8 Days Bike or Hike and Surf Camp in Canary Islands, Spain

Travel and Surfing Canary Islands

Take this chance to visit Spain, surf under the sunshine, and explore amazing surroundings. The camp is the best option for clients who want to enjoy not just the coast, but also the interior of Gran Canaria. Thanks to its volcanic mountains, which reach almost 2,000 meters, and to its steep gulleys, Gran Canaria is a real paradise for mountain-bikers and hikers. You will take part in a beginner intensive surf course and stay overnight at a charming accommodation at the Playa de Las Canteras.

Highlights

  • 4 days surf lessons
  • Qualified surf instructors
  • 1-day hike or bike guided tour
  • Quiksilver and Roxy surf level certificate
  • VIP client card and discounts at the Oceanside surf shop
  • Fruit and water during lesson breaks
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Surfing equipment

Skill level

  • Beginner

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English

Airport transfer available:
Gran Canaria Airport (US$35 per person)

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Accommodation

During this holiday, you will choose to stay in VA Hostel, apartment, or studio.

Apartment

This type of accommodation is for two or three persons. Apartments included in the package are Hispania 504, Hispania 505, Atlantis Terrace, Atlantis Seaview, Valdemar suite, and Canteras loft. These spacious apartments are ideal for couples. Most of them offer an amazing sea view and a spacious terrace perfect to chill out with style after ripping the best surf spots of Gran Canaria.

Atlantis Seaview and Atlantis Terrace are one-bedroom, well located, and affordable holiday beachfront apartments. Situated on the fourth upper floor, it offers relaxing ocean views. It has a newly refurbished bathroom, well-equipped kitchenette, and a separate bedroom. The apartment building offers two elevators and a concierge service at regular office hours. It is also equipped with a living room, twin beds (additional bed available), a shower cabin, a washing machine, towels, bed linen, Wi-Fi, a television, a terrace, and a safe.

Canteras loft is an ideal for surfer couples and families because it is comfortable, central, modern, and located in one of the best areas of Las Canteras Beach, next to “La Cícer” (surfing area), “Las Arenas” shopping center, the auditorium, Alfredo Kraus congress palace, and the shopping area of Mesa y López. It is equipped with a living room, two single beds, two sofa beds, a kitchen, a shower cabin, a washing machine, towels, bed linen, Wi-Fi, and a television.

Hispania 504 and Hispania 505 are one-bedroom apartments, located in front of Las Canteras Beach. They offer a wonderful view of the beach with a large terrace to enjoy a beautiful sunset. This Canteras lodge is also offering a wide terrace with a wonderful wooden folding table up to four people to enjoy a meal watching the sea or dinner watching the stars. It is equipped with a living room, twin beds (additional bed available), a kitchen, a shower cabin, a washing machine, towels, bed linen, Wi-Fi, a television, and a terrace.

Valdemar suite is a one-bedroom beachfront apartment, located only a few meters from the beach “Playa de las Canteras” (La Cicer), the surf shop, and the surf school. The beach is one of the best to practice surfing. The accommodation is very comfortable and fully equipped making it a perfect place to meet new people, make new friends, collect new memories, enjoy the new culture, and above all the unique waves. It is equipped with a living room, a single bed, a kitchen, a shower cabin, a washing machine, towels, bed linen, Wi-Fi, and a television.

Studio

This type of accommodation is for one or two persons. Studios included in the package are Lloret Terrace, Remedios Studio, Hispania Studio, and Canteras Studio. Beneath, there is a selection of the best studios in Las Canteras Beach regarding quality and price. These spacious apartments are ideal for couples or lonely travelers. Most of this studios offer an amazing sea view and have a spacious terrace perfect to chill out with style after ripping the best surf spots of Gran Canaria.

Canteras Studio

The Canteras Studio is an ideal for surfer couples and families because it is comfortable, central, modern, and located in one of the best areas of Las Canteras Beach, next to “La Cícer” (surfing area), “Las Arenas” shopping center, the auditorium, Alfredo Kraus congress palace, and the shopping area of Mesa y López. It is equipped with a living room, single beds, a kitchen, a shower cabin, a washing machine, towels, bed linen, Wi-Fi, and a television.

Hispania Studio

This studio flats are located on the beach “Playa de las Canteras”. It offers a marvelous view of the beach and the neighboring island Tenerife, not to mention the sunsets which can be enjoyed from the terrace. These wonderful studio flats are under private ownership and hence display different styles and a homely charm bound to make your stay more comfortable.

