We ask you to remember that this is a volunteer’s walk, where problems get solved along the way.
We ask that you ensure before walking with us you have fully paid your subscription (200€ – which can be collected as direct sponsorship to facilitate your walk) as this is how we pay for accommodation, food, insurance, support vehicles and organisation of the event.
We also ask that you tell as many people as you can, encouraging them to donate generously in exchange for the great challenge you are about to undertake.
Though we can guarantee you will have fun, we can also promise that this will hurt!
We will ask you to sign a waiver.
Clothing and footwear
We recommend comfortable clothes and appropriate footwear to participate on ‘The Long Walk’. Weather changes can alter the temperatures dramatically so be prepared with sufficient clothes, sun protection etc We recommend at least one waterproof jacket, a change of socks, and perhaps a fleece or similar for when traveling cross country at altitude.
Accommodation : We will stay the first night in Tejeda:
A magical place surrounded by sacred mountains: Roque Nublo, Bentayga and in the background looking towards the horizon where the sun sets, you can see the silhouette of the Teide, the highest mountain in Spain, which looms over the neighbouring island of Tenerife.
There are several cozy rooms, which will be split as twin rooms. There is an outdoor jacuzzi and a spa and pool in a place surrounded by pine forest, hiking trails, and open skies, it’s a perfect place for all mountain sports. The nearest town, Tejeda, has been named one of the most beautiful villages in Spain, it is a wonderful place.
Food will be included and there is a Wine/Beer package available for an extra 7€
Accommodation : We will stay the second night in Tunte : Rural Suite Santiago
Calle Bartolomé Febles, 2 Apartamento 1B, 35290 San Bartolomé,
Rural Suite Santiago de Tunte is a recently renovated beautiful old rural house, composed of 3 very welcoming and modernized apartments with all the comforts whilst still maintaining typical Canarian architecture and style. There are 3 different accommodations, “Pancho Guerra” Suite on the upper floor can accommodate up to 8 people with a room with a mezzanine and a view of the old village. “Tirajana” Suite accommodates up to 5 people and is on the ground floor with a beautiful patio. Suite “Tunte” is a spacious apartment for up to 3 people with a mountain view. This rural house is located in the old quarter of the village where also stands the Church of San Bartolomé de Tirajana, consecrated in 1922, which is our destination for the Day 2 of the Long Walk Gran Canaria 2020. Rural Suite Santiago is conveniently located only 120 meters from the church.
The space: on an internal patio, there is a Wine & Food cellar and also an inside courtyard where we will enjoy barbeque on Saturday evening.
Water & Food
We have a support vehicle to carry extra provisions and all your gear which will be available during pit stops and breaks along the route. While walking you will need to carry your own water, food and snacks.
You need to be prepared to walk at least 8-10 hours a day during The Long Walk, so make sure you know your own health and capabilities before joining. It is advisable to consult your doctor before undertaking such a long walk through the wilderness of Gran Canaria. Please, remember that we are using walking tracks and some of the routes are hours away from main roads or any towns or villages.
You should be over 18 years old, although we will consider family groups, so long as adequately prepared.
Basic insurance is included. In case you need additional insurance, please ask your usual insurance supplier.
We respect and appreciate our island and its beautiful natural environment, so we do not leave any rubbish behind and if possible we collect any we find along the way.
It is your choice, but we ask you not to smoke while walking as a preventive measure against fire and it is prohibited to leave any cigarette stubs behind anywhere! Do not leave any rubbish whatsoever!