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
  • 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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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
Bol.com
Netherlands
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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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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2011
  • Wandelgids 5908 Gran Canaria | Kompass
  • Goede Duitstalige wandelgids met heldere beschrijvingen van de wandeltochten. Met hoogteprofiel, kaartje en de benodigde informatie. Die KOMPASS Wanderführer enthalten eine praktische Tourenübersicht mit exakten Wegbeschreibungen und Höhenprofil. Der XXL Kartenausschnitt erleichtert die Planung Ihrer Tour. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Capitool Top 10 Gran Canaria | Unieboek
  • De naam zegt het al: een compacte versie van de veel geprezen Capitool serie. Eigenlijk vergelijkbaar met veel illustraties, veel aandacht voor cultuur en bevolking en hier en daar praktische informatie. Kleine versie, handig in de binnenzak. 128 pagina’s gebonden Geheel in kleur op luxe papier €13;99 bestel Capitool Top 10 Gran Canaria Uit de... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Reisgids Merian live Gran Canaria | Deltas
  • Handzame reisgids voor Gran Canaria De beste adressen voor hotels en ander logies, restaurants, cafés en bars. Hoogtepunten op Gran Canaria die geen enkele bezoeker mag missen. De mooiste uitstappen en wandelingen. Met handige routebeschrijving. Gran Canaria van A tot Z. Klimaattabel. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
Bol.com
Netherlands
eBooks.de
Germany
  • ADAC Reisemagazin Kanarische Inseln als Buch von
  • ADAC Reisemagazin Kanarische Inseln ab 8.95 EURO Jenseits von Afrika. Gran Canaria: Las Palmas, die Inselhauptstadt, zieht Modeliebhaber aus aller Welt an. Feuerteventura: 150 Kilometer Strand - Surfer zeigen die schönsten Stellen entlang der Küste. Lanzarote: Tauchen, Wandern, Entdecken: Ein neuer Blick auf die spannende Vulkaninsel ADAC... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Gran Canaria | Michael Müller Verlag
  • Uitstekende, diepgaande reisgids over Gran Canaria. Met veel achtergrondinformatie en ook praktische zaken als overnachtingen en eet- en drinkgelegenheden. Thematische hoofdstukken over geschiedenis, geologie etc. Let op: Duits! Read more
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Maps

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
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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Gran Canaria
  • Gran Canaria, Las Palmas and the island’s main resorts on a clear and informative, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Berndtson, with both the road map and the street plans indexed and highlighting the island’s 15 top rated sites and other places of interest, as well as providing general tourist information. On one side a map at 1:100,000... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Telde CNIG Topographic Map 1104
  • Telde area of Gran Canaria, map No. 1104 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
  • Gran Canaria K+F Outdoor Map
  • Gran Canaria at 1:50,000 on a sturdy, waterproof and tear-resistant, GPS compatible map from Kümmerly + Frey. The map divides the island north/south, with an overlap between the sides, presenting its topography by contours at 100m intervals and light relief shading, plus colouring for woodlands; boundaries of the protected areas are marked.... Read more
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eBooks.de
Germany
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Gran Canaria | Kümmerly & Frey
  • Die Outdoor Karten von Kümmerly+Frey helfen beim Planen. Und am Ferienort trumpfen sie als stumme Reisebegleiter auf: attraktives Kartenbild, umfassende Regionalabdeckung (eine Karte für eine Ferienregion), informative touristische Inhalte wie z. B. wichtige Wander- und Velowege, Berghütten und Sehenswürdigkeiten. Massstab: 1:50 000. Karte... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Ingenio 25K Gran Canaria CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1107-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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • San Nicolas de Tolentino CNIG Topographic Map 1103
  • San Nicolas de Tolentino area of Gran Canaria, map No. 1103 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... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Teror 25K Gran Canaria CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1104-I
  • 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
  • Puerto Rico CNIG Topographic Map 1106
  • Puerto Rico area of Gran Canaria, map No. 1106 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
  • 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
  • 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
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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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