Testimonials

  • 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

  • We would like to extend our gratitude to you for the job you put in making the guides for hiking on Gran Canaria! We have had great use of them, mainly the one for longer walks, during our one week stay on the island. Since we stayed in Tejeda most of our walks took place in that area, including walks to Artenara, Roque Nublo and Pico de las Nieves. But thanks to your guide we also hiked around Fataga/St. Lucia and towards Teror.
    We found your guides useful and up to date which, combined with using the online map available on ViewRanger, helped us discover this beautiful island. Our original plan was to buy the paper version of the map in Artenara. But after asking the nice people who run the shops in Artenara we had to realize that the map was not available there. For us this minor problem was easily solved by downloading the map. So thank you for giving us that advice also.
    Once again - thank you so much for your super-great guides and your help to make our stay unforgettable!
    Claire and Fredrik - from France and Sweden

  • 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

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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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