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Caldera de Bandama. Gran Canaria

Route of hill-walking

The natural monument of Bandama composed of the Pico and the Caldera of Bandama gathered a special interest for its peculiarity and the importance of its scientific, cultural and scenic values. It’s the result of the last volcanic eruption in the Canary islands, about 2000 years ago.

For over a hundred years, the Caldera of Bandama has been welcoming tourists, explorers and scientific attracted by its beauty and the peculiar landscape.

Walking in the Caldera, a huge round almost perfect hole of 900 m in diameter, represents a unique experience. The route consists in walking down the Caldera from the “Mirador de los Cuartos” through a narrow and somewhat steep path and rambling from the bottom of the Caldera discovering the multiples views the place offers.

Throughout the day, we’ll enjoy learning about the wealthy flora which is present in the natural monument. We’ll comment the changes of landscape from the formation of the Vulcan up to nowadays and especially throughout the last 500 years of history in the Caldera; we’ll try to explain its such complex and spectacular geological formation.

Technical details of the route

  • Distance: approx. 2,000 metres.
  • Slope: 10º-40º.
  • Difficulty: middle for its slope and section of path somehow slippery.
  • Drop: 228m going down and 228m going up.
  • Walking time: maximum 1.30 hour.
  • Real time of the route including picnic break, observations, commentaries and pauses: 3 hours.

Option: We can follow the route after going out of the Caldera with the circular external route of the Caldera. It’s distant 3000 metres with easy level. Count 3 hours.

We recommend you to take hiking shoes and a light waterproof jacket (just in case!).
Route for individuals (up to four persons) or groups up to 25 persons ( families, associations, clubs…).
Hours: flexible from 9 am to 16 pm.

Languages: Spanish, French , English.

For more information and bookings, please contact us.

 
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