WALK THE ROCK 2017 – Full itinerary

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Looking for your next new holiday adventure? Would you like to discover Lanzarote from another point of view? Looking for a unique Christmas present?

Join us walking Lanzarote from North to South in 6 days!

Late November 2017, as the temperature cool down and the trade winds drop, Lanzarote Retreats, in partnership with Blackstone Treks & Tours, are offering a small group of people the exclusive opportunity to walk the length of Lanzarote in 6 days. An eco-discovery adventure not to be missed!

Find out more about Lanzarote’s landscape by watching this short video

The daily walks will be of moderate intensity and average of 14 km per day, no problem for anyone reasonably healthy! Guests will be accommodated at Finca de Arrieta, enjoying the experience of Eco-Glamping by staying in Mongolian yurts.

During these guided walks, we will be walking through the most traditional and tranquil areas of Lanzarote learning about the history, geology, culture, ways of life and endemic fauna & flora. Jose, our experienced tour guide, is a Lanzarote’s local and he will also recommend local restaurants, wineries, markets and craft makers along the route.

The walking group will be of no more than 8 people, as we believe that small groups provide you with the best personal approach and possible experience. We will personally pick-you up every morning and return to your accommodation after the daily walks.

 

Walk the Rock 2017 full week itinerary

If you have any questions at all, please get in touch at info@lanzaroteretreats.com

 

Thursday 30th November 2017

Arrive to Arrecife Airport where a Lanzarote Retreat representative will meet you and drive you up to your accommodation at Finca De Arrieta. This service includes a bottle of chilled sparkling Cava for you to enjoy on the arrival journey.

 

Friday 1st December 2017

10am meet Jose from Blackstone Treks & Tours at the info hut at Finca De Arrieta.

Details for stage 1, Orzola – Haria 

  • 12.15 km (5/6 hours + transfers)
  • Moderate Intensity
  • 453m accumulated ascent – 180m accumulated descent
  • In this walk we will walk across the ravines and valleys of Famara, Guatifay mountain, cultivated terraces, endemic flora and amazing panoramic views.

 

Saturday 2nd December 2017

10am meet Jose from Blackstone Treks & Tours at the info hut at Finca De Arrieta.

 Details for stage 2, Haria – Teguise

  • 13.90 km (5/6 hours +transfers)
  • Moderate Intensity
  • 434 m accumulated ascent – 429 m accumulated descent
  • These two villages probably are the most important in the island´s history. Breathtaking cliffs sights, traditional architecture and the history and ways of life of the island will meet us on this walk.

 

Sunday 3rd December 2017

10am meet Jose from Blackstone Treks & Tours at the info hut at Finca De Arrieta.

Details for stage 3, Teguise – Tiagua

  • Moderate Intensity
  • 14.50km (5/6 hours + transfers)
  • 183 m accumulated ascent – 245 m accumulated descent
  • In this walk we join old political capital of Lanzarote with the former commercial capital of the island. We are going to cross one of the most special areas of the island, the semi-desert landscape of El Jable where the farmers of Lanzarote have been able to obtain fruits from these parched lands. Today will be a great opportunity to spot some birds like the endemic Houbara.

 

 Monday 4th December 2017

10am meet Jose from Blackstone Treks & Tours at the info hut at Finca De Arrieta.

Details for stage 4, Tiagua – Volcan del Cuervo

  • Moderate Intensity
  • 13.00 km (5/6 hours + plus transfers)
  • 150 m accumulated ascent – 145 m accumulated descent
  • In our way to the spectacular Volcanic Natural Park we will walk across the cultivated plots of the interior of Lanzarote while we enjoy the views of some traditional villages of the island. The highlight of the day will be the area that was devastated by the 18th century volcanic eruptions, a place of exceptional beauty. We finish our walk at the interior of El Cuervo volcano.

 

 Tuesday 5th December 2017

10am meet Jose from Blackstone Treks & Tours at the info hut at Finca De Arrieta.

Details for stage 5, La Geria – Femes

  • Moderate Intensity
  • 14.00 km  (5/6 hours + transfers)
  • 365 m accumulated ascent – 342 m accumulated descent
  • No visit to Lanzarote will be complete without a visit to the vineyards area of Lanzarote: La Geria. In Lanzarote the vines are cultivate in a unique way by placing each vine in a manmade crater within the layers of volcanic grain. We will climb the third highest point of the island where we will enjoy incredible views of most of Lanzarote (weather dependent!). We arrive to the village of Femes, one of the oldest, located at the Natural Monument of Los Ajaches.

 

 Wednesday 6th December 2017

10am meet Jose from Blackstone Treks & Tours at the info hut at Finca De Arrieta.

Details for stage 6, Femes – Playa Blanca

  • Moderate Intensity
  • 12.00 km (5/6 hours + plus transfers)
  • 612 m accumulated ascent – 752 m accumulated descent
  • The last day of Walk the Rock. The walk takes place at one of the oldest geological places of the Canary Islands: Natural Monument of Los Ajaches. Impressive views of the southern area of Lanzarote and our neighbour island of Fuerteventura will keep us company while we walking in these barren and rugged mountains.

 

Thursday 7th December 2017

10am check out of your accommodation, you are welcome to use the pool area, shower room, luggage storage and communal kitchen at all times.

2.30 hours before your flight departure time Lanzarote Retreats representative will drive you back to Arrecife airport.

 

Please bring you own person equipment such as: walking shoes/boots, poles, sun protection, warm clothes, raincoat, hat/cap, water and pack lunch.

 

We can provide Breakfast hampers and Pack lunch to be delivered to you at 9am every morning. Pricing is 12.50€pp for Breakfast and 15€pp for lunch, please ask for further details.

 

How to book your place on to the 2017 Walk The Rock;

  • Check our availability calendar and choose from our list of accommodations (subject to availability). Then e-mail us at info@lanzaroteretreats.com requesting your booking and to confirm price. Prices are from 795 euros per person when 2 people sharing one accommodation.
  • Booking your flights, please arrive/depart to Arrecife airport (ACE) – use this link to search flights; Sky Scanner
  • Take out your normal holiday travel insurance

 

We are looking forward to hearing from you!