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Hiking routes using public transport

Gran Canaria is great for hiking and there are many routes for different levels of fitness. But digital nomads are usually living in the capital city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, where you don’t have many options to hike. Since not everyone drives a car (and in high season it can be even very expensive or impossible to rent one), it’s good to know there are quite some areas that you can reach by bus. For most hikes the bus trip to get there will take around 1 – 1 ½ hours one way.

One of our valued community members, David, has been organizing hikes on Saturdays and/or Sundays for quite some time now. All of these hikes are accesible by bus and he shares the hikes and routes on Meetup. He shares detailed information about the route, ascent/descent, the level, what to bring, bus schedule, weather forecast, duration of the hike and more.

If you want to join one of his hikes, you can sign up on Meetup. If you want to organize a hike yourself for the community, check the #hiking channel in Slack. The hiking channel is one of the most popular sub groups in the community.

With the risk of sharing broken links (please let me know if it happens!) here are some of the hikes David organized in the past.

A 5½ hike from San Mateo to Telde via Valle de San Roque and Montaña Las Palmas, a 16km hike from Santa Brígida to Las Palmas via Barranco de Guiniguada, a medium circular hike near Maspalomas and an easy hike from Teror to Tamaraceite.

He has done a lot more hikes, so make sure to check out his Meetup group!

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