Roque Nublo

Roque Nublo: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Las Palmas: Bandama, High Peaks, and Roque Nublo Tour

1. From Las Palmas: Bandama, High Peaks, and Roque Nublo Tour

Explore Gran Canaria on a guided day trip from Las Palmas in an air-conditioned vehicle. Journey to the summit of Gran Canaria, view the volcanic landscapes of the Roque Nublo monolith, and visit the Cross of Tejeda to taste some local delicacies.  Depart from the Las Palmas city center and drive inland towards San Mateo. Have some free time to visit the local farmers market which stocks plenty of local products (only open on Saturday). Continue driving to reach Pico de las Nieves, the summit of Gran Canaria, which sits at 1,959 meters where you can enjoy stunning views of the high neighboring peaks, and if the weather is clear, see all the way to the island of Tenerife. Make your way to the Roque Nublo, a huge volcanically-formed basalt rock that is over 65 meters. Stop at the Cross of Tejeda where you can taste plenty of local Canarian products such as cheese, honey, and fruit. Visit the village of Teror, where you can go for a walk through the charming village and see the Basilica of the Lady of the Pine. Return to Las Palmas at the end of your day trip.

Gran Canaria: The Volcano's Heart Tour & Local Food Tasting

2. Gran Canaria: The Volcano's Heart Tour & Local Food Tasting

Enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of the Gran Canaria biosphere reserve with this tour from Lomo Quiebre. Travel to the summit of Gran Canaria and discover the inland landscapes of the island and see the traditional Canarian cave houses. Be picked up by your guide and travel inland through numerous ravines, volcanic calderas, and gigantic rock walls. Go through rural villages with typical Canarian cave houses. Discover the natural wonders of the island beyond the beaches. Take a walk at sunset through the highest spot on the island and look out over a sea of clouds. Savor local flavors as you taste a range of products on the plains of an ancient volcano. See the great geological and natural icons of the island such as the Roque Nublo volcanic rock, the Roque Bentayga rock formation, the Tejeda Basin, and the verdant pine forests and mountains of Tamadaba. Relax on the return to your pick-up location.

Gran Canaria: Island Highlights Tour with Optional Lunch

3. Gran Canaria: Island Highlights Tour with Optional Lunch

Discover the best of Gran Canaria on this tour with a professional local guide. The guide will tell you all about the history, culture and nature of the island. The tour will start from the south of Gran Canaria with a pickup from your hotel. Then, you will drive around Gran Canaria to discover the most iconic landscapes, towns and architecture of the island. Stop in Pico de las Nieves to take in the stunning panoramic views of the island, learn about the volcanic landscape and observe the famous Roque Nublo. You can also opt to add a delicious traditional lunch in a restaurant. At the end of the tour you will be dropped back to your hotel.

Gran Canaria: Full-Day VIP Tour by Bus

4. Gran Canaria: Full-Day VIP Tour by Bus

Climb aboard an air-conditioned bus and pass the typical village of Agüimes in the old aboriginal quarter en route to Guayadeque. Explore the dramatic caves, and then go to an aloe vera plantation to test the plants beneficial properties on your skin. Head north to take a stroll through Firgas. Then, pass small farms of traditional crops in the island's green interior. Marvel at the landscape of canyons and mountains and see the volcanic rock of Roque Nublo. Cross the mountain peak to pass through forests of pine and almond trees, and admire the village of Fataga in the "Valley of a Thousand Palm Trees" to complete your journey.

Gran Canaria Highlights Full-Day Tour by Bus

5. Gran Canaria Highlights Full-Day Tour by Bus

Explore the beautiful valleys of Gran Canaria by air-conditioned bus. Journey along the east coast to Arucas and visit the unique Gothic Church of San Juan Bautista. Go to a rum distillery and get the chance to sample the produce. Enjoy magnificent views of Las Palmas en route to the pilgrimage village of Teror. Experience first-hand why the Spanish poet Unamuno described the island as a “frozen tempest“ at sites such as Roque Nublo and El Teide mountain.  Then, pass the almond trees of Ayacata and the village of Fataga, known as the "Valley of a Thousand Palms." 

Gran Canaria: Full-Day Customizable Private Photography Tour

6. Gran Canaria: Full-Day Customizable Private Photography Tour

Customize a private tour around and through the island of Gran Canaria on this full-day adventure. Let your guide and personal photographer help build an amazing vacation photo album during your trip. Visit local markets, take in unbeatable views, and visit must-see spots. Take a tour that follows you, not the other way around. Start your experience with pickup, then embark on a tour route tailored to your needs and set to your personal pace. Choose from a variety of possibilities like the Rainbow Rocks in the southwest or the cave houses in the municipality of Artenara. Visit Tilos de Moya, the small tropical forest in the north, or Pico de las Nieves on the very top of the island. Stop at local markets, taste authentic local food such as gold medal awarded cheese, wine, and rum. Choose to have an exclusive lunch in a cave restaurant with amazing views over the mountains (for a surcharge). As you explore, blend in and observe the local life as it is. Enjoy a personal journey where you get to discover places reserved only for the few. 

Roque Nublo Area: Beginners Rock Climbing Lesson

7. Roque Nublo Area: Beginners Rock Climbing Lesson

Roque Nublo means Cloudy Rock, and this magical place is the most emblematic area of the island. This sacred rock for aborigins will be the landscape that you will see while rock climbing. In our spot, we can be relaxed in a pine forest while you learn the basic techniques for climbing and have knowledge about materials. You will have a chance for climbing at your own pace, and witness the sunset from the top of Gran Canaria. Also, you can enjoy a natural snack while you rest in hanging hammocks. Previous experience is not necessary as this activity only requires normal fitness. It's the perfect activity for beginners who want to try rock climbing or amateur climbers who want to improve their technique and enjoy the volcanic rock of Canarias. You will be always in the company of the guide with the top rope for safety.

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What people are saying about Roque Nublo

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 389 reviews

Day to discover the interior of the island! The guide's explanations were very interesting and we discovered the history of this fantastic island! The same tour can also be done on your own but you wouldn't really know the island's past and present.

What a wonderful excursion. The guide was so obviously in love with Gran Canaria and loved telling us all about it. I’d recommend this trip to anyone with a reasonable level of fitness.

Een geweldige dag gehad met een geweldige uitleg van den Belg !!!! Complimenten, wel de eerste keer dat wij een NL van uitleg kregen.!!!

This trip is a great way to get to know the highest points of the island. Our guide was knowledgable.

great excursion, nice tour guide, interesting places, fantastically beautiful view