Gran Canaria Walking Festival

1 / NOVEMBER / FAMILY ROUTE

“Caldera de Bandama” Family Route

Monday

1 November

“Caldera de Bandama” Family Route

We start our route from the car park area at the entrance to the caldera. We will continue in the direction of the Pico de Bandama, and from there we will turn off to the right onto a small path that will guide us along the edge of the caldera. Both natural landmarks, the Pico de Bandama (peak) and the Caldera de Bandama, represent the two youngest traces of recent volcanism on the island.
The Bandama Natural Monument is an important enclave of species belonging to the thermophile forest, given the altitude at which we will find ourselves along the path, and its relationship with the vegetation levels of the Canary Islands archipelago.

TECHNICAL DATA


PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY

medium-low

TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY:

medium-low

TRAIL TYPE:

Circular route

DISTANCE:

6,7km around

DURATION:

3:30 h around

CUMULATIVE ELEVATION GAIN:

502 m

CUMULATIVE ELEVATION LOSS:

487 m

Track

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ELEVATION PROFILE


15  %
urban section
2  %
forest track
83  %
path

After following the path around the caldera, our route continues towards its interior, where we can see different buildings that were built several centuries ago, and which today are no longer in use.

According to ancient writings, the Dutch merchant Daniel Van Damme settled in the area in the 17th century and harvested wines at the bottom of the crater, where there is now an abandoned farm.

Along the route, we can make out in the distance the well-known Cueva de los Canarios, located on the north wall of the Caldera, which was used by the aboriginal Canary Islanders as a granary, and where there are also important known Libyan-Berber inscriptions dating back to the 19th century.

THIS ROUTE INCLUDES:
  • Civil liability insurance
  • Accident insurance
  • Picnic
  • Guided route and interpreter of the natural, ethnographic and cultural values of the island
  • Transport to and from the start and end points of the route (from Las Palmas G.C or Playa del Inglés)
  • Specialised guided tours in several languages
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Bring enough water, suitable footwear, hiking clothes, sun protection and a hiking hat. Children aged 7 and above can take part as long as they are accompanied by an adult. It is important to bear in mind the duration of the routes.

INTERESTING SPOTS

One of the interesting features of this route has to do with its geographical location. During this short route you will be walking along the municipal boundary between the municipalities of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Brígida, and you will be able to identify many other municipalities from the top of this caldera.
Caldera de Bandama:
Originated by an explosive volcanic process that lasted more than nine million years. Daniel Van Damme, a young man who would become one of the island's most famous figures, climbed and settled in its steep walls. Over time this land has been put to different uses, but it has finally been considered a protected landscape.
Pico de Bandama
It is a viewpoint that offers a landscape full of contrasts with views onto the volcanic caldera of Bandama, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and a large part of the north-eastern part of the island of Gran Canaria.
PICK-UP

TIME

MEETING POINT

9:40

Alfredo Kraus Auditorium- Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

8:45

Tourist information Office, next to the CC Yumbo Centrum- Playa del Inglés

Arrival

TIME

MEETING POINT

14:20

Alfredo Kraus Auditorium- Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

15:00

Tourist information Office, next to the CC Yumbo Centrum- Playa del Inglés

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