Excursion on Gran Canaria "Wine and more"
Excursion in a small group with many impressions, lunch on a beautiful finca in the mountains and wine tasting at the wine growers.
In this varied full-day excursion in a small group (with a maximum of 8 guests), not only wine lovers will be fully satisfied. This offer is our alternativity to our individual tours, for guests who like it sociable, but without interest in the usual bus excursions of large tour operators.
On this tour you will see different sides of Gran Canaria and get an authentic insight on a winery in the mountains, with a wine tasting of award-winning wines.
Even the culinary highlights at lunch on an idyllic Guachinche (farm with winery, restaurant and farm shop) are not too small.
Due to the small size of the group there is always a lively exchange among the guests and nobody is left out. Therefore, this trip is also recommended for solo travelers and singles.
We start with the minivan in the resorts in the south of Gran Canaria and pick you up right at your accommodation. We drive along the east coast, to the city of Telde Here we have a look at attractive coastparts and then to the old town of Telde with its ur-Canarian flair and the Basilica San Juan Bautista.
From there we continue to the interior of the island and visit the winery Bodega Hinojo in Montaña Las Palmas. This bodega is a small family business, which only we visit and which produces excellent wines. You can expect a hospitable winegrower family with professional honor and no mass processing. After an insight into the cultivation of the different grape varieties and the production we try the different wines: First a fruity dry white wine (blanco seco), which is Baco Gold awarded, then a fruity young red wine (tinto seco joven) and then a dessert wine.
For wine tasting there are from the winemaker himself pickled olives, some bread and canarian cheese.
Each participant can get a free book (English and Spanish) about wine growing on Gran Canaria.
Then we continue the excursion through the mountains to the agricultural town of Valsequillo. Just outside we look at the farm on a Guachinche with an incredible variety in cultivation:
They grow an unbelieveable diversity of fruits, tropical fruits, vegetables, herbs and medicinal plants: From avocados to bananas and lychees, mango, oranges, Apselsinen, pomegranate, peach, star fruit, papaya, olives, figs, potatoes, salads, peppers, tomatoes, Guavas, limes, lemons, wine and coffee, just to name a few.
Of course you can also taste the fruits directly from the plant.
Then we will have a rich lunch on the Guachinche Viña Cantera. Everything is largely from the own (organic) production and is freshly prepared.
You get the food on this Guachinche also the selfproduced wines (tinto seco & blanco seco).
The own olive oil has a good quality, the bread is also selfbaked and the meat prepared on an open grill. There is something for every taste and here is worked and prepared with love. Also on vegetarians or people with food intolerances we are set.
After lunch we continue the excursion through the mountains of the original Gran Canaria with breathtaking views and unforgettable panoramas. At various points you have enough opportunity to take great pictures and enjoy the view.
We usually drive along a beautiful route through Vega de San Mateo to the Pico de Las Nieves, the highest view-point of the island at 1949m.
From here you have a fantastic view over the island, on Gran Canaria's landmark, the Roque Nublo, up to the dunes of Maspalomas and over to Tenerife.
From here we take the return route via a beautiful branch line and visit the volcanic crater Caldera de Los Marteles as the last point.
If this route (from lunch) makes no sense due to the weather and conditions, we have an alternative route for this tour starting at noon.
In this case, we will visit the viewpoint Pico de Bandama with the volcanic crater Caldera de Bandama, which is also surrounded inland by vineyards. From here you also have a fantastic view over Las Palmas.
In any case, you will experience the diversity of Gran Canaria in a relaxed way, away from mass tourism, with changing landscapes in different climate zones, fantastic nature, romantic villages and great views - also in a volcanic caldera.
You get a real insight of Canarian wines and a culinary experience. In doing so, you get in contact with the people and their way of life authentically, in another way like a normal tourist who drives with the car over the island and follows usual travel tips.
We exclusively visit small family businesses on our excursions and all costs for a really extensive and good lunch, as well as for wine tastings of high quality wines are already included in this excursion price of 56, - €.
Often our guests also buy wine or something from Guachinche's farm shop, such as jams, olive oil or honey as a special souvenir. However, throughout the trip, there is no compulsion or coercion to buy anything or pay separately.
Any sales calls will not take place.
Therefore, this trip (without time pressure) in a really small group is absolutely unbeatable with this price.
Tips: Due to the destinations such. wine tasting, etc., this trip is more suitable for adults than for children. Of course, families with children are welcome,too. Children's get 20% discount by us.
The weather in Gran Canaria is normally in these areas a bit cooler than in the touristic south. Therefore, we recommend taking long clothes in the winter months and if possible, semi-solid shoes.
The trip is also possible for people with reduced mobility and due to the content (except the viewpoints) also interesting for people with visual impairment.
Information: The pick up for the excursion will take place on Thursdays at approximately 10am from your hotel and you will be back for dinner. You can pay the participation costs in cash on the way. Of course, advance banktransfer is also possible. We will inform you of the exact pick-up time at your accommodation a few days before the excursion. All our excursions are personally accompanied by us!
In the excursion price of 56, - Euro the costs for wine tasting and lunch etc. are already included. The tour takes place every Thursday. For a surcharge this excursion can also be booked on other days.
Please reserve or book online as early as possible, as the number of participants is limited to 8 people. For questions, please contact us.