The GR131 Lanzarote is the first part of the long distance route.
In the north of Lanzarote in Orzola is the starting point of the entire GR131. A trek of 620km that crosses all islands. Lanzarote is about 80km long with the fewest altitude meters. What will you see on this trek? The north of Lanzarote which is rough and the most green. You walk along the Corona volcano towards the highest point, where you have a magnificent view over the entire island. The landscape of Lanzarote is very volcanic and you will see that during your trip. The transition from a rough landscape to a landscape that resembles a poffertjes pan is unique in the world. This landscape provides the delicious wines of Lanzarote. You leave this landscape towards the south, Playa Blanca where you can relax by the azure blue sea. The trip is not extremely difficult but does require some fitness; every day we walk an average of 15 kilometers on unpaved paths. The accommodations have been carefully selected; small-scale and attractive. We spend the night in old fincas and casas rurales, far away from mass tourism.
- Trekking along special views
- Maximum 8 persons
- Walk through the grape fields
- Between the Volcanoes
- Special overnight stays in casas rurales
- Superb views
- Well laid out trails
- Very nice trip!
1| Arrival in Arrecife
Your transfer will be waiting for you upon arrival in Lanzarote. It will take you to the northernmost coastal town of Órzola where you will spend the night in simple but neat accommodation. Enjoy the cozy atmosphere of restaurants on the harbor in the evening. There is a supermarket if you want to buy food and drinks for the next day.
2| Departure Órzola to Haría – 12km
The north of Lanzarote is the greenest, and often more cloudy than the south. From Órzola you leave straight through the mountains towards Haría. On the way you can really enjoy the beautiful views and we pass nice villages. Such as the village of Máguez, a peaceful village with authentic Canarian architecture. Haría is the first stop and has a pleasant village center. It was also the residence of the locally well-known César Manrique. A man with a unique progressive vision about harmony between man and nature. Manrique’s house is now a museum, which you can visit for a fee.
Distance: 12 km
Height difference: +179 up / -459 down
3| Departure Haría to Teguise – 15 km
Today, in addition to the considerable number of kilometers, the program also includes bridging the highest point of the island, the Peñas del Charce. Over the massif at Famara, the route continues towards Teguise, the former capital of Lanzarote.
In the cozy authentic Teguise there is time to eat and drink or to look around.
Distance: 14 km
Height difference: +367 up / -356 down
4| Departure Teguise to San Bartolomé – 12 km
From Teguise we walk to San Bartolomé through an agricultural area with some white houses scattered over the landscape. In the past, this was the granary of the island. It is a relatively flat route and early in the afternoon we arrive in San Bartolomé where you can enjoy a sandwich or cake at a bakery.
Distance: 12 km
Height difference: +69 up / -118 down
5| Rest day
You can spend this day according to your own needs and if you want, you can participate in a wine tasting. The lover of Cesar Manrique can visit his house today.
6| Departure San Bartolomé to Yaiza – 22 km
A long walk today, but we personally think the most beautiful. From San Bartolomé you walk between the volcanoes. On the way you pass the village of Montaña Blanca, named after the mountain of the same name. When the weather is clear you can see Fuerteventura. After La Asomada we immediately enter a transition from the dry area to the wine region of La Geria. And then we arrive in Yaiza. A nice accommodation where you can enjoy the silence in the evening. Yaiza has a very nice village center, on the east side of the village center is the nice Artesania center. If you want to enjoy Tapas, you can go here.
Distance: 22 km
Height difference: +455 up / -572 down
7| Departure Yaiza to Playa Blanca – 17 km
The last day. You walk to Las Breñas through a somewhat rougher area. Boulders and pebbles, scrambling up and down. In the distance you can see the salt pans (the Salinas Janubio) of the island to the right of the route. In Las Breñas you can enjoy a cup of coffee or something else. You will walk the last part through a long flat stretch. In the distance you can see Playa Blanca, but it is still quite a distance. You will probably see goat herders walking around with their goats on this plain. Here on this plain it can be quite hot and there is no shelter of shade!
Playa Blanca is getting closer and once on the outskirts of the city you walk on to the end of this camino. It is located in the center near the old harbour.
Tired perhaps, but hopefully very satisfied and proud of completing this adventurous hike, you will have another day to recover and relax.
Distance: 15 km
Height difference: +68 up / -238 down
8| Return trip
At the end of the trip you will be dropped off back at Arrecife airport. If you want to stay longer on your own, possibly using our accommodations or activities, there is a bus connection from Playa Blanca to Arrecife airport.
- Travel time: 8 days
- Transfer airport
- Welcome drink
- Organized walking tour over 80 km
- Accommodations with breakfast
- Wine tasting
- Luggage transport
- Transfers to accommodations
- Buff and stainless steel drinking bottle (Goodiebag)
- Hiking pin from Canary Hiking
- Travel guarantee STO
- Outward and return journey
- Travel and cancellation insurance
- All meals and drinks except breakfast
- Booking costs €20.00
- Possible single room supplement € 195.00
- Transfers outside the program
Because we like that you are coming with us, we will give you a Goodiebag as a gift!
Our special accommodations
The hiking pin of the GR131
Our unique hiking pin. Each island has its own color. You get this hiking pin when you complete the GR131 Camino Naturales on one of the seven islands. With a group tour you get this at the end of the trip. With an individual trip you take a stamp ticket with you that you have signed off at various locations. With this card you will receive your earned hiking pin. You are eligible for this if the trip is booked with Canary Hiking!
Each island has its own color. Did you walk the 630 km and save all the colors together? Then you will receive a unique pin from us!
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