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Mirador Risco de Famara. Travesia senderismo Lanzarote - La Graciosa Día 5. Septiembre 2020

Lanzarote: Trekking Route in 6.5 days

LANZAROTE, is an island to be discovered. And there is no better way than to explore it on foot! During this trekking route we will see great landscapes, we will cross deserts, enjoy natural beaches, climb volcanoes and we will enter the bowels of the Timanfaya National Park.

Without a doubt, this 155 km route that we propose here will bring us closer to a natural environment in total balance with the humanized one, to enjoy and get to know these precious and lonely lands.

Type of activity:

Categoria de Senderismo - Hiking activity

Summary:

  • Starting and ending point: Playa Blana | Órzola
  • Distance and durartion: 155 km | 6,5 días
  • Elevation: +4.500 m /-4.500 m
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Type of route: Lineal

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Current weather:

Mancha blanca, ES

13°C
Broken clouds
Thursday
96%
07:07 AM
Min: 12°C
980
04:45 PM
Max: 16°C
SE 1 m/s
Friday
16°C
11°C
Saturday
18°C
11°C
Sunday
11°C
8°C

Description

Lanzarote and the Chinijo archipelago (La Graciosa, Montaña Clara, Alegranza) are a group of islands located northeast of the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, off the African coast.

Since 2015, they have been part of the UNESCO Global Geoparks Network, places where you can enjoy a geological heritage of international relevance, such as the Timanfaya eruption, which occurred between 1730 and 1736. Here it is not only possible to observe the geological wonders but also all the biodiversity of flora and fauna of these ecosystems, so varied

Ruta guiada Tremesana, Parque Nacional del Timanfaya, Lanzarote 2020

Tremensna walk, Timanfaya National Park

The spectacular natural and human landscape of these islands, together with their traditional uses and customs, will really make us enjoy a unique environment.

Charca verde, el Golfo, senderismo Lanzarote - La graciosa dia 2 septiembre 2020

Charca verde, el Golfo

This trekking is an alternative route to the great route that already exists on the island: the GR-131 trail that begins in Órzola and ends in Playa Blanca.

Our proposal is wilder, trying to go through the most emblematic, beautiful and lonely natural sites of the island, from south to north. We will finish in Órzola, where we will take the ferry to Graciosa to finish our great journey on this other island.

Subiendo a Caldera Blanca. Travesia senderismo Lanzarote - La Graciosa Día 3. Septiembre 2020

Climbing Carona Blanca

lanzarote trekking stages details

DAY

STAR

END

KM

ELEVATION

DURATION

POST LINK

1

Playa Blanca

Yaiza

30

+1.200/-1.100

11h

Stage 1

2

Yaiza

Las Malvas beach

23

+250/-280

8h30

Stage 2

3

Las Malvas beach

Muñique

25

+800/-600

8h30

Stage 3

(morning)

Muñique

Caleta de Famara

11

Imperceptible

3h30

Stage 4

4 (afternoon)

Caleta de Famara

Caleta de Famara

15

+330/-330

3h30

Stage 4

5

Caleta de Famara

Máguez

20

+800/-570

7h30

Stage 5

6

Máguez

Corona Natural Monument

24

+1.120/-1.150

10h

Stage 6

7 (morning)

Corona Natural Monument

Órzola

8

+50/-240

2h15

Stage 7 – morning

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THE ROUTE

  • Day 1:
    • Papagayo natural area and snorkeling in Papagayo beach
    • Views from Hacha Grande
  • Day 2:
    • Natural coastal path through the Timanfaya National Park
    • Sunset at Malvas beach (night in bivouac)
  • Day 3:
    • Caldera Blanca Crater
  • Day 4:
    • Birdwatching and sighting of bustards in the Jable desert
    • Famara Beach
  • Day 5:
    • Ravine of Femes
    • Views from above, at the Montaña de Famara viewpoint
  • Day 6:
    • Path along the crest of the Famara cliff
    • The Gracioseros path
    • Snorkeling in Playa del Risco
    • Mount Corona Crater
    • Sleep in the solitude of ManoeEcohouse, in Corona Natural Monument
  • Day 7 (morning)
    • Landscape of Corona Natural Monument in our way to Orzola

Keep reading our TRAVESÍA EN LA GRACIOSA!!

useful information

  • Water management, since there are no water sources, we will only find water in the towns.
  • Between Yaiza and Mancha Blanca there is the longest section without the possibility of finding any population or buying drinking water (about 35km). We spent the night bivouac in Las Malvas becah so we had to think about taking more water to be able to spend the night and the next morning.
  • Between Yaiza and the Gulf the route is by road, the only asphalt section of the route of about 5km (we did not find any alternative).
  • Use of GPS highly recommended, we will go through unmarked trails and the possibility of having fog as in the Famara cliff.
  • Use high cut boots, to prevent stones from entering our shoes and also hiking sticks.

Warnings

This route crosses through irregular and arid terrain. Trekking experience, self-sufficiency and use of GPS is required.

Route made in September 2020. Take this guide only as a reference, since the paths can change over time.

Other recomendations

  • It is highly recommended to also bring in the backpacks:
    • Little binoculars, the island is fantastic for bird watching
    • Snorkeling gear (mask, snorkel and small fins). The island has very good natural beaches ideal for a rest stop and a swim (see snorkeling guide in Lanzarote and La Graciosa)
  • Tremesana route, in the Timanfaya National Park, highly recommended. It is for free but you need to book in advance. Booking LINK.

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