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Walking on Gran Canaria

Landscape with Roque Bentayga and Roque Nublo in the background, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain
Duration: 7 nights
Type: European walking holidays
Walking Grade: 2 & 4
from £1,359pp £1,339pp

Enjoy Gran Canaria’s world-class walking, varied scenery and ‘eternal spring’ weather as we uncover the island’s beautiful central mountains and rugged coastline. Our base in Agaete is away from the hustle and bustle of the larger resorts and offers great access to trails in the north, tucked away villages, as well as the dramatic landscapes of Tejeda and the eye-catching rock formation of Roque Nublo. Walks along balcony paths provide sweeping views across the island.

What you’ll love

  • The wonderful walking climate, especially in winter
  • Walking through stunning scenery and rock formations 
  • Visiting Europe’s only coffee plantation at San Pedro 
  • Relaxing at our comfortable seafront hotel in Agaete  
  • Making the most of the ‘eternal spring’ weather 
  • Admiring the dramatic landscapes of Tejeda 

What’s included

  • Full programme of guided walks led by local HF Holidays Leaders
  • HF Holidays Tour Manager
  • Comfortable accommodation
  • Half-board (breakfast and evening meal)
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees (as per itinerary)
  • Air-conditioned transport
  • Return flights from the UK including hold baggage and airport transfers

Trip Notes

Easy to download as a PDF, our trip notes provide detailed information for every holiday. Please click below to find the trip notes for your departure date.

All our carefully-curated itineraries are designed by our experts. While we make every effort to adhere to the described itinerary, we may take alternative routes or adapt the running order for weather and/or operational reasons.

Welcome to Hotel Occidental Roca Negra. Unpack and settle in.


Visit Parque Rural de Doramas, which has one of the last strongholds of laurel forest in Gran Canaria. We finish our day with a visit to one of the most charming and typically Canarian villages, Teror.

Option 1 - Finca de Osorio and Teror

Distance: 5.5 miles (9km)

Ascent: 300 feet (100m)

Descent: 400 feet (120m)

In summary: We journey through laurel forest that forms part of the ancient forest of Doramas, which once occupied the entire north of the island. As we explore the forest further we will discover trails with tree species of American and European origin, too.

Highlight: The ancient forest of Selva Doramas and the charming village of Teror

Option 2 - Osorio Pico de Rayo, Laguna de Valleseco & Teror

Distance: 7 miles (11km)

Ascent: 1,200 feet (360m)

Descent: 1,100 feet (340m)

In summary: Our walk explores the Finca de Osorio which covers over 200 hectares of forest and farmland surrounding the Pico de Rayo, our summit for today which is a small volcano that reaches a height of 3,176 feet (968m). 

Highlight: Reach the summit of Pico de Rayo.


Walk on the rim of Caldera de Tejeda to the village of Cruz de Tejeda. Take in the impressive volcanic scenery and discover the striking rocky outcrop of Roque Nublo.

Option 1 - Roque Nublo and the Balcony Path to Cruz de Tejeda

Distance: 6 miles (9.5km)

Ascent: 1,100 feet (330m)

Descent: 1,600 feet (480m)

In summary: We start by ascending to the stunning feature of Roque Nublo at 5,800 feet in the centre of the island. Our coach then takes us to start walking on a spectacular balcony path round the rim of the Caldera de Tejeda, before arriving at the welcoming cafes in Cruz de Tejeda.

Highlight: Visit the Roque Nublo.

Option 2 - Roque Nublo from the west, Presa de los Hornos and Cruz de Tejeda

Distance: 8 miles (13km)

Ascent: 2,200 feet (700m)

Descent: 1,850 feet (560m)

In summary: We approach Roque Nublo and ascend to the rock plateau to admire the views. We then walk past the reservoir of Presa los Hornos before ascending to enjoy the balcony path to Cruz de Tejeda.

Highlight: Spectacular views from Roque Nublo.


Ascend the foothills of Tamadaba Natural Park and the 'Sacred Mountains', finishing in the coffee plantations of the Agaete Valley.

