14-Night Lanzarote & Tenerife Guided Walking Holiday

Teguise village on Lanzarote island
Duration: 15 nights
Type: European Multi-Centre
Walking Grade: 2, 3 & 4

Two fantastic holiday destinations in one holiday! Explore Lanzarote: Explore most parts of the island, encompassing dramatic views and landscapes. Enjoy volcanic scenery including the extraordinary Timanfaya National Park and walk in green valleys, pretty white beaches and visit the charming neighbouring island of La Graciosa. Learn about César Manrique, an artist and architect dedicated to preserving his home island, and explore the winding streets of the fascinating old capital, Teguise. Explore Tenerife: The Atlantic island of Tenerife contains a wealth of different landscapes that can be visited on your Guided Walking holiday. Volcanic activity is the major force that has created the landscape with comparatively recent volcanic activity to be seen amongst the black sands of Las Arenas Negras.

Holiday Highlights


  • Discover the island’s volcanic activity at the Timanfaya National Park with a tour through the lava fields
  • Near-perfect year-round climate; ideal for a winter escape or a scorching summer holiday
  • Learn about Cesar Manrique, an artist and architect dedicated to preserving his home island
  • Walk the steep northern cliffs with views to the island of La Graciosa
  • A starkly beautiful island that encompasses volcanic moonscapes, green rolling hillsides and exhilarating seascapes


  • Explore lush forests, beautiful coastlines, exotic flora and fascinating volcanic scenery
  • Enjoy our 4-star hotel, located in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage town of La Laguna
  • Discover the unspoilt Anaga Peninsula
  • Remarkable volcanic landscape dominated by El Teide

What’s included

  • A full programme of guided walks with 2 options every walking day
  • All transport to and from the walks
  • The services of experienced HF Holidays' leaders
  • "With flight" holidays include return flights from the UK and hotel transfers
  • 14 nights accommodation in en-suite rooms
  • Transport between the two destinations
  • Half Board - continental breakfast and evening meal

Trip Notes

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDF’s for each holiday, please click the button below to find the right trip notes for your departure date.

Welcome to HD Beach Resort. Unpack and settle in.

Our first day’s walks will take us to the centre of the island where we will visit the old capital, Teguise.

Option 1 - Miradors and Teguise

Distance: 5 miles (8km)

Total ascent: no ascent

Total descent: 1,000 feet (300m)

In summary: A short journey will take us to the Ermita de las Nieves, an old chapel from where there are magnificent views all around the island. We then follow a gentle ridge to another viewpoint at Pico de Maramajo, before continuing to Teguise where we will have time to explore.

Highlight: Discover unique artisan workshops in the winding streets of Teguise.


Option 2 - Miradors and the Castillo de Santa Barbara

Distance: 8 miles (13km)

Total ascent: 800 feet (240m)

Total descent: 1,600 feet (480m) 

In summary: From Ermita de las Nieves, we too head south to Pico de Maramajo, crossing a valley and ridge to Teguise, enjoying views around the valley. After looking around the town, we pass the Castillo Santa Barbara, high on the crater of Guanapay and finish in the old hamlet of Teseguite.

Highlight: Enjoy lunch at one of the pavement cafes in Teguise.

Today we’ll travel to the Timanfaya National Park where we’ll pay a visit to the visitor centre to discover more about this volatile volcanic landscape with a guided tour. After a spot of lunch at the scenic El Golfo, both groups travel on to Femes to continue our walks.

Option 1 - Yaiza

Distance: 4 miles (6½km)

Total ascent: 300 feet (90m) 

Total descent: 800 feet (240m)

In summary: Leaving Femes, we take a good track over a col into the neighbouring valley of Yaiza to meet our transport home.

Highlight: The devastation of the volcanic eruptions in the 1700s is brought to life at the Visitor Centre.


Option 2 - The Ridge to Yaiza

Distance: 5 miles (8km)

Total ascent: 1,000 feet (300m)

In summary: Our walk will take us up and to the second highest peak of the island, Atalaya de Femes for spectacular views over the area before descending into the village of Yaiza to join the easier group and our transport home.

Highlight: The views from Atalaya de Femes and the ridge are stunning. 


Today we travel to the north of Lanzarote and enjoy our walks before taking the ferry from Orzola to the island of La Graciosa, with the opportunity to explore independently in the afternoon.

Option 1 - Ye to Orzola

Distance: 4 miles (6½km) 

Total ascent: 100 feet (30m)

Total descent: 1,200 feet (360m)

In summary: This walk starts at the peaceful village of Ye, descending along good tracks and quiet roads through the Malpais de Corona to Orzola with panoramic views.

