Things to do in San Bartolomé de Tirajana

In San Bartolomé de Tirajana, you can go hiking, horse riding or discover the unique landscapes of the southern Gran Canaria on a helicopter tour. Oh, and have you heard of the latest addition activity of the island? It's the paratrike, a motorised paraglide with set of wheels for that safer and more relaxing flying experience.


The beautifully preserved Caminos Reales provides you with just one of many hiking opportunities in San Bartolomé de Tirajana. With the town being situated in the centre of the Barranco de Tirajana (meaning Tirajana Ravine) there are hills all around just waiting to be explored.

Caminos Reales (Royal Roads)
Whilst wandering through Gran Canaria you often feel as though you are walking a well trodden path, in San Bartolomé de Tirajana however, you actually are. The location of the Tunte settlement provided aboriginals with an excellent crossroad between the north and south of the island. The Caminos Reales (meaning Royal Roads) were tracks created by Canarii people from as far back as 500BC. Due to the diverse geography these paths were the only way to get around the island, and you may retrace the natives’ ancient steps. Thanks to renovations these routes are open to all visitors, for free, to explore the sights, sounds and smells of the most authentic highway network on the island.