8 routes to rediscover Lanzarote
At Líneas Romero we have started this year with the greatest enthusiasm. We take the current situation into account, which is why we comply with all the safety and hygiene measures imposed by the health authorities. We are aware that it has been a difficult few weeks, and that we cannot move between islands, but we always look for the positive side.
This situation gives us the opportunity to rediscover our own islands, from unknown corners or those we had almost forgotten. If you are a resident of Lanzarote, we leave you with a selection of places to enjoy an outdoor adventure of different routes.
Volcán del cuervo
It is located in one of the quintessential areas to enjoy the volcanic landscape of the island, with Montaña Negra, Montaña Colorada and the Timanfaya National Park around it. It is a trail of almost 5 kilometers and low difficulty, which can be enjoyed even with children. There are informative signs that explain the origin of the environment and the volcano itself. But if there is something that makes the Volcán del cuervo special, it is being able to access its crater, where the mixture of colors and materials captivates everyone who enters it.
Continuing with the volcanoes, we cannot forget Caldera Blanca, where we may not access its crater but can witness its majesty – 1,200 meters in diameter – from the top. To get there you will have to take the path from Mancha Blanca to Timanfaya National Park. Travel a route of around 11 kilometers and climb to the 458 meters of altitude of the caldera; which is quite a spectacle. As are the views from the heights, which, on a clear day, allow us to see La Graciosa and Montaña Clara.
To discover the north of Lanzarote we have the path through Gayo, located between the villages of Yé and Guinate. The path is signposted and on it you can enjoy the contrast of the views. On the one hand, you will find the Corona Volcano and, on the other, the Chinijo Archipelago. Along the route, the Gallo fountains stand out, so important for the water supply in Haría.
Volcán de la Corona
It is one of the most iconic routes on the island. It is advisable to leave the car in the parking lot of the chapel of Yé, and from there walk through crops on this low intensity path. The path ascends until it reaches the top of the volcano, where you can enjoy incredible views of the sea, La Graciosa and Montaña Clara; as well as the La Torrecilla area.
Barranco de Tenegüime
Of greater difficulty, this protected landscape is ideal if you are a lover of hiking. The channel of the ravine begins in Guatiza and along the way you will be able to observe a great variety of vegetation typical of the island: tabaibas, tuneras, fig trees, etc. In addition, it is a space of contrasts, where you can see the erosion of the water while observing the terrain, as well as a large number of bird species while looking up at the sky.
Playa del Cochino
Starting from the well-known town of El Golfo, you can take this wonderful route with views of the coast. A path full of hotspots where you can enjoy the sound and vision of the waves breaking with force on the stone. We recommend proper footwear due to the steepness of the terrain, and as the path runs through volcanic stones.
Cave of Las Palomas
Also known as the “Cueva de Los Naturalistas”, it is a place of geological and speleological interest that deserves to be visited within the Timanfaya Natural Park. Located in Masdache in the direction of La Vegueta, it is a cave of more than a kilometre and a half. It takes about half an hour to go through the tube. Inside you can enjoy the view of lava river fronts, side terraces and staphyllites. We advise you to go with someone who already knows the way and, of course, do not forget to bring flashlights.
La Casa del Agua (“The House of Water”)
Leaving the El Papelillo area, on Famara beach, you must follow a path to the well-known Casa del Agua. A peculiar enclave, with a semi-abandoned house where the water that emanates from the imposing cliff accumulates. The views from this point are spectacular due to the height and its position in front of the Chinijo Archipelago.
These are some of our recommendations, but the island has countless routes to admire its natural beauty. We hope we have given you ideas to rediscover Lanzarote and enjoy the outdoor adventures that the island has to offer.