including your flights.

What does this proposal include?
  • Arrival transfer airport-hotel
  • Transfers by taxi and/or regular bus
  • Bed and breakfast
  • Information on arrival
  • GPX and graphical route information
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    Cancellation Policy
    – Up to 14 days before the date of arrival, 100% refund without justifying reasons.
    – Between 13 and 7 days before the arrival date, 75% refund or free of charge dates change.
    – Between 6 and 3 days before the arrival date, 50% refund or free of charge dates change.
    48 hours before the arrival date, 0% refund or date change with 20% penalty of total amount.
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    TRAVEL INSURANCE

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    Valid in more than 35 different cases for health, legal, labour or extraordinary reasons.

    Characteristic corners and enclaves of Gran Canaria

    Gran Canaria is an island full of contrasts and with many characteristic places. Here are some of the most outstanding places on the island:

    The Maspalomas Dunes: This is a golden sand dune system and a popular place to stroll and enjoy the sun and sea.

    Roque Nublo: It is an iconic rock formation in the centre of the island and one of the most photographed places in Gran Canaria.

    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: This is the island’s capital and has a wealth of museums, art galleries and beautiful beaches.

    Tejeda: A charming mountain village in the centre of the island with spectacular views and typical Canarian architecture.

    Barranco de Guayadeque: An impressive gorge that is home to numerous archaeological and cultural sites, as well as several caves that have been converted into restaurants.

    Puerto de Mogán: A beautiful fishing port with pastel-coloured buildings and freshwater canals that give it the nickname “Little Venice”.

    Agaete: A picturesque village in the north of the island with natural hot springs and a port that connects to Tenerife.

    These are just some of the most characteristic places in Gran Canaria, but there are many more charming corners and places on the island that are worth discovering, for example: Gáldar. This is a town in the north of Gran Canaria, in the Canary Islands. It was the pre-Hispanic capital of the island and today it is known for its historical and cultural heritage, as well as for its nearby beaches and beautiful landscapes.

    You shouldn’t miss a visit to Teror either, together with Tejeda it is one of the most beautiful villages on the island, with traditional Canarian architecture and an important role in the religious history of Gran Canaria.

    …And of course, Artenara. Located in the centre of the island, it enjoys spectacular views of the Roque Nublo and the Caldera de Tejeda, an impressive geological formation created by volcanic activity.

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      • Destination
      • Included
        Bed & Breakfast accommodation
        Liability and accidents insurance
        Luggage transfer
        Maps and printed descriptions
        Transfers by taxi and regular bus
      • Not Included
        4WD transfer
        access permissions
        Aperitivo
        Arrival transfer
        Bebidas
        beverages
        Bicycle rental
        Bus transfers
        Cable-car
        Car Rental
        Courtesy lunch
        field telescope
        Guide
        Half board accommodation
        HAVEN hanging tent
        in/out Airport transfer
        Local flights + Ferry
        Lunch
        snack
        Tasting
        Transfer by ship
        Traslado en 4x4
        Two nights in a hotel
      1
      Day 1

      Mapa - Camino de Santiago de Gran Canaria Arrival in Gran Canaria

      Transfer on your own to the hotel in Maspalomas
      + Bungalows Cordial Green Golf (Maspalomas) 

       
      2
      Day 2

      Gran Canaria GR1311st stage:  Maspalomas - Arteara   

      The hotel is located just a few steeps from Maspalomas dunes. After leaving your luggage at the reception, you will start walking north until you find the first signs of the trail.
      You walk northwards, up the avenue until you find the markings of the so-called "Camino de Santiago de Gran Canaria". This path enters through the Barranco de Vicentillos ravine and then continues along the Barranco de Fataga ravine until you reach Arteara.
      Arteara was an aboriginal enclave. The Arteara Necropolis is located in its valley, as well as countless small plantations of tropical trees.
      Niveau 4   19,1 km |  +651 m / -216 m
      + Masai Mara Resort (Arteara)

