Gran Canaria, Canarias

Description

Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is the third largest of Canary Islands, and is synonym to beach holidays. The shape is that of an orange with a very eroded and rugged interior. The mountains reach 1.949 metres, and here shrub and some forests enliven the otherwise rather bare and arid mountain slopes. The valleys are usually inhabited and cultivated.

The island has no great importance for hiking. The terrain is difficult. There are no obvious volcanic features, although the island is of course entirely of volcanic origin like all of the Canaries. Organised hiking is done on the island, and small trails have been marked. For those who have time and patience, interesting routes must be possible. Much of the island is protected. Especially the western part of Gran Canaria offers interesting natural and rural values.

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Map

Hiking Trails Map Spain Islas Canarias

Books

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2019
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United Kingdom
2019
  • Trekking in the Canary Islands: The GR131 island-hopping route
  • This guidebook provides a comprehensive and detailed description of the GR131, an island-hopping trail across the seven Canary Islands. The 560km (348 mile) route begins on Lanzarote and finishes on El Hierro and is presented in 32 daily stages. The route is well waymarked but some navigational skills are required, and the remote and occasional... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
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United Kingdom
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United Kingdom
  • Gran Canaria
  • Gran Canaria not only enjoys a fabulous reputation as a paradise of sunshine and beaches; it can also be described as one of the most versatile hiking islands of the Canary Archipelago. Connoisseurs praise it as a miniature continent because of its diversity of landscapes: shimmering dunes in contrast with luscious subtropical valleys, deep... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2020
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United Kingdom
2020
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2020
  • Wandelgids Walking on Gran Canaria | Cicerone
  • Guidebook describing 45 day walks on Gran Canaria, generally averaging 10 to 12km each. A long-distance coast-to-coast route on the GR131 is included, and shorter walks can be linked to form longer itineraries. One of the larger Canary Islands, Gran Canaria is a popular destination but offers many peaceful, rural areas perfect for walking. Read more
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United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Gran Canaria Marco Polo Spiral Guide
  • Gran Canaria in the Marco Polo Spiral Guides series is a practical guide presenting the most important things to see and do in the island in a nutshell, and aimed at travellers who don’t have a lot of time to prepare and research for a trip. The guide highlights the top 10 sights, suggests tours and great ideas for exciting days out, and... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids ANWB extra Gran Canaria | ANWB Media
  • ANWB Extra Gran Canaria beschrijft 15 hoogtepunten: dé plekken die je moet bezoeken om de stad optimaal te beleven. De belangrijkste bezienswaardigheden maar ook suggesties voor unieke ervaringen en ontdekkingen. Op de grote uitneembare kaart staan naast de 15 hoogtepunten ook de bezienswaardigheden, hotels, restaurants en uitgaansgelegenheden... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids Wanderfüher Gran Canaria | Dumont
  • Gran Canaria ist ein landschaftlich abwechslungsreiches und vielfältiges Ganzjahres-Wanderziel. In der Inselmitte geht es auf den Schneegipfel Pico de las Nieves, über Pilgerwege, Forstpisten und wieder hergestellte ",Königswege",, über steile Klippen, durch Täler und Schluchten bis zu den Dünenlandschaften im Süden der Insel.... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2020
  • Wandelgids Tenerife - Teneriffa | Rother
  • Goede - Duitstalige - wandelgids met veel dagtochten verspreid over het gebied. Beschrijvingen zijn voldoende en praktische informatie is handig. Kaartjes beperkt. 73 Höhenprofile, 70 Wanderkärtchen im Maßstab 1:50.000 und 1:75.000, vier Übersichtskarten im Maßstab 1:400.000 70 ausgewählte Wanderungen an den Küsten und in den Bergen der... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Top 10 Gran Canaria
  • True to its name, this Gran Canaria travel guide covers all the island's major sights and attractions in easy-to-use top 10 lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you.This newly updated pocket travel guide for Gran Canaria will lead you straight to the best attractions this location has to offer, from hiking to national parks to... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Top 10 Gran Canaria
  • True to its name, this Gran Canaria travel guide covers all the island's major sights and attractions in easy-to-use top 10 lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you.This newly updated pocket travel guide for Gran Canaria will lead you straight to the best attractions this location has to offer, from hiking to national parks to... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Wat & Hoe Stad & Streek Gran Canaria | Kosmos
  • Wat & Hoe Stad & Streek Gran Canaria is de reisgids voor een actieve en culturele vakantie. Deze gids bevat uitgebreide plattegronden, kaarten en verrassende wandeltochten. De gids is erg praktisch in gebruik door de duidelijke indeling op kleur. Gran Canaria is een populaire bestemming voor wie op zoek is naar zon, zee en zand, maar het eiland... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Gran Canaria Sunflower Landscape Guide
  • Gran Canaria in the Sunflower Landscapes guide series; exploring the best walking and touring possibilities in the region or area. Detailed information about touring by hired car or public transport, as well as on foot, is provided, helping walkers to navigate and plan day-trips. Shorter strolls are also included as an alternative for each main... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids Gran Canaria | Sunflower books
  • Wandelgids: vele dagtochten worden degelijk beschreven met openbaar vervoer informatie, goede routebeschrijvingen en kaartmateriaal. Tevens enkele autotochten. Deze gids staat goed bekend! Engelstalig, want nederlandstalige is uitverkocht en niet meer leverbaar. 4 car tours, 50 long and short walks, 30 picnic suggestions 136 pages + touring... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2020
  • Wandelgids La Gomera | Rother
  • Duitstalige wandelgids met zeer goed beschreven wandelingen in de genomede gebieden. Redelijk kaartmateriaal, vooral de beschrijving van de route en de praktische info die er bij hoort is goed. 50 ausgewählte Wanderungen an den Küsten und in den Bergen der wildesten der Kanarischen Inseln La Gomera darf als das wildeste Eiland des Kanarischen... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Gran Canaria Marco Polo Pocket Guide
  • Marco Polo Gran Canaria: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips! Fully revised and updated for 2016. Now with new Discovery Tours chapter. Most travellers want to have fun and feel relaxed from the moment they arrive at their holiday destination - that's what Marco Polo Guides are all about. This new series will appeal to all types of travellers,... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Gran Canaria Marco Polo Pocket Guide
  • Marco Polo Gran Canaria: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips! Fully revised and updated for 2016. Now with new Discovery Tours chapter. Most travellers want to have fun and feel relaxed from the moment they arrive at their holiday destination - that's what Marco Polo Guides are all about. This new series will appeal to all types of travellers,... Read more
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Netherlands
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Tour & Trail Gran Canaria | Discovery Walking
  • Water-proof, split-proof, tear-proof, adventure-proof. Gran Canaria Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map is simply the toughest, most accurate, easy to read, easy to use map of the island you can buy at any price. David & Ros Brawn have partnered with Gran Canaria`s hiking experts `Rambling Roger`, Isabelle and Dane; five researchers with mapping gps... Read more
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Maps

