Two Islands - Self Guided

Gran Canaria + La Palma

Independent Hiking Week

Gran Canaria + La Palma

885 € per person

Immerse yourself in the diverse landscape of 2 of the most beautiful islands: Gran Canaria and La Palma. Hiking routes through spectacular trails with lush vegetation. 2 impressive routes in Gran Canaria and 4 spectacular trails on the island of La Palma. Small charming hotels to enjoy the genuine atmosphere of the two islands.

2 islands – 6 impressive routes: Hiking in Gran Canaria & La Palma

 

Hiking in Gran Canaria

Includes 7 nights in small charming hotels, breakfast included. Hiking in Gran Canaria x 2 and in La Palma x 4, independently. Includes local flight between Gran Canaria and La Palma and all necessary transfers by taxi or bus.

GRAN CANARIA

1.- Azuaje ravin

2.- Roque Nublo & Campanario

LA PALMA

3.- Cubo de la Galga

4.- The Volcanoes route

5.- Caldera de Taburiente

6.- Roque de los Muchachos

Mapa Gran Canaria

SELF GUIDED hiking tours

any date is possible:

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Mapa La Palma - Programa Gran Canaria / La Palma
Vuelo entre las islas canarias

local flights

between Tenerife & El Hierro

NH Playa Las Canteras

accommodations

2 small charming hotels included, with breakfast (more information in Hotels tab).

What does this programme include?

  • Local flight – from Gran Canaria to La Palma, on day 4.
  • Accommodations – different charming hotels, B&B,  7 days
  • Videoconference information – personalised information by video-talk on your arrival day
  • Information material – maps to be picked up at the hotel reception, upon arrival
  • GPX Tracs – to follow your tourss with your mobile device
  • Taxi transfers – all necessary transfers for each route
  • Support 24h – we keep permanently in touch with you throughout your stay to solve any problem or doubt you may have

Any arrival date is possible 

You decide your travel dates and programme start. However, we must first request availability to the accommodations.

To do so, please fill up the contact form and send it to us.  We will get back to you as soon as possible.

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

    Arrival to Gran Canaria

    Transfer on your own to the hotel NH Playa de Las Canteras
    Bed & Breakfast:  NH Playa de Las Canteras
    2
    Day 2

    GRAN CANARIA – Barranco de Azuaje: Firgas   

    The driver will bring you today to “Firgas” where you will start with a circular walk. Thi hike begins and ended in the worthwhile pretty town where a fountain splashes in the plaza, and a waterfall rushes down the “Paseo de Canarias”, a stepped promenade framed by flower beds. From a water-rich town into an evergreen canyon, the “Barranco de Azuaje” is a gorge surrounded by high steep walls with almost jungle-like vegetation made of bamboo cane and bay tree, willow and fern. Further up, it widens to the “Barranco de la Virgen” (Valley of the Virgin), where oranges and lemons grow. Your return to the hotel in “Las Palmas de Gran Canaria” will be done with regular bus.

    Niveau 2   10 km |  +454 m / -454 m


    Bed & Breakfast:  NH Playa de Las Canteras
    3
    Day 3

    GRAN CANARIA – Roque Nublo – Campanario      

    Today’s tour takes you to the highest peaks of Gran Canaria. After an hour’s transfer you reach the viewpoint of “Pico de Las Nieves” (1950 m.) and enjoy one of the most beautiful views over the island and also the neighbour island of Tenerife and “Pico del Teide”. Your hike starts with light descends and ascends until you reach the “Campanario”, the second highest mountain on the island. Now you folow the walk towards “Ventana del Nublo”, a strange erosion formation in the shape of an arch through which you can see the “Roque Nublo”. The trail continues right up to the “Roque Nublo” itself, an enormous monolith in the centre of the island and a trade mark for Gran Canaria. The path now descends through large and beautiful pine forests with various species of local broom until you reach the “Llanos de la Pez” where the driver awaits for you and will bring you back to the hotel in “Las Palmas de Gran Canaria”.

    Niveau 3   13,9km |  +732 m / -943 m


    Bed & Breakfast:  NH Playa de Las Canteras
    4
    Day 4

    GRAN CANARIA – LA PALMA – Cubo de la Galga     

    Transfer to the airport ( 30 min.) and flight departure to the neighbor island La Palma (NT309 LPA / SPC 0720 0810). On arrival, taxi transfer to the next accommodation for check in “Santa Cruz de La Palma” and short briefing. Bus transfer to “Cubo de la Galga” (regular bus line 100, every hour) for a 4 hours walk in the dense laurel forests. The canarian laurel forest is a prehistoric combination of trees and bushes, dating back to the tertiary period, housing amongst others, giant ferns and century old laurels (bays). Here you find a large selection of indigenous plants and flowers of great botanical interest. Today’s hike is circular with light descends and ascends through the enormous canyons that form the “Cubo de la Galga”. Upon reaching the viewpoint of “Mirador de Somada Alta” you can enjoy a well earned rest and look out over the entire northeast coast of La Palma. At the end of your hike you can taste a typical “barraquito” (coffee withliquor) in Flora’s small local bar at “San Bartolos” Hamlet, before waiting next bus (line 100) who will bring you back to “Santa Cruz de La Palma”.

