6 great walks in 1 week

Gran Canaria HIGHLIGHTS

Self-guided | with transfers

Gran Canaria HIGHLIGHTS

715 € per person

Hiking week with 6 walks, including luggages transfer & personal transfers, maps, descriptions & GPX-files – Difficulty: ▲▲▲△△

Walking Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria

Walking Gran Canaria

▸ Includes 7 nights in 3 little charming hotels, bed & breakfast basis.

▸ 6 walks through the fascinating landscape of Gran Canaria.

▸ All transfers organised by taxi or public bus.

from

605 £

per person

The 6 best walking trails in Gran Canaria

One-week trip

Waymarked trails + GPX tracking files

transfers included (taxi and/or regular bus)

Order our telescopic poles for 14 € each.

in 3 small charming hotels:

  • Hotel Matilde  (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)
  • Hotel El Refugio (Cruz de Tejeda)
  • Hotel Agaldar (Gáldar)
traslados en bus y taxi

transfers by taxi or public bus

transfers by taxis or public buses for each walk, to and from the hotel.

Hotel emblemática Agaldar - habitación

accommodation

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

6 walks

of approx. 10 ~14 km each to discover the most characteristic features of Gran Canaria.

TOURS AND ACCOMMODATION: 

arrival in Gran Canaria

  • arrival transfer on your own
  • 1st night in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria > Hotel Matilde

The Caldera de Bandama

  • walking distance: 8,3 Km
  • ascent: + 593 m
  • descent:  – 586 m
  • 2nd night in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria > Hotel Matilde

Climb from San Bartolomé to Pico de Las Nieves

  • walking distance: 10,8 Km
  • ascent: + 1056 m
  • descent: – 83 m
  • 3rd night in Cruz de Tejeda > Hotel El Refugio

The Caldera de Tejeda

  • walking distance: 12,1 Km
  • ascent: + 690 m
  • descent: – 660 m
  • 4th night in Cruz de Tejeda > Hotel El Refugio

The Fortress of Tirajana

  • walking distance:    10,6 Km
  • ascent: + 367 m
  • descent: – 367 m
  • 5th night in Cruz de Tejeda > Hotel El Refugio

Water Route to Agaete

  • walking distance: 15,4 Km
  • ascent: + 270 m
  • descent:  – 1.265 m
  • 6th night in Gáldar > Hotel Agaldar

Firgas: the Barranco de Azuaje

  • walking distance: 9,6 Km
  • ascent: + 579 m
  • descent:  – 579 m
  • 7th night in Gáldar > Hotel Agaldar

departure day

  • ownwards transfer to the airport

with 7 nights hotel

Difficulty

Niveau 3
This programme is for you if you usually do sports and have a good physical background; if you can walk steep slopes up and down and don’t have health problems; if you love nature, are environmentally friendly and are a regular hiker.
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What does this programme include?

con Alojamiento Accommodations – 7 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 Tracks – to follow the walks on your mobile device

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

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

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

ICONO Calendario Booking: With an initial 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. 

 

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Book early!!  …and get a 10% discount for bookings made 90 days before the arrival date.

Early-booking-10%-discount

Book early!!  …and get a 10% discount for bookings made 90 days before the arrival date.

  795 ▸ 715,5 € per person in double room
2 persons

|    Supplement for single room use
(and 3rd person): + 235 € ▸ 211,5 €

  Solo Traveller (1 person only): 1.290 € ▸ 1161 €

Further information …

What is NOT included?

Arrival and departure flights from/to your destination are not included.

On departure day the airport transfer from your hotel is on your own, but if you wish we can organise it (cost of the transfer: 45 € – up to 4 people).

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Cancellation Policy
– Up to 14 days before the date of arrival, 100% refund.
– 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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    Highlights of the trip:

    Roque Nublo – Caldera de Tejeda – Pico de Las Nieves

    Guanches: an overview of their recent history

    3 unique accommodations in charming enclaves

    Walking Gran Canaria, Why?

    Gran Canaria is a well known tourist destination due to the spectacular white sand beaches. But the distinctly rural character of the interior of Gran Canaria is much less well known.

    In the mountains you will find ancestral trails that were used by the aborigines and later by the locals. Today, these paths open up the possibility to discover a natural paradise, still largely unknown.

    The great variety of landscapes that Gran Canaria has to offer is another example of its rich biodiversity and excellent state of conservation. Walking in Gran Canaria means entering this world, which is still unknown to the vast majority of visitors to the island.

     

    Remnants of volcanism

    Gran Canaria is an island of ancient volcanic origin. Today there is no volcanic activity. However, ancient volcanism is clearly visible, both in the morphology of its basaltic rocks and in the remains of calderas or volcanic cones.
    La Caldera de Tejera
    or La Caldera de Bandama are two good magnificent examples that can be appreciated while walking Gran Canaria. 

    Advantages of walking Gran Canaria in a organised way

    The island of Gran Canaria is very large. Getting to and from the best routes takes time and effort. Inland roads are full of curves that make driving them an adventure.

