There are many incredible hiking trails in Gran Canaria, even though the island is known as a sun and beach destination. Thanks to the mini guides with video that we have prepared for each trail, you will be able to discover the most authentic side of Gran Canaria on your own. So pay attention to the following routes that we have classified by level of difficulty so that you can choose according to your physical condition or time available. Here we go!
Guide to hiking in Gran Canaria
In the following lines you can see all the articles about hiking in Gran Canaria. We include descriptions, photos and in some cases even a video to give you an idea of what you will find. On the other hand, in the most difficult or hidden ones we will include the option to download the track / map in .gpx format. Some downloads are paid for in order to support this project. Here we explain you how to follow a track with your smartphone or navigator in case this is your first time you here about .gpx format maps.
Best trails in Gran Canaria
If you want to discover some of the most popular hiking routes to get to know the island on your own, we have a special price. You can get the four best-selling trails on the website for €4.99 (3 maps), instead of €5.97. These are the routes included in the top selling pack:
If you want to get them, all you have to do is make your purchase. Then you will receive an email where you can download the files in .gpx format and that’s it! If you want a more complete pack for advanced level, read on to the end of this article.
Below you can check all the hiking routes that we believe are the best to get to know the different landscapes and environments of the island on foot. If you have any questions, leave us a comment at the end of this article. Maybe your question is common to other readers and together we can solve it. Thank you!
✔ Routes for beginners to hiking in Gran Canaria
Then, by clicking on each route you can get all the details you need to do the trail on your own – remember to always be well equipped! Below you will find other walks at more advanced levels.
✔ Intermediate level hiking routes in Gran Canaria
Below, you have all the information about the intermediate level routes that you can do as long as you have experience hiking and are used to doing some physical exercise. Remember that the higher the ascent, the more physical capacity you must have to endure the climb. Look at the details on each cover to make your choice.
✔ Hiking routes in Gran Canaria for advanced levels
Finally, for the more experienced and physically prepared, we leave you with the most difficult hiking routes in Gran Canaria. These routes are somewhat harder than the previous ones, both in terms of the ascent and their length in kilometres. In addition, some of them pass through some more difficult areas along the path. In any case, we have explanatory videos of all these hikes that we are sure will be of great help to you.
Pack 10 intermediate-advanced level hiking routes in Gran Canaria
If you come to Gran Canaria to discover the island hiking and you are in good physical condition, we have the best intermediate – advanced level pack for you. It includes 10 routes around Gran Canaria and we give you a 20% discount. Even if you are an expert hiker, we recommend you to read our recommendations about each trail and area of the island before doing it. The routes included are:
- Barranquillo de Las Ánimas – El Rapador
- Las Nieves – Agaete Valley – Era de Berbique
- Guayadeque ravine
- Montaña Alta – Monte Pavón
- Cruz de Tejeda – Tejeda
- Azuaje ravine
- Tilos de Moya extension
- Way of San Felipe extension
- El Hornillo – El Sao
- Blue Tajinaste
Finally, we leave you below with some articles related to hiking and nature. For example, we talk about Tamadaba Natural Park and explain how to get to some natural monuments such as the famous Las Vacas ravine or the emblematic Roque Bentayga.
Guided hiking tours Gran Canaria
If you prefer to go hiking guided by an official mountain guide, send us an email to [email protected] with the dates, number of people and interests and we will help you discover Gran Canaria with a professional. The price is €59 per person (minimum two people) and includes pick-up at your hotel and civil liability insurance.
Video: hiking trails in Gran Canaria
In the following video we talk about the 12 best trails in Gran Canaria to discover the different landscapes that the island has to offer (you can activate the English subtitles). We mention those that go from less to more difficult, so if you are already experienced, you could skip the first part. Subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don’t miss out on more videos about hiking routes in Gran Canaria, where to eat and more plans around the island.
Guides to Gran Canaria
Finally, if you want to know the best things to see in Gran Canaria to get to know its most authentic side and the restaurants that we locals frequent, take a look at our travel guides section. Here we highlight our Guide to restaurants with more than 80 places to eat. At the same time, if you also like beaches, we suggest our guide to beaches and natural pools with information on more than 80 places to get a tan and take a dip. We also share itineraries and routes to make the most of your holiday depending on the number of days you come, we’ll be happy to help you with your planning and save you valuable time!
5% discount in your travel insurance
Finally, if you are an adventurous traveller, we recommend that you come to the island with travel insurance. As our reader, you get a 5% discount on all policies with IATI, with whom we book every trip.