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WALKING EXPERIENCES ON GRAN CANARIA

WALKING PROGRAM - Self guided walks from accommodation to accommodation

PROGRAM
Option 1 : 6 walking days, 7 nights accommodation
Option 2 : 4 walking days, 5 nights accommodation

Accommodation in cosy, small rural hotels/apartment in four dfifferent villages

While walking at your own pace you enjoy great scenery from the Valley of Guayadeque in the southeast to the Valley of Agaete on the north west coast of the island.
Detailed photo descriptions of the walks make it easy for you to find your way
Your luggage is transferred to your next accommodation. You only carry your day pack

TRAVEL DATE: Any day
YOU
determine the date of YOUR choice for this wonderful walking option. You can start any time as long as accommodation is available

Self Guided Hotel to Hotel Trek
PRICE (based on two participants)

Option 1:
Single supplement:
95 Euro

735€ / person

Option 2:
Single supplement:
69 Euro

605€ / person

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INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
7 or 5 nights accommodation in rural hotels/apartment (standard rooms), breakfast and picnic lunch included (*)
Luggage transfer from accommodation to accommodation
Transfer from airport to first hotel and from last hotel to airport and all other transfer during the trek
Detailed (photo) walking notes of the walks
Information on the island, the walks and the villages where you spend the night
Phone coaching during your walks
(*) Our customers tell us they like to have a choice when it comes to dinner. In our information kit we recommend good value restaurants that serve typical Canarian specialities.

In the first hotel you will be introduced into a comprehensive information kit. With the booking documents you will already have received our equipment list.

IMPORTANT REMARKS:
Feel free to interrupt the trekking schedule to enjoy a rest day (or more) as you wish. Please let us know ahead of time so we can contact the hotels accordingly and quote you the revised price before we confirm your desired dates.

We also gladly make special arrangements for you before or after the trek should you want to extend your holiday on Gran Canaria.

Walking grade of all the walks during the trek: 4-7 on a scale 1-10 (1 being very easy). These walks are suitable for anyone with an average to good level of fitness and surefootedness. You walk mainly on (stone) paths, forest roads, dirt roads and occasionally a short distance on tarmac.

Walking season from October until May


ACCOMMODATION

After a long day walking there is nothing more enjoyable than a place to stay where you really feel at home. The carefully selected family run rural accommodations are some of the best on this island and have been chosen for their historic character, outstanding quality and friendliness as much as their comfort. All rooms are with private bathroom and WC. Breakfast and a tasty picnic lunch are provided every day. All the hotels are located in or very close to quaint little villages where after a nice day walk you can relax and enjoy the local atmosphere.
Rural Hotel Casa de Los Camellos in Aguimes
1. Night
The old camel barn in the historical centre of Aguimes has been converted into a lovely hotel and restaurant. The building and decoration are examples of the local Canarian architecture. The most impressive features are the peaceful court yard and the typical Canarian balconies. The 12 rooms display simple decoration with certain intentional colourful elements in the colonial style. They are equipped with satellite television, telephone and safe. The Hotel Casa de Los Camellos provides the perfect atmosphere to attune you to a wonderful walking vacation on Gran Canaria.
Rural hotel Las Tirajanas in San Bartolomé de Tirajana
Option 1: 2. + 3. night, Option 2: 2. night
Hotel Las Tirajanas, a unique rural hotel which is especially popular with walkers, is sited on the periphery of a picturesque, small town called San Bartolomé de Tirajana which is found in the heart of Gran Canaria. This hotel, located at 920m above sea level, offers spectacular views in all directions. Its interior décor tastefully disports itself with many pleasing touches, which are influenced by traditional elements of Canarian architecture.
Apartment "Déjate llevar" in Tejeda
Option 1: 4.-6. night, Option 2: 3.+4. night
In Tejeda in the center of the island, at an elevation of 1050m, a cozy apartment is waiting for you. From this apartment you have spectacular views of the village and the valley by the same name with the impressive monolith Roque Bentayga. For nature lovers Tejeda is ideal and especially walkers appreciate this village as a base for various tours. The apartment belongs to the restaurant "Déjate llevar" which is run by Niko and Fernando who are known for their outstanding service! They will provide you with a tasty breakfast and a nice picnic lunch.