       5,5 km |  +323 m / -526 m


    Bed & Breakfast: Hotel Holiday Time or similar
    5
    Day 5

    LA PALMA – Volcano Route      

    Today you will hike along the mythical “Ruta de Los Volcanes” (GR 131), starting at Refugio del Pilar and ending in the far southern side of the island, at the little village of “Fuencaliente”. After a 40 minutes taxi transfer you start your walk at “Refugio del Pilar”, some 1.450 mts above sea level. The walk begins with an steadily ascend and eventually leave the pine forests behind. While walking through the trees you pass a series of viewpoints with magnificent views to the “Caldera” crater and the entire “Aridane” valley. Step by step you'll reach the recent volcanic area and will pass by the crater of the “Hoyo Negro” and “Duraznero”, both erupted in 1.949 (“San Juan” volcano). The “Deseadas” (1.950 mts high) are two older volcanoes and both craters represent the highest peak of the entire volcanic range. From this point begin your descend step by step through fields of soft volcanic ash. After passing by the “San Martín” volcano, one of the most beautiful volcano all over the route who erupted in 1.646, you will enter in a pine forests until you arrive to the end of your walk, at “Fuencaliente”, some 650 mts above the sea level. Return using the regular bus line (200 and 201 - every hour)

    Niveau 4   17,5 km |  +660 m / -1416 m


    Bed & Breakfast: Hotel Holiday Time or similar
    6
    Day 6

    LA PALMA – Caldera de Taburiente      

    Today’s walk takes you inside the “Caldera” crater, National Park since 1954. After a 75 minutes transfer you reach the viewpoint “Los Brecitos”, some 1050 mts above the sea level. The path descends gently towards the center of the crater. You will pass by ancient tobacco plantations and some spectacular viewpoints. After 2 hours walk you arrive to the camping area, also known as “Playa de Taburiente” (beach), a nice place to make a short break. Here you need to cross the little river and follow de “Reventón” in a short but steep descent. Before reaching the “Angustias” gorge, you will pass the holy rock of “Roque Idafe”, a sacred symbol of the aborigines. And few minutes later you will arrive at the two rivers junction: “Limonero” and “Almendro Amargo”. From here you can do a brief visit to the "Cascada de Colores" just 10 minutes in the opposite direction. You’ll still walk two hours along the “Angustias” gorge and crossing occasionally the little water flow until the end of this hike.

    Niveau 3   14 km |  +491 m / -1287 m


    Bed & Breakfast: Hotel Holiday Time or similar
    7
    Day 7

    LA PALMA – Roque de los Muchachos   

    Our driver bring you today to the highest place on La Palma: the “Roque de Los Muchachos”, 2426 mts above the sea level. Walk along the GR131, on the “Caldera” rim from “Roque de Los Muchachos”until “Pico de La Cruz” (2351 mts above the sea level). In that walk you will enjoy the imposing cliffs, with 1000 mts drops into the cráter. The “Caldera” rim forms a semicircle of 27 Km. There are different astrophysical observatories from various countries. Views to the entire island are absolutely spectacular as well as neighboring islands views. The trail progresses in a slight descent passing through iconic places like “Pared de Roberto”, an impressive basaltic dam and “Degollada de Franceses”, lookout to both side of the island. Once you get to “Pico de La Nieve” and after enjoying the magnificent views to the Eastern side, you must leave the GR131 and follow the PR LP 3 downwards for 30 minutes. You’ll arrive to a parking area where the driver is waiting for you.

    Niveau 3   11,5 km |  +570 m / -1070 m


    Bed & Breakfast: Hotel Holiday Time or similar
    8
    Day 8

    Departure:

    Possible extension of your stay on La Palma or transfer on your own to the airport from Santa Cruz de La Palma.

    TOUR LOCATION

    The islands of Gran Canaria and La Palma are undoubtedly beautiful island paradises for hiking. Attractive protected natural landscapes, with lush vegetation and crossed by extensive networks of trails. With our selected routes you will immerse yourself in the diversity of the landscapes of both islands. Coastal paths, high altitude trails, volcanoes, gorges and panoramas await you in an unforgettable hiking week.

    PRICES / SERVICES

    • Price 885 € per person in double room
    The price include:
    • 7 night accommodation with breakfast Day 1 to day 3 hotel with breakfast (Las Palmas de G.C.) Day 4 to day 8 hotel with breakfast (Santa Cruz de La Palma)
    • 6 hiking tours
    • Taxi transfers & line bus transfers
    • Baggages transfers Maps & info material
    • Local flight between Gran Canaria + La Palma on day 4
    • The price do NOT include:
      • Transfers in/out
      • Flights from/to your place of origin to the Canary Islands
      • lunches & dinners
    Single room supplement: +395 €

    ACCOMMODATIONS

    Depending on availability:

    Gran Canaria:

    La Palma


    Additional overnight stays

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

    Difficulty

    The hiking week is considered demanding. Not suitable for vertigo sufferers as some trails run through narrow passages. In some sections the trail can be slippery due to loose stones and / or wet parts, especially in rainy days. To participate and enjoy the routes, it is essential to have an adequate state of health and physical condition.

    Walking trails

    The islands of Gran Canaria and La Palma have a well-signposted network of trails, of more than 1000 km. All the sections through which our routes run are perfectly marked. In addition to precise directions, you will receive a detailed map of the island.

    We recommend

    Appropriate hiking clothing and sturdy footwear. During the routes, it is necessary to have food and enough drink, as well as sun protection, a hat, light windbreaker and in the winter months take into account warm clothing. We offer free chestnut wood canes.

    Singles

    The program is suitable for single travelers, although a supplement payment is mandatory.

    Luggage transfer

    We organize your luggage transfer from hotel to hotel. In this way, you should only need a backpack to be carried with the essentials for the day hike. For the whole trip, we recommend to use a single suitcase, not heavier than 20 kg.

    reserves at any date are possible!


    Price do not include flights, dinners, and picnics. Reserves at any date are possible!

    ¡Important!

    Request hotel availability before formalizing your booking!