Way of St. James of Gran Canaria

A Tribute to the Jacobean Year

The Gran Canaria Natural & Active Association wanted the celebration of the Jacobean Holy Year to be an event for sharing. That’s why this edition of 'Gran Canaria Walking Festival' has in its programme four hiking stages that match perfectly with the 66 kilometre-route that makes up the Way of St. James of Gran Canaria.
Participants who have registered for all four stages will receive the Pilgrim's Credential, which will be stamped at the end of each stage. Those who have completed and stamped all the routes will be able to obtain an official certificate for completing the Way of St. James of Gran Canaria.
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This route crosses the island from south to north and is home to some of the most beautiful and spectacular spots on Gran Canaria, starting from the town of San Bartolomé de Tirajana and ending in the town of Gáldar; these two places bear churches built in honour of St. James the Apostle. What’s more, this route allows pilgrims to obtain the Plenary Indulgence in the Mother Church of Santiago de los Caballeros of Gáldar.

The four routes make up a unique experience that no hiking enthusiast can or should miss, starting at the iconic lighthouse of Maspalomas and passing through aboriginal sites, charming villages, volcanic calderas and wooded areas. A journey that can sometimes be tough, but its natural beauty will undoubtedly charm anyone who embarks on this marvellous adventure.

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MUCH MORE THAN HIKING

Gran Canaria holds many mysteries that may only be discovered on foot. You can now feel the connection with the purest nature of the island thanks to the routes and paths that the Gran Canaria Walking Festival has selected for you.
Explore the wildest and lesser-known side of Gran Canaria and let yourself be captivated by the beauty of its impressive landscapes.
Discover the special charm that only those who go deep into the island’s most remote places get to know.
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That is why every year we invite hiking lovers all over the world to take part in this festival with the purpose of showing the world not only the island’s most natural and emblematic places, but also its culture, its accommodation establishments surrounded by the history and the flavours of the local cuisine.
Don't miss out on this chance to participate in this event organised by the Gran Canaria Natural & Active Association, an official brand of the Gran Canaria Tourist Board to promote the island as a nature and active tourism destination.

DISCOVER THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT OF GRAN CANARIA

Almost 50% of the territory of Gran Canaria is considered a protected natural area designated as Biosphere Reserve, which is a privilege for anyone who decides to explore its most authentic nature.

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Don't miss out on this wonderful adventure and come enjoy Gran Canaria. Explore its best routes along rural trails and paths that will show you the most fascinating side of the island. The special weather conditions of this archipelago will be our companion on our journey to uncover a mysterious Gran Canaria hidden between mountains and cliffs, a rural and legendary place where time stands still. Gran Canaria Walking Festival invites you to discover a whole world of sensations.
  Are you going to let this chance go by?

KIDS DAY – FAMILY ROUTE

In this edition, we are celebrating!
THIS IS OUR 10TH EDITION and we want to celebrate it with you, so we have organised a very special route dedicated to the KIDS.
In this special edition we wanted to organise a route for families so that our little ones can discover the most natural side of our island with their families.
Become an explorer for a day and discover the marvellous landscapes that Gran Canaria has to offer. Dare to find the treasures hidden in our wonderful land, on a route guided by true nature lovers who will show you the most amazing spots.
Dare to go on a special adventure this 1 November and let yourself be surprised with a fun experience.

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GRAN CANARIA NATURAL & ACTIVE

Discover the wide range of charming rural accommodation on offer under the Gran Canaria Natural & Active label, which will provide you with all kinds of comforts, making your hiking experience the perfect addition. Immerse yourself in a natural environment of infinite nuances which has been declared a Biosphere Reserve, a World Heritage Site and a Starlight Reserve.
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INFORMATION FOR HIKERS

Terms and conditions
Hiking in Gran Canaria is an activity open to anyone interested in enjoying nature. It is not an activity limited only to great specialists or highly trained sportsmen and women. However, there are a number of recommendations you must know to make your journey through Gran Canaria a peaceful and safe one.

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NATURE, CULTURE AND CUISINE OF GRAN CANARIA

A new landscape every day, centuries-old traditions, an exciting aboriginal legacy and thousands of flavours are waiting to surprise you in Gran Canaria.

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