Gran Canaria HIGHLIGHTS
Hiking week with 6 walks, including luggages transfer & personal transfers, maps, descriptions & GPX-files – Difficulty: ▲▲▲△△
The 6 best walking trails in Gran Canaria
Waymarked trails + GPX directions
transfers included (taxi and/or regular bus)
Order our telescopic poles for 14 € each.
in 3 small charming hotels:
What does this programme include?
Accommodations – 7 nights stay in different charming hotels, B&B.
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 or public bus transfers – all necessary transfers for each route, except on departure day to the airport.
Support 24h – we keep permanently in touch with you throughout your stay to solve any problem or doubt you may have.
Choose your dates now and book your trip !
Any arrival date is possible – You decide your travel dates and programme start. However, we must first request availability to the accommodations.
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.
795 € per person in double room
| Supplement for single room use
(and 3rd person): + 235 €
Solo Traveller (1 person only): 1.290 €
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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 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 caldera or volcanic cones.
La Caldera de Tejera or La Caldera de Bandama are two good examples that can be appreciated magnificently 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. The 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 between 1402 and 1496. Why did the conquest last so long? The original inhabitants, the Guanches, did not give in easily and took refuge in the rugged mountains of the interior. Some almost impregnable 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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Arrival in Gran Canaria...and transfer to the hotel located in the capital of the island, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
La Caldera de BandamaA 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.
8,2 km | +571 m / -568 m
Climb to Pico de Las Nieves from San BartoloméToday 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.
10,8 km | + 1.056 m / - 83 m
The Caldera de TejedaFrom 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.
12,1 km | + 688 m / - 657 m
The Fortress of TirajanaThe Fortress of Tirajana fortress 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.
10,6 km | + 367 m / - 369 m
Along the Water Route to AgaeteToday 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.
15,4 km | + 271 m / - 1.265 m
Firgas: the Azuaje gorgeOur 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.
9,6 km | + 579 m / - 579 m
Hotel & Breakfast: Hotel Agaldar (Gáldar)
DepartureOwnwards transfer to Gran Canaria airport for departure or extension of stay for a week of relaxation.
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
The Caldera de Bandama
Climb to Pico de Las Nieves from San Bartolomé
The Caldera de Tejeda
The Fortress of Tirajana
Water Route to Agaete
Firgas: the Barranco de Azuaje
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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 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
7 | 8 days:
795 € per person in a double room (2 persons)
| Supplement for single use (...and for 3rd person) + 235 €.
- 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
- 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.)
The program is suitable for single travelers, although the final price is different due to higher costs:
Solo Traveller .... 1.290 €
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.
It is also possible to book some additional days, before or after the hiking week, or an additional week to relax.
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.
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.
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.
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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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
... 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.
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