Haría – Barranco Ternesía & Atalaya

Wonderful and easy hike with small climbs and beautiful views around Haría.

View of Maguez from the summit

This family-friendly hike starts between the two villages Maguéz and Haría – located in the north of the island of Lanzarote. There we enter the little-known but all the more enchanting Barranco Ternesía.
This Barranco is a jewel, and offers in winter an incredibly diverse vegetation. But also in summer we like to show you the peculiarities that are hidden there.

The further course of the barranco leads us to the picturesque town of Haría with its Moorish ambience. After about 500m we leave Haría in northern direction and walk uphill on an unpaved road towards “Atalaya de Haría”, where we have a first big rest before we continue towards the summit. On the circular route around this small mesa we see the picturesque town of Haría from different perspectives and there are fantastic photo opportunities before we take another break on the summit, during which we enjoy the definitely most beautiful view of the village of Maguéz.

The way back to the starting point is an easy descent through a meadow and a wide path, passing picturesque agricultural fincas. As on all hikes, you will receive valuable and entertaining information about flora and fauna, as well as history and geology.

Total duration: 3 hours
Net walking time: 2 hours
Length: 5,5km
Terrain: 2/5 you should be able to walk steadily on uneven ground
Difficulty: 2/5

Meeting point: Arrieta gas station
Price: 34,00 € p.p.

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.

Category: Hiking-Excursion / easy

A table mountain with panorama – the Peña de la Pequeña.

Easy hike in the northern part of the island with fantastic views into the surrounding valleys and far over the sea.

The Peña de la Pequeña is a natural “viewing platform” with many wonderful perspectives in the northern part of the island.

We start our hike near the road (LZ10) that connects Haría and Los Valles and walk on the wide lane first slightly downhill to the saddle that runs between the Valle de Temisa and the Valle del Palomo in eastern direction. Then we continue flatly towards the east, always with a view of the valleys and the small rocky peak of Peña de la Pequeña in front of us. We hike past this rock formation on a slightly ascending path until we reach the end of the route with a view of the villages of the northern east coast and after a long rest, we start our way back.

Depending on the season, lush vegetation can await us along the entire route. You will learn interesting details about the flora and fauna, the formation of the island and other special features.

This easy hike is relatively new in our program and we are happy to show it to you. The Lanzarote feeling can be felt here in a special way.

Length: approx. 4,5 km
Duration: approx. 3.5 hours incl. breaks
Difficulty: 2 of 5 moderately difficult
Terrain: 2 out of 5 – you should be able to walk steadily on uneven ground.

Meeting point: parking lot restaurant Mirador Los Valles
Price: 33,00 € 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.

Lava in La Florida

Easy hike between the vine-area of La Geria and the lavaflows from the 18th century.

Impressive lava-flows in La Geria

We start along the vineyards in the foothills of La Geria. Heading west, we leave the paved and unpaved roads and walk on the young lava produced by the volcano “Nueces” in March 1736. The fantastic shapes and colors of the lava offer beautiful motives, also for photographers.

After about 2 km we take a break sheltered from the wind in a lava formation embedded in a depression. After another kilometer we reach the LZ 58, which we follow a short distance to the south, before we turn east again and start our way back on small paths through the lava. Further on we reach a small finca, which invites us to rest again, before we cover the last two kilometers on Picón and Lava.

On this tour we also like to touch the geological context of the island, if there is an interest in it among the participants.

Apart from the two “big breaks”, we often make a short stop and explain little things along the way – currently we hope (after the rain) for some greenery, so that we can also show and explain something about the island’s flora to the participants.

You should have the following with you: Sun protection, enough water (approx. 1 l per person), snack, a light jacket – in case it gets windy, photo equipment, sturdy shoes/closed shoes.

Length: approx. 6 km
Duration: approx. 3 – 3.5 hours
Difficulty: easy and flat, without major climbs
Terrain: mostly lava, but not dofficult and walkable

Price: 32 € per person

Meeting point: Bodega Bermejo

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.

Cave hiking “Cueva Naturalistas”

Amazing excursion into a Jameo (lava-tube) in the eastern part of Timanfaya.

Playing with light in the dark

With helmet and headlamp we enter a lava tunnel of the volcano Nueces, that was originated in March 1736 as the penultimate volcano in the big series of volcanic eruptions in the 18th century. We walk, and/or climb, partly through an approximately 550m long section of this tunnel.
This world without (natural) light, in the lap of lava will offer you an unforgettable experience – pure “Lanzarote-Feeling”.

This excursion is a very nice and relatively easy caving tour in the eastern Timanfaya area. Contrary to other caves in Lanzarote, this small excursion is also possible for people who do not like the extreme tours. Most of the Jameo has a stable and relatively flat floor, so that only at the entrance and exit (and once in between) some climbing is necessary.

A dream for every hobby geologist. Lanzarote-Feeling at it’s best.
Also 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.

Total duration: almost 2 hours incl. breaks
Net walking time: almost one and a half hours underground
Distance: about 1 km, of which about 600m underground
Terrain: 2 of 5 underground – with helmet and headlamp, sometimes climbing over rocks and scree; fear of heights or claustrophobia should not necessarily be an issue, but let us know in advance so that we can take it into account. You must be able to walk stably on uneven ground!
Difficulty: 3 of 5

Price: 28,00 € per person
Pick up at extra charge. Equipment: Helmet + headlamp (can be rented from us for a fee of 8,00€)
Sturdy shoes/closed shoes, sufficient water (approx. 1 l per person)
Refreshment possible afterwards – participation is optional.