       
      3
      Day 3

      Gran Canaria 131 2nd stage: Arteara - Tunte

      Today your walk will start directly in Arteara, following the Camino de Santiago to Tunte, until San Bartolomé de Tirajana.
      This is a fairly easy stage that will take you to the midlands of the beautiful interior of Gran Canaria.
      The parish church of San Bartolomé dates from the 17th century and has a splendid Baroque façade and an interesting interior decorated with murals and religious sculptures.
      Niveau 3 9,7 km |  +504 m / -62 m
      + Rural Suite Santiago de Tunte (Tunte)

       
      4
      Day 4

      Roque Nublo en Gran Canaria con el programa de Gran Canaria Esencial 3rd stage:  Tunte - Cruz de Tejeda 

      Today's stage takes you to the heart of Gran Canaria: Cruz de Tejeda, 1,560 metres above sea level. The trail climbs up to the summit area, skirting part of the Caldera de Tejeda before reaching the destination.
      Cruz de Tejeda is an emblematic enclave in Gran Canaria. From here you have a spectacular panoramic view over a large part of the island, including Roque Nublo, one of the best known natural icons of Gran Canaria.
      The Hotel El Refugio is a strategic accommodation for both hikers on the Camino de Santiago. Opposite is the Parador Cruz de Tejeda and an excellent viewpoint overlooking the western part of Gran Canaria.
      Niveau 4   15,4 km |  +1.613 m / -436 m
      + Hotel El Refugio (Cruz de Tejeda)

       
      5
      Day 5

      Gáldar Camino de Santiago Gran Canaria4th stage:  Cruz de Tejeda - Gáldar

      On our last hike, the path first leads us a little uphill to the Degollada de las Palomas. Then the Camino de Santiago continues northwards towards Gáldar on a long descent.
      We walk through green and terraced fields and villages and enjoy the rural landscape. From time to time, our route also runs alongside the road until we reach our destination.
      We visit the church of Santiago de Gáldar, one of the most beautiful churches in the Canary Islands archipelago. We arrive at our accommodation for the last night. In Gáldar we receive our certificate after presenting our pilgrim's identity card with the corresponding stamps.
      Niveau 4   20,9 km |  +371 m / -1.759 m
      + Hotel Emblemático Agaldar (Gáldar)

       
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      Day 6

      Departure

      Transfer on your own to the airport for departure.

      TOUR LOCATION

      Walking through the island of Gran Canaria is a genuine experience. You will enjoy a wide variety of landscapes and breathtaking views. Will allow you to connect with nature and enjoy the natural beauty of the island.

      ACCOMMODATION

      Subject to availability:

       

       

      CORDIAL GREEN GOLF BUNGALOWS

      The Cordial Green Golf aparthotel is located in the heart of Maspalomas, very close to the beach and dunes in the south of Gran Canaria. It is a modern holiday complex with a swimming pool. The rooms are designed as flats. The proximity to the starting point makes it ideal for the first night of the Camino de Santiago in Gran Canaria.

       

      Spacious rooms with balcony-terrace, kitchenette and other utensils for preparing picnics. Supermarkets and other services nearby, as well as a coastal walk to the lighthouse and the Maspalomas Dunes.

      Breakfast included in the hotel cafeteria.

         

       

      MASAI MARA RESORT

      The first stage of the Camino de Santiago will take you to the village of Arteara, in the Barranco de Fataga, in an idyllic enclave nestled between mountains.

      There you will find this small rural resort, ideal for recovering your strength, spending a night enjoying the tranquillity of the valley and contemplating the starry sky of Gran Canaria.

      With outdoor spaces and simple but comfortable rooms, the Masai Mara Resort is a small oasis on the Guanche Trail in the arid landscape of the south of the island.

             

       

      RURAL SUITE SANTIAGO DE TUNTE

      Beautiful rural accommodation located in Tunte (San Bartolomé de Tirajana). The accommodation is located in the old town of Tunte, within a hive of winding streets. It is an old rural house exquisitely renovated.

       

       

      Traditional Canarian style rooms. Warm and comfortable, decorated with peasant elements from the last century, following the customs of the time. The municipality of San Bartolomé is at an altitude of 850 metres above sea level.

      Breakfast included in a local café.

