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Gran Canaria, Lanzarote & Tenerife

Three weeks exploring three very different Canary Islands away from the masses.

From£2,975

  • Gran Canaria

    Lanzarote

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  • 21 nights
  • Half Board with dinners at the hotels and in local restaurants
  • Jan

Moderate

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Our holiday walking grades

Moderate

Grade 4

Full and half day walks at a moderate pace over hilly terrain.

Most of these holidays have an element of sightseeing as well.

Half day walks will probably involve about 3 hours of walking, with full day walks having around 5 hours. Expect ascents and descents of up to 600m.

Grade 5

Full day walks with moderate amounts of ascent and descent.

The paths are mostly good, but there may be some steep and rough ground.

Walks will last up to 6 hours and could involve as much as 750m of ascent and descent. Some walks will be less demanding.

Grade 6

Full day walks with appreciable amounts of ascent and descent.

These walks are in more remote areas such as Andorra or northern Portugal.

Similar to Grade 5, but with most of the walks at the upper level of ascent/descent, time and distance.

Overview

Holiday Highlights

  • Explore three very different islands.
  • Follow ancient pathways dating back to the early days of Spanish rule.
  • Dine in local restaurants, a chance to sample both local cuisine and culture.
  • Enjoy two grades of walking on offer on Lanzarote!
  • Hike between beautifully sited villages on the Anaga Peninsula.
  • Walk under the gaze of the formidable Mount Teide volcano.

This holiday is a combination of our three one week holidays Gran Canaria, Lanzarote & Tenerife.

Here is your chance to walk a continent in just a week on Gran Canaria - a volcanic island just off the African coast with such vastly differing climates and landscapes that it has earned the name of ‘the miniature continent’. You’ll walk the high mountain range of the central Cumbre for endless dramatic views across the plains where remote cave villages hide amongst the rocks away from prying eyes. Further down the slopes you’ll find deep valleys full of lush vegetation and whitewashed rural villages on the Caminos Reales, the ancient pathways dating back to the early days of Spanish rule. Bask in the sun, stroll through alpine meadows and find shade in the majestic pine forests that dot the sub tropical valleys.

We stay in the historic port capital of Las Palmas, once an important trading post on route to the New World. Legend has it that Christopher Columbus stopped here to make repairs to his ship before continuing his voyage to the Americas. Over the centuries, Las Palmas has been visited (and occupied) by many nationalities and the multi-cultural influences are evident throughout the city. We will have time to explore the attractive and historical old quarters of Vegueta and Triana, a short bus ride from our hotel which is in the more modern quarter, where there are shops, restaurants and the magnificent sandy beach of Las Canteras. In the evenings we'll experience more local culture by dining in local restaurants.

For our second week we head to Lanzarote to discover a volcanic wonderland with a difference on an island of natural richness and wildlife found nowhere else in the world. Lanzarote’s striking volcanic cones and beautiful sandy beaches are well known but those in search of the pleasures that walking can bring are also well catered for on this most northerly of the Canary Islands. There are palm groves, vineyards, white-washed villages, and mountain vistas. The whole island is a UNESCO Biosphere reserve with over 40% of the island protected for its natural richness. There are plants endemic to the island, volcanic tubes, salt marshes and wild beaches.

From Haria the Valley of a Thousand Palms, follow old trading paths to Tequise, the ancient capital of Lanzarote, one of the best on the island with views over La Graciosa and the other tiny islands off the north coast. View ancient lava fields surrounded by towering volcanic cones in the Timanfaya National Park and make your way through verdant palm groves and vineyards taking in the fresh mountain air along the way.

We stay in the island’s capital, Arrecife, a good base from which to explore the rest of the island. With a wild coastline, deserted sandy beaches and welcoming rural villages, you’ll always find a place to relax and take in the views at the end of a walk and with temperatures that rarely fall below 20°C, what could be more perfect?

