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Cicerone Guides: Walking on Gran Canaria: Day Routes and from Coast to Coast

Walking / Outdoor Guide
45 routes with detailed contour mapping and breathtaking photography*full background information and practicalities on Gran Canaria*the fourth in a five-book series to the Canary Islands

Series: Cicerone Guides: Canary Islands Volume: 4

By: Paddy Dillon (Author)

240 pages, colour photos, colour maps

Cicerone Press

Paperback | Oct 2013 | Edition: 2 | #217679 | ISBN-13: 9781852846022
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NHBS Price: £14.95 $18/€17 approx

About this book

Walking guide to Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands, describing 45 day walks and sections of the new, waymarked, long-distance trail GR131. The fourth in a comprehensive five-book series covering all the Canaries, it includes from Las Palmas in the north to the southern Playa del Ingles, with the stunning volcanic hill-country in between, all illustrated with detailed contour maps. The guide has walks suitable for those of all abilities, the dramatic landscape little known outside of the Canaries, but offering an ideal winter walking destination featuring rocky treks and mountain paths, clifftop and beachfront walks and forest trails through varied, breathtaking scenery. The guide provides lots of background information on geology, wildlife, plants and flowers as well as practical information on accommodation, currency and language.


National parks
The Fortunate Isles
Getting there
When to go
Health and safety
Food and drink
Walking on Gran Canaria
Getting there
Getting around
What to take
Waymarking and access
Food and drink
Tourist information offices
Using this guide

Santa Brígida and San Mateo
Walk 1 Las Palmas to Santa Brígida
Walk 2 Las Meleguinas to Las Lagunetas
Walk 3 Las Lagunetas and Cruz de Tejeda
Walk 4 Santa Brígida to Teror
Walk 5 San Mateo to Teror
Walk 6 Pico de Bandama and Caldera de Bandama

Valleseco and Teror
Walk 7 Cruz de Tejeda to Teror
Walk 8 Cruz de Tejeda to Valleseco
Walk 9 Cruz de La Laguna and Valsendero
Walk 10 Cruz de La Laguna and Las Madres

Artenara and Tamadaba
Walk 11 Moriscos to Santa María de Guía
Walk 12 Artenara to Tamadaba
Walk 13 San Pedro and Tamadaba
Walk 14 Artenara and Vega de Acusa

La Aldea
Walk 15 Pista de Tirma
Walk 16 Altavista to La Aldea
Walk 17 La Aldea to El Risco
Walk 18 Albercón, Güigüí and Tasártico
Walk 19 Montaña del Viso and La Aldea

Mogán and Las Presas
Walk 20 El Aserrador and El Carrizal
Walk 21 El Aserrador and El Juncal
Walk 22 Presa de las Niñas and Morillo de San Juan
Walk 23 Cruz de San Antonio to Las Casillas
Walk 24 Camino de las Presas

Tejeda and La Culata
Walk 25 Tejeda and Cruz de Tejeda
Walk 26 Tejeda and La Culata
Walk 27 Degollada Becerra and La Culata
Walk 28 Roque Nublo from La Goleta
Walk 29 Cruz Grande to Ayacata
Walk 30 Llanos de Garañón and Pico de las Nieves

San Bartolomé
Walk 31 Santa Lucía and Pico de las Nieves
Walk 32 San Bartolomé and Cruz Grande
Walk 33 Arteara to Ayagaures
Walk 34 Dunas de Maspalomas

Walk 35 Siete Fuentes to San Mateo
Walk 36 San Mateo to Valsequillo
Walk 37 Valsequillo to Santa Brígida
Walk 38 El Rincón and Cuevas Blancas
Walk 39 Tenteniguada and Caldera de los Marteles
Walk 40 Caldera de los Marteles to Valsequillo

GR 131 – Puerto de las Nieves to Maspalomas
Walk 41 GR 131 – Puerto de las Nieves to Tamadaba
Walk 42 GR 131 – Tamadaba to Cruz de Tejeda
Walk 43 GR 131 – Cruz de Tejeda to San Bartolomé
Walk 44 GR 131 – San Bartolomé to Ayagaures
Walk 45 GR 131 – Ayagaures to Faro de Maspalomas
Appendix A Route summary table
Appendix B Topographical glossary
Appendix C Useful contacts

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Paddy Dillon is a prolific walker and guidebook writer with over 50 books to his name. He has walked extensively around all the Canary Islands, covering day as well as long-distance walks. Paddy has led guided walking holidays and has also walked in Nepal, Tibet and the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the US. He is a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild.

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