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The best Roque Nublo tour in Gran Canaria with 2 local guides (2023)

Roque Nublo tour

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

Roque Nublo tour

Roque Nublo tour

Without a doubt, the best hiking tour to Roque Nublo 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 46 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!

This is a private tour, specially designed to discover not only the highlights of Gran Canaria (like Roque Nublo, Pico de las Nieves or Agüimes), 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

Degollada de las Yeguas

Santa Lucía views

Hiking to Roque Nublo

Meal at the Biosphere Reserve

Pico de las Nieves

Caldera de los Marteles

Agüimes

Maspalomas Dunes

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

    • 100 € / passenger 

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

    • 105 € / passenger 

  • 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.



Reasons to choose this day trip

Without a doubt, the best hiking tour to Roque Nublo 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 46 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 tour is specially designed to discover not only the highlights of Gran Canaria (like Roque Nublo, Pico de las Nieves or Agüimes), 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. 7 hours


The local food

It’s not only about discovering Gran Canaria highlights 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 Gran Canaria

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 to Roque Nublo, 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):

  • 100 € / passenger

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

  • 105 € / passenger

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

  • 550 € / group, up to 6 passengers

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

  • 580 € / group, up to 6 passengers
Roque Nublo tour route

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 Roque Nublo 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?

Our Roque Nublo tour includes 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.
The company reserves the right to cancel the activity in case the required minimum number of passengers is not reached. In this case, the amount paid will be refund.
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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An unforgettable experience that involves legends, nature, music and much more!

  • 2 local guides.
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  • Maximum 6 passengers per group.
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  • 2 local guides.
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  • Canarian homemade food included.
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  • 2 local guides.
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  • Sandwiches / fruit included.
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Cuatro Puertas & Tufia

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After this, we will visit Tufia, a curious fishermen neighbourhood in which you will learn about the local hospitality.

  • 2 local guides.
  • No commercial stops.
  • Maximum 6 passengers per group.
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Would you like to make a route through Gran Canaria, at your own pace, and in a totally private group?

We have the experience you are looking for! We adapt to your wishes and design a personalised excursion according to your wishes.

  • 2 local guides.
  • No commercial stops.
  • Canarian homemade food included.
  • Private tour guaranteed.
  • Customized routes according to your timing and requirements.

Reviews

Camilla H
Camilla H
2024-06-18
Very nice trip in fantastic surroundings! Entertaining and knowledgeable guides who safely piloted us through lush rainforest and over steep mountains. Smooth pick-up and drop-off. Fun to experience a more unknown part of beautiful Gran Canaria. Recommended!
Nick
Nick
2024-06-18
Fun small group tour This was a special tour, with great energy, and a fun story was told that included you. The small group concept is great, and I’m really glad there were no commercial stops at all! If you are an avid naturalist then perhaps the level of detail could have been greater. For me this was more a positive than a negative.
Jessica S
Jessica S
2024-06-01
Amazing views Worth the visit, amazing canyon and when we went (afternoon) it was really quiet. It’s only a short walk along but definitely worth it
Mark B
Mark B
2024-05-14
Interesting ancient site if you don't mind a walk up a (usually windy) hill. If you need something local to do before a flight home, check out this ancient site. It's free for a start, and fairly close to the airport. The site itself is composed of 4 separate structures - the first is the Cueva de Cuatro Puertas (cave of the 4 doors) and is a small cave carved out of the hillside with views over to Las Palmas. Follow the steps up the hillside and turn right at the first information sign. Then walk up to the top of the hill (there's no fixed path so watch your step) to see the circular carved area that was used for libations (it's known as Almogarén). Come back down to the first sign and turn right, going round the other side of the hill to the Cueva de los Papeles (cave of the papers). There's a railing to stop you falling over the edge and this has been improved over the last year with a painted concrete foundation so it feels a lot safer. In order to access the last set of dwellings, the Cueva de los Pilares (cave of the pillars) you'll have to climb over a few rough-hewn steps and then walk along a more treacherous path but the views and the location are worth it. There are many theories about how old the site is, but most agree that it dates back to the Guanches, the first humans to settle the islands after migrating from the Berber tribe in north west Africa, although it's been used as a dwelling and animal storage into thr 20th Century. If you find it a bit windy going up the hill, it's usually calm on the other side (where the last 2 sets of caves are) and it's not a site to visit easily if you're unsteady on your feet. Be aware that someone lives on the house at the top of the hill, just before you get to the caves, so be courteous and don't block his exit or trespass in his clearly-marked garden - follow directions to the caves and then park just before the post box that signifies the start of his driveway. The path then continues up to the caves and past his house, which is also charming to look at as you go past. In all, an interesting excursion if you like aboriginal history, don't mind a scramble across rocks, and have time to spare. Just be sure to take the first turning right as you leave or else you'll get stuck in a one way section and have to turn back.
Willem T
Willem T
2024-05-10
Lovely day in Gran Canaria Our tour guides were excellent. They are very knowledgeable and passionate about their country and make your day very interesting and enjoyable. I enjoyed the tour and can strongly recommend them
Bente
Bente
2024-04-30
An experience beyond the ordinary An unforgettable day which gave good insight into a few corners of Gran Canaria's history, which also explains differently in the present. Incredibly sweet, helpful and knowledgeable guides, on top of that with a sense of humor and playfulness. Thanks, you two! Sky Rebels has my highest recommendation.
Venera L
Venera L
2024-04-10
Wonderful tour of Gran Canaria. What a fantastic tour by two local Canarians. Inez and Juan and not forgetting Lupita were entertaining , informative and great fun. They collected us and returned us to our cruise ship promptly. In between from North to South we saw amazing scenery, clouds, plants, biodiversity. The lunch was excellent and tailored to our requirements. We totally recommend this tour.
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GoPlaces55536644809
2024-04-04
Fantastic half day tour Great tour with two local, very experienced, friendly and funny guides. You will learn about some of Gran Canarias history, vegetation and animals with the waterfalls as highlights.
Kathrin K
Kathrin K
2024-04-01
An impressive day A very impressive trip thanks to Ines and Juanjo!!! Their warm and authentic manner made this day unforgettable. You can see how much they love and respect the landscape. Absolutely recommended!!!
Ariane D
Ariane D
2024-03-27
Very beautiful, unusual place. Magnificent site. Easily accessible and short (1.2 km A/R) but possible to do a trek of around 5km with good walking shoes and water.

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Roque Nublo Gran Canaria parking

Getting to Roque Nublo is a 1 hour on windy roads drive. If you don’t get at the right moment, you should have problems to leave your car. Keep in mind that it is forbidden to leave the vehicle on the asphalt, and the fine for doing so is 200€.

 
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