Harder Walks: 6 to 11 miles (9.5-16km) using steeper and rougher paths. Up to 1,800 feet (540m) of ascent in a day.
Day 1: Arrival on flight from Tenerife. Transfer to hotel Sands at Costa Tequise.
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 Ancomes. 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
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 passing Montana Amarillo as we return to meet our ferry. 7 miles (11km) with 600ft (150m) of ascent.
Harder Walk: The harder group will walk around the northern headland 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
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 Casitas de 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
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 (11.8km) 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: Flight from Lanzarote to London Gatwick.