Highlight: Take advantage of the relaxed pace of life on the island, enjoy lunch in the tiny village of Caleto de Sebo or explore the tranquil shore.


Option 2 - Maguez to Orzola

Distance: 6 miles (9½km)

Total ascent: 400 feet (120m)

Total descent: 1,400 feet (420m) 

In summary: Starting from Maguez, the harder walk follows the route of the GR 131, the long-distance path that goes from north to south of Lanzarote. The route contours round the slopes of Montana Corona before descending through the Malpais de Corona to meet the ferry at Orzola.

Highlight: Walk along the shore or hire bikes to visit the secluded cove of Playa de la Cocina on the island of La Graciosa.


Each week there is a free day when no guided walks are offered. This is an ideal opportunity to relax around the hotel, walk independently or visit local places of interest. Some options for your free day may include:

César Manrique: A tour of César Manrique’s astonishing contributions to Lanzarote: the César Manrique Foundation, the Cactus Gardens and the Jameos del Agua, a restaurant built in ancient lava bubbles and tunnels.

Costa Teguise: Alternatively, a short stroll along the promenade will take you into the centre of Costa Teguise or to beaches either side of the old town. There is also an 18-hole golf course nearby.

HD Beach Resort: At the HD Beach Resort itself, you could enjoy the wide range of facilities, including the outdoor pools and wellness centre.

Local information website: For information on Lanzarote please visit turismolanzarote.com

Today we will explore the south of this beautiful island.

Option 1 - Through The Barranco To Puerto Calero

Distance: 7 miles (11km) 

Total ascent: 600 feet (180m) 

Total descent: 1,400 feet (420m) 

In summary: We will contour the lower slopes of Pico Oveja offering extensive views to the Atlantic before descending to Playa del Pozo. From here we follow the coast passing a number of barrancos until we reach Puerto Calero with its attractive waterfront and many cafés for refreshments.

Highlight: The peaceful valleys are scarcely visited; we'll have spectacular views of the ocean all to ourselves.


Option 2 - The Pico Oveja Ridge to Puerto Calero

Distance: 9 miles (14½km)

Total ascent: 900 feet (270m)

Total descent: 2,100 feet (630m)

In summary: Leaving the village of Femes we’ll ascend onto the ridge to the south of the Femes Valley which will take us to today’s summit on the Pico Oveja. After taking time to admire this excellent viewpoint across the Atlantic and to the dramatic volcanoes of the Timanfaya National Park, we descend to the coast to follow the coastal route to Puerto Calero to join the easier group.

Highlight: Uninterrupted views of the ocean and the dramatic volcanic landscape of the Timanfaya National Park.


Today we venture to the northwest of the island, where the landscape is surprisingly greener with more vegetation than other areas of the island explored this week.

Option 1 - Miradors of the Northern Villages

Distance: 7 miles (11km) 

Total ascent: 1,000 feet (300m) 

In summary: Our route will take us from the outskirts of Maguez along a cliff-top route offering superb views across to La Graciosa as we make our way through miradors to La Pescosa before descending back into Maguez and on to Haria for refreshments.

Highlight: Take the opportunity to visit Cesar Manrique's house, now a museum.


Option 2 - Miradors and Los Helechos

Distance: 9 miles (14½km)

Total ascent: 1,500 feet (450m)

In summary: Our route also takes advantage of the views across to La Graciosa as we ascend Los Helechos which affords us views into its caldera. From here we begin our descent to Maguez and on to Haria, with its stunning cliff top mirador with views of the Riscos de Famara, joining the easier group.

Highlight: The views from each mirador is spectacular, and gives a different view of this stunning island.


You will be transferred to Arrecife Airport for your inter island flight to Tenerife. You will be met at Tenerife North airport and taken to the Laguna Nivaria Hotel.

Today we travel East to the Anaga Peninsula where we begin our day at the Visitor Centre at Cruz del Carmen.

Option 1 - Cruz del Carmen Mirador

Distance: 6½ miles (10km)

Total ascent: 800 feet (240m)

Total descent: 1,680 feet (500m) 

In summary: We start our day at the Cruz del Carmen Visitor Centre. We then descend through laurel forests and farmland, catching spectacular views of barrancos before continuing on to Los Carboneras for a refreshing drink.

Highlight: The short walk out to the Mirador de Aguide is rewarded with stunning vistas of the rugged coastline.

Option 2 - Taborno

Distance: 7½ miles (12km)

Total ascent: 1,650 feet (500m)

Total descent: 2,550 feet (780m)

In summary: The first part of the day covers the same ground as the easier group. On reaching Los Carboneras we continue towards the village of Taborno through the Barranco de Taborno on old pathways. 

Highlight: The Matterhorn-esque Roque de Taborno dominates the landscape towards the end of our walk.


