Lanzarote New Year Guided Walking Holiday

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Duration: 8 nights
Type: European Centre Based
Walking Grade: 2 & 3

Spend the New Year period in the sun on the beautiful island of Lanzarote, a place where large parts have been forged from relatively recent volcanic activity giving them a barren, Mars-like appearance. But it also has green valleys, pretty villages full of traditional white-washed houses and exhilarating coastal areas. Nudging close to the coast of Africa, this Spanish outpost is gloriously warm year-round with winter temperatures getting up to a skin-warming 20°C during the day - perfect for exploring on foot. Join us for a guided walking holiday to explore most parts of the island including the starkly beautiful volcanic region within Timanfaya National Park. There is also the chance to learn about Cesar Manrique, an artist and architect dedicated to preserving his home island and an exploration of Teguise, the island’s fascinating old capital. A short ferry journey takes us to Lanzarote’s smaller neighbouring island – La Graciosa – a carless, peaceful idyll with stretches of long, golden beach.

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
  • 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, rolling hillsides and exhilarating seascapes

What’s included

  • 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
  • Full Board - Breakfast, Packed Lunches on 5 days, lunch in restaurant on free day dinner and drinks in the evening. 
  • One free entry to the Wellness Centre. 

Trip Notes

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDFs for each holiday.

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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

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.


We hope to see you again soon.

Lanzarote 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.   


There are 177 comfortable en-suite bedrooms. 

The Junior Suites have air conditioning, fridge, coffee maker, toaster, telephone, room safe, TV, hairdryer and a balcony or terrace.


The HD Beach Resort has two outside swimming pools with seating and sunbeds, the larger of which also has sea views. There is a 24-hour reception, bike hire, a large wellness centre (payable locally) with sauna, Turkish bath, Jacuzzi and relaxation areas with mood lighting. The hotel has a range of water sport activities that can be booked on your free day and also a gym.

Food & Drink

Our holidays at HD Beach Resort are on an a Full Board basis and include breakfast, packed lunches on 5 days, lunch in the restaurant on the free day and evening meal and drinks in the evening.


Breakfast is served in the La Geria restaurant; there is an extensive selection of hot and cold options from a self-select buffet.


Packed lunches are provided by the hotel on the 5 walking days. 

Evening meal

Dinner is also a buffet with a large and varied selection of international and local dishes. There is an interactive menu which can help you decide what to choose with comprehensive information which will help any of our guests with particular dietary requirements.

Your Evenings

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. 

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 area where you can play pool, snooker or table tennis. Your leader will also be checking out for any local events going on nearby.

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What to Bring

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.

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