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Discover canyons, caves and the dramatic coast of Gran Canaria on a thrilling hotel-to-hotel walk (staying in four amazingly contrasting hotels) from the central mountains to the sea, enjoying incredible views, hospitality and food along the way.

Type of Holiday:

From £695 per person based on two people sharing

Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
Departures: Various departures from October-May
Start point: San Bartolomé
End point: Agaete

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Self-guided walking holiday in Gran Canaria

The small island of Gran Canaria contains grand scenery surpassing its size - peaks rise to nearly 2,000 metres, with crags and imposing rock formations, towering over wide open spaces where black volcanic cones contrast with vibrant green forests of Canarian pine trees.

The walking is dramatic, and our route starts in a valley in the central mountains from where you walk northwards to the sea passing through three very distinct landscapes, comprising the volcanic interior, the quiet northwest coast, and the green, pastoral landscapes in between. You will enjoy spectacular views at every turn, which stretch as far as the island of Tenerife, dominated by its own volcano, El Teide.

This trip is featured in Greentraveller’s Guide to Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria lies at the centre of the Canary Islands Archipelago and is a fantastic activity holiday destination year round. Known as the 'Island of Continents', it boasts expansive golden beaches and a mountainous, volcanic interior that is home to the iconic Roque Nublo.
>> Greentraveller’s Guide to Gran Canaria

What our customers say:

Mr Tollan of North Yorkshire
The quality, variety and challenge of the walks was immensely rewarding with the circular walk from Tejeda encompassing the ascent to Roque Nublo as the standout. This particular walk has some amazing sections and vistas which made for one of our most satisfying and memorable days walking ever.

Mr Nafzger of Hertfordshire
Four amazingly contrasting hotels, very cleverly selected. We shall remember our two dinners at Casa Del Caminero for a long time! Difficult [to select a highlight] when the scenery was spectacular most of the time, and the walks were so satisfying. The excellent weather helped a lot!

Mrs Tyson of Oxfordshire
We enjoyed all the walking and the hospitality (each day offered different scenery/vegetation which fascinated us) but particularly memorable was the optional walk around and to Roque Nublo (we did the extra ascent to the rock where the views were amazing).

For more reviews of this trip, see: Reviews of Canyons, Caves & Coast of Gran Canaria

What price includes

  • 7 nights B&B accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners, 3 picnics
  • Luggage transported
  • Detailed route notes, background info & maps
  • Delightful mix of hotels
  • Contrasting scenery, great views



Plan your journey by train

Meeting point:
Hotel las Tirajanas, San Bartolomé

Nearest train station to meeting point:
Lisbon - then ferry to Madeira, Tenerife & Gran Canaria

Transfer to meeting point:
Guests make their own way to meeting point
prebookable taxis available from port to hotel

How to get there:
Train from London to Lisbon via Paris then ferry to Tenerife via Madeira

Plan your journey by train to San Bartolomé

Plan your journey by train

Finish point:
Hotel las Longueras (rural hotel), near Agaete

Nearest train station to finish point:
Lisbon (after ferry from Tenerife via Madeira)

Transfer to finish point:
Guests make their own way to station
prebookable taxis available from hotel to port

How to get back:
Ferry to Lisbon (via Tenerife and Madeira) then train to London via Paris

Plan your return train journey from Gran Canaria