Central route: The Highest Mountains

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria - Bandama - San Mateo - Pico de las Nieves - Teror

Features

  • Activity duration: 7.5 hours
  • Available languages: Español/English
  • Minimum age: 8 years
  • Use solar protection
  • Transport included
  • Guided visit included

Description

The tour starts at Bandama caldera, placed in the northeastern part of Gran Canaria. The route continues up to the highest mountains of the island: Pico de las Nieves, its height is 1,959 (6,394 ft) above sea level, Roque Nublo, with a height of 80 meters, Cruz de Tejeda, part of the most beautiful villages in Spain and Teror, the village that hosts the Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pino.

Not far from the capital city of Gran Canaria you can find Bandama caldera. It was named after Daniel van Damme, a Flemish trader who lived during the 17th century and bought the surface which covers this caldera to cultivate grapevines. This is the starting point of a tour which also includes the visit to San Mateo, a town which hosts a market where you can find local products. The tour continues up to the mountains until you reach the highest peak of the island: Pico de las Nieves, its height is 1,959 (6,394 ft) above sea level. You can enjoy great views from Bentayga and Roque Nublo viewpoints. The last stop is Teror, where you can have lunch (food not included) and see Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pino church.

Roque Nublo viewpoint is a monolith made of basalt and is also one of the most characteristic symbols of the island. Next step is Bentayga viewpoint, an area that used to be a sacred place for the indigenous people of Gran Canaria. In Cruz de Tejeda, which is part of one of the most beautiful villages in Spain, you can taste typical products, such as cheese, olives and almonds. Here you can also buy local souvenirs. The last step of the tour is Teror, a magical village with cobblestone covered streets. This village was founded in the 15th century and there you can see beautiful balconies with the typical architecture of the Canary Islands and you can also visit the Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pino.

- Important information:

Tour with official local guide!

This tour is held in English and in Spanish consecutively.

This tour does not include the hiking to Roque Nublo.

Maximum 18 people in the group. 

If you are staying in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the guide will contact you and inform you about the closest meeting point.

If you are not staying in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the meeting point is Hotel Parque, next to San Telmo bus station, at 9:40.

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