Meeting point: Church in Masdache

Diamond-Excursion

Exclusive hike through La Geria and the lava fields bordering the Timanfaya National Park.

We start in La Geria and walk first on farm tracks at the foot of the volcano Diama along the wine fields. Of course we will go into the different aspects of farming in the UNESCO World Heritage Site before we dive into the lava of the eruptions of 1730-1736.
As we will be travelling on private land at the edge of the National Park, this excursion cannot be booked with any other provider or done on your own.

Thus, we really walk right through the lava of the eruptions of 1730-1736 and are fascinated by this bizarre landscape.

We would like to explicitly point out that some passages (approximately 2 x 500m) over the sharp-edged lava can be a challenge for the participants.

On this excursion we will also explain to you the volcanism of the Canary Islands in general, but also the peculiarities of the eruptions on Lanzarote in the 18th century.

Total duration: 3 hours 30′
Net walking time: 2 hours
Distance: approx. 6km

Terrain: 3 out of 5 you should be able to walk stable on uneven ground
Difficulty: 3 of 5

Meeting place: Bodega Rubicon/La Geria
Price: 39€

Arrival with rental 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. 1l per person), snack, a light jacket – in case it gets windy, photo equipment, sturdy shoes/closed shoes

Category: Hiking / medium difficulty

Tinguaton – volcanoes and vine

Caldera Quemada

Along the lava fields of the Timanfaya we first cross an inconspicuous volcanic group before we cross the vineyards near Mancha Blanca. We see and understand the wine cultivation on Lanzarote with all its efforts and agonies that lead to a unique quality. In the further course we come to an old site of the indigenous people. The fascinating history of the aborigines in Lanzarote and the Canary Islands will be briefly explained. Finally, we go up to a volcano – the Caldera Quemada. The view from the edge of the crater into the crater and beyond makes us amazed. On the way back there is a little surprise… And now we experience the lava landscape very closely.

As always, there is a lot of interesting and entertaining information about history, flora and fauna and geology on this tour.

Lanzarote-Feeling at its best.

Length: approx. 7 km
Duration: approx. 4 hours
Difficulty: 3 out of 5 – if you have a fear of heights, please let us know in advance. Thank you.
Terrain: 2 of 5 – you should be able to walk on uneven ground in a stable way.

Price: 39 € per person

Meeting point: Parking lot at Tinguaton (click here)

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.

Barranco Maramajo

Easy hike from Teguise to Famara through a fascinating notched valley (Barranco Maramajo), with beautiful views over El Jable and the bay of Famara.

View of the Risco de Famara and the offshore islands

We start in the former capital of the island Teguise and first walk to the old lime kilns that had an important significance for the economic development of the island in the 19th century. We pass them for approximately 1 hour slightly uphill (in total 150 height metres), on an unpaved road. Arrived at the highest point, we enjoy the wide view over El Jable, the Risco de Famara and the islands in front of Lanzarote.

Now we descend on a narrow path along the Risco down into the Barranco Maramajo. We follow the Barranco for a short stretch before we turn on a path above Las Laderas and have the Risco de Famara in all its splendour in front of us. This view accompanies us up to our destination above the Norwegian settlement near Caleta de Famara.

Especially in the winter time, this stretch is specially attractive due to its vegetation.

As always with us, this tour is full of information about flora and fauna, always in the context of the whole island. Pure Lanzarote feeling!

Length: approximately 8 km
Duration: approx. 4 – 5 hours including breaks and transfer
Difficulty: 2 of 5
Terrain: 2 out of 5 – you should be able to walk stably on uneven ground.
Paths with scree and loose stones. This hike should also be possible if you are afraid of heights, but please let us know in advance if necessary.

Arrival with rental car – pick up at 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.

Meeting place: Parking lot above the Norwegian settlement Famara

Price: 39 € per person without pick-up

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.

Note on the procedure for track walks (in contrary to circular walks): The meeting point is usually also the destination of the hike. After we have met at the meeting point, we leave one or two cars there. Then we drive with one or two cars to the starting point where the hike begins. At the end of the hike we reach the meeting point and take the cars parked there and then drive back to the starting point of the hike to pick up the remaining cars. Therefore we ask you to allow a little more time for this organizational necessity.

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

Costa Rubicon & Los Charcones

Easy hike in the Rubicon plain to the Charcones

Swimming in the Charcones – what a Lanzarote-Feeling
We start at the meeting point of the old seawater desalination plant of Yaiza. We drive along the coast towards the south, on a gravel road before we start hiking a small path along the cliffs, with great views from above onto the rocks and the roaring sea below us. The rocks here often have very special shapes and invite you to stay. We look for a sheltered spot (bathing is allowed on request) and return to the starting point after a long rest. The way back on the gravel road will be easy – so you don’t have to face a strenouos walk after your experience with the sea. On our way there is a lot of information about the history of Lanzarote in connection with the sea, salt and wildlife.

Length: 6-8 km (depending on variant)
Duration: approx. 4 hours
Difficulty: 1 of 5
Terrain: 1 of 5 – you should be able to walk on uneven ground
If you want to swim, please bring a bathing suit/towel/beaches

Meeting place: former seawater desalination plant Yaiza
Price: 34 € 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.

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.