REMEMBER: YOU ARE WALKING UNDER YOUR OWN RESPONSIBILITY
Trekking in Gran Canaria is open to any mountain aficionado or person interested in enjoying nature. It is not restricted to specialists or highly-trained sportspeople. Nevertheless, we provide below a series of recommendations to make your outing a safe and trouble-free one.
- Avoid outings of great length or upward gradient during the hottest hours of the day or in adverse weather conditions, and always remember to carry proper gear.
- Plan your outing in accordance with the physical conditions of the participants and the weather forecast for the day, also considering the length, duration, and difficulty of the trek.
- Let relatives or acquaintances know of your itinerary and estimated time of arrival.
- Carry a mobile phone with you. The emergency number within the Canary Islands is 112, with full 24-hour coverage.
- Do not walk the right side of the road, at night, or with low visibility. Do not walk alone.
- Do not drink water from springs, unless there is a sign indicating that the water there is fit for human consumption.
- Avoid the ingestion of local seeds or fruit, which may be toxic despite their inviting appearance.
- Avoid losing things, accidents, or deteriorating the environment by not taking shortcuts or leaving the trails.
- When suffering from respiratory or cardiovascular conditions, or if you are sensitive to certain substances, acari, pollen, or other allergens, carry your prescribed medication, as well as a sport licence and medical or accident insurance.
- Help us prevent forest fires. Do not smoke or light fires in woodlands during hot, dry, and windy days. Help us preserve the islandís natural environment.
- Do not litter, and this includes organic material.
- Always remain on the marked trail, as this helps preserve the natural surroundings. Do not damage the natural and historical treasure of rural areas.
- Do not disturb the local population or cause any damage to their property.
Thank you for helping us preserve our Miniature Continent!
Useful Telephones Numbers
- Emergency: 112
- Citizen Hotline: (+34) 928 219 229
- Cabildo de Gran Canaria Environment Dept: (+34) 928 219 470
- Gran Canaria Mountaineering Federation: Tel/Fax (+34) 928 460 045