There are hundreds of different hikes on Gran Canaria. Known well for its micro climates it has been referred to as a continents weather on an island. This means that you could be hiking in dry and baron trails for one minute and over the other side of a mountain you could drop into one of the most tropical places in the world. We know the island well, here are just a few of our favourite hikes.
It would be impossible for us to not include this in our list. Roque Nublo is probably one of the best-known spots on Gran Canaria. Although the hike itself is not that long,when you reach the top is something that attracts thousands there every year. From the top you can see all the peaks of the island and straight down over to Tejeda. If your going to put anything on your social media it will be this.
Playa de Güi Güi
Hands down the best beach in Gran Canaria. Hiking to this sublime place will take you back in time. Based on the tropical west coast of the island Güi Güi Beach is the most difficult to access on the island, this is what makes it so special. The height get started and you walk up the valley on one side of the mountain once you reach the top is the most distinguished halfway point with ridiculous views of the beach. As you come onto the other side of the mountain you drop into one of the most tropical places you will never go to. As you come close to the beach you will see very small dwellings that people of built. It's incredible there's no place like it.
This is an incredible hike that starts in the south of the island. It leads you up a valley which if we have had heavy rainfall you will be able to see multiple waterfalls and various pools. Throughout the hike you can see views of Maspalomas dunes and the ocean. The best bit about this hike is that many of the pools you can swim in and there are multiple cliff jumping spots some up to
15 m in height.
A rather short hike with incredible scenery. Based just off the north of the island on your journey there you will see the highest sea cliffs in Europe. The route takes you on one of the best, highest and scariest roads in Gran canaria. Once your hiking the route wanders through some small villages through and up the valley ending at the Charco Azul (pool) where you will see many locals taking a dip in the fresh waters.