Hiking tours on Gran Canaria an experience not to be missed
Hiking tours on Gran Canaria | an experience not to be missed
A mixture of landscapes and climates have earnt Gran Canaria the epithet of “the minature continent” and provide hikers with a unique hiking playground. Hiking along its many hiking paths is undoubtedly one of the best ways to see the island up close and to discover its natural and cultural treasures hidden amongst its 32 protected areas.
Relief and Climate
Gran Canaria, it can be said, is like a bicycle wheel. Its highest point, the Pico de las Nieves centered in the middle of the island, is the hub and the valleys and gorges radiate out from there to the coast, which serves as the bicycle rim. The island is the result of volcanic activity and over time has been eroded, leaving behind deep depressions and massive gorges.
The dry, arid and rugged environment of the south is in stark contrast to the lush green of the gently sloping north. The mountain range which divides the island prevents the prevailing northerly wind from carrying its moisture laden clouds to the south. You can experience all three of Gran Canaira’s major micro-climates in one day: the Humid Island in the North-East; the Dry Island in the South-West; and the Highland environment which is found above 1500m.
Free Motion’s professional and experienced guides will take you hiking where the masses won’t be found. They’ll not only show you the way, but also share with you interesting facts about the island’s fauna and flora and the island’s rich cultural history.