Atlantic Islands

Atlantic Islands

walk on your own, but all well organised…
Canary Islands walking holidays
from island to island – stage by stage…
available at any date…

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available at any date…

Ruth

NATOUR Team
Organisation and Products

My personal recommendation: 

La Palma FANTASTIC hiking week is so special for me because it offers me the
opportunity to explore La Palma’s various landscapes, such as the lush
green, enchanted laurel forest in the north, as well as the contrasting and
more recent and arid, volcanic south.

I can also learn more about the history of the volcanoes and their eruptions in the past and present…

Isla Bonita : Tajinastes en el Roque de Los Muchachos de La Palma Enjoying the breathtaking view of La Palma and the neighbouring islands
from above is a very special experience. And, if that´s not enough, an overnight stay in the heart of the island (Caldera de Taburiente) allows me to fully enjoy the absolute tranquillity, the unique starry sky and the feeling of being away from it all.

sendero de La Palma a lo largo del GR131 desde el Regugio del Pilar por el Hoyo Negro The icing on the cake, however, is the Volcanoes Route. This is a route in complete contrast to all the previous ones. An extraordinary landscape formed by a volcanic mountain range in constant evolution. A tip: When you get to Fuencaliente, at the end of the route, be sure to try the excellent “almendrados” from Bar Parada. They are really tasty 😊

Further information about this programme can be found at the following link

But if you have any doubts, TEXT ME

Ruth

NATOUR Team
Organisation and Products

My personal recommendation: 

La Palma FANTASTIC hiking week is so special for me because it offers me the
opportunity to explore La Palma’s various landscapes, such as the lush
green, enchanted laurel forest in the north, as well as the contrasting and
more recent and arid, volcanic south.

I can also learn more about the history of the volcanoes and their eruptions in the past and present…

Guanche       Logo Camino del Guanche

Belén

NATOUR Team
Organisation and Products

My personal recommendation: 

Lanzarote con Graciosa en el norteLANZAROTE GR 131 crosses the island from north to south through spectacular landscapes and allows you to enjoy a wide variety of volcanic scenery.

Lanzarote has a wide range of flights at good prices and great connections from anywhere on the mainland.

The inland villages retain their rural character, with a quiet lifestyle, far removed from the hustle and bustle of the island’s tourist centres. With immaculate white houses contrasting with the black of the lava…

Lanzarote-Teguise

The 5 stages of the Camino del Guanche in Lanzarote (GR 131) pass through charming inland villages and towns: Haría, Villa de Teguise, Yaíza…

The landscapes are simply breathtaking, with areas of wine-growing interest such as La Geria, where vines are cultivated in the old-fashioned way, between hollows of picón.

The capital, Arrecife, is a lively and bustling city with a multitude of cafés and restaurants, especially in the area known as El Charco de San Ginés.

Lanzarote - Cesar Manrique - Jameo de Agua

And we must not forget the cultural aspect, thanks to the late artist Cesar Manrique. Different Art Centres make up a very interesting cultural itinerary to complete a week of activity. A tip: on the rest day, you can visit the Cueva de Los Verdes or the Jameos del Agua, among other options. 😊

 

But if you have any doubts, WRITE TO ME

Belén

NATOUR Team
Organisation and Products

My personal recommendation: 

Lanzarote con Graciosa en el norte

LANZAROTE GR 131 crosses the island from north to south through spectacular landscapes and allows you to enjoy a wide variety of volcanic scenery.

Lanzarote has a wide range of flights at good prices and great connections from anywhere on the mainland.

The inland villages retain their rural character, with a quiet lifestyle, far removed from the hustle and bustle of the island’s tourist centres. With immaculate white houses contrasting with the black of the lava.

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Jeanette

NATOUR Team
Organisation and Products

My personal recommendation:

Roque Nublo en Gran Canaria con el programa de Gran Canaria Esencial Hiking GRAN CANARIA is an ideal programme for a getaway to the islands.

Gran Canaria has a wide range of flights at very affordable prices, which makes the island a very attractive destination at any time of the year.

