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

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • Walking on Gran Canaria
  • Walking on Gran Canaria describes 45 day walks in eight areas of the island. A long-distance coast-to-coast route on the GR131 is included, and shorter walks can be linked to form longer itineraries. Gran Canaria, one of the larger Canary Islands is a hugely popular spot for tourists, but offers many peaceful, rural areas perfect for walking. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2013
  • Gran Canaria Walking Guide
  • 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... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2013
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
  • Wandelgids Walking on Gran Canaria | Cicerone
  • Uitgebreide wandelgids van dit deel van Gran Canaria: goede beschrijvingen, veel keuze, kaarten wat minder goed. This guidebook to walking on Gran Canaria is the fourth of a series of five to the Canary Islands in the Atlantic. It offers 45 walks, including a five-day coast-to-coast route on the GR131 - an island-hopping trek over all seven... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Gran Canaria: Car Tours and Walks
  • 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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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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • La Palma - German Text
  • This Rother Walking Guide to La Palma (ALL TEXT IS IN GERMAN), presents the hiker with 64 varied and entertaining tour suggestions incorporating every region on the island - the guide includes 112 colour photos and colour hiking maps at 1:50.000 or 1:100,000 scale, and an overview map for general planning at 1:250,000. From physically demanding... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids La Palma | Rother
  • Uitstekende wandelgids met een groot aantal dagtochten in dal en hooggebergte. Met praktische informatie en beperkt kaartmateriaal! Wandelingen in verschillende zwaarte weergegeven in rood/blauw/zwart. Das Standardwerk – 69 ausgewählte Wanderungen an den Küsten und in den Bergen der »Isla Bonita« La Palma, die grünste Insel der Kanaren, wartet... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Gran Canaria Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map
  • 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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Bol.com
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Tour & Trail Gran Canaria | Discovery Walking
  • Goede, scheur- en watervaste, wandelkaart van Gran Canaria. Gran Canaria Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map covers the whole island at 50,000 scale in a double sided map sheet of North and South with a generous overlap common to both North and South map sheets. Water-proof, split-proof, tear-proof, adventure-proof. Gran Canaria Tour & Trail... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • 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
2017
  • Wandelgids Gran Canaria | 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. Gran Canaria genießt nicht nur einen hervorragenden Ruf als Strand- und Sonnenparadies, es darf auch als eine der vielseitigsten Wanderinseln des... Read more
eBooks.de
Germany
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Gran Canaria | Marco Polo
  • Handige en overzichtelijke, kleine reisgids voor een eerste kennismaking met de vakantiebestemming. Globale uitklapkaart achterin, makkelijk binnenzakformaat Kompakte Informationen, Insider-Tipps, Erlebnistouren und digitale Extras: Entdecken Sie mit MARCO POLO Gran Canaria intensiv von den Stränden um Playa del Inglés bis zur größten Stadt auf... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids Tenerife - Teneriffa | Rother
  • Goede - Duitstalige - wandelgids met veel dagtochten verspreid over het gebied. Beschrijvingen zijn voldoende en praktische informatie is handig. Kaartjes beperkt. Teneriffa darf als das vielseitigste Wanderparadies der Kanarischen Inseln bezeichnet werden. Auf der »Insel der Glückseligen« erhebt sich nicht nur der Pico del Teide, der mit 3718... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids Wanderfüher Gran Canaria | Dumont
  • Duitstalige wandelgids met goede beschrijvingen van de tochten over Gran Canaria, schetsmatige maar wel overzichtelijke kaarten en heel wat praktische informatie per wandeling. Gran Canaria ist ein landschaftlich abwechslungsreiches und vielfältiges Ganzjahres-Wanderziel. In der Inselmitte geht es auf den Schneegipfel Pico de las Nieves, über... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2012
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eBooks.de
Germany
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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • 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. La Gomera darf als das wildeste Eiland des Kanarischen Archipels bezeichnet werden. Vom zentralen Hochland der fast 1500 Meter hohen Insel winden sich... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Gran Canaria Marco Polo Holiday Map
  • Gran Canaria Holiday Map at 1:100,000 from Marco Polo Travel Publishing, waterproof, tear-resistant and in a handy pocket format, with highlighting for places of interest and scenic routes, street plans of Las Palmas and Maspalomas/Playa del Inglés/San Agustín, a distance table and traffic regulations, etc. Topography is presented by relief... Read more
Stanfords
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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
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
Stanfords
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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Las Palmas de Gran Canaria CNIG Topographic Map 1098
  • Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, map No. 1098 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
Stanfords
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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • Topographic mapping of the Canary Islands at 1:50,000 from the Centro Geográfico del Ejército, Spain’s military survey organization. Relief is shown by contours at 20-metre intervals with spot heights and colouring for different types of vegetation. The maps carry all the usual information shown on a topographic survey at this scale: detailed... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Ingenio CNIG Topographic Map 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Galdar 25K Gran Canaria CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1098-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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Vega de San Mateo 25K Gran Canaria CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1104-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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Gran Canaria F&B
  • Gran Canaria at 1:50,000 on a GPS-compatible road map from Freytag & Berndt prominently highlighting the island’s main places of interest described in a multilingual booklet attached to the map cover. Many place names are in larger size print than found on most maps of the island.Gran Canaria’s landscape is presented by contours and relief... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Playa del Ingles CNIG Topographic Map 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • El Risco 25K Gran Canaria CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1103-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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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Gran Canaria: Island of Contrasts
  • Explore the contrasts of Gran Canaria on this wonderful self guided walking holiday. Often referred to as a continent in miniature, the Canary Island of Gran Canaria offers a unique walking experience, from the rugged coastline broken up with sandy beaches and whitewashed villages, to lush forests, tropical plantations and arid volcanic... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
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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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 Galdar opeens kleur in het landschap. Aan het einde van de snelweg wacht een waar wonder: het... Read more
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