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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 extraordinary cuisine here combines local dishes with organic produce from their garden to create healthy superb meals. 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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Situated at one of the highest points in Gran Canaria, Parador Cruz de Tejeda offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and forests. All rooms are uniquely decorated and have lots of natural light to keep guests feeling refreshed. The Parador serves delicious local specialities in its elegant restaurant.

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Accommodation Details Click to View When it's Best To Go
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 2017/18

    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 (minimium of 2 people)

    01 Jun30 Sep

    810

    615

    59

    22

    180

    01 Oct – 27 Oct

    820

    625

    74

    22

    180

    28 Oct – 30 Nov

    880

    685

    83

    22

    180

    01 Dec – 19 Dec

    794

    599

    70

    22

    180

    20 Dec – 03 Jan

    1005

    780

    100

    22

    180

    04 Jan – 28 Jan

    830

    635

    74

    22

    180

    29 Jan – 18 Mar

    870

    675

    81

    22

    180

    19 Mar  – 31 Mar

    910

    715

    88

    22

    180

    01 Apr – 30 Apr

    780

    585

    67

    22

    180

    01 May – 31 May

    764

    569

    65

    22

    180


    ** 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

    If you book before 31/10/17 you can save £45 per person (not valid with other discounts)

    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 (minimium of 2 people)

    01 Sep -31 Oct

    954

    759

    94

    32

    180*

    01 Nov – 14 Dec

    994

    799

    97

    34

    180*

    15 Dec – 06 Jan

    1082

    857

    109

    39

    180*

    07 Jan – 30 Apr

    999

    804

    97

    34

    180*

    01 May26 Sep

    974

    779

    93

    32

    180*

    27 Sep – 27 Oct

    999

    804

    97

    34

    180*

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    **Supplement for Gala Dinner:

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

    *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). 

    Supplements may apply for Easter, Christmas and New Year POA



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