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My name is Maciej Richter. I am a Mid-Mountain Guide / Mid-Mountain Sports Technician with international UIMLA accreditation (Union of International Mountain Leader Associations), member of the AEGM association n°1568 (Spanish Association of Mountain Guides). I have lived in Gran Canaria since 2006, where I organize hiking trips around the island. I have always been passionate about nature and being in a natural environment, hence my youth affiliation with the scouting team.
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain

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PeterStA2016
St. Albans, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
Maciek was an excellent guide for our waterfall hike from Lomo Magullo. In a friendly party of seven people my partner and I (aged 66 and 73) walked through beautiful scenery and vegetation in the mountains. Maciek pointed out interesting features of the local flowers and trees. The walk involved some scrambling over boulders, fallen trees and short stretches of steep banks but Maciek guided and helped us safely through these. It would be advisable to make participants more aware of the physical demands and fitness requirements when booking. The trip ended with a one hour drive to a restaurant in Fataga for a very enjoyable lunch. An excellent, good value day “off the beaten track” in Gran Canaria.
Written March 28, 2022
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Hello Peter. Thank you so much for leaving your feedback about our trip. I'm glad that you enjoyed our trip and that you had a nice day with GC Active Tour. Hope to see you again on your next visit on the island. Kind regards - Maciek
Written April 30, 2022
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Julie
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Solo
Just been on an amazing hike. Small group The guide was very informative about plants and trees . He went at the right speed for everyone. Included in the price was a meal in a real canarian restaurant. Loved every minute .
Written March 9, 2020
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Hello Julie S. Thank you very much for the opinion about our trip. I am very happy that you enjoyed our adventure. I hope to see you during your next stay on the island. Regards - Maciek GC Active Tour
Written March 11, 2020
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maryrolo265
Wrexham, UK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Excellent trip from start to finish.
The walk had some tricky bits and was quite challenging in places but Maciej,our guide for the day was excellent, always pointing out the difficult parts and waited for everyone.He also stopped at various places along the walk pointing out plants/trees of interest.
The walk ended with a fabulous 3 course meal in an authentic Canarian Restaurant in Telde..where we felt totally immersed in the culture and atmosphere..The food was fantastic and so was the welcome and service.The meal was topped off with a complimentary shot of Canarian Honey rum!!
There were 8 passengers ( his maximum) on the trip speaking English,German and Polish and Maciej switched inbetween languages seamlessly.
Written October 31, 2022
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Hello! Thank you for participating in the tour and thank you for your feedback. I'm very glad that you had a great time during our hiking trip on the north part of the island and in typical Canarian restaurant. Gran Canaria is wonderful and I'm very happy that I could show you a part of it. Best greeting from Gran Canaria - Maciek GC Active Tour
Written November 9, 2022
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Hanna L
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Route 3: "Peaks of Gran Canaria" I had a great day! Got picked up from my hotel, on the south coast, in the morning and returned after the hike in the evening. Maciek was an excellent guide with great knowledge. We were a group of 6 persons from different countries: Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and Sweden. We had a good hike with great views and breaks. Ended the day with a meal at a restaurant in the village of Fátaga on our way back to the coast. I enjoyed every minute of the day!!!
/Hanna
Written January 5, 2020
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Hej Hanna! I am very glad that you enjoyed yesterday at the summits of Gran Canaria. I must say that the atmosphere was so great thanks to you and your personality. I hope that when you come back to the island we will do another route. Thank you again and I wish you all the best in the New Year 2020. Best regards from Gran Canaria - Maciek
Written January 6, 2020
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Dan H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We ended up having two trips with Maciej in the end. We initially booked the mountain hike, loved it so much, we booked the waterfall trip as well.
Both trips were filled with plenty of information about the local fauna and flora, various geological formations, and incredible views.
Maciej is a great tour guide, always looking out for the whole group on difficult areas that need particular care whilst traversing, and always making people feel safe.
Cannot recommend enough!
Written May 6, 2024
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toussah
London, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Couples
I've done the "magic waterfall" hiking route with GC active tour, and had a great time.

