Roque Nublo tour: Discover Gran Canaria without commercial stops!

Roque Nublo tour

Discover the real Gran Canaria, without commercial stops and homemade meal included!

Reasons to choose our Roque Nublo tour.

Without a doubt, the best hiking tour to Roque Nublo in Gran Canaria, accompanied by the best team.

Firstly: let us start by telling you that we are a team of three: Inés, Juanjo and our beloved van “Lupita”. We are passionate about going out to visit the island and explore all its nooks. We are in love with its people, its landscapes and traditions. So, we are excited to show, to anyone who wants it, all the wonders that are hidden in our “small continent”: the island of Gran Canaria. That’s our reason to invite you to discover the island with us. 

Thus, we have designed a route through our own experience. It is a privilege to have been born here and -after 45 years enjoying the island for ourselves- we know it is time to enjoy it with you. Without commercial stops.

You will spend an unforgettable day discovering every corner of this small continent. The hike to Roque Nublo will blow your mind. You will enjoy to the fullest our local food with local products that we will prepare for you, in the middle of the amazing nature and the peaks of this island.

Last, but not least; all this seasoned with the fantastic history that hides the 14.5 million years of existence of Gran Canaria. You will spend a magical day with all kinds of surprises. Don’t think twice and go on an adventure with us!

Highlights:

This is a private tour, specially designed to discover not only the highlights of Gran Canaria, but also other hidden places not so famous, but full of charm. During this tour, we want to show you this island and the local way of life. Our history, nature, culture and idiosyncrasy. We will start in Maspalomas and go into the mountains exploring different viewpoints, villages, volcanic craters and more. Besides, this excursion includes hiking to Roque Nublo; and a lunch with km 0 products in the heart of the Biosphere Reserve of Gran Canaria.

  • Small groups of maximum 6 people per day
  • Hiking to the Roque Nublo of 3 km in total (round trip). Difficulty: easy
  • Homemade food prepared by ourselves
  • Without commercial stops
  • Available in English and Spanish
  • Duration of the tour: approx. 8.5 hours

The local food

It’s not only about discovering Gran Canaria on a guided tour; but also its gastronomy and enjoying a meal with friends.

As you can see from the comments, one of the things our clients praise the most is our local food cooked on the spot and in the open air. We will prepare a home cooked meal including fresh, local ingredients. Of course; we adapt to your tastes and can make variations to the menu (we have vegetarian, coeliac and other intolerance options).

The meal will take place in the best setting: the heart of the Biosphere Reserve. In this place, you will taste our typical recipes: potatoes with mojo, cheeses, olives, meats, fruits… all with seasonal ingredients.

Enjoy!

Hiking to Roque Nublo

We are currently the only company that offers a full day excursion that includes hiking to Roque Nublo. To make the route easier for you, we will provide you with hiking equipment (sticks and water); however, we recommend that you wear comfortable walking shoes. Finally, the day before the excursion we will inform you in detail about the weather forecast so that you bring the appropriate clothing.

During the hike, we will tell you the legends and stories about this sacred place; you will discover why this place has been and is the most emblematic point of Gran Canaria.

No commercial stops

We promise you.

  • We will not go through areas crowded with tourists in which you will be forced to buy souvenirs.
  • You are not going to make unnecessary extra expenses.
  • We do not want you to waste your time in places that have nothing to do with the history and culture of Gran Canaria.

In summary: You will use all the time of this experience to understand and discover this wonderful island.

However, on our route we will find different types of shops of all kinds. Most of them with local gastronomic and artisan products. Our commitment to Sustainable Tourism includes the promotion and development of local commerce and small traditional businesses. All the extra expenses you make go directly to them, we do not receive commissions of any kind.

Prices of our Roque Nublo tour

Pick up from Maspalomas (accommodation in: Bahía Feliz, Playa del Aguila, San Agustín, Playa del Inglés, Campo Internacional, Sonnenland, Maspalomas, Meloneras, Pasito Blanco, Salobre):

  • 1 passenger (full row of seats): 200
  • 2 passengers (full row of seats) : 120 € / passenger
  • 3 passengers (full row of seats) : 100 € / passenger
  • 4 passengers (full van): 90 € / passenger
  • 5 passengers (full van): 85 € / passenger
  • 6 passengers (full van): 80 € / passenger

Pick up from Mogán (accommodation in: Arguineguín, Patalavaca, Puerto Rico, Amadores, Playa del Cura, Tauro, Taurito, Puerto de Mogán):

  • 1 passenger (full row of seats): 200
  • 2 passengers (full row of seats): 125 €/ passenger
  • 3 passengers (full row of seats) : 105 € / passenger
  • 4 passengers (full van): 95 € / passenger
  • 5 passengers (full van): 90 € / passenger
  • 6 passengers (full van): 85 € / passenger

Roque Nublo tour route

Reviews:

