Hiking Week

El Hierro in one week

in a guided group

El Hierro in one week

885 € per person

Walking week from 15th to 22th of April 2023<< Hiking programme to discover Isla del Meridiano on foot and get to know the island from different angles and through a wide variety of landscapes. Our routes have an affordable level and also allow you to enjoy the beach atmosphere in such wonderful enclaves as Charco Azul or the pools of La Maceta. Our group will stay for a week in a small charming hotel in El Golfo, in the north of the island but central and convenient to avoid excessive transfers. Our guide will show you the most peculiar corners of a still unknown island, but which synthesizes all the beauty of the Canary Islands.

5 Key Routes in 1 Week in a small group: 

Includes 7 nights in small charming hotels, breakfast & dinner included; 5 hiking tour in El Hierro with guide and the necessary transfers for each tour (also arrival & departure transfers).

1.- The Water Trail and the Garoé Tree

2.- San Salvador Hermitage and Isora viewpoint

3.- The south and Last Volcanoes Route

4.- The forest trail: El Morcillo – Malpaso

5.- The World’s End Route

Mapa El HIerro en 1 semana

Walking holidays in a GUIDED GROUP

Group size:      min. guaranteed 6 / max. 14 Persons


Duration:   8 days


Hotels: 


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This walking holiday is for you if you like walking and this is something you do on a regular basis; you are in decent physical shape with no health problems; you can overcome certain slopes both up and downhill; you love nature and you are respectful of the environment..
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from 15 to 22 April 2023 · Available

from 03 to 10 June 2023 · Available

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– Up to 20 days before the date of arrival, 100% refund without justifying reasons.
– Between 19 and 11 days before the arrival date, 50% refund or free of charge dates change.
– Between 10 and 3 days before the arrival date, 0% refund or free of charge dates change.
48 hours before the arrival date, 0% refund or date change with 50% penalty of total amount.
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What does this trip include?
  • Half board accommodation (breakfast + dinner)
  • All transfers by air-conditioned minibus, with a guide
  • 5 group trekking routes on El Hierro
  • Visitor Centres and sites with paid access
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What is NOT included?

flights to and from your home city to El Hierro are not included. However, if you prefer, we can take care of booking your flight to the Canary Islands.

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    Highlights of the trip:

    Garoé tree and centuries-old laurel forests

    Surprising volcanic landscapes, giant lizards, spectacular lookout points

    Gastronomy of El Hierro: lunches in typical restaurants after each route.

    Why El Hierro?

     

    Rarely will you see El Hierro in the all-inclusive, bracelet-wearing package tours. You won’t struggle to find a spot to lay your towel or try to dodge hordes of teenagers shouting in the streets.

    El Hierro has remained at the back of industrial tourism and stands as the best kept treasure of the Canary Islands archipelago. This particularity gives the island the marvellous quality of having the most unspoilt hiking trails and breathtaking scenery in the whole of the Atlantic.

    From the southern coasts with their recent volcanic past and majestic cliffs, we can walk through the most picturesque villages in the world with beautiful narrow streets that seem frozen in a time of bucolic melancholy.

    These sceneries give us a front row seat to one of the most beautiful sunsets on the planet with a clear sky and an infinite horizon reflecting the reds of the evening on the turquoise mirror of the ocean.

    The hiking tours in a group at El Hierro

     

    The coastal routes meet forests of perpetual mist that create a paradoxical contrast of temperatures, vegetation and an atmosphere straight out of a fairy tale.

    These laurel forests have awakened the popular imagination and have woven the most incredible stories about what is engulfed under the protection of the centenary trees of La Llanía.

    If we take the routes that take us to the northern end of the island we will soon come across the natural wall that protects El Hierro and creates a quasi lunar landscape of magnificent plains in its valleys. The gentle hills reward us with one of the most impressive, beautiful and evocative views in the whole world: the roof of El Hierro.

    • Destination
    • Included
      in/out Airport transfer
      Guide
      Half board accommodation
      Liability and accidents insurance
      Transfers by taxi and regular bus
    • Not Included
      4WD transfer
      access permissions
      Aperitivo
      Arrival transfer
      Bebidas
      Bed & Breakfast accommodation
      beverages
      Bicycle rental
      Bus transfers
      Cable-car
      Car Rental
      Courtesy lunch
      field telescope
      HAVEN hanging tent
      Local flights + Ferry
      Luggage transfer
      Lunch
      Maps and printed descriptions
      snack
      Tasting
      Transfer by ship
      Traslado en 4x4
      Two nights in a hotel
    1
    Day 1

     El Hierro map Arrival in El Hierro

    ... and  transfer to the hotel located in the capital  Valverde
    Informative meeting with the guide to know the details of the routes that are going to be done, throughout this week.
    Accommodation + dinner & breakfast: Hotel Boomerang (Valverde)
     
    2
    Day 2

    The Water Trail