Gran Canaria Adventure Week 2024

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Jan 22

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You can make this week as easy or difficult as you like - you are in control of the activities you book.

After a hugely successful first event in 2023, the Gran Canaria Adventure Week is back again for January 2024.

Think you know Gran Canaria? Think again!

Let your next (or first!) visit to Gran Canaria be one filled with outdoor adventures. While the island is known as a year-round party destination for LGBTQ+ visitors, this trip is an opportunity to experience something different: take part in outdoor activities; experience the beauty of the "real" Gran Canaria; and meet friends from around the world.

We are, once again, partnering with CanCanaria to bring you a full week of fun and adventurous activities. CanCanaria is a gay-owned and run company based on Gran Canaria, using their extensive local knowledge and the island's magnificent natural beauty to create a programme of excursions and trips that'll leave you with unforgettable memories and stories to tell. At the helm is former OutdoorLads' Chairman Patrick, so you know you will be in good and welcoming hands. Patrick and his team use trusted local guides and instructors who are LGBTQ+ friendly and who hold appropriate insurance and qualifications where necessary.

The CanCanaria Adventure Week is a new festival dedicated to outdoor activities, combining adventures with a holiday in the sun. Expect Hiking, Climbing, Sailing, Surfing and Scuba Diving alongside socials, restaurants, bars, a pool party and a boat trip.

How do I sign up?

  1. Sign up to this OutdoorLads event in the usual way. This doesn't get you a place on the CanCanaria event, but it will enable us to see how many of our members are attending, make arrangements together and share details and information easily in the run up to the trip.
  2. Sign up to the CanCanaria Activity Week on their website by following this link. This step is free and simply gets you a place on the overall event. It will also enable CanCanaria to contact you with details of the activities as they become available. You'll be asked to indicate the types of activities you are interested in, and the organisers will then use that information to formulate the final programme.
  3. Sign up to whatever combination of activities and parties you fancy via the pages accessible here. If you've signed up at Step 2, you will also be notified as the various activities get arranged.

Those of us who attended in 2023 had an amazing trip. There was a great range of activities which really showed off the beauty of the island, and the evening socials (in a different bar each night) meant there was a regular opportunity to catch up with everyone, get to know your fellow travelers and ask any questions of the events team.

Check some of the photos on this page which are from the 2023 week!

It is entirely up to you whether you come to Gran Canaria for some or all of the week, or indeed whether you arrive earlier or leave later to make it part of a longer trip.

Programme of Events

Monday 22nd January

09:00 Rainforest Tour

09:30 Scuba Diving

09:30 Surfing

09:00 Red Canyon Tour

18:00 Welcome Party 

21:00 Social – Wunderbar

Tuesday 23rd January

08:30 VW Beetle Convertible Island Tour

09:00 Via Ferrata 

09:30 Scuba Diving

09:30 Surfing

09:00 Hiking – Ageate 

10:30 The Volcano Heart Tour

12:00 Sea Kayaking

21:00 Social – Vibe Bar

Wednesday 24th January

08:30 Mountain Buggy Tour

09:00 Canyoning 

09:30 Scuba Diving

09:30 Surfing

10:00 VIP Yacht

10:00 Hiking- Volcanic Centre of the Island

21:00 Social – Bar Junior

Thursday 25th January

08:00 Hiking – Gui Gui

09:00 The Rainforest Tour

09:30 Scuba Diving

09:30 Surfing

13:00 Naked Boat – Partner Event

21:00 Social – Mardi Gras

Friday 26th January

09:00 Canyoning 

09:00 The Red Canyon Tour

09:30 Scuba Diving

09:30 Surfing

10:00 VIP Yacht

11:30 Hiking The South Coast

20:00 Sunset BBQ

Saturday 27th January

09:00 Via Ferrata 

13:00 Vineyard Adventure

21:00 Social – Barack Café

Sunday 28th January

12:00 Closing Pool Party



Gran Canaria has accommodation to suit a variety of budgets, from basic self-catering apartments, to full service hotels and villas.

You are welcome to message the event leader or Patrick at CanCanaria for accommodation ideas, and to use the event page comments to arrange sharing. In due course we will also set up an OutdoorLads Telegram group too.

Flights & Transfers

Gran Canaria is easily accessible from various UK airports, with a flight time of around 4 hours. The transfer from the airport to Playa del Ingles is straight forward, either by public bus, taxi or pre-arranged holiday transfer service. 

Please note: This is not an OutdoorLads event and is arranged by an external organisation, CanCanaria. The OutdoorLads refund policy does not apply and your contact is with Cancanaria. No insurance is provided by OutdoorLads. This is simply an event page to enable members to co-ordinate their holiday and activities together. 

IMPORTANT! - Participation Statement

You MUST complete a Participation Statementin addition to booking your event space before attending an OutdoorLads event. You only need to complete this Participation Statement once, not for each event you attend. 

Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who has recently tested positive for Covid-19, is asked not to attend.


Photos used with permission of event leader and CanCanaria.