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WELCOME to my website..
..which is designed to encourage healthy active people to WALK and EXPLORE the magnificent mountains of Gran Canaria, Spain.

My name is Roger - known as 'Rambling Roger'. My wife Eileen and I have lived on Gran Canaria for almost 20 years, and we have discovered many varied hikes for all abilities of walkers on this island.

We believe we have written the best English language guide book for walkers in Gran Canaria, but would be happy to offer free advice to anyone considering a hiking holiday on our beautiful island, whether it be just for themselves or a walking club etc. We can also recommend English speaking walking guides for you if required.

Why come hiking in Gran Canaria ?

I firmly believe that Gran Canaria is one of the last great hiking destinations in Europe still to be truly discovered by the British hiker.

Gran Canaria’s nickname is the mini continent, and it really does live up to that name. There are many distinct areas..

THE definitive Guide for hikers and explorers.. by Rambling Roger, resident in Gran Canaria

I have completed 2 guide books for walking and investigating the wonderful interior of Gran Canaria.

Volume 1: The Shorter Options
This guide is intended more for the casual hiker ( who wants a half day walk ) and visitors who want to discover the real heart of Gran Canaria by car or on foot.

Volume 2: The Longer Options
This second guide is for the serious hiker who wants a full day trek.

Volume 1 'The Shorter Options' Guide has approx. 20 circular and 15 routes from A to B with the local bus times included, there are also over 30 there-and-back walks, all of these walks are designed to be half day hikes.
This Guide also includes lots of information of what to see and do in the many rural villages and towns, with suggestions of where to enjoy local specialities.

Volume 2 'The Longer Options' Guide has approx. 20 circular and 5 routes from A to B with local bus times included, these walks are full day walks and are designed for the serious hiker. All walks have full GPS information included.
I am aware that there are already various hiking books in English about walking on Gran Canaria, but none are written by a local resident with years of experience of the hiking routes on this island.

Both Guides are regularly updated and available in printed or PDF version

The PDF versions cost £12 / €15 each or £20 / €25 for both.

...read more detailed information about the guides - or click the button below to order or request futher information.



Les deux volumes de 'Ne quittez pas la Grande Canarie sans l'avoir vue..' sont également disponibles en francais.

Deux ouvrages indispensables pour se promener ou randonner, et explorer Gran Canaria (La Grande Canarie - Espagne).

Avec ses pittoresques villages d'habitations troglodytes, ses espaces naturels d'une époustouflante beauté, sa grande variété de paysages et de climats assurant des changements de décor rapides, ses dénivellations raisonnables, son climat permettant de randonner quasiment toute l'année, la Grande Canarie un paradis pour la randonnée.

'Lake at Lugarejos'

The great attraction of hiking on Gran Canaria is the tremendous variety of walks on such a relatively small island, and it also has the climate to hike most of the year.

There are a great number of footpaths and tracks on the island with spectacular views and very varied scenery, including lakes, forests and occupied troglodyte villages.

My advice to all visitors to Gran Canaria and the title of my Guide is:

'Don't Leave Gran Canaria
Without Seeing It'


  • Wow, this was really well spent money I can see from the voluminous material. I have been walking on many islands before but always spent a lot of time creating GPS guided routes from guide books, bad maps and Google map by myself. Now I can just lean back and look for the best routes for my short trip to Gran Canaria. Many thanks.

    Yngve - Åland, Finland
  • Since I purchased your Shorter Options guide from Free Motion we enjoyed three excellent walks without problems … these shorter hikes are a great addition for those of us who are mixing the walking alongside some more relaxing holiday elements (as well as some pretty serious climbing on a bike in my case).

    Tracey and Chris - England
  • Discovering Roger’s walks has been a life-changing experience, and brings us back year after year to this wonderful island. Roger gives us a whole new insight to Gran Canaria, a world apart from the beaches and touristic hullabaloo. Each route is carefully compiled to show varied and interesting examples of the islands different habitats, and the walks are carefully graded to suit all abilities.

    From coast to mountains, meadows to desert, Gran Canaria offers every kind of walk within a short drive, and Roger's pdf format is perfect. You don’t need to carry a book and can just reprint fresh the next time you do the walk, or download it to your smartphone. Roger’s attention to detail keeps you on the right track, and gives lots of local information not found in other guide books.
    Rory and Mary - England

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