The Tilos de Moya hike is one of the easiest and, at the same time, beautiful to do if you are starting with trekking or traveling with kids. In the following lines we tell you our experience and some suggestions.
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.
Download the track of the hike
In the same way, at the time we made the route, past Santa Cristina, there were some weed areas. That means that the path wasn’t clean at all and took us some time to identify the path. We asked the locals and could go back to Moya town. In the following link we leave you the track of the two routes in case you want to do them and avoid getting lost. Especially the long one, since Los Tilos circular route has no loss.
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.
Where 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.
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!