The interior of the island is relatively unknown and has an exuberant nature that invites you to discover by walking. In addition, its orography favours a diversity of microclimates and diverse landscapes…

gr 131 Gran CanariaAll the routes in this programme are spectacular, but I would choose the Water Route to Agaete.

The landscapes are simply breathtaking, with deep ravines and subtropical vegetation favoured by the dams that we will find along the way.

In addition, the Villa de Agaete has a special charm. And in its valley we find old farms where coffee and tropical fruits are still cultivated in the traditional way.

And the icing on the cake is in Gáldar, a town with a rich historical past and the culmination of the Camino de Santiago de Gran Canaria. In the old town (nowadays completely pedestrianised) we find the Hotel Agáldar where we will stay for the last 3 nights. A tip: on your day off, you can visit the various natural pools just a few steps away from Gáldar. They are pools of sea water, clean and crystalline, which invite you to take a refreshing bath. 😊

Further information about this programme can be found at the following link

But if you have any questions, TEXT ME

Jeanette

NATOUR Team
Organisation and Products

My personal recommendation:

Roque Nublo en Gran Canaria con el programa de Gran Canaria Esencial

Hiking GRAN CANARIA is an ideal programme for a getaway to the islands.

Gran Canaria has a wide range of flights at very affordable prices, which makes the island a very attractive destination at any time of the year.

The interior of the island is relatively unknown and has an exuberant nature that invites you to discover by walking. In addition, its orography favours a diversity of microclimates and diverse landscapes.

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combine different islands or visit special places
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      The Canary Islands are a fascinating archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean. This group of islands boasts a unique blend of natural beauty, diverse landscapes, and vibrant cultures.

      The Canary Islands offer a wide range of outdoor activities, making them a perfect destination for adventurers. Whether you want to hike through the lush forests of La Gomera or relax on the pristine beaches of Tenerife, the Canary Islands can provide the ideal setting for your vacation.

      The cuisine of the Canary Islands is as diverse as its landscapes. From the famous “papas arrugadas” (wrinkled potatoes) to the delightful “mojo” sauces.

      The Canary Islands are not just a paradise for tourists; they are also home to a unique ecosystem. The diverse flora and fauna have earned them recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Birdwatchers, in particular, flock to the Canary Islands to catch a glimpse of the rare and beautiful canary bird, which is native to the archipelago.

      In addition to their natural beauty, the Canary Islands have a rich history and cultural heritage. They have been influenced by various civilizations throughout history, including the Guanches, the Spanish, and even pirates. Exploring the historical sites and museums on the Canary Islands is a great way to learn about their fascinating past.

      The Canary Islands are currently in the spotlight due to the recent eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the island of La Palma. Along with the Azores archipelago in the Atlantic and the Hawaiian archipelago in the Pacific, the Canary Islands is an island territory with one of the highest concentrations of volcanoes on Earth.

      The Canary Islands have one of the highest concentrations of volcanoes in the world.

      Denominated as a “Hot Spot”, the Canary Islands’ subsoil hides a fervent activity that from time to time comes to the surface and reminds us that the planet is alive.

      The volcanic eruption of the Canary Islands volcano is a reminder that the planet is alive.

      The eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano is just a small sample of the volcanic ferocity that dominates the seven islands. The estimate of the energy released so far by the eruption of this volcano is similar to all the electrical energy consumed by the archipelago in 35 years.

      But there is no need to worry.

      But don’t forget that the Canary Islands were formed by the eruptions of thousands of underwater volcanoes. The accumulation of volcanic material on each of the islands has allowed us to inhabit these insular spaces today and benefit from their extraordinary conditions.

      The Canary Islands paradise

      In addition to a privileged climate with spring-like temperatures all year round, extraordinary beaches and exuberant vegetation, the mountain ranges of the seven islands are ideal for an activity that is now in vogue all over the world: hiking. Ancient cobbled paths now provide the necessary infrastructure to allow visitors, eager to discover its spectacular nature, to pass through. The contrasts are enormous and the landscapes unbeatable. We will now take you on a brief tour of the best trails in the archipelago.

