Canary Islands Walking - Lanzarote

Canary Islands Walking - Lanzarote

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Canary Islands Walking - Lanzarote

8 Days Starting and ending in Puerto Del Carmen

Visiting: Puerto del Carmen, Playa Quemada, Mirador del Rio, Timanfaya National Park, Graciosa, Famara Beach, Arrieta

Tour operator:

Explore!

Tour code:

LZT

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

4 - 16

Physical rating:

Medium, Easy to Moderate

Age range:

14-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans

Tour operated in:

English

Activities:

Trekking, Walking

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Tour Overview

Discover the unique landscape of Lanzarote, and enjoy some winter sun, based in Costa Teguise. The island offers some spectacularly scenic walking along rugged coastlines and beaches, through white-washed villages and lunar landscapes with dramatic volcanic scenery.



Timanfaya National Park - Discover this spectacular volcanic landscape on foot

Famara Cliffs - Marvel at these towering cliffs, the defining feature of the north of the island

Idyllic coves - Explore small bays, coves and natural black sand beaches

Highlights

  • Timanfaya National Park - Discover this spectacular volcanic landscape on foot

  • Famara Cliffs - Marvel at these towering cliffs, the defining feature of the north of the island

  • Idyllic coves - Explore small bays, coves and natural black sand beaches

Itinerary

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Day 1: Join Trip In Puerto Del Carmen

Location: Puerto del Carmen

Accommodation: Aparthotel Costa Mar

Our trip starts in Costa Teguise, a coastal resort town on the east of the island.



For those arriving on time our Leader plans to meet you in the hotel reception at 7pm for the welcome meeting and for those that wish, there is the chance to go out for dinner. There are no activities planned today, so you are free to arrive in Costa Teguis at any time. If you would like to receive a complimentary airport transfer today, you'll need to arrive at Arrecife Airport (ACE) which is around 15 minutes' drive. Should you miss the meeting, your leader will inform you of any essential information as soon as you catch up.

If your flight arrives earlier in the day, there is a good selection of cafes and restaurants to choose from or you may wish to relax on one of the town's five sandy beaches. The hub of the town is the lively Pueblo Marinero square, designed by local artist and architect Cesar Manrique, whose work can be found across the island. Manrique was instrumental in founding the legislation that prohibits any high rise development on the island.

Day 2: Descend From Femes Through The Ajaches Hills To Playa Quemada

Location: Playa Quemada

Accommodation: Aparthotel Costa Mar

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we explore the south of the island, driving 40 minutes to Femes, a small village at the base of the southern mountains. Our walk takes us on a well-marked trail through the lunar, remote landscape of the Ajaches hills. Lanzarote is an island of volcanic origin with a long history of eruptions, the most significant being the Timanfaya eruptions throughout the 1730's and in 1824, which shaped the landscape we walk through. Arriving at the coast, we follow the coastal path to reach Playa Quemada. This small seaside village maintains its charm with secluded beaches, idyllic coves and a handful of restaurants offering freshly caught seafood.



Today's moderate 10 kilometre walk is expected to take approximately four hours with a total ascent of 350 metres and descent of 650 metres.

Day 3: Cliff Top Walk To Mirador Del Rio

Location: Mirador del Rio

Accommodation: Aparthotel Costa Mar

Meals Included: Breakfast

Our walk today begins from Maguez village close to the north west coast. We follow the path along the top of the cliffs of Famara, first to the Montaña del Gayo with spectacular views across the Atlantic and surrounding cliffs and finally reach the Mirador del Rio. Mirador del Rio is a 475 metre high viewpoint located at the edge of the Famara cliffs, built into the larva rock. The building, designed by local artist Cesar Manrique, wonderfully blends into the landscape, the floor to ceiling glass windows and outdoor walkway enhance the panoramic views overlooking the Rio strait, between Lanzarote and the island of La Graciosa. In the afternoon we drive back Costa Teguise.



Today's easy 14 kilometre walk is expected to take approximately five hours with a total ascent of 550 metres and descent of 350 metres.

