Gran Canaria Walking Holidays Gran Canaria, Cruz de Tejeda walking Short-break

4 Nights
43 km
Tour Type:
Time To Go:
September to May (Summer on request)
from €610

Gran Canaria, Cruz de Tejeda walking Short-break is centred around the Caldeira de Tejeda, the European Grand Canyon. You will start from its Northside in Cruz de Tejeda, the crossroad of the island. First, a loop will take you through the valley with a stop in Tejeda one the most beautiful village of Spain. Then, a linear route will take you from one Caldeira, the one of Tejeda, to another one, the one of Tijana. And finally, you will walk another loop providing you with a scenic view to this last Caldeira. During Gran Canaria, Cruz de Tejeda walking Short-break, you will enjoy the view of 2 iconic monoliths that were revered by the Canarii people (first inhabitants of the island): Roque Bentayga and Roque Nublo.

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.

Cruz de Tejeda
Cruz de Tejeda

You will be collected from Gran Canaria Airport and brought to your accommodation in Cruz de Tejeda. The transfer will take about 1 hour. 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*

14 km
Cruz de Tejeda
Cruz de Tejeda

Today you will have a looped walk of 14km, starting and finishing Cruz de Tejeda. This route 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. You can make a little stop in the village of Tejeda, with its white houses on the slope of the mountain, its main street very pleasant, and lined with trees, its small terraces of restaurants, its narrow streets, classified as one of the most beautiful villages of Spain.

Hotel: Parador de Cruz de Tejeda 4*

15 km
San Bartolome
San Bartolome

Your 15km walk today will take you from Cruz de Tejeda to San Bartolome, 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 first part of the walk, you will enjoy a scenic view over the Caldeira de Tejeda, also known as the European Grand Canyon.

Hotel: Hotel Rural Las Tirajanas 4*

14 km
San Bartolome
San Bartolome

Today you will have 1 looped walk of 15km 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*



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.


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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