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  1. wanderingeducators
    May 13, 2014 @ 8:02 pm

    Lovely place! and the waterfalls sound enticing…
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      May 13, 2014 @ 8:57 pm

      It’s so beautiful. And, as our guide pointed out, every time you go, you discover something new. When we return, we’ll definitely bring a swimming costume.

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  2. Lillie - @WorldLillie
    May 14, 2014 @ 4:34 am

    The writing in this article is poetic…
    What lovely trees in the photos!
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      May 14, 2014 @ 9:35 am

      Thank you, Lillie. We went big on trees in the photos. Just couldn’t help ourselves.

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  3. Sophie RR
    May 15, 2014 @ 4:20 pm

    This looks like a great hike. Fab photos too.
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      May 15, 2014 @ 4:23 pm

      It is indeed, Sophie. We’ve banged on about it a lot, but we can only reiterate: Gran Canaria’s a top trekking destination. Luckily, our boots were made for walking.

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  4. Paul Graham
    May 15, 2014 @ 4:30 pm

    Great photos and looks like a wonderful trek. Did not know it was designated biosphere. Thanks for sharing.
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      May 15, 2014 @ 5:31 pm

      Thanks, Paul. We’re here to offer an alternative take on Gran Canaria. For one thing, we’re not always banging on about the weather.

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  5. Val-This Way To Paradise
    May 15, 2014 @ 9:56 pm

    Besides eating and travel, hiking is my next favorite thing. This looks like a great area for it!
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      May 15, 2014 @ 9:58 pm

      It’s definitely one of the best areas on the island to hike, Val. Although we’ve also enjoyed trekking our very own Camino de Santiago.

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  6. Jennifer
    May 16, 2014 @ 6:03 pm

    Some people may scoff, but I actually love guided walks and guided hikes through destinations that are new to me. A local expert will be able to answer questions and impart information in a much friendlier way, and more efficiently, than me constantly googling my questions. Glad you live in such a great trekking destination!
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      May 16, 2014 @ 7:19 pm

      We see where you’re coming from, Jennifer. We like to do both. They’ve definitely made the island more hiker-friendly with new signposts, though. However, this was an area of Gran Canaria we know less about than others.

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  7. Charles @ The Barefoot Nomad
    May 17, 2014 @ 12:57 am

    Looks like a great place for a hike. I love hiking up to a waterfall. It just makes for a great destination.

    By the way, does a wild olive taste very different from a normal olive and were any in season on your hike?
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      May 17, 2014 @ 9:24 am

      There are a succession of waterfalls, Charles. Regarding the olives, we’ve since found out that they’re smaller than your average one. So, we thought they hadn’t ripened yet. Hey ho, another reason to return though.

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  8. Mary @ Green Global Travel
    May 18, 2014 @ 12:55 am

    I didn’t realize that Gran Canaria is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Sounds like we should add it to our wish list! Cooling off under a waterfall sounds like the perfect reward after a day of hiking.
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      May 19, 2014 @ 12:16 am

      Thanks for your lovely feedback, Mary. Yes, Gran Canaria’s like that. It still continues to surprise us when we discover something new about the island.

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  9. noel
    May 20, 2014 @ 5:58 am

    I love nature hikes, this would probably be something I would enjoy doing if i visited and a waterfall it sounds perfect
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      May 20, 2014 @ 10:48 am

      And there are so many hikes to choose from on the island. Noel. We look forward on writing about them all. Watch this space for the next one.

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  10. Luis
    May 20, 2014 @ 10:35 am

    Yes, It’s our fully representative english of Valsequillo… 😉

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    • Gran Canaria Local
      May 20, 2014 @ 11:02 am

      We’re big fans of Valsequillo English, Luis. It’s one of our favourite kinds of English.

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  11. Terry at Overnight New York
    May 22, 2014 @ 9:20 pm

    What a glorious place for a hike. And I’m with you — am is always better than pm, and not just for beating the heat. The morning feels fresher and full of potential. Pretty place.
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      May 22, 2014 @ 10:30 pm

      Isn’t it just, Terry? Oh, you’re an early bird too. That’s good to hear.

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  12. Trekking Tours on the Canary IslandsTypical Non Spanish
    November 24, 2015 @ 12:57 pm

    […] Not many people know that Gran Canaria has its very own Camino de Santiago. This route which sees pilgrims progress between two churches dedicated to Saint James has been extended to a three-day, 75km coast-to-coast hike. I enjoyed a rather gentler, very much family-friendly, stroll with Valsequilleando when I hooked up with them one Sunday morning to walk in the east of the island’s Barranco de los Cernicalos. […]

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