Gran Canaria’s pristine beaches, warm ocean and stunning climate make it a popular tourist destination. But this island resort has much more to offer than sun and sand. In fact, the island is known locally as the ‘miniature continent’ given its volcanic mountains, forest ravines, nature reserves, stunning villages, and of course, beaches, sand dunes and crystal blue ocean.
If you are looking for more than a beach holiday, make sure to explore hiking, rock climbing, and mountain biking while in the Canary Islands. Due to the island’s volcanic history, the landscape is ideal for mountain sports.
Travel a short distance beyond the main resort and discover a changed landscape. Swap the beaches for rocky mountainsides, green ravines and pine forests. Whether you want to go for a gentle stroll or a strenuous rock climb up a mountain face, the Canary Islands has it all.
Find your way around the island by taking a trip into nature along walking paths or take to the hills on your bike and explore a variety of mountain tracks. Levels, varying from novice to expert, will take you through captivating scenery and to beautiful viewpoints.
Hiking and Rock Climbing
Gran Canaria is covered in walking trails for beginners and experts alike. Get a spectacular view of the island by climbing up to its highest 1,949-metre point. Whether you want to walk up to mountains tops that jut out of the sea, or find a challenging vertical face to climb, you will not be disappointed. If you want to be part of a group expedition, join the Gran Canaria walking festival that takes place annually in October. This fantastic event gives you a chance to explore the island’s great trails with a knowledgeable guide.
From the Radisson Blu Resort, Gran Canaria all of these activities are on your doorstep. Hotel staff will assist you in finding the right activities and level to suit your needs.