Day 4: Walk In Timanfaya National Park

Location: Timanfaya National Park

Accommodation: Aparthotel Costa Mar

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we drive to the centre of the island and walk through the volcanic scenery of Timanfaya - the most dramatic lunar landscape of black lava dotted with craters. Our walk starts close to Mancha Blanca village; we follow wide and narrow dirt paths surrounded by volcanic lava varying in both size and shape. At the end of the walk we drive to La Geria. La Geria is famed for its unique vineyards; the local farmers have devised an ingenious way to cultivate wine in this harsh environment, creating funnel shaped pits protected with low dry stone walls in which to grow Malvasia grapes. There are Bodegas (wineries) dotted along the road selling the honey coloured sweet wine, we will visit one.



Today's easy 10 kilometre walk is expected to take approximately four-and-a-half hours with a total ascent and descent of 300 metres.

Day 5: Free Day. Opportunity To Visit La Graciosa Island

Location: Graciosa

Accommodation: Aparthotel Costa Mar

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today has been left free to relax or explore the region more. It is possible to take day trip to La Graciosa - this small arid island has a population of less than 700, with unpaved sand roads, isolated beaches, a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna and a slow pace of life that makes you feel like you're stepping into a different country. On the island there is an enjoyable walk that takes you to Playa De las Conchas, and shorter or longer walk options can be discussed with your tour leader. The ferry to La Graciosa leaves from Orzola which is a 30 minute taxi ride from Costa Teguise.



Another option today is to visit Jameos de Agua, designed by Cesar Manrique, Lanzarote's most influential architect. The venue has been built in the volcanic cave system formed by the eruptions of the Corona volcano; it features a swimming pool, restaurant and bar. This could be combined with a visit to La Graciosa as it is located on the way or it is a 25 minute taxi ride from Costa Teguise. On the way back to our hotel there is the possibility to stop at Jardi\'acn de Cactus. This garden was also designed by César Manrique - built into an old quarry it showcases a collection of over, 1,000 cactus varieties.



Today's optional moderate 17 kilometre walk is expected to take approximately six hours with a total ascent and descent of 150 metres.

Day 6: Walk From Haria Village To Famara Beach

Location: Famara Beach

Accommodation: Aparthotel Costa Mar

Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning we begin our discovery of Lanzarote, driving north to Haria, a pretty village of low lying white-washed buildings situated in the fertile Valley of the Thousand Palm Trees. Walking across the surrounding hills we pass cultivated plots of fig trees and grape vines. Reaching the clifftop area of Bosquecillo there are numerous wooden benches where we can take a rest and soak in the views down the cliffs to Famara beach. The Famara Cliffs are an impressive sight, rising to over 500 metres high and stretching along the coast for 15 kilometres. Continuing, we make our descent down a rocky path to Famara beach to be rewarded with five kilometres of golden sand, backed by the dramatic cliffs and panoramic views across to La Graciosa island. Located between the fishing village of La Caleta de Famara and the base of the impressive cliffs, Famara beach is Lanzarote's surfing hotspot. In the afternoon we transfer back to hotel, stopping en route for a stroll through the lovely centre of Tequise, Lanzarote's old capital.



Today's moderate 12 kilometre walk is expected to take approximately four-and-a-half hours with a total ascent of 450 metres and descent of 650 metres.

Day 7: Walk Along The East Coast To Arrieta Via Fishing Village

Location: Arrieta

Accommodation: Aparthotel Costa Mar

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we drive from Costa Teguise to the outskirts of Guatiza where we start walking along trails leading to a quarry serrated into a volcanoe cráter and later down to the coast. We take the coastal path along the rugged coastline, passing some traditional salines that are still operating. This area is shaped by an ancient volcanic eruption in the vicinity, to the village of Arrieta, arriving in the early afternoon. There is time to explore this typical Canarian fishing community, relax on the golden sands of Playa de la Garita or take a swim in the ocean.



Today's moderate 15 kilometre walk is expected to take approximately five-and-a-half hours with an ascent of 100 metres and and descent of 250 metres.

Day 8: Trip Ends In Puerto Del Carmen

Location: Puerto del Carmen

Meals Included: Breakfast

The trip ends after breakfast at our hotel in Costa Teguise.



There are no activities planned today, so you are free to depart from Costa Teguise at any time. If your flight is departing later in the day luggage storage facilities are available at our hotel. If you would like to receive a complimentary airport transfer today, you need to depart from Arrecife Airport (ACE) which is around 15 minutes' drive.

What's Included

  • Fully Guided

  • Meals – Breakfast Only

  • All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

  • Accommodation

What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • Country Entry Visas

  • 1 bottle of Mineral Water per person per day

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  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • What is the maximum group size?

