Roque Nublo: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Palmas: Pico de las Nieves & Roque Nublo Full-Day Trip

1. From Palmas: Pico de las Nieves & Roque Nublo Full-Day Trip

Explore Gran Canaria on a guided day trip from Las Palmas in an air-conditioned vehicle. Journey to the summit of Gran Canaria, view the volcanic landscapes of the Roque Nublo monolith, and visit the Cross of Tejeda to taste some local delicacies.  Depart from the Las Palmas city center and drive inland towards San Mateo. Have some free time to visit the local farmers market which stocks plenty of local products (only open on Saturday). Continue driving to reach Pico de las Nieves, the summit of Gran Canaria, which sits at 1,959 meters where you can enjoy stunning views of the high neighboring peaks, and if the weather is clear, see all the way to the island of Tenerife. Make your way to the Roque Nublo, a huge volcanically-formed basalt rock that is over 65 meters. Stop at the Cross of Tejeda where you can taste plenty of local Canarian products such as cheese, honey, and fruit. Visit the village of Teror, where you can go for a walk through the charming village and see the Basilica of the Lady of the Pine. Return to Las Palmas at the end of your day trip.

Gran Canaria: Volcano Sunset Tour and Local Food Tasting

2. Gran Canaria: Volcano Sunset Tour and Local Food Tasting

Enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of the Gran Canaria biosphere reserve with a guided tour by bus and a guided hike. Explore the summit of Gran Canaria, discover the inland landscapes of the island, and see the traditional Canarian cave houses. Start with pickup from your hotel and travel inland through the rugged landscapes of ravines, volcanic calderas, and gigantic rock walls. Discover the natural wonders of the island beyond the beaches and admire the views of quiet rural villages with typical Canarian cave houses. Arrive at the Roque Nublo Rural Park and embark on a leisurely hike through a scenic ravine. Soak in the peace and tranquility of nature, away from the bright lights and noise of the seaside resort towns. Travel next to one of the highest points on the island, the Pico de Las Nieves volcano. See the great geological and natural landmarks of the island such as the Roque Nublo volcanic rock, the Roque Bentayga rock formation, the Tejeda Basin, and the verdant pine forests and mountains of Tamadaba. As you watch the sun go down, savor local flavors as you taste a range of products on the plains of an ancient volcano. Taste some excellent regional wine as well as some local gastronomic products. After the sun goes down, hop back onboard the bus and relax on the journey back to your accommodation.

Gran Canaria: "Peaks of Gran Canaria" Hiking Tour

3. Gran Canaria: "Peaks of Gran Canaria" Hiking Tour

We will pass track located in the central part of the island, near the highest peak of Gran Canaria - Pico de las Nieves (1957 m above sea level). One of the attractions is the view of the neighboring Roque Nublo, the east and south coast of the island and, if the visibility is good, the view of Pico de Teide (3718 m above sea level). In addition to attractive views of the surrounding villages, we will also see amazing rock formations and forests covered with Canary pine. After hiking we will visit a local restaurant where we will try regional dishes. Route specification Distance: 10km ↑ 400m ascent ↓400m descent Maximum height: 1917m Minimum height: 1650m Difficulty level Physical effort: 2 Technical difficulty: 1,5 Difficulty levels: 1 – easy 1,5 – easy / medium 2 – medium 2,5 – medium / difficult 3 – difficult The total time of the tour is about 9 hours, the duration of the trek is about 4.5Hours

Gran Canaria: Island Highlights Tour with Optional Lunch

4. Gran Canaria: Island Highlights Tour with Optional Lunch

Discover the best of Gran Canaria on this tour with a professional local guide. The guide will tell you all about the history, culture and nature of the island. The tour will start from the south of Gran Canaria with a pickup from your hotel. Then, you will drive around Gran Canaria to discover the most iconic landscapes, towns and architecture of the island. Stop in Pico de las Nieves to take in the stunning panoramic views of the island, learn about the volcanic landscape and observe the famous Roque Nublo. You can also opt to add a delicious traditional lunch in a restaurant. At the end of the tour you will be dropped back to your hotel.

