Gran Canaria Walking Festival - 23 to 27 October 2019

GUIDED TRIP

Trip Style

Coastal Walk, Mountainous, Rolling hills

Availability

23rd to 27th October
Confirmed Itinerary

Highlight

Discover the Caldera de Las Tirajanas, Roque Nublo, Laguna de Valleseco

Price from

130 EUR

 

Grade

Gran Canaria Walking Festival is the international meeting of hiking in Gran Canaria where lovers of nature and of hiking can come together every year and find out the best places on the island to hike.

This annual hiking event gathers nature lovers from all over the planet and includes transfer service, picnic, guides in several languages, insurance, possibility to participate in raffles, gifts, and tastings of local products, among many other surprises.

Join in the most international and multi-sensorial walking festival in the Canary Islands.

 

In this eight edition, with 6 different routes through the most beautiful natural settings on the island as well as offering the opportunity to watch the starry sky on the astronomical route (night walk). Professional guides will be the managers of entertaining and directing the routes through idyllic places in different languages.

 

Gran Canaria Walking Festival – a gathering of more than 800 participants of more than 25 nationalities and guarantees a unique experience.

 

For this package we can arrange your accommodation on the island for this week for you or you can book your own accommodation and we can simply book you onto the Walking Festival itinerary. Get in touch to discuss these options with our walking holiday experts.

Meeting points:

  • North of the island: Alfredo Kraus Auditorium – Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • South of the island: Tourist Information Office (Yumbo Shopping Center) – Playa del Inglés

PACKAGE DETAILS

Wednesday, 23rd Oct - The Palm Grove Retreat (10.8km 4-4.30hr)

Starting at the well-known “Pico de la Gorra” the route then goes downhill to  “Santa Lucía de Tirajana”.
Tirajana

Linear Walk.

Difficulty – Medium

Departure North 08:00 –  Time back: 17:00h approx

Departure South 08:00 – Time back: 16:30h approx

Thursday, 24th Oct - In the Guardian´s Shade (10km 3.30-4hrs)

Starting in “Barrio de San Pedro” after an inital small climb the rest of the itinerary is mostly downhill. Spectacular rock formations and views make this a great opportunity to get some wonderful pictures.

Linear Walk.

Difficulty – Medium Difficulty

Departure North 08:00 – Time back: 17:00h approx

Departure South 08:00 – Time back: 16:30h approx

Friday, 25th Oct - The Soul of the Forest (13.4km, 4.30hrs)

This walk goes through the “Parque Rural de Doramas” with its fairy tale likeness.

Linear Walk.

Difficulty – Medium/High

Departure North 08:00 – Time back: 16:30h approx

Departure South 07:30 – Time back: 17:30h approx

Saturday, 26th Oct - The Magic of the Pine Forest (9.2kms, 3hrs)

On this route, you will go through the highest municipality of Gran Canaria: “La Vega de San Mateo” with its sweeping panoramic views of the island.

Linear Walk.

Difficulty – Medium

Departure North 08:00 – Time back: 15:30h approx

Departure South 07:30 – Time back: 16:00h approx

Saturday Night, 26th Oct - A Walk In The Clouds (3km, 3hrs)

An astronomical delight where you get to witness the island bathed in moonlight with a backdrop of a starry night sky.

Circular Walk.

Difficulty – Low

Departure North 19:00 – Time back: 1:00h approx

Departure South 19:00 – Time back: 1:00h approx

Sunday, 27th Oct - Dragon Valley (9.8kms, 4.30/5hrs)

After an initial climb the route then is downhill to end in the sea town of Villa de Agaete.

Linear

Difficulty – Medium/High

Departure North 09:00 – Time back: 18:30h approx

Departure South 08:30 – Time back: 19:00h approx

INCLUDED AND NOT

  • Guided hiking routes
  • Transfers mentioned in the program
  • Return transportation (from Playa del Inglés and from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)
  • Insurance
  • Interpreter guides in different languages
  • Picnic with local products
  • Tastings of typical food
  • Gifts and raffles with amazing prizes.
  • Hotels
  • Flights/trains
  • Drinks

Access

Way in & out : Gran Canaria

To Gran Canaria

There is only one airport on the island, Gran Canaria airport.

Major airlines flying to Gran Canaria: Aerlingus and Ryanair both fly from Dublin.  EasyJet fly direct from London.

Gran Canaria airport:

Hire cars airport

– Airport shuttle

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