Bellissima giornata alla scoperta dell'isola! Fantastica giornata alla scoperta delle bellezze dell'isola. Inés e Juanjo sono preparati, professionali e molto simpatici. Se visitate Gran Canaria non potete fare a meno di questa attività..sopratutto scoprire i tre grandi segreti dell'isola!
Simone Stella
Simone Stella
2022-05-03
Totalmente recomendable.
Juantxo Saenz de Cabezon
Juantxo Saenz de Cabezon
2022-03-06
A great experience with fun and passionate people! Can't recommend them enough!!
Lavinia Cristina Iosif-Lazăr
Lavinia Cristina Iosif-Lazăr
2022-02-15
Wanderful people, wanderful atmosfere, wanderful day. It is unforgettable! Hope they will have many opportunities to share their knowledges to many people! Thank you
Cristina Iosif
Cristina Iosif
2022-02-12
Hice una excursión con Sky Rebels este finde y de verdad que ha sido una experiencia única, Inés y Juanjo se entregaron al máximo con nosotros. Yo creía que conocía la isla pero me di cuenta que me queda mucho por conocer. Deseando estoy de volver para hacer otra ruta con ellos!!! El trato, el picnic, la música idónea en cada momento, la organización, la empatía y ver como ellos disfrutaban tanto como nosotros, hicieron de este día uno de los mejores que haya pasado jamás sobre esta fantástica isla. 100% RECOMENDABLE
Melrose Tapes
Melrose Tapes
2021-12-15
We traveled with Ines and Juan in November 2021 and had the most incredible time with them, a day that we will cherish forever. Inés and Juan are the perfect double act, their love for the island and its history is delivered with charisma and joy. Their passion for being the ultimate hosts shines through, from sharing beautiful local food (the homemade lunch was amazing!) to making sure that we were always comfortable and having fun. Even the level of detail they put into journey planning and providing small entertaining moments to enhance the day is unmatched and makes you feel privileged to be there. They are experts at what they do. We did so many things on the trip, all packed into one day but never feeling rushed. The island is beautiful but Inés and Juan’s insight allows you to appreciate the island even more. We can’t forget to mention Lupita, the third member of the team, who is a cheeky character. While the weather didn’t allow us to fully appreciate one of the views of the island, we were not disappointed in any way because the trip was so much more than that. A truly unforgettable experience you should not miss!
Craig
Craig
2021-11-27
We joined the Unesco World Heritage: Sacred mountains of Gran Canaria tour and had a fabulous day exploring the Eastern Mountain range. We learned so much about the aboriginal and current island culture. The tour was a great mix of diverse sight ranging from Cave cathedral, museums, view points and amazing stunning nature. Inés and Juanjo were great guides and made the day both fun, engaging and interesting. A delicious lunch stop with home made local tapas was also included and a great treat. All in all a fantastic day and highly recommended for those who want to experience the other side to the Island with real locals as your guides.
Bente Hughes
Bente Hughes
2021-11-22
Wow! Fantastic tour. Just what we were hoping for. Small group, very professional. You can see they are Passionete about the history of Grand Canaria. Not just a tour, they bring the extra service and entertainment! And show you some amazing ereas. Highly recommended to everyone. Thanks for a fantastic day Ines and Juanjo. Greetings Jamie
Jamie Hughes
Jamie Hughes
2021-11-22
EN: Some time ago we were in Gran Canaria and was flying with Juan and Ines and their Paratrike across the island . That was very impressive. So we thought that this island tour would also be something special. But our expectations were exceeded. Juan and Ines has designed a perfect day. Pick-up, entertainment on the tour, interesting information about the island and the history of the indigenous people, very lovingly prepared food and a wonderful picnic in the mountains. Great views and exciting places were shown to us. We can absolutely recommend this tour. We'll be back and look forward to the next time. Eva and Ingmar DE: Vor einiger Zeit waren wir bereits auf Gran Canaria uns sind mit Juan und Ines und ihrem Paratrike über die Insel gefolgen. Das war schon sehr beeindruckend. Daher dachten wir uns schon, dass auch diese Inseltour etwasd besonderes werden wird. Aber unsere Erwartungen wurde übertroffen. Juan und Ines haben wir uns einen perfekten Tag gestaltet. Abholung, Unterhaltung auf der Tour, interessante Informationen über die Insel und die Geschichte der Ureinwohner, sehr liebevoll zubereitetes Essen und eine wunderschönes Picknik in den Bergen. Grandiose Ausblicke und spannende Orte wurden uns gezeigt. Wir können diese Tour absolut empfehlen. Wir kommen wieder und freuen uns auf ein nächstes mal. Eva und Ingmar
Ingmar Wopp
Ingmar Wopp
2021-11-07
Our second skyrebels activity and another amazing day. Ines and juanjo are passionate about the island where they live and this comes across during the UNESCO tour we did with them Nothing is to much trouble and they make the day fun from start to finish . We learnt so much about the island from legends to battles. Topped off with a lovely home made lunch of local produce, it was a day we will not forget If you want to see another side to Gran Canaria then skyrebels should be your first choice, you will not be disappointed. Thank you and see you next time we are here;
Jonathan Pearce
Jonathan Pearce
2021-10-19

FAQ about Roque Nublo tour:

What does our Roque Nublo tour consist of?