    16

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    Yes

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    No

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes

  • I'm going on a walking/cycling trip-do I need to train?

    It will depend on the grade and how fit you already are. Check the trip page for details of the walking or cycling grade and how far you’ll be walking/cycling each day. For moderate or challenging trips in particular we’d recommend doing some walks or cycles before you leave to build up your fitness and prepare you for the distances being covered.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    We have a wide range of ages nationalities on our small group trips and they come from all walks of life.

  • Should I get travel insurance?

    Yes–it is a condition of booking that you are fully insured when travelling with us

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    At Explore, we're the experts in adventure travel. Our small group adventure holidays have been running since 1981. Today, Explore is one of the most trusted travel companies in the UK with over 500 trips to more than 120 countries.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    Yes, but there are no concessions for doing so, and we must have a record in your booking advising as such before the trip departs.

  • Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

    Being a responsible company is a large statement, something that has to be entwined within the very fibre of a company. Discover the charities and partnerships we support as part of this at https://www.explore.co.uk/about/sustainability/charities-and-partners

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    We want to be as clear as and as honest as possible about what happens if you decide to that you no longer wish to travel on your trip. Our booking conditions have details of the costs you’ll incur when you cancel-these charges depend on how long it is before your planned departure.

  • What is the accommodation like?

    We choose comfortable accommodation in the best locations possible. We opt for small, local and family-run accommodation where we can, as opposed to large chain hotels. We typically use hotels that are the equivalent of European 3-star, and you’ll usually have an en suite room. Occasionally, where we want to get off the beaten trail we may stay in more basic accommodation.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Sustainability is embedded within the fibre of Explore, it emanates from the inside out. But as we enter a new decade it is clearer than ever that our world needs help, and Explore has created a sustainability strategy based on the 2015 UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Our flexible booking and safety policies mean you're protected before and during your travels with us. Receive a full refund if your trip is cancelled, transfer your trip free of charge up to 10 days before departure minus any irrocoverable costs.

  • Do I need to be very fit to book with you?

    All our trips require some level of active participation. This could be on a cultural trip, trek, safari, expedition or voyage. It is in the interests of all members of the group that everyone should be capable of fully participating in the activities of their chosen trip.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Final documents will include a comprehensive trip itinerary, climate and country information, budgeting and packing advice visa and passport information and details on optional activities available.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Yes on most of our trips. Most trips are based on customers sharing twin-bedded rooms. If you book a group trip as an individual, you will share a room with someone of the same sex. However, on many trips we offer the opportunity to pay a supplement to pre-book a single room, known as our single room option. On some trips a single room will be provided every night, on others it will be provided o

  • Do we have to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to travel

    It’s now a condition of booking a trip with us that customers should have one of the following before they travel - — Be vaccinated against COVID, having received the full recommended course, and allowing enough time for immunity to take effect. Full vaccination includes any booster required to keep the vaccine valid. — Have taken a negative test (rapid antigen or PCR) within 72hrs of departure.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Explore will only offer hotels that have specific COVID-19 protocols in place and comply with local government guidelines. We will ensure these measures include; enhanced room cleaning, ventilation, social distancing, regular cleaning and disinfection of high frequency touch points in public areas, food safety, staff re-training and minimising contact within the properties.

Reviews from travellers on this tour

Geoffrey  

Canary Islands Walking - Lanzarote

We look forward to our next trip with Explore

We look forward to our next trip with Explore

Olga  

Canary Islands Walking - Lanzarote

Judith looked after us very well - lots of care an

Judith looked after us very well - lots of care and attention and always available. Well done and thank you! Accommodation worked well for us - we changed rooms and this transformed the experience. Perhaps ask for the ‘better’ rooms when Explore book them as others had a different experience on this holiday we understand. We were in room 1003 and the rooms in this side are MUCH better than than those on the road side (even numbers). Worth knowing.

Canary Islands Walking - Lanzarote

Judith brought the group together well and kept in

Judith brought the group together well and kept in mind each travellers needs.

Rebecca  

Canary Islands Walking - Lanzarote

The tour was absolutely fantastic - one of the bes

The tour was absolutely fantastic - one of the best I have done with Explore.

Valentina  

Canary Islands Walking - Lanzarote

Aod tour for a short walking holiday in the sun du

Aod tour for a short walking holiday in the sun during British winter.

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