Summer Hiking with Free Motion
Summer Hiking | with Free Motion
The landscape and climate assets that have earned the nickname of “continent in miniature” make Gran Canaria a real paradise for nature lovers, especially for trekkers. This is undoubtedly the ideal way of discovering the natural and historic treasures hidden within the island’s 32 protected natural areas, trekking the extensive network of trails.
Relief and Climate
The island is almost circular in shape, with the highest point sited right in the middle of the island. This has led to its characteristic cone-shaped relief, criss-crossed by deep gorges fanning out from the centre, and large depressions caused by volcanic activity or erosion; the calderas. Nevertheless, there are major geo-morphological differences between the gentle north-easterly relief and the rugged terrain of the south west.
Its legendary climate really is extremely mild and, depending on where you are and the altitude, you could experience any one of the different micro-climates that divide the island into three bio-climatic districts: the N.E., the Canary Island Trade Winds or Humid Island, the Xero-Canary Island district, or Dry Island in the S.W. and, above 1500 metres, the Highlands.
Free Motion professional and experienced guides will take you away from the noisy tourist areas and show you the interesting details and facts about what you will come across on your way about the flowers, trees and cactus plants of this most beautiful of islands.