Finally we embark by flight to Tenerife for our final week, an island of contrasts, with dramatic and beautiful landscapes. We are based in San Cristobal de la Laguna, near Santa Cruz in the north of the island. Small enough to explore on foot, it’s packed with interesting architecture including its cathedral. Outside of the town you’ll explore the rugged Anaga Peninsula, a landscape of sheer ridges and green mountains with views across the open sea.

Although Tenerife is one of the most popular of the Canary Islands with 43% of inhabitants living there, don’t be discouraged there are still plenty of lesser known trails for us to take advantage of. The islands history has helped create interesting and varied paths through its successive eruptions of Mount Teide through the years, leaving a rugged and volcanic landscape.

  • Return flights from Gatwick to Las Palmas, Gran Canaria returning from Tenerife South Refina, Tenerife to Gatwick (British Airways or Charter)
  • Internal flights (Binter Canarias)
  • Airport transfers
  • En suite accommodation with breakfasts taken in the hotels
  • Dinners taken at the hotels and local restaurants
  • All local transport costs.
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance (you can add this when you book)

Holiday Information

Click the button below for a detailed Holiday Information Sheet containing all the particulars about this trip.

NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we may unfortunately need to withdraw a tour that is currently confirmed to operate and we therefore reserve the right to cancel your booking. We would always do our utmost to give you plenty of notice should we have to do this. Selected elements of this tour, including local attractions and restaurants, may change at late notice. Please ensure you have valid insurance cover before you travel.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Gran Canaria!

Meals

Dinner

Accommodation

After landing onto Gran Canaria we take our private transfer to Las Palmas to get settled into our hotel and get to know the local area.

Day 2 to 7

Sample Grade 5 Walking on Gran Canaria

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Below is a selection of Grade 5 walks to give you a flavour of what is on offer for the week.

During each week there will be a free day. Your leader will have plenty of suggestion to occupy your time.

  • Time

    3.5 hours

  • Distance

    4 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    510m

A short bus ride from Las Palmas brings us to the famous Bandama Crater. There are two consecutive walks here – one which descends to the crater floor and the other which follows the crater rim.

  • Time

    4 hours

  • Distance

    7.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    300/600m

We walk in the south of the island, through some pretty towns & villages, providing a contrast to the mountains of the north. Starting in San Bartolome the walk descends to Santa Lucia then continues in the afternoon, largely on old paths (caminos) to the ancient Guanche site of La Fortaleza, with a pleasant bar nearby for refreshments. We stop at the Mirador de Fataga on the outward journey for excellent views.

  • Time

    4.5 hours

  • Distance

    6.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    55/660m

A fine varied walk from La Culata in the central mountains with a good balance of ascent and descent showing two strongly contrasting sides of the island. After the initial ascent to Cruz de Tejeda it is a straightforward walk with no difficult terrain as far as the village of Lanzarote.

Day 8

Onto Lanzarote!

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Today we transfer from Gran Canaria to Lanzarote to meet a new group of walkers and possibly a new leader.

Day 9 to 14

Sample Grade 4 & 6 Walks on Lanzarote

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

During our time on Lanzarote we will be spending our time exploring the island through a variety of walks. 

There will also be a free day. Some highlight walks that we aim to complete are as follows:

  • Time

    5 hours

  • Distance

    8.3 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    170/440m

Uga to Puerto del Carmen (Grade 4) 

A good starter linear walk to stretch your legs on good tracks/paths, which takes in the grape pits of the La Geria district and continues through flatter residential land to the barranco of Quiquere, down to the coast and along the sea path to reach the resort of Puerto Del Carmen and refreshments.

  • Time

    5.5 hours

  • Distance

    10.7 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    470/740m

Uga to Puerto del Carmen (Grade 6) 

Both groups start out from the village of Uga but the Grade 6 walk involves two additional hills to climb which afford magnificent views.

  • Time

    3 hours

  • Distance

    5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    120m

Timanfaya & El Golfo (Grade 4)

Both groups start with a joint visit to the Timanfaya Visitor Centre which we believe is an essential excursion to get an understanding of the volcanic formation of the island. The visit is then followed by two circular coastal walks on lava paths, including a beach stop, a visit to the Green Lagoon and on the return journey a photo stop opportunity at the sea caves of Los Hervideros.

