2 independent reviews for Gran Canaria walking tours, Canary Islands

Reviews for Gran Canaria walking tours, Canary Islands

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review 3 Dec 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The varied walking.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Walking reasonably strenuous so need to be used to steep ups and downs. Few places take cards, so go with plenty of cash (there are ATMs).

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Made good use of local buses, and places chosen to eat out were run by local people with locally sourced food.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Very good. We really enjoyed the scenery on this lovely island. Bert, the leader was excellent in his flexibility. Weather conditions meant it was not possible to get to the summit peak on the allotted day, but he chose a lovely alternative walk. Hotels were adequate. We liked the one in Aguimes, lots of atmosphere but the rooms were very poorly lit so it was difficult to read.

review 25 Feb 2013

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The hiking was fantastic in Gran Canaria. The group was ideal in that we all seemed to be similar abilities and ages and there was no fear of feeling left behind. The guide was very enthusiastic and encouraging. Always felt very confident in the routes.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

The walking was quite challenging and should be entertained by walkers who are relatively fit and experienced only. The listing as moderate is fair and should be continued.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

We stayed in a small town 1.5 hours from the airport in a locally run hotel. There were few restaurants in the town and my impression was the group provided very welcome business to the town. The food appeared to be very fresh and locally produced. As a group we made little environmental impact as simply spent the days walking mostly using public transport.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

I thought the holiday was excellent as the members of the group got on exceptionally well with the ages and abilities very well matched. As far as walking, fresh air, scenery and local food was concerned I would only recommend. However, if one were looking for varied, gourmet food with a vibrant night life the town would not provide it. This to me was an advantage but if evening socialising was sought you might be disappointed. From my point of view it was ideal.

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