Though it’s under a 5 hour flight away (from the UK and western Europe) it feels like a different world.
There’s plenty to see and do, though the best thing of all is to walk the trails and marvel at the views, the forests, flora and fauna and the ancient villages.
Discovery Walking Guides launched their Gran Canaria Tour & Trail Super-Durable map only a week ago, and the demand has been exceptional. It certainly looks as if Gran Canaria is emerging from the shadows to become this year’s ‘must walk’ destination in the Canary Islands.
To find out more about the map look here: http://www.dwgwalking.co.uk/gcan.htm
There’s plenty of walking information from Rambling Roger who lives there and knows the island like the back of his hand; look here: http://www.ramblingroger.com/
If you fancy 22C and nine hours of sun in March, hop over to Gran Canaria.
Never been? This is one of the less-visited Canary Islands but that could be set to change. The digital version of Gran Canaria Tour & Trail Map has been available for a few weeks – now comes the Super-Durable printed version. For more information see: http://www.dwgwalking.co.uk/gcan.htm
Go soon before the summer visitors arrive and have those wonderful mountains and ancient walking trails just about to yourself.
Rambling Roger knows the island like the back of his hand – see his website here: http://www.ramblingroger.com/hiking_maps/index.html
On 2 February 2014 Andrew K wrote:
Just a quick note to thank you both for giving me access to the beta Tour & Trail map for Gran Canaria.
We didn’t come across any issues whilst using it around the central and southern parts of the island. I used it on my Android smartphone and loaded the gpx track files which matched up perfectly to the map.
Looking forward to purchasing the final version when it’s available.
All the best,
More information about this amazing island can be found here;
For those itching to get their hands on the first really detailed and up-to-date map for walkers/hikers/bikers on the island of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain), see this report from the cartographer (27 January 2014):-
“I’ve just today reclassified the roads after chatting with Rambling Roger, and then added the island’s beaches. Just a couple of corrections, add a Lat/Long 1 minute grid, add flower symbols for all the gardens and garden centres, then design a new legend and I think I’m nearly there with the new Gran Canaria Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map.”
David Brawn, Cartographer, DWG Ltd
Are you waiting for our new Tour & Trail Map before heading off to adventure on the wonderful island of Gran Canaria? Not long to wait now. Our cartographer, David is checking the design through and it will soon be off to the printers. A downloadable version will also be available. Want to know more? Look http://www.dwgwalking.co.uk/gcan.htm
In the meantime, check out Rambling Roger’s website – this man knows walking on GC like the back of his hand and we thank him for his valuable input into the map detail.
See his site http://www.ramblingroger.com/
David, our cartographer, has been working on what will be the most detailed and up-to-date map of the dramatic island of Gran Canaria, Canary Islands. Keep checking here for the release date.