Gran Canaria Walking Holidays Gran Canaria, Canyons & forests

Activity:
Walking
Duration:
7 Nights
Distance:
68 km
Difficulty:
Medium
Tour Type:
Self-Guided
Time To Go:
September to May (Summer on request)
Price:
from €870
Rating:

On Gran Canaria, Canyons & forests, you will be hiking the central mountains of Gran Canaria, from deep Canyon to summit through to pine forest. You will start with the Caldeira de Tijana, and then go through the Caldeira of Tejeda with its 2 iconic monoliths that used to be revered by the Canarii people (first inhabitants of the island): Roque Bentayga and Roque Nublo. And finally, you will take a deep green immersion with a  through the typical flora of Gran Canaria, enjoying its diversity and scents.

PLEASE NOTE: The distances on Gran Canaria, Canyons & forests are offered purely as a guide. On some days you may have a choice of routes and for this reason the daily and overall distances are variable.

This is the most popular itinerary, you may be able to combine or split the distance for each day. Click on get a quote to customize your trip.

San Bartolome
San Bartolome

You will be collected from Gran Canaria Airport and brought to your accommodation in San Bartolome. The transfer will take about 1 hour.

Hotel: Hotel Rural Las Tirajanas 4*

14 km
San Bartolome
San Bartolome

Today you will have 1 looped walk of 14km starting and finishing in San Bartolome. Clinging to a rocky mountain slope, in a rugged landscape of palm trees and cactus, this big village in the hinterland has a well-established historic centre. This loop will provide you with a spectacular view over the Caldeira de Tijana, within the bottom, the Risco Blanco, massive 3.7 million years old, an impressive cliff of nearly 1000m high!

Hotel: Hotel Rural Las Tirajanas 4*

15 km
Cruz de Tejeda
Cruz de Tejeda

Your 15km walk today will take you from San Bartolome to Cruz de Tejeda, your next stop. This route will pass between Pico de las Nieves, the summit of the Gran Canaria culminating at 1949m, and the iconic monolith of Roque Nublo. During the second part of the walk, you will enjoy a scenic view over the Caldeira de Tejeda, also known as the European Grand Canyon.

Hotel: Parador de Cruz de Tejeda 4*

14 km
Cruz de Tejeda
Cruz de Tejeda

Today you will have two looped walking choices, one of 11km and other of 14km. Today you will have a choice of two looped walks, both starting and finishing in Cruz de Tejeda. Both routes will lead around and through a fertile and luminous valley in an environment of Canarian pines and terraced fields, with orchards of fruit trees, including almond trees. At the end of the day, enjoy the village of Cruz de Tejeda. This mountain pass would be the historical and geographical crossroads of all the roads of the island. In good weather, it is even possible to see Mount Teide on the island opposite.

Hotel: Parador de Cruz de Tejeda 4*

11 km
Arucas
Arucas

The walk today will take you to the town of Valleseco. There are two routes to choose for, one of 7 km and other of 11km. From Cruz de Tejeda, the path goes gradually up through to bring you up to an altitude over 1600m in El Penon, then the routes take you deep into the countryside full of pueblos settled in fertile terraced valleys.  At the end of the walk, a 40 minute transfer will take you to Arucas where you will overnight.

Hotel: La Hacienda Del Buen Suceso 4*

14 km
Arucas
Arucas

After Breakfast you will have a short transfer (30min) to Teror where your looped walk of 14km will start. You will walk around a green valley, with bush, ferns, reeds, cactus, prickly pears and eucalyptus.

Hotel: La Hacienda Del Buen Suceso 4*

Las Palmas
Las Palmas

Today you will be transferred from Arucas to Las Palmas. You will have the full day to explore the city.

Hotel: Hotel Ciudad del Mar 3*

Accommodation

Hotels

We have carefully selected each of the hotels you will stay in. From boutique 3* hotels to historical 4* hotels to Paradores with some of the most stunning views in Spain. Each one has its own unique character and will make your trip more than just a walking holiday.

Access

How to Get There

Airport transfers are included from Gran Canaria Airport.

Gran Canaria Airport is served by regular flights from all major destinations in Europe and most airports in Ireland and the UK.

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Whats Included

  • Included: Selected accommodation with private bathrooms, Holiday Pack on your mobile phone (Route ebook and Google Maps) and a 24/7 support number providing assistance during your trip, for instance organising a support vehicle if needed. In 2021 we also offer a Free Postponement with every booking made
  • Not included: Flights, drinks, city tax, Travel Insurance (Recommended)
  • Optional: Luggage transfers (On by default. One bag up to 20kg per person), dinners (On by default, where available), bike rental (On by default) and airport transfers, etc…

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Note on Accommodation: We aim to book you into each of the towns listed on the itinerary, however in case of low availability we may book you 2 nights in the same town with provided transfers. If you are booking Superior collection or Country cottages, please note it is subject to availability and therefore cannot be guaranteed. Superior/Country cottage accommodation may be away from the route with included transfers. More details.

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