  • Time

    3.5 hours

  • Distance

    7.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    180m

Timanfaya & El Golfo (Grade 6)

Our Grade 6 takes in a slightly higher and longer route.

  • Time

    9 hours

  • Distance

    9 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    400m

Maguez Circular (Grade 4) 

A circular walk starting from Community Centre at the whitewashed village of Maguez . The two groups walk largely independently for most of the day. The lower grade walk is less demanding in terms of distance and ascent but both groups are rewarded with magnificent views of the North of Lanzarote and the Island of Graciosa. These are both lovely walks with amazing views which many clients enjoy as a real highlight of the week.

  • Time

    4.5 hours

  • Distance

    10 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    500m

Maguez Circular (Grade 6) 

The 6 grade route visits along the side of a volcano and then passes through the picturesque village of Ye before continuing on high cliff paths with spectacular views of the nearby island of La Graciosca and returning to Maguez. These are both lovely walks with amazing views which many clients enjoy as a real highlight of the week.

Day 15

Onto Tenerife!

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Today we transfer from Lanzarote to our final island of Tenerife to meet a new group of walkers and possibly a new leader.

Day 15 to 21

Sample Grade 6 Walks on Tenerife

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

During our time on Tenerife we will enjoy five days of walking. There are lots of walks available to your leader and the walks below will give you a flavour of what to expect.

  • Distance

    6 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    400/900m

Pedro Alvarez to Punta Hildalgo 

Starting at this rural village the initial ascent has spectacular views over the local area and towards the west coast. We continue uphill through the laurel forest of Anaga before the path eases for a while. This gives you the opportunity to admire the amazing flora and fauna. The path changes as we head downhill, twisting and turning before the forest opens, revealing the full beauty of the barrancos before you. This area was formed millions of years ago and hasn’t changed much. You can soak in the vista during your picnic lunch before a challenging descent takes us down to the coast.

  • Distance

    9 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    850m

Afur Circuit

From the tiny hamlet of Afur an undulating path takes us through small parcels of farmland, crossing then following a stream with picturesque waterfalls to a beach with dramatic cliffs. Climbing eastwards, we continue along a coastal path with breath-taking views. We pass through a cluster of buildings at Auchones, famous for its wine before an optional drink and a rest in Taganana. A challenging climb takes us up to La Cumbrecilla and a gentle descent to our waiting bus. Not recommended for vertigo sufferers.

  • Distance

    11 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    200m

To Teide!

This walk takes us to Teide and its almost luna like landscape with valleys of cathedral like rock outcrops littering the volcanos base. Starting from El Portillo Visitor centre we are at an altitude of 2,300m heading for the Parado de Las Canadas. If time it might be possible for an extra walk in the famous Roque de Garcia area.

Day 22

Goodbye to the Canaries!

Meals

Breakfast

It's unfortunately time to bid a fond farewell to Tenerife as we head back to the airport for our onward flight home.

From (GBP)£2,975

Departure dates for your selected tour

23rd Jan 2021 - 13th Feb 2021 (21 Nights)

Travel Details

  • Return flights from Gatwick to Las Palmas, Gran Canaria returning from Tenerife South, Tenerife to Gatwick (British Airways or Charter)
  • Internal flights (Binter Canarias)
  • Arrival transfers by road c. 30 minutes.
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Most low-cost carriers also have extra legroom seats.
  • If direct regional flights are not available, we can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.

Accommodation

Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

Hotel Concorde

We stay in the four-star Hotel Concorde, located in the modern part of the city, located minutes from any amenities you might need during your stay. The restaurant and bar have magnificent views over the Las Canteras beach.

Facilities at the hotel include a restaurant, bar and rooftop swimming pool and solarium.

Room facilities include air conditioning, phone, TV, Wifi and minibar.

Hotel Lancelot

The Hotel Lancelot our home on Lanzarote is a 3 star beach front hotel just a pleasant 10 minute walk from Arrecife town centre the capital of Lanzarote itself with all its local amenities.

