Pico de las Nieves: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Las Palmas: Bandama, High Peaks, and Roque Nublo Tour

1. From Las Palmas: Bandama, High Peaks, and Roque Nublo Tour

Explore Gran Canaria on a guided day trip from Las Palmas in an air-conditioned vehicle. Journey to the summit of Gran Canaria, view the volcanic landscapes of the Roque Nublo monolith, and visit the Cross of Tejeda to taste some local delicacies.  Depart from the Las Palmas city center and drive inland towards San Mateo. Have some free time to visit the local farmers market which stocks plenty of local products (only open on Saturday). Continue driving to reach Pico de las Nieves, the summit of Gran Canaria, which sits at 1,959 meters where you can enjoy stunning views of the high neighboring peaks, and if the weather is clear, see all the way to the island of Tenerife. Make your way to the Roque Nublo, a huge volcanically-formed basalt rock that is over 65 meters. Stop at the Cross of Tejeda where you can taste plenty of local Canarian products such as cheese, honey, and fruit. Visit the village of Teror, where you can go for a walk through the charming village and see the Basilica of the Lady of the Pine. Return to Las Palmas at the end of your day trip.

Las Palmas: 8-Hour Gran Canaria Island Highlights Tour

2. Las Palmas: 8-Hour Gran Canaria Island Highlights Tour

Head to the Bandama volcano, the first stop on this 8-hour tour. See the largest crater of an extinct volcano on the island and enjoy views of the east coast, mountains and Las Palmas. Continue to Santa Brígida, admire its historical center and grab a coffee at a traditional coffee shop. Continue up to Pico de las Nieves, the island’s highest point. Take in views that often include the neighboring island of Tenerife. Visit San Bartolomé, a mountain village with an ethnographic museum that you can visit free of charge. Stop for lunch at a traditional taverna in the village of Fataga (additional cost). Afterward, head to the Maspalomas sand dunes and enjoy 45 minutes of free time before returning back to Las Palmas.

Gran Canaria: Island Highlights Tour with Optional Lunch

3. Gran Canaria: Island Highlights Tour with Optional Lunch

Discover the best of Gran Canaria on this tour with a professional local guide. The guide will tell you all about the history, culture and nature of the island. The tour will start from the south of Gran Canaria with a pickup from your hotel. Then, you will drive around Gran Canaria to discover the most iconic landscapes, towns and architecture of the island. Stop in Pico de las Nieves to take in the stunning panoramic views of the island, learn about the volcanic landscape and observe the famous Roque Nublo. You can also opt to add a delicious traditional lunch in a restaurant. At the end of the tour you will be dropped back to your hotel.

Gran Canaria: The Volcano Heart Tour & Local Food Tasting

4. Gran Canaria: The Volcano Heart Tour & Local Food Tasting

Enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of the Gran Canaria biosphere reserve with this tour from Lomo Quiebre. Travel to the summit of Gran Canaria and discover the inland landscapes of the island and see the traditional Canarian cave houses. Be picked up by your guide and travel inland through numerous ravines, volcanic calderas, and gigantic rock walls. Go through rural villages with typical Canarian cave houses. Discover the natural wonders of the island beyond the beaches. Take a walk at sunset through the highest spot on the island and look out over a sea of clouds. Savor local flavors as you taste a range of products on the plains of an ancient volcano. See the great geological and natural icons of the island such as the Roque Nublo volcanic rock, the Roque Bentayga rock formation, the Tejeda Basin, and the verdant pine forests and mountains of Tamadaba. Relax on the return to your pick-up location.

Gran Canaria: "Peaks of Gran Canaria" Hiking Tour

5. Gran Canaria: "Peaks of Gran Canaria" Hiking Tour

We will pass track located in the central part of the island, near the highest peak of Gran Canaria - Pico de las Nieves (1957 m above sea level). One of the attractions is the view of the neighboring Roque Nublo, the east and south coast of the island and, if the visibility is good, the view of Pico de Teide (3718 m above sea level). In addition to attractive views of the surrounding villages, we will also see amazing rock formations and forests covered with Canary pine. After hiking we will visit a local restaurant where we will try regional dishes. Route specification Distance: 10km ↑ 400m ascent ↓400m descent Maximum height: 1917m Minimum height: 1650m Difficulty level Physical effort: 2 Technical difficulty: 1,5 Difficulty levels: 1 – easy 1,5 – easy / medium 2 – medium 2,5 – medium / difficult 3 – difficult The total time of the tour is about 9 hours, the duration of the trek is about 4.5Hours

