Climbing on Gran Canaria – A One Week Itinerary

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Climbing on Gran Canaria was higher than I anticipated. Nonetheless, what I didn’t notice earlier than we visited was what a well-liked and busy island it’s. Las Palmas, the capital of Gran Canaria, has a inhabitants of virtually 400,000 and it’s a favoured cruise ship vacation spot. Happily, on arrival we headed instantly to Cruz de Tejeda within the north – the place there are many small cities and villages however no massive centres. Agaete, a port and the largest city we visited is residence to solely 5,500 folks.

Though the climbing is assorted and infrequently very stunning, I don’t assume it’s fairly pretty much as good as climbing on La Gomera. If I solely had every week, I’d advocate La Gomera, however with two weeks, Gran Canaria is a wonderful alternative.

Once more, there’s plenty of elevation achieve and descent in quite a lot of landscapes. We walked by extra stunning pine forest on this island than we did on La Gomera however save for the final day’s hike, we by no means had ocean views.

On the upside we loved an outstanding ridge stroll, an outstanding descent previous homes constructed into the mountain and an attractive eucalyptus forest. And each night time we had been rewarded with a surprising sundown from our perch on the Parador Cruz de Tejeda. Gran Canaria is most positively a worthy climbing vacation spot.

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Sweet view off trail by Roque Nublo but you sure don't want to slip here while hiking Gran CanariaSweet view off trail by Roque Nublo but you sure don't want to slip here while hiking Gran Canaria
Candy view off path by Roque Nublo however you positive don’t wish to slip right here

The place is Gran Canaria?

Gran Canaria is the third largest of the seven Canary Islands, situated off the southern coast of Morocco. The island lies east and somewhat south of Tenerife. The port of Agaete is 69 km from Tenerife, and the port of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is 94 km.

The island is 210 km off the coast of West Africa and 1,250 km from the Spanish mainland. It’s nearly a 4.5-hour flight from London and a 2 – 2.5 hour flight from Lisbon.

Such varied scenery on Gran CanariaSuch varied scenery on Gran Canaria
Such assorted surroundings on Gran Canaria

Attending to Gran Canaria

You’ll be able to take a ferry or a airplane to Gran Canaria.

Ferries

There are two ports on Gran Canaria for ferries – Las Palmas (or Puerto de la Luz) and Agaete (or Puerto de las Nieves) within the northwest. The port of La Palmas serves mainland Spain from Huelva and Cádiz.

The Port of Las Palmas, about 5 kilometres from the town centre, additionally serves the next Canary Islands – Tenerife, Fuerteventura, La Gomera, La Graciosa, Lanzarote, and La Palma.

The ferry operators embrace Fred Olsen and Naviara Armas.

Flights to Gran Canaria

Between islands e-book a flight of Binter to reach at Las Palmas Gran Canaria Airport. Canaryfly is an alternative choice.

There are a great deal of airways flying on to Gran Canaria from Europe together with TAP (Air Portugal), Ryanair, Iberia, easyJet, Norwegian and extra.

The Fred Olsen ferry in Agaete on Gran CanariaThe Fred Olsen ferry in Agaete on Gran Canaria
The Fred Olsen ferry in Agaete on Gran Canaria

Finest time to hike in Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is a year-round vacation spot for hikers. Seasonal common temperatures are 18 – 24°C, although within the north it’s barely cooler and damper.

We did all our Gran Canaria climbing on the northern a part of the island, typically above 1,000 metres. You do have to go ready with some heat garments and layers as climate can change quickly and visibility could be poor, although we had none of that in late January.

John descending towards AgaeteJohn descending towards Agaete
John descending in direction of Agaete

Helpful information for a Gran Canaria climbing journey

Timing: Depend on 3 – 4 kph if the path is flat and in fine condition. If there’s elevation concerned funds for 10 minutes extra for each 100 m of climbing (referred to as Naismith’s Rule). 

Let somebody know the place you’re climbing: Inform the individual on the entrance desk of your lodge the place you propose to hike and once you assume you’ll be again. You might additionally electronic mail or let a member of the family know what your itinerary appears to be like like each day, ought to one thing untoward occur.

