Walking in Gran Canaria, Caldera de Bandama, the volcano and wine routes

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Location: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria / Gran Canaria, Spain Tour code: 0037TBW52 Short URL: https://goo.gl/jxrwr5 Price from: 55.00
  • Activity Walking in Gran Canaria, Caldera de Bandama, the volcano and wine routes
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  • Duration approx. 4.0 hrs
Caldera de Bandama, the volcano and wine routes, to reach the bottom of the Caldera de Bandama (Caldera = Crater) we will have to descend around 200 metres first to start our hiking tour.

On our way down, the air we breath here, the sounds we hear and the vegetation we see makes you realise that we are entering in an complete isolated world. An impressive place which makes you feel like walking in Jurassic Park, hostile and idyllic at the same time and the whole life has its own pace here.

Visiting the Caldera de Bandama will make us understand Gran Canaria´s geologic origin. The Island which is like all of the canaries the result of their volcanic history spread over thousands of years. This is why the Bandama Natural Monument is part of the Tafira Protected Landscape.

The moment we reach the centre of the crater the impressive crater walls surrounding us will make you feel really small and once more you will feel like walking in some kind of historical TV documentary.

Because of its isolation, time has created in the Caldera de Bandama the perfect environment for the growth of many rare plants, only found there and gave this place its special botanical significance. The Dama de Bandama is a beautiful little flower growing there, unique in the world and therefore highly protected.

The Pico de Bandama is one more volcano located in one of the sides of the Caldera de Bandama and rises up to nearly 1000 metres above the sea level.

Agustinito is only known inhabitant at the Caldera de Bandama, who has been living on this place for decades.

Walking along the perimeter of the volcano is the next part of our route and it will give us a different perspective of the volcano.

The area around the Caldera de Bandama is by now the biggest and most popular wine producing area of Gran Canaria. The soil and climatic conditions in this area are the ideal conditions to produce a fantasticcanarian wine and are the main reasons for the farmers to set up their vineyards. Whilst walking the area we will have the chance to see some charming old family wineries.

The production and exportation of the local wine has been for a long period in history a very important part for the Canary Islands Economy. We recommend you to buy or at least try some of the excellent wines produced on the Islands which have reached international recognition by now because of their high quality. Even the old Shakespeare already mentioned his weakness for the canarian wines in some of his books.

So how could we finish off our hiking tour any better then to make you taste some of the Gran Canaria wines in one of the wineries in the Bandama Area.

You will love the taste of it,



This activity is only available on: Friday
This ticket is only valid for the selected date
This activity is available in: Spanish, English

More Details

Route details
  • Difficulty:Medium
  • Estimated route duration:Aprox. 3,5 hours
  • Length: 6 Km
  • Descend:268 m
  • Ascend:268 m
  • Type of route:Circular
  • Type of trail:Stony nature trail, Dirt paths, Tarmack

Further informations
  • Max. number of people:8
  • Min. number of people:2


What is included?
- Transportation
- Nature coordinator
- Picnic (sandwich, piece of fruit, local sweet and water)
- Route insurance
- Wine tasting in a Local Winery

Notes
Walking shoes required
Pick up point: In front of the Tourist Information Office (Yumbo Centre Playa del Inglés). We also pick up at the hotels located in Playa de San Agustín, Playa del Inglés, Maspalomas and Salobre area
German and French tours under request

Local operator information
Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher.

Further Informations
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