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 both nights at our base camp in Tejeda : Finca La Isa
Finca La Isa, 1, 35369 Tejeda, Spain

Eco-Finca La Isa is 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. 

The Long Walk Base Camp is located in the municipality of Tejeda, near Cuevas Caidas. It is a space dedicated to rural ecotourism and is classified as an ecological farm. There are several rural houses and porches with cozy rooms. It has an outdoor jacuzzi and is surrounded by hiking trails, it’s a perfect place for all mountain sports. The nearest town, Tejeda, has been named one of the most beautiful villages in Spain and a neighbouring farm cultivates the award winning Agala Wine to enjoy in this wonderful place.

Each country-style holiday home features a private terrace with barbecue facilities. All units have their own private parking and entrance, and come with a living room with a sofa bed, a flat-screen satellite TV.  There are also beds available in shared rooms for those who really want to get to know their fellow walkers better.

Complete with a dining area, kitchens are equipped with modern appliances including an oven and coffee machine. A dishwasher is available in some units.

Other facilities at Finca La Isa include a shared hot tub. Private bathrooms come with a bath and hairdryer, and towels and linen are provided.  Bed spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

One-Bedroom House
Number of guests: 4 adults
75 m²   Non-smoking room
Bedroom 1: 1 large double bed
Living room: 1 sofa bed 

Two-Bedroom House
Max number of guests: 7 adults
90 m²   Non-smoking room
Bedroom 1: 1 large double bed
Bedroom 2: 1 single bed  and 1 large double bed
Living room: 1 sofa bed

Three-Bedroom House
Max number of guests : 10 Adults
110m² Non-smoking room
Living room: 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 1: 1 large double bed
Bedroom 2: 1 large double bed
Bedroom 3: 1 double bed and 1 sofa bed

We have also booked spare capacity in the shared hostel rooms, so everyone should get a couple of good nights sleep… you’re going to need it! 🙂

Food  

Evenings and mornings we will be making our own dinner and breakfast, though their will also be some food provided by Finca La Isa. Please inform the organizers if you have any allergies or special meal request. For the first night; think spaghetti bolognese, salad, bread and for the second evening a barbeque style meal ( meat and vegetables ) etc.  Any particular delicacies you would like to share can also be brought at your own discretion.

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.

Health
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.

Age
You should be over 18 years old, although we will consider family groups, so long as adequately prepared.

Insurance
Basic insurance is included. In case you need additional insurance, please ask your usual insurance supplier.

Nature
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. 

Smoking policy
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!

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 you have fully paid your subscription (200€ – which can be sponsorship) 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! 

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