Coast and beach hike on Lanzarote
Cactus garden on Lanzarote
Hiking trail through Graciosa Bay

Lanzarote

Island Crossing from West to East.

Lanzarote is unique. Elemental forces of volcanoes, creativity of mankind and the fantasy of the famous architect and landscape artist César Manrique have caused this island to become a fascinating holiday destination. Enormous eruptions have formed over 300 volcanic cones on Lanzarote and have even increased the size of the ‚Fire Island‘ considerably. Particularly impressive is the play of colour of the volcanic cones in the evening sun. However very few only know, that in this since 1993 recognized biosphere reserve hiking paths were created in this barren landscape, which are hardly used and allow the hiker a very distinct view onto the island and reveal the simple beauty of Canarian architecture  contrasting with the black mountains of the island. In addition outstanding wine is grown in the area of La Geria on Lanzarote. Discover this exceptional Canary Island whilst hiking and allow yourself to be enchanted.

Walking

Walking
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour

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 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Jan 1, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019
Sep 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019
daily
Lanzarote 8 days, ES-LAWYO-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
729,00
399,00

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

Services and infos

Included:

  • 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer
  • Transfer from/to Lanzarote airport

 

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

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 to 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!
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