Pico de las Nieves

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Pico de las Nieves
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Lesley B
Glasgow, UK23 contributions
Family
Wow! Just wow! If you are looking to get away from the resorts and explore the true island, get a hire car and drive.

The drive in and around the mountains is certainly not for the faint hearted, although worth every hair pin bend, twists and single track road.

There is a lovely Spanish gentleman with a truck selling light refreshments, snacks and sun cream.

This is a fantastic area for hiking and trails in the “winter”. Unfortunately in excess of 40 degrees Celsius the day we were up, to hot for hiking!

Not recommend if you are a nervous driver or have passengers that experience motion sickness!
Written July 31, 2022
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Kama7600
Potters Bar, UK138 contributions
The view is great and the top is 3 minutes hike up from the car park, you can easily go with young kids. The metal barier on the top is not very safe, so be careful with the young ones! On the car park there is a van selling local food and aloe cosmetics, we didn't buy anything though, so unsure about prices. Take some warmer clothes, the temperature is much lower thank in lower parts of the island.
Written February 27, 2020
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Davidjellis
Lowestoft, UK8,187 contributions
We visited Pico de las Nieves as part of a cruise ship all day excursion on Gran Canaria. We visited in a small 16-seat minibus, probably the largest size of vehicle safe enough to navigate the twisting roads that leads to this point, the highest viewpoint on the island.

The view from the parking area is great but you can also climb to the very highest point via a short pathway leading up from the parking area, although do take care as it's not suitable for those afraid of heights or unstable on your feet.

There was a van serving snacks and selling souvenirs to the tourists, and we bought a couple of fridge magnets as souvenirs. Parking places are limited to it's perhaps best to get there early. The views over the island and Roque Nublo are well worth the visit.
Written May 20, 2020
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Richard B
Edinburgh, UK3,891 contributions
Business
Indeed. You can drive to the very top of Pico, grab a coffee and a cone from the food van and get the pictures, the views and fresh air without so much as breaking sweat.

This is how it should be. The alternative is spikes on your shoes, oxygen, ropes and sheer terror. No thanks.

Joking apart. A lovely scenic drive takes you up to the summit with stunning views. A day out may also include Roque Nublo (8km) from Pico.

The extended area is classified as Unesco Biodiversity. Easy to see why. Truly stunning.
Written November 5, 2020
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scottdavidharrison
Lichfield, UK31 contributions
Couples
It’s possible to drive right up to the summit if you wish. However, we drove up to Llanos de la Pez and did a hike around the Llanos de la Pez circular. Just type in “Llanos de la Pez” into Google Maps for the starting point. There are picnic benches there and some toilets. We found our route using the Alltrails app. As others have said, the roads up the mountain are in very good condition, but they aren’t for the faint hearted!
Written February 21, 2020
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Maggie N
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Family
The drive alone is amazing with breathtaking views over the ever changing landscape. While driving to the peak we passed several small beautiful villages with white cottages, palm trees, orange trees, cacti and colorful flowers growing everywhere. As we had young, restless children we didn’t stop for long at the peak but it was worth the long drive.
Written December 30, 2021
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samirakleine
Derby, UK4 contributions
Couples
Amazing views from the spot! It’s really worth going there for the views.

Just be aware that the road to this place is quite dangerous. We drove there from Maspalomas. Half of the way was ok but the other half of the road leading up to mountain was quite narrow and dangerous. I wouldn’t advise to drive there unless you are an experienced driver.

Once arrived there is no designated parking, however there was plenty of space to park our car on the side of the road just next to this spot.
Bare in mind you won’t find any restaurants or cafes around. There is just one guy in a trailer selling some snacks & drinks.
Written July 7, 2022
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Rafalkinsale
Kinsale, Ireland141 contributions
Beautiful place to stop and take the walk. The roads are fun to drive. If you do love the mountains this is a must on your list. Picnic tables and fire pits are available in case you wish to pack a lunch.
Written February 20, 2020
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Jdt
London, UK56 contributions
Spent a fantastic day in the mountains of Gran Canaria starting off at Pico de las Nieves the highest point of the island.
The views here were great looking out over misty mountains towards the sea. The drive up was fine just so long as you are a sensible, reasonably confident and competent driver. the road is twisty and narrow but well surfaced and maintained.
This is an ideal viewpoint for those with mobility issues as there is a good size car park next to the main viewing area. A better viewing area is up a short flight of steps and there are hiking trails for the more active.
The snack van at the top was welcome.
Written October 19, 2019
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Lucia A
Bratislava, Slovakia583 contributions
Couples
Honestly, the better thing is the way up, with motorbike.. :) View is nice, but the military building is awful..
Written June 11, 2019
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