Maps: Gran Canaria Climbing and Biking Map

Guidebook: Strolling on Gran Canaria by Cicerone

Climate forecast: Spanish Meteorological Workplace

Carry plenty of water: Carry plenty of water, particularly on days once you’re not climbing by any cities. It’s dry on Gran Canaria and with all of the exertion of climbing, you’ll be thirsty.

Canines: Give canines a large berth. By no means run from them or flip your again on them. We noticed plenty of canines chained up or in yards and happily none gave us any bother.

Bees: We didn’t see as many bees climbing on Gran Canaria as we did climbing La Gomera for every week, however in case you’re allergic to them, you’ll want to carry your EpiPen and a few Benadryl.

Native emergency: In Spain dial 112.

ATM’s: You’ll discover them in Agaete and Tejeda.

Taxi on Gran Canaria: Taxi Oscar (0034 639375 329) and Socom Taxi are good decisions.

Watching the goats and the cars meet from above while hiking in Gran CanariaWatching the goats and the cars meet from above while hiking in Gran Canaria
Watching the goats and the vehicles meet from above

One week climbing on Gran Canaria itinerary

Described beneath is our one-week climbing itinerary on Gran Canaria. There are many permutations to what we did – so in case you plan to go self-guided, decide up a guidebook. Each one of many hikes described beneath was good to wonderful, with my favorite being the hike from Fontanales to Agaete and the final day’s hike. All concerned some highway strolling, normally minor, on largely quiet roads.

Most days we might be climbing by 9 AM so we had plenty of time to benefit from the panorama at an unhurried tempo. We bought within the behavior after the primary day of a day by day midafternoon ice cream break. 

In case you are critically fascinated by following our Gran Canaria climbing itinerary, electronic mail me by way of the contact type on my web site and I can provide you detailed directions on among the hikes. We did discover the paths on Natural Maps, so it wouldn’t be exhausting to determine the routes.

We booked our journey with Inn Journey out of the UK. There are quite a few hiking-themed firms providing self-guided excursions on Gran Canaria. The next is a Calgary primarily based firm I like as nicely that gives climbing excursions.

Take a look at this 8-day, self-guided Gran Canaria climbing tour supplied by 10 Adventures.

Our home for the first four nights was at the Parador where the sunsets were magnificentOur home for the first four nights was at the Parador where the sunsets were magnificent
Our residence for the primary 4 nights was on the Parador Cruz de Tejeda the place the sunsets had been magnificent
We loved the Gran Canaria sunsets especially on the days we say Mt. Teide on TenerifeWe loved the Gran Canaria sunsets especially on the days we say Mt. Teide on Tenerife
We liked the Gran Canaria sunsets particularly on the times we are saying Mt. Teide on Tenerife

Day one climbing Gran Canaria: Cruz de Tejeda to Artenera

The place to remain: Parador Cruz de Tejeda

Distance: 14 km return
Time wanted: Roughly 5.5 hours plus time within the cave village
Elevation achieve/loss: +250m/-515m (a technique)
Stage of issue: Average

Climbing description

Exterior the Parador Cruz de Tejeda there are numerous climbing choices. We did three day hikes leaving from the Parador. 

On the primary day we took off behind the Parador and adopted a formidable ridge winding out and in of pine forest to the cave village of Artenera. The ridge stroll above the Caldera de Tejeda was described by the author Miguel de Unamuno as a “petrified tempest” and a “super commotion of the bowels of the earth.” It presents spectacular views over the Tejeda de Barranco.

The pine forest is full of large pinecones and pine needles which are so thick at occasions that the strolling is slippery. It’s additionally tinder dry! 

One of many highlights of this hike are the Cuevas de Caballero – a gaggle of seven ceremonial caves utilized by the traditional Canarii greater than 500 years in the past. One is pure and 6 had been excavated. Wall etchings recommend that the caves had been possible used to invoke rain and fertility rites. Right this moment a lot of the caves are blocked off by bars, however you possibly can look. 

