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The beaches don’t mind if you prefer the mountains...

The sea doesn’t mind.

And the ocean and the beaches won’t be upset if you choose the mountains of Gran Canaria.

Because Gran Canaria is not only the home of surfers and divers. It is also home to a sea of mountains, which are perfect for practicing sport. Hiking, climbing, mountain biking and cycling routes. Everything travels together on this miniaturised continent. On an island that allows you to change sport as easily as you change your shirt.

Two excursionists resting by Roque Nublo
Rock climber scaling rock face
Group of cyclists

In less than one hour by car you can swap the sea for dizzying mountains, in places where no sound is heard. You can leap in one moment from our ocean of beaches to our extensive network of hiking trails, where you can spend a whole day strolling among pine forests, or following winding roads on bikes, passing through villages so small that they are gone in the blink of an eye.

There are different options for different people.

Routes through changing landscapes for bicycle lovers
For lovers of tough sports, Gran Canaria offers a comprehensive range of steep slopes with diverse scenery. All of this in a gentle, agreeable climate.

Hiking in the network of royal trails
For people who are curious and who wish to forget all about hustle and bustle.    Practicing sport while still admiring all the hidden charms of nature on the island. 

Adrenaline for lovers of mountain biking
There are a thousand different types of tracks in the mountain areas of Gran Canaria.  This means that even novice bikers can practice the sport flat out, while enveloped in the peaceful climate of the island.   

Mountain climbing on an uphill island
And for those who need to face challenges (even on holiday), Gran Canaria is home to a large number of nature areas that are made to measure for climbing enthusiasts. Great walls and a whole range of vertical ascents. A range of challenges that only those who are crazy about climbing truly understand.

Active Tourism Companies

Northern zone:

Alisio Actividades Medioambientales S.L.
Address: Alférez Provisional 2, 35019 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Telephone: (+34) 616 072 687

Aventura en Canarias
Hiking activities, climbing, biking, vias ferratas climbing routes, multiadventure, horse riding, parachuting, bungee jumping and paragliding
Telephone: (+34) 626 331 588

Bikecenter Free Motion
The No 1 bike rental on Canary Island with more than 1.000 new Cannondale bikes / guided cycling tours with road, mountain and electric bikes in different levels / weekly training camps / guided hiking tours.
Address: c/ León y Castillo 323 esq. c/ Italia, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Telephone: (+34) 928 777 479

Ça marche à Gran Canaria
Guided walking tours in French and in Spanish with guide Paul Roger. For the discovery and background information on the island’s natural environment, as you walk along the many local footpaths.
Telephone: (+34) 696 869 279
Facebook: Ça marche à Gran Canaria

Canarias Bike Mobility
Guided expeditions and excursions on recumbant bikes (a different way of pedalling around)

Active tourism company, rural and sports, specializing in climbing, adventure, hiking, canyonning, jumping, via ferrata, kayak.
Address: Paseo Tomás Morales 68, 1ºA
Telephone: (+34) 636 898 493 / (+34) 687 512 500

Gran Canaria excursions
Small group guided tours. Hiking excursions. Walks around the old town centres of Arucas and Firgas.
Visits to Roque Nublo
Telephone: (+34) 634 521 816  / (Monday to Friday: 9:00-17:00 )

Gastro Gran Canaria
Discover the island through culinary excursions which will give you an insight into the island’s traditional gastronomy.
Gastronomic Tours. Routes around Agüimes, Agaete and Santa Lucía.
Telephone: (+34) 646 856 051 (customer service 08:00h - 20:00h)

Gran Canaria Viva
Hiking activities
Address: c/ Alemania 84, 35006 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Telephone: (+34) 627 567 951

HandMade Tours
Made to measure excursions, for small groups and with a personalized service.
Gastronomical routes which combine the finest traditional cuisine with walks around the island’s magical countryside.
Gastronomical Tours. Cultural Tourism. Nature and Heritage.
Telephone: (+34) 677 389 690

