Gran Canaria Hiking Tour

Spain
Trekking
Self-Guided
Gran Canaria Hiking Tour

Gran Canaria Hiking Tour

Prices

From $775USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

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Highlights

Spend 8 days trekking Gran Canaria’s ancient footpaths on this self-guided tour

Trek the weaving ancient trails of the Caminos Reales through a myriad of remarkably contrasting terrains.

Discover the beauty of the Agaete Valley, walking among its mesmerizing oasis of banana, avocado, and orange plantations.

Marvel at the island’s breathtaking volcanic terrain and its two majestic towering peaks, Roque Nublo and Bentayga.

Enjoy overnight stays in enchantingly quaint mountain villages, like beautiful Tejeda.

Discover one of Spain's beautiful Canary Islands as you explore Gran Canaria on foot over 8 spectacular days! This scenic walking holiday unfolds on the Caminos Reales' historic footpaths, a network of weaving roads that span the island between former settlements.

Banana, orange and avocado plantations are interspersed with pretty white-washed villages in the splendid area known as the Agaete Valley, where your tour begins! Experience the morphing landscapes of the island’s varied terrain, from its volcanic peaks to its exotic palm-lined plantations.

Challenging days of trekking are yours to seize as you ascend the majestic Roque Nublo and Bentayga peaks, reaching soaring heights and finding sensational vistas of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Experience the unspoiled beauty of the Barranco de Azuaje nature reserve, where you'll trek among rare laurel woods, crystalline waters, and dazzling waterfalls.

Hike your way through all the highlights that the island of Gran Canaria has to offer on the Gran Canaria Island Trek!

Gran Canaria Hiking Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Gran Canaria

Arrive at Gran Canaria Airport where a taxi transfer will take you to your start point in Agaete, a short drive away. Bound for the island’s rugged northwest coast, you’ll be welcomed by Agaete’s stunning landscapes, full of orange and banana plantations.

Settle into your comfortable accommodations and enjoy a relaxing evening by the hotel pool!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Agaete
Distance
None
Meals
Dinner

Day 2 Introduction to the Caminos Reales

Following a delicious breakfast accompanied by freshly squeezed orange juice from the crop fields that surround your accommodations, you’ll set out on your exciting first day of trekking!

Today’s route begins right on the doorstep of your hotel. Making your way through fronds of bamboo, you’ll walk to the remote village of San Pedro. Here you’ll begin your ascent along the Camino Real, your first encounter with the highly anticipated network of trails, leading you to Montaña Bibique, where you’ll be met by sweeping views of the Agaete Valley.

Continuing the trail, you’ll reach achieve even greater heights as you arrive at another vista point at Mirador Vuelta de la Paloma overlooking several surrounding valleys.

Finally, you’ll descend from Puerto de las Nieves along a gravel path. When the trail comes to an end, you can either take a taxi back to Agaete or return by public bus.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Agaete
Distance
4.5 hours, 12.5 km, 525m of ascent, 650m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Barranco de Azuaje Nature Reserve

This morning a taxi transfer will take you to Firgas, where you’ll bear witness to the stunning gorge the plunges deep into the land of the island’s northern area. The area is home to rare laurel woods, crystalline waters and waterfalls and rich green plant life. It’s designated as a special nature reserve.

Take in majestic panoramas of the gorge from above by walking up to the village of Carratería, which you’ll find on the other side of the ravine.

After exploring the scenic depths of the valley, a private transfer will take you to your next hotel, located in the mountain village of Tejeda.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Tejeda
Distance
5 hours, 12.5 km-20.5 km, 1000m of ascent, 350m/500m of descent
Meals
Breakfast, dinner

Day 4 Trek Roque Nublo

Today your walk begins directly from your accommodations, setting out on rugged terrain around the Roque Nublo. This craggy out-cropping perched on the edge of a plateau doesn’t claim the award for the highest peak on the island, but it’s certainly the most famous! Roque Nublo is easily spottable from practically anywhere on the island, making it a notable fixture of the landscape.

Trekking steep, zig-zagging paths, you’ll ascend towards Roque Nublo, noticing the signs of the peak’s volcanic origins as you climb. Peering down at the ravines etched into the body of the slopes by erosion long ago, you’ll get a feel for the history of this majestic peak.

Your descent of Roque Nublo follows a different route through a tranquil fir forest, leading you to the col where you can catch a public bus back to Tejeda.

For those wanting to continue on foot, a historical road leads back to Tejeda, adding an additional two hours onto your journey.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Tejeda
Distance
5.5-7.5 hours, 12 km-20 km, 800m of ascent, 400m/800m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Trek Roque Bentayga

After three challenging trekking days, today’s route will be easier, yet just as beautiful!

Making your way to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Roque Bentayga, you’ll enjoy a scenic walk around the mighty peak’s slopes, enjoying sensational views of the Caldera de Tejeda to the north and El Espinilo to the south.

This afternoon, enjoy a visit to the Medical Plant Center in Tejeda, where you’ll learn about the island’s use of medicinal herbs, an integral facet of cultural tradition.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Tejeda
Distance
4-5 hours, 10 km-14 km, 700m/900m of ascent, 700m/900m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Trek La Cumbre and Roque Nublo to La Lechuza

A short transfer will take you to today’s start point at La Culata (1225m, 4019 ft). You’ll pick up the route, which will lead you over La Cumbre towards the island’s northern region.