Rural Hotel Las Longueras in the Valley of Agaete

Option 1+2: last night

Hotel Las Longueras is an elegant and eye-catching colonial mansion that dates back to 1895. Known as "The Red House" it was built as an autumnal residence in the centre of an orange, avocado, mango and papaya farm. This amazing hotel with views of the ocean exudes harmony through and through. In the unique decoration of the hotel the most predominant features are the harmonious combination of wood and rock surfaces, the range of colours and the collection of photography, paintings and antiques showcased along the hallways and in the rooms. The fascinating garden is captivating with hundred years old trees. The hotel includes a cosy dining room, a reading and a television lounge, snack bar, chapel and a swimming pool surrounded by palm groves and orange trees which perfume the air in spring with the delicate scent of their blossoms. The 10 rooms offer comforts like a safe, satellite television, mini bar and hair dryer. We are sure the Hotel Las Longueras will be the perfect end of your trekking vacation on Gran Canaria!

Short description of the self guided walks from accommodation to accommodation, option 1 (6 walking days)
(Short description of the self guided walks from accommodation to accommodation, option 2 follows)

Example: 8 days including arrival and departure day (arrival on a Saturday)

1. Day (Saturday) : Arrival
Transfer (about 20 minutes) from the airport to the unique Hotel Los Camellos in the historic part of Aguimes. Upon arrival in the hotel you will be given a comprehensive information kit with details about your hotel to hotel trek. One night.

2. Day (Sunday): First walk - Valley of Guayadeque to Santa Lucia
A taxi takes you on a short ride to a cave chapel in the beautiful valley of Guayadeque with its many cave houses. After about five hours traversing a remote landscape with wonderful views and diversity of endemic plants you finish in the picturesque village of Santa Lucia . Transfer to the near by mountain village of San Bartolomé de Tirajana where you are welcomed in the rural hotel Las    Tirajanas with its spectacular views.
(Walking time approx. 51/2h, distance approx. 15km, ascent/descent + 695m/-555m, grade 7)

3. Day (Monday): Second walk - San Bartolomé circle walk
Easy "warm up" walk with little difference in elevation and great views of the Pilancones mountains and the valley of San Bartolomé.
(Walking time approx. 4 h, distance approx. 14km, ascent/descent +/- 330m, grade 4-5)

4. Day (Tuesday): Third walk - Cruz de Tejeda to Tejeda
After a ten minutes drive by taxi you start on a "camino real" (Royal Path), a traditional stone path that leads to the centre of the island. Fantastic views, for example of the island of Tenerife with the volcano mountain Teide (highest mountain in Spain ) accompany you on this walk to Tejeda, your destination today. Tejeda is another quaint village and known for the many almond trees in the area. Three nights in the cozy apartment "Déjate llevar".
(Walking time approx. 5,15h, distance approx. 16km, ascent/descent +500m/-700m, grade 7)

5. Day (Wednesday): Fourth walk - Tejeda to Artenara
This is one of the "classics" among the popular walks on Gran Canaria. From Tejeda you ascent on a nice path through colorful meadows to Cruz de Tejeda, the geographical centre of the island. You continue to Artenara, at 1270m the highest located village on the island. It is known for its many cave houses. On this traditional route across a beautiful ridge you shall enjoy stunning views of the valley of Tejeda . From Artenara you return to Tejeda by taxi (about 20 minutes). Instead of starting in Tejeda you have the option to shorten the walk by 1hour, 15 minutes by taking the bus from there to Cruz de Tejeda.
(Walking time approx. 3h 45min., distance approx. 12km, ascent/descent +570m/-400m, grade 5- 6)