    For all these reasons, it is much more comfortable to join a self-guided program with all transfers included.

    Nature of the island

    Gran Canaria was conquered by the Spanish Empire between 1402 and 1496. Why did the conquest take so long? The original inhabitants, the Guanches, did not give in easily and took refuge in the rugged inner mountains. Some remote enclaves had to be besieged and fought hard. Today we can perfectly understand the affection of the aborigines for their island, walking through its mountains and enjoying its landscapes, hiking Gran Canaria in the annual Walking Gran Canaria Festival.

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      Islas Canarias - Camino del Guanche
      • Destination
      • Included
        Bed & Breakfast accommodation
        Liability and accidents insurance
        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
        Luggage transfer
        Lunch
        Maps and printed descriptions
        snack
        Tasting
        Transfer by ship
        Traslado en 4x4
        Two nights in a hotel
      1
      Day 1

      Gran Canaria - Mapa - viaje de senderismo guiado Arrival in Gran Canaria

      ...and transfer to the hotel located in the capital of the island, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
      On your arrival at the hotel you will find the necessary documentation, but we also offer you a video call information to discuss the details of this programme.
      + Hotel Matilde   (or similar - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)

       
      2
      Day 2

      Gran Canaria - Caldera de Bandama La Caldera de Bandama

      A short transfer from Las Palma takes you to the viewpoint of Pico de Bandama, 570 m high, with a breathtaking panoramic view of the whole northeast of Gran Canaria.
      The Caldera de Bandama is the result of an eruptive process that culminated in a violent eruption about 4000 years ago. It has a very fertile soil that is nowadays used for vine cultivation. It is a circular path that goes into the interior of the crater and returns to its summit, skirting around its entire perimeter.
      After a slight descent, the path heads to the opposite side and we enjoy the view of the imposing volcanic walls descending to the bottom of the crater.
      Today, in this area known as Monte Lentiscal, there are several wineries that make the most of the rich volcanic soil and the protection of the slopes of this area to produce wines of remarkable quality.
      Niveau 2    8,2 km |  +571 m / -568 m
      + Hotel Matilde (or similar - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)

       
      3
      Day 3

      Gran Canaria - Pico Nieves

      Climb to Pico de Las Nieves from San Bartolomé

      Today we travel to San Bartolomé de Tirajana, situated in a sunny south-facing ravine. From there we start the ascent to the highest peak of Gran Canaria: Pico de Las Nieves. The path is lined with almond and olive trees. And as we ascend, the vegetation changes to a pine forest.
      The ascent takes place along an old Camino Real that zigzags until it reaches the impressive Riscos de Tirajana. To our left we have the Ventana del Nublo. And on the horizon, the spectacular Pico del Teide on the neighbouring island of Tenerife.
      The spectacular views accompany us all the way up to the Pico de las Nieves, at an altitude of 1950 m above sea level.
      Niveau 3     10,8 km |  + 1.056 m / - 83 m
      + Hotel El Refugio (or similar - Cruz de Tejeda)

       
      4
      Day 4

      The Caldera de Tejeda

      From the village of Fontanales we set off on our first route, heading towards Tejeda. This route crosses a whole region of fertile pastures and beautiful pine forests. This is an ideal enclave for raising cattle, whose milk has made Gran Canaria's tasty cheeses famous.
      The village of Tejeda is situated in the very centre of the island of Gran Canaria, 1050 metres above sea level and is bordered by steep peaks that form an ancient volcanic caldera.
      The path will take us to the top of these peaks, which enclose the entire perimeter of the caldera in a semi-circle. From the top we can see the iconic monoliths of Roque Bentayga and Roque Nublo, rising majestically above the peaks of Gran Canaria.
      Niveau 3     12,1 km |  + 688 m / - 657 m
      + Hotel El Refugio (or similar - Cruz de Tejeda)

       
      5
      Day 5

      Gran Canara - Fortaleza The Fortress of Tirajana

      The Fortress of Tirajana walk allows us to take a leap back in time to understand the heroic resistance of the Canarian aborigines to the bloody conquest of the island.
      The path runs along the famous fortress where the Guanches made themselves strong against the advance of the Spanish and offered fierce resistance until their tragic end.
      A road that crosses the sunny southern gorges, leaving behind picturesque hamlets such as El Sitio de Abajo or El Sitio de Arriba until it reaches Santa Lucía de Tirajana, nowadays known for its exquisite honey and oil production.
      Niveau 3     10,6 km |  + 367 m / - 369 m
      + Hotel El Refugio (or similar - Cruz de Tejeda)

       
      6
      Day 6

      Gran Canaria Agaete Along the Water Route to Agaete

      Today we go to El Junquillo, a small village in the northwest of the island. The water, essential for life, is dammed up in large reservoirs and ponds that allow it to be gradually dosed to the various plantations throughout the northwest of Gran Canaria.
      Our path climbs gently up to the Mirador de La Crucita viewpoint. From there, following the course of the Barranco de La Coruña ravine, we reach the Presa de las Hoyas, the Presa de Lugarejos and the Presa de Los Perez. Three consecutive reservoirs that provide abundant water for the irrigation of exotic plants.
      The imposing Barranco de Agaete is the starting point of a permanent descent that ends at the Hacienda de Las Longueras, an old mansion with a spectacular colonial style.
      Niveau 4     15,4 km |  + 271 m / - 1.265 m
      + Hotel Agaldar (or similar - Gáldar)

