Discovery Hiking Week

Gran Canaria & Tenerife

Discovery Hiking Week - Agaete

General Information

What is the Discovery Hiking Week?

It is a walking trip that will take you to places of outstanding natural beauty. The coming edition will take place in April 2020 in Gran Canaria and Tenerife. This walking trip will offer the chance to discover this two Canary Islands' nature and culture and share good moments with people coming from different countries. 

When is the coming discovery hiking week taking place?

It starts on April 19th, 2020 (with a welcome cocktail) and will finish on April 25th, 2020.

Who can join the Discovery Hiking Week?

Any person who likes walking/hiking in nature.
The official language is English. Routes are not especially difficult, but, a minimum walking in nature experience is recommended.

How Can I join the coming Discovery Hiking Week?

You can join the Discovery Hiking week by registering on this web page.
In order to participate you have to get the full package, which includes accommodation,
routes, transportation to the routes, some meals, a return trip to Tenerife by boat, .......etc.
(see details on the registration section of this web page).

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Discovery Hiking Week - Agaete

The Village: Agaete

Charming Agaete Village will be the Discovery Hiking Week headquarter. All official hotels, the routes departure meeting point and the social encounters are located in this village located by the sea. 

Agaete is a village that has it all, the beautiful coast, balanced architecture, charming atmosphere, wonderful valley, gastronomy, special events…. and especially friendly people. Agaete is frecuently visited by the island locals, who go there for a swim, to eat in one of the numerous restaurants or to enjoy of the different possibilities the village has to offer. We can trully say that we love coming to Agaete and we want to share it with all Discovery Hiking week participants.

We would like to invite you to enjoy Agaete’s sunsets, trully magnificent, due to the exceptional views over the so called “dragon tale” mountain range and the gigantic Mount Teide (Tenerife). 

When we thought about Agaete as a headquarter for the Discovery Hiking Week we thought of days walking in the mountains and the possibility to enjoy the sea in the afternoon.

Discovery Hiking Week - Agaete
Discovery Hiking Week - Agaete
Discovery Hiking Week - Agaete
Discovery Hiking Week - Agaete
Discovery Hiking Week - Agaete
Discovery Hiking Week - Agaete
Discovery Hiking Week - Agaete
Discovery Hiking Week - Agaete
Discovery Hiking Week - Agaete
Discovery Hiking Week - Agaete
Discovery Hiking Week - Agaete
Discovery Hiking Week - Agaete
Discovery Hiking Week - Agaete
Discovery Hiking Week - Agaete
Discovery Hiking Week - Agaete
Discovery Hiking Week - Agaete
Discovery Hiking Week - Agaete
Discovery Hiking Week - Agaete
Discovery Hiking Week - Agaete

How to reach Agaete once you are in Gran Canaria

By public bus

You have to take 2 buses:

  • (1) Bus N. 60 (Direct) Airport – Las Palmas (Please make sure you stop at San Telmo Station). It runs every 30 minutes. It last about 25 minutes and it is very economic (aprox. 2,50€). The service starts at 05:15 and finishes at 22:15. See full timetable here
  • (2) Bus N. 103 Las Palmas (San Telmo Bus Station) – Agaete – Las Palmas (San Telmo Bus Station).  This bus makes multiple stops in the little villages on the way.  The ticket costs aprox. 4,5€. You can see full timetable here

By taxi

  • At the Airport you will find many taxis. The approximate cost of one way service is: 80€
  • To return to the Airport, once the Discovery Hiking Week is finished, you have to book your taxi in advance, since there is a limited number of units in the village.

By arranged transfer

  • In case you wish an arranged transfer, the organization can arrange airport – hotel – airport transportation services for you.
  • In this case you have to request it when you register, or on a later stage before the event starts.
  • The cost of the services is 80€ each way (maximum 10 people on a minivan).

