Lanzarote and Graciosa Island
Day 1 Lanzarote
Transfer to the small coastal village of Famara where your accommodation for the next 7 nights awaits.
Day 2 Los Volcanes & Timanfaya National Parks
The protected areas known as Los Volcanes and Timanfaya National Parks offer insight into the most recent volcanic activity on Lanzarote (1730-36 & 1824). We will go hiking across lava flows and climb a volcanic cone with a spectacular crator. Today is dedicated to exploring the strange colourful world of lava formations and dormant volcanoes.
3 hours walking (+150m/-150m)
Day 3 Teguise and the César Manrique Foundation
A sedimentary sand strip crosses Lanzarote from north to south, today we can observe superb views of this desert-like feature as we journey from Teguise to San José de la Vega. Found in a fertile valley, this hidden settlement gives us a unique chance to learn more about traditional agriculture. We head back to Teguise for lunch (restaurant or picnic) and walk the cobbled streets of this ancient city with more than 600 years of facinating history. Afternoon visit to the César Manrique Foundation which immerses us on the arhitectural wonders of he multifaceted artist.
4 and 1/2 hour walking (+350m/-375m)
Day 4 Los Ajaches
Todays walk starts in the small village las Casitas de Femés. Our ridgetop hike displays views from the tip of Lanzarote to the north of Fuerteventura and overlooks canyons formed by millions of years of erosion. We cross the quiet village of Femés and continues up peaks which reveal breathtaking views of the entire centre of Lanzarote. Then, we head closer to the west coast, this dramatic shoreline was sculpted by the Timanfaya eruptions and is continually battered by the temperamental Atlantic Ocean.
4 hour walking (+550m/-550m)
Day 5 La Geria Winery
These vineyards prove that life can flourish from volcanic ashes. Moscato, Listán Negro and Tinta Negra Mole for Madeira are amongst the varieties which have made their mark here. We will explore this strange world of beautiful honeycomb patterned grounds where vines grow strong but not tall. Let's visit the outbuildings, taste the wines and climb to the highest point of the area for fabulous views of this unique landscape - on a clear day we should be able to see three quarters of the island from here. Then we visit Monumento al Campesino, dedicated to César Manrique, and learn the traditional craft secrets from local experts themselves. Free afternoon in Famara.
3 hours of walking (+340m/-350m)
Day 6 Monte Corona, the Famara cliffs and the Jameos del Agua lava caves
Featuring vineyards of the north, the volcanoes and crater of Corona and the cliffs of Famara with a bird's eye view of the Chinijo archipelago, this hike is the panoramic tour of excellence. A complete discovery of the north of Lanzarote.We can enjoy a clifftop picnic before visiting the Jameos del Agua caves, a large lava tunnel, several kilometers long, created by the volcano of Corona thousands of years ago.
4 hours of walking (+330m/-330m)
Day 7 La Graciosa
A 30 minute ferry crossing to the port of Caleta de Sebo leads us to a volcanic island where time has stopped. You will not find even a cm2 of asphalt on this isle. A fabulous walk awaits us, we cross the village and hike along the golden sands sometimes next to the sea, sometimes bordering a volcano. We will stop at a paradise beach for a picnic and swimming before returning to the port for the boat back to Famara.
3 hours walking (+150m/-150m)
Day 8 Arrecife
Breakfast and onwards transfer.
Dates & prices
Departures for French-speaking groups:
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Departures for Spanish-speaking groups:
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Trip code: BLAN
- All in-country transfers as detailed in itinerary
- Accommodation in hotels/apartments with double rooms
- Full-board from breakfast Day 2 to dinner Day 7 excluding a meal in Teguise on Day 3
- Full supervision by an expert qualifed guide
- Transfer to your accommodation on Day 1
- Meals on Day 1 and Day 8 and a meal on Day 3
- International flights
- Repatriation insurance
Terms and conditions
- Cancellation received more than 30 days prior to the departure date: No cancellation fees.
- Cancellation received 30 to 21 days before the departure date: 30% of trip price will be retained.
- Cancellation received within 20 days of the departure date: 70% of trip price will be retained.
Changes to travel contract
- Private minibus transfers. Vehicle trype: Renault Trafic, 9 seats.
- Maritime transport with Naviera Armas Ferries.
- In-country air transfers with Binter Canarias.
Budget & exchange
- Drinks and personal expenses
- A meal on Day 3 (8 to 15 euros)
- A cap or sunhat
- Thermal baselayers: long-sleeved thermal tops and full-length long johns
- Long sleeved and short sleeved t-shirts, preferably in quick-drying technical material
- 1 light fleece or equivilent (plus extra warm layers for austral winter months)
- A breathable wind proof, waterproof jacket (Gore-Tex...)
- Lightweight waterproof over trousers
- 1 pair of long suitable shorts
- 1 pair of walking trousers (detachable legs ideal)
- A pair of high-rise walking boots with vibram soles - trails can be rocky and muddy
- A pair of trainers or casual shoes for the evenings and cities
- Thick walking socks
- Warm gloves, hat and scarf (evenings in the mountains can feel cold)
- A swimsuit
- Your personal toiletries
- Fast-drying microfibre towel
- Water bottle(s). Min. 2 litres, light and isothermal
- A good pair of sunglasses (think min. category 3)
- Sun-cream, face and lips
- Head torch and spare batteries
- A pocket knife (optional)
- A pair of hiking poles (optional)
- A waterproof bag cover (or plastic bags) to protect your belongings
- A rucksack (35-40L or 45-50L) for use as a day bag. This will contain your (vital) personal belongings for the day,
- A larger bag (60-80L) containing the rest of your belongings, those which you do not need with you in the day. Please bring is a soft bag like a ruckack or holdall rather than a hard cased suitcase because it is more practical for our drivers.
Health information & recommendations
- Be prepared
- Stick to trails and camp overnight right
- Stash your trash and pick up waste
- Leave it as you find it
- Be careful with fire
- Respect wildlife
- Be considerate of other visitors