Signage is nice on the hike to Artenera and at one level you’ll see that you’ve an choice to descent steeply alongside the ridge or take a winding and fewer steep forest observe. We opted to descend on the forest path and return by way of the steep path.

There’s some highway and asphalt strolling to get right down to the gorgeous village of Artenera. From above we watched as a goat farmer moved his heard onto the highway – although the vehicles we might see, couldn’t see the goats until the previous few seconds. Happily, they stopped in time, and we didn’t witness any carnage.

In Artenera there are various eating places across the fairly plaza, a grocery retailer and many benches for sitting and having fun with your lunch. There’s a cave home museum in case you’re and the Mirador del Corazon de Jesús.

To return, retrace your steps. The one factor we did otherwise was to hike up steeply alongside the ridge path ranging from the low level. I extremely advocate it for the views.

Checking out ceremonial caves used by the ancient Canarii, the island's first inhabitantsChecking out ceremonial caves used by the ancient Canarii, the island's first inhabitants
Testing ceremonial caves utilized by the traditional Canarii, the island’s first inhabitants
Me taking in the view while hiking on Gran CanariaMe taking in the view while hiking on Gran Canaria
Me taking within the superlative views whereas climbing on Gran Canaria
It's a scenic trail we're hiking along the cliff to ArteneraIt's a scenic trail we're hiking along the cliff to Artenera
It’s a scenic path we’re climbing alongside the cliff to Artenera
Consistent signage along the trail while hiking in Gran CanariaConsistent signage along the trail while hiking in Gran Canaria
Constant signage alongside the path
Massive pinecones are thick in the pine forestMassive pinecones are thick in the pine forest
Huge pinecones are thick within the pine forest
Artenera from aboveArtenera from above
Artenera from above
The village of Artenera has lots of restaurants around a car free square The village of Artenera has lots of restaurants around a car free square
The village of Artenera has plenty of eating places round a automotive free sq.
Our hike back to the hotel is a hot one, especially the short section along the roadOur hike back to the hotel is a hot one, especially the short section along the road
Our hike again to the lodge is a scorching one, particularly the quick part alongside the highway – notice the path within the bushes to the fitting by the cliff – our vacation spot
We see a few hikers but mostly runners on the hikeWe see a few hikers but mostly runners on the hike
We see a number of hikers however largely runners on the hike

Day two climbing: Cruz de Tejeda to Roque Nublo

Distance: 12.8 km with a 10-minute taxi journey to the begin to beat the crowds.
Time wanted: Roughly 5 hours.
Elevation achieve/loss: +660m/-835m
Stage of issue: Average

Climbing description

After getting dropped of on the Llanos de la Pez picnic space we hiked for about an hour by pine forests (nice signage in all places), dropping right down to cross a dam – Embalse de Los Hornos. From there we made our solution to La Goleta – a parking lot and snack shack earlier than climbing as much as Roque Nublo. On the automotive park we began operating into folks – although in nowhere close to the numbers we noticed on the descent. 

Roque Nublo, a 67-metre-high basalt needle is a well-liked place for rock climbers and the enduring summit you see from afar. It’s equally spectacular up shut. To the left of it’s the frog, a small squat rock and additional once more to the left is the monk – El Fraile in Spanish.

After about 75 minutes of climbing, you attain the broad summit plateau. The distinction between 9:45 AM and 10:45 AM was hanging with the variety of folks round. Plan to get right here early!!

Roque Nublo could be very photogenic. It’s potential to stroll across the rock although I wouldn’t advocate it. We noticed a pair who climbed over boulders to get the shot. I went a brief distance and determined to show again because the rock was filled with slippery pebbles and one fall and also you’d be off a cliff. No thanks.

We spent a great 45 minutes poking about, and taking within the view earlier than retracing our steps to a signpost displaying La Culata, Tejeda. 

The return to Cruz de Tejeda concerned a steep descent at occasions, on a mixture of pine needles, grime path, and pebbles. One part was filled with monster-sized boulders interspersed with stunning pine bushes.

Whenever you attain the outskirts of La Culeta, there’s some quiet highway strolling first steeply down, after which steeply up. It was very fairly in late January because the almond bushes had been flowering.