With a rental car

  • In case you wish a rental car, we can arrange for you to pick it up at the airport.
  • In this case you have to request it when you register, or on a later stage before the event starts.
  • The cost of the rental car for the whole week is  210€.
Discovery Hiking Week - Agaete

The Group

The maximum number of people in the group will be 20 in order to maximize the experience in nature while you are enjoying the Discovery Hiking Week. In case we would have more than 20 people joining the Discovery Hiking Week we would create a second/third group, which would always walk in different routes every day. Still we would entice that all participants  gather during the evening social encounters in Agaete’s Old Town.

Discovery Hiking Week - Agaete

Solo Travellers

The Discovery Hiking Week is a special occasion to meet people coming from different places in the world sharing good moments in nature. So, if you are a solo traveller, don’t think twice, this is your perfect trip!.

Join the Discovery Hiking Week before December 31st to get a package discount

Discovery Hiking Week - Agaete

The accommodation

Hotel Roca Negra & Spa****

  • Description: The Hotel Roca Negra & Spa is located  on the top of a cliff with priviledged views over the ocean. The hotel has 140 rooms, all of them with large terraces facing the ocean. It is connected to Agaete’s natural swimming pools and “Los Poetas” promenade with a path. Its location gives this hotel the chance to enjoy of magnificent sunsets. Some of the hotel facilities are: terrace bar, spa, gym, a large climatized swimming pool and some public areas.  
  • Walking time to Puerto de Las Nieves: 15 minutes
  • Walking time to Agaete Old Town: 15 minutes
  • More information at: https://www.becordial.com/en/gran-canaria/hotel-cordial-roca-negra/

Hotel Puerto de las Nieves****

  • Description: The Hotel Puerto de las Nieves is located in Puerto de las Nieves, just a few meters away from the beach, the promenade, the Ermita de las Nieves and the harbour. The hotel has 30 rooms and a spa. It is located near some local restaurants. The decoration of the hotel is inspired in marine scenes
  • Walking time to Puerto de Las Nieves: 0 minutes
  • Walking time to Agaete Old Town: 20 minutes
  •  More information at: http://www.hotelpuertodelasnieves.es/

Hotel El Cabo****

  • Description:  The Hotel El Cabo is located a few meters away from the beach, the promenade, the Ermita de las Nieves and the harbour. It has 30 rooms, a nice terrace and the reception is opened 24/7.  On the package we have made, all the rooms are exterior. Please notice that the beakfast is served in a restaurant located near the hotel.
  • Walking time to Puerto de Las Nieves: 0 minutes
  • Walking time to Agaete Old Town: 20 minutes
  • More information athttps://www.rkhotels.info/rk-hotel-el-cabo

Manipa Hostel Ecofriendly

  • Description: The Manipa Hostel Ecofriendly is located in a 200-year-old house in Agaete’s Old Town. This is a favourite place for people looking for an economic option, but with a lot of charm. It has two terraces with views over the Tamadaba’s cliffs. The rooms at the Manipa Hostel are shared by 6/8 people. All the single beds have a light, a plug for your smartphone and curtains for your privacy. Please notice that Manipa Hostel doesn’t offer breakfast service. 
  • Walking time to Puerto de Las Nieves: 20 minutes
  • Walking time to Agaete Old Town: 0 minutes
  • More information athttp://www.manipahostel.com/en/

Roque Nublo, an ancient sacred rock which has become a part of
the Island Natural World Heritage (Unesco)

Discovery Hiking Week - Agaete

About the Organisers

Committed to make the Discovery Hiking Week a memorable experience on nature

Walk in Gran Canaria is a local travel Agency (Samsara Tours SL) which has provided routes and nature vacations during the last five years.

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Who is Walk in Gran Canaria

Walk in Gran Canaria is a travel agency located in Gran Canaria. Registered name: Samsara Tours SL (Agency Operation Code:I-AV-0000873.3), fully experienced in managing routes in the Canary Islands.

Contact details

Telephone: +34 928 27 30 27
Email: info@walkingrancanaria.com
Address:
C. General Vives 77, 1ºA,
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. 35007
Spain