The lunar landscape of Lanzarote is a place full of paths to take and settings to explore. Before you decide to spend yet another day by a hotel pool or beach gazing down the endless ocean with a cocktail in your hand, make an effort to get up and take one of the spectacular hikes the island has to offer. The volcanoes and arid settings of the island are amongst the main reasons why holidays to Lanzarote are more than just beaches and all inclusive deals. Without further ado, here are some of the best hikes in Lanzarote.
Cueva de los Verdes
One of the longest underground lava tubes in the world, the Cueva de los Verdes stretches for 6km of which 2 are walkable by visitors. An easy hike in case that you plan on taking your children with you, the cave used to belong to one of the most prominent families on the island (Verdes family) to which it owes its name. Stroll by its illuminated volcanic walls and witness its impressive concert hall where various events are hosted.
Walk around the inactive crater of one of the volcanoes to which the island owes its existence and take in the scenery. A medium hike, the Caldera Blanca requires maximum four hours of your time in order to walk around and its relatively flat paths can be traversed easily. Take the scenic route from the capital of the island, Arrecife and be amongst the few people and goats utilizing the space. Overall, put it on your schedule during your next holidays to Lanzarote and you definitely won’t be disappointed.
The scenic village of Femes is situated close to the island’s main tourist hubs, Playa Blanca and Puerto del Carmen and as such it’s one of the most well-known bases for exploring the surrounding countryside. Take a walk around the whitewashed houses of the village and follow the path leading to the stunning and unspoilt Papagayo beach. Requiring approximately four hours to walk through, the aforementioned path is a treat for hikers.
Take a long walk through some of the island’s most impressive settings by opting for a walk around the agricultural area of Guatiza in the Teguise district. An oval route comprising of 17.1 miles of paths, around the island’s north east takes you through some otherworldly sceneries you are about to see on your holidays to Lanzarote. If you happen to be around the area, make sure that you pay a visit to the nearby cactus garden and marvel at its idyllic settings and huge collection of plants.
A small island on the north of Lanzarote, La Graciosa is definitely worth the ferry ride from Orzola to look into. Keep a day aside from sunbathing and make sure you pay a visit to this beautiful island for enjoying one of the best hikes around the area. In case that you do visit, don’t miss taking a dip in the spectacular Playa de las Conchas, which has been the main source of inspiration behind the famous novel ‘Treasure Island’.