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Lanzarote

Island Crossing from West to East.

A whopping 300 volcanic cones were created by the massive eruptions on Lanzarote and coined the fitting name ‘Fire Island’ for the country situated in the middle of the sea. In addition to volcanic rock, the name César Manrique is particularly present on the island. The landscape artist has decisively shaped the volcanic island with his paintings and sculptures. It is therefore almost inevitable to encounter works of art by the famous painter. Lanzarote: Simple landscape paired with Canarian architecture and black mountains as a contrast.

The absolute highlight, however, is the biosphere reserve. Although it has existed since 1993, it is still an absolute insider tip. Many rarely used hiking paths in the barren landscape allow hikers to see the island from a different perspective. A true treat for the eyes, the island of Lanzarote!

Details about the hiking holiday on Lanzarote

The volcanic island off the coast of West Africa is not only home to breathtaking scenery, but also excellent wine. Especially in the area of La Geria you can enjoy fine wines. What makes viticulture on Lanzarote special? The vineyards are laid out in a semicircle and protected from the wind by lava stones. In addition, the lapilli layers store water perfectly. Thus, there are optimal conditions for viticulture on the volcanic island.

Highlights of the hiking holiday on Lanzarote

  • The Tanit Museum: In San Bartolomé you not only reach the geographical centre of the island, the ‘Monumento al Compesino’. The Museum of Ethnology houses many cultural treasures and is worth a visit.
  • Village of Nazareth: On day 3 you will continue into the goat cheese area to the white-washed village of Nazareth. Our culinary tip: Try the goat cheese with Parma ham and figs! This is a treat for both the palate and the eyes.

Things to know about hiking on Lanzarote

The volcanic island in the Atlantic reveals a never-before-seen landscape to hikers. Black mountains, red sand and steep cliff coasts make the journey a true natural spectacle. With the daily hikes you are on your feet for about two to two and a half hours. Due to the many vineyards, there are numerous opportunities to enjoy breaks sampling delicious wines.

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  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
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Itinerary

You hike to the traditional village of Uga, where Arabian camels are still bred to this day, after that you proceed into the very lauded wine-growing region of the island, where the countless craters on the ‚Picón‘ (volcanic ash fields up to a size of 2.5 m) enable a very special way of viticulture. Volcanic rocks arranged in a semi-circle protect the vines from the wind and the layers of lapilli accumulate water perfectly. Should the opportunity arise, we highly recommend you do not miss out on sampling local wines.

approx. 5.5 hours
25 km
150 m
150 m

Visit to the Tanit Museum in San Bartolomé, before you reach the geographic middle of the island at the ‚Monumento al Campesino‘. Onwards through the windy ‚goats cheese area‘into the white-washed little village of Nazaret. This village became famous once the actor Omar Sharif purchased a chic villa here. Today it is an open-air museum (LagOmar) with a restaurant attached.

approx. 3 hours
10 km
100 m
100 m

En route is the open-air museum Teguise, up until 1852 the capital of the island. Please take time for a wander around the alleyways leading between the noble houses and palaces. With a view onto the ‚Castillo Sta. Barbara‘ you ascend to the pilgrimage chapel ‚Las Nieves‘, from where you enjoy a sublime view onto the Bay of Famara, a popular surfer‘s spot. After that you reach Haría, the so-called ‚Valley of 1000 palm trees‘ and final residence of Manriques.

approx. 4 hours
14 km
400 m
250 m

Descent to the coast through the oasis-like ‚Valle de Temisa‘, also called the ‚Valley of 1000 Flowers‘. The hiking path starts off slightly steeper and meanders slowly between cultured terraces of the Barrancos downhill all the way to the sea, where the sandy beaches of Arrieta invite you to a proper swim in the Atlantic. Then enjoy fresh fish prepared in one of the excellent restaurants with seaview before taking the bus back to Haría.

approx. 2 hours
8 km
0 m
350 m

In the little village of Máguez, situated amidst a fertile valley with almond and fig trees, is the start of an ancient path connecting villages to Yé, which means ‚the end of the world‘ in ancient Canarian. Here you have the option to climb up the volcano ‚Monte Corona‘ (609 m). After that you descend to the Northern coastline to the ferry port of Orzola, a lovely town impressing with its blue- and white-washed houses and its plain but especially great fish restaurants.

