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Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised program, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.
This departure: Grade 5
After arriving into Las Palmas Airport we then transfer by road to our hotel.
A pleasant ascent from Lagunetas to Cruz de Tejeda followed by a lovely easy walk with fine views in the spectacular Cumbre Mountains, partly in pine forest, and culminating in the attractive village of Artenara with cave houses, bars and restaurants. Much of the walk is on easy forest tracks,
12.5km (7.8 miles), 550m ascent / 460m descent, 4 ½ hours
A short bus ride from Las Palmas brings us to the famous Bandama Crater. There are two consecutive walks here – one which descends to the crater floor and the other which follows the crater rim.
6.6km (4 miles), 510m ascent & descent, 3 ½ hours (figures for combined walks)
We walk in the south of the island, through some pretty towns & villages, providing a contrast to the mountains of the north. Starting in San Bartolome the walk descends to Santa Lucia then continues in the afternoon, largely on old paths (caminos) to the ancient Guanche site of La Fortaleza, with a pleasant bar nearby for refreshments. We stop at the Mirador de Fataga on the outward journey for excellent views.
12km (7.5 miles), 300m ascent / 600m descent, 4 hours
Today is normally taken as a free day. Take the opportunity to explore Las Palmas’s old town, visit the Columbus and Canary Museums or the city’s botanical gardens.
Today we walk through the Barranco de Guayadeque to Tenteniguada. This is one of the most beautiful walks on the island, mainly on caminos from a settlement of cave houses up the garden-like barranco of Guayadeque and over the Cumbre. The path down past Roque Grande to Tenteniguada has fabulous views over craters and rocky peaks, and a mass of flowers in the spring. The scenery on the drive to Guayadeque is quite stunning.
12km (7.5 miles), 600m ascent / 700m descent, 5 hours
A fine varied walk from La Culata in the central mountains with a good balance of ascent and descent showing two strongly contrasting sides of the island. After the initial ascent to Cruz de Tejeda it is a straightforward walk with no difficult terrain as far as the village of Lanzarote.
10.5km (6.5 miles), 550m ascent / 600m descent, 4 ½ hours
As we transfer back to the airport it has come time to say goodbye to Gran Canaria.
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