The hike itself is pleasant, and let us enjoy the sights of the rare natural waterfalls of the region, as well as giving us a glimpse of the abundant vegetation of Canaria.

The guide is very knowledgeable and passionate about the flora of Gran Canaria and helps us explore and understand what surrounds us. He's also attentive and caring, making sure everyone is having a good time and that we can follow pace.

The restaurant at the end is a nice touch, with traditional canarian food and a great atmosphere.
Written January 5, 2021
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Dear Amine, thank you so much for your effort and feedback from our trip. I am very happy that you enjoyed our adventure. I hope you will enjoy your stay in Tenerife as well as in Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. Once again, I wish you all the best in the new year 2021. See you again. Regards - Maciek GC Active Tour
Written January 5, 2021
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Mathias
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
A great tour through the mountains and forests of Gran Canaria. It was a smaller route with 10km but we were at some great spots.
Maciej, the guide, was super nice, accommodating, spoke 3 languages, knew about the history of Grab Canaria and knew the area very very well.
The group was small (8 people) and I met very nice people and probably the nicest Dutch woman in my life 😊
I can highly recommend the (easy) tour.
Mathias
Written December 21, 2022
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Hi Mathias. Thank you so much for sharing your opinion about our hiking trip. I'm happy that you had a nice time in one of the most beautiful regions on the island in good company. I invite you to the adventure with GC Active Tour again. Best regards - Maciej GC Active Tour
Written December 25, 2022
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Jo M
Nerja, Spain52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
I never thought there is a waterfall on Gran Canaria. However Maciek showed us there really is one. Maciek is a very friendly and professional guide. He knows a lot about nature and enjoys sharing this with you. Hiking in a relatively small group (max 8 people plus guide) makes a very personal tour. Maciek is also very concerned on safety during the trip, he contiously warns you of any (small) dangers that there might be. So he is really giving attention to his guests. The tour to the waterfall requires good walking shoes and reasonable fitness.
Written September 15, 2022
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Hi Jo M. Thank you very much for your feedback about our hiking trip. I'm happy you liked it... the island is beautiful and there are many beautiful places like waterfalls and many more! I invite you to join us again during your next stay on the island! Regards - Maciek GC Active Tour
Written September 24, 2022
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Isabella
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
If you should consider one thing in your holidays on Gran Canaria, then it is this tour. Not only because of the highlights on the hike itself (different heights, flora, fauna, viewpoints), but also because of the exclusivity. Great for all levels, Maciek takes care of breaks and for the memories there is also enough time for photo stopps. The small group makes it feel personal and after this day, finishing with a restaurant menu, you feel happy. This tour is perfect when you like nature or you also when you just want to try hiking once. You will not forget!
Written November 24, 2022
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Hello Isabella. Thank you so much for your effort and shearing feedback about our hiking trip. I'm very happy that you enjoyed our trip and that you had a nice day during our tour. Best regards - Maciek GC Active Tour
Written November 30, 2022
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daviddJ2464DV
London, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Every aspect of this not too strenuous walk was well organised and really enjoyable.

We appreciated being picked up from our hotel by Maciek. This and the other pick ups went very smoothly.

Although we had done some walking on the island this particular area in the hills near Telde was new to us and much greener. Our guide gave us expert information on a range of plants from eatable to definitely not consumable ones and also showed us some fascinating photos.

He is a good walking guide who takes care over the route and his customers. Also very friendly and chatty in several languages - in our cases English and German. The trip was topped off by a very tasty and pretty substantial meal at a lively bar in Telde. The only downside is that you shouldn't count on a net weight loss!
Written February 9, 2020
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Hello daviddJ2464DV! Thank you very much for a positive feedback about our tours. It was pleasure you know and spend time together on the trail. I hope to see you again on the island. Best regards - Maciek GC Active Tour
Written February 21, 2020
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