             

       

      HOTEL EL REFUGIO

      After reaching Cruz de Tejeda, at an altitude of 1515 metres, we find the Hotel El Refugio. It is a rustic accommodation but with all the comforts to spend the night after the third stage. It has an excellent restaurant as well as a cafeteria and a small supermarket where you can stock up.

       

      Simple, sober and clean rooms, with heating and full bathroom. Excellent views of the natural surroundings. It has all the basic comforts for an absolute rest favoured by a quiet place, with clean and pure air in the mountainous central area of Gran Canaria.

       

       

       

       

       

      Hotel emblemática Agaldar HOTEL EMBLEMÁTICO AGALDAR

      Located in the historic centre of Villa de Gáldar, the hotel is housed in an old manor house that has been carefully restored.

      Lovingly decorated rooms.

      Right in front of the town square, in a pedestrianised area, with an excellent gastronomic offer and close to the north coast, where you will find small beaches and natural pools to relax after days of hiking.

       

      Hotel emblemática Agaldar - habitación Take advantage of the infinity pool on the hotel's rooftop terrace to enjoy a great atmosphere with exceptional views over the whole city.

       

       

      PRICES / SERVICES

      rates for bookings less than 90 days in advance

       5 days:

        733 € per person in a double room (2 persons)
      | Supplement for single use (...and for 3rd person) + 185 €.

      INCLUDED:

      • 5 hotel nights with breakfast
      • 4 Hiking tours on the GR 131 - 5 stages
      • Taxi transfers and regular bus transfers
      • Video-meeting on arrival day

      NOT included:

      • Flights to/from Gran Canaria
      • Lunches & dinners
      • in/out Airport transfer

      For an advantageous price, we organise your arrival and departure transfers by taxi.
      ▻  Arrival:  Airport-Maspalomas  ................... 45 €
      ▻ Departure: Agaete-Airport .......... 75 €


      Singles

      The program is suitable for single travelers, although the final price is different due to higher costs:

        Solo Traveller ....  1.335 €


      BOOKING:

      With a firts payment of 150 € (per person), book now and guarantee your trip. Pay the rest amount 15 days before your arrival date. We will confirm your reserve within 24 hours. But in the case of accommodations  unavailability, we will refund the paid amount or propose alternative dates.


      Additional overnights

      It is also possible to book some additional days, before or after the hiking week, or an additional week to relax.


      Difficulty

      To successfully achieve the 4 stages of the Camino de Santiago, it is necessary a good physical condition, steady walk and lack of vertigo. According to the year season, temperatures can be extreme (hot and/or cold). Therefore, it is necessary to have suitable warm clothes permanently, to be removed as layers if necessary. Some parts of this trail include passages with slippery loose stone. Although most of this trail is roomy enough, certain sections are quite aerial and require caution. Using hiking poles is highly recommended.


      Trails

      The Canary Islands has a well signposted network of trails. All sections where from our tours are perfectly marked. In addition to the detailed map of Gran Canaria, you will get from us precise indications of each route and assistance from the hotline on your walks.


      We recommend 

      Appropriate hiking clothing and sturdy footwear. During the tours, it is necessary to have food and drink enough, as well as sun protection, a cap, wind jacket and, in the winter months, warm clothing.


      Luggage transfer

      We move your luggage from one accommodation to next, so on your hikes you should only carry a backpack with the essentials of the day. For the whole trip, it is recommendable to use a single suitcase, not bigger than 20 kg.


      You can book at any date!


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        FLIGHTS

        Flying to GRAN CANARIA allows you to enjoy an island full of contrasts. But it also gives you the chance to take advantage of the best low-cost flights to the Canary Islands.

        ...And from there, connect to any of the other islands of the Canary Archipelago with local flights of

        Binter Canarias     -     CanaryFly

        ... or perhaps take advantage of the excellent ferry connections to visit the neighbouring island of Tenerife, from Agaete harbor, in the north of Gran Canaria (1 hour and 20 minutes crossing), even taking your hire car with you.

        ERGO-Versicherung

        CANCELLATION INSURANCE

        Take out Cancellation Insurance for your trip for few Pounds and ensure you get a full refund of everything you paid, including your flights.

        Valid in more than 35 different cases for health, legal, labour or extraordinary reasons.