approx. 4.5 hours
17 km
250 m
200 m

Today you have a choice: either embark on a trip to the picture-perfect island La Graciosa (‚the Graceful‘) with a 20-minute crossing directly from Orzola, or visit the mystic magic worlds of César Manrique. On ‚La Graciosa‘ a circular hiking tour awaits with views onto the now uninhabited rocky islands of Alegranza and Montaña Clara. Alternatively, you can visit caves embellished by Manrique, and Punta de Mujeres, a charming holiday resort inviting you for a swim.

approx. 2.5 to 4 hours
15 km
50 m
250 m

Tour character

For the daily hiking tours a good basic fitness level is required with walking times ranging between approx. 2 and 5.5 hours. You walk on marked hiking paths and country lanes, across Lanzarote from West to East featuring ist volcanic character. For the hiking tour on Day 4 and 5 some level of surefootedness is required. This hiking week offers a lovely combination of bizarre nature and original Canarian lifestyle.

Prices and events

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Yaiza
  Season 1
01.01.2023 - 30.06.2023
01.09.2023 - 31.12.2023

Arrival daily
Lanzarote, 8 days, ES-LAWYO-08X
Base price
789.00
Surcharge single room 439.00

Category: 5x country houses and country hotels, 2x lovely guest house (communal shared bathroom)

You can book extra nights for any day of your tour. Prices upon request!

Season 1
Jan 1, 2023 - Jun 30, 2023
Sep 1, 2023 - Dec 31, 2023
Arrival daily
Lanzarote, 8 days, ES-LAWYO-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
789.00
439.00

Category: 5x country houses and country hotels, 2x lovely guest house (communal shared bathroom)

You can book extra nights for any day of your tour. Prices upon request!

Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Transfer from/to Lanzarote airport

 

  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel information 1x per room (German)
  • Service hotline
Infos

Arrival / Departure:

  • Lanzarote Airport. Organised transfer to the hotel and return transfer at the end of the tour. Transfers are included in the price.

Note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Bus journey Arrieta - Haría on Day 5, approx. EUR 4 per person
  • Ferry ride to the island ‚La Graciosa‘, approx. EUR 20 per person
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
Contact & booking
Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.
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Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
5 stars
Kurt Kammerer DE | 23.05.2022
Tolle Insel
Dieses Jahr starteten wir unsere Wandersaison auf Lanzarote. Und der Auftakt ist auf alle Fälle gelungen! Die schlichte aber wunderschöne Landschaft und die schwarzen Berge im Hintergrund haben uns sehr gut gefallen. Die Wanderwege sind gut markiert und sichtbar und zusammen mit den Reiseunterlagen kann man sich fast gar nicht verlaufen. Auch die Unterkünfte waren sehr sauber und das Personal sehr nett. Eine sehr empfehlenswerte Tour!
Astrid Maislinger
Astrid Maislinger answered:
Sehr geehrter Herr Kammerer, vielen Dank für Ihr nettes Feedback. Es freut uns sehr, dass Ihnen die Wanderreise so gut gefallen hat. Wir hoffen, Sie bald wieder auf einer unserer Wanderreisen begrüßen zu dürfen.
5 stars
Irene M. AT | 18.11.2019
Einzigartiges Wandererlebnis!
Die Unterkünfte waren sehr gut gewählt und als Liebhaber der kanarischen Küche sind wir während der Reise voll auf unsere Kosten gekommen. An der detaillierten Tourenbeschreibung hat man bemerkt, dass diese Tour auch selbst bewandert und wirklich nichts dem Zufall überlassen wurde. Bei dieser Wanderreise hat wirklich alles gepasst und wir können es auf jeden Fall weiter empfehlen!
Valerie Haring
Valerie Haring answered:
Sehr geehrter Wandergast, herzlichen Dank für Ihr wunderbares Feedback! Es freut uns, dass Sie sowohl mit den ausgewählten Unterkünften als auch mit der Routenbeschreibung sehr zufrieden waren. Bis zur nächsten Reise!

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