Gran Canaria

The Country - a continent in miniature

Gran Canaria lives -  a continent in miniature, with a dramatic variation of terrain, ranging from the green and leafy north to the mountainous interior and desert south. In the centre, the magnificent volcanic mountains look like  the Tibetan highlands.

Gran Canaria is a beautiful natural environment, nearly half of which is protected, but only by walking can you discover the true delights of the islands and its people. Gran Canaria enjoys all year round warmth and sunshine with very little seasonal variation. Summers are hot and dry while winters are just slightly cooler with a few showers which makes for wonderful walking. 

Much of our walking is in the Cumbre, the central mountain range with dramatic landscapes and remote cave villages, as well as in the fertile north, where we venture into deep valleys with lush vegetation. We can discover pine forests, alpine meadows, sub-tropical valleys, mountain peaks and gorges around the Cruz de Tejeda . In spring the flowers are a delight and much of the flora here is only found on the island due to the unique climate.

Superb Hotel Location

The high central mountains create great regional variation in climate. The northeast regions are generally cooler and wetter than the south and the west. Through experience of this special climate we have located our holidays to offer the best of walking, least time travelling and most opportunity for sunshine and dryness. Our 4* hotel is located in a prime locationThe majority of the roads on Gran Canaria are bendy with long ascents and descents which is why we stay as close to the mountains as possible to save long, arduous journeys from the coast each day.


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You matter to us & we promise to provide you with a superb walking & social holiday, tailored specifically to your needs. We provide walking holidays for walkers & as walkers ourselves, we appreciate & understand the requirements of a walking holiday.

What Others Said...

November 2013 Cathar Country Sorry it has taken me a while to write to tell you how much I enjoyed my holiday. The hotel was nice, the food excellent and the chef happy to provide an alternative to mushroom sauce for me. As a point of info, and not a problem, there are no tea-making facilities in the rooms but Olivier provided me with a kettle and cup and saucer when asked about this and I was able to keep milk in the fridge in my room (not a mini-bar). So was able to make a welcome cup of tea on our return in the afternoons. Chris is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide and leader and was able to be flexible so that we maximised our exploration of the area despite the couple of wet days. We really got to see the area and learnt a lot about it in our week's break. I will certainly be recommending this to friends and look forward to my next Secret Hills holiday.

Jane Allard