Gran Canaria Adventure Week

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Jan 23

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Event booking closes on Dec 23 at 19:00:00
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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.

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 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.
  3. Sign up to whatever combination of activities and parties you fancy via the various pages on the CanCanaria website, and pay the individual fees for each activity. Select "Adventure Week 23" at the top of the page to filter the activities to show those which are part of this event. Not all activities have a page yet, so keep checking back. As each page is added we will aim to keep the links updated below to help you find them more easily. Some pages are currently for a general activity "type" (e.g. Hiking)* and pages for individual trips will be available once numbers are known.


Full Itinerary

Monday 23rd January 2023
18:00 – 20:00: Welcome Event with Paella and Local Wine
21:00 – 00:00: Welcome drinks

Tuesday 24th January 2023
08:00 – 10:00: Breakfast Option
09:00 – 18:00: Activities: Canyoning, Sailing, Hiking, Scuba Diving, Surfing and more
13:00 – 17:00: Vineyard Visit
20:00 – 22:00: Dinner Option – Local Restaurant
22:00 – 00:00: Drinks

Wednesday 25th January 2023
08:00 – 10:00: Breakfast Option
09:00 – 18:00: Activities: Sailing, Hiking, Scuba Diving, Surfing and Climbing including sunset on Pico de las Nieves
10:00 – 17:00: Cabrio Mountain Driving Tour
20:00 – 22:00: Dinner Option
21:00 – 00:00: Night Activities: Sunset Kayaking, Night Diving, Sunset Climbing, Star Gazing
22:00 – 00:00: Drinks

Thursday 26th January 2023
08:00 – 10:00: Breakfast Option
09:00 – 18:00: Activities: Via Ferrta, Sailing, Hiking, Scuba Diving, Surfing and more
12:30 – 15:30: Mountain Buggy Tour
20:00 – 22:00: Dinner Options
22:00 – 00:00: Drinks

Friday 27th January 2023
08:00 – 10:00: Breakfast Option
09:00 – 18:00: Activities: Climbing, Sailing, Hiking, Scuba Diving, Surfing and more
20:00 – 22:00: Dinner Option
22:00 – 02:00: Party Night – KiKi Bar

Saturday 28th January 2023
10:00 – 12:00: Breakfast Option
12:00 – 17:00: BBQ Pool Party – Axel Beach Hotel
22:00 – 02:00: Party Night

Sunday 29th January 2023
10:00 – 12:00: Breakfast Option
12:30 – 18:00: Closing Party Boat

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.


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

CanCanaria has partnered with some hotels, including Villas Blancas (please use booking code VBACTIVE on their website) and Axel Beach. As further information about accommodation partners becomes available we will add it here.

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 Whatsapp 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.