Lanzarote's Volcanic and Hill Areas - walks to try out.
Walking and Touring within the volcanic areas on Lanzarote including going inside craters plus visiting rugged coastlines and Lanzarote beaches and out into the Island's Hills.
Risco de Famara walk on Lanzarote involving beaches, cliffs and tracks.
This is a fairly short stroll of about
6.5kms and simply takes you for a wander along one of our favourite Lanzarote beaches. The walk then returns via a track which goes along about a third of the way up the high cliffs that dominate the wild and rugged beach of Playa de Famara.
The far end of this beach is easily the nicest since it is really unspoilt - you can reach it by car by taking the coast road out of Caleta de Famara which goes directly towards the cliffs.
Where the road forks go left and follow the road as it passes by the outside of some houses to reach a t-junction. From here the road becomes a bumpy and sometimes pot-holed track - turn sharp left and follow the track fairly steeply down to reach the beach and pick your spot.
You can park just off the track anywhere along the beach - if you are really lucky you will find plenty of vacant rock wind-breaks available - usually the beach is quite deserted
during the week. We have enjoyed quite a few naturist afternoons swimming, sunbathing as well as going off and wandering around on this wild Lanzarote Beach. Facing the sea head right along the track (or the beach if you prefer walking on sand and the tide is out). When you
pass an old derelict building the track goes up quite steeply for a while and reaches a t-junction. Turn left and follow this track down and around as it hugs the cliffs and ends up at a small pebble beach. (if you have walked along the beach then pick the track up here for your return).
Return back as far as the t-junction but this time keep straight on and follow this track as it goes up into the cliffs a little and then continues right along the cliffs - passing a couple of buildings - and eventually end up at a track junction.
Turn right and follow the track back down to the beach and your car and perhaps force yourself
to keep your sun-bathing appointment in your wind-break.
Turn right and follow the road with Montana de Tenza on your left and fields on your right to walk towards Tinajo - look out for the caves in the side of the Montana. Eventually walk into the outskirts of Tinajo and continue to the main road - cross this road and head right and shortly note a supermarket on the corner of a road junction - turn left and head out of Tinajo.
Ignore turnings to left and right and stay on this road (you will shortly see another quite busy main road running parallel on your left - you do not want to be on it). Once past houses you come to a cemetery on the right and shortly after this some sort of builders merchant's site (?) on your left - continue past these to arrive a road fork, take the right hand fork and follow this up hill
to a saddle - you will see the military aerials etc up on Montana Tinache high above you on your right. Cross the saddle and continue on the same road as it turns back and completes a semi-circle of the Montana and heads back along as a nice little stone-wall line road towards Mancha Blanca. As the church becomes visible turn left to take a tarmac'd lane which cuts across to the main road - turn right and follow this back to the church.
Visiting the tiny Canary Island of La Graciosa and taking a walk there.
The small Canary Island of La Graciosa lies close to the northern coast of Lanzarote and is reached by a shortish (25 minutes usually) ferry ride from Orzola.
At the time of our holiday the boat was leaving Orzola at 10am, 12 midday and 5pm daily and from Caleta del Sebo in La Graciosa at 8am, 11am and 4pm - this of course is liable to change so should be checked before turning up. The ferry itself is a twin-hulled boat (only takes passengers) - and you have to admire the seamanship as they bring the boat very very close to the rocks and into Orzola harbour -
there is a very narrow channel for them to use and the sea just there seems always to be very rough. We could not find anywhere near the harbour in Orzola to buy any bread rolls etc but fortunately Caleta del Sebo (on the island) has a few restaurants, a small supermarket and a nice baker's shop selling
rolls and of cakes (this is just to to the left of the supermarket on the corner).
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