The go-to Gran Canaria travel guide for discovering the best walks and car tours.
Strap on your boots and discover Gran Canaria on foot with the Sunflower Gran Canaria travel guide. And on the days when your feet may have had enough, enjoy some spectacular scenery on one of our legendary car tours.
The Sunflower Gran Canaria guide is indispensable for hiking in Gran Canaria or seeing Gran Canaria by car. For many years Gran Canaria was the most underrated of the Canary Islands among countryside enthusiasts, but with the restoration of the old trails (the so-called 'Kings' Highways'), the island has been truly 'discovered' by walkers. There's more than a month's walking in this guide to show you why!
The island is often referred to as a 'continent in miniature'. If you travel across Gran Canaria by car or on foot you'll see why for yourself!
From the hub of the cumbre, the island's great saddle, ravines are born and fan out seaward like spokes on a wheel, gouging enormous valleys in their wake. Between them there are magnificent barrancos (ravines). Each has its own little secret to share.
In the Barranco de los Cernicalos there are knee-deep grasses and a chuckling stream; the Barranco de la Aldea hides an emerald-green reservoir; the Barranco de Guigui opens out to an incomparable beach. These are but a few of the island's breathtaking ravines... and this is only the start of what you will find when out walking in Gran Canaria.
The best months for walking on Gran Canaria are October to June (for the wild flowers, foliage and freshness in the air) but, increasingly, hikers are exploring all the Canary Islands on foot in summer as well.
Inside the Sunflower Gran Canaria guide book you'll find:
60 long and short walks - more than a month's walking
1:50,000 topo maps, including all the latest officially waymarked trails
6 car tours, highlighting access to all the walks en route
fold-out touring map with walk locations - ideal for planning
plans of Las Palmas, Maspalomas, Playa del Ingles
12 picnic suggestions - short walks and leg stretchers
timetables for local transport
online update service - the latest news available to the publisher
This guide is part of the Landscapes Series, with 50 destinations - dubbed 'the blue Bibles' by the Sunday Times and chosen by readers of Which? as one of the four top travel guide series (from a field of 18).
Whatever your age or ability, whether you tour the island on foot or by car, we've got some glorious walks and car tours to ensure you have a memorable Gran Canaria holiday. We look forward to showing you around.
Publisher: Sunflower Books
Number of pages: 160
Dimensions: 210 x 115 mm
Edition: 8th Revised edition