Gran Canaria Walking

7 Nights in Canary Islands
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Solos Board
4 Hours Hour Flight GMT +/-0 Mediterranean

What you can expect

Gran Canaria

Discover a side of the island which is a world-away from the busy tourist tracks

Roque Nublo

Appreciate this geographical landmark - one of the stand out symbols of The Canary Islands

Solos Walking

4 exclusive fully guided walks

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 is no wonder Gran Canaria is a popular destination for walkers looking for a winter break.

Grade: Medium

What's included?

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

Itinerary

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

Extras

  • Insurance click here

What you’ll be doing

Arrive in Gran Canaria

Transfer to our hotel for the week where we will have our welcome meeting with our guide.  Dependant on flight arrival time.

  • Dinner Included

The Great Caldera

For our first walk of the week we start our hike 1500 metres above sea level near the ridge which 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 breath-taking 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

The Verdant North

In contrast to the arid and rugged southern and inland areas, the northern midlands of
Gran Canaria are home to a gentle landscapes covered by a lush vegetation all year
round. It is here that we can appreciate in all its splendour the incredible variety of
the flora of the Canary Islands, which comprises more than 2000 plant species, of
which 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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The Sacred Monolith

We start todays 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, and if its clear in the distance are 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, the 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 and relax by the pool or perhaps explore the village of Agaete and visit the nearby natural pools

  • Breakfast and Dinner Included

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 mainly downhill. Our route takes us past the troglodyte hamlet of “El Hornillo”, with its cave houses excavated into the impressive cliffs. We then we take an old path with views of the valley and the sea which takes 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 1900’s.

 

 

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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

Accommodation

Occidental Roca Negra 4*

Our comfortable 4*  hotel with fantastic sea views is situated in the seaside town of Agaete with a choice of facilities ideal for a week of Solos walking.

Facilities Include

Restaurant, bar, outdoor swimming pool with sea views, Wi-Fi,  Spa & Wellness area with central bubble pool, hydromassage pool, leg,waterfall & neck jets, warm water relaxation pool, Turkish bath, Finnish sauna, Bi-thermal shower, cyclone shower, arctic shower, foot spa and relaxation area ( entry charge applies)

Room Includes

The comfortable rooms include en-suite bathroom with shower, flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, safe (charges apply), hairdryer, kettle, minibar, balcony/terrace. with sea view

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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