On the high of the steep asphalt highway the gradient eases as you contour across the valley, passing pure springs. After roughly 4 hours of climbing attain the Degollada de Bercerra – providing very good views of Roque Nublo Rural Park. Then it’s a straightforward hike on a busier path to succeed in the Cruz de Tejeda.

Quiet early morning hiking through pine forestQuiet early morning hiking through pine forest
Quiet early morning climbing by pine forest
Signage showing we are at 1,709 mSignage showing we are at 1,709 m
Signage displaying we’re at 1,709 m
If you want to avoid the crowds arrive at Roque Noblo by 10 AMIf you want to avoid the crowds arrive at Roque Noblo by 10 AM
If you wish to keep away from the crowds arrive at Roque Noblo by 10 AM
Roque Nublo is a 67-m high basalt rock needle - a sacred place to the island's early inhabitantsRoque Nublo is a 67-m high basalt rock needle - a sacred place to the island's early inhabitants
Roque Nublo is a 67-m excessive basalt rock needle – a sacred place to the island’s early inhabitants
Lots of scrambling opportunities on the bouldersLots of scrambling opportunities on the boulders
A lot of scrambling alternatives on the boulders
View out near Roque NubloView out near Roque Nublo
View out close to Roque Nublo
A lumpy landscape on the way down from Roque NubloA lumpy landscape on the way down from Roque Nublo
A lumpy panorama climbing on Gran Canaria on the way in which down from Roque Nublo
Into an area of massive boulders on the descentInto an area of massive boulders on the descent
Into an space of large boulders and pine needles six inches thick on the descent
One of the grand views on the way back to the hotelOne of the grand views on the way back to the hotel
One of many grand views on the way in which again to the lodge
The final descent to the hotel brings us back full circleThe final descent to the hotel brings us back full circle
The ultimate descent to the lodge brings us again full circle

Day three climbing on Gran Canaria: Cruz de Tejeda to the Village of Tejeda

Distance: 8.4 km as a loop
Time wanted: 3.5 – 4 hours
Elevation achieve/loss: +/- 640 m
Stage of issue: Average

Climbing description

The hike to the picturesque village of Tejeda follows a delicate path by the panoramic Tejeda Valley. It’s the very best hike of any we did for meals, particularly baked items. Dulceria Nublo, identified for its almond pastries, is probably the most well-known bakery on the island although we discovered Dulces de Tejeda to be equally good – and we tried pastries from each. We might scent the bakeries on the descent into the village!

The hike leaves the Parador crossing the GC15 highway a number of occasions on the descent to Tejeda. You find yourself on trails traversing orchards of largely lifeless almond bushes and cacti. The excellent news is the views throughout the Tejeda Valley are fairly splendid. On clear days you possibly can simply see Mount Teide on Tenerife.

After solely 75 minutes attain Tejeda. Reportedly this village is evident and sunny as a result of it avoids commerce winds that have an effect on the northern aspect of Gran Canaria. From the city centre you possibly can look out over orange and almond bushes – that are at their peak for blooms in late January and early February.

Tejeda is a superb spot for lunch although we simply loved pastries and occasional. Reportedly Asador Grill Hemingway, with wonderful views from its terrace, is the place to go for meat. Texada serves typical Canarian meals in an revolutionary and fashionable method and Cueva de la Tea is ideal for scrumptious native meals like fried aubergines.

The return to the Parador was fairly an fascinating stroll with nice views as we adopted signposts with the next names – La Degollada Cruz de Tejeda, La Crucitas, Cruz de Tejeda and El Roncon de Abajo, Cruz de Tejeda.

A few of the climbing on Gran Canaria felt like we had been going into somebody’s yard however then out of nowhere a method ahead would seem. We caught to paths with inexperienced railings indicating public use for a while. The ultimate a part of the path climbs steeply for over a kilometre to emerge proper beneath the Parador. We made a beeline on the finish for a chilly drink and ice cream.

