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What to expect

Off the beaten track

Discover a different side to this incredible island

Iconic Landmarks

Appreciate geographical landmark such as 'Roque Nublo'

Fully-guided Walks

4 exclusive fully guided walks included

About the trip

Explore Gran Canaria this winter on a fantastic fully guided Solos 7 night walking holiday. Nicknamed ‘the miniature continent’ due to the dynamic contrast in climate and landscape, it’s no wonder Gran Canaria is a popular destination for walkers looking for a winter walking break.

Grade: Medium/Hard

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What's included?

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Room for sole use
  • Welcome drink
  • Solos Board: Breakfast & dinner daily plus 4 picnic lunches
  • Evening dinner taken in local restaurant
  • 4 exclusive fully guided walks including transport
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Fully Financially Protected


  • Arrive in Gran Canaria
  • The Great Caldera
  • Day At Leisure
  • The Verdant North
  • The Sacred Monolith
  • Day at Leisure
  • The Tropical Valley
  • Departure Day


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What you’ll be doing


Arrive in Gran Canaria

Transfer to our hotel for the week, beginning with a welcome meeting with our guide.  Dependant on flight arrival time.

  • Dinner Included

Explore the Great Caldera

For our first walk of the week, we start our hike 1500 metres above sea level near the ridge that divides the verdant north and the arid south of the island. We will experience magnificent views while walking along our route under the shade of Canarian pine trees . The path reaches Moriscos, its highest point (1750m), and continues along the edge of Caldera de Tejeda, offering breathtaking views across its huge 16km volcanic depression, the result of a gigantic collapse that hollowed out the centre of the island. After a gentle walk through the pine forest, we explore ‘Cuevas del Caballero’, a group of pre-Hispanic caves on the edge of the Caldera’s wall.

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Day at leisure

Today take time out and take advantage of the hotel facilities and relax by the pool or on the beach.

  • Breakfast and Dinner Included

Hike the Verdant North

In contrast to the arid and rugged southern and inland areas, the northern midlands of
Gran Canaria are home to gentle landscapes covered by a lush vegetation all year
round. Here, we can appreciate the nature in all its splendour, with an incredible variety of flora. Comprising of more than 2000 plant species, some 600 are exclusive to this archipelago. On today’s hike, we explore the rural and forested areas of this area of Gran Canaria, whose name, ‘Bosque de
Doramas’ evokes the last hero of the indigenous resistance against the Castilians in
the 15th century.

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Climb to the foot of the Sacred Monolith

We start today’s walk in the centre of Gran Canaria, on the high plateau that constitutes the most renowned landscapes on the island. We take a beautiful path through a forest of Canary Island pines with stunning panoramas of Roque Nublo the emblematic rocky peak of Gran Canaria. If it’s clear, in the distance can see the islands of Tenerife and La Gomera. After discovering the ‘Ventana del Nublo’ – the Magical Window, one of the most surprising geological landmarks on the island, we walk towards Roque Nublo. This enormous basalt monolith, over 80 metres high, is the geological symbol of Gran Canaria and was once venerated by the Guanches – aboriginal people who inhabited the Canary Islands before the arrival of Europeans.

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Day At Leisure

Today take time out and enjoy the hotel facilities, relax by the pool or perhaps explore the village of Agaete and visit the nearby natural pools.

  • Breakfast and Dinner Included

Discover the Tropical Valley

Our hike begins more than 800m above sea level, at the head of Agaete valley,
located in the northwest of Gran Canaria. We are surrounded by the beautiful views
of this secluded area, where several water reservoirs cover the rocky bottom of the
ravine. After a short ascent, our hike becomes largely downhill. Our route takes us past the troglodyte hamlet of ‘El Hornillo’, with its cave houses excavated into the impressive cliffs. We then take an old path with views of the valley and the sea, taking us down to the hamlet of ‘El Sao’ – famous for its old water mills. Later, we walk through a small pine tree forest, just above the derelict 19th century spa which started health tourism in the Canaries in the 1900s.



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Departure Day

It’s time to say goodbye to Gran Canaria. After transferring to the airport, we will board our flight home.

  • Breakfast


Hotel Puerto de las Nieves Four-star

Our comfortable four-star hotel is situated 150m from the beach in the seaside town of Agaete, with a choice of facilities ideal for a week of Solos walking.

Facilities Include

Restaurant for breakfast,  bar, free Wi-Fi,  Spa & Wellness area with heated indoor pool with various hydro-massage jets, this incorporates a jacuzzi, a sauna and a steam room . Treatments available ( charges apply)

Room Includes

Our comfortable guestrooms are attractively furnished and decorated and benefit from an en-suite bathroom hairdryer, air-conditioning, TV, mini-bar, safety deposit boxes (local charge applies)

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Average Temperatures

Month(s) Highest temperature Lowest temperature
January - February 21 °C 15 °C
March 22 °C 16 °C
April 23 °C 16 °C
May 24 °C 17 °C
June 26 °C 19 °C
July 27 °C 21 °C
August - September 28 °C 21 °C
October 26 °C 20 °C
November 24 °C 22 °C
December 22 °C 16 °C

Our Reviews

“I’m sure you will enjoy it, I have been on three solos holidays to date and the people I’ve met have been great.”

“I’ve been travelling with Solos for nearly 20 years, on and off. The reason is for exactly what you want – you meet like minded people… and have loads of fun!”

“I’ve been on loads of trips with Solos over the years and can honestly say you will not regret booking your 1st one!”

“The feeling you have once you go away on your own is worth all the nerves before! I was so very anxious the first time but now having done it 4 times, I love it!”


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