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

La Graciosa north (medium)

Arcos Majapolas

Short description: From Caleta del Sebo via Pedro Barba, Playa Lambra and the arches of Majapolas (probably further on to Playa Conchas), by jeep back to Caleta del Sebo.

Long description: We hike from Caleta del Sebo on unpaved, sandy roads, paths and also narrow paths along the sea to Pedro Barba, a meanwhile no longer permanently inhabited, very picturesque hamlet in the north of La Graciosa.
After a rest we continue on a sandy track to Playa Lambra and from there to the impressive rock arches of Majapolas. Here we have another break, for taking pictures and enjoying, before the jeep picks us up and drives us back to Caleta del Sebo.
Alternatively, we hike from here to Playa de las Conchas (approx. 2.5 km) and let the jeep pick us up there.
At the harbour in Caleta del Sebo we can have a refreshment before we go back on the ferry.

As always, there is a lot of interesting and entertaining information about history, wildlife and geology on this tour.
Promise: Even on La Graciosa we will give you the Lanzarote-Feeling!

Length: about 11-13 km
Total duration: approx. 5-6 hours (plus journey and ferry)
Difficulty: 2 of 5
Terrain: 2 of 5 some deep sand, rocks and pebbles

Meeting point: Orzola Harbour
Price: 90€ per person (incl. ferry and jeep)

Arrival by own car or bus – pick up for an extra charge (not Yaiza and Tinajo).
After the hike we can have refreshments in a bar at Caleta del Sebo or buy some refreshments in a supermarket there – participation optional.
You should have the following with you: Sun protection, sufficient water (approx. 1.5 l per person), snack, a light jacket – if it gets windy, photo equipment, sturdy shoes/closed shoes

Category: Hiking / medium difficulty
Comment: There are also shorter or longer versions of this tour.

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.

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

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)

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.

Lanzarote – Reise zur historischen Entwicklung

Wasser auf Lanzarote – eine Reise zur historischen Entwicklung der Insel

Die alte Wasserleitung vom Risco de Famara nach Arrecife.

Diese Wanderung ist zweigeteilt. Beide Etappen sind sowohl landschaftlich als auch auf Grund des historischen Hintergrundes absolut einzigartig. Auf dem einen Teil der Wanderung bewegen wir uns in dem äußerst reizvollen Gebiet zwischen Nazaret und Tahiche. Eindrucksvolle Weitblicke im Inselinneren, im Kontext zur Entwicklung von Lanzarote. Geologisch sehr interessant ist hier auch der schwarze Lavafluss des Vulkans Nueces, der uns einen Teil der Strecke begleiten wird.

Im zweiten Teil der (Rund-) Wanderung laufen wir entlang des Risco de Famara mit fantastischen Ausblicken auf den Risco, die Bucht von Famara und die vorgelagerten Inseln des Chinijo-Archipels. Auch hier ist die Wanderung gespickt mit vielen interessanten Informationen zur wirtschaftlichen Entwicklung der Insel, zu Flora und Fauna und dem Leben im allgemeinen vor hundert Jahren.
Touren abseits der touristischen Pfade sind unsere Leidenschaft. Diese Tour hat die wirtschaftliche Entwicklung – unter kärglichen Bedingungen – im Focus. Auch ohne Interesse an den historischen Details erlebt ihr hier etwas ganz Besonderes. Lanzarote-Feeling eben.

Länge: 2 Wander-Etappen von 2,5 km und 5 km, gesamt ca. 7,5 km (diese beiden Etappen können auch getrennt voneinander dargestellt werden)
Dauer: insgesamt ca. 4,5 – 5 Stunden incl. Fahrzeit
Schwierigkeit: 2 von 5; Falls Höhenangst besteht, bitte uns im Vorfeld mitteilen. Danke.
Terrain: 2 von 5 – Man sollte auf unebenem Untergrund stabil laufen können.

Preis: 42 € pro Person

Treffpunkt: Teleclub Nazaret

Tagesausflug im Archipelago Chinijo (Alegranza)

Tour mit dem Boot nach Alegranza und Montaña Clara, danach Wanderung oder Jeeptour auf La Graciosa und gemeinsames Mittagessen.

Blick auf Montaña Clara, La Graciosa und den Risco de Famara auf Lanzarote

Geplant: jedes Jahr im Herbst (September/Oktober)

Wir fahren mit dem Schiff nach Alegranza und dann weiter zur Montaña Clara. In erster Linie geht es bei dieser Tour um die Seevögel und Eleonoren-Falken, die dort brüten. Unterwegs sehen wir oft fliegende Fische, Thunfischschwärme und vielleicht auch Meeresschildkröten, Delfine, Wale oder auch Haie.

Eine Garantie gibt es dafür jedoch nicht. Danach fahren wir weiter nach La Graciosa. Der Kapitän entscheidet individuell, wie und wo und was (abhängig von Wellengang und Tide) wir fahren können. Auf La Graciosa steht eine Wanderung von Pedro Barba nach Caleta del Sebo auf dem Programm, dem einzig dauerhaft bewohnten Ort auf der Insel. Alternativ kann man auch eine kleine Inselrundfahrt im Norden von La Graciosa mit dem Jeep machen. Eine wunderschöne Fahrt mit vielen Highlights, auch zu einem der schönsten Strände der Kanaren, zum Playa de las Conchas.

Ca. 15.00 Uhr treffen sich alle Teilnehmer bei einem Essen in Caleta del Sebo. Danach können wir uns evtl. die Kirche anschauen und andere Eindrücke von einem Leben bekommen, das wir uns so kaum vorstellen können. Um 17.00 Uhr geht das Schiff zurück nach Orzola. (Stand Oktober 2019)

Eigenanreise mit Mietwagen – Abholung gegen Aufpreis.

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

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)

Geological excursion in Timanfaya – guided hike

Timanfaya landscape

We meet near Tinguaton, from where we take a gravel road straight into the heart of Timanfaya. We start our hike at the foot of a young volcano and walk on Picon (with a slight ascent) along an impressive lava river. The first absolute highlight is already waiting for us there. Let us surprise you!

Now we continue along the flank of the volcano Señalo, where a colourful and unexpectedly varied lava landscape awaits us. The many different, bizarre structures created by the volcanic eruptions in the 18th century invite you to take pictures. Now we also have a close look at one of the numerous “side craters” of the volcano. We can marvel at how many different ways there are for the lava to leave a volcano – thus forming interesting elements of the landscape. The further round trip takes place on the other side of the caldera, where easy terrain and a fantastic landscape with great views awaits us.

This landscape stimulates your imagination, touches your soul and makes you feel calm and devotional. A completely different world…

Note: The duration of barely 4 hours is due to the fact that there is so much to see and the participants get detailed explanations about plate tectonics, geology and volcanism and of course also about the many specialities of Lanzarote. In particular, the colourful structures in front of us are explained in detail in an entertaining but nevertheless scientific way.

Promise: This will be one of the most unforgettable tours you have ever experienced! If you think that lava landscape consists only of monotonous black rock and quickly becomes boring, we will teach you a better one today.

Money back guarantee if you don’t like it.

Remarks: Arrival with rental car – pickup 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 – in case it gets windy, photo equipment, sturdy shoes/closed shoes

Length: about 6 km
Duration: approx. 4 hours including breaks
Terrain: loose scree and lava/picon – you should be able to walk stably on uneven ground. This hike should also be feasible if you are afraid of heights, but please let us know in advance.

Price: 47.00 € per person (without pick-up)

Meeting place: Parking lot near Tinguaton