GENERAL INFORMATION

Hiking on the Continent Island Program

Self Guided Walking trip

Hiking on the Continent Island Program (by Walk in Gran Canaria) is a self guided walking trip that will take you to places of outstanding natural beauty in Gran Canaria

Starting date

You can start any day of the year

Trip Organization

Walk in Gran Canaria will provide you with all its knowledge about the Island and also the logistics required to enjoy this trip

Welcome meeting

On your arrival day, you will meet with a member of Walk in Gran Canaria, who will explain the details of the trip, information about the Island and will give you all the trip documents and the routes' book. He/she will be your contact person while you are in Gran Canaria

Trip Logistics

We will take care of the transportation of your bags, airport transfers, the transfers to and from the routes, the accommodation, picnics, etc.

The routes

The trip includes 5 walking routes. The routes are not complicated, but certain walking experience is required to make this trip

Number of people

This trip is ideal for solo travellers, couples, 3 or 4 people and also for a small group of people

Accommodation

The accommodation is foreseen on three different establishments located in charming villages in Gran Canaria. The villages are located in three different areas of the Island (South East, Centre, North West)

Meal Board

The meal board is bed and breakfast. Also, before departing for the routes, you will receive a picnic for the walk. Dinners are not included since the three villages offer a wide range of local restaurants, which will give you the chance to experience the local food and atmosphere

The trip package

In the price section of this web page you will find detailed information about what is included in the package price. There are two types of packages: "standard" and "plus", depending on the accommodation you chose

Booking your package

You can book your Gran Canaria on foot holidays (by Walk in Gran Canaria) through this web page or via some partner travel agencies in your country. Once you book your package we will ask for your arrival/departure flights in order to arrange the airport transfers

Package payment

We will charge 200€ per person upon registration and the rest 15 days before your arrival

The villages

Three charming villages located in different parts of the Island

Aguimes

Aguimes is a Village located in the southeast of Gran Canaria. It has a charming old town which was once the religious capital of the area.

In the centre of the village stands the Parish Church of San Sebastian, which became the iconic image of the village, with its neoclassical facade. This church is part of Spain’s National Heritage and it holds beautiful religious sculptures of one of the most important Spanish baroque sculptors: Luján Pérez.

Aguimes is also known for the charming colourful houses located in the historic centre, there you will also find some sculptures that tell the history of the village, displayed in a street museum way.

Around the main square you will find some local restaurants and coffee places where you can try local food.

Aguimes is one of the departure points to visit Guayadeque, a huge valley with great importance in terms of geology, nature and history in Gran Canaria.

While you are in this part of Gran Canaria, you might find time to visit Aguimes coast: where you will find a beach loved by the locals: Arinaga. Going for a walk on it’s promenade or enjoying the local fish in one of its restaurants might be worth while you are in this part of the Island.

Tejeda

Tejeda is an isolated village located in the centre of the Biosphere Reserve of Gran Canaria, facing the Island’s west mountain range and with privileged views over the sacred rocks: Roque Nublo and Roque Bentayga.

Tejeda is a member of the most “Beautiful Villages in Spain” as a recognition for its charm and also the beauty of its surroundings.

While in Aguimes the houses are colourful, Tejeda stands sober with white small farmers houses, organised in little hamlets.

Once we reach Cruz de Tejeda, and start descending in the direction of Tejeda we feel that we are entering a “Caldera”, which resulted from the collapsed of a huge volcanic crater. The area was described by the Spanish philosopher Miguel de Unamuno as a “petrified storm, but a storm of fire, of lava, more than of water”.

Tejeda is known for its gastronomy, which uses ingredients produced in the local farms. In february every year Tejeda celebrates the “Almond Blosson Festival”, becoming a mayor attraction for locals and visitors.

Sunsets are beautiful in Tejeda, especially in summer.

Agaete

Charming Agaete will host your last accommodation of the program. After enjoying the mountains for a week you will reach the coast. 

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 the different possibilities the village has to offer.

