Gran Canaria Walking Festival

22 / OCT / ROUTE 4

WALKING AMONG SPRINGS

SUNDAY

22 OCTOBER

WALKING AMONG SPRINGS

Come with us on an amazing journey through the impressive landscapes of the highest points of Gran Canaria. This moderately difficult route promises fascinating panoramic views, unique natural discoveries and a relaxing stop at Las Calas Rural Hotel. An exciting adventure awaits you!
The last route in this edition will take you along paths crossing the middle of the island and the surroundings of San Mateo. You start at Las Lagunetas with delightful views of La Siberia. You can enjoy the panoramic views at Hoya del Gamonal and begin the charming Siete Fuentes path. Passing La Lechucilla Dam, you enjoy the views from Lomo de Los Ingleses before arriving at Las Calas Rural Hotel, where you can have a quiet lunch. It is a moderately difficult route in fascinating natural surroundings, venturing into a lush landscape and discovering natural beauty every step of the way!

TECHNICAL DATA


PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY

Medium

TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY:

Medium-Low

TRAIL TYPE:

One Way

DISTANCE:

10.6 km

DURATION:

5:30 Hours

CUMULATIVE ELEVATION GAIN:

556 metres

CUMULATIVE ELEVATION LOSS:

751 metres

Track

Google Maps

ELEVATION PROFILE


27  %
tramo urbano - urban section - STADTGEBIET
13  %
pista forestal - forest track -FORSTWEGE
60  %
sendero - path - WANDERWEGE
THIS ROUTE INCLUDES:
  • Civil liability insurance
  • Accident insurance
  • Picnic
  • Guided route and interpreter of the natural, ethnographic and cultural values of the island
  • Transport to and from the start and end points of the route (from Las Palmas G.C or Playa del Inglés)
  • Specialised guided tours in several languages
  • Snack-type lunch

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The route begins with a continuous ascent of 350 metres over a 6-kilometre stretch. At the end of this stage, you will find an ideal place to rest and recover your energy. The path then continues with a continuous descent, going down 565 metres along a 4.7-kilometre stretch. It should be pointed out that, except for a very steep section of no more than 50 metres, there are no significant technical challenges on the path.

Finally, as on all routes, you must carry at least 2 litres of water, sun protection and a hat, as well as being alert to the forecast weather conditions so you can have waterproof clothing available if necessary.

Children aged 16 and above can follow the route, accompanied by an adult. The time needed for each walk should be taken into account before deciding whether to follow it.

You are also reminded of your commitment to follow the indications and recommendations of guides at all times.

INTERESTING SPOTS

Las Lagunetas - Cueva Grande - Hoya del Gamonal - Camaretas - Lomo de los Ingleses - Las Calas Rural Hotel
La Mina Ravine
This impressive ravine is a very popular destination for hikers and lovers of canyoning on Gran Canaria. Its steep walls and continuous flow of water, especially in the rainy season, create a landscape of wild beauty that delights visitors.
Siete Fuentes springs
This section takes hikers through a variety of landscapes, from valleys and ravines to wooded areas, offering a glimpse of the island's biodiversity. The name "Siete Fuentes" comes from the many springs found along this traditional path. Each spring provides a quiet place to rest, cool off, and enjoy the beauty of the surroundings.
Hoya del Gamonal
A broad valley surrounded by high mountains, its fertile soil allows a rich variety of plants to flourish. La Hoya del Gamonal is an important place for hikers and nature lovers because it offers beautiful views.
Lomo de Los Ingleses
This is a former camp site used by British tourists in the 1960s and 1970s, hence its name. Located in the centre of the island, Llano de Los Ingleses is known for its peace and magnificent panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.
Hotel Rural Las Calas
A house that dates back to 1800, with an avant-garde and contemporary design, with a warm and inviting atmosphere. A perfect fusion of stone and wood with ethnic touches from distant cultures such as that of the Arabs. Located in a natural setting surrounded by a forest, orchard and a magnificent garden.
PICK-UP

TIME

MEETING POINT

07:30 h

Alfredo Kraus Auditorium- Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

07:00 h

Tourist information Office, next to the CC Yumbo Centrum- Playa del Inglés

Arrival

TIME

MEETING POINT

18:30 h

Alfredo Kraus Auditorium- Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

19:00 h

Tourist information Office, next to the CC Yumbo Centrum- Playa del Inglés

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