Tejeda has a network of hiking trails that was created to provide communication and transport among the many villages. Nowadays, these trails have been fitted out so that they can be used by hikers looking for leisure and nature.
Among the most popular routes, there is the path that leads from the Tejeda village to the Roque Nublo going past La Culata. The final ascent is greatly rewarded with the breathtaking view that can be seen from the foot of the Nublo Rock.
It is not difficult to discover a great deal of endemic species during the walking tours.
This path links Cruz de Tejeda, 1.550 metres above sea level, with the hamlet La Culata, 1.220m above sea level.
The trail leads through wide, well preserved and paths with a slight downhill slope, surrounded by Canarian pine trees and mountain broom bushes such as the yellow broom or the sage.
The track is quite steep and twisted, leading through a well-preserved pine tree forest, and has great view onto the hamlet and the ravine that carry the same name, La Culata, and a breathtaking view onto the Nublo Rock. As for the fauna is concerned, we can enjoy the sight of birds of prey such as the Kestrel as well as other species such as the Chaffinch and the Great Spotted Woodpecker.
The trail has a slight downhill slope of 50 m towards Cruz de Timagada and is located on the mountainside of the Nublo. The vegetation of this area is dominated by broom bushes, together with plants brought into the islands, such as the almond trees (Prunus dulcis), that decorate the landscape at their flowering periods.
The rocks’ extraordinary quality and the walls’ height, together with the easy access, the climate and the beauty of the environment turned this municipality into the prime site for classical climbing in Gran Canaria for more than 3 decades.
Today there are hundreds of ways with various heights and levels of difficulty already opened by climbers belonging to mountaineering groups in different periods.
Due to the cleanness of the Tejeda night skies, there is no need of using neither telescopes nor other enhancing lenses to satisfy the curiosity of those who like to look up at the galaxies, the stars and the planets, visible to the naked eye from these heights.
The Canary Islands on the whole are an essential spot for astrophysicist observatories.
Again, the cleanness of its skies and the absence of light pollution it is always possible to watch at least one shooting star twinkling in the night time sky.Tríptico de Astronomía
The steep hanging cliffs of Tejeda make hunting a challenge for the hunters. The hunting is carried out from August to September, months in which the close season ends officially.
The partridge and the rabbit are the most common kind of prey, followed by the turtledove and the quail. The hunter’s most loyal and unbearable friend is the Canarian hound.
Since 1973, when the official opening was, Tejeda possesses a shooting field. The Shooting Club Bentayga organises shootings during the Almond-Tree-In-Bloom or the Virgen del Socorro festivals, very popular among hunters.
The unique colors of the sunset in Tejeda, the majesty of its Rocks as well as the peace that is all around have been an endless source of inspiration for photographers and painters.
Thus, Tejeda is considered a shelter for artists.
Tejeda has a newly remodeled sports facilities, swimming pool and soccer field artificial turf.
The Department of Sports organizes sports events every summer for the people of the municipality and others.