gran canaria

Deep ravines, enormous cliffs

and aboriginal caves:

the Sacred Mountains of Gran Canaria.

140 km

trail

2.500 m+

50% unpaved
14 hours

145 km

gravel

2.650 m+

50% unpaved
12 hours

130 km

road

3.800 m+

10 hours

Las Palmas is a big city on the beach, suspended between Europe, Africa and South America. It’s lively, dirty, loud, colourful, messy, ugly and lovely. The route leaves the harbour on cycling paths, crossing La Vegueta historic borough and finally exits the urban area on the ocean promenade.

Guayadeque means “peaceful spirit” in Guanche language and It’s exactly the mood you get when entering this huge ravine. At pre-hispanic times it was the most populated area on the islands. It’s notable for the remains of the Guanche culture, his endemic biodiversity and original cave-houses.

The Sacred Mountains are formed of peaks, cliffs and ravines. A scenic landscape vestige of a pre-hispanic culture with thousands of caves, ritual temples and rock art. This cultural landscape has recently been declared UNESCO world heritage.

Tamadaba Natural Park is a pristine pine forest on a huge cliff that plummets to the coastline. During summer 2019 severe wildfires razed a vast area of the beautiful forest. The endemic “Pinus Canariensis” is one of the most fire-resistant conifers in the world and the forest is slowly coming back to life.

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LOGISTICS

Camp: El Bailico (no services), Llanos de la Pez (water, wc, bbq). Never start campfires.

Accommodation: Finca la Isa 25€ Tejeda, Parador 120€ Cruz de Tejeda, Casa Calma 17€ Agaete

Time Mon to Fri Sat Sun
06:00 Fred. Olsen
1h20min – 51€
08:00 Fred. Olsen
1h20min – 51€
08:30 Fred. Olsen
1h20min – 51€
Fred. Olsen
1h20min – 51€
10:00 Fred. Olsen
1h20min – 51€
except Thu
10:30 Fred. Olsen
1h20min – 51€
Fred. Olsen
1h20min – 51€
12:00 Fred. Olsen
1h20min – 51€
12:30 Fred. Olsen
1h20min – 51€
14:00 Fred. Olsen
1h20min – 51€
Fred. Olsen
1h20min – 51€
16:00 Fred. Olsen
1h20min – 51€
Fred. Olsen
1h20min – 51€
Fred. Olsen
1h20min – 51€
18:00 Fred. Olsen
1h20min – 51€
Fred. Olsen
1h20min – 51€
Fred. Olsen
1h20min – 51€
20:00 Fred. Olsen
1h20min – 51€
Fred. Olsen
1h20min – 51€
Fred. Olsen
1h20min – 51€