Gran Canaria: Full-Day Customizable Private Photography Tour

6. Gran Canaria: Full-Day Customizable Private Photography Tour

Customize a private tour around and through the island of Gran Canaria on this full-day adventure. Let your guide and personal photographer help build an amazing vacation photo album during your trip. Visit local markets, take in unbeatable views, and visit must-see spots. Take a tour that follows you, not the other way around. Start your experience with pickup, then embark on a tour route tailored to your needs and set to your personal pace. Choose from a variety of possibilities like the Rainbow Rocks in the southwest or the cave houses in the municipality of Artenara. Visit Tilos de Moya, the small tropical forest in the north, or Pico de las Nieves on the very top of the island. Stop at local markets, taste authentic local food such as gold medal awarded cheese, wine, and rum. Choose to have an exclusive lunch in a cave restaurant with amazing views over the mountains (for a surcharge). As you explore, blend in and observe the local life as it is. Enjoy a personal journey where you get to discover places reserved only for the few. 

Gran Canaria highlights: Roque Nublo, volcanoes and tapas

7. Gran Canaria highlights: Roque Nublo, volcanoes and tapas

We are Ines and Juanjo, and we are here to offer the best experience to discover the highlights of Gran Canaria. With us you are not going on a bus tour in a large group going from one commercial stop to another. You will discover the real Gran Canaria accompanied by 2 local Canarian guides in a total private customized tour for a maximum of 6 passengers. During this experience, we will avoid all kind of commercial stops and hard selling. We will spend our time to visit the ashtonishing centre of the island, including typical villages and the incredible nature and views from the most emblematic points in Gran Canaria (Roque Nublo and Pico de las Nieves). You will learn about our history, culture and legends in an experience that you will never forget. Also, you will enjoy a real tapas meal in a picnic area with homemade Canarian and Spanish food.

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What people are saying about Pico de las Nieves

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 841 reviews

Very nice experience. Simon, the guide, was very knowledgeable and friendly. He explained everything on the way about the island history, agriculture and traditions. We made quite a few stops to enjoy the stunning views. In my opinion there were long enough to take pictures and absorb the beauty of it as well. Had a lovely experience to the local market where we tasted the local nuts, cheeses and drink and you can also buy them at a decent price if you want a good quality product. Had lunch at a nice restaurant, but that was optional, if not you can explore the area for one hour. Last stop was the aloe vera plantation were the owner explained to us how they look after the plant and how they process it. We tested the products and had a choice to buy them as well. Some were pricey but not mandatory to buy. Overall it is a worthy experience. I recommend it 100% if you want to see the mountain side of the island. It is breathtaking

Highly recommended Day Trip in Gran Canaria: Pavel is a most knowledgeable and talented guide who gave us a wonderful experience of the island. He also has a great sense of humour which made the trip even more enjoyable. The day was well structured to provide us with a lot of fascinating information and the chance to explore a little on our own when appropriate. We learned about history, traditions, canarian food, the climate, fauna and flora, and the economy of this lovely island. The itinerary provided us with great stops for photos and refreshments. We were even treated to a free mid morning coffee and sandwich. Lunch was in a nice restaurant with a typical canarian menu. The coach was comfortable and driven with skill by Salvador, a most experienced and friendly driver. Don't hesitate to book this excursion!

Excellent tour with a good mix of sitting on the bus and getting off to explore towns or taking pictures at scenic spots. Stop for lunch where you can have a set meal at a restaurant or buy sandwiches. Tour guide was very informative, friendly and always concerned that he didn't leave anyone behind at any of the stops. Driver was careful on the narrow windy mountain roads

One of the best travelling experience I have ever had! Highly highly recommended, Pavel is a passionate, knowledgeable and easy going guide. Very organized trip and smooth communication, unique view across the island from north to south! Special thanks to Salvador, top-class driver for sure!

Nice bus ride in a small group, we learned a lot of information about life in Gran Canaria, our questions were also answered very well, we were often pointed out to unique things on the island during the trip (e.g. cavehouse). It was a great trip and worth seeing.