This is a private excursion, maximum 6 passengers, to see the best places in Gran Canaria. Both the most emblematic places and other hidden but spectacular places for us.
The guided tour will take place in a new vehicle with all kinds of comforts. In addition, there is a hiking part, where we will walk along one of the routes most used by the ancient aborigines of the island. At the end of this route is the majestic Roque Nublo. It is a sacred place for the aborigines, and is the most emblematic natural monument of the island of Gran Canaria.

How far will we walk?

Throughout the guided tour, we will make stops to get to know different parts of the island of Gran Canaria. Of course, the total amount of walking distance is entirely up to you. On our hiking tours in Gran Canaria we adapt to your needs, i.e. you will set your own pace and at the end, you will walk the distance you want to walk. The hiking part is completely optional, the hike up to Roque Nublo is 1,5 km uphill and 1,5 km downhill. This hiking route is marked as easy level. On this private excursion in Gran Canaria, we will provide you with walking poles and water to make the route easier, all included in the price.

How far will we travel?

The total distance in our minivan is about 130 km. Starting in the south of Gran Canaria, we will head towards the centre of the island and then east and finish in Maspalomas. Our minivan, “Lupita”, has all the comforts, such as individual air conditioning and USB ports for charging electronic devices. Above all, we want your experience with our private excursions in Gran Canaria to be as enjoyable as possible.

How long does this hiking tour in Gran Canaria last?

The total duration of the guided tour is approximately 8.5 hours. Starting at 9 a.m. and finishing around 5.30 p.m. in the afternoon.

Where and what are we eating?

We will have lunch in a picnic area located at the top of the mountains and perfectly equipped for all kinds of meals. In fact, this place is widely used by the “Canariones” for excursions and weekend family meals. In addition, this place has toilets, which the Cabildo de Gran Canaria maintains in perfect condition on a daily basis.
The food is home-cooked, made with fresh, seasonal produce, most of it bought from small local shops, so the quality is unbeatable.
We will contact you in order to know your preferences before the trip and to choose the food and drinks based on the information you have provided. In any case, as far as drinks are concerned, we would appreciate it if you could be as specific as possible (e.g. if you choose soft drinks, please specify the type).
Please note that we are in a protected natural area, therefore, we ask you to deposit all your waste in the waste bins provided.

If we don’t make commercial stops, does that mean I can’t buy a souvenir?

Of course not, when it comes to getting around the different stops we make during our private visit to Gran Canaria, we will find a wide variety of shops of all kinds. Most of them with local gastronomic and handicraft products, so you can buy any souvenir you wish.
on our private tours, we want to encourage local trade and traditional small businesses. All the extra expenses you incur go directly to them, we do not receive commissions of any kind.

Is everything included in this tour?

Included in the price: food, drinks, transport, pick-up, drop-off and all insurances.
As we have already mentioned in the previous question, the only extra cost would be if you decide to buy any kind of product in the local shops and stalls that you will find along the guided tour. But that is entirely up to you.
If you are a coffee lover, we can also stop at a local coffee shop after lunch if you ask us to do so and make your siesta time easier. That expense is also on you.

What clothes and shoes should I wear for the excursion?

To carry out the hiking tour to Roque Nublo, we recommend:
Comfortable shoes (trainers would be a good choice).
Warm clothes (near the coast you can be in a short-sleeved T-shirt, but on the summit it’s cold even in summer, sometimes it rains!)
Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen (logical, right?)
Mobile phones and all kinds of electronic devices you want with 100% charge (although in the vehicle we have a USB input for charging electronic devices in the passenger compartment).
For the hiking route to Roque Nublo, we will provide you with walking poles if you need them, included in the price.

What are the weather conditions?

The trade winds, the Gulf Stream and the orography of Gran Canaria have blessed this island with a wonderfully mild climate all year round. At any time of the year, you can enjoy different microclimates, depending on where you are: the coast, the midlands or the mountains. Near the coast, you can wear a short-sleeved T-shirt. But at the summit it is often cold, even in summer, and sometimes it rains! That’s why we recommend being prepared for all kinds of weather situations.
In any case, Sky Rebels reserves the right to modify the tour in case of adverse weather conditions.

What is the cancellation policy?

The company reserves the right to cancel the activity for technical or meteorological reasons. In this case the amount paid will be refunded.
If the client cancels the activity with more than 48 hours notice, the amount paid will be refunded, except for a 10% handling fee per passenger.
If the client cancels the activity with less than 48 hours notice, no refund will be made.
In any of the following cases, Sky Rebels will not refund the client:
The client is intoxicated or under the influence of drugs.
The activity is cancelled due to the client’s deliberate delay or failure to attend the activity.

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