8 days
Luggage transfer

Explore Gran Canaria’s natural wonders on a week-long self-guided hiking adventure

Embark on an extraordinary self-guided hiking journey across the enchanting landscapes of Gran Canaria, where each day offers a new chapter in your story of exploration and adventure. This captivating island beckons you to uncover its rich history and well-kept secrets as you traverse nature trails like the Caldera de Tejeda, Fortaleza de Ansite, Barranco de Agaete, and Azuaje gorges. With luggage transport to make your experience seamless and stress-free, you can focus on the wonder of your surroundings.


  • Roque Nublo and Roque Bentayga: Marvel at the awe-inspiring grandeur of Roque Nublo and Roque Bentayga, two monolithic giants that tower nearly 2000 meters above sea level in the Caldera de Tejeda. They offer unrivaled vistas and a profound connection to the island’s natural beauty.
  • Fortaleza de Ansite: Step back in time as you explore the Fortaleza de Ansite, where the Guanches valiantly defended against the Spanish conquest. Their legacy of resistance and resilience still echoes through the centuries.
  • Barranco de Agaete and Azuaje Gorges: Immerse yourself in the lush landscapes of the Barranco de Agaete and Azuaje gorges. Here, dense reed and willow groves, ferns, laurel trees, and endemic plants create a mesmerizing environment. These nature trails invite you to discover their hidden wonders, ensuring each step is a captivating experience.

As you embark on this week-long adventure, you’ll find yourself exploring an island that boasts an incredible diversity of landscapes. From the rugged peaks and steep valleys to the serene green gorges and ancient historical sites, Gran Canaria has it all.

Each day, the natural wonders of the island unfold before you. The Caldera de Tejeda, a volcanic basin with jagged ridges, stands as a testament to the island’s fiery past. Here, the Roque Nublo and Roque Bentayga rise like sentinels, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the island’s varied terrain.

The Fortaleza de Ansite is a glimpse into the island’s history. As you explore its ruins, you’ll discover the stories of the Guanches who defended their land against Spanish conquistadors, leaving behind an enduring legacy of courage.

The Barranco de Agaete and Azuaje Gorges are a contrast of vibrant greenery amid the arid landscapes. As you venture into these gorges, you’ll be surrounded by lush flora and pristine streams, making it a paradise for nature enthusiasts.

Throughout your self-guided hiking adventure, the convenience of luggage transport ensures a stress-free experience. You can immerse yourself in Gran Canaria’s natural beauty, culture, and history without the burden of heavy bags.

Prepare to create your own masterpiece of adventure and exploration on the captivating island of Gran Canaria. With the added convenience of luggage transport, you can fully immerse yourself in the island’s most beautiful nature trails during your self-guided hiking tour, painting unforgettable memories along the way. This is your opportunity to connect with the heart of Gran Canaria’s natural wonders.


Included Services

  • 7 overnight stays incl. breakfast.
  • Luggage transfer
  • Service hotline
  • Detailed travel documents
  • Welcome briefing
  • Printed maps
  • Flight + public transport
  • Travel insurance
  • Tourist tax, if due

What to bring

Equipment and clothing to bring for Alpine hikes and runs
We’ve compiled a list of essential items you’ll need to take on your adventure in the Great Outdoors. While each trip has its own minimum requirements, we have split the list into “need-to-have” and “nice-to-haves”.

Need to have:

Lightweight, waterproof shell
Sunscreen with a high factor
Smartphone with a relevant trip app and a WhatsApp and code number for your local representative
Survival blanket
Thin hat, cap, and thin gloves (merino or similar)
Daypack for hiking (tours with luggage transport)
Duffel bag or similar (trips with luggage transport) — DO NOT pack in suitcases.
30 L rucksack on trips up to six days (without luggage transport)
40 L rucksack on trips of more than six days (without luggage transport)
Quick-drying inner layer
Shorts (quick drying)
Technical t-shirt (quick drying)
Fleece sweater for cool evenings
A pair of comfortable jogging bottoms or similar for the cabins
Good mountain shoes — trail running shoes or hiking boots
Light towel
Water bottle (1.5 L)
A pair of thick socks or light slippers (you can often borrow a pair in the cabins)
A few energy bars, fruits or similar snacks for the trip
Sheet liner — can also be purchased on-site (only if you are staying in a dormitory)
Small first aid kit
Comped or similar
Sleeping bag (on selected tours)

Nice to have:

Walking poles
Power bank
Sandals for the cabins
Plastic bags to keep things dry


What is your refund and cancellation policy?

