The best Roque Nublo tour in Gran Canaria

Roque Nublo tour

Discover the real Gran Canaria, without commercial stops and authentic Canarian 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 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 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:

Selena E
Selena E
2022-08-28
Really special tour! The tour is highly recommended! On the Saturday there was actually no possibility to do the tour, but Juanjo and Inés converted it so that we could come along! Juanjo and Inés are super friendly, tell you everything about the places you visit and make it a special day. You can tell they do this with a lot of passion!
Michelle
Michelle
2022-08-22
Lovely day We enjoyed every moment of our trip last Saturday. Every view was stunning and Juan and Inez made it a fun, playfull but interesting day. We would definitely recommend this tour, but wouldn’t with (small) children because of the long day and walk.
Alabamma
Alabamma
2022-08-21
Excellent private tour *** The BEST day of our holiday *** I am going to begin this review with my feelings when we pulled up at our hotel at the end of the day. I was disappointed. Disappointed that our wonderful day had come to an end! My husband our three children and I spent the day exploring all the incredible things Gran Canaria has to offer with Ines and Juan. They picked us up at our hotel entrance at 9.00. They were there on time waiting for us. Their car is immaculate and very comfortable and our tour was tailored to our needs. We first drove to the Gran Canaria mountains, stopping in Degollada de la Yegua and Santa Lucia Valley which both have spectacular views. Then we drove on to Tunte (a traditional Canarian village) where we walked around with Ines who taught us about the history of the island - from the architecture and traditional building methods to the ancient religions and beliefs of the first Canarian settlers. We also had a delicious homemade Canarian snack here which we all really enjoyed. Then we drove on to Presa de los Horno. We stopped for lunch at the Biosphere Reserve and Ines and Juan made us a beautiful homemade Canarian meal made with local products. They catered to our specific requirements and produced a luxury lunch for us washed down with an excellent bottle of Rioja and local honey rum! After lunch we went to Pico de las Nieves , the highest point in Gran Canaria and then to Caldera de los Marteles - a volcanic crater - which is very interesting to see up close. We then drove to Agüimes (the village of craftsmen) which was beautiful and not touristy. We had a coffee and ice cream in a traditional bar. Then we then drove to the east coast where we discovered how windy it is there! And finally to the Maspalomas Dunes which look like a mini Sahara desert in Gran Canaria! They drove us back to our hotel and we arrived at about 6:30pm. Every minute of the tour was interesting and fun. Ines and Juan were such excellent guides and entertainers. They kept us all happy and laughing all day which is all the more impressive with 3 children. We covered a lot of ground, saw so many things and learned so much but it wasn’t a tiring day. It was fun, fascinating we were all sad when it was over! We highly highly highly recommend SKY REBELS!
evi
evi
2022-08-10
Amazing experience with the most perfect local guides We booked the Unesco tour of one day. What a great experience! Juanjo and Inés are wonderful people, fun, caring and they have such a great knowledge that they want to share with you. You discover the canarian history, culture and important facts. You go to places no other tours or public go. And ofcourse there is Lupita, a fun personal touch for the kids. For lunch we had a homemade picknick (made by Inés with love, excellent chef) with local ingrediënts and fruits, all traditional food. We were so amazed by the tour and this lovely people that we immediately booked another tour, the Barranco de las vacas. Then we visited the Salinas and also a real cave. There we enjoyed a magnificent view and some local food (once again thanks to the chef) during a rest inside the cave. Again an unforgettable experience. If you are looking for the perfect local guides who are passionated in what they do, Juanjo and Inés are just perfect! We had an unforgettable experience!
Carlos_At_Spain
Carlos_At_Spain
2022-08-05
Descubriendo los orígenes de Gran Canaria He realzado las dos excursiones que duran un día con Sky Rebels, ambas se complementan a la perfección, una centrada en la naturaleza de la isla y otra en la historia de la isla, sin solapamiento en las zonas visitadas. Ambas excursiones muy recomendables
Carlos_At_Spain
Carlos_At_Spain
2022-08-05
Excursión bien planificada, puntual y profesional para adentrarte en la historia de Gran Canaria Una excursión muy recomendable para entender la historia de la isla. Inés y Juanjo conocen muy bien los rincones de la isla y te hacen sentirte en familia. Comer de picnic con ellos es un lujo. Muy atentos y profesionales. Muy recomendables.
MP
MP
2022-08-04
Great tour, yummy food away from the touristy beaten path. This was our third excursion with Sky Rebels and it took us to some genuinely local places that tourists don't usually get to, and we were blown away. Let me say that I usually try to book things with different tour guides wherever I go so I can get the most out of my stay but from the get go we all loved Juanjo and Ines and decided to stick with them. And I’m so glad we did, they know their stuff and go out of their way to make you feel super welcome and show you unique experiences that most tour places don’t offer. On this tour we visited Ingenio and learned how water was used and what life was like for farmers in the 18th century. Then we were taken to visit an authentic castle built into the rocks by the ancient inhabitants of Gran Canaria. Finally we visited a nice village on the coast where we got to experience the warmth of the people of Gran Canaria away from touristy spots (thank you very much for "la cuchara", mininno!). On all three days we were offered to taste local products which we loved. We will definitely be booking our tours with Sky Rebels again when we are back in Gran Canaria. These guys are awesome, we very highly recommend them!
MP
MP
2022-08-04
Visited a beautiful little town in the south of the island. On this tour, Lupita, Juanjo and Inés took us to see Puerto de Mogán and get to know it "like a local". It is a beautiful and very touristy village, but full of secrets and stories that Inés and Juanjo shared with us that few people know about. Afterwards we went to visit Amadores Beach, where they offered us to stay for the rest of the day if we wished (unfortunately we hadn't brought any beach equipment, but the next day we went to spend the day on our own). I recommend bringing your stuff and spending your day there afterwards. Ask them about arranging for this as it is a great way to end the day.
MP
MP
2022-08-04
Awesome, fun tour! We did the three excursions that Sky Rebels has to get to know the sites of Gran Canaria in a more personal way, and I am glad we decided to stick with them and do all the tours they offer, it was a great experience. On this excursion we visited the Barranco de las Vacas, a very picturesque place where we were able to take several photos. Then came the surprises, we went on a short walk to some hidden caves that blew us away. Finally we visited a very windy beach where we could see surfers practising windsurfing. It was a great day, no doubt. The tour guides, Juanjo and Inés are super nice and personable and know their Canary Islands history. They made it a very interesting and fun trip for us. Many thanks to Inés, Juanjo and of course Lupita!
wouter v
wouter v
2022-08-01
Zeker doen! Uitstekende en zeer enthousiaste gidsen, Zeer lieve en vriendelijke mensen. Je ziet unieke plaatsen vanuit het oogpunt van de locals. Zeer informatief. Je leert iets over de geschiedenis van Gran canaria

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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