Gran Canaria Walking Holiday

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Gran Canaria Walking Holiday

Distance: 82 km.

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights

Meals: Breakfasts

Accomodation: Hotels and Country Cottages

Price: From 808€ per person

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Gran Canaria, one of the two largest islands in the Canary Islands, offers multiple climates and thermal floors for trekking enthusiasts to enjoy all kinds of environments throughout their trek.

For good reason, Gran Canaria is known as the miniature continent, as its multiplicity of mountains and coastlines, so that, in less than 30 minutes you can change the climate from a humid and colder one to a warm and sunnier one.

You will start at Agaete, where we recommend you to try the fresh fish paella and its famous goat’s cheese. Then you will walk along the Camino Real from where you can see great ravines and enjoy its nature.

A few days later you will encounter the famous Roque Nublo, in Tejeda, the most characteristic peak on the island. Then you will make a route to the Pico de Las Nieves, the highest peak in Gran Canaria.

Finally, you will go to the municipality of La Lechuza, from where you can choose two options to finish your trip: A new hiking route or a visit to the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.







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Arrival in Gran Canaria

Arrival at Gran Canaria airport. As soon as you arrive, a driver will be waiting to take you to your accommodation in the municipality of Agaete, where you'll spend your first night. Once you are in Agaete, we suggest you take a walk through this relaxing and charming fishing village, where you will also have the opportunity to get to know and enjoy its natural pools.

Overnight: Las Longueras country cottage - Agaete

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The Camino Real route

Today we start your trekking route on the island of Gran Canaria and, for this first stage, you will go up a long way towards the town of San Pedro. Afterwards, you can continue along the Camino de los Romeros towards Roque Bermejo, a rocky, reddish mountain, also known as Era de Berbique or Era de Bibique. This name is given because of the Berbique Caves that are located there. These, however, are not easily accessible as the path along your route runs away from the caves.

During the trip, you will have the whole Agaete Valley in view, as well as the impressive cliffs that characterize the north of the island. You will continue walking towards the Vuelta de la Paloma viewpoint, enjoying the views of multiple valleys, until you reach Puerto de Las Nieves, from where you start your descent down a narrow road.

Once you get to the end of your trek, we recommend you take a taxi or a bus back to Agaete. Also, if you are afraid of heights, we suggest that once you get to the viewpoint, turn back and return to the hotel.

Length: 10,5 km. | 525 m. ascent; 650 m. descent

Duration: 4,5 hours

Overnight: Las Longueras country cottage - Agaete

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Route to Tejeda

Today you will enjoy a hike around the municipality of Tejeda, in the very centre of the island of Gran Canaria, where you can enjoy multiple visits to museums, get to know the city centre and, why not, enjoy an exquisite typical Canarian dish. You will be transported by taxi for a short trip to start your hike of the day, which receives you with two considerably pronounced ascents.

The taxi driver will drop you off in a small car park located just before turning right, where the car route continues on the S-97 road. From there, you start your walk for today.

You will go down the old Camino Real to the village of Fagajesto, where you'll arrive after an asphalt section. Once you have finished this first section, we suggest you rest your feet a little before starting the ascent through pine forests near the municipality of Gáldar.

Once you have gone down to Cruz de Tejeda, you can see your final destination, Tejeda, to where you will have to descend the last stretch, passing through an ancient volcanic crater with exceptional sea views. As a curious fact, we remind you that you are in the first and only municipality of the Canary Islands that belong to the association of 'The Most beautiful villages in Spain'. Enjoy!

Overnight: Fonda de la Tea Hotel - Tejeda

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Trekking to Roque Nublo

Today you will walk around the heart of Gran Canaria, the Roque Nublo Monument, touring the steep volcanic terrain that surrounds it. Most of the hike will be along natural stony trails, but very simple to transit, as well as some by dirt roads and others on asphalt.

As you ascend, you will see multiple eroded ravines, and if you look up, no doubt you will delight in observing the distance the famous Roque Nublo Monument, point of reference on the island despite not being the highest.

At the end of your route, you will reach the top of Roque Nublo, declared a Natural Monument in 1987, from where the breath-taking views of the whole island will remind you that all the effort of the day has been worthwhile. When you start the descent to take the bus back to Tejeda, enjoy the passage through multiple pine forests.

