Our cruises to the Canary Islands also take in the Portuguese ports of Madeira and Lisbon, and some include North Africa’s Casablanca or Agadir. These cruises really show what Cruise & Walk is all about. New islands every day offer superb mountain walking in an ideal climate. Volcanic islands with a mixture of forested slopes, high level trails, combined with bizarre rock & sand landscapes plus some city sights too.
Our unique shore walks and excursions include:
Tenerife: Dominated by 3000m Mt Teide, we walk in the Canadas National Park through the beautiful desert-like terrain.
La Palma: An island separated in two by a dramatic ridge. We walk along a spectacular high-level trail with views of the 120 volcanoes on the island.
Gran Canaria: A mini continent due to its mixture of climates, our time on this island is spent descending through pine woods, barrancos and small hamlets.
Lanzarote: An island with a stark volcanic landscape where we walk along the cliffs in the south of the island between long sandy beaches.
Our countryside walk takes us high up into the mountains on the levadas, water channels which allow the rains to irrigate the comparatively dry south.
Lisbon: A local guide takes us through the narrow cobbled streets of the old town’s romantically named districts, including Belém and Alfama.
Casablanca: Location of the legendary 1942 film, we have a local guide to take us on a city tour including visits to Hassan II Mosque, Ancient Medina, Notre Dame Church, the Lighthouse and Mohammed V Square.
Agadir: We walk through the Oued Massa nature reserve adjacent to the Atlantic, returning to Agadir, including a visit to a souk en route.