Hotel facilities include restaurant, cafe, piano bar, terrace, laundry service, solarium and gym.

Room facilities include en suite, TV, free Wi-Fi, telephone, air conditioning, minibar, safe (charge applies locally) and hairdryer.

Hotel Laguna Nivaria

Our home on Tenerife is the Hotel Laguna Nivaria, a 4 star recently refurbished mansion house in the centre of San Cristobal de la Laguna, a designated UNESCO World Heritage City. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar/lounge, conservatory and spa (charges apply locally).

Room facilities include en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, safe, free wifi, hairdryer, TV, telephone and fridge.

This hotel has an Eco-friendly heart by way of an biomass boiler supplying all its heating and hot water, and have a farm growing their own produce so this fits in nicely with our own sustainable ethos.

Trip Information

All the details you need

Holiday Grade

1st Week - In Gran Canaria we only operate Grade 5

2nd Week - In Lanzarote we operate both Grade 4 & 6.

3rd Week - In Tenerife we operate Grade 6.

The wild volcanic landscapes of Gran Canaria make for interesting and varied walking. This is a Grade 5 moderate holiday which includes full day walks with moderate amounts of ascent and descents of 750m with some walks having longer descents reaching more towards 900m. Our maximum altitude on this holiday is 1,600m, you might find yourself walking above the clouds. Given that the island is on a volcano the terrain is rugged and will at times require a head for heights. Paths are mostly good, but some walks will involve long steep ascents over rough, uneven ground which at times can be loose.

Whilst in Lanzarote on a Grade 4 walk these can be full or half day walks at a moderate pace over hilly terrain and is likely to include an element of sightseeing as well. Half day walking will probably include about 3 hours of walking, with full days having around 5 hours. Expect ascents and descents of up to about 600m.

Our Grade 6 in Lanzarote walks are full days with appreciable amounts of ascent and descent with walks in some remote areas. Paths are mostly good, but there may be some steep and rough ground. Walks will last up to 6 hours and could involve as much as 750m of ascent and descent.

Generally on Tenerife you can expect full day walks of up to 6 hours, with ascents and descents averaging around 750m which is our Grade 6. On some walks you can expect longer descents of just over 1000m. Paths are mostly good, but there may be some steep and rough ground and areas where vertigo sufferers may struggle, so a head for heights is necessary. The maximum altitude we reach on this holiday is 970m. Walking boots and suitable clothing are required.

Please see our Proposed Itinerary below for more walk examples.

Walks & Excursions

Two Grades, Two Leaders, Two Walks

On ‘2x Walks, 2x Leaders, 2x Grades’ departures, where we provide two tour leaders and offer a choice of easier or harder walks each day, we hope to be able to accommodate your choice of walk. However, safety considerations do govern the sizes of groups in each walking grade; the minimum number of participants for a guided walk at a given grade and the maximum group size will be as indicated for the walk grade.

On most departures we are able to accommodate most clients' first choice of walk most of the time, however some flexibility and co-operation may be required. In unusual circumstances where a disproportionately high number of clients wish to walk at one grade, for safety reasons, we may not be able to provide you with your choice of walk each day. Although we will endeavour to accommodate as many clients’ choices as possible, it may be necessary for you to switch between higher and lower grade walks during the holiday. Any decision regarding group sizes and the participants in the day’s walking programme rests with our tour leader(s).

For safety reasons the minimum number of participants on a walk will be 4 plus the leader.

Local Transport Costs

All local transport costs in conjunction with the advertised activity programme are included in the holiday cost. There may be occasions where additional visits or excursions are added to enrich your experience, these will be paid for locally by you if you choose to participate. Local transport can be a mix of private hire coaches, taxis, local buses and ferries depending on the itinerary.

Optional Excursions

A range of local excursions and activities may be available to book at your destination through a local operator. We have no involvement in such activities or excursions which are not run, supervised or controlled in any way by us. Your contract will be with the local activity supplier and we accept no responsibility for their actions or omissions.

