7 reasons to live the 7th Gran Canaria Walking Festival

The 7th edition of the Gran Canaria Walking Festival will take place from 24th to 28th October 2018. This international hiking event brings you the opportunity to explore #GranCanaria #GreatDestination with your 5 senses. You will discover the most authentic side of the island thanks to Gran Canaria Natural and Active and the official sponsor of the event the Cabildo de Gran Canaria through The Gran Canaria Tourist Board(www.grancanaria.com)

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Bohemian Hideaway: love at first sight

It is impossible to resist the charm of Bohemian Hideaway Rural Houses: La Labranza and El Pajar that are more than 100 years old.

This rural estate is located in the stunning Santa Lucia de Tirajana, in a valley of palm trees and olive trees, surrounded by magnificent mountains. This idyllic scenary brings you the opportunity to relax in nature with beautiful hiking and bike routes, between more incredible outdoor activities.

The old building of the farm has been carefully renovated and has retained its Canarian character. Moreover, its pool and garden are the best option to disconnect in an spectacular place.

El Pajar Rural House

Once the farmhouse stables and later used as storage for drying tobacco, El Pajar has been beautifully renovated to receive guests. The house is a fusion of modern design classics with traditional architecture. El Pajar has all of the modern comforts of home and can host up to 4 guests in two separate double bedrooms. There is the option to add an extra guest on the sofabed.

La Labranza Rural House

La Labranza is one of the two houses on our Bohemian Hideaway private estate, where you will find everything you need for an unforgettable vacation. You will love the architecture and furnishings of the rooms, and the palm tree pool is just steps from your door. The Labranza is ideal for up to 4 people, with the option of an additional bed. All the rooms are accessed by the patio and the stairs, as usual in the Canary farms.

The rural houses Bohemian Hideaway are the ideal choice to live an authentic experience. Enjoy breakfast under the old olive tree, take a dip in the refreshing pool and spend time in its refreshing pool surrounded by exotic palm trees... it sounds good, isn't it?

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Gran Canaria Natural and Active, which aims to promote Gran Canaria as a natural destination, keeps on growing thanks to the support of international hiking festivals across Europe. In previous years, Gran Canaria Natural and Active, organiser of the international hiking festival "Gran Canaria Walking Festival" has twinned with acclaimed festivals like Cowal Fest (Scotland), the International Nordic Walking Festival (Italy) or the Walking Festival Ameixial (Portugal). In addition to this, the association has synergies with the European Ramblers Association which already has 3 million members in Europe.

This year the management board has been invited to participate in the first edition of the Val d’Aran Walking Festival. Mr Manuel Palenzuela (vice president of Gran Canaria Natural and Active) participated in the event and the twinning ceremony between both festivals. Thanks to this act, the collaboration that began in past editions of Gran Canaria Walking Festival continues. The Val d'Aran Walking Festival organizers attended to previous editions of Gran Canaria Walking Festival to learn the know-how of the most international hiking festival in the Canary Islands.

The Val d'Aran Walking Festival held from the 2nd to the 8th July 2018. The board of directors of the Gran Canaria Natural and Active presented a commemorating plaque on the 8th July, the last day of the festival.

The VII edition of Gran Canaria Walking Festival will take place from the 24th to the 28th October 2018. It will show the natural and real side of Gran Canaria to hikers from all over the world: its most wonderful spots, its gastronomic and cultural wealth, Gran Canaria as a starlight destination and local people's joy. The festival continues breaking records thanks to the support of new sponsors and more than 50 partner institutions and companies.

Gran Canaria Walking Festival is sponsored by Gran Canaria Tourist Board, Gran Canaria Biosphere Reserve and the city councils of San Bartolomé de Tirajana - Maspalomas Costa Canaria, Villa de Moya, Villa de Agaete, Valleseco y Artenara. It is promoted by partner companies that provide local products with unique snacks, high-quality beverages, exotic and typical products, the varied offer of leisure and experiences on Gran Canaria. The festival is supported by the media and national and international entities.

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Have you already decided if you are going to visit this wonderful island? Then read our tips to discover why you should adventure yourself in our “miniature continent”.

Gran Canaria is famous for its majestic beaches but… if you dare to explore his most hidden side you will discover an ocean of mountains with a unique ecosystem. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) here you can breath some of the purest air from all Spain. In this website you can find a huge list of lookout points and natural spaces from the island.

Want to know its culture? Well, in that case if you keep reading our website you will find a list with several museums of all around the island that show our rich culture. Did you know that more than a thousand cultures have mixed with this island at some point through history?

Do you feel that your stomach is empty? If you are starting to feel hungry we recommend you to try our delicious gastronomy, simple, but with a great variety. This island has 21 municipalities, all of them with a unique taste for an island full of flavours. If you like wine, we recommend you wine cellars like Bodega Los Berrazales, Bodega la Higuera Mayor, Bodegas Bentayga o Bodega Las Tirajanas. And if you want to try different canarian food we recommend you to visit Sabor a Canarias.

Do you know already where to stay or where to get good experiences? In our website, you will find a big selection of accommodations to choose. Find the perfect place for your holidays and forget about the stress of the city, here you can choose from charming rural houses to modern hotels with spa and a wide range of services available. Moreover, if you want to live incredible adventures in the nature, you will find in our website services like Climbo, Vivac Aventura, Canarias on Foot, Ça marche à Gran Canaria or Macaronesia Tours where you can enjoy great experiences.

Do you know how to move around the island? If you don’t know exactly how to move around the wonderful places of Gran Canaria, Dolar Rent A Car will be happy to offer you his services.

Don’t wait until someone tells you about it!! And find in our website all that you must know about Gran Canaria, what to do, what to eat, what to see… everything!

If you already have visited the island and you really desire to come back because you can’t live without Gran Canaria, take a look at our social networks and let us a comment telling us about your favourite places and food. We will be waiting for you!

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