Gran Canaria’s pristine beaches, warm ocean waters and stunning climate make this island a popular destination. But, the island has much more to offer than sun and sand. In fact, the island is known locally as the ‘miniature continent’ given its volcanic mountains, forests, nature reserves, stunning villages, and, of course, beaches.
If you are looking for more than a beach holiday, make sure to go hiking, rock climbing or mountain biking while in the Canary Islands. Due to the island’s volcanic history, the landscape is ideal for mountain sports. When hiking, the Mirador del Pico de los Pozos de la Nieve and Mirador Caldera de los Marteles are not to be missed.
By traveling a short distance from our hotel, you will quickly discover how fast the landscape can change on the island. The island’s diverse ecosystem allows visitors to easily swap the coast’s sandy beaches for rural rocky mountainsides. Whether you want to go for a leisurely stroll or a strenuous rock climb, the Canary Islands have it all.
Biking TrailsOne of the best ways to get acquainted with the island involves venturing into nature along one of the many walking paths or biking trails. The trails, which vary from novice to expert, meander through captivating scenery and to beautiful viewpoints. There are a variety of mountain trails that intersect at various points across the island, making it easy to hop on any trail and explore the island.
Hiking and Rock ClimbingGran Canaria is covered in walking trails for beginners and experts alike. Those willing to make the trek to the mountain’s 1,949-meter peak will be rewarded with one of the best views on the island. Whether you want to walk up to the different mountains outlooks that jut out of the sea or find a challenging vertical face to climb, you will not be disappointed here. To take part in a group expedition, join the Gran Canaria walking festival that takes place annually in October. This fantastic event offers adventure seekers the chance to explore the island’s great trails with a knowledgeable guide.
At the Radisson Blu Resort, Gran Canaria, our hotel staff can assist you in finding the right activities that suit your level of expertise.