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  • Gran Canaria K+F Outdoor Map
  • Gran Canaria at 1:50,000 on a sturdy, waterproof and tear-resistant, GPS compatible map from Kümmerly + Frey. The map divides the island north/south, with an overlap between the sides, presenting its topography by contours at 100m intervals and light relief shading, plus colouring for woodlands; boundaries of the protected areas are marked.... Read more
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Netherlands
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United Kingdom
  • Gran Canary Hiking + Leisure Map 1:50 000
  • Gran Canaria at 1:75,000 from Freytag & Berndt on a road map clearly presenting its network of main roads and various places of interest or tourist facilities, whilst also including topographic information and selected hiking routes.The map has contours with relief shading and spot heights to show the island’s topography. Road network includes... Read more
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  • Gran Canaria F&B WKE5
  • Gran Canaria at 1:75,000 from Freytag & Berndt on a road map clearly presenting its network of main roads and various places of interest or tourist facilities, whilst also including topographic information and selected hiking routes.The map has contours with relief shading and spot heights to show the island’s topography. Road network includes... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart WKE5 Gran Canaria | Freytag & Berndt
  • Gran Canaria at 1:75,000 from Freytag & Berndt on a road map clearly presenting its network of main roads and various places of interest or tourist facilities, whilst also including topographic information and selected hiking routes.The map has contours with relief shading and spot heights to show the island’s topography. Road network includes... Read more
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  • Ingenio CNIG Topo 1107
  • Ingenio area of Gran Canaria, map No. 1107 in the topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, Spain’s civilian survey organization. Maps in the MTN50 (Mapa Topográfico Nacional) series begun in late 1990s have contours at 20m intervals enhanced by... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • San Nicolas de Tolentino CNIG Topo 1103-4
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
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  • Playa del Ingles CNIG Topo 1109
  • Playa del Ingles area of Gran Canaria, map No. 1109 in the topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, Spain’s civilian survey organization. Maps in the MTN50 (Mapa Topográfico Nacional) series begun in late 1990s have contours at 20m intervals... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Teror 25K Gran Canaria CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1104-I
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Playa del Ingles CNIG Topographic Map 1109-2
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Telde CNIG Topo 1104
  • Telde area of Gran Canaria, map No. 1104 in the topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, Spain’s civilian survey organization. Maps in the MTN50 (Mapa Topográfico Nacional) series begun in late 1990s have contours at 20m intervals enhanced by... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Puerto Rico CNIG Topo 1106
  • Puerto Rico area of Gran Canaria, map No. 1106 in the topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, Spain’s civilian survey organization. Maps in the MTN50 (Mapa Topográfico Nacional) series begun in late 1990s have contours at 20m intervals enhanced by... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Ingenio 25K Gran Canaria CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1107-II
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 25K CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1098-IV
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • El Tablero 25K Gran Canaria CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1107-III
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Vecindario 25K Gran Canaria CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1107-IV
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
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Walking holidays

Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - Gran Canaria
  • Voor wie La Gomera of La Palma kent, is landen op Gran Canaria even schrikken. Het landschap is dor, de bebouwing is rommelig en de akkers staan vol kasachtige constructies. Na het doorkruisen van de stuitend lelijke noordkust, komt er ter hoogte van Gáldar opeens kleur in het landschap. Aan het einde van de snelweg wacht een waar wonder: het... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Spanje - Gran Canaria
  • Hoge pieken vangen vochtige bewolking van de oceaan en maken hiermee de noordkant van Gran Canaria tot een groene oase. Het vulkanisme heeft op dit eiland een landschap gecreëerd dat vanuit de bergtoppen in het centrum uitwaaiert naar zee en steeds weer opnieuw verrast door zijn verticaliteit en contrasten. Gran Canaria herbergt een zeer grote... Read more
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