Roque Nublo Walk with Tapas in Fataga VillageGran Canaria, España
This tour offers a great opportunity to explore some of Gran Canaria's most fascinating natural treasures and landscapes. Your guide will accompany you to the Degollada de la Yegua viewpoint and then for a close-up visit to the towering Roque Nublo. Ana Isabel, one of our expert local guides, says, ‘Roque Nublo is a volcanic rock formation standing at 1,813 metres above sea level. The name means “clouded rock” because it is often shrouded in mist and clouds. Its striking appearance and panoramic vistas are a big part of the appeal.'
First, you'll head towards the centre of the island, taking in the mesmerising landscapes of the Degollada de la Yegua, where you'll stop for a photo opportunity. This mountain pass sits at around 1,000 metres overlooking a 15km-long canyon with smooth sides and sharp, almost vertical ridges. Next, we'll make our way to the star of the tour, Roque Nublo. This mighty monolith towers over 70 metres straight up, formed by the ancient volcanic activity that produced the island itself.
At Roque Nublo, you'll have free time to enjoy an easy hike to get a closer look at the rock and appreciate the 360-degree views from one of the highest points on the island. After the walk, it's time to relax and refuel with some tasty Canarian specialties in Fataga, a whitewashed village with traditional houses and a church. You can stroll around and explore its bougainvillea-clad and plant-packed alleys before we head back.