Another striking feature is the spacious terrace with its folding table for up to three people, an excellent place to enjoy one's meals overlooking the ocean or a cozy dinner under the stars. It is equipped with a living room, two single beds (additional bed available), a kitchen, a shower cabin, a washing machine, towels, bed linen, and a terrace.

Lloret Terrace

Lloret Terrace is an apartment of good quality with sea views and extensive terrace. This Las Canteras studio, located on the fifth floor above the promenade of Las Canteras Beach, is perfectly furnished and disposes of a wonderful terrace which offers views of the sea and the beach.

Its location, in the heart of the city, is quite enviable. The apartment has several advantages over other apartments with sea views of the same category like its cozy furnishings and complete installations, which also allow longer stays without having to give up the comfort of a homely atmosphere. It is equipped with a living room, a double bed, a kitchen, a shower cabin, a washing machine, towels, bed linen, Wi-Fi, a television, a terrace.

Remedios Studio

Remedios Studio offers not only a sun-terrace at third upper floor above the Canteras beachfront and are well equipped, they also offer perfect conditions for guests, needing a permanent, and fast internet-connection included. It has a complete equipment in good condition, quality facilities like flat screen SAT television and the relaxing sun terrace with a full frontal ocean view directly to the beautiful Las Canteras Beach.

It is the perfect choice for guests searching a holiday accommodation or boarding-house in Las Palmas for shorter and even longer residence with the ability to stay permanently connected without any surcharge. It is equipped with a living room, twin or kingsize bed (additional bed available), a kitchen, a shower cabin, a washing machine, towels, bed linen, Wi-Fi, a television, and a terrace.

VA Hostel Gran Canaria

The VA Hostel Gran Canaria is one of the best surf hostels in Europe due to its stunning location, right over Las Canteras Beach, the numerous nearby surf spots, the personal all round service, and a very special infrastructure tailored for surfing requirements. They are offering shared rooms for four to six persons. Their best room with a private bathroom and amazing sea view is El Frontón. The cheapest way to stay is in their six-bed dorms with a shared bathroom called Trinidad, which is included in your package.

You will probably like it best in their open-air chill-out area. also known as the “surfer’s throne over Canteras Beach”. Hammocks, deck chairs and rocking chairs, sofas, a barbecue corner, and al-fresco shower that will make you want to stay forever and their rooftop bar coco loco where you can enjoy an ice-cold cerveza tropical, the local beer. Not to forget the fantastic views of the sea, from here, you can check out the waves at sunrise while you are still brushing your teeth.

Fully equipped is no empty promise. The kitchen boasts a coffee machine, dishwasher, big fridge, stove, and microwave. As Oceanside Gran Canaria Surf lives in the surf house themselves, you will always have a multilingual contact in the house. They organize weekly outings to explore their multifaceted island. You can also feel free to organize barbecues with other surfers on the rooftop terrace. VA Hostel Gran Canaria also provides beach volley net, snorkeling equipment, high-speed Wi-Fi, printer, Gran Canaria maps, and towels for free.

Boquines is an upstairs dorm room with six comfortable bunk beds. This dorm is the only room on the first floor of the house and on the same level as the rooftop terrace with sea view. This room for six persons includes a private bathroom, only used by the people in this room. Since the house is so close to the beach, you can hear the sound of the ocean, as soon as you open the windows. This room also has a big wooden wardrobe and dresser for all your clothes.

Molokai is a spacious six-person dorm is located on the ground floor of the hostel. It offers you sea views and fresh air from the Atlantic Ocean through two big windows. Of all dorms, this is the one closest to the sea, so the sound of the ocean will relax you and make you sleep like a baby. The customized bunk beds are adapted to the needs of a hostel. They are spacious so you can sit comfortably in them. Also, they have a lot of space under the beds so everybody can store its luggage without annoying other guests or make the room look untidy.

El Fronton is the best room of the surf house. This is a spacious six-person dorm with private bathroom and stunning sea views. You will fall asleep and wake up with the sound of the ocean and direct views to the Atlantic Ocean.

Oceanside Gran Canaria Surf Camp Spain Program

During the camp, you will be divided into small groups of up to six pupils per instructor. Surfing equipment such as soft board and wetsuit will be provided and you will receive a Quiksilver and Roxy surf level certificate at the end of the course. This intensive surf course is designed for those who want to maximize their surf or bodyboard lessons. You will have three hours of classes a day, from Monday to Sunday, on the beach of Las Canteras.