Spending Money

Holiday Budgeting

When budgeting for your holiday, you will need to consider drinks, any meals not included in the holiday price, non-included entrance fees, optional excursions you may choose to participate in locally and any souvenirs or additional services such as laundry. A general guideline for lunches and drinks is £10-£20 per person per day.

Currency in Spain

The currency in Spain is the euro.

Holiday Currency

On Gran Canaria, Lanzarote & Tenerife, ATMs can be found locally in Las Palmas, Arrecife & San Cristobel town centres or along the promenade as you walk into town. There are several banks in both city centres as well should you need them.

Tipping

Although entirely at your own discretion, tipping is an important aspect of tourism and hospitality life and expectations are fairly high. In order to simplify tipping, we strongly recommend that you allow your leader to take care of making sure tips are given to hotel and restaurant staff and to local guides and drivers. This will be done using some funds provided by us together with, if you wish, a contribution from you, which he/she will collect during the holiday.

Tour Leaders & Local Guides

Tour Leaders

Your tour leader makes the world of difference to your holiday and ours are as passionate about discovering the world on foot as you are. They're resourceful, organised and widely travelled. They will handle all the local administration and other needs that might arise to ensure that you don't have to worry about planning your days and you can enjoy your holiday. Although leading group holidays, they won't forget that every group is made up of individuals. Each tour leader has their own individual style, talents and professional backgrounds and all are trained, qualified, experienced and dedicated to making your holiday as enjoyable, interesting and inspiring as possible.

Leader's Evening Briefing

Each evening, your tour leader will discuss with you the programme for the following day. This will be your opportunity to discuss the details and ensure the planned activities suit your walking ability. If you have concerns on clothing or equipment, this can be discussed then also. If you do not wish to join the organised group programme, please let the leader know.

Your Travel Details

Flights: Direct to Las Palmas, Gran Canaria and return via Tenerife South Airport (Manchester flights may be available on some dates – please check at the time of booking). 

Travel in the Canaries will be by ferry, road and on foot.  Approximate journey times are as follows:

  • Las Palmas Airport to Las Palmas - 30 minutes (by road)
  • Lanzarote Airport to Arrecife - 15 minutes (by road)
  • Tenerife North Airprot to San Cristobel - 10 minutes (by road)
  • San Cristobel to Tenerife South Airport - 1 hour (by road)

Our internal flight from Gran Canaria to Lanzarote and onto Tenerife will operate through Air Bintas inter island flights.

Booking Your Own Travel Arrangements?

If you wish to organise your own flights from a non-UK or provincial airport or travel by rail or car to your holiday destination, 'land only' reductions are often available. Please contact us for details.

Before finalising any independent travel arrangements, please check with us first - especially if doing so 12 weeks or more before your intended date of travel. If you do intend to join your holiday locally please do tell us at least 14 weeks in advance.

If you are joining and leaving your holiday overseas we assume, unless you advise us otherwise, that you will join and leave the holiday at your hotel.

Although airport transfers are not included for those making their own independent travel arrangements, if you wish to join the group at the overseas airport, depending on your flight arrival time, you may be able to be included on the group's transfer. Please contact us at least 5 weeks before departure for more details. 

Please note that your flight must arrive within 30 minutes of the group flight to be able to join the group transfer. We also need your flight number, arrival time and departure point so that the group leader is able to meet up with you.

Regional Transfers

Regional Flights (R3). We offer regional flight options on this holiday and there will be one or two transfer vehicles between the airport and hotel to minimise any waiting time at the overseas airport on the outward or return journeys.

Luggage Allowance & Travel Documents

For all those booking a flight or rail inclusive holiday, details of your travel arrangements and baggage allowance will be confirmed in your travel documents, sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure.

