SMART walking

Gran Canaria SMART

Self guided short hiking trip - 5 days

Gran Canaria SMART

485 € per person
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Experience the original island in 3 beautiful hikes over 5 days on Gran Canaria. This small mini-continent invites you for an eventful stay.
With the organisation of individual transfers for each tour, you can discover and enjoy the island at your own pace.

Trekking program with 3 varied hikes
+ accommodation + transfers

3 Key routes in 5 days:

… walking in Gran Canaria

Artenara Ridges

Guayadeque gorge

Roque Nublo

MAPA-Gran Canaria SMART - programa

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Any arrival date is suitable.

You can start the programme every day of the week, all year round. We just need to check availability in the accommodation. Send us a request and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

additionally to the accommodations described in the Tour Plan, this program includes also

…Arrival and departure transfer in Gran Canaria (airport/accommodation/airport), all transfers for each route from/to your accommodation on the island, personalized information via Zoom on the arrival day and maps and graphic material delivery for your routes (through the reception of your hotel).

We will also send you the tracks of each tour, so you can follow the route through your mobile device.

All transfers are made individually, by taxis. And also, throughout your stay we will keep in permanent contact with you to resolve any questions or problems that may arise.

Don’t hesitate any longer: come to the Fortunate Islands and enjoy discovering the most spectacular landscapes and the best hiking routes in Gran Canaria.

Gran Canaria represents a mini-continent, as all the climatic zones of the world are wonderfully combined in its small size.

Many tourists come to the island every year in search of long sandy beaches, sun and the eternal spring climate that offers pleasant temperatures all year round. But what many of the tourists from all-inclusive hotels don’t know is that the island hides a treasure that is even more beautiful than its already spectacular beaches.

Gran Canaria’s hiking trails hide wonderful landscapes. Routes of varying complexity, suitable for all levels of experience. The coastal routes allow us to walk on ancient paths along the most impressive cliffs. The vastness of the sea, the deep blue sky and the volcanic landscape transport us to a prehistoric world that we can enjoy step by step with all our senses. The deserts and moors are of a unique beauty, and if we want to go on mountain routes and walk through the greenest forests, we can do so on the mountain routes of Gran Canaria. In just a few steps we go from wild paths to green orchards.

The island is one of the most interesting and varied hiking destinations in the world, with spectacular tours and experiences that you simply have to do once.

  • Destination
  • Included
    Bed & Breakfast accommodation
    in/out Airport transfer
    Liability and accidents insurance
    Luggage transfer
    Maps and printed descriptions
    Transfers by taxi and regular bus
  • Not Included
    access permissions
    Arrival transfer
    Bicycle rental
    Bus transfers
    Cable-car
    Car Rental
    field telescope
    Guide
    Half board accommodation
    HAVEN hanging tent
    Local flights + Ferry
    Tasting
    Transfer by ship
    Two nights in a hotel
1
Day 1

Arrival to Gran Canaria

Taxi transfer on arrival to the hotel
Bed and Breakfast: Hotel Parador Cruz de Tejeda
2
Day 2

Artenara ridge

After an initial ascent, you will reach the crest of the Caldera de Tejeda. The descent offers exceptional views over the deep ravines, picturesque mountain villages and iconic rock formations in the center of the island. And in the distance you can see the peak of Teide, on the neighboring island of Tenerife. During the route you will cross ancient troglodyte settlements recognized by UNESCO, in the Caves of Caballero and Cuevas de Los Candiles before arriving at Artenara. Located 1,270 meters above the sea, Artenara is the highest town on the island with around 400 cave houses. These caves were mostly carved in the 15th century. Once you have arrived in Artenara, you will return to the hotel with a short taxi transfer, to enjoy the excellent facilities, the spa and the panoramic pool overlooking the surrounding cliffs and ravines.

    7 km | + 270 m  | - 560 m


Bed and Breakfast: Parador Cruz de Tejeda
3
Day 3

Guayadeque gorge

Start your route today in the extinct crater of the Caldera de Los Marteles, 20 min. by car from Cruz de Tejeda. A continuous ascent through pine forests takes you to Cruz del Socorro, with extraordinary views of the Barranco de Guayadeque, undoubtedly one of the most emblematic ravines in Gran Canaria. A descent through the gorge continues, between areas of cacti and beautiful palm groves with a multitude of flowers and poppies at their base, a perfect place for a picnic. This entire valley is made up of stone walls and terraced fields. You will also find some cave houses that are still inhabited today. A typical landscape of the sunny south, with almond trees, piteras and prickly pears in abundance. And maybe you will also see the giant lizard of Gran Canaria.

    Niveau 3     12 km | + 718 m  | - 712 m


Bed and Breakfast: Parador Cruz de Tejeda
4
Day 4

Roque Nublo

Roque Nublo, a huge monolith in permanent equilibrium on a rocky plateau 1800 m high, is what remains of an ancient volcanic dike formed in the Pleistocene. It is undoubtedly the icon of Gran Canaria and a must-see during your stay on the island. Start your route today at Llanos de La Pez (10 min drive from the hotel), ascending through pine forests towards the crest of the Riscos de Tirajana. Extraordinary views open up to the south, showing you the deep ravines and cliffs with vertical drops. When you reach La Foguera, you will enjoy a spectacular view of the Roque Nublo, the Caldera de Tejeda and the Roque Bentayga rising in its centre. Later you continue your ascent to the Roque, from where you will enjoy a 360º panorama over the whole island and even towards the other islands of the archipelago: Tenerife, La Gomera and even El Hierro.

Niveau 3 13 km | + 721 m | - 727 m


Accommodation + breakfast: Parador Cruz de Tejeda

5
Day 5

Departure

Transfer by taxi to the airport for the departure of your flight.

TOUR LOCATION

Discover the essence of the island of Gran Canaria at its most rural. The SMART Gran Canaria programme includes the 3 hiking routes that you should not miss on your visit to the island. We organize your transfers for each route in an individualized way, from/to your accommodation. Walk independently and enjoy on your own the extraordinary nature of the island.

PRICES / SERVICES

  • Price from: 485 € per person 
  • included:
    • 4 nights accommodation with breakfast
    • Transfers for 3 hiking tours
    • Maps and informative material
    • Meeting via Zoom
Single supplement: +395 €


ACCOMMODATION


Additional overnights

It is also possible to book some additional days, before or after the hiking week, or an additional week to relax.

Difficulty

The hiking week is not suitable for vertigo sufferers. Some walks can be considered as strenuous and parts of some trails has narrow passages. Some sections can be slippery due to loose stones and/or wet parts, especially in rainy days. To join the hiking week and enjoy the tours, it is essential to be healthy and to have good physical condition.

Trails

The Canary Islands have a well signposted network of trails. All sections where from our tours are perfectly marked. In addition to the detailed map of Gran Canaria, you will get from us precise indications of each route and assistance from the hotline on your walks.

We recommend

Appropriate hiking clothing and sturdy footwear. During the tours, it is necessary to have food and drink enough, as well as sun protection, a cap, wind jacket and, in the winter months, warm clothing. We do offer wooden walking sticks for free.

Singles

The program is suitable for single travelers, although it is subject to an additional charge.

You can book at any date!


Price do not include flights, dinners, and picnics. You can book at any date!

¡Important!

Before formalizing your booking accommodations availability must be requested