Today we head west to the small hamlet of Montaneta. These walks explore an area of comparatively recent volcanic activity and we will be accompanied by local guides who will inform us about the volcanic history. The last major eruption here was in 1706. This intriguing landscape is accentuated by the backdrop of black ash which sparkles in the bright sunlight and gives the area its name.

Option 1 - Erjos to San Jose de los Llanos

Distance: 5 miles (7.5km) 

Total Ascent: 800 feet (240m)

Total Descent: 980 feet (300m)

In summary: From our walk start, we ascend gently with interest from a local guide through the pine forest to the Las Arenas Negras. The black ash here provides an insight into the island's volcanic nature, with views to El Teide on a good day. We then descend to meet our transport in San Jose de Los Llanos.

Highlight: Walking through black lava with the local guide bringing the island to life.

Option 2 - Through the Lava from Erjos

Distance: 7½ miles (12km)

Total ascent: 1,000 feet (300m)

Total Descent: 1,100 feet (320m)

In summary: This walk explores the landscape of Las Arenas Negras in more depth; with the areas fascinating past brought to life by a local guide. We have time for lunch among the black ash, with gorgeous views to El Teide on a good day, before descending to our walk's end in San Jose de Los Llanos.

Highlight: The alien landscape of Las Arenas Negras is unmissable - the black ash glitters in bright sunshine.


We will travel to the far east of Tenerife for todays walks, where we walk along the dramatic ridge line road through Anaga peninsula with stunning views both to the north and south.

Option 1 - Villages of Punta de Anaga

Distance: 3½ miles (6km)

Total Ascent: 1,100 feet (320m)

Total Descent: 1,400 feet (420m)

In Summary: We begin our walk in the pretty hamlet of Las Bodegas, stunningly located on a spur between 2 barrancos, we visit a variety of remote villages as we follow the ancient trail to the village of Chamorga, once in the village we finish our walk by exploring Chamorga's lanes and dragon tress.

Highlight: Spectacular views of the north coast from Cruz de Draguila.

Option 2 - The Chamorga Loop to Roque Bermejo

Distance: 5½ miles (8.5km)

Total ascent and descent: 2,200 feet (660m)

In summary: We too start from Chamorga, exploring upland areas of Anaga. Our walk undulates along and over ridges with great views of the Atlantic, the Roque de Dentro and the Punta Anaga lighthouse. We then descend to Roque Bermejo before heading back to Chamorga.

Highlight: Spectacular views of dramatic ridges sweeping into the sea.


Each week there is a free day when no guided walks are offered. Options for your free day may include:

La Laguna: This colonial town is considered to be the cultural capital of the island. Explore its old quarter and visit the historic mansions, open to the public.

Hotel: You could simply relax in the hotel and talk advantage of its spa facilities.

Santa Cruz: Take the short tram ride to Santa Cruz, the port city which is the capital of Tenerife. Wander the old town and visit the Palmetum – a large botanical garden containing one of the biggest collections of palm trees in the world. Santa Cruz also has a large waterpark with many different saltwater pools plus a lively bazaar and food market – the Mercado de Nuestra Senora de Africa. You could also visit the Museum of Nature and Man which contains the cannon which shot off the arm of Admiral Nelson! 

Today, we head to Teide National Park, with Teide, an active volcano and Spain’s highest mountain dominating the lunar landscape.

Option 1 - Through the Lunar Landscape

Distance: 7½ miles (12km)

Total ascent: 400 feet (120m)

Total descent: 900 feet (280m)

In summary: We cross the crater through an amazing array of rocks and lava, a truly unforgettable experience. Passing the Sanatorio which was originally built inside the Teide crater in the 19th century because doctors believed that the climate of Teide was good for respiratory illnesses. Our route continues to the Parador and visitors centre. In the afternoon we visit the Roques de Garcia.

Highlight: Look out for the rock formations of the Roque de Garcia, which include the ‘Roque Cinchado’ (or ‘finger of God’) the ‘White Tower’, and the 'Cathedral'.


Option 2 - Montana Guajara

Distance: 9½ miles (15km)

Total ascent: 2,200 feet (680m)

Total descent: 2,650 feet (800m)

In summary: Starting at the Parador hotel, we'll head for the highest point on the crater rim, Montana Guajara. Our ascent will wind its way around the flanks of the mountain, reaching the broad summit plateau with plenty of time to take a breather and revel in the views.

Highlight: The views from the summit are breathtaking; Teide and Las Cañadas dominate the panorama. 


Our final day takes us just north of La Laguna, with both walks ending in the stunning coastal resort of Bajamar, with it's sea water swimming pools, but taking very different routes to get there. A great way to end the week.