Personal Details Check

To ensure that we can accurately administer your holiday arrangements, please confirm that the personal details we hold for you are up to date and that you have provided the information we need to secure your holiday travel and accommodation arrangements. Please check your passport details, date of birth and any other important details necessary for us to properly manage your holiday booking. You can view and update information already provided, and add details not yet asked for, by using the Manage My Booking facility on our website www.ramblersholidays.co.uk, or by calling our Sales and Reservations team on +44 (0)1707 331133. When you receive your booking confirmation please check the details as soon as possible.

Passports and Visas

General Passport Advice

It is a good idea to carry photocopies of the personal details pages of your passport. Should you lose your passport, this may assist with the issue of replacement documents and your return to your home country.

Passport and visa requirements can change at any time. It is your own responsibility to ensure that you inform yourself from a professionally qualified source on, and comply with, such requirements.

General travel and destination advice for UK nationals is available from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office at www.fco.gov.uk/travel and at www.gov.uk/travelaware.

Brexit Passport Advice

You should have at least 6 months validity left on your passport from your date of arrival.

If you renewed a 10 year passport before it expired, extra months may have been added to your passport’s expiry date. These extra months will not count, so you should ensure that your passport is not older than 9 years and 6 months from the date of issue at the time of travel.

You may wish to renew your passport sooner rather than later, in order to make sure you have it in time for your holiday or travel plans.

Please ensure to regularly check the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website for updates on passport requirements leading up to and after Brexit or contact us for more assistance. 

UK Government Brexit Information for Passports can be found at www.gov.uk/guidance/passport-rules-for-travel-to-europe-after-Brexit.

The UK Government has published a website tool to check the validity of your passport under these rules  which can be found at www.passport.service.gov.uk/check-a-passport.

In the event the UK leaves the EU without a deal, UK citizens will be able to visit the EU for up to 90 days within a 180-day period without a visa. The UK Government also has information for travellers available at gov.uk/EUexit

Non British Passport holders should consult the host country’s embassy for applicable passport and visa entry requirements.

Meals

Breakfasts and dinners are included with dinners being taken in restaurants every night on Gran Canaria and for the first three nights and in local restaurants for the remainder of the week in Lanzarote. Whilst in Tenerife dinners will be taken at a selection of colourful local restaurants carefully selected by your walks leader except two that will be in the hotel.

Lunches are not included but there are a wide range of supermarkets and bakery's in the nearby town centre to buy lunch provisions. Sometimes a walk will have a nice cafe on route to use for a bite to eat, your leader will tell you more at the evening briefings if this is an option.

Footwear & Kit List

Footwear

Lightweight waterproof walking boots with a good moulded sole (such as Vibram or similar) and a deep tread and which provide ankle support are strongly recommended and may be essential for some walks. 

General Kit List

Outdoor activities are always safer and more enjoyable if you are prepared.

If you have not travelled with us before the following list might be of use:

  • Waterproof jacket (Goretex or similar) and trousers
  • Lightweight quick-drying trousers
  • Walking T-shirt/shirts
  • Walking socks
  • Fleece or jumper
  • Sun hat, sunglasses, lip salve and sun block
  • Warm hat and gloves (if appropriate)
  • Swimwear (if appropriate)
  • Day sack (this should be able to carry all you would need for the day's activity)
  • Day sack liner
  • Water bottle - at least 1 litre capacity (more than 1 bottle may be required)
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Lunchbox
  • Walking poles (should you find them useful)
  • Sit mat

This list is not exhaustive and every walker is different and may have their own preference.

Travel Documents Checklist

Documents and Information to take with you:

  • Passport (make sure it's yours and valid)
  • Your travel tickets or e-ticket itinerary
  • Any visa or electronic travel authorisation (if required)
  • Holiday money
  • Credit or debit cards (and separate details of who to call if lost)
  • Car parking ticket and car park directions (if prebooked)
  • Coach or rail travel tickets (if prebooked)
  • Your holiday Booking Confirmation document
  • Your travel insurance details
  • Alternative form of identification (such as a driving licence)
  • Photocopy of the personal details pages of your passport
  • A valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if relevant
  • Details of any medical condition or allergy your holiday leader should know about

Electricity in Spain

Electricity is supplied at 220 Volts. If you wish to use electrical equipment you will need a European two pin adaptor with round pins. More information can be found at https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/

Water To Go

An alternative to bottled water from single-use sealed water bottles is filtered water from a refillable bottle containing its own water filter such as a Water-to-go bottle available from www.watertogo.eu. Just fill up from any water source and save the environment from disposable plastic bottles.