Gran Canaria Highlights Full-Day Tour by Bus

5. Gran Canaria Highlights Full-Day Tour by Bus

Explore the beautiful valleys of Gran Canaria by air-conditioned bus. Journey along the east coast to Arucas and visit the unique Gothic Church of San Juan Bautista. Enjoy magnificent views of Las Palmas en route to the pilgrimage village of Teror. Experience first-hand why the Spanish poet Unamuno described the island as a “frozen tempest“ at sites such as Roque Nublo and El Teide mountain.  Then, pass the almond trees of Ayacata and the village of Fataga, known as the "Valley of a Thousand Palms." 

Gran Canaria: Full-Day VIP Tour by Bus

6. Gran Canaria: Full-Day VIP Tour by Bus

Climb aboard an air-conditioned bus and pass the typical village of Agüimes in the old aboriginal quarter en route to Guayadeque. Explore the dramatic caves, and then go to an aloe vera plantation to test the plants beneficial properties on your skin. Head north to take a stroll through Firgas. Then, pass small farms of traditional crops in the island's green interior. Marvel at the landscape of canyons and mountains and see the volcanic rock of Roque Nublo. Cross the mountain peak to pass through forests of pine and almond trees, and admire the village of Fataga in the "Valley of a Thousand Palm Trees" to complete your journey.

Las Palmas: North to South Highlights Guided Day Trip

7. Las Palmas: North to South Highlights Guided Day Trip

Gran Canaria is known as the miniature continent. On this tour we will explore the center and the high mountains of the island, as well as the Dunes of Maspalomas. The absolutely stunning views during the tour will captivate you. We will visit inland viewpoints, charming towns such as Fataga or Tejeda, as one of the most beautiful towns in Spain. This tour starts from Las Palmas GC capital picking up a few clients and heading south to pick up a few more clients in San Agustín or Maspalomas. From there we will go to the viewpoint of the Dunes of Maspalomas nature reserve, a protected space that will transport you to the Sahara desert. We will continue climbing to stop at the viewpoint of Las Yeguas, we will admire the great canyon of the island or caldera of Tirajana of 22 square km. We will stop in Fataga, a charming little town at the foot of this great volcanic enclave. We will continue towards the summit, until we reach the town of Tejeda, one of the most spectacular enclaves in the Canary Islands, cited by Miguel de Unamuno as "Petrified Storm". There we will rest, time for lunch and then return to the city, but before that we will stop at the town of Santa Brígida, capital of the island in 1599 during the Dutch occupation of Pieter Van der Does

Las Palmas: Sunset & Night Sky Guided Astronomy Hiking Tour

8. Las Palmas: Sunset & Night Sky Guided Astronomy Hiking Tour

Experience Gran Canaria’s starry night sky from a new perspective and with a deeper understanding on this guided astronomy tour. Trek through the Camino de Santiago de Gran Canaria to the iconic Ventana del Nublo to watch the sunset. Once the sun has set, discover the wonders of the night sky. Meet in the center of the island amidst the local island landscape surrounded by mountains. From here, begin the route through the Camino de Santiago de Gran Canaria, the most famous trekking route on the island.  Arrive at one of the most iconic places in Tejeda, the Ventana del Nublo. Watch the sunset with views of Roque Nublo and Teide while learning about the basic concepts of astronomy as the sky darkens. Observe the night sky and learn how to identify constellations, planets, and the captivating Milky Way. Munch on snacks and sip hot drinks while you watch the night sky. Learn how to interpret what you see for yourself so that you can enjoy it every night without a telescope and whatever you have on hand. Transfer not available. You need a car to arrive to the meeting point.

