The careful selection of routes of the five scheduled walks allows you to discover the highlights of "The Island of Eternal Spring". The walking trails, among them many "camino reales" (Royal Paths), take you through breathtaking scenery characterised by deep ravines, pine forests, slopes full of flowers and many partly inhabited cave houses.
These walks with a duration of 4-5 hours walking time, a distance of about 12-14 km and an ascent of up to approx. 800m are suitable for walkers with a good level of fitness and sure-footedness. After the third walk guests are invited to enjoy a "rest-day", which can be used, for example, to undertake a trip to the famous beach and dunes of Maspalomas.
2. Day: Santa Lucía circle walk
After breakfast your guide will welcome you in your hotel. After a short introduction we start our easy “warm up” walk in the quaint village of Santa Lucía with its lovely “patios” (court yards) and flower gardens. The first part takes us through the picturesque hamlet of Ingenio to the romantic canyon Barranco de Tirajanas. Palm trees line up along the path to Ansite, an ancient place of worship of the “guanchen”, the aboriginal people of the island. After traversing a remote landscape we return to Santa Lucía..
(Walking time: approx. 4h, distance: approx. 12km, ascent/descent: +350/-350m)
3. Day: Lake Las Niñas circle walk
After a drive through the beautiful Soria valley we start our walk at the small village of Barranquillo Andres. A scenic trail through a valley above this village takes us to about
1000 m where we continue on a nice plateau and along the shore of the popular Lake Las Niñas. After enjoying our lunch with views of this lake we walk through a remote landscape and come back to Barranquillo Andres descending the same valley we went up at the beginning.
(Walking time: approx. 4h, distance about 10km, ascent/descent: +330/-330m)
4. Day: Pilgrimage route “Camino Santiago”
We start our walk today in Cruz Grande, a crossing point for various walks. On a spectacular
pilgrimage path we ascent to a plateau with great views and continue through a forested trail to the a very special rock formation called “the window” and soon after we reach Lake Los Hornos. On the last part we descent to the small village of Ayacata, the heart of a landscape full of almond trees.
(Walking time: approx. 4h, distance: approx.12km, ascent/descent: +550/-500m)
5. Day: Rest day
6. Day: Panorama walk from Pico de las Nieves to Tejeda
From Pico de las Nieves, at 1949m the highest point on Gran Canaria, we walk through pine
forests and a rather undulating landscape to Llanos de la Pez, a popular picnic spot. Our path continues along the spectacular ridge of the large Tejeda valley. After passing the viewpoint Mirador de Becerra and Cruz de Tejeda, the geographical center of the island, we reach Tejeda, one of the 10 most beautiful villages in Spain! Fantastic views of the ancient worship places Roque Nublo and Roque Bentayga and the volcano mountain Teide on the island of Tenerife during most of the tour make this walk an unforgettable experience!
(Walking time: approx. 4.5 h, distance: approx.14 km, ascent/descent: +200/-900m
7. Day: To the magical “Roque Nublo” (“rock in the cloud”)
Our walk today starts in in Ayacata, a quaint little village at the base of an impressive mountain range. A gentle walk takes us up to “Roque Nublo” (“rock in the cloud”), a place of worship of the ancient natives and the most important landmark (1743m) on Gran Canaria. Here you feel an almost mystic atmosphere. During a break at the base of this impressive monolith we will enjoy breathtaking views of the west coast and the surrounding scenery. We walk around Roque Nublo and descent through the lovely valley Lomo de Aserrador and then return to Ayacata on another beautiful path.
(Walking distance: approx. 4h, distance: approx.10km, ascent/descent: +580m/-580m)
8. Day: Departure or holiday extension