If you cancel your tour 60 days or more before the departure date, you will lose your deposit. If you cancel your tour between 60 and 45 days before the departure date, you will lose 50 per cent of the total tour price. If you cancel your tour within 45 days of the departure date, you will lose the full amount. If you fail to turn up on the first day of your tour, Outdoor Europe may not be able to make arrangements for you to join the rest of the tour, and you will lose the full payment. If, for any reason, Outdoor Europe has to cancel your tour, you will be offered an alternative tour or a full refund.

How do I book my tour?

You can book your tour directly on the Outdoor Europe website. Choose the tour from the dropdown menu, select the date you would like to start, and the number of participants in your group. You can either pay a deposit (60 days or more from the start of your tour) or pay the full amount. Click ‘book’ and follow the instructions. Once we have confirmed your payment, you’ll receive your confirmed tour itinerary within 10 days. There may be seasonal variations in the time it takes us to arrange everything. Please note that programmes on the tour pages are only examples — there may be several differences in the final programme you receive.

How do I pay for my tour?

When booking your tour, you can choose to pay by credit/debit card or direct bank transfer. Direct bank transfers will generally take longer to process, while credit and debit card payments are processed instantly. You are, by default, asked to pay a deposit of 25% of the total cost of the tour. If you choose this option, you will be asked to pay the remaining 75% one month before your tour. Please be sure to follow the payment links you receive in your invoice or reminder email, which we will send you when the second payment is due.

Do I get my own room?

This depends on the individual tour and when you book it. When hiking in the Alps, most people stay in dorms or shared rooms as the availability of single, double and family rooms are limited. We can only guarantee your own room on certain tours such as in the Lys and Ayas Valleys — but only if you book in time. If this is your preference, we will do our best to ensure you get your own room, but please expect to spend some nights in shared accommodation if there is limited availability.

Is baggage transfer included with all your Alpine tours?

Unfortunately, we are not able to offer this service with all our packages. Often, the huts or hotels we work with are in locations that can only be reached by foot or helicopter. Indeed, when choosing a tour that includes baggage transport, there may be one or two exceptions depending on the route. This will appear clearly on the tour page and in the program you receive when your booking has been confirmed.

How many days do your tours last?

All our tours include the day of arrival and the day of departure. This means that a six-day tour will include five nights of accommodation, a seven-day tour will include six nights, and so on. On the first day, guests are usually expected to arrive in the afternoon. And the program does not include any activities except for a briefing by our representative on the first evening. On the day of departure, guests are free to decide if they want to leave directly after breakfast or go on a shorter tour before their journey home.

What meals are included in your Alpine adventure tours?

Most of our tours will include Half Board (HB) services, which means breakfast, a three-course dinner, and a light-packed lunch. Please check the individual tour page for details, however, as variations occur with certain tours.

What is a self-guided tour?

We specialize in self-guided tours. These tours are designed for travelers who love the independence of hiking, skiing, or running on their own but want to know that everything else is taken care of. In some cases, we are able to offer luggage transport to lighten your load as you enjoy the Great Outdoors.

Do you offer group tours?

Whether you’re already a group of friends, business colleagues or a sports club looking for an active mountain adventure, we can design and organize your Alpine tour for you. We also offer guided group tours for individual participants on fixed dates.

Can you create a tour just for me and my friends?

Yes, absolutely! Outdoor Europe can design the perfect mountain adventure for you and your friends or colleagues. Whether you want to hike, ski, run, cycle or climb, we have the expertise and experience needed to create a bespoke package for any level of experience or physicality. Please contact us if you would like us to create a customized package for your group.

Are your outdoor adventure tours family-friendly?

There are few better ways to spend time with your children than with an active holiday in the mountains. Sharing a mountain adventure with your child is a memory that will last a lifetime. We try to design child-friendly variations (marked ‘family’) of all our Alpine tours. Children can hike, ski or bike a lot longer than you might expect, as long as you make it entertaining for them. However, they will respond instantly to the way you behave, so please consider whether you are able to create a safe environment for your children when faced with the many different challenges of an alpine environment.

Do you offer discounts for children?

Yes, we are able to offer a discount for children on most of our tours, provided they are not yet 13 years of age on the first day of the tour. Please see the individual tour page for our child discounts.

Can I travel on my own?

Many single travellers chose Outdoor Europe due to our high level of service and our expertise in self-guided mountain tours. And the safety of one of our representatives will only ever be just a phone call away. However, please expect additional costs, as our prices are based on two persons — the industry standard for outdoor tours of this nature. Private rooms and other services are often more expensive for individual travellers. You can find information about any additional costs for individual travellers on the tour page.

Will I manage?

We are all different. Some of our clients are 70+ and have lived an active lifestyle all their life. Others may be twenty years younger and have barely left their office chair. It is very difficult to judge the physical and mental ability of a person on the basis of a phone conversation. If you are in doubt, each tour is rated for level of physicality, which you can learn more about here. You are of course welcome to call us and we will do our best to advice you. Find your level of physicality here (link to Find your level page).

