Pico de las Nieves
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Las Palmas: Bandama, High Peaks, and Roque Nublo Tour

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

You'll depart from the Las Palmas city center from where you will head to the center of the island towards San Mateo. There you will be able to enjoy a short break of 30 minutes, with the chance to visit the farm market which stocks plenty of local products (only open on Saturday). From there you'll continue driving to reach the summit of Gran Canaria, which sits at 1,959 meters and is referred to as “Pico de las Nieves”. From this viewpoint you will enjoy stunning views of the high peaks, and if the weather is clear you will be able to see Tenerife. After that you will move down to "The Roque Nublo”, a huge basalt monolith rock more than 65 meters high which arose as a result of volcanic activity and erosion. This unique volcanic formation is protected as a natural monument. rom there you will stop at the Cross of Tejeda and its Parador National, where you can taste plenty of local Canarian products such as cheese, honey, and fruit. The tour will later finish in Teror, where you can enjoy a walk through the charming village and visit the Basilica of the Lady of the Pine.

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Gran Canaria: 8-Hour Lazy Wednesdays Tour From Las Palmas

2. Gran Canaria: 8-Hour Lazy Wednesdays Tour From Las Palmas

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.

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Lomo Quiebre: The Volcano's Heart Tour in Gran Canaria

3. Lomo Quiebre: The Volcano's Heart Tour in Gran Canaria

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 Lomo Quiebre.

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Gran Canaria: Full-Day Customizable Private Photography Tour

4. 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. 

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What people are saying about Pico de las Nieves

This was a very nice one day road trip around Gran Canary. The guide was very friendly, knowledgeable about the history and the spots of each stop and kept us engaged. There were a good number of photo shoot stops in the country side and walks around villages. The restaurant was amazing if you are a foodie like me, perfect to try the local cuisine and enjoy a great view.

The best guide I have ever met, Pavel is excellent in both languages, you can learn a lot of interesting things about Gran Canaria from him.

Great value for money ... I thought the trip was really great. Lots of great stops, great stories, wonderful memories ..

Great highlights stops for photos. Pavel was an attentive and fun tour guide. I enjoyed the tour very much.

Very interesting tour with many nice stops in small romantic villages