Option 1 - Puerto de Las Nieves, Agaete Ravine and Agaete Valley

Distance: 5 miles (8km)

Ascent: 700 feet (220m)

Descent: 100 feet (20m)

In Summary: Walking up Agaete ravine at the base of Tamadaba National Park's sacred mountains, we admire one of the last volcanic lava flows of the island and cross the fertile valley of Agaete before arriving at the aromatic coffee plantation in San Pedro.

Highlight: Visit to Maipés Archaeological Park and the coffee plantation at San Pedro

Option 2 - Puerto de Las Nieves to the Agaete Valley

Distance: 5.5 miles (9km)

Ascent: 2,550 feet (780m)

Descent: 1,550 feet (480m)

In summary: We ascend to the foothills of Tamadaba Natural Park (a biosphere reserve), admiring the views over fertile Agaete Valley and Europe's highest cliff, before descending to the aromatic coffee plantations in San Pedro.

Highlight: Visiting the coffee plantation at San Pedro for a tasting of local produce and, of course, home-grown coffee.


Each week there is a free day when no guided walks are offered. This is an ideal opportunity to relax around the hotel, walk independently or visit local places of interest. Some options for your free day might include:

Santa Cruz: Take a ferry to Santa Cruz, the port city which is the capital of neighbouring Tenerife. Wander the old town and visit the Palmetum – a large botanical garden containing one of the biggest collections of palm trees in the world. Santa Cruz also has a large waterpark with many different saltwater pools plus a lively bazaar and food market – the Mercado de Nuestra Senora de Africa. You could also visit the Museum of Nature and Man which contains the cannon which shot off the arm of Admiral Nelson! From Santa Cruz you could also take a tram to La Laguna, a town which is considered to be the cultural capital of Tenerife. Its historic centre is UNESCO listed.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: Take the bus to Gran Canaria’s capital – Las Palmas. This port city is known for its duty-free shopping, UNESCO listed old quarter and large, sandy beaches. Wander its side streets where you can pull up a chair in a café for tapas and drinks. In February, the annual carnival takes place with flamboyantly dressed performers, music and dancing.

Playa de La Aldea: Take the bus to this resort on the western side of the island with its long stretch of pebble beach served by bars and restaurants.

Agaete: Explore the town and visit Tamadaba Natural Park which is home to a range of exotic plant species and the largest area of pine trees on the island. Then head for the port of Las Nieves with its many restaurants and beach. The nearby Maipes Archaeological Park is worth a visit; it's a cemetery housing around 700 tombs topped with rocks of volcanic origin.

Hotel: Relax at the hotel and take advantage of its outdoor swimming pool, wellness centre and roof terrace.


Visit the impressive province of La Aldea in the west of Gran Canaria. Take in the views from Degollada de Tasarte and climb Montaña del Viso, or traverse the valley below.

Option 1 - Mirador de San Nicolás to La Aldea

Distance: 6.5 miles (10.5km)

Ascent: 700 feet (220m)

Descent: 2,300 feet (700m)

In summary: This walk starts at the Mirador de San Nicolás and rises to the Degollaga before following a well used path to the town of La Aldea.

Highlight: Beautiful views on this walk.

Option 2 - Mount Viso and La Aldea

Distance: 8 miles (13km)

Ascent: 1,400 feet (420m)

Descent: 3,300 feet (1,000m)

In summary: Starting from the Degollada we traverse a spectacular balcony path above the valley before rising to the ridge and along to the summit of Mt. Viso. There are spectacular views over the coast and to Tenerife. We descend the end of the ridge to a viewpoint above La Aldea and through farmland to the town.

Highlight: Reach the summit of Mt. Viso.


Enjoy the viewpoints over the Canarian pines and Caldera at Moriscos and Pinos de Gáldar before continuing to Caideros.

Option 1 - Pinos de Galdar to Caideros

Distance: 5 miles (8km)

Ascent: 200 feet (60m)

Descent: 2,800 feet (860m)

In summary: We begin at the viewpoint of Pinos de Galdar looking over its recent Caldera (volcanic crater), before descending through pine forest to open countryside with fine views of the north of the island. 

