The calendar of the aborigines

Experimental Archaeology – the calendar of the Mahos/Guanchen – every year on December 21st – only in good weather. Crater hike on the traces of the ancient Canarians

Following the traces of the old-canarians (or Mahos, how the Guanches are called in Lanzarote) we hike into a volcanic crater after visiting an more than 1.000 years old Aljibe. In the crater we will learn about the history of these first settlers and how they lived. The way into the crater is well passable, but in some parts it may not be classified as “very easy”.
Finally we experience a fantastic event!
Lanzarote-Feeling live!

Every year on 21 December – just with us. We are looking forward to you.

This tour is exclusive and is only offered on December 21st every year. Registration is required!

Length: about 2 km
Duration: approx. 3 hours
Difficulty: 2 of 5
Terrain: 2 out of 5 – You should be able to walk stably on uneven ground. Fear of heights should not be an issue on this tour – but please let us know in advance. Thank you.

Comment: Only takes place in good weather. Registration required!
Meeting place: Cactus garden 14.30
Price: 30 € per person

Arrival with your own or rented car – pick up for an extra charge.
Refreshment possible afterwards – participation is optional.
You should have the following with you: Sun protection, sufficient water (approx. 1 l per person), snack, a light jacket – if it gets windy, photo equipment, sturdy shoes/closed shoes
Please note: there is no possibility to buy drinks or snacks on the way.

Snack of the Mahos

Guinate – Jerao – los Crateres

Starting near the small village of Guinate, we first walk through a cultivated area towards the fascinating cliffs of Jerao. After a short but steep climb we are rewarded with a fantastic view over the sea to the Archepilago de Chinijo (La Graciosa, Montaña Clara and Alegranza). These spectacular views accompany us for a while, until we descend again to a very special place, which is ideal for a short rest. From there we climb up again to the summits of the Quemada de Maguez and Los Helechos.
Climbing the top of these two volcanoes will surely be a highlight, of your holidays.
Especially during the winter months, Lanzarote might show itself from a completely different side than what one is used to or what you might expect: Flowers, meadows, a big variety of small plants and tender green as far as the eye can see.

But even without this special spectacle, this slightly exhausting hiking tour is something very special. The views over to Monte Corona and up to the Mirador del Rio or down to Arrieta is amazing.

As always, this tour is full of information about flora, fauna and history and of course in the context of the whole island. Lanzarote-Feeling at it’s best!

total duration: 4 -5 Std.
net walking time: 2 Std. 20′
distance: 8,3 km

terrain: 3/5 you should be able to walk in a stable manner on uneven ground paths with scree and loose stones

difficulty: 3/5

meeting-point: Arrieta gas-station
price: 44€

Arrival with your own or rented car – pick up for an extra charge.
Refreshment possible afterwards – participation is optional.
You should have the following with you: Sun protection, sufficient water (approx. 1 l per person), snack, a light jacket – if it gets windy, photo equipment, sturdy shoes/closed shoes
Please note: there is no possibility to buy drinks or snacks on the way.

comment: There are 5 variations of this tour. It can be altered to suit your abilities.

Cave hike – Jameo de la Gente – Puerta Falsa

We go into the second longest lava tunnel system on earth.

Even those who can claim to have already learned, hiked and seen a lot about the fascinating world of the volcanoes in Lanzarote will surely experience something completely new and absolutely spectacular here.

We enter the lava tunnel of volcano Monte Corona. The second longest lava tunnel system of the earth and approximately 13.000 – 15.000 years old. We walk and/or climb, partly through a section of this tunnel of a length of approximately 2 km, which in other parts also accommodates the Cueva de los Verdes and Jameos del Agua.

This world without (natural) light, in the bosom of lava will offer you an unforgettable experience – “Lanzarote-Feeling” at it’s best.

In the lava tunnel at Monte Corona – another world.

Total duration: about 3 hours incl. breaks
Net walking time: almost 2 hours underground and one hour return
Distance: 4.5 km, of which about 2 km underground
Terrain: 3 out of 5 underground – with helmet and headlamp, sometimes climbing over rocks and scree; you should not be afraid of heights or claustrophobia and be able to walk stably on uneven ground
Difficulty: 4 of 5 – see below

Equipment: Helmet + headlamp (can be rented from us for a fee)
Meeting point: Arrieta petrol station
Price: 38,00 € per person

Arrival with your own or rented car – pick up for an extra charge.
Refreshment possible afterwards – participation is optional.
You should have the following with you: Sun protection, sufficient water (approx. 1 l per person), snack, a light jacket – if it gets windy, photo equipment, sturdy shoes/closed shoes
Please note: there is no possibility to buy drinks or snacks on the way.

Spectacular moments guaranteed / Foto: Reinhard Zerfass

Please note that we only offer you this hike if you have already done another hike with us, so that we can assess you and your abilities and do not overstrain you.

If you don’t know (yet) if you are up for this tour, we have another, smaller cave hike on offer

El Norte

Wanderung von Orzola, vorbei am traumhaften Strand Playa Canteria und weiter durch das Valle Chica bis fast zur Nordspitze der Insel.

Blick Richtung Orzola

Habt Ihr Euch jemals gefragt, was es mit den Straußenvögeln auf sich hat, die hier gefunden wurden? Wir erklären es Euch auf dieser wunderschönen Wanderung.

Länge: ca. 5 km
Dauer: ca. 3 Stunden
Schwierigkeit: 2 von 5
Terrain: 3 von 5 – Geröll, Sand und felsiger Untergrund, man sollte keine Höhenangst haben und auf unebenem Untergrund stabil laufen können.

Eigenanreise mit Mietwagen – Abholung gegen Aufpreis.
Einkehr im Anschluss möglich – Teilnahme freigestellt.

Folgendes solltet ihr dabei haben: Sonnenschutz, ausreichend Wasser (ca. 1 l pro Person), Brotzeit, eine leichte Jacke – falls es windig wird, Fotoausrüstung, festes Schuhwerk/geschlossene Schuhe

Preis: 32 € pro Person

Treffpunkt: Parkplatz in Orzola (Link anklicken)

Barranco Tenegüime

A varied hike in the “Barranco de Tenegüime”, a fascinating notched valley near Guatiza.

Barranco Tenegüime

One would not think it possible that behind the simple entrance along agriculture suddenly such a natural wonder opens up. We first hike along a dried-out creek bed, through an amazingly diverse vegetation – while the steep walls of this notch valley around us get higher and higher. In this protected valley, one finds an astonishingly abundant vegetation for Lanzarote. Especially fascinating, however, are the basalt structures, millions of years old, which we walk and climb (who wants to). The way back runs above the valley, so that we can see this natural wonder from ever new perspectives.

Length: about 6,5 km
Duration: approx. 3.5 hours including breaks
Difficulty: 2 of 5 medium difficulty
Terrain: 2 out of 5 – you should be able to walk stably on uneven ground.

Meeting point: Cactus Garden Guatiza
Price: 34,00 € per person

Arrival with your own or rented car – pick up for an extra charge.
Refreshment possible afterwards – participation is optional.
You should have the following with you: Sun protection, sufficient water (approx. 1 l per person), snack, a light jacket – if it gets windy, photo equipment, sturdy shoes/closed shoes
Please note: there is no possibility to buy drinks or snacks on the way.