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Event Info

Fri Sep 30  8am – Walk start Vegueta

Sat Oct 1    8am – Cruz de Tejeda

Sun Oct 2    8am – Santa Lucia

.     12 noon – Fataga church (The Last Leg)

. 5pm – Parque Sur (Caminata Maspalomas)

.     7pm – Faro de Maspalomas (The Big Picture)

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The Long Walk route 2022

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General Information

Join us for one, two or three days

Friday

30km

We start in Vegueta at 8am, finishing in Cruz de Tejeda about 6pm.

It’s a beautiful walk past Santa Brígida and San Mateo.

1500m altitude gain

 

Saturday

20km

A shorter walk on Saturday from Cruz de Tejeda to Santa Lucia. We start at 8am and will finish by 4pm.

Enjoy the cumbre in all its glory. the walk passes through Tejeda and San Bartolome.

 

Sunday

25km

The final stretch all downhill through the beautiful valley of Santa Lucia to Maspalomas. 

Start time 8am – finish 4pm

The walk is mostly downhill.

 

The Last Leg

If you can’t joins us for one day or the whole walk, come along for The Last Leg.

Walk 5km from Parque del Sur to the RIU Maspalomas. 10€ and you get a an amazing Long Walk t-shirt.

Schedule

Full List of Events 

Registration opens - June 1st

You can now sign up to join the prestigious Long Walkers club and help raise money for local charities in Gran Canaria!

 

Training walks - July 1st to September 30th

Every weekend we will do a nice walk in the mountains to prepare for The Long Walk. Join our WhatsApp group to keep up to date – +34 643 276 724

Registration closes - Sept 23rd

To give us time to finalise transport, accommodation and the support team, registration closes one week before the walk start.

Day 1 - The Long Walk - Sept 30th

At 8am on Friday September 30th  our intrepid Long Walkers and Day Walkers begin the ascent to the top of Gran Canaria.

Day 2 - The Long Walk - Oct 1st

Shortly after breakfast, our Long Walkers and Weekend Walkers begin the trek across the top of Gran Canaria to Santa Lucia.

Day 3 - The Long Walk - Oct 2nd

 After a morning dip in the pool, our Long Walkers and Weekend Walkers begin the descent to Maspalomas.

The Last Leg - 5pm - Oct 2nd

At 5pm our Long Walkers will be joined by the Last Leggers who will accompany our intrepid travellers on the last 5km of their journey.

The Long Walk end - 7pm - Oct 2nd

Champagne out. Our tired walkers will reach the final destination at the Hotel RIU in Maspalomas.

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration / Sponsorship

What is the latest date for registration?

The earlier the better so we can organise. The latest date is September 9th or September 23rd for the One Day Walk

How do I register?

Just go to the Join Us page and fill in the form?

Do I have to pass a fitness test?

If you are unsure if you can do the walk please join us on a training walk and we can tell you. Join our WhatsApp group and we’ll tell you when the walks are  – +34 643 276 724

How much does it cost?

One Day – 50€

Two days – 150€

Three days – 200€

This pays for insurance, organisation, support team, support vehicle, accommodation and anything else that might be needed to ensure we have a safe, successful event.

As all money raised goes to charities we encourage everyone to raise more than the event cost.

What help will you give raising money?

We will set you up with a personalised donation page on the website where you can send your sponsors to donate money.

Health & Training

Is the walk easy?

We cover an average of 80-90km over the whole event, and by day two it starts to get quite tough as your body begins to tire, your joints will really start to feel each step, especially when we begin to descend from the summit.

This is not an easy walk and you will need to prepare but most people are capable of doing it.

What training do you recommend?

Start with about one hour of brisk walking, and then add ten minutes extra every day. Or add one hour every week. Within 6 weeks you will know, near enough, what it is like to walk for a full day.

Training for going down hill is perhaps as important, if not more important, than training to go up, everyone who comes to this recognises that by the third day.

How do I join the training walks?

Join our WhatsApp group to request to join – +34 643 276 724

What is the maximum age

Our oldest walker in 2021 was 82 years old. However if you are worried it might be too much please ask your doctor beforehand.

Walk Info

Do I have to walk the whole way?

We have a support car that meets us at regular intervals, and a great team, so we are confident, with the right planning, we can get you through it, but we want all participants to be aware of themselves, and if necessary check first with your  doctor before committing.

If you don’t want to do the full 3 days, plenty of people join us for half days or just small sections, our aim is to keep you safe and have you be part of our message, that crossing a mountain may be difficult but it starts with one foot in front of the other. 

I don't think I can walk. How else can I help?

Anyone who feels they may not be suited to the entire challenge can still play a vital role cheerleading,
fundraising, helping with support and spreading the word. (We love cheerleaders, the more vocal the better, but all support is vital to getting us through this)

You can donate directly, you can help with the food, transport, logistics or please just spread the word and let as many people as you can know about us

 

Accomodation & Transport

Can I have a room to myself?

Yes you can. It will cost a little extra. Please contact us for the price.

What transport is included?

One day walker – Cruz de Tejeda back to starting point

Weekender – From the South to Cruz de Tejeda

Long Walk – From the South to the start point

Are all meals included?

They are! and they are pretty tasty too.

Join The Long Walk 2022

 Join us now for 1, 2 or 3 days, enjoy the Canarian mountains and surround yourself with awesome company while supporting the good causes in Gran Canaria.