Mirador del Río - Risco de Famara
This has got to be one of the most extreme walks on the
island, watch out for land slides!
Charco del Palo – Arrieta
This is a beautiful walk along the coast line from the quiet
naturist village of Charco del Palo to the popular beach of
Arrieta. It’s not a strenuous walk, there aren’t lots of hills
to climb but you do need to wear good footwear and keep an eye
on the terrain underfoot.
Pick up a copy of the free island map from the harbor
information centre when you arrive. The purple area shows the
restricted zones, the yellow are the sand tracks suitable for
4x4’s and bikes and the white are footpaths.
Puerto del Carmen – Puerto Calero
It's not too long a walk from Puerto del Carmen to Puerto
Puerto Calero – Playa Quemada
This walk links up nicely with a previous one from Puerto del
Carmen to Puerto Calero which covered the coast from the old
harbour to the marina and the two could easily be connected
for a longer trek. Playa Quemada is a small seaside village
nestling at the foot of the Monumental Natural Los Ajaches
mountains with black beaches.
Mirador del Río
This walk is a quite tough but worth it! When you visit the
Mirador del Río at the Northern tip of Lanzarote, there is a
stunning view from the Risco down over the Río to the island
of La Graciosa. If you look down you will see a beautiful
sandy beach called the Playa del Risco and next to it the pink
ruins of the Salinas del Risco.
Isla de Lobos
Although not in Lanzarote, there is a day trip from Playa
Blanca to walk around the island of Lobos which is also a
nature reserve with a special protection for birds. If you’re
looking for peace and tranquility and a place that time has
forgotten, this is a must do for walkers!
Cueva del Agua
Discover the beautiful water cave hidden on the coastline of
Pozos del San Marcial del Rubicón
There's a lovely circular walk around the area of Papagayo, an
area that isn't just for anchoring, but also a place where you
can discover some 15th century history of Lanzarote.
If you’re on the island during the second week of September
then you must take part in the Romería de Los Dolores. You can
set off from any point on the island as long as you are
comfortable walking the distance to Manch Blanca. The
tradition is to walk from where you live, you really should
make the effort to wear the traditional costume.
Monte Corona Yé
You can’t miss the Monte Corona, its the huge one at the North
end of the island of Lanzarote overlooking Órzola, this is
where the lava flowed down to the sea to create the tunnel
that now forms the attractions of the Cueva de los Verdes and
Jameos del Agua.
Haría to Bosquecillo
There is a really great walk from Haría up to the forest and
picnic area called Bosquecillo, from the centre of the village
there are two routes, one is easier underfoot but longer.
Start from the Plaza de Constitución, with the ayuntamiento
building on your left walk along the road past the library,
when you get to the junction at the corner you need to decide
which way you prefer.
Las Nieves to Guatiza
Walk the new routes Red de Senderos Turísticos y Recreativos
de Lanzarote as all the signposts were now installed.
Uga to Conil
Why not try La Geria, the wine region of Lanzarote on the new
path PR-LZ-06 that runs from Mozaga to Yaiza.
Malpaso Way Haría
Lots of wild flowers and on the way you pass the house where
César Manrique retired to.
Maguez to Guinate
This can be a walk or a drive depending how energetic you are
feeling! Either way its a beautiful route and definitely one
to be explored in the spring as the hills come alive with blue
and yellow flowers not to mention the stunning panoramic
If you have one,park your car up near the windmill farm
overlooking Los Valles and walk down the barranco.
Montaña Colorada is the bright red mountain that you can see
from the LZ-30 road which passes through La Geria. To access
the parking area, turn onto the LZ-56 towards Tinguaton and
the Timanfaya National Park, look for the dirt track turn off
on your right as you approach the base of the corona.
Litófono Peña Luis Cabrera
There are two known Litófonos in Lanzarote, this one is called
the Litófono de la Peña de Luis Cabrera and found in Guatiza,
the other is in Soo. A Litófono is a special rock formation
that was used by the Guanches to produce sounds of different
tones. The Litófono de la Peña de Luis Cabrera is situated in
between the villages of Guatiza and Teseguite. This particular
Litófono has three groups of rocks which would allow one
person to beat 18 different sounds from the same location.
Montaña Corona in Costa Teguise
The Montaña Corona stands proud at the back of the Costa
Teguise resort, there is a footpath which circles the base but
for the more adventurous.
Montaña Roja in Playa Blanca
The vibrant red mountain of Montaña Roja, often pronounced
montana Roger instead of montanya roha as it sounds in Spanish
has been linked to mysterious UFO sightings in the past. This
volcano is situated in the far South of Lanzarote. You
can pick up the path by looking for the cellphone mast,
someone has thoughtfully painted the word volcano onto a few
large black volcanic pebbles pointing the way as it’s not
On a clear day there’s a fantastic view from the road leading
from Costa Teguise towards Tahíche, you can normally see the
beaches along the coast of Fuerteventura. This is a 3km
circular walk including a climb of 170m.
Giant Fossil Eggs
An easy walk to two sites of archaeological interest at Valle
Grande & Valle Chico in Órzola, where giant fossilised
eggs have previously been found.
Area WalksWalk “The Strip" in Puerto
There’s been a lot of media regarding the changes on the front
in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote. This resort has a 6km stretch
of promenade that runs from the end of the runway at Matagorda
to the main beach Playa Grande. For the main part, the traffic
now runs in one direction with a cycle lane from the main
beach towards Matagorda and the pavement has been widened.
Walk around Charco de San Ginés in Arrecife
El Charco de San Ginés really is a lovely spot in Arrecife! El
Charco translates to ‘the puddle’ and is situated on the front
in Arrecife, between Calle Real and Puerto Naos. There is a
car park on open ground to the side of El Charco with a
children’s playground, the very popular restaurant Casa
marks the entrance and no matter the time of
day there are always people enjoying fresh fish platters or
bocadillos de pescado or calamares here.
Red de Paseos / Promenade Walks in Costa Teguise
A map is now available showing three routes around the resort
of Costa Teguise, green 4.6 km, blue 6.5 km and red 10 km. The
green path is the easiest and central to the resort, the blue
path takes in more of the South side and the red more of the
Red de Senderos Turísticos y Recreativos de Lanzarote
The Cabildo de Lanzarote have released details of 10 walks
around the island where they are going to create signposted
footpaths. The new routes “Red de Senderos Turísticos y
Recreativos de Lanzarote" will total a distance of 147 km and
are spread out around Lanzarote. The budget of €80,000 Euros
has already been raised and the work should be finished during
the month of September 2010.
Red de Parques Nacionales
The Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Medio Rural y Marino have
launched a new website Red de Parques Nacionales, where you
can book two free guided walks online through the Timanfaya
National Park in Lanzarote. There is a tough coastal 9km walk
and an easy 3km volcano walk.
That was all very energetic - time for a well earned rest and
a large G&T!