Gran Canaria Walking Holidays Gran Canaria, Grand walking tour

12 Nights
67 km
Tour Type:
Time To Go:
September to May (Summer on request)
7 nights from €620

The Gran Canaria, Grand walking tour is an amazing trip that will bring you along on a journey for body and mind. You will walk from the rocky mountains of the Caldeira de Tejeda, also known as the European Grand Canyon, to the pine forest of the Natural Park of Tamadaba and the impressive cliffs of the West coast of the island. Don’t miss the 2 iconic monoliths that used to be revered by the Canarii people (first inhabitants of the island): Roque Bentayga and Roque Nublo. At the end, the day enjoys the lovely village of Tejeda with its white stepped houses on the slope of the mountain, classified as one of the most beautiful towns of Spain.

PLEASE NOTE: The distances on this itinerary are offered purely as a guide. On some days you may have a choice of routes (and distances) and you will also have the option to add nights and walking days.

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.

Santa Brigida
Santa Brigida
You arrive in Santa Brigida.
7 km
Cruz de Tejeda
Cruz de Tejeda

Today you will be transferred from Santa Brigida to Valleseco and then walk to Cruz de Tejeda. From here the route takes you out of the town deep into the countryside full of pueblos settled in fertile terraced valleys. Leaving the valleys behind the path goes gradually up through to bring you up to an altitude over 1600m in El Penon. Cruz de Tejeda is a 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.

You have 2 options for getting from Valleseco to Cruz de Tejeda:

Option 1: 6.8km (+626m, -93m)
Option 2: 10.9km (+923m, -411m)

Hotel: Parador de Cruz de Tejeda 4*

Add an extra night (optional): Loop walk around Cruz de Tejeda. You have to options for this looped walk.

Option 1: 14.2km (+708m, -708m)
Option 2: 11.1km (+617m, -617m)

15 km
San Bartolome de Tirajana
San Bartolome de Tirajana

Today you will walk from Cruz de Tejeda to San Bartolome. 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.

Walk details: 15.3km (+331m, -947m)

Hotel: Hotel Rural Las Tirajanas 4*

Add an extra night (optional): Loop walk around San Bartolome. 14.6km (+473m, -474m)

16 km

Today you will walk from San Bartolome to Tejeda, going to the iconic Roque Nublo, before going down to the Caldeira de Tejeda. At the end of the day, enjoy 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.

Walk details: 15.7km (+900m, -746m)

Hotel: Hotel Rural Fonda De La Tea 3*

Add an extra night (optional): Loop walk around Tejeda. 14.9km (+756m, -756m)

13 km

Today you will walk from Tejeda to Fontanales. You will have 2 options for the walk to Fontanales. Both routes run along the ridge of mountains through pines forest. From the summit, you will dominate the North coast of Gran Canaria.

Option 1: 13.3km (+669m, -719m)
Option 2: 12.3km (+681m, -733m)

Hotel: Cabañas Valle Verde

Add an extra night (optional): Transfer from Fontanales to Mirador del Sargento and walk from there to Fontanales. 15.1km (+565m, -699m)

16 km

Today a transfer will take you to Presa de Lugarejos, in Parque Natural de Tamadaba. From here, you will have a 16km walk to Agaete. This park is the largest pine forest of Gran Canaria, spread on mountains between 1200m and 1400m above sea level. More than 7500ha of rugged wild landscapes, zebras of deep ravines, conducive to superb walks for lovers of unspoiled nature.

Walk details: 16.3km (+571m, -1396m)

Hotel: Hotel Puerto de Las Nieves 4*

Add an extra night (optional):  Loop walk around Agaete. 10.2km (+231m, -231m)

Las Palmas
Las Palmas

Transfer from Agaete to Las Palmas

Hotel: Hotel Ciudad del Mar 3*



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

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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Specialist: Pauline
Originally from the North of France, Pauline loves traveling around the world and already put her feet on the 5 continents. After graduating in History and Tourism, she worked f...
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