We have negotiated an exclusive 15% discount with our partners Water-to-Go for you as a thank you for helping the environment. Please go to their website at www.watertogo.eu and enter the code RWH17 when ordering. In addition, Water-to-Go will match the discount with a donation to our charity, Heart & Sole, which will allow us to continue to make a difference in the countries you visit on our holidays.

Maps, Guidebooks & Other Information

Maps, Guidebooks & More

A good guide book to give you a flavour of what to expect on your holidays is Walking on Gran Canaria by Cicerone. The Spanish National Tourist office website may also provide helpful information in planning your trip www.spain.info

Lanzarote Useful websites such as:

www.spain.info
www.lonelyplanet.com/canary-islands/lanzarote
www.turismolanzarote.com/en
www.hellocanaryislands.com/lanzarote

Some books and maps you might find useful are:

  • Lanzarote Tour and Trail – Super-Durable Map (NE section)
  • Walk Lanzarote 
  • Sunflower Books ‘Landscapes of Lanzarote’

Tenerife Maps:

  • 1:30,000 Freytag and Berndt Hiking and Leisure Map WKE2 2019.
  • 1:50,000 Kompass La Palma 232 2017.
  • 1:40000 Tour and Trail Map 6th Edition (9/2017).

Useful Tenerife guidebooks are:

  • Sunflower Guide (7th edition published 2015). A very limited selection of walks.
  • Rother Walking Guide 1st Edition 2001 - this detailed guide has 63 walks all over the island
  • La Palma Tourist Board Hiking Guide March 2004.
  • A Breathtaking View on the Universe (Sheila Crosby) 2nd Edition July 2013.

The Map Shop

Maps and guidebooks relating to the areas you will be walking in may be bought before your holiday from The Map Shop at www.themapshop.co.uk

Weather

Visit the following websites for an idea of the climate in your destination:

Staying Healthy On Holiday

Health requirements can change at any time. It is your own responsibility to ensure that you inform yourself from a professionally qualified source on, and comply with, such requirements at least 6 to 8 weeks before departure. Advice on vaccinations is available from your GP.

Health Advice for Spain

No compulsory immunisations are required for visits to Spain. You should be up to date with the usual immunisations recommended in the UK. Tetanus immunisation is recommended.

Further Travel Advice

For further advice please visit:

You might wish to take a small bottle of antibacterial hand gel with you for times when you're unable to wash your hands.

Travel Insurance

You must be adequately insured to join our holidays. We do not insist that you insure with us but we require that you are adequately insured for the nature of your holiday. You will be unable to participate in our local walking and other activity programmes without being able to demonstrate that you have valid travel insurance.

Please ensure that as a minimum your travel insurance policy covers you for travel to your holiday destinations (country and geographical region) and for medical expenses, mountain rescue (including helicopter rescue) and emergency repatriation to your home country in the event of illness or injury. Your policy should also provide adequate cover for the activities, included and optional, you are likely to participate in during your holiday.

See our brochure or website for further advice regarding holiday insurance.

Whoever you insure with, please ensure that you take full details, and ideally the policy itself, with you on holiday and provide our tour leader with your insurer's name, the policy number and emergency assistance contact numbers.

Please note that it is very difficult to obtain travel insurance once your holiday arrangements have started.

EHIC Cards

Please take your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) with you; it will help you in the event of you needing medical assistance during your holiday. Please note that the EHIC has an expiry date, so please check that your card is valid for the duration of your holiday. Please note however the EHIC should not be considered a substitute for medical or travel insurance. 

For more information please visit ehic.org.uk.

Personal Safety

The UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office provides up to date information on security and local laws for travellers, together with current passport and visa information, at www.gov.uk/travelaware. Please take a few minutes to look at the current advice on your planned destination.

