Spain : The Canary Isles

Volcanoes and Vineyards of Lanzarote

Trip code: W07VV 4.3 (6 reviews)

Self-guided walking

7 nights,
hotel-to-hotel

Level: 1 to 2+

15.0Kg CO2e

SUMMARY

  • Experience the diverse scenery across this dramatic, volcanic island: from deep valleys and luscious countryside to beaches, ranging from sandy white to volcanic black
  • Explore La Graciosa, the least explored, most peaceful and serene of the Canary Islands
  • Discover the influence of the world-famous artist and architect Cesar Manrique

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Most breakfasts and two evening meals
  • Comprehensive route directions
  • Luggage transfers between hotels

TRIP DESCRIPTION

A West to East self-guided walking tour of Lanzarote, starting from Yaiza in the west to Orzola at its northernmost tip. This walking holiday follows a varied and scenic route along the famous GR 131, the long-distance trail across the Canaries. Completed in 2014, this 71.5km long trail was developed to showcase the best of Lanzarote's natural habitat.

From the lava fields of La Geria to the oasis of green at the valley of 1000 palms in Haria, this intriguing island has an infinite range of unique and dramatic landscapes. Discover the influence of the world-famous artist and architect Cesar Manrique who dedicated his life to preserving the traditional architecture of the island. The typical whitewashed houses adorned with green painted doors stand testament to his work.

Take time to relax along the way and enjoy some of the best food and wine in the Canaries. Make sure you try the local specialities, Canarian potatoes, mojo sauce, estofado stew and the delicious boquerones, (anchovy fillets), perhaps accompanied by a locally produced wine, the widely regarded Malvasi - again the result of the rich volcanic soil.

In recent years there has been an island-wide initiative to signpost walking trails and increase rural accommodation options in a bid to increase the number of independent travellers. We believe that the island is best explored on foot and have selected walks that encompass its diverse landscape along with high quality overnights in typical local accommodation.

Your accommodation has been carefully selected and includes family-run bed and breakfasts, to a small hotel restored by Cesar Manrique and a Finca located right in the Timanfaya National Park. Please note due to availability, all accommodation is on request and will be confirmed at time of booking.

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DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

 

DAY 1: ARRIVE IN LANZAROTE

Arriving at the airport, transfer to the first hotel in Yaiza (transfer included when flights booked through us or as an optional extra). With its charming white-wash houses framed by the dark lava sea of Timanfaya national park, Yaiza is considered one of the most beautiful villages of the Canaries.

You stay at Hotel La Era.

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Hotel la Era, Yaiza

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La Era is a traditional style hotel, featuring 7 rooms. All rooms lead into a central courtyard each with individual terraces. Room are open plan and reflect traditional canarian architecture. All rooms feature free WI-FI, TV, air conditioning and mini fridge. The onsite restaurant has some significant cultural interest owing to the restoration of the building by César Manrique in 1968. Serving some of the best traditional flavours of Canarian cuisine with meals being served in its various independent salons.

Should this accommodation not be available, an alternative of the same standard will be used

DAY 2: YAIZA - UGA - EL ISLOTE (21km/13.0mi)

Today is a lengthy but gentle walk which brings you to the colourful village of Uga, where the islands Arabian camels are bred. Continue through the lava fields of La Geria, this intriguing landscape is lined with row after row of volcanic rocks arranged in semi-circles. This ingenious cultivation method is designed to protect the vines from the prevailing wind and has resulted in the area being not only a successful wine-growing region but also recognised for its striking landscape.

You stay at Hotel Rural Finca de la Florida.

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Hotel Rural Finca de la Florida, El Isole

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TV
Aircon


Located in the vicinity of Timanfaya National Park, this traditional hotel in a charming farmhouse-style building is surrounded by the vineyards and dark ash fields of the La Geria valley. It’s 15 spacious rooms all have private balconies or terraces some of which overlook the estate’s vineyards. Rooms feature WI-FI, TV, air conditioning, mini fridge, safe and hairdryer. Facilities include a swimming pool, gym, tennis court and mini golf. The hotel also has its own restaurant where you can sample some of the local produce as an evening meal is provided here.

Should this accommodation not be available, an alternative of the same standard will be used

DAY 3: EL ISLOTE - NAZARET (12km/7.5mi)

The day starts with a visit to the distinctive Monumento al Campesino sculpture. Created by Cesar Manrique in 1968, the sculpture was dedicated to the hard work of the conejero farmers who facing the toughest conditions brought the land back to life. Continue east through the goat cheese area to the charming village of Nazaret. One of Lanzarote’s most spectacular houses can be found here, once owned by actor Omar Sharif, this unique building has been carved into the rock face. It is now a museum and restaurant.

You stay at Nazoly Apartments.

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Nazoly Apartments, Nazaret

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We use 3 of their 5 apartments; Casa Abubilla (with mountain view, terrace, garden and wi-fi), Cernicalo (with mountain view, garden and wi-fi) and Mirlo (with terrace, garden and wifi). They are all tastefully decorated in a modern style.

Should this accommodation not be available, an alternative of the same standard will be used

DAY 4: NAZARET - HARIA (17km/10.6mi)

Todays walk will bring you to the characterful old capital of the island, Teguise. Explore the winding cobbled streets with its beautiful historic buildings. Continue to Castilo de Santa Barbara, high on the crater of mount Guanapay it offers the most incredible views of the island. Continue to the attractive village of Haria, which lies in the so-called Valley of 1000 palms and in the dry season is reminiscent of an oasis in the desert.