      El Teide in Tenerife

      It is the third largest volcano in the world. It is also the highest peak in Spain. El Teide, at 3,815 metres, is one of the most important hiking landmarks in the Canary Islands. The Cañadas del Teide offer a perfect high plateau with winding paths and bizarre rock formations. The permanent view of the Teide piton is a memorable natural spectacle. And its ascent up to the rocky peak from Montaña Blanca is a challenge for experienced hikers.

      La Caldera de Taburiente on La Palma

      La Isla Bonita has a crater-shaped heart. With a perimeter of 28 kilometres and a depth of 1,500 metres, the Caldera is one of the largest erosion craters in the world. Its interior is home to a very peculiar endemic flora and fauna, and torrential water flows down its rocks and cliffs to the sea. Walking along its paths from Los Brecitos is one of the island’s greatest attractions. Or be enraptured by its impressive viewpoints, both from Roque de Los Muchachos and from La Cumbrecita.

      Laurel forests in La Gomera

      The Garajonay National Park offers unrepeatable landscapes and magical forests. Time has frozen the island’s relief and the perpetual sea of clouds has nourished its majestic forests.

      Majestic forests.

      Majestic rocks rise on its peaks, forming a spectacular geography of singular beauty. This small island can be traversed from end to end via stunning hiking trails that pass through various microclimates ranging from the most rustic to the most beautiful plains in the world.

      El Hierro, the island of wind

      Also known as the island of the zero meridian, El Hierro offers spectacular and very diverse scenery in a tiny space

      Routes along the coast converge with forests of perpetual mist. And also enormous pine and laurel forests that have woven the most incredible stories about what is engulfed under the protection of the centuries-old trees of La Llanía.

      The island of El Hierro offers spectacular and very diverse scenery in a tiny space.

      The island of El Hierro is made up of a central natural wall that divides and protects the island. The gentle hills of its central plateau offer the most striking, beautiful views. As do its spectacular viewpoints.

      Lanzarote and its volcanoes

      The Timanfaya route is one of the most popular and with different levels of complexity suitable for beginners or expert hikers. Likewise, the routes around the volcano and the malpaís de La Corona are some of the most spectacular in Lanzarote.

      But it’s not just Lanzarote, Tenerife or La Palma that make up the volcanic hiking universe of the Canary Islands. Each and every island has an unsurpassed volcanic past and present.

      From El Hierro to La Graciosa and from Fuerteventura to La Gomera, the Canary Islands are teeming with volcanic activity. Some of these volcanoes are dormant and others have already died out but still retain their majesty.

      Natour

      On the 7 islands of the Canary archipelago NATOUR organises independent hiking trips to walk on your own. But we also organise organised groups with a guide between different islands of the Canary Islands or on a specific island. Do not hesitate to contact us for a personalised proposal.

      Hiking in the Canary Islands

      The Canary Islands

      Hiking in the Canary Islands has become a fundamental activity. In any of the 7 islands there is a network of well-marked trails, with procedures approved by the Spanish Mountaineering Federation.

      In addition, each island has defined a long-distance route, known as the GR, which crosses ancestral paths from one side to the other. In addition, the GR 131 corresponds to an international route linking the islands of the Azores, Madeira and the Canaries.

      GR 131 in the Canary Islands

      The first was the island of La Palma. Its GR 131 is also known as the “Ruta del Bastón” (Cane Route) because of its peculiar route in the shape of a cane. The route starts in Puerto de Tazacorte and climbs up to the highest point of the island, then climbs upwards towards the south. And finally this route ends at the Faro de Fuencaliente lighthouse with a total distance of 66 km.

      Hiking

      Thanks to the mountainous relief of the islands, hiking has become an important tourist activity. For this reason, each island has made the most of its special cultural legacy and its ancient infrastructures in the form of footpaths. Today it is possible to walk the GR 131 in Gran Canaria, Tenerife, La Gomera and El Hierro, as well as La Palma.

      The Routes

      The old paths and royal roads of yesteryear have been redesigned and turned into thematic routes. Some of these routes provide a lot of information about the lifestyle of the people of the Canary Islands in the past. For example, the PR (short distance) paths were the connections between different villages and all the commercial activity revolved around them.