Limonium, Sport and Leisure in Nature
Activities on land: educational hiking; map reading; archery; multiadventure.
Rope activities: rope climbing; abseiling down ravines; hanging bridge descent and zip slides; caving.
Water activities : kayaks; kayak rental; scuba diving; apnea (skin) diving; sea discovery – whale and dolphin spotting. Air activities: paragliding
Address: c/ José y María,69. Lomo los Frailes. Tamaraceite.
35018 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Telephone: (+34) 928 436 995

Macaronesia Tours
Discover the secrets of the North of the island with our guided tours around Santa María de Guía, Gáldar, Arucas and Agaete.
Culinary Tours. Coffee and wine tours. Visits to settlements and museums.
Telephone: (+34) 653 026 697

Pentaprisma. Photo-Tours around Gran Canaria
Get to all the hidden corners of the island in a different way, while learning photography tips on made to measure tours.
Address: Guillermo Santana Rivero, 1 - 3C - 35012 - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Telephone: (+34) 609 833 559
Business hours: Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:00.

Segway LPA
An original and enjoyable way to explore the city
Address: C/ Gomera, 7 – 35008 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Phone: (+34) 928 504 750 / 638 814 474

Turinka Canarias
Facebook: Turinka Canarias

Vivac Aventura, S.L.
Facilities management at the Natural Environment
Carrying out activities in Natural surroundings: Hiking, Climbing, Abseiling, Mountain bike...
Address: c/ Virgen del Pilar 32 Local 8
35012 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Telephone: (+34) 928 413 282

Wandering Pier Gran Canaria
Hiking with a conscience. Learn about Gran Canaria as you walk around it, and discover all its prettiest spots.
Telephone: (+34) 603 207 005
Facebook: Wandering Pier Gran Canaria

Walk in Gran Canaria
Address: General Vives, 77 1º, Loc. A-2, 35007 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Telephone: (+34) 928 27 30 27

Southern zone:

Bici Bike Vintage - Canarias Excursions Tours
Bicycle hire. Push bikes, Electric bikes and Mountain bikes for all ages.
Guided tours for families and children, accompanied by an expert guide. Daily tours have to be booked beforehand.
Address: Cita Shopping Centre, Avda. de Alemania n. 22 / Playa del Inglés
Telephone: (+34) 928 737 897 / (+34) 675 417 484 (customer service telephone – daily from 10:00 to 13:30)
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Bikecenter Free Motion
The No 1 bike rental on Canary Island with more than 1.000 new Cannondale bikes / guided cycling tours with road, mountain and electric bikes in different levels / weekly training camps / guided hiking tours.
- Av Alfereces Provisionales s/n, Hotel Sandy Beach, Local 9, Playa del Inglés
- CC Oasis Beach, Av Christobal Colón s/n, Meloneras
- Hotel Cordial Mogán Playa, Puerto de Mogán
Telephone: (+34) 928 777 479

All kinds of excursions, sports and leisure activities in natural surroundings.
Hiking, canyoning, climbing, cycling routes.
Address: Paseo de los Pescadores, 15 - Mogán
Telephone: (+34) 928 178 329

Cycle Gran Canaria
Routes on mountain bike, cycle tourism routes, training camps.
Address: Edificio Princesa Arminda Portal 2,3º -D-I San Fernando de Maspalomas
Telephone: (+34) 928 769 508

El Salobre Horse Riding
Horse riding excursions
Address: c/ Islas Malvinas 3, 35106 El Salobre - San Bartolomé de Tiriajana
Telephone: (+34) 616 418 363

Fun Action Sports & Adventures
Hiking and cycling activities

Telephone: (+34) 609 549 324 / (+34) 634 647 819

Rocky Adventure
Address: Centro Comercial Eurocenter Local 91-92 - San Bartolomé de Tirajana
Telephone: (+34) 615 93 25 89

The Black Horse Canarias
Horse riding excursions
Address: Archipiélago Canario 66, 35106 El Salobre - San Bartolomé de Tirajana
Telephone: (+34) 928 143 294 / (+34) 670 448 479

Vulcan Canarias
Hiking activities, ravine abseiling, climbing, archaeological routes, mountain bike, paragliding, diving and kayaking.
Telephone: (+34) 662 453 519 / (+34) 603 510 867

Source consulted: Active tourism companies and tourist intermediaries (January 2014) confirmed and updated by the Government of the Canary Islands.