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). 

The villages gallery

Aguimes, Tejeda, Santa Lucía

accommodation

Hiking on the Continent Island Program

Hotel Rural Los Camellos
Aguimes

Small and charming Rural Hotel located in Aguimes Historic Centre. Local arquitecture. Excellent location to discover the village
Plus

Hotel Villa Aguimes
Aguimes

Hotel Rural Villa de Agüimes is located in a historical building in the village town centre. The hotel was renovated following the canary islands architecture standards
Standard

Hotel Fonda de la Tea
Tejeda

Charming rural hotel located in the centre of Tejeda. Canarian Style architecture. Conveniently located near the main street where all restaurants are located
Plus

Apartamentos La Tea
Tejeda

These are cozy appartments located in Tejeda, near the City Hall, the Church and most coffee shops and restaurants. Breakfast is served at La Tea Hotel
Standard

Hotel Roca Negra & Spa
Agaete

It has a wonderful location. All rooms with ocean view. Very close to the natural swimming pools of Puerto de Las Nieves and to the promenade.
Plus

Hotel Puerto las Nieves
Agaete

It is located in Puerto de las Nieves, close to the fishing harbour and to the promenade where most restaurants are located.
Standard

In 2019 the UNESCO (United Nations) declared the "Risco Caido and the Sacred Rocks" as part of the World Heritage.

how to make a reservation

Hiking on the Continent Island Program
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Make your request

Fill in the Reservation Form you will find on this web page. We will require a contact person name, contact details, number of people, type of package you would like, arrival date…. you can add any further information you wish to submit.

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We confirm the services

Once we receive your request, we will confirm all hotels and services included on the trip and send you a confirmation mail. This services confirmation period might take two or three working days.

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Confirmation email and booking form

Once all services are confirmed, we send you a confirmation mail with a secure link to a booking form where you have to include the names of all people travelling (in case it is more than one) and also the credit card details. You can use any of the mayor credit cards for payment (VISA, Master Card). 

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Deposit payment

Once we receive the booking form, we will charge an amount of 200€/per person as a deposit. At this point, your trip is fully confirmed.

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Full payment

15 days before your arrival we will charge on the credit card the pending amount.

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Cancellation Policy

  • 7 days before the trip: full refund of the amount paid
  • Less than 7 days before the trip: there will be a cancellation penalty of 100€ per person.
  • Cancellation the day before arrival or on the arrival day: there will be a cancellation penalty of 50% of the trip.  
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about walk in gran canaria

Hiking on the Continent Island Program

About Walk in Gran Canaria

We are a local Travel Agency specialised in walking trips.

We love Gran Canaria, we know it very well, and we want to share its beautiful nature, culture, gastronomy and idiosyncracy with people looking for other ways to discover this beatiful island.

Walk in Gran Canaria have a strong commitment with the Island’s sustainable development, and specially with the people living in the rural areas. 

Our social responsability includes reforestation projects, which can already be seen in different parts of Gran Canaria.

We only provide walking programs in Gran Canaria, not in any other parts of the world, which makes us focus in looking for ways to make the best possible programs for travellers.

(From Left to Right) 1. Pedro (Manager. Social Media. He takes many pictures). 2. Rocío (She is a good friend of the team). 3. Juan Vicente (Program logistics. He loves running). 4. Acoidán (Program Logistics. He likes internet things). 5. Bruno (Sales. He bakes wonderful cakes). 6. Laura (Sales. She analyses every single detailÉ). 7. María (Number of things. She took this picture). We all love nature in Gran Canaria.

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Walk in Gran Canaria

Walk in Gran Canaria is a travel agency located in Gran Canaria fully experienced in creating experiences  for hiking lovers. In the last five years we have welcomed many people coming from all over the world to walk in Gran Canaria. A strong sense of sustainability and a full commitment for the development of the rural areas of the Island are part of our goals.

Agency Technical information: Registered name: Samsara Tours SL (Agency Operation Code:I-AV-0000873.3)

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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

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