Guided Walking on Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Landscapes of Lanzarote
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Hills & moorland
Difficulty is measured on many factors such as distance, ascent/descent, terrain, weather and more. There's no magic formula, but from our experience we use yellow for easy, orange for medium and red for hard. Challenger holidays require a high level of fitness and stamina.
Our walking itinerary covers most parts of the island, encompassing dramatic views and landscapes. The volcanoes have created a chain of hills which stretch down the island’s spine. From these hills the vistas change before your eyes as the sun and clouds pass overhead, eclipsing in a kaleidoscope of colours that sparkle on the volcanic craters.
- This starkly beautiful island encompasses volcanic moonscapes, green rolling hillsides and exhilarating seascapes
- Near-perfect year-round climate; ideal for a winter escape
- Visit the striking volcanic scenery of the Timanfaya National Park
- Discover the natural beauty of the unspoilt northwest and the ancient capital of Teguise
- Enjoy the apartments, swimming pools and private lagoon
- A full programme of guided walks with 2 options every walking day
- All transport to and from walks
- The services of experienced HF Holidays' leaders
- "With flight" holidays include return flights from the UK and hotel transfers
- 7 nights' accommodation in en-suite rooms
- Half Board - continental breakfast and evening meal
Sands Beach Resort
The 4-star Sands Beach Resort nestles at the quiet end of Costa Teguise, with a lovely beach front location. The whitewashed villas of one or two storey apartments are built around individual plazas with their own swimming pool. Just a short walk along the promenade takes you to the bustling resort of Costa Teguise. Our guests are largely accommodated in one-storey apartments surrounding Plaza Palmeras.
This accommodation is close to the shops and local services and has a good range of facilities.
The hotel has 346 well-equipped apartments, located around Plaza Canarias with either a patio, balcony or veranda.
All apartments have a comfortable en-suite bedroom, spacious lounge and kitchenette including kettle, fridge and microwave. Apartments also include direct dial telephone, satellite TV, hairdryer, safe deposit box (payable locally) and air conditioning. Single occupancy will usually be a studio apartment with the same facilities.
The hotel has easy access to our walks on the island and a wide range of facilities. There is a beachfront bar, a cabaret club (placed well away from our apartments) and an evening bar. There are seven swimming pools and a private lagoon with a sandy beach, surrounded by terraces: a good place to relax at the end of your day.
Facilities include health and fitness centre, games room, all weather tennis courts, laundry service, computer with internet access, supermarket, and currency exchange at reception.
Our holidays at Sands Beach Resort are on a Half Board basis and include breakfast and your evening meal.
Breakfast: Breakfast is served in the La Hacienda restaurant and there is an extensive selection of hot and cold options from a self-select buffet.
Evening meal: Dinner is a simple international buffet served in La Hacienda restaurant. There is a selection of different salads, hot dishes, and vegetables, with a show chef cooking fresh meat or fish. Fresh fruit, dessert and coffee are also available.
We have judged this hotel a Best Value Hotel, because of its buffet dinner, which has fresh ingredients, but is of a simple standard. The buffet offers a range of meals to satisfy most dietary requirements.
The hotel has two bars offering a wide variety of wines, beers, and cocktails.
Picnic lunch: You can buy ingredients for your picnic lunch at the on-site supermarket. Alternatively there are a number of shops in Costa Teguise. On some days it may be possible to eat at a local café whilst out on the walks; your leaders will advise you of the options.
The friendly atmosphere of our Guided Walking holidays continues into the evening.
Enjoy a glass of wine or local beer before hearing about the next day's walks. On most evenings you will be able to take advantage of the hotel's entertainment programme. The hotel has a cabaret club where their dedicated entertainment team puts on shows, or you could have a drink in the Soleil Bar which usually has live entertainment. You may wish to take a stroll with your leader along the illuminated promenade to the bustling resort of Costa Teguise, or to the beaches either side of the old town. Or you may like to relax on the terrace or in the bar, with a drink and chat with your fellow guests.
There is a dedicated games room where you can play pool, snooker or table tennis. Your leader will also be checking out for any local events going on nearby.
- Our experienced leaders offer the choice of two different walks each day
- Choose the option which best suits your interests and fitness
- We provide flexible holidays. Choose easier walking one day and harder the next or just explore independently or relax around the resort
- Our leaders are friendly and welcoming making your holiday fun and sociable
Easier Walks: 5 to 7 miles (8-11km) sometimes on rough and stony paths. Up to 1,100 feet (330m) of ascent in a day.
Harder Walks: 6 to 11 miles (9.5-17.5km) using steeper and rougher paths. Up to 1,800 feet (540m) of ascent in a day.
Day 1: Arrival day
Depending on your arrival time you may have the opportunity to see a little of Costa Teguise before your evening meal. On the first evening our leaders will explain more about our walks and there will be plenty of time to meet with your fellow guests.
Day 2: Costa Teguise
Our first day’s walks will explore the beautiful area we’re staying in this week.
Easier Walk: Heading out from our resort, we’ll follow the rocky coastal path to the pretty hamlet of Los Ancones before heading inland making our own way back to Costa Teguise in time for afternoon refreshments. 6 miles (9.5km) with 400ft (120m) of ascent.