You will be offered a monitor with the national surf instructor title, material such as board, wetsuit (Quiksilver or Roxy), school lycra, fins, and boots, use of facilities including dressing room, toilets, showers, and lockers, student card, and civil liability and accident insurance. You will also join a five-hour hike or bike guided tour to the interior of Gran Canaria in a specific day.

Learning objectives

  • Basic surfing rules in and off the water
  • Correct stance on the board
  • Learning to paddle correctly to get whitewash and waves
  • Stand up properly on the surfboard
  • The importance of warming up and stretching
  • Use and maintenance of equipment
  • Wave types and dangers

The official Oceanside Gran Canaria surf school

Also known as official Quiksilver surf school, it is located in one of the most beautiful urban beaches in the world, Playa de Las Canteras in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. A beach of blond and black sand in which, thanks to its average 24 degrees Celcius and the variety and quality of its waves, instructors can teach you surf, bodyboard, or paddle surf (SUP) 365 days a year.

In this surf school, you can also rent all kinds of surfboards for beginners (soft boards), intermediate level (evolutive), and advanced surfers (PKS and PUKAS shortboards), Quiksilver and Roxy wetsuits, and all kind of surf accessories.

Timetable

Your surf class will begin from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every day. You will have to be at school 10 minutes before the start of the class.

Included excursions

A five-hour hike or bike guided tour to the interior of Gran Canaria is waiting for you.

Location

The camp will take place in Canary Islands, Spain. Las Canteras Beach is one of the most important city beaches in Spain, awarded with several national and international quality certificates, among them, the Q for tourist quality awarded by the ICTE (Spain's Institute for tourist quality).

Las Canteras Beach extends from La Puntilla to the Alfredo Kraus concert hall, a three-kilometer walk where different areas, each with its own characteristics, can be enjoyed La Cícer (a surfer's paradise), Peña La Vieja (with a rocky area full of sea life), Playa Chica and Muro Marrero (the most familiar area), Playa Grande (the birthplace of tourism in the Canaries), and La Puntilla (local fishermen's las spot).

La Barra, a natural reef that goes parallel to half the beach and at only 200 meters from the shore, is a natural breakwater and also serves as a natural shelter for swimmers and other beach users. Walking along the fine golden sand of Las Canteras when the tide is low and during sunset is an unforgettable experience that can not be missed.

Food

You will be served water and fruit during your breaks.

The following meals are included:

  • Snacks
  • Drinks

Things to do (optional)

If you would like to do other activities or reserve other services during your holiday, you can always improve your experience by adding one of these extras to your booking

  • Car or cycle hire
  • Language course
  • Physiotherapy, yoga, or spa session
  • Stand up paddle surfing, climbing, diving, golf, tennis

What's included

  • 3 hours surf lesson per day with qualified instructors (4 days)
  • 1 day hike or bike guided tour
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Fruit and water during lesson breaks
  • Quiksilver and Roxy surf level certificate
  • Surfing equipment
  • Accident and liability insurance
  • Monitor with the national surf instructor title
  • Student card
  • Equipment rental
  • VIP client card
  • Discounts at the Oceanside surf shop

What's not included

  • Surf excursions to other beaches (50 EUR for a journey for maximum 6 persons)
  • Shuttle service to and from the airport (30 EUR for a journey for maximum six persons)
  • Bathing suit or towels
  • Surf course or picnic for companion

How to get there

Arrival by plane

Please book your flight to arrive at Gran Canaria Airport (LPA). Transfer from and to the airport is available upon request at 30 EUR per way. The van capacity is 7 persons maximum.

Arrival by bus

  • If you arrive before 19:00 p.m., Oceanside Gran Canaria Surf will meet you at their office. You can take the bus to Las Palmas city (San Telmo bus station) and from there take the local yellow bus Nº 17 and stop two bus stops before to arrive at the Auditorium or the shopping center Las Arenas.
  • If you arrive after 19:30 p.m., you can go directly to Ocean Side Surf Hostel (if this is where you will be staying). You need to take the bus to Santa Catalina bus station and from there can walk to the Surfhostel: Paseo De Las Canteras Nº 53.
Airport: Gran Canaria Airport Airport transfer available: Gran Canaria Airport (US$35 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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Availability

This vacation is available all year round, please select an arrival date below.

 

Low season
  • April 1 - September 30 (for VA Hostel)
  • May 1 - June 30 (for apartment and studio)

 

High season
  • October 1 - March 31 (for VA Hostel)
  • July 1 - April 30 (for apartment and studio)

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