Option 1

  • Length: 12 km. | 800 m. ascent; 400 m. descent
  • Duration: 5,5 hours

Option 2

  • Length: 20 km. | 800 m. ascent; 800 m. descent
  • Duration: 7,5 hours

Overnight: Fonda de la Tea Hotel - Tejeda

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From Tejeda to Artenara

Today's route will take you to Artenara. You will pass by dirt roads, asphalt and some others surrounded by pine trails. To start your day, you will have a transfer included that will take you from your hotel to the beginning of the route in Tamadaba Natural Park.

Once there, if you have time, we suggest you go to the Artenara Cave Museum, which teaches visitors the way of life in the caves. Also, it is essential that you know the Sanctuary of the Virgen de la Cuevita, whose tradition goes back to the appearance of the Virgin Mary (centuries ago) inside one of the caves.

Today, it will be one of the best trails, throughout all the Altavista mountain range, surrounding the Tamadaba Natural Park. At the end of your walk, near the Church of San Matías, in Artenara, you will meet a taxi driver again who will take you back to Tejeda. There, we suggest you visit the Spice Garden and taste some of them.

Once in the hotel, remember that you can also see the Roque Bentayga, the second most important peak of the island after Roque Nublo.

Overnight: Fonda de la Tea Hotel - Tejeda

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From La Culata to La Lechuza

Today you will be moved to La Culata from where you start your ascent today to La Cumbre, in the north of Gran Canaria, characterized by its green colour. Ascending towards Roque Nublo enjoy the views of the highest peak of the island: Pico de las Nieves.

Then, you will start the descent along some rural trails and other asphalt paths, until you get back to your accommodation where you can rest from the walk of the day enjoying a swim in the hotel's swimming pool.

Option 1

  • Length: 12,5 km. | 500 m. ascent; 325 m. descent
  • Duration: 5 hours

Option 2

  • Length: 19 km. | 785 m. ascent; 410 m. descent
  • Duration: 7,5 hours

Overnight: Las Calas Rural Hotel - La Lechuza

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Walking in Las Palmas

Today you will have all day to visit Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the capital of the island. In our information dossier, we will give you a list of all the places you cannot miss. So then, you will have to start with a walk to La Vega de San Mateo and, there, go on your own by bus to the city of Las Palmas.

If you prefer, we can arrange a private transfer from your hotel to Las Palmas, if you tell us in advance, although it is really worth knowing the landscape from La Lechuza to La Vega de San Mateo and enjoy a last walk that, in addition to being very short, will offer you a spectacular landscape.

Once there, we suggest that you visit its beautiful historic centre in the Vegueta neighbourhood, take a walk through its colonial streets, get to know its museums and enter the majestic Cathedral of Santa Ana.

To return to your hotel, in La Lechuza, where you will spend your last night in the most charming rural environment on the island, you can take a bus on your own from the Vegueta district or ask us, at the time of booking, to arrange a private transfer back.

Overnight: Las Calas Rural Hotel - La Lechuza

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Return from Gran Canaria

Transfer to Gran Canaria Airport to take your flight back to your hometown.*

*Remember that when you book your circuit you can ask us to reserve additional hotel nights of for the days after the end of your circuit to extend your stay in Gran Canaria on your own.

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General information 

All the rooms you will find on this hiking trail have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure good comfort. 

Our team checks on site the quality of all the accommodation offered in order for all travellers to have an adventure experience always accompanied by nights of absolute rest.

Availability 

When working with quality accommodations with limited capacity, the exact name of the location will be provided 30 days before the start of the trip.

All our accommodation is subject to availability. In case we can't offer you any of them for reasons of capacity, we'll accommodate you in one of equal or better quality.

Individual rooms

Single rooms are available subject to availability. Reservations must be made in advance and come at an additional cost.

Where am I going to stay?

All our accommodation has been selected to ensure tranquillity, rest and enjoyment along your hiking trail:

Accomodation in Las Longueras country cottage - Agaete

Alojamiento en Agaete

Accomodation in Fonda de la Tea Hotel - Tejeda

Alojamiento en Tejeda

Accomodation in Rural Las Calas Hotel - La Lechuza

Alojamiento en La Lechuza

Included services

Accommodation in hotels, cottages and agritourist accommodation.

Rooms with private bathroom.

Breakfasts.

Complete itinerary of your trekking route in Gran Canaria.

24 hours Telephone assistance on route.

Transfer of baggage between stages on days 3 and 6.

Transfers during the itinerary on days 3, 5 and 6.

Airport transfers.

VAT.

Additional services

Additional single room: to consult.

Extra nights (breakfast included): to consult.

Travel assistance insurance: 3€ per person and day.

Cancellation insurance: 3€ per person and day.

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