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Cicerone Guides: Walking on Gran Canaria 45 Day Walks Including Five Days on the GR131 Coast-to-Coast Route

Walking / Outdoor Guide
By: Paddy Dillon(Author)
240 pages, colour photos, colour maps
Publisher: Cicerone Press
Cicerone Guides: Walking on Gran Canaria
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About this book

The guidebook describes 45 day walks across eight areas of Gran Canaria, including Las Palmas in the north to Playa del Ingles in the south. Also included is a five-day coast-to-coast route on the GR131, an island-hopping long-distance trail stretching across all seven of the Canary Islands.

There are walks suitable for those of all abilities, ranging in landscape from coastal clifftops to the dramatic volcanic mountains inland. Walks venture through villages and towns, and up to the summits of the highest peaks on Gran Canaria. Each walk gives information on access (predominantly using the island's good bus services), details of places offering food and drink, and notes on the interesting features passed along the way. The book also provides lots of background information on geology, wildlife, plants and flowers as well as practical information on accommodation, currency and language.

Gran Canaria is a hugely popular holiday destination but despite this it offers many peaceful locations for walkers to explore and some truly beautiful and striking scenery. This collection of walks showcases the island's remarkably varied landscapes – from arid semi-desert to moist laurisilva 'cloud forests' and rugged mountains and coast.


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 Altavista to La Aldea
Walk 16 La Aldea to El Risco
Walk 17 Albercón, Güigüí and Tasártico
Walk 18 Montaña del Viso and La Aldea
Mogán and Las Presas
Walk 19 El Aserrador and El Carrizal
Walk 20 El Aserrador and El Juncal
Walk 21 Presa de las Niñas and Cruz de las Huesitas
Walk 22 Cruz de San Antonio to Las Casillas
Walk 23 Camino de las Presas
Tejeda and La Culata
Walk 24 Tejeda and Cruz de Tejeda
Walk 25 Tejeda and La Culata
Walk 26 Degollada Becerra and La Culata
Walk 27 Roque Nublo from La Goleta
Walk 28 Cruz Grande to Ayacata
Walk 29 Llanos de la Pezand Pico de las Nieves
San Bartolomé – Tunte
Walk 30 Santa Lucía and Pico de las Nieves
Walk 31 San Bartolomé and Cruz Grande
Walk 32 San Bartolomé to Arteara
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
GR131 – Puerto de las Nieves to Maspalomas
Walk 41 GR131 – Puerto de las Nieves to Tamadaba
Walk 42 GR131 – Tamadaba to Cruz de Tejeda
Walk 43 GR131 – Cruz de Tejeda to San Bartolomé
Walk 44 GR131 – San Bartolomé to Ayagaures
Walk 45 GR131 – Ayagaures to Faro de Maspalomas

Appendix A Route summary table
Appendix B Topographical glossary
Appendix C Useful contacts

Customer Reviews


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.

Walking / Outdoor Guide
By: Paddy Dillon(Author)
240 pages, colour photos, colour maps
Publisher: Cicerone Press
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