What if I get lost?

Our local partners know every square inch of this beautiful Alpine region. During the introductory briefing, you will receive an app, physical maps and a phone number to call if you need advice. In some cases, you’ll be able to forward your location to a local guide with the press of a button. This may prove helpful if you become lost.

Do I need travel insurance?

We recommend that you speak to your insurance provider to ensure your existing policy covers mountain-based activities such as hiking, skiing, and mountain biking. Please note that any costs relating to emergency situations and the potential need for evacuation are the sole responsibility of the client.

Will I be able to cope with the physical challenge?

We are all different. Some of our clients are more than 70 years old and have lived an active lifestyle all their life. Others are twenty years younger and have barely left their office chair. It is very difficult to judge the physical and mental capabilities of a person on the basis of a phone conversation. If you are in doubt, each tour is rated for the level of physicality involved, which you can learn more about on our Find Your Level page. You are, of course, welcome to call us, and we will do our best to advise you.

Can I bring my dog?

Enjoying the mountains with your best friend can be a joyful experience, which is why we try to make our tours dog friendly wherever possible. Unfortunately, it is not always possible due to local rules. Selected tours are marked ‘Dog Friendly’ on the tour page. This means that your dog can stay with you in your private room or, in a few cases, the hut will have a separate or external room for dogs. Please refer to the individual tour page for more information.

*This tour is based on a minimum of two participants. Only the services mentioned above are included in the price.
Luggage transfer is only available for two or more participants.

Discover Gran Canaria’s natural wonders on a self-guided week-long hiking adventure with luggage transport. Explore Roque Nublo, Fortaleza de Ansite, Barranco de Agaete, and Azuaje gorges, connecting with the island’s rich history and captivating landscapes. Enjoy the convenience of luggage transport as you hike through beautiful nature trails.


Total distance:  57,5 km
H+:  3045 m
H-:   3129 m
Level: Moderate


Day 1

Pick up on arrival – Airport LPA and transfer to Tejeda, one of the most beautiful villages in Spain located in the heart of the mountains of Gran Canaria. Chek-in at Hotel Fonda de La Tea (or similar). Info meeting (video call) with local agent to introduce the program and facilities.

Hotel Fonda de La Tea


Day 2

Hike from Tejeda to Artenara, two of the most beautiful villages in the Canary Islands, skirting the Caldera de Tejeda and enjoying superb views of Roque Nublo, Roque Bencomo and Pico del Teide on the neighbouring island of Tenerife. Transfer back to Tejeda.

Hotel Fonda de La Tea

  •  11,4 km
  •  683 m
  • 507 m

Day 3

Hike from Tejeda to Roque Nublo, an impressive stone monolith in the very centre of the island. an indescribable panorama spreads over the whole island during the walk through beautiful pine forests. Transfer back to Tejeda.

Hotel Fonda de La Tea

  • 10,4 km
  •  900 m
  •  373 m

Day 4

A circular walk through the famous fortress FORTALEZA DE ANSITE where the Guanches made themselves strong against the advance of the Spanish and offered fierce resistance. Walk in the sunny southern gorges until Santa Lucía de Tirajana. Transfer back to Tejeda.

Hotel Fonda de La Tea

  •  10,5 km
  •  298 m
  • 298 m

Day 5

After a short transfer to El Juncalillo, a small village in the northwestern peaks, the trail heads towards the coast through breathtaking ravines. The imposing BARRANCO DE AGAETE is the starting point of a permanent descent that ends at the Hacienda de Las Longueras, an old mansion in a spectacular colonial style.

Hacienda de Las Longueras

  •   15,6 km
  •  585 m
  • 1372 m

Day 6

After the 4th walk, a break is needed. An excellent opportunity to visit the
PLATINIUM Coffee plantation and the surrounding valley where it is located. Or take a walk to harbor Puerto de Agaete (4 km away) to enjoy a sunny day at the beach.

Hacienda de Las Longueras


Day 7

The last walk takes us into one of the lushest and most forested areas of Gran Canaria: the BARRANCO DE AZUAJE ravine. From Firgas, known for its mineral water springs, the trail enters the Azuaje nature reserve, in an environment populated by dense reed and willow groves but also covered with ferns and laurel trees as well as other endemic plants. The path ascends the ravine on the left side, descending it on the right and cross the beautiful Paseo de Gran Canaria, on their way back to Firgas.

Hacienda de Las Longueras

  • 9,6 km
  • 579 m
  • 579 m

Day 8: Departure

Transfer to the airport for departure.

Do you like this tour?

Share it with your friends

Tour Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Leave a Review