Gran Canaria Tour: Past and Present

9. Gran Canaria Tour: Past and Present

Gran Canaria is much more than a destination to rest, and sit in the sun on the beach. This is an island full of contrasts with a rich and interesting history, from pre-Hispanic times to more recent history. Hand in hand with an expert local guide, you will discover incredible protected natural landscapes, emblematic villages, local products, anecdotes, legends and the realities of the island. Your tour itinerary contains landmarks like: Agüimes village: It stands out for being an ancient aboriginal settlement. Guayadeque: Declared a Natural Monument in 2000, the Guayadeque Valley is a magical place full of aboriginal soul, where you will discover its cave-dwellings, settled by the first pre-Hispanic inhabitants and still in use today.  We will pass through Arucas, famous for its local rum and banana cultivation. Villa de Teror: This beautiful village is where you will find the Basilica of Nuestra Sra, Del Pino the patron saint of the Canary Islands deanery as magnificent stately homes and palaces built in a Canarian style. Valleseco: Valleseco is characterised by its overflowing vegetation, and 80% of its territory is considered a Protected Natural Area. You will have free time to walk its streets and have lunch (not included in the price). Roque Nublo: We will stop at Roque Nublo, considered one of the largest natural crags in the world. This volcanic rock rises eighty metres above its base. It is of special significance for the islanders, even being an ancient place of worship for the aborigines. The whole area around it was declared a protected natural area in 1987 and a rural park seven years later. Fataga: the village was known as the Valley of the Thousand Palm Trees, but we won't stop. Aloe vera property: Known as the miracle plant, more and more people in the Canary Islands are betting on its cultivation and commercialization. On this farm, we will learn about its uses and properties. An essential day for you to experience our past, present, and future as your own.

Gran Canaria highlights: Roque Nublo, volcanoes and tapas

10. Gran Canaria highlights: Roque Nublo, volcanoes and tapas

We are Ines and Juanjo, and we are here to offer the best experience to discover the highlights of Gran Canaria. With us you are not going on a bus tour in a large group going from one commercial stop to another. You will discover the real Gran Canaria accompanied by 2 local Canarian guides in a total private customized tour for a maximum of 6 passengers. During this experience, we will avoid all kind of commercial stops and hard selling. We will spend our time to visit the ashtonishing centre of the island, including typical villages and the incredible nature and views from the most emblematic points in Gran Canaria (Roque Nublo and Pico de las Nieves). You will learn about our history, culture and legends in an experience that you will never forget. Also, you will enjoy a real tapas meal in a picnic area with homemade Canarian and Spanish food. If you are interested about a private tour, with hotel pick up included, please contact directly to the activity supplier: Sky Rebels.

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based on 548 reviews

Very nice experience. Simon, the guide, was very knowledgeable and friendly. He explained everything on the way about the island history, agriculture and traditions. We made quite a few stops to enjoy the stunning views. In my opinion there were long enough to take pictures and absorb the beauty of it as well. Had a lovely experience to the local market where we tasted the local nuts, cheeses and drink and you can also buy them at a decent price if you want a good quality product. Had lunch at a nice restaurant, but that was optional, if not you can explore the area for one hour. Last stop was the aloe vera plantation were the owner explained to us how they look after the plant and how they process it. We tested the products and had a choice to buy them as well. Some were pricey but not mandatory to buy. Overall it is a worthy experience. I recommend it 100% if you want to see the mountain side of the island. It is breathtaking

Excellent tour with a good mix of sitting on the bus and getting off to explore towns or taking pictures at scenic spots. Stop for lunch where you can have a set meal at a restaurant or buy sandwiches. Tour guide was very informative, friendly and always concerned that he didn't leave anyone behind at any of the stops. Driver was careful on the narrow windy mountain roads

It was a really unique and special experience to hike by moonlight and to learn about the stars from an amazing viewpoint. Pablo is a great guide and made us feel very relaxed and also gave us some tasty local treats! We had a really magical time and would highly recommend this tour :)

Nice bus ride in a small group, we learned a lot of information about life in Gran Canaria, our questions were also answered very well, we were often pointed out to unique things on the island during the trip (e.g. cavehouse). It was a great trip and worth seeing.

Empfehlenswerter Ausflug, um Gran Canaria jenseits der Küste kennenzulernen. Verschiedene Stopps auf dem Weg zu den höchsten Punkten der Insel. Aussicht auf tiefe Täler und Schluchten. Auf dem Rückweg Aufenthalt in Teror, einem der hübschesten Orte auf der Insel.