We couldn’t miss in our blog an exclusively dedicated post to the Roque Nublo. This Natural Monument is one of the most representatives icons from the Canary Islands and, of course, from Gran Canaria. It is located in the municipality of Tejeda and it is the second highest place from the island with 1.813 meters high above sea level. Moreover, the Roque Nublo and its surroundings were declared Special Natural Area in 1987.
How to get to Roque Nublo
You should know that it is possible to make different routes on foot to reach the Roque Nublo. Today we will tell you about the shortest way from the main road. First, you can introduce in your navigator “Roque Nublo” and it will takes you to the parking area where the trail starts. The walk is only 1,5 km per way. As it is a rise, let’s say that in about 30 minutes you will reach the top and the same to go down. In case you are going with children or with an older person it could take you more.
You have to add to the trail duration some more time to take pictures and appreciate the awesome views.
On the other hand, it has always been said that the small monument which is next to the Roque Nublo has the shape of a frog. We show it below in order that you can let us know your opinion. What do you think?
It exists another monument which we will find during the way which looks like a friar. In the following picture you can see the friar on the left side and in the background there is the Pico de las Nieves covered by the clouds. The Pico de Las Nieves is the highest mountain from Gran Canaria with 1.949 meters high.
The views from Roque Nublo
At the Nublo and its surroundings you can take incredible pictures. You can see from the top of the trail La Culata and Ayacata villages, the Chira dam and the beloved peak Teide, the highest mountain of Spain (Tenerife). If you want an epic picture, the spot which you can see below is getting famous. If you are afraid of heights and you are a bit clumsy, we do not recommend it, since it is quite dangerous to get there. Please, be careful.
-On weekends and bank holidays try to go early if you would like to find a parking place. This means being there before 11:00 am
–Take enough warm clothing. Due to the heights you can be under cero degrees in winter. The rest of the seasons you can also be around 8-10 degrees.
–Take suitable shoes. The path is not that long, but it is a high slope with pine leaves in some parts.
–You can get there with children. The trail is not that difficult. We show you below a part of it.
Also, we leave you with a picture from what happens to most of the tourists which do not read our advices before visiting the Roque Nublo. They take towels to wrap their selves and wear inadequate shoes and clothes. Please do not do this. It is better that you change your clothes in the car, than to twist one foot or catch a cold.
Souvenirs and local products
Also, another advice is that it is not necessary to bring food or drinks with you. Just before you start the trail you will find a stall where they sell local products and souvenirs. They offer orange juice, coffee, ice creams, sandwiches of cheese or chorizo from Teror or both together.
The Roque Nublo and its surroundings is a must within the things to see in Gran Canaria. We hope that you do not miss it during your holidays and take note from our recommendations.
Roque Nublo video
We have also prepared for you a video of the ascent to Roque Nublo and how it is a sunset here, one of the highest points of Gran Canaria. Remember to activate the subtitles for English. Enjoy!
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