You stay at Vila Lola y Juan.

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Vila Lola y Juan, Haria

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Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Aircon
Tea/coffee


Casa Villa Lola Y Juan is a traditional style villa located in the village of Haria. There are 4 large rooms in the main villa featuring private bathroom with hairdryer, TV, safe and a patio area. The garden boasts a lovely outdoor pool with lounge sofas and the breakfast room is bright and characterful.

Should this accommodation not be available, an alternative of the same standard will be used

DAY 5: OPTIONAL WALK HARIA - ARRIETA (8km/5.0mi)

After a visit to the Valley of 1000 palms, continue east to the valley of Temisa. Enjoy wonderful views as you descend to the coast. Surrounded by steep terraces, remnants of a once thriving agricultural sector, walk along the valley following the route of the barranco to the coastal village of Arrieta. Enjoy the unspoilt beaches or relax at one of its excellent seafood restaurants before returning to Haria for an afternoon at leisure.

You stay at Vila Lola y Juan.

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Vila Lola y Juan, Haria

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Pool
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Aircon
Tea/coffee


Casa Villa Lola Y Juan is a traditional style villa located in the village of Haria. There are 4 large rooms in the main villa featuring private bathroom with hairdryer, TV, safe and a patio area. The garden boasts a lovely outdoor pool with lounge sofas and the breakfast room is bright and characterful.

Should this accommodation not be available, an alternative of the same standard will be used

DAY 6: HARIA - ORZOLA (13km/8.1mi)

Heading north from the village of Máguez, situated amidst a fertile valley, you have the option to climb Monte Corona (609m) or contour its slopes before descending to the village of Yé, and on to the port of Orzola. Discover this charming village with its blue- and white-washed lined with beautiful sandy beaches.

You stay at Apartments Orzola.

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Apartments Orzola, Orzola

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A complex of apartments in the fishing village of Orzola on the Northern tip of Lanzarote. Each has a living room, fully equipped kitchen, with towels and line provided and free wi-fi.

Please note, breakfast is not provided here, but you will be able to purchase food items for breakfast in the village for your two nights stay here. A voucher is provided for an evening meal at a local fish restaurant for one night. Should this accommodation not be available, an alternative of the same standard will be used

DAY 7: LA GRACIOSA ISLAND (14km/8.7mi)

Today you have a choice: Take the morning ferry (not included) from Orzola to Caleta de Sebo on the peaceful island of La Graciosa. Take a circular walk and discover its unspoilt beaches and volcanic peaks. Alternatively, you can visit caves embellished by Manrique, and Punta de Mujeres, a charming holiday resort inviting you for a swim.

You stay at Apartments Orzola.

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Apartments Orzola, Orzola

WiFi
Tea/coffee


A complex of apartments in the fishing village of Orzola on the Northern tip of Lanzarote. Each has a living room, fully equipped kitchen, with towels and line provided and free wi-fi.

Please note, breakfast is not provided here, but you will be able to purchase food items for breakfast in the village for your two nights stay here. A voucher is provided for an evening meal at a local fish restaurant for one night. Should this accommodation not be available, an alternative of the same standard will be used

DAY 8: DEPART LANZAROTE

Transfer to airport for your return journey home (transfer included when flights booked through us or as an optional extra).

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These tour only prices are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from £416.

These flight inclusive prices are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from £416.

OPTIONAL UPGRADES
  • Alternative flights, including regional departures
  • Extra legroom seats available
TRAVEL DETAILS

Our aim is to provide holidays that are unbeatable for choice and flexibility. We've listed our most popular travel options below, however you aren't limited to these - we can tailor-make virtually any holiday to suit.

Air prices include our standard flights/transfers

Extra legroom seats are available on request.

Alternative transfers
If you require alternative transfers (because you will be arriving at a different time to our standard flights), then we can usually arrange these for you (there may be an additional charge).

To find out more about the travel options available call our sales team on 01606 720199, use our live webchat (we open again 9am tomorrow) or email sales@headwater.com

Should you require overnight airport accommodation, airport parking or even a uniformed chauffeur to take your car from your departure terminal and park it for you, we can arrange this for you through Holiday Extras. You can book airport parking, airport hotels and executive lounges through their website or contact us for further details. Early booking is recommended to obtain the best availability and prices.

REVIEWS

a good, well planned trip. The few hicups dealt with well. Day one a bit too long perhaps.

Edward Macintyre, 4 May 2024

 

Used Headwater a few times in various countries. All works well and never any problems, which is what you want on holiday. The price charged for a holiday is considerably more than actual cost, but if you don’t want hassle of organising youselves and have the Travel Agent back up, Headwater fits the bill.

Alastair Brown, 30 Apr 2024

 

We enjoy the freedom of self-guided walks in areas off the beaten track, but with the luxury of having bags transported and the routes worked out for us.

Russell Smith, 27 Feb 2024

 

This was a well organised.

Lanzarote was lovely and the people some the friendliest we have met. I would recommend this to other travellers.

Adrian Pomfrett, 13 Feb 2024

 

Easy walking and unusual landscape, very windy and quite humid but lovely to have warmth and sun

Great food and local wines

Simon Wilkinson, 10 Feb 2024

 

Excellent communication. Well planned and the added assurance of 24hr local support

Roger Cohen, 22 Jan 2024

 


Self-guided walking

7 nights,
hotel-to-hotel

Level: 1 to 2+

15.0Kg CO2e

7 nights from £989

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Call: 01606 720199