Option 1 - Mesa Mota to Tegueste and on to Bajamar

Distance: 8miles (15km)

Total Ascent: 790 feet (240m)

Total Descent: 1,550 feet (480m)

In Summary: We begin our walk on the outskirts of La Laguna where we walk through the woodland to Mesa Mota. We then follow the ridge and ancient camino to Tegueste, giving us the chance to explore the old quarter. We then catch a bus to the outskirts of Bajamar following the coastal walkway to the beach and pools.

Highlight: Exploring the pretty town of Tegueste

Option 2 - Mesa de Tejina and Bajamar

Distance: 9½ miles

Total Ascent: 1,450 feet (440m)

Total Descent: 2,800 feet (860m)

In Summary: We start at the village of Pedro Alvarez, heading into the Anaga forest and traversing the plateau known as La Orilla, before heading up to the stunning viewpoint of Mesa de Tejina. We then return to the pass, descending through barrancos to reach the sea. From here we follow the coastal walkway to reach Bajamar beach and pools.

Highlight: Views from Mesa de Tejina

We hope to see you again soon.

Lanzarote Itinerary Map
Tenerife Itinerary Map

HD Beach Resort & Spa - Lanzarote

The 4-star HD Beach Resort Hotel overlooks the beautiful beach of Costa Teguise. The hotel has an airy and contemporary design and all HF Holidays guests enjoy Junior Suite rooms with all inclusive drinks at dinner. The resort has a wide range of facilities including swimming pools, cinema, wellness centre and gym. The shops and local services of Costa Teguise are only a short walk away.   

Hotel Laguna Nivaria - Tenerife

Our holiday on Tenerife is based in one of the main squares of the UNESCO World Heritage town of La Laguna. This was once the main capital of the Canary Islands and has many cobbled streets, historic merchant buildings with beautiful courtyards, churches and convents. The 4-star Hotel Laguna Nivaria is a central meeting place for the locals and is a historical 16th Century building furnished with traditional furniture but with contemporary comfort. The hotel owns an organic farm with sustainable ethics which provides produce for the restaurant. 

Essential Information

Passport Requirements

You may need to renew your British passport if you’re travelling from 1 January 2021.

On the day you travel, you’ll need your passport to both:

  • have at least 6 months left
  • be less than 10 years old (even if it has 6 months or more left)

Use the government website to see if your passport is valid for this holiday

EHIC cards

The UK government has officially launched the Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC), which will replace the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). UK residents can now apply for one of the GHIC cards, which will gradually replace the EHIC cards as they reach their expiry dates. Every family member travelling requires a GHIC. You can make an application for yourself and on behalf of your partner and any dependent children under the age of 16. Both cards will offer equivalent protection for emergency and medically necessary healthcare needs when in the EU on a temporary stay, which includes holiday, study and business travel. Necessary healthcare includes things like

• emergency treatment and visits to A&E
• treatment for long-term or pre-existing medical conditions
• routine medical care for pre-existing conditions that need monitoring
• oxygen and kidney dialysis

The public only need to apply for their free GHIC cards when their current EHIC expires. The process is likely to take two weeks. For more information visit https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/healthcare-abroad/apply-for-a-free-uk-global-health-insurance-card-ghic/.

The GHIC is not an alternative to travel insurance. We advise all holidaymakers to also invest in travel insurance that covers healthcare, so they are covered for other issues that may arise, as well as cancellations and lost luggage.

Essential Equipment

To enjoy walking/hiking comfortably and safely, footwear, clothing and equipment needs to be suitable for the conditions. Safety and comfort are our priorities, so our advice is to come prepared for all eventualities.

  • Footwear with a good grip on the sole (e.g.Vibram sole) is the key to avoiding accidents.
  • Walking/hiking boots providing ankle support and good grip are recommended (ideally worn in), and specialist walking socks to avoid blisters.
  • Several layers of clothing, which can be added or removed, are better than a single layer (include spares).
  • Fabrics (lightweight and fast drying) designed for the outdoors are recommended.
  • Waterproof jacket and waterproof over trousers.
  • Warm hat and gloves. 
  • Denim jeans and capes are not suitable on any walks.
  • Rucksack with a waterproof liner.
  • Thermos flask for hot drink.
  • Water bottle (at least 2 litre).
  • Spare high-energy food such as a chocolate bar.
  • Small torch.
  • First aid kit – your leader’s first aid kit doesn’t contain any medication or blister kits (such as Compeed).
  • Sun hat and sunglasses
  • Sun cream.

Optional Equipment

  • Walking poles are useful, particularly for descents.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Camera.
  • Gaiters.

Guest Reviews

15 nights
European Multi-Centre
Walking Grade:
2 & 3

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