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Travesia senderismo Lanzarote - La Graciosa Día 7. Septiembre 2020

Hiking Route Lanzarote – La Graciosa: Day 7 (1st part)

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Categoria de Senderismo - Hiking activity

Summary:

  • Starting and ending point: Ecohouse (La Corona Natural Monument) | Órzola
  • Distance and durartion: 8,3 km | 2h 15min
  • Elevation: +50m/-240m
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Type of route: lineal

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Today we finish our Lanzarote hiking route and began the journey on the island of La Graciosa.

This end of the stage, although short, will surprise us again with another fantastic and different landscape, touring the Natural Park of Monte Corona and its volcanic badlands, until we reach Órzola. Place where we will take the ferry to go to La Graciosa and start the next parto of route!

DAY 7 - Part 1. Great walk Lanzarote - La Graciosa: Ecohouse (La Corona Natural Monument) - Órzola

2h (2h 15 in movement) 8,3 km +240m / -50m

After 6 days traveling Lanzarote from south to north, today, the seventh day, we finished the journey on this island! See previous day, Hiking Route Lanzarote – La Graciosa: Day 6

As always, we get up early, prepare breakfast and enjoy the sunrise from the dining room with fantastic views of the mountains and the coast, it’s a privilege!

At 8.15am we started today’s walk. The day gets up very beautiful and sunny, unlike the day before !!

Travesia senderismo Lanzarote - La Graciosa Día 7. Septiembre 2020

Starting the day through the volcanic  badlands of Monte Corona

We leave the house and take the track to the right, but very little, in about 20 meters we turn left to take a small path that makes narro and finally fades, so we keep walking without a path along the “rofe”.

Travesia senderismo Lanzarote - La Graciosa Día 7. Septiembre 2020

Advancing with no visible path

We pass next to a cave and an abandoned house that is a bit elevated, we go up to it and we see that a little further down there is a dirt road, so we go down the rofe on the other side until  take the track we wanted.

Travesia senderismo Lanzarote - La Graciosa Día 7. Septiembre 2020

Jameo de Prendes volcanic cave

This path passes through the volcanic badlands of the North, the one in the Monte Corona area. It is very beautiful, it reminds us a bit of the badlands landscape of the Timanfaya National Park, which we crossed walking on day 2 of our hiking trip, although different, this is older and therefore more lichens and vegetation appear than at the “younger” Timanfata National Park.

Travesia senderismo Lanzarote - La Graciosa Día 7. Septiembre 2020

Lichen detail

Travesia senderismo Lanzarote - La Graciosa Día 7. Septiembre 2020

Paisaje de malpaís en el parque natural del Corona

We go down, sometimes we see giant blocks of volcanic stone, bombs, impressive and some with orange lichens.

Travesia senderismo Lanzarote - La Graciosa Día 7. Septiembre 2020

Detalle de bomba volcánica

Travesia senderismo Lanzarote - La Graciosa Día 7. Septiembre 2020

Landscape with volcanic bomb and Monte Corona behind

And so we move forward until we reach the LZ-204 road that we take very little, to the left towards Ye, until we find a GR path sign on the right. We take this path. We already see Orzola!

Travesia senderismo Lanzarote - La Graciosa Día 7. Septiembre 2020

Panoramic landscape of the Natural Monument of Corona

Travesia senderismo Lanzarote - La Graciosa Día 7. Septiembre 2020

Sign of the GR natural road from Órzola to Playa Blanca

We go along the GR for approximately 1 km until after some aloe vera plantations we take another path that seems to go along a dry riverbed, sometimes we take a path parallel to the dry river that is more comfortable to walk, and so on until arrive in Orzola at 10:30 a.m. in the morning.

Travesia senderismo Lanzarote - La Graciosa Día 7. Septiembre 2020

Dirt road, arriving at Órzola

Travesia senderismo Lanzarote - La Graciosa Día 7. Septiembre 2020

Aloe vera plantations, reaching Órzola

We go to a supermarket that is at the entrance of the town and after we go to the Lineas Romero ferry.

We take the ferry at 11:00 am. During the ferry trip, we skirt the Famara cliff, we see El Risco beach and the salt lakes and in about 20/30 minutes we are in La Graciosa.

Once in Caleta de Sebo we stop by the diving center La Graciosa (we will be diving the next few days with them) to drop off everything we won’t need to reduce the weight of the backpack since we go now to do the second excursion of the day, the south section of La Graciosa hiking route. This afternoon we will come back to sleep in Caleta de Sebo so we’ll take our things then.

Travesia senderismo Lanzarote - La Graciosa Día 7. Septiembre 2020

Ferry trip from Órzola to Caleta de Sebo

Travesia senderismo Lanzarote - La Graciosa Día 7. Septiembre 2020

Arriving at La Graciosa by ferry

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