Testimonials

  • I just wanted to say thanks for your superb walking guides! We only managed to do 2 of them this time - Barranco de Guayadeque (wonderful with all the succulents, cacti, shrubs & flowers) and one from San Bartolome but hope to visit again and try out some more. The instructions were very detailed, accurate and easy to follow and the amount of information you gave about other related things - bus routes & times, weather, roads etc etc was so helpful. We were also really pleased with the super durable Discovery Walking Map - much better material than any you can buy in the UK - very easy to fold and fit into map case. We would definitely recommend your guides to others.
    Sally and Alan, UK

  • I ordered your guides back in September and I just wanted to thank you as they were brilliant and absolutely made our holiday to Gran Canaria last week. We have hiked in Gran Canaria and Italy before and it has often been a tad frustrating because the walking guides weren’t very clear, however yours were extremely thorough and reliable. We stayed in Meloneras and so did the Zone B hikes. As we had a car we especially enjoyed the circular walks, so more of those would be most appreciated!! Please keep up the good work!
    Jackie, UK - January 2018

  • Thank you for the best structured guides I have ever seen – I have a big collection of hiking guides – I have been collecting them for many years, I am 63. I am a former medical research scientist so I love structured hiking books - and I really think yours are miles ahead of all the other books I have - it is so easy to choose a hike using your system and you have thought of everything a hiker needs to now when planning a hike on Gran Canaria. Your "concept" should be sold as a template to many other hiking books as a way to do it.
    Jens, Denmark - October 2017

  • My wife and I have just returned from a wonderful holiday in Gran Canaria and felt I wanted to thank you for your fantastic walks - great routes and each very clearly described. he combination of text, paper map and GPS worked brilliantly. My only question is whether you know of anywhere else in the world that offers so much and is blessed with such clear guidance ! We were based in Tejeda and with such a picturesque town and a wide range of walks from the door we didn't even feel the need to hire a car. Many thanks for your contribution to a great holiday.
    Alan and Clair - March 2017

  • I just wanted to write to you to say how wonderful your walks were. We were in Gran Canaria all this last week, and walked one of your walks every day, with pleasure, gratitude and deep appreciation for your thoughtfulness and care. We will return and do more walks for sure.
    Jay Griffiths - February 2017

  • Thank you so much Roger for preparing such awesome hiking routes! We have enjoyed every single one we have done ! Our favourite has been The El Juncal Circle because of the breath taking views but each walk has been a delight. We will come back for longer and will discover more and more of this great island. Again thank you.
    Annick and Pierre, France

  • “We (Two 60 year old ladies) based ourselves in Santa Lucia for 4 days and in Tejeda for 3 days. We used your Long Walk guide for three splendid walks and were mightily impressed at the detail and accuracy of your descriptions. Apart from a couple of mistaken water tanks, we found every landmark and managed to use the buses to get around.
    Thank you for making our stay on Gran Canaria so enjoyable.
    Valerie, UK

  • “We have enjoyed using Roger’s guides on three occasions and most recently October 2015, we used the latest 2015 – 2016 version. These incorporate the new map for Gran Canaria, the “DWG Tour & Trail”, a very good hiking map.
    We have always found the instructions to be very good but the update and the new mapping make the routes even easier to follow. As a back-up, the “ViewRanger” App can also be used with this mapping.
    We thoroughly recommend this guide for walking in Gran Canaria.
    Nick and Paula, UK

  • A message to express our thanks for your efforts in producing your walking guides. We have now been to Gran Canaria twice and done 14 of your walks - 10 long & 4 short.
    Our experience is that Gran Canaria in early March is excellent for walking generally with good trails & views yet mostly quiet. We saw few people on our walks. We have been hillwalking regularly for about 40 years, buying many guide books & more recently using the internet & your guides are amongst the best we have seen. Your choice of walks caters for everyone from someone wanting a short walk to ultra walkers who can join up your circuits, from walkers with cars to those using public transport, and for all areas of Gran Canaria.
    We found the directions very clear, the timings very realistic and navigation was easy using the GPX files downloaded to the mobile with the ViewRanger app.
    Gerry and Sue

  • I downloaded a number of walks in the Tejeda area before coming to Gran Canaria. We used your walks for all of our 6 days on the island, and with a hire car were able to 'head south' if the weather was cloudy northwards. The walks were absolutely marvellous and really made our holiday. The directions are so good and helpful, both with things to look out for as landmarks, time progress (generally your timing was spot on). We did Walks 1,8,15,21,22 and 23.
    The addition of the Gran Canaria Tour and Trail map was good too as it gave an overview of the area being walked, used as I am to OS Explorer Maps in the UK, though it would be helpful if this had the path numbers on it too? * This will be implemented in the next issue of the map - Roger.
    Thank you again for this absolutely marvellous resource in such a stunningly beautiful area of the world.
    Andrew, England

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Don't Leave Gran Canaria Without Seeing It..

THE definitive Guide for hikers and explorers.. by Rambling Roger, resident in 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 Rambling Roger's Guides are regularly updated and available in printed or PDF version.


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