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Lanzarote and Tenerife

from £1655
Explore two of the diverse Canary Islands in two weeks, giving you the chance to discover why these islands are so popular for walking.

Guided Walking Holidays Lanzarote and Tenerife

See two Canary Islands and discover some of the best island walking in the world with Ramblers Walking Holidays. Our first centre is Lanzarote where you’ll discover a volcanic wonderland with a difference. There are volcanic tubes, salt-marshes and wild beaches to explore. The walking opportunities here are incredibly varied and make for a very rewarding experience – palm groves, vineyards, traditional white villages, sandy beaches and mountain vistas await you. We stay in the island’s capital, Arrecife an ideal place from which to explore the rest of the island.

We then take a short flight across to Tenerife, 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.

This holiday is a combination of our one week holiday in Lanzarote and our one week holiday inTenerife

Holiday Highlights

  • Explore two contrasting Canary Islands in one holiday.
  • Trace the mountain paths above Teguise down through the Valley of a Thousand Palm Trees on Lanzarote.
  • Enjoy the coastal walk from Ye to Famara, one of the best on Lanzarote with views over La Graciosa and the other tiny islands off the north coast.
  • Absorb a landscape of sheer ridges and green mountains with views across the open sea from Anaga Peninsula on Tenerife.
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

      Flights from Gatwick to Arrecife, returning from Tenerife South (British Airways or Charter)
      Internal flights (Binter Canarias)
      Airport transfers
      En suite accommodation with breakfast
      Dinners taken in the hotel and in local restaurants
      All local transport costs.
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
Please select Departure Date to view:

Please see Holiday Information Sheet for this holidays individual departures itinerary (located under View Departures & Book tab)

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.

This departure: 1wk Grade 4 & 6, 2nd Wk Grade 6

  1. Day 1

    Arrive Lanzarote Airport from London Gatwick or Manchester and then transfer by road to Arrecife and our hotel.

  2. Day 2 to 7

    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:

    - Uga to Puerto del Carmen - Grade 4 - 13.3k / 8.3 miles    170m asc, 440m desc / Grade 6 - 17k / 11.8 miles 470m asc, 740m desc
    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. Both groups start out from the village of Uga but the Grade 6 walk involves two additional hills to climb which afford magnificent views.

    - Timanfaya & El Golfo - Grade 4 - 8k / 5 miles 2.45 hrs 120m asc / Grade 6 - 12k / 7.5 miles 3.5 hrs  180m asc
    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.

    - Maguez Circular - Grade 4 - 14k / 9 miles 400m asc/desc 4 hrs / Grade 6 - 16k / 10 miles 500m asc/desc 4.5 hrs
    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. 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.

    - Femes to Puerto Calero - Grade 4 - 14k / 9 miles 250asc/450 desc 4 hrs / Grade 6 - 18k / 11miles 520 asc, 800 desc 6.5 hrs
    A linear walk starting in the high mountains of the south which are usually visible from Arrecife, this area offers two fine rough ridge walks of varying difficulty, then a quiet and tranquil valley, where rare birds have been seen, followed by a secluded lava beach which is an ideal location for a swim. Then it follows the coast path north with fine views. The path snakes through to the unspoiled resort of Playa Quemada where a few nice bars/restaurants are available. From there it continues on the coast path to Puerto Calero where it is possible to spend some time after the walk.

    - Haria to Teguise - Grade 4 - 14k / 9 miles 400m asc/1220 ft, 4 hrs / Grade 6 - 16k / 10miles,  550m/1750ft asc 4.5 hrs
    Two linear walks with varying distance and ascent which basically follow old trading paths from Haria, the Valley of a Thousand Palm Trees to the ancient capital of Teguise. Both walks are on ancient and rough tracks, ascending to a high plateau and the church of Ermita de las Nieves. This walk affords both groups spectacular views inland and to the coast. There is also time for a look around tranquil Teguise. The ascent at grade 4 is all at the beginning of the walk and up to the first break, after which it is easy walking.

  3. Day 8

    Travel by road to Lanzarote Airport for our flight onto Tenerife. Upon arrival into Tenerife Reina Sofia airport we will travel by road to San Cristobal de la Laguna and our hotel.

  4. Day 9 to 14

    During our time on Tenerife there are lots of walks available to your leader and the walks below will give you a flavour of what to expect.

    - 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.
    9.5Km 400m ascent, 900m descent

    - 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.
    14km; 850m ascent/descent 6 hours. Not recommended for vertigo sufferers.

    - Las Canteras to Bajamar Starting on the outskirts of La Laguna we head uphill out of the town, leaving the hustle and bustle for the peace and quiet of Anaga. We stop at the Mirador de Zapata where on a clear day you can see Mount Teide and Gran Canaria, as well as La Laguna and the local area. Our walk crosses towards the west coast and we descend into a beautiful valley which takes us to Bajamar, our destination.
    16km, 500m ascent, 1050m descent. Not recommended for vertigo sufferers.

  5. Day 15

    It has come time to bid the Canary Islands farewell as we head to the airport for our onward flight home.

Travel Details

  • Flights from Gatwick to Arrecife, returning from Tenerife South (British Airways or Charter)
  • Internal flights (Binter Canarias)
  • Arrival transfers by road c.15mins
  • We can offer regional flight options and often there will be up to two transfer vehicles (which may include coaches, minibuses or taxis) from the airport to the hotel and vice versa which will minimise any waiting time at the overseas airport.
  • 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.

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Our Accommodation on this holiday

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday. If you are on a multi-centre holiday, these are highlights of the places where we stay. Please refer to your Holiday Information sheet (which can be found under View Departures & Book), for your departure date and for all your accommodation details.

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
  • Solarium
  • Fitness centre

Room facilities include:  
  • Ensuite
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Safe (charge applies locally)
  • Hairdryer

Breakfasts and dinners are included with dinners being taken in the hotel for the first three nights and in local restaurants for the remainder of the week. 
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.

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
  • Air Conditioning
  • Safe
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hairdryer
  • TV
  • Telephone
  • 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. 

Breakfast is taken at the hotel however dinner
s will be taken at a selection of colourful local restaurants carefully selected by your walks leader.

Lunches are not included but there are lots of local bakeries and supermarkets offering local produce, perfect for creating a picnic to be enjoyed on the trail.