Harder Walk: Similar to the easier walk, we will take the coastal path to Los Ancones. From here we head inland on a balcony path traversing the lower slopes of Montana Corona with great views. Our descent takes us into Costa Teguise where we can join our fellow guests for refreshments. 8 miles (13km) with 700ft (210m) of ascent.
Day 3: Timanfaya National Park
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.
Easier Walk: Leaving Femes, we take a good track over a col into the neighbouring valley of Yaiza to meet our transport home. 4 miles (6.5km) with 300ft (90m) of ascent and 800ft (240m) of descent
Harder Walk: Our walks will take us up 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. 5 miles (8km) with 1,000ft (300m) of ascent.
Day 4: The peaceful island, La Graciosa
Today we travel to Orzola in the northeast of the island, where we board the ferry which will take us to Caleta del Sebo on the island of La Graciosa.
Easier Walk: From the port at Caleta de Sebo we will take a coastal path towards the western coast with spectacular views of Chinijo archipelago. Heading south we pass Montana Amarillo as we return to meet our ferry. 7 miles (11km) with 600ft (180m) of ascent.
Harder Walk: The harder group will walk around the northern headland along a coastal path for views of Montana Clara and Roque del Oeste before returning to the harbour of Caleta del Sero, and its long
sandy beaches. 11 miles (17.5km) with 900ft (270m) of ascent.
Day 5: Free day
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. Free day options include a trip to the fascinating underground lava tunnels or a relaxing day in Costa Teguise with time by the hotel pools or lagoon.
Day 6: From Pico Oveja to the coast
Today we will explore the south of this beautiful island.
Easier Walk: 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. 7 miles (11km) with 600ft (180m) of ascent and 1,400ft (420m) of descent
Harder Walk: 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. 9 miles (14.5km) with 900ft (270m) of ascent and 2,100ft (630m) of descent.
Day 7: Miradors of the North
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.
Easier Walk: 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. 7 miles (11km) with 1,000ft (300m) of ascent.
Harder Walk: 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. 9 miles (14.5km) with 1,500ft (450m) of ascent.
Day 8: Departure day
Please note that the itinerary outlined is provisional and could be subject to change. A finalised itinerary will be available at the resort and on the website four weeks before departure. Your leaders will brief you every evening about the following day’s walks.
"Lanzarote is like an unframed, unmounted work of art — and I hung it and held it up for all to see."
Lanzarote is the easternmost of the Canary Islands, located 80 miles off the coast of Africa and about 650 miles from mainland Spain, with a good all year climate. The island measures 40 miles from north to south and around 16 miles east to west.
Situated in the northeast of Lanzarote, Costa Teguise is a popular resort and attracts many visitors. Here you will find an extensive promenade with several large sandy beaches and all of the amenities you require on your holiday.
The northwest of the island is famous for its coastal scenery with breathtaking cliffs and powerful seas which pound this coast. We also visit Lanzarote’s smaller neighbour, Isla Graciosa, which can be reached by a short ferry journey. As you step off the ferry in Caleta del Sebo you also step back in time on this tranquil island. There are no cars, only long golden beaches and marvellous views across the channel El Rio to the majestic cliffs of Lanzarote’s northern coastline.
Tradition has been embraced by the islanders, but so has the foresight of César Manrique, a famous artist who, after studying art abroad, returned to Lanzarote and campaigned tirelessly for Lanzarote to remain unspoilt by the mass tourism of the 1970s. As a consequence tourism and tradition sit hand in hand today, thanks to his ideas and stunning designs which have left his mark on the island.
You may choose to enjoy 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.
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. If you are feeling more energetic then bike hire is available at the hotel, and there is an 18-hole golf course nearby.
At the Sands Beach Hotel itself, you could enjoy the wide range of facilities, including the outdoor pools, the Mai Tai bar on the island in the lagoon, mini-golf, tennis and a wide range range of treatments in the spa.
Shops & Facilities: There is a good range of facilities including banks, shops, supermarkets, cafés and bars.
We recognise that everyone’s travel arrangements are unique, so all our holidays to Europe can be booked ‘with flight’ or ‘without flight’, giving you more flexibility and choice.
‘With flight’ holidays – the hassle-free option
Book your holiday ‘with flight’ and choose between Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham flights to Arrecife airport. For flight times and prices please see the Dates & Prices tab.
If you choose this option we automatically include return transfers between the airport and the hotel. The coach transfer takes approx 20 minutes to the Sands Beach Resort.
‘Without flight’ holidays – the flexible travel option
Alternatively, tailor your journey to suit you by booking your holiday ‘without flight’ allowing you the freedom to book your own flights from your local airport.
If you choose this option, transfers are not included in the price. However, below are some suggestions to help you reach your destination:
Transfers must be pre-booked. Please call 020 8732 1220 for more details
* Please note that HF Holidays is not responsible for your onward travel if you fail to meet the transfer coach
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Dates & Prices
|23 Dec 2017||
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|23 Dec 2017||LZLCL - Guided Walking Lanzarote - Without Flights||7||£949.00||Book Now|
|30 Dec 2017||
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|30 Dec 2017||LZLCL - Guided Walking Lanzarote - Without Flights||7||£949.00||Book Now|
Prices are per person
- Sole occupancy of studio apartment: £23 per night
- All transport to walks is included in the price of the holiday
- Non-member associate fee: £10 per person