EXCLUSIVE GAY HIKING

Hello dear friends! We at Hiking World Gran Canaria want to show you our island from a perspective that you will never forget; one you don't know yet and which shows you the real Gran Canaria.  Normally, the holiday passes by for all of us with endless days on the beach, delicious food and enjoying the great nightlife.  But stop! There is another side of the island that remains hidden for most tourists, and that is exactly what we want to show you with our exclusive gay hikes.

Did you know that we have one of the last laurel forests in all of Europe on our island? 

Or that there is a mystical valley called the Kestrel Canyon, where not only do we see birds of prey and giant lizards, but there even runs a stream with drinking water? 

Maybe you’ve even heard about the new Netflix series, "The Witcher"... A large part of it was filmed on our island, as on the Roque Nublo.

And that's exactly what we want to show you with our gay travel excursions. Gran Canaria is a hiking paradise, not only due to the great views, which even make us see Tenerife or Fuerteventura with good weather, but also for the richness of our ecosystem. We have so much diversity in our nature, and it’s our passion to show you all about it!

With our gay hiking tours we not only promote fun and wisdom about nature, but we’d also like to use the opportunity in order to create a setting to meet new people. Nowadays, most human contact happens through digital media, which is great, but it also contributes to the loss of interaction, feeling and sensitivity.
And that’s why we came up with our idea! We don’t want people to forget the old ways of engaging with one another. Surprise yourself with a new experience and try it. Life is there to live it, and what would be life without getting to know new people, different cultures and new places?

We would be delighted if you’d join one of our gay hiking tours.

Our Gay hiking tours are available in English and German. 

The price of each gay hiking tour is €65, which includes:

  • Pick-up from your hotel or apartment: The time of pick-up is always between 8:00 and 9:00, depending on where your hotel is located, but we will inform you about the exact time of the pickup.
  • Meals: A wholewheat bread with avocado, salad, tomato, cheese and Serrano ham (on demand, there are vegetarian or vegan options) and water.
  • Hiking poles: Always included, Komperdel hiking poles, Austrian's finest.
  • Cheese & Wine tasting: After our tour, we'll take you to a small and traditional house in Agüimes, where you'll be able to taste two different wines and a few types of Canarian cheese. All of it comes from sustainable agriculture sources and from ecological origin. 

Necessary to bring with you:

Good footwear, with a good profile: Ideally would be hiking shoes, but we know that these sometimes do not fit in our travel suitcase. A good trekking or sport shoe with profile is also possible. Nevertheless, we also offer professional hiking shoes for rent, €4 a pair.

Windbreaker or similar clothing:  normally the temperatures should not be a problem, we usually have 18-22 degrees, but in the mountains, in our "winter" time, sometimes it can rain or become a bit cooler, that's why a coat or jacket is always a good option to bring along.

Backpack: It's important to bring a backpack with you, in order to be able to carry your water, food and everything you want to take with you. Anyways, stuff that isn't necessary can be left in our bus.

 

Kestrel Canyon: From the wild jungle to wine and cheese

Into the lush volcano landscapes to see the fertility of the real Gran Canaria 

Our tour starts in the remote north-east of Gran Canaria.
This volcanic themed location has specific minerals found in the lava which support rare forms of vegetation. A small stream flows down the valley all year around and in the rainy season reforms the landscape and sustains the jungle-like vegetation with the humidity and moisture it needs.

One of the highlights is, of course, the possibility to spot a lot of Kestrels, such as Hawks or Buzzards. This is due to the fact that they have a lot of "food" in that valley, which translates into small rabbits and, their main course, giant canary lizards.

When we reach our picnic spot, if you're not too hungry and are able to share a tiny piece of your sandwich with them, you'll even be able to feed the lizards by hand! 

The tour ends with a visit to the famous village of Agüimes, one of the oldest towns on our island, built over an aboriginal settlement after its conquest in 1491. Here we'll be able to walk through the old town and admire the Church of San Sebastian, built in a Neoclassical style. And of course, we'll finally have our Wine & Cheese tasting. We can't tell too much about either of the products, because they are always different, bringing the best ecological wines and cheeses from all over the island directly to you.

Specifications

  1. 6,5 Km
  2. 250 Hm ascent
  3. 250 Hm descent
  4. Difficulty 1,5
  5. The tour is done every Thursday