News, views and guidebooks for walking, trekking and cycling
Lanzarote really does have something for everyone – there are amazing walks, from easy strolls suitable for children to long-distance treks. Incredible volcanic vistas and, of course, a fair few beautiful beaches. Here are a few suggestions.
If you’re a keen independent walker and want a challenge, the Caldera Blanca, located in the heart of Lanzarote, is a great place to start. Easily accessible using public transport or a short drive from the capital, you’ll need around 6-7 hours for the 13-15 mile walk.
One of the highest peaks in this particular volcanic range, the walk varies from easy to moderate – with a combination of tracks and pathways making it suitable for walkers of all abilities. While you’ll be greeted with beautiful views throughout the walk, from the summit, you can enjoy particularly good views of the crater.
You can then retire to a bar / restaurant in Mancha Blanca.
If you’re looking for a child-friendly hike that is suitable in any weather, this underground trek is the perfect route. Formed thousands of years ago from a nearby volcanic eruption, the cave is open between the hours of 10:00am and 6:00pm every day, and a tour guide will lead you through the tunnel – although only 2km of the 8km stretch is accessible to the public.
This popular attraction is perfect for anyone holidaying as a family. The cave itself is around 15m wide and benefits from artificial lighting, making it an easy yet fun route to try out with your children.
Prices for the tour are as follows:
Children, 7-12 years: €4,50
Lanzarote is a place best discovered on foot but, with your hiking routes taken care of, there are plenty of other opportunities to explore the island. From scuba diving and island excursions to cycling and surfing, whatever your degree of expertise, there’s an activity to suit every adventurer.
Home to a huge number of beaches, Lanzarote is the perfect hotspot for holidaymakers who love to relax and soak up the sun – as well as those in search of an adrenaline rush. The bonus too of Lanzarote being such a tourist hotspot is that the flights are regular and reasonably priced.
If you’ve had too much adventure with all the walking, trekking, snorkelling and caving why not check out one of the island’s many museums? There really is something for everyone on this island.
If you need inspiration for Walking on Lanzarote then try Paddy Dillon’s guidebook.
To find a base for your adventure try a villa so you can spend your days exploring but still enjoy all the comforts of home.