       
      7
      Day 7

      Gran Canaria Auzaje Firgas Firgas: the Azuaje gorge

      Our last walk takes us into one of the lushest and most forested areas of Gran Canaria: the Azuaje gorge. From Firgas, an enclave known for its mineral water springs, the trail enters the Azuaje nature reserve, in an environment populated by thick reed and willow groves but also covered with ferns and laurel trees as well as other endemic plants.
      The walk is circular in nature. It ascends the ravine on the left side, descending it on the right, now transformed into Barranco de la Virgen. Here we will find a multitude of terraces dedicated to the cultivation of orange and lemon trees. The last route ends by crossing the beautiful Paseo de Gran Canaria and then arriving back in Firgas.
      Niveau 3     9,6 km |  + 579 m / - 579 m
      + Hotel Agaldar (or similar - Gáldar)

        Hotel & Breakfast: Hotel Agaldar (Gáldar)
      8
      Day 8

      Departure

      Ownwards transfer to Gran Canaria airport for departure or extension of stay for a week of relaxation.

      TOUR LOCATION

      Discover the 6 most characteristic routes of Gran Canaria walking at your own pace, independently but with all the necessary transfers to and from the island organised in taxis or regular buses.

      TOURS AND ACCOMMODATION: 

      arrival in Gran Canaria

      • arrival transfer on your own
      • 1st night in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria > Hotel Matilde

      The Caldera de Bandama

      • walking distance: 8,3 Km
      • ascent: + 593 m
      • descent:  - 586 m
      • 2nd night in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria > Hotel Matilde

      Climb to Pico de Las Nieves from San Bartolomé

      • walking distance: 10,8 Km
      • ascent: + 1056 m
      • descent:  - 83 m
      • 3rd night in Cruz de Tejeda > Hotel El Refugio

      The Caldera de Tejeda

      • walking distance: 12,1 Km
      • ascent: + 690 m
      • descent: - 660 m
      • 4th night in Cruz de Tejeda > Hotel El Refugio

      The Fortress of Tirajana

      • walking distance:    10,6 Km
      • ascent: + 367 m
      • descent: - 367 m
      • 5th night in Cruz de Tejeda > Hotel El Refugio

      Water Route to Agaete

      • walking distance: 15,4 Km
      • ascent: + 270 m
      • descent:  - 1.265 m
      • 6th night in Gáldar > Hotel Agaldar

      Firgas: the Barranco de Azuaje

      • walking distance: 9,6 Km
      • ascent: + 579 m
      • descent:  - 579 m
      • 7th night in Gáldar > Hotel Agaldar

      departure day

      • ownwards transfer to the airport
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        ACCOMMODATION

        Subject to availability:

         

        HOTEL MATILDE

        It is a charming city hotel located on the seafront and harbour of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. This hotel allows you to enjoy the cosmopolitan and bustling atmosphere of the capital, but from a quiet and pleasant environment.

        Very close to the hotel is the famous Las Canteras Beach. A beach with a phenomenal atmosphere located on the north side. The Hotel Matilde is, without a doubt, an ideal place to spend the first two nights of your Gran Canaria HIGHLIGHTS.

         

        HOTEL EL REFUGIO

        Mountain hotel located in the heart of Gran Canaria: the Cruz de Tejeda. Comfortable hotel located in an incomparable natural environment, ideal to enjoy the best hiking trails on the island.

         

        During your one-week stay in Gran Canaria HIGHLIGHTS you will spend the three central nights in this accommodation.

         

        HOTEL AGALDAR

        Hotel located in the historic centre of the Villa de Gáldar, housed in an old palace, exquisitely restored.

         

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

        ...or take advantage of the infinity pool on the hotel's rooftop terrace to enjoy a great atmosphere with extraordinary views over the whole town...

        PRICES / SERVICES

        rates for bookings less than 90 days in advance

         7   | 8 days:

          795 € per person in a double room (2 persons)
        | Supplement for single use (...and for 3rd person) + 235 €.

        INCLUDED:

        • Airport pick-up and 1st hotel drop-off
        • 7 hotel nights with breakfast - 3 charming hotels
        • Descriptions for 6 hiking routes
        • Maps, information materials and GPX files
        • Virtual meeting on arrival

        NOT included:

        • Flights to/from Gran Canaria
        • Lunches & dinners
        • Departure transfer to the airport, although we can deal with it: transfer cost from Gáldar to the airport..... 45 €  (taxi 4 pers.)

        Singles

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

          Solo Traveller ....  1.290 €


        BOOKING:

        With an initial 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 6 Walks 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 make the best 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

          Request our Cancellation Insurance for your trip for a bit extra 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.