We will head straight to the mountains and the first stop will be the famous rock formation Roque Nublo where you can breathe in the fresh air and feast your eyes with the amazing views as we walk through the forest to the rock itself. Next stop is the highest point of the island Pico de las Nieves at 1949m altitude. On a clear day from here you get to see mount Teide (highest peak in Spain, 3718m) from the neighbour island of Tenerife. We will descend to Cruz de Tejeda where you get to taste some of the gold medal awarded cheese at the ¨World cheese awards¨. We then go to Artenara where you get to see the ancient caves and the specific cave houses of this area and visit the cave house museum where you learn all about traditional life style. Depending on how much time is left, next stops will be Teror, Firgas, Arucas where we visit the local markets (Sundays), talk to the craftsmen and learn their techniques, and enjoy the beautiful well preserved architecture of the houses and churches. As we make our way back to the starting point we will go through the city of Las Palmas, the main city of the island, home of over 300 000 people.
For over 5 years I have been helping people create everlasting memories on tours around Gran Canaria. My passion for this island, life style and people who inhabit it made me the most demanded guide by the tour agencies. This encouraged me to start my own project which goes beyond the typical experiences. It is a private and personalized journey to a less known part of the island: the mountains and the old traditional villages.My experience allows me to provide a great service by taking people to the local markets where they meet the local craftsmen who give a new life and meaning to the volcanic rock, taste traditional and famous delicacies such as gold medal awarded cheese at the ¨World cheese awards¨. As this is a private tour people will blend in and easily assimilate and merge with the surroundings.
Water will be available beside other beverages at your choice.
We will travel in a 5 seats modern, compact executive car, with air conditioning, bluetooth, USB ports and charging ports for…
We will take pictures of the amazing landscape at Roque Nublo and Pico de las Nieves from a different perspective as I also am a passionate photographer. When we get to Artenara we will have lunch at my favourite restaurant which beside the authentic local food provides you with breathtaking views of the mountains. In Teror, Firgas, Arucas we visit the local markets, talk to the craftsmen and learn their techniques.
If you are arriving by a cruise ship and only stay for the day, no worries. You will have enough time to enjoy our journey and get back in time. If you are prone to motion sickness the route can be adapted for you. Please advise in advance should this be the case.
Journey into the heart of Gran Canaria