Walking through a dry landscape of cacti and dead almond trees on the way to TejedaWalking through a dry landscape of cacti and dead almond trees on the way to Tejeda
Strolling by a dry panorama of cacti and lifeless almond bushes on the way in which to Tejeda
You could smell the bake shops in Tejeda before you got thereYou could smell the bake shops in Tejeda before you got there
You might scent the bake retailers in Tejeda earlier than you bought there – the right deal with whereas climbing on Gran Canaria
Palmera cookies appear to be the local favouritePalmera cookies appear to be the local favourite
Palmera cookies look like the native favorite
Tejeda is one of Gran Canaria's most picturesque villagesTejeda is one of Gran Canaria's most picturesque villages
Tejeda is one in every of Gran Canaria’s most picturesque villages
We keep a close eye on any dogs we pass though most are chained upWe keep a close eye on any dogs we pass though most are chained up
We preserve a detailed eye on any canines we cross although most are chained up
It's a steep climb in places from Tejeda back to the hotelIt's a steep climb in places from Tejeda back to the hotel
It’s a steep climb in locations from Tejeda again to the lodge – the inexperienced rails appear to indicate a public path
View back on the climb up from Tejeda - not pictured are all the orange-covered trees and almond trees in blossomView back on the climb up from Tejeda - not pictured are all the orange-covered trees and almond trees in blossom
View again on the climb up from Tejeda – not pictured are all of the orange-covered bushes and almond bushes in blossom

Day 4 climbing Gran Canaria: Cruz de Tejeda to Fontanales

The place to remain: One night time at Cabañas Valle Verde.

Distance: 15.1 km
Time wanted: 5.5 – 6 hours
Elevation achieve/loss: +675m/-1190 m
Stage of issue: Average

Climbing description

After a straightforward climb out of Cruz de Tejeda descend by an attractive open pine forest the place you possibly can’t miss the sound of woodpeckers. After about 90 minutes cross Tierras Blancas lavaderos – one of many many washing areas you cross whereas climbing on Gran Canaria.

Water is a scarce useful resource on the island. These washing areas had been constructed by water-rich communities, as a part of the circumstances in offering water to communities with out. The thought was that native folks had the fitting to make use of the water for laundry, home and husbandry wants.

Go to the Mirador de Unamuno earlier than persevering with by the hamlet of Lanzarote. Attain the pink earth observe of Calle El Lomo – one in every of my favorite sections of any climbing on Gran Canaria. The observe cross by reams of wildflowers and a small eucalyptus forest. It’s gorgeous for about 1.5 km. At 7.7 km arrive at Mirador de Zamora.

The following cease by way of nation roads and trails is the city of Valleseco. Then there’s a steep climb that ends at Barranco de la Virgen. After you cross the barranco – a sweat-inducing train within the warmth, you descend step by step to Fontanales. On the way in which there you’ll cross vibrant homes and yards filled with wildflowers.

There isn’t a lot to Fontanales, a city identified for its pine, chestnut, and walnut bushes along with queso de flor – a wealthy creamy cheese made domestically. There aren’t plenty of decisions on the place to remain. Cabañas Valle Verde could be very primary however the household operating it’s beautiful. We confirmed up and had been instantly handed a glass of recent squeezed orange juice – and once more at breakfast. What a deal with!

The hike to Fontanales starts with in a pine forest with big bouldersThe hike to Fontanales starts with in a pine forest with big boulders
The hike to Fontanales begins with in a pine forest with massive boulders
Interesting rocks and topography near the start of the fourth day of hiking on Gran CanariaInteresting rocks and topography near the start of the fourth day of hiking on Gran Canaria
Attention-grabbing rocks and topography close to the beginning of the hike
A lovely section of hiking Gran Canaria through eucalyptus treesA lovely section of hiking Gran Canaria through eucalyptus trees
A beautiful part of climbing on Gran Canaria by eucalyptus
Flowers out in abundance along the trailFlowers out in abundance along the trail
Flowers out in abundance alongside the path
We both loved the section through a small eucalyptus forestWe both loved the section through a small eucalyptus forest
We each liked climbing on Gran Canaria by this small eucalyptus forest
Loved all the flowers blooming in late January on Gran CanariaLoved all the flowers blooming in late January on Gran Canaria
Liked all of the flowers blooming in late January on Gran Canaria
The garden and house are very matchy matchyThe garden and house are very matchy matchy
The backyard and home are very matchy matchy

Day 5 climbing: Fontanales to Agaete

The place to remain: Resort Rural Finca Las Longueras for 2 nights

Distance: 14.5 km + 2 km in case you don’t descend the steep barranco
Time wanted: 6 hours
Elevation achieve/loss: +675m/-1520 m
Stage of issue: Exhausting due to the steep descent.

