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Roque Nublo

Roque Nublo, beyond your wildest imagination

Roque Nublo, the geological wonder and emblem of Gran Canaria, invites you to join it in reaching up to the sky.

Your climb up had provided you with your first glimpses in your mind. But now you are actually here, and you are breathing in the pure mountain air carrying the aroma of pine trees, and local flora including alhelíes, tajinastes, chestnut trees and broom. You look up and there it is. You feel compelled to walk on as far as its base and touch the sky alongside it. It’s the Roque Nublo, the proud son of the volcano and one of the most awe-inspiring stone monoliths in the world. And today you are visiting it in its lair at over 1,800 metres altitude.


Fran Guzmán at Maspalomas Dunes

From the catwalks to the Transgrancanaria

Blogger, model, traveller and sportsman Fran Guzmán is the latest to sign up for the Transgrancanaria 2018.

He is just back from the United States, to be precise from New York Fashion Week. He has hardly taken a breather before embarking on an event on the Gran Vía in Madrid, where he will be taking part in a public event organized by a famous sports shoe company. Have we just mentioned sport? Well, on 24th February 2018 he will be running in the Transgrancanaria Advanced, a trail race over 64 kilometres which starts in Artenara, at the summit of Gran Canaria, and winds up right at the Maspalomas Dunes, one of his favourite places on Earth.


Timothy Olson next to the Roque Nublo in Gran Canaria

Timothy, another ‘Transgrancanarian’

American Timothy Allen Olson is living proof of the magnetic pull of the Transgrancanaria, with participants from 70 countries.

Timothy Allen Olson was born in Wisconsin, in the United States. It was the mountains in Ashland, in Oregan, however, where he developed his passion for Ultra Trail racing. Timothy insists he feels the energy from the trees, mountains, and wild life in general, and now also at the volcanic and oceanic heart of Gran Canaria. On the night of the 24th of February, this health, nature and family loving sportsman will be on the starting line in Agaete taking part in the 125 kilometre version of the Transgrancanaria –the mother of all mountain races- alongside other world famous running stars.