Self Guided

Gran Canaria SMART

Short Walking Holidays

Gran Canaria SMART

485 € per person

Short walking holidays: 5 days-3 hikes. Includes luggages transfer & personal transfers, maps, descriptions & GPX-files – Difficulty: ▲▲▲△△

3 tours to enjoy walking in Gran Canaria 

For 5 days and 4 nights in a small charming hotel, breakfast included; 3 self-guided tours, to enjoy walking in Gran Canaria. With all necessary transfers included.

La Cresta de Artenara

Barranco de Guayadeque

Roque Nublo

Idea: This 5-day walking in Gran Canaria trip can be extended to a week, with a rest day between each route.

SELF GUIDED hiking tours

any date is possible:


Niveau 3

more about difficulty...
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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traslados en bus y taxi

taxi or bus transfers

transfers to each tour, by taxi or public bus

El Refugio - Gran Canaria


small charming hotels, with breakfast

What does this programme include?

  • Accommodations – 4 nights stay at Parador Nacional de Tejeda, 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 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.

Idea: This 5-day hiking on Gran Canaria can be extended to a week, with a rest day between each route.


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    What does this trip include?
    • Accommodation with breakfast
    • Taxi transfers & public bus transfers
    • GPX Tracs
    • Support 24h
    What is NOT included?

    Flights to and from your home city to Gran Canaria are not included.

    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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    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.

    Gran Canaria represents a mini-continent, as all the climatic zones of the world are wonderfully combined in its small size.

    Many tourists come to the island every year in search of long sandy beaches, sun and the eternal spring climate that offers pleasant temperatures all year round. But what many of the tourists from all-inclusive hotels don’t know is that the island hides a treasure that is even more beautiful than its already spectacular beaches.

    Gran Canaria’s hiking trails hide wonderful landscapes. Routes of varying complexity, suitable for all levels of experience. The coastal routes allow us to walk on ancient paths along the most impressive cliffs. The vastness of the sea, the deep blue sky and the volcanic landscape transport us to a prehistoric world that we can enjoy step by step with all our senses. The deserts and moors are of a unique beauty, and if we want to go on mountain routes and walk through the greenest forests, we can do so on the mountain routes of Gran Canaria. In just a few steps we go from wild paths to green orchards.

    The island is one of the most interesting and varied hiking destinations in the world, with spectacular tours and experiences that you simply have to do once.

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

    Arrival to Gran Canaria

    Taxi transfer on arrival to the hotel
    Bed and Breakfast: Hotel El Refugio
    Day 2

    Artenara ridge

    After an initial ascent, you will reach the crest of the Caldera de Tejeda. The descent offers exceptional views over the deep ravines, picturesque mountain villages and iconic rock formations in the center of the island. And in the distance you can see the peak of Teide, on the neighboring island of Tenerife. During the route you will cross ancient troglodyte settlements recognized by UNESCO, in the Caves of Caballero and Cuevas de Los Candiles before arriving at Artenara. Located 1,270 meters above the sea, Artenara is the highest town on the island with around 400 cave houses. These caves were mostly carved in the 15th century. Once you have arrived in Artenara, you will return to the hotel with a short taxi transfer, to enjoy the excellent facilities, the spa and the panoramic pool overlooking the surrounding cliffs and ravines.

        7 km | + 270 m  | - 560 m

    Bed and Breakfast: Hotel El Refugio
    Day 3

    Guayadeque gorge

    Start your route today in the extinct crater of the Caldera de Los Marteles, 20 min. by car from Cruz de Tejeda. A continuous ascent through pine forests takes you to Cruz del Socorro, with extraordinary views of the Barranco de Guayadeque, undoubtedly one of the most emblematic ravines in Gran Canaria. A descent through the gorge continues, between areas of cacti and beautiful palm groves with a multitude of flowers and poppies at their base, a perfect place for a picnic. This entire valley is made up of stone walls and terraced fields. You will also find some cave houses that are still inhabited today. A typical landscape of the sunny south, with almond trees, piteras and prickly pears in abundance. And maybe you will also see the giant lizard of Gran Canaria.

        Niveau 3      12 km | + 718 m  | - 712 m

    Bed and Breakfast: Hotel El Refugio
    Day 4

    Roque Nublo

    Roque Nublo, a huge monolith in permanent equilibrium on a rocky plateau 1800 m high, is what remains of an ancient volcanic dike formed in the Pleistocene. It is undoubtedly the icon of Gran Canaria and a must-see during your stay on the island. Start your route today at Llanos de La Pez (10 min drive from the hotel), ascending through pine forests towards the crest of the Riscos de Tirajana. Extraordinary views open up to the south, showing you the deep ravines and cliffs with vertical drops. When you reach La Foguera, you will enjoy a spectacular view of the Roque Nublo, the Caldera de Tejeda and the Roque Bentayga rising in its centre. Later you continue your ascent to the Roque, from where you will enjoy a 360º panorama over the whole island and even towards the other islands of the archipelago: Tenerife, La Gomera and even El Hierro.

    Niveau 3 13 km | + 721 m | - 727 m

    Bed and Breakfast: Hotel El Refugio

    Day 5


    Transfer by taxi to the airport for the departure of your flight.


    Discover the essence of the island of Gran Canaria at its most rural. The SMART Gran Canaria programme includes the 3 hiking routes that you should not miss on your visit to the island. We organize your transfers for each route in an individualized way, from/to your accommodation. Walk independently and enjoy on your own the extraordinary nature of the island.


    • Price from: 485 € per person 
    • included:
      • 4 nights accommodation with breakfast
      • Transfers for 3 hiking tours
      • Maps and informative material
      • Meeting via Zoom
    Single supplement: +395 €


    • Hotel El Refugio

    Additional overnights

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


    The hiking week is not suitable for vertigo sufferers. Some walks can be considered as strenuous and parts of some trails has narrow passages. Some sections can be slippery due to loose stones and/or wet parts, especially in rainy days. To join the hiking week and enjoy the tours, it is essential to be healthy and to have good physical condition.


    The Canary Islands have 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. We do offer wooden walking sticks for free.


    The program is suitable for single travelers, although it is subject to an additional charge.

    You can book at any date!

    Price do not include flights, dinners, and picnics. You can book at any date!


    Before formalizing your booking accommodations availability must be requested


    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.



    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.