Climbing description

The hike from Fontanales to Agaete is on a mixture of largely quiet although often busy roads for lengthy stretches, but it surely’s nonetheless a beautiful hike.

After leaving the highway close to Fontanales, hike on an attractive path by a forest of pine bushes adopted by a beautiful part by rounded hills full of sheep. Subsequent up is 2.5 km of climbing on a quiet nation lane the place you’ll see signage for native cheese makers. They’re a bit out of the way in which to go to on foot contemplating the gap you stroll at the moment.

After passing a bar the place you may get lunch (Bar Antonio Pinocha) proceed strolling downhill heading for Presa Los Pérez and El Hornillo. Whenever you see a steep path signposted El Sao and Agaete you possibly can start a really steep descent, although it’s doubtlessly harmful if moist, or proceed on the highway for one more 2 km which is what we did. The views from the highway out to Agaete and the ocean are spectacular. 

On the yellow and orange home pictured a number of images beneath start a steep however fabulous descent, generally on stone steps previous homes constructed into the mountain. A lot of this a part of the hike is within the shade.

Half method down cross Refugio El Hornillo, a spot you possibly can merely get a chilly beverage or meal but additionally one the place you possibly can spend the night time. What a spot to try this!!! 

Very quickly you meet up with the steep path that descends by the barranco after which the highway that can take you to Agaete. You’re on an off the highway from right here to the lodge.

We stopped at Bar La Palma for a much-needed sugar enhance by way of an ice cream bar. (You’ll hike again right here tomorrow to start out the hike up Montana Bibique.) From the bar we adopted chequered pavement to a highway. After an additional 700 m of strolling on a sometimes-busy highway we dropped down on a cobbled path to succeed in an alleyway resulting in the hard-to-miss pink Las Longueras visitor home. You’ll be able to see it from a distance.

This can be a beautiful place however don’t count on fancy rooms. It’s bought an enormous pool surrounded by orange bushes and a very good breakfast out on a patio. I used to be very comfortable to have a number of nights right here.

One of the top Gran Canaria hiking days starts off in a pine forestOne of the top Gran Canaria hiking days starts off in a pine forest
One of many high Gran Canaria climbing days begins off in a pine forest
Easy walking on colourful hills with the first sheep we've seenEasy walking on colourful hills with the first sheep we've seen
Straightforward strolling on vibrant hills with the primary sheep we’ve seen
I love the texture of the hills thanks to the sheepI love the texture of the hills thanks to the sheep
I really like the feel of the hills due to the sheep
Pretty farm views while hiking Gran CanariaPretty farm views while hiking Gran Canaria
Fairly farm views whereas climbing Gran Canaria
Walking on quiet roads with this view; we're heading to one of the distant white villagesWalking on quiet roads with this view; we're heading to one of the distant white villages
Strolling on quiet roads with this view; we’re heading to one of many distant white villages
We only have to step aside a few times for carsWe only have to step aside a few times for cars
We solely need to step apart a number of occasions for vehicles
We start a steep descent while hiking Gran Canaria by the orange and yellow buildingWe start a steep descent while hiking Gran Canaria by the orange and yellow building
We begin a steep descent by the orange and yellow constructing
Looking to caves built into the cliffs on Gran CanariaLooking to caves built into the cliffs on Gran Canaria
Trying to caves constructed into the cliffs
Getting to these inhabited caves were much easier than the ones in the previous photoGetting to these inhabited caves were much easier than the ones in the previous photo
Getting to those inhabited caves had been a lot simpler than those within the earlier picture
A popular restaurant/cafe for hikers near the cavesA popular restaurant/cafe for hikers near the caves
Refugio El Hornillo – a well-liked restaurant/cafe for hikers close to the caves and a spot the place you possibly can spend the night time – and what a view it has
Our home for two nights at Hotel Rural Finca Las LonguerasOur home for two nights at Hotel Rural Finca Las Longueras
Our residence for 2 nights at Resort Rural Finca Las Longueras