Ascending up to Roque Nublo, which you’ll be familiar with from Day 4, you’ll follow the ridge for the next hour, taking in mesmerizing views of Pico de las Nieves (1951m, 6400 ft), Gran Canaria’s highest peak.

Descending via rural footpaths, you’ll continue to walk along tarmac to reach your accommodations in Le Lechuza, where a refreshing swimming pool dip awaits you!

Overnight Location
Hotel in La Lechuza
Distance
5 hours, 12.5km, 500m of ascent, 325m of descent
Meals
Breakfast, dinner

Day 7 Visit Teror, Cumbre or Las Palmas de G.C.

Today there are three options for you to choose from. All routes are scenic and beautiful for different reasons.

Enjoy a short walk near the historic town of Teror.

Enjoy a longer walk through ravines on the north side of Cumbre.

Enjoy a walk to San Mateo, before catching a bus to Las Palmas de G.C.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Mahón
Distance
4.5-6 hours, 8-14 km, 400-715m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 8 Depart Mahón

Following breakfast this morning, you’ll head to the airport to depart from Gran Canaria. Say farewell to this spectacular island!

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Gran Canaria Hiking Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided walking tour of Gran Canaria is always run as a private tour for your group and the price per person depends on the number of people staying in one room, as well as the season.

Prices below are per person.

Departures on October 26th - December 18th, 2022:

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,450USD
  • Price per person in a single room (group of 2+): $1,275USD
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $875USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: $795USD

Departures on December 19st - January 6th, 2023:

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,495USD
  • Price per person in a single room (group of 2+): $1,295USD
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $925USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: $825USD

Departures on January 7st - 26th, 2023:

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,450USD
  • Price per person in a single room (group of 2+): $1,275USD
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $875USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: $795USD

Departures on January 28st - April 8th, 2023:

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,495USD
  • Price per person in a single room (group of 2+): $1,295USD
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $925USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: $825USD

Departures on April 9th - 30th, 2023:

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,450USD
  • Price per person in a single room (group of 2+): $1,275USD
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $875USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: $795USD

Departures on May 1st - September 30th, 2023:

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,375USD
  • Price per person in a single room (group of 2+): $1,195USD
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $850USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: $775USD

Departures on October 1st - 26th, 2023:

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,450USD
  • Price per person in a single room (group of 2+): $1,275USD
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $875USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: $795USD

Departures on October 27th - December 18th:

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,495USD
  • Price per person in a single room (group of 2+): $1,295USD
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $925USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: $825USD

Departures on December 19st - January 7th, 2024:

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,550USD
  • Price per person in a single room (group of 2+): $1,350USD
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $950USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: $850USD
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Accommodation on the Gran Canaria Hiking Tour

This tour is based in 3-star hotels that reflect the area's local charm and are excellently located. Each accommodation offers private rooms with ensuite bathrooms and basic amenities to make your stay comfortable.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
See pricing details for pricing if you are a solo traveller or require single rooms in your group.

Hotel Rural Las Longeras in Carretera del Valle

Enjoy this serene property located on a large estate surrounded by the valley of Agaete. The hotel has been in the family since the 17th century, and great pride is taken in making guests feel welcome and comfortable here.

Fonda de La Tea in Gran Canaria

Guests here will enjoy breathtaking views of the Roque Bentayga from the hotel terrace and patio. Basic amenities such as WiFi, a minibar, and bicycle rental are available for guests’ use.

Hotel Rural Las Calas in Gran Canaria

A pleasant stay awaits at this charming 17th-century manor house, which has been restored while remaining true to the traditional architectural style.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Gran Canaria Hiking Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts and 3 dinners are included on this tour.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights is included on this tour.

Transportation during the Tour

Airport transfers are included upon arrival on day one, and departure on day 8. Private transfers mentioned in the itinerary, on days 3, 5, and 6 are included on the tour. Luggage transport from accommodation to accommodation is included on days 3 and 6.

Also Included

  • Detailed route maps and notes
  • 24-hour phone assistance

Not included

  • International flights
  • Public bus transfers
  • Visas if required
  • Travel insurance
  • Tourist taxes if applicable
  • Meals or drinks and snacks not previously mentioned
  • Fees not mentioned as 'included'

Optional Extras

  • Activities and excursions unless otherwise mentioned as included
  • Single room supplements
  • Solo traveller supplements
  • Airport Transfers
  • Any additional nights before or after the tour

Frequenty Asked Questions about Gran Canaria Hiking Tour

How hard is the Gran Canaria Hiking Tour?

We rate this tour a 4 / 5. The tour is comprised of challenging day walks interspersed with more strenuous trekking in mountainous areas. Trekkers can expect 5-7 hours of walking daily, and ascents and descents of 500m to 1000m.

Do I need a Visa to travel to Spain?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Gran Canaria Hiking Tour?

7 breakfasts and 3 dinners are included on this tour.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Agaete to start this tour?

Fly into Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Airport (LPA), where you’ll be met by a private transfer that will take you to your start point in Agaete.

Where does the Gran Canaria Hiking Tour end?

The tour ends in La Lechuza. A private transfer will take you from your accommodations to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) to depart.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Spain?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Spain?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour a 4 / 5. The tour is comprised of challenging day walks interspersed with more strenuous trekking in mountainous areas. Trekkers can expect 5-7 hours of walking daily, and ascents and descents of 500m to 1000m.


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