Bring some lightweight clothing for pleasant, balmy days (including shorts for walks when warmer), but remember that temperatures drop with altitude and that evenings may be cool so also bring a warm sweater or fleece. As mountain weather is changeable it is important to bring a light waterproof and windproof outer garment.
Luggage: On tour
Bring one main piece of baggage as per your airline luggage allowance, maximum 20 kg per person. Remember you may need to carry your luggage at times so don't overload yourself. Luggage transfers between hotels are normally arranged by the hoteliers. Mark your bags clearly and leave them at the place and time arranged with them. When travelling on public transport you should always keep your luggage with you.
Included between each hotel.
Bring a water bottle, torch, sunhat, sunscreen and sunglasses. A trekking pole is recommended for the steep descents.
Maps - Along with the destination manual and route notes you will be sent a set of maps that have been created specifically for this trip to help you navigate. The route is marked on each map together with a series of numbered waypoints which correspond with instructions in the route notes. Should you wish to purchase a more detailed commercially produced map we recommend the following:-
- Canary Islands - ADAC scale 1:150.000 Overview in fairly good detail (though less on the smaller islands). Still the best choice for a general map.
-Gran Canaria, map 237 (scale 1:50.000) Published by Kompass editions.
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