Day 6 climbing Agaete to Montana Bibique and Puert0 de Las Nieves to Agaete

Distance: 14.1 km
Time wanted: 5.25 – 6 hours
Elevation achieve/loss: +/- 690 m
Stage of issue: Average however some airier sections.

Climbing description

Right this moment is a grand day of climbing on Gran Canaria even when it begins off with a highway stroll. You could retrace your steps from the lodge to San Pedro. From there it’s a great climb and a scenic one up Montaña Bibique, on the fringe of Tamabada Nationwide Park. You cross beneath the Caves of the Ancients the place troglodytes lived, Gran Canaria’s first identified inhabitants. 

The path ranges out when you attain the highest and follows a vertiginous ridge to the cliff high above Puerto de Nieves that some folks won’t really feel snug on – although belief me, the path is lots extensive. Take a look at my Instagram reel so you possibly can see what it’s prefer to hike. I completely liked this part, particularly all of the grand views alongside the northwest coast of the island.

Puerto de Las Nieves, know for its white cottages, can also be a great lunch vacation spot in case you’re after seafood. You’ll really feel such as you’re in Greece with all of the blue and white buildings.

After a glance across the city together with the seashore, you have got the choice of hailing a taxi for a 10-minute journey again to the lodge or climbing about 3.5 km again to the lodge by way of a path that kind of parallels the freeway. The Barranco de Agaete riverbed will probably be in your left on the ultimate method to the lodge.

It was a scorching day of climbing for us, so what a deal with to chill off within the lodge’s stunning pool. For dinner I extremely advocate Ragu Agaete, a restaurant with scrumptious meals on the waterfront. Taxi Oscar can get you there.

Hiking Gran Canaria towards the edge of Tamabada National ParkHiking Gran Canaria towards the edge of Tamabada National Park
Heading up in direction of the sting of Tamabada Nationwide Park
This is major cave country as you can see in the distanceThis is major cave country as you can see in the distance
That is main cave nation as you possibly can see within the distance
Hiking Gran Canaria with great views down to San PedroHiking Gran Canaria with great views down to San Pedro
Climbing on Gran Canaria with nice views right down to San Pedro
The trail cutting across a steep slopeThe trail cutting across a steep slope
The path slicing throughout a steep slope
The only large group of hikers we saw in two weeks of hiking in the Canary IslandsThe only large group of hikers we saw in two weeks of hiking in the Canary Islands
The one giant group of hikers we noticed in two weeks of climbing within the Canary Islands
Runners on the trail as we get close to the coast and the town of AgaeteRunners on the trail as we get close to the coast and the town of Agaete
Runners on the path as we get near the coast and the city of Agaete
Some people might not like the airier sections of trail but at least it's wideSome people might not like the airier sections of trail but at least it's wide
Some folks won’t just like the airier sections of path however not less than it’s extensive
Cactus country when you're hiking Gran CanaiaCactus country when you're hiking Gran Canaia
Cactus nation seen climbing on Gran Canaria
Watching a woman hiking Gran Canaria via the path we had just descendedWatching a woman hiking Gran Canaria via the path we had just descended
Watching a lady hike up the trail we had simply descended
Looking out to the winding roads near the coast of Gran Canaria while hiking Gran CanariaLooking out to the winding roads near the coast of Gran Canaria while hiking Gran Canaria
Searching to the winding roads close to the coast of Gran Canaria
John enjoying the ocean viewJohn enjoying the ocean view
John having fun with the ocean view whereas climbing on Gran Canaria

Climbing map displaying approximate Gran Canaria climbing places

                                                                           

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