Caldera de Bandama: the Volcano and Wine Route
Venture deep into the rugged wilderness of Caldera de Bandama and experience the natural vegetation of the Gran Canaria in a beautiful, undisturbed environment. On this eight km hike, you'll first descend 200 meters to the base of the crater, then climb to the perimeter of the volcano for dramatic views of the landscape. This Las Palmas tour is ideal for nature lovers and photographers. Book today for a unique Spain experience.
Part of the Tafira Protected Landscape, the Bandama Natural Monument offers a distinctive perspective of the volcanic development in the Canary Islands. As you descend into the crater, notice different hues of volcanic ash reflecting thousands of years of volcanic eruptions that developed the region. Because of the isolation provided by the steep walls, a multitude of endemic plants grow in the center of the crater, including the Dama de Bandama, a rare protected flower. After a visit to the base, climb to the perimeter of the volcano for a different perspective of the crater and a view of Pico de Bandama, the tallest wall of the volcano, rising 1,000 meters above sea level.
Your hike concludes with a trip to local vineyards, where you can relax and enjoy a wine tasting at one of the wineries. The climate and terrain of the Bandama area is ideal for wine production, creating wines that once drove the local economy and drew international acclaim.
Book this exhilarating Las Palmas tour today to lock in a grand adventure in Spain's picturesque mountains.
Reviewer: Sue Williams
My husband and I were the only people on our tour and the guide was extremely informative. The hike down into the volcano was challenging due to the steepness and loose rocks; I wish I had accepted the hiking poles! Really enjoyed the excavation site at the bottom. Our guide picked/peeled Prickly Cactus fruit for us and it was delicious. He had grapes with him to feed the lizards so I was able to get a lot of pictures of these not so shy creatures. The hike up out of the crater almost did us in due to the steepness and heat. We were rewarded with a private tour of a local historical winery and a delicious lunch.