Please be aware of what's going on around you, take sensible precautions with your credit cards and passport and avoid displays of wealth such as wearing expensive jewellery or watches. Do not carry more cash on you than you will need for each day, and we recommend that a money belt is used.

Cultural Awareness

Responsible Travel

We're committed to ethical tourism in all our destinations. Our holidays are designed for you to discover the essence of the country you are visiting. Travelling in small groups not only gives you an up close and personal experience of your destination, but minimises your impact on the immediate environment. We feel that the most important starting point to protect the environment is to be out in it. For more details visit our website.

The Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust

Unlike many tour operators we have our own trust through which RWH Travel’s profits are channelled back into a variety of outdoor, walking-related or environmental conservation projects in the UK. The focus of the Trust’s financial support is Britain’s leading walking charity, The Ramblers, and their role in promoting the benefits and importance of walking to the British public. In addition the Trust welcomes applications for small grants from local organisations in the UK who need support for walking-orientated activities. This includes the establishment of footpaths and bridleways, funding for rebuilding bridges and renovating huts, as well as bursary funding for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for children who could not otherwise afford to do it. Please visit the ‘About Us’ section of our website and click on the Charitable Trust link for more details.

Heart and Sole

We appreciate that we are in a fortunate position to be able to use our profits to help make a difference to people's lives. Heart & Sole is a venture managed by our office staff, whose aim is to reach the heart of the communities in the countries we visit. Through Heart & Sole, we hope to make more of a long term, direct impact to these communities, particularly in less developed countries where even a small amount goes a long way. See our website for more information and details of some of the projects we support.

Staying In Touch

Mobile Phones

Please do provide us with a mobile phone contact number. We will only use this to contact you with important information relating to your holiday arrangements. 

Do keep your mobile phones switched on and readily available when travelling to the airport or if delayed in transit so that we can contact you with any last minute information relating to your travel arrangements.  

As a matter of courtesy, please switch off your mobile phone during walks, or endeavour to minimise its use. Please also try to minimise the use of mobile devices during group meals.

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Lanzarote

  • Capital

    Arrecife

  • Currency

    Euro

  • Language

    Spanish

  • Time Difference

    None from UK

  • Flight duration

    4.5hrs

Visas and Passports

No Visa Required for British citizens

Average weather

  • January

    21°C

    Avg. Rain: 20mm

  • February

    21°C

    Avg. Rain: 15mm

  • March

    23°C

    Avg. Rain: 12mm

  • April

    24°C

    Avg. Rain: 5mm

  • May

    25°C

    Avg. Rain: 1mm

  • June

    26°C

    Avg. Rain: 0mm

  • July

    28°C

    Avg. Rain: 0mm

  • August

    29°C

    Avg. Rain: 0mm

  • September

    28°C

    Avg. Rain: 2mm

  • October

    27°C

    Avg. Rain: 10mm

  • November

    24°C

    Avg. Rain: 11mm

  • December

    22°C

    Avg. Rain: 24mm

Tenerife

  • Capital

    Santa Cruz de Tenerife

  • Currency

    Euro

  • Language

    Spanish

  • Time Difference

    n/a

  • Flight duration

    4.5 hours

Visas and Passports

No Visa Required

Average weather

  • January

    17.4°C

    Avg. Rain: 44mm

  • February

    17.4°C

    Avg. Rain: 38mm

  • March

    18.3°C

    Avg. Rain: 28mm

  • April

    19.1°C

    Avg. Rain: 13mm

  • May

    20.3°C

    Avg. Rain: 4mm

  • June

    22.3°C

    Avg. Rain: 2mm

  • July

    24.3°C

    Avg. Rain: 0mm

  • August

    25.2°C

    Avg. Rain: 0mm

  • September

    24.5°C

    Avg. Rain: 3mm

  • October

    22.7°C

    Avg. Rain: 29mm

  • November

    20.3°C

    Avg. Rain: 49mm

  • December

    18.6°C

    Avg. Rain: 56mm

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