Highlight: Extensive views of Pinos de Galdar and the charming village of Caideros.

Option 2 - Moriscos to Caideros

Distance: 8 miles (13km)

Ascent: 800 feet (200m)

Descent: 3,500 feet (1,100m)

In summary: This option starts higher and takes in the summit of Moriscos and views over the Caldera de Tejeda before descending through pine forest to Pinos de Galdar, and on to Caideros.

Highlight: Reach the summit of Moriscos.


We hope to see you again soon.


Itinerary map for Gran Canaria

Occidental Roca Negra, Gran Canaria

Enjoying a seafront location in a quiet residential part of Agaete, the recently renovated Occidental Roca Negra offers 140 large and bright en-suite rooms, a large freeform swimming pool and a wellness centre. This hotel combines a wonderful location from which to access Gran Canaria’s superb walking as well as a comfortable stay, including a contemporary restaurant and outdoor seating which enjoy sea views.

Rooms

The Roca Negra was completely renovated in 2019 and features 140 spacious and contemporary rooms.  All rooms feature:

  • Flat screen television
  • Air conditioning
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Room safe
  • Hairdryer

About your stay

Whilst staying at the hotel guests can enjoy:

  • Large outdoor swimming pool with sea views
  • Extensive wellness centre
  • Rooftop terrace with panoramic views and comfy seating
  • Two bars serving a selection of beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks
  • Gym
  • Free Wi-Fi

Food & drink

Our holidays in Gran Canaria are on a half-board basis and include breakfast and evening meal.

Breakfast

Breakfast is served in Restaurante El Juncal and there is an extensive selection of hot and cold options from a self-select buffet.

Lunch (payable locally)

Ingredients for packed lunches can be purchased in nearby Agaete and stored in the fridge in your room. On some days it may be possible to eat out at local cafes; your leaders will advise you of the best options.

Dinner

Dinner is also served in Restaurante El Juncal.  A large and impressive buffet with a huge range of appetizers, at least 4 options of main course and a mouth-watering dessert section including a range of cheeses. 

Your evenings

The friendly atmosphere of our guided walking holidays continues into the evening.  Enjoy a glass of wine or local beer whilst hearing about the next day's walking options. You may wish to take a stroll to Agaete, passing the natural salt water swimming pools in the rocks and meandering down to the harbour. Your leaders will advise you of any local entertainment on offer. 

Essential information

It's best to be prepared for all weather conditions. To make it easier, here is a list of items you should consider packing.   

Essentials  

  • Walking boots 
  • Waterproof jacket 
  • Waterproof trousers 
  • Insulated jacket/top 
  • Walking clothing  
  • Walking socks (plus spares)  
  • Sunhat 
  • Gloves/mitts and warm hat
  • Water bottle (minimum 2 litre capacity)  
  • Headtorch 
  • High-factor sunscreen (minimum SPF 30)  
  • Sunglasses with a dark lens 
  • Rucksack (15-30 litres)  
  • Mobile phone 
  • Personal first aid kit (containing your medication, blister plasters, etc.) 
  • Passport 
  • Visa (if applicable) 
  • Copy of your travel insurance policy 
  • UK Global Health Insurance Card (formerly known as EHIC

Recommended

  • Collapsible walking poles 
  • Swimwear and travel towel
  • Snacks
  • Dry bags
  • Rubbish bags
  • Insect repellent

Optional extras

  • Camera 
  • Sit mat
  • Flask for hot drinks 
  • Durable lunch box
  • Gaiters 
  • GPS device 

Guest reviews

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Non-member fee: £30 per person.

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  • With flight holidays: Price includes return flights to Las Palmas Airport, hold baggage and airport transfers
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  • Our airport taxi service operates at this resort - price available on request
  • Independent travellers can join our transfer from Las Palmas Airport - please contact us for prices
Duration:
7 nights
Type:
European walking holidays
Walking Grade:
2 & 4

7 nights from £1,359pp £1,339pp

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