The Tilos de Moya hike is one of the easiest and most beautiful to do in Gran Canaria. In the same way, if you are starting with hiking in Gran Canaria or traveling with kids, this hike is suitable for you. In the following lines we tell you our experience and some suggestions. Don’t miss it!
Tilos de Moya hike
The mythical trail of Los Tilos is a 1.8 km circular route that starts next to Los Tilos Restaurant. In this same area there are some parking places. However, you have to arrive soon, since the path is quite crowded and places are limited. The path is quite flat, except for a small initial climb.
A part passes by a secondary road, but it is fenced, so there is no danger. Therefore, it is one of the trails that we recommend to do with children in Gran Canaria. It may take perfectly half an hour to complete the entire tour that ends at the Los Tilos Interpretation Center. The path has no loss and is fully signposted from beginning to end. In addition, along the route there are several benches in case you would like to make a stop to eat.
On the other hand, if your intention is to know Los Tilos and, in addition, you would like to walk more in the area, we suggest you park in the town of Moya and walk along the road till Los Tilos restaurant. Don’t worry, it’s safe and it’s just a few meters towards the beginning of the Los Tilos trail. After doing the circular walk that we mentioned before, you can continue the route to Santa Cristina, in the municipality of Guía.
Later you would have to cross the Moya Ravine until you reach the town again. This addition to the Los Tilos route is recommended only for expert hikers or fit people, since the journey is about 15km per mountain, that is, almost 4 hours of hiking. If you still decide to do this route, take a look at this post about the basic hiking kit that you should take with you.
|Estimated duration||4 h|
Likewise, at the time we made the route, there were some parts where the trail was not very clean (vegetation on the path), which made it difficult for us to identify the trail. We were asking the locals of the scattered houses so as not to make mistakes on the way back to Moya town.
Download the track of the hike
In the following link we leave you the track of the extension route that also passes through Los Tilos de Moya in case you want to do it and avoid getting lost. Especially for the remaining 13 kilometers, since the part of Los Tilos has no loss. If you don’t know how to download the route and follow it from your GPS or smartphone with the Guru Maps app, we’ll explain it to you here. Finally, if you want to support us so that we continue creating content for you about Gran Canaria, we will appreciate if you purchase one of our tracks, either to enjoy incredible routes or as a donation.
Things to do in Moya
Once in the town of Moya, we recommend you to visit the Church of La Candelaria and appreciate the beautiful views from the viewpoint behind it. Likewise, a few steps away is the Tomás Morales House Museum. A renowned canary poet.
Finally, we suggest you take a walk through its pedestrian streets and enjoy the typical biscuits and pastries from Moya (bizcochos and suspiros). In particular, we recommend a visit to Casa Juana. A very authentic place managed by an old lady of the town and her family.
Places to eat in Moya
As we said, when we did the rout we ate at Los Tilos restaurant, but we also recommend you in the town of Moya La Trastienda and almost arriving at the town, Casa Pedro. The 3 are great.
Video Los Tilos de Moya
Below you can have a look at this video of Los Tilos and activate the English subtitles. Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel to enjoy more videos of Gran Canaria.
We hope this route and information is useful for you and that you continue discovering Gran Canaria with us. If you would like more information about the island, be sure to check out our Guides section where you have at your disposal our complete Guide of the island with 35 plans to do in each of the municipalities. You also have there other guides, among which we highlight our specific restaurant guide. Do not miss them by clicking on the following image!