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The Island

An island of only 600 square miles but a continent in miniature, Gran Canaria offers lush forests, exotic fauna and flora, Sahara-like dunes, mountains, volcanic craters and sometimes snow on the highest peaks.

Two things make Gran Canaria distinct from the other Canarian Islands.

Firstly, the reservoirs that are abundant in the mountainous region nestling in the valleys giving important water supply to the inhabitants and a refreshing vista for the walker.

Secondly, there are the ancient settlements and fascinating troglodyte villages built by the deeply religious Guanche about 4000 years ago and many are still occupied!


Walking Grand Canaria


The Walking

Gran Canaria is proving a very popular choice due to some spectacular walking with high mountain ridges and peaks to explore.

Discover remains of ancient volcanic mountains, deep ravines with palm groves, ancient cave dwellings all amongst reputedly the friendliest people of the Canarian Islands.

All of our walking takes place in the mountainous centre and to avoid long journeys each day we have chosen hotels set deep in the mountains. The walking is on paths of good quality but the variable signposting makes our walking notes or guided walking essential. The great thing about walking in Gran Canaria is the variety of walks that are available on a relatively small island.  Gran Canaria really does live up to its nickname of a 'Continent in Miniature'.  These holidays are available throughout the year. 

Walking in Gran Canaria

Guided - Independent Walking

We include 4 days of guided walking which will cover some of the classic walks on the island. There will be walks through the pine forest, near the inland reservoirs and through some of the troglodyte villages.  Most footpaths you will be walking on will be good 'Camino Reales'.  The guided walks will be in small groups so there can be some flexibility in the program.  The walks will be guided by a local resident with many years experience of walking the mountains of Gran Canaria.


Self-GuidedWalkers in Gran Canaria

Our Walk Booklet has a selection of walks for all abilities, all in the mountainous centre of the island. They vary from 6 miles to 12 miles in length with ascents from 200m to 750m.

Our walks have been researched and written by a long term resident who knows every barranco and rocky ridge on the island worth walking. We provide the best walking map available for the island.

Island Hopping

Why not combine 2 or 3 islands for an island hopping walking holiday?

Walk Grading

Guided - Easy & Moderate

Self Guided - Easy, Moderate & Challenging

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Las Tirajanas **** - 4 Star

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This hotel is at an altitude of 920m in the small mountain village of San Bartolomé, with spectacular views across wide valleys to the sweep of mountains beyond. Built in a mountain inn style and designed to make the most of its position.

There are 57 bedrooms all with their own balcony, terrace or panoramic window so you can maximize the views. There are also 3 junior suites, larger rooms with whirlpool bath. The restaurant will not disappoint with a superb dinner on offer specialising in Canarian and Mediterranean dishes. There is a heated swimming pool, covered in winter, a tennis court and a daily programme of other activities. This is an excellent hotel set in a perfect location for walkers.

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Parador Cruz de Tejeda **** - 4 Star

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The Parador is a new, recently opened hotel. It is located at Cruz de Tejeda in a stunningly beautiful environment at a height of over 1,500 metres amongst the highest peaks of the island. There are 43 rooms all in a modern style consistent with the whole hotel. All the rooms have bath and some have a hydro massage bath. The restaurant specialises in local dishes using local ingredients giving you the opportunity to sample the best of Canary Island cuisine.

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The best time to walk in Gran Canaria is from October to mid June but walking is practical year around. There is little rain in the winter and average maximum temperatures in Las Palmas on the coast (with the mountains always much cooler) ranging from 18°C in January to 24°C in August.

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Fly to Las Palmas airport with frequent scheduled no frills and charter flights from throughout the UK & Ireland. Transfer to and from your hotel is provided and takes just over 1 hour, or for a small supplement we can arrange a group A hire car for 8 days.

There are flights as follows:

Las Palmas - non stop from Gatwick Luton Stansted Exeter Bristol Bournemouth* Southampton, Cardiff, Birmingham East Midlands, Norwich, Manchester, Liverpool*, Leeds, Doncaster, Humberside, Newcastle, Edinburgh*, Glasgow, Prestwick*, Aberdeen*, Dublin and Belfast. There are connecting flights from Heathrow, Jersey, Guernsey, Newquay, Isle of Man and Inverness.

* Summer only

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Gran Canaria

Self Guided and Guided independent

Included:

·         7 Nights accommodation with half board*

·         Transfers between Las Palmas airport and hotel - Tirajanas

·         7 days Group A car hire - Parador

·         Our unique walking booklet written by one of our team and local walking map

*Half board is dinner, bed and breakfast

Optional:

·         Tirajanas - 7 days Group A car hire available at a small supplement

·         Parador – Transfers between Las Palmas airport and hotel at a supplement

  • ‘With flights’ includes typical flight prices* from London Gatwick to Las Palmas. Flight from many local airports are also available (exact prices for your dates are available on request)
*For important details of our flight price policy click here

Not Included:

  • Lunch and drinks with meals

Please note these prices may differ from our current brochure price list and are the current correct prices

All prices valid for 2018

Prices are per person in GBP / UK £ and are based on 7 nights half board** in a shared twin/double standard room. 

Tirajanas ****

Dates

With Flights#

Own International Flights

Extra Nights

Single room Supplement

Supplement for 4 days guided walking (minimum of 2 people*)

01 Jun30 Sep

825

630

59

22

180

01 Oct – 27 Oct

835

640

74

22

180

28 Oct – 30 Nov

895

700

83

22

180

01 Dec – 19 Dec

809

614

70

22

180

20 Dec – 03 Jan

1020

795

100

22

180

04 Jan – 28 Jan

845

650

74

22

180

29 Jan – 18 Mar

885

690

81

22

180

19 Mar  – 31 Mar

925

730

88

22

180

01 Apr – 30 Apr

795

600

67

22

180

01 May – 31 May

779

584

65

22

180

*For singles we can book 4 guided walks in advance, however if there is nobody else booked on the walk that day you would be required to pay a supplement to the guide locally to cover the cost for an extra person. The guide will let you know locally in advance if this is the case. Alternatively you would have the option to cancel the walk for that day.

** Half board is dinner, bed and breakfast 


# For important details of our flight price policy click here

Gala dinner supplements (compulsory on half board):

  • 25 Dec £62
  • 31 Dec £72

Room supplements:

  • Superior room/Junior Suite £12

Supplements may apply for Easter, Christmas and New Year POA


Parador****

Dates

With Flights#

Own International Flights

Extra Night

Single Supplement per night

Supplement for 4 days guided walking (minimum of 2 people*)

01 Sep - 31 Oct

969

774

94

32

180**

01 Nov – 14 Dec

1009

814

97

34

180**

15 Dec – 06 Jan

1097

872

109

39

180**

07 Jan – 30 Apr

1014

819

97

34

180**

01 May 26 Sep

898

794

93

32

180**

27 Sep – 27 Oct

1014

819

97

34

180**

# For important details of our flight price policy click here

*For singles we can book 4 guided walks in advance, however if there is nobody else booked on the walk that day you would be required to pay a supplement to the guide locally to cover the cost for an extra person. The guide will let you know locally in advance if this is the case. Alternatively you would have the option to cancel the walk for that day.

**Please note: Transfers to and from the start + end of the guided walks are included for 2 days only when staying at the Parador. For the remaining 2 days you can drive to a meeting point to meet the guide. Alternatively we can arrange transfers for you at extra cost (£40 per person per guided walk, based on 2 people sharing return transfers between the Parador and meeting point).

Supplement for Gala Dinners:

  • 30th & 31st December £95
  • 24th December £42

Supplements may apply for Easter, Christmas and New Year POA

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