Hiking on the Continent Island

Hiking and Agaete, the fishing village

Hiking and Agaete, the fishing village


From: 720€/pers.

7 nights / 8 days
Any day of the week
4
Agaete
4 Rutas de Senderismo Guiado
Medium – Low

The Gran Canaria Hiking Holidays are holiday programs designed to enjoy of the most beautiful and unknown side of Gran Canaria. Your accommodation is foreseen in charming villages in different places of the Island, where you can feel close to nature and enjoy of it. All the hiking week programs include guided walking tours to some of the most beautiful natural places of Gran Canaria. These programs also give you the chance to enjoy of the local life, culture and gastronomy. You can enjoy also with this program a great combination: the sea and the amazing nature of Gran Canaria.

DAY  1

–:–        Arrival to Gran Canaria

–:–        Welcome at the airport and transfer to Agaete

Accommodation in Agaete

Agaete is a white little village located on the north of Gran Canaria. Agaete enjoys of wonderful surroundings, such as the beach and harbor, with its little fishing boats, the majestic valley and also the views over the cliffs of Gran Canaria’s west side. Agaete offers plenty of things to do: visiting a coffee plantation, swimming on the ocean of the natural swimming pools, enjoying the town centre quiet streets, trying  the local gastronomy in the Puerto de Las Nieves or visiting the various archeological sites you can find on the area. 

–:–        Meet the local program coordinator. He will give you all the trip documents and suggestions about what to do and what to visit on your free days in Gran Canaria.

DAY 2

–:–        Breakfast

08:30     Guided Walking Tour: Azuaje, route to the hidden valley

Azuaje is a fertile valley located on the north of the Island, between the municipalities of Firgas and Moya. This is a protected area which is part of the old Doramas Forest. The route follows most of the time the course of a stream located on the middle of the valley. Its walls rises in some points the 100 metres high. The stream keeps the dense vegetation of the ravine and also the many endemic plants of the valley. You will have the feeling of experiencing a real adventure when trekking in Azuaje. Technical information about the route: Distance: 6,7 km/Total accumulated ascend: 293 m. /Total accumulated descend: 293 m.

Picnic on route

Accommodation in Agaete

DAY 3

–:–        Breakfast

08:30     Guided Walking Tour: Roque Nublo, route to the heart of Gran Canaria

The Roque Nublo is the natural symbol of Gran Canaria, this route is a “must visit” when visiting Gran Canaria. The Roque Nublo Hiking Route starts in El Garañón, and runs through the border of the “Caldera de Tejeda”, which is the result of many volcanic eruptions along the History. Most of the time this path passes between endemic plant species such as the Canary pine tres. From La Fogalera viewpoint the views becomes breathtaking, you can see a stunning sight of the Roque Bentaiga from there. Most of the days we can also see Mount Teide over the clouds. We will continue hiking around Roque Nublo up to its base, a large plain where you will find Roque Nublo. Technical information about the route: Distance: 12,6 km./ Total accumulated ascend: 461 m./ Total accumulated descend: 461 m.

Picnic on route

Accommodation in Agaete

DAY 4

–:–        Breakfast

–:–        Free day

Walk in Gran Canaria Suggest: We propose you to visit some of the picturesque villages on the centre and north of the Island.  Teror and Arucas are especially charming places. Arucas is called the “flowers city”. Take a walk around its beautiful streets, and do not forget to visit the wonderful church San Juan Bautista of neo gothic style. Teror is the main pilgrimage point in Gran Canaria. There is located the impressive Basilica del Pino. Make a stop at the Finca de Osorio, a truly interesting natural place where the romantic gardens mixes with the remains of a laurisilva forest.

