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“Nice short walk with great scenery” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Roque Nublo

Roque Nublo
GC150, Gran Canaria, Spain
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Ranked #3 of 116 attractions in Gran Canaria
Type: Mountains, Scenic Railroads
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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“Nice short walk with great scenery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We got there before noon and hiked under a clear sky. After some time everything was consumed by tons of clouds - what a view to experience firsthand.
The ambience is very positive and just to think about the views that open up from there in a clear day. However, even if it's clouded, the place doesn't become un-interesting. It just adds to the mysticism of the place.

At the begining of the trail there were some people selling food and beverages.

Visited December 2013
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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“Atmospheric.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Sacred to the Guanches, the short hike to Roque Nublo is unmissable. As you approach the rocks, you can imagine the aboriginal inhabitants of Gran Canaria experiencing a similar sense of awe in the vicinity of this naturally occurring Canarian Stonehenge.

Visited November 2013
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Ghent, Belgium
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“Amazing view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We drove up to the parking lot near Roque Nublo with a rental car. The roads in the mountains are in excellent condition, and there wasn't too much traffic so the drive was not stressful at all. From the parking lot, it's about a half hour walk to the plateau on which the Roque Nublo sits. The views from the plateau are absolutely breathtaking: being high above the clouds makes you feel like you're on top of the world. In the distance we could even see El Teide (a volcano on Tenerife, another one of the Canary islands).
I'd recommend bringing a sweater, comfortable shoes and a bottle of water for the walk. We were there in November and though the weather was pleasantly warm near the seaside, it was much cooler up on the plateau.

Visited November 2013
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The garden of England
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“Just wow”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

the ride up the mountain in the car scared the hell out of me, im not too good with heights and the sheer drops in some places is quite scary. When you get up there however the view is breath-taking. From the car park it looks like a little stone in the distance but when you actually get there it is huge.
It is a hike and takes about an hour there and back

Visited November 2013
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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“Worth the drive.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Much of Gran Canaria had been de-forested to provide timber for building, but around Roque Nublo replanting has been undertaken over the last few decades, making this a really pleasant walk. It's cooler than at the coast, but even in November a pleasant 16C on the day we visited. Try to choose a clear day for the views, including the main peak of Teneriffe in the distance.

Visited November 2013
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