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Maspalomas Extreme sports & adrenaline

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Gran Canaria Guided Buggy Tour

1. Gran Canaria Guided Buggy Tour

Discover Gran Canaria from a different perspective on a buggy drive along some of the island's adventurous roads. Marvel at the impressive natural landscapes of Fataga. The guided excursion starts by heading for the Ayagaures Valley. Drive to the Pedro Gonzales viewpoint for panoramic views. Get a breathtaking view of the Ayagaures Valley with its reservoir and surrounding mountains. Continue along unpaved roads to explore more exciting canyons. See the impressive mountains and charming villages in the south of Gran Canaria. Discover reservoirs and the Valley of Fataga. Go to some of the most beautiful observation points on Gran Canaria on an extensive 2-hour buggy ride through the imposing southern half of the island.

Gran Canaria: Off-Road Jeep Safari

2. Gran Canaria: Off-Road Jeep Safari

Enjoy the captivating scenery of Gran Canaria on an off-road jeep adventure. Discover a mix of history and beautiful natural scenery as you explore sights like Salobre, Lake Chira, and Fataga by being driven off the beaten track. Get picked up from your accommodations and go off-road in a jeep from Salobre to Lake Chira. Take in the spectacular views of Roque Noblo as you embark on a thrilling drive. Marvel at the mountains, lakes, and dramatic scenery. Rest up with a coffee break in Tirajana and visit the town's historic church. Drive through the Valley of the Thousand Palms to the captivating village of Fataga. Feel the thrill of driving off-road as you explore Gran Canaria's exceptional natural landscape. Make a final stop at Mirador Las Moscas before benefitting from drop-off back at your hotel.

Gran Canaria: Horse Riding Excursion

3. Gran Canaria: Horse Riding Excursion

Embark on a horseback riding excursion in Gran Canaria for 1 hour or 2 hours, depending on the option selected, with an instructor and all safety gear included. Meet your horse, with companions suitable for all ages and levels of horse riding ability. Upgrade by choosing hotel transfers. Start off by getting acquainted with your surefooted and gentle horses, with companions suitable for all ages and levels of horseriding ability. With your guide, set off on the mountain trails and discover the beautiful and rugged volcanic landscape of Gran Canaria. See tropical plantations, the sight of large sand dunes in the distance, and admire the vista of Maspalomas Beach. Arrive back at the ranch, where you can purchase a refreshing drink and some snacks. Feel free to visit the farm animals who live onsite, before your activity finishes.

Gran Canaria: Canyoning Trip

4. Gran Canaria: Canyoning Trip

Embark on a canyoning adventure: descend into a canyon, travel through the water course and enjoy exercises such as walking, jumping, swimming, abseiling. You will be dressed with neopren, helmet, and security personal equipment (harness, carabiner and descender). Once changed, walk towards the beginning of the canyon and begin your unforgettable experience where no experience at all is required.  Then, depending on the choosen canyon, you will go through laurisilva forests, descending waterfalls (summer season), or jumping from different heights and sliding down natural slides (winter season).

Gran Canaria: Cliff Climbing Via Ferrata Trip by Maspalomas

5. Gran Canaria: Cliff Climbing Via Ferrata Trip by Maspalomas

Inspire your adventurous side during this Via Ferrata guided climbing trip from Bahía Feliz. Via Ferrata is the perfect option for learning how to climb in a fun way; it's easier than climbing but with the same level of adventure. Your trip includes all the gear you need for a safe climb. After meeting in Bahía Feliz, you’ll get your climbing equipment (helmet, harness, and Ferrata kit), then start a 30-minute walk across a valley with a landscape that really looks like a western movie. After the walk, you’ll reach the starting point of the Via Ferrata. In Via Ferrata, you’ll go up a rock mountain using iron steps and a safe line, which makes it easier than climbing for most climbers. On this trip, the route will be medium-level, perfect for true adrenaline lovers. Your guide will explain to you all the techniques before starting; you don't need experience, only a normal fitness. They’ll belay you when you need it using ropes. During the climb, you’re in for the ultimate adventure. Prepare to explore caves and cross a floating bridge at 60 meters high. To round off your trip, you’ll get to fly in the highest swing of Gran Canaria before heading back to the starting point via a different trail.

Gran Canaria: Guided Scenic Segway Tour

6. Gran Canaria: Guided Scenic Segway Tour

Explore Maspalomas and Meloneras as you travel by Segway accompanied by your guide. See some of the best scenery on Gran Canaria's south side and learn all about the area. Take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the Segway's controls. Then, set off along a beautiful stretch of the coast until you reach Meloneras Beach and enter Maspalomas, admiring the squares, parks, and palm groves. Keep your eyes peeled for woodpeckers, ducks, and macaws along the way. Return through the ravine, reaching the Dunas de Maspalomas Protected Natural Park. Admire the park's pond and the oasis of palm trees before finally arriving at the imposing Maspalomas lighthouse.

