Camino Gran Canaria

Camino de Gran Canaria offers an excellent alternative Camino during the entire year:

It is interesting to see more and more pilgrims undertaking a Winter Camino for various reasons. However if you prefer warm days, a wonderful official Camino alternative is Camino Gran Canaria in Spain’s Canary Islands. It has two Churches of Santiago including one at the end that even has a Holy Door offering the same papal indulgences as Santiago Cathedral.

The walk starts in Maspalomas on the southern coast and ends in Gáldar on the northern coast. Credentials are available for the 4 day, 70 kilometer Camino. There are no albergues but there are a few hostels. You might not run into other pilgrims but there are some hikers on the trails. It even has a Parador in Tejeda for those who like luxury at times.

I loved this winter Camino and it also made for a great winter holiday/Camino as you can spend a few extra days at the beach.

Camino de Santiago de Gran Canaria Day 4

Day 4 Finca de Isa to Church of Santiago in Galdar. Feeling blessed to stumble upon this Camino de Santiago while riding out Covid on Gran Canaria Island. Day 4 was like the other days offering spectacular mountain scenery as well as grand views of the northern shore, the open sea, and the island of …

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Camino de Santiago de Gran Canaria Day 3 San Bartolome to Cruz de Tejeda

Day 3 was tough as well but the spectacular scenery made it worthwhile. A detour to Natural Monument Roque Noble offered more beautiful scenery. At the top the trail after Roque Noble followed a ridge line offering majestic mountain and valley views. The weather for January even up here in the mountains is pleasant. Warm …

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Camino de Santiago Gran Canaria; Day 2 Ayaguares to San Bartolome.

Days 2 Ayaguares to San Bartolome de Tirajana. Day 2 was tough, all up and down to San Bartoleme de Tirajana. There are two Santiago Churches on this Camino and both, by Papal Decree offer the same plenary indulgences as Santiago de Compostela in passing through the Holy Doors making this a particularly perfect Camino …

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Camino de Santiago Gran Canaria Island; Day 1 Maspolomas to Ayagures

Riding out Covid on Gran Canaria Island I learned there is a Camino de Santiago here. How could I not walk it. And some of the most beautiful terrain of any Camino. In the 16th century some Galician sailors, in thanks for being saved from a great storm after their prayers to Santiago, Built a …

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