6. Day (Thursday): Fifth walk - Roque Nublo circle walk
A taxi driver (Sergio) will take you on a short ride to the picturesque village of Ayacata , the starting point of your walk. After about 1, 5 hours you reach "Roque Nublo" (Cloud Rock), a place of worship of the ancient natives and the most important landmark on Gran Canaria. Here you feel an almost mystic atmosphere. During a break at the base of this impressive monolith you will enjoy breathtaking views. You descent through the lovely valley of "Lomo de Aserrador" and then continue the walk past the "Cross of Timadaba" and then back to Tejeda on another beautiful path.
(Walking time approx. 5,15 h, distance approx. 15km, ascent/descent +440m/-690m, grade 6-7)

7. Day (Friday): Last walk - Artenara to San Pedro ( Valley of Ageate )
A taxi gets you to Artenara, the start of today´s walk. From here the trail descents along the Tamadaba forest and two lakes. In San Pedro, a small village at the north end of the beautiful valley of Agaete , you will be transferred by taxi to an oasis of tranquility-to the unique Hotel Las Longueras. Last night.
(Walking time approx. 5,0h, distance approx. 15km, ascent/descent +200m/-1200m, grade 6-7)

8. Day (Saturday): Departure day (or holiday extension)
Transfer from Hotel Las Longueras to the airport (or to the destination of the holiday extension).

We gladly send you a booking form and our "Terms and Conditions". Together with our booking confirmation we send you our equipment list. Upon receipt of the payment balance about two weeks prior to your arrival date you will receive important travel information.

 

Short description of the self guided walks from accommodation to accommodation, option 2:

Example: 6 days including arrival and departure day (arrival on a Saturday)

1. Day (Saturday) : Arrival
Transfer (about 20 minutes) from the airport to the unique Hotel Los Camellos in the historic part of Aguimes. Upon arrival in the hotel you will be given a comprehensive information kit with details about your hotel to hotel trek. One night.

2. Day (Sunday): First walk - Valley of Guayadeque to Santa Lucia
A taxi takes you on a short ride to a cave chapel in the beautiful valley of Guayadeque with its many cave houses. After about five hours traversing a remote landscape with wonderful views and diversity of endemic plants you finish in the picturesque village of Santa Lucia . Transfer to the near by mountain village of San Bartolomé de Tirajana where you are welcomed in the rural hotel Las Tirajanas with its spectacular views.
(Walking time approx. 51/2h, distance approx. 15km, ascent/descent + 695m/-555m, grade 7)

3. Day (Monday): Second walk - Cruz de Tejeda to Tejeda
After a ten minutes drive by taxi you start on a "camino real" (Royal Path), a traditional stone path that leads to the centre of the island. Fantastic views, for example of the island of Tenerife with the volcano mountain Teide (highest mountain in Spain ) accompany you on this walk to Tejeda, your destination today. Tejeda is another quaint village and known for the many almond trees in the area. Two nights in the cozy apartment "Déjate llevar".
(Walking time approx. 5,15h, distance approx. 16km, ascent/descent +500m/-700m, grade 7)

4. Day (Tuesday): Third walk- Roque Nublo circle walk
A taxi driver (Sergio) will take you on a short ride to the picturesque village of Ayacata , the starting point of your walk. After about 1, 5 hours you reach "Roque Nublo" (Cloud Rock), a place of worship of the ancient natives and the most important landmark on Gran Canaria. Here you feel an almost mystic atmosphere. During a break at the base of this impressive monolith you will enjoy breathtaking views. You descent through the lovely valley of "Lomo de Aserrador" and then continue the walk past the "Cross of Timadaba" and then back to Tejeda on another beautiful path.
(Walking time approx. 41/2h, distance approx. 12km, ascent/descent +570m/-400m, grade 6)

5. Day (Wednesday): Last walk - Artenara to San Pedro ( Valley of Ageate )
A taxi gets you to Artenara, the start of today´s walk. From here the trail descents along the Tamadaba forest and two lakes. In San Pedro, a small village at the north end of the beautiful valley of Agaete , you will be transferred by taxi to an oasis of tranquility-to the unique Hotel Las Longueras. Last night.
(Walking time approx. 5,0h, distance approx. 15km, ascent/descent +200m/-1200m, grade 6-7)

6. Day (Thursday): Departure day (or holiday extension)
Transfer from Hotel Las Longueras to the airport (or to the destination of the holiday extension).

 

 
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