Gran Canaria on a Motorbike

Matthew Hirtes, author of “Going Local in Gran Canaria: How to turn a holiday destination into a home” (Summertime Publishing, 2012), travels the Gran Canarian coastline by motorbike

Going Local in Gran Canaria cover 72British journalist Matthew Hirtes, the author of Going Local in Gran Canaria: How to turn a holiday destination into a home, is always on the hunt for novel ways to explore his beautiful adopted home of Gran Canaria.  If he’s not discovering the island’s tourist-free beaches, he’s dabbling in pole-vaulting. This time Hirtes breaks his vow never to get on a motorbike again and takes to a coastal road on two wheels.

Read more about the book Going Local in Gran Canaria here.

Author: Matthew Hirtes

When Matthew Hirtes told his then work colleagues as they lunched, looking outside at another grey Isleworth day, of his impending relocation to Gran Canaria, they predicted a life along the lines of a video of Wham’s "Club Tropicana" on repeat. However, Matthew has been too busy to sip cocktails by the pool, writing on everything from learning Spanish to taking surf lessons to covering lucha canaria (Canarian wrestling) fights for the likes of 'A Place in the Sun', 'Condé Nast Traveller', and 'The Independent'. Writing about hiking in the mountains, for example, re-emphasised for him how the island offers a true surf-and-turf experience with the possibility of sunning yourself on the beach in the morning and trekking in the afternoon...

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