Gran Canaria: Canyoning in the Rainforest

7. Gran Canaria: Canyoning in the Rainforest

Get your thrills in the beautiful canyons of Gran Canaria on a fun-packed canyoning adventure. Climb over rocks, slide down waterfalls, and much more! Reconnect with nature as you navigate riverbeds accompanied and secured by a professional team of canyoning instructors. No previous climbing experience is required, but a good level of physical fitness is essential. Overcome your fears as you slide down rocks and refresh yourself in the freshwater of the endless waterfalls. Put on a good pair or water-resistant shoes and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!

Maspalomas: Ayagaures Hills E-Bike Tour and Tapas Tasting

8. Maspalomas: Ayagaures Hills E-Bike Tour and Tapas Tasting

After meeting your expert guide in Maspalomas, hop on your electric-powered e-bike for a tour of the city’s stunning environs. Bound for Ayagaures, a small village nestled in the hills, cross a lush valley adorned with palm trees, cacti, wildflowers, and other native Canarian flora. Stop by a wild goat farm on the way, learning about how the animal has become an icon for Gran Canaria. As you head toward the top of Ayagaures, explore the Maspalomas, Gran Canaria's immense golden sand dunes situated directly against the brilliant blue sea. Then, head to the Maspalomas Botanical Garden for a walking tour, where you'll learn to identify the main species of tropical plants that call the island home. Once you reach the top of Ayagaures mountain, stop for a half-hour break, during which you’ll sample traditional Canarian tapas in a bar built inside an ancient aboriginal cave (if option selected). Afterward, continue to the vast Ayagaures Dam, where you’ll stop at a picturesque bridge for the perfect view of the massive reservoir.  The return trip is all downhill, so get ready for a little bit of adventure. As you zip down the hill, you’ll pause at a camel farm to meet a few of the curious beasts, and learn of their significance in the culture of the Canary Islands and beyond. Later, you’ll return to the meeting point, having seen some of the most beautiful natural sights that Maspalomas has to offer.

Maspalomas: 4-Hour Southern Coast E-Bike Tour with Tapas

9. Maspalomas: 4-Hour Southern Coast E-Bike Tour with Tapas

Explore the southern coast of Gran Canaria by electric bike. See the most spectacular sights and discover the island with a multilingual guide. Your 4-hour adventure begins with a visit to the natural reserve of Maspalomas Dunes, a small desert area made up of golden sand dunes. Stop at the Botanical Garden of Maspalomas for a short walking tour to see local flora. Then ride along beside the Atlantic Ocean, passing Meloneras Beach and Pasito Blanco Port. Stop to admire one of the few banana plantations in the south of the island. Follow the promenade until reaching the old lighthouse of Maspalomas, working since 1890 and declared a monument of historical interest by the Canary Islands Government You’ll arrive in the old fishing village of "El Pajar". Stop to visit to the village and its pretty volcanic beach. Afterwards, enjoy a lunch (for people that choose the option with tapas included) of local cuisine overlooking the sea. Later on, take the chance to admire "La Charca", a small lagoon adjacent to the dunes of Maspalomas. In this protected area there are up to 40 species of migratory birds - an ideal spot for birdswatching. Attention : the tour is not off-road.

Maspalomas: 1 to 7-Day Mountain Bike Rental

10. Maspalomas: 1 to 7-Day Mountain Bike Rental

Mountain biking is a convenient and ecological alternative to easily explore the south of Gran Canaria. Thanks to a comfortable mountain bike you can get out of the traffic and chaos of the city and visit the beautiful Ayagaures Hill 9 miles (15 km) from Playa del Ingles and visit the famous Ayagaures Dam with its ancient bridge made of bricks. If you love the sea, enjoy a panoramic tour of the coast and visit the nearby fishing town of Arguineguin, about 20 km from Playa del Ingles. Do you worry about getting lost on the street or do you need inspiration on the best places to visit? No problem! Receive a map of Maspalomas with different routes that you can follow and enjoy independently and without stress. Also, receive a mobile phone holder that can be attached to your mountain bike, so you can navigate with your phone. Trace the different routes in Google Maps on your phone and make your self-guided and personalized tour to your needs. For the duration of your tour on the roads only in Maspalomas, receive free assistance service. For routes outside the city, receive a repair kit so in case of damage or puncture of the bike tire you will have everything you need to repair the bike in a few minutes and continue the outdoor adventure.

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What people are saying about Maspalomas

Horses are allocated according to level of experience, which is reassuring for novices. The walk was very nice and with the sunset in the mountains at the end of the day. The instructors are at the top and the horses are very well cared for. To recommend

Had a great day out in the mountains, pick up was prompt and the views were amazing once you hit the roads. I wasn't so keen on the Camel park, we were going to do the Camel ride, but changed our mind when we saw them.

Alex was really good and experienced showing us clearly and thoroughly. He made me confident even at my age to try and was just so warm and caring.

I highly recommend this trip, the nature is fantastic and the guides were exceptional! A trip for your mind and soul.

Really great horses and very organized. I enjoyed it!