Accommodation in Agaete

DAY 5

–:–        Breakfast

08:30     Guided hiking tour: Way to Valsendero, the enchanted forest route

This route starts following an old path that borders the Caldera de Tejeda, from where you will have wonderful views over Roque Nublo, Roque Bentaiga, Riscos de Chapin and the impressive mountains of the west side of Gran Canaria (declared Biosphere Reservation by the UNESCO). After reaching the pine forest we will head for Valsendero, walking along the Barranco del Andén. We will walk near Montañón Negro, a volcano where took place the last volcanic eruption in Gran Canaria. The landscape around it is very special and unique. From there, we will start seeing the majestic Barranco del Andén. The beauty of this valley will impress you from the beginning: the mountains, the variety of its vegetation, the water galleries, the caves….. The trees are covered with lichens, giving the whole place a special appearance, you are now in a kind of “enchanted forest”. This canyon is home to many birds, we might find on our way birds of prey, woodpeckers and other little birds. Technical information about the route: Distance: 12,8 km./ Total accumulated ascend: 184 m./ Total accumulated descend: 844 m.

Picnic on route

Accommodation in Agaete

DAY  6

–:–        Breakfast

08:30     Guided Walking Tour: Caldera de Bandama, the volcano and wine route

We will start the route descending 200 metres to reach the bottom of the Caldera de Bandama (Caldera = Crater). On the way down we will start feeling that we are entering in an isolated world, where the air, the sounds, the vegetation and the whole life has its own pace, we are entering a place which becomes hostile and idyllic at the same time. A visit to the Caldera de Bandama will help us to understand the geologic origin of Gran Canaria, an Island which is the result of thousands of years of volcanic eruptions. The Bandama Natural Monument is part of the Tafira Protected Landscape. When we reach the centre of the crater we will feel small, the surrounding crater walls are impressive. The Bandama Area is currently the main wine producing area of Gran Canaria, the soil of the area and also the climatology has created the ideal conditions for the farmers to set up their vineyards. Technical information about the route (hike inside and circular): Distance: 7 km. total accumulated ascend: 421 m./ Total accumulated descend: 421 m.

Picnic on route and wine tasting in a local winery

Accommodation in Agaete

DAY 7

–:–        Breakfast

–:–        Free day

Walk in Gran Canaria suggest:  We propose you to enjoy and discover Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, visiting Vegueta (the old town), a charming district full with things to do, such as stopping at the Christopher Columbus Museum, Santa Ana’s Cathedral, The Museum of Modern Art, the Museo Canario or just walking around to feel the relaxing atmosphere of its quiet squares or the elegance of its colonial building. The Néstor Area (Pueblo Canario, the Marine and Parque Doramas), Las Canteras Beach and the Castillo de la Luz are also places worth to visit during your stay in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Accommodation in Agaete.

DAY 8

–:–        Breakfast

–:–        Transfer to Gran Canaria International Airport (3 hours before your flight)

Price:

Standard Accommodation Option

                Hotel El Cabo*** (Puerto de las Nieves – Agaete)

January – May 2017 June – September 2017 October – December 2017
Doble  780 € Doble 720 € Doble
Single  1.285 € Single  1.170 € Single

*Prices per person

Plus Accommodation Option

                Hotel Roca Negra & Spa**** (Puerto de las Nieves – Agaete)

January – May 2017 June – September 2017 October – December 2017
Doble  845 € Doble  760 € Doble
Single  1.405 € Single  1.235 € Single

*Prices per person

 Supplements

  • Christmas: Christmas is the busiest time of the year in Gran Canaria, so, the programs taking place between December 22nd and January 7th might have a supplement. We will inform you about this supplement when you request your holidays on the nature for the mentioned dates.
  • La Rama Festivities: From July 27th untill August 7th takes place la Rama Festival, so, the programs taking place between those dates will have a supplement. We will inform you about this supplement when you request your holidays on the nature for the mentioned dates.

Half Board:

You can enjoy this program booking with half board included

  • Supplement: 145€/person

 

This trip includes:

  • 7 nights stay at the chosen accommodation in Agaete
  • Breakfast everyday
  • Trasnfer Airport – Hotel – Airport
  • Transfer to and from the routes
  • 4 guided Hiking routes:
    • Way to Artenara, the 100 valleys route
    • Azuaje, discovering the hidden valley
    • Caldera de Bandama, the volcano and wine route
    • Roque Nublo, route to the heart of Gran Canaria
  • A picnic lunch during each of the guided Walking Routes
  • A wine tasting in a local winery in Bandama
  • Travel and guided walking routes insurance
  • Meeting the day of arrival with your trip local coordinator

Notes:

  • During the meeting with the local coordinator, he will recommend you special places in Gran Canaria, special events taking place at the time of your visit and will give you all the trip documents.
  • When the weather conditions are not good for certain routes, the guide could change the itinerary.
  • The routes have a medium-low level difficulty
  • Proper walking clothes and shoes are required for the routes.

THIS PROGRAM IS ADAPTABLE TO YOUR WISHES AND NEEDS. IN CASE YOU WISH TO ADD MORE ROUTES,  OTHER TYPE OF ACTIVITIES OR EVEN EXTEND YOUR STAY IN GRAN CANARIA, PLEASE LET US KNOW AND WE WILL BE HAPPY TO TAILORMADE THE PROGRAM FOR YOU. CALLING +34 928 27 30 27 OR SENDING AN EMAIL AT info@walkingrancanaria.com

 

*there will be an extra charge, for Christmas and Easter period.

Reservation Request

The steps for making a reservation request for any of our programs are the following:

  1. Fulfil the following form, please indicate at least the name of one person and the date you would like to start the program.
  2. An agent of Walk in Gran Canaria will answer you in less than 24 hours (if you make the request during the weekend, we will answer you on Monday morning).
  3. You can also contact us for any additional information by phone 00 34 928 27 30 27 or sending an email to:info@walkingrancanaria.com

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Remarks

Agaete

Hotel Roca Negra & Spa****

Hotel Roca Negra

Hotel & Spa Cordial Roca Negra (located in Agaete in the Northwest of Gran Canaria) is a paradise for those looking for a relaxing break
Opened in 2010, this four star hotel is situated on the outs kirts of the fishing village

Agaete offering fantastic views over the rocky, northern coastline. Just 200m away there are natural pools of Agaete that can be reached directly and comfortably from the hotel.

The entire hotel is focused on the relaxation and comfort of its guests. 86 rooms offer big balconies or terraces where you can sit and watch the sun go down or listen to therumour of the sea. The elegant and warm design of the rooms will make you feel absolutely welcome.

The hotel offers its guests an outdoor swimming pool, jacuzzi and one separate childrens pool. Comfortable sunloungers with pool towelsinvite you to enjoy the sun and relax. The poolbar will complete your well being with cool drinks and snacks.

Fresh and varied local dishes and international cuisine are offeredin the main restaurant Le Rubinie. Sit down and enjoy lovely and tasteful gastronomical dishes.

The wellness centre Ossidiana completes your holiday with a hidromassage pool, flotarium, Roman bath, Turkish bath, Finnish sauna, sensation showers and a resting room. There are three treatment rooms offering massages and beauty treatments.


Agaete

Hotel el Cabo**

Hotel el Cabo

Hotel El Cabo is just 170 metres from the beach and volcanic rock pools in the fishing village of Puerto de las Nieves. It features a large terrace with loungers and views of the surrounding mountains.

Each bright, air-conditioned room at Hotel El Cabo has simple décor with turquoise finishes.There is a desk and a private bathroom with free toiletries.

You can use the restaurant located 120 metres away where you can enjoy a free buffet breakfast, which includes meats, cheeses, jams and pastries. A vegetarian breakfast is also offered. Vending machines can be found at reception.

Ferries to neighbouring Canary islands leave from the port, just 200 metres from the El Cabo.

Tamadaba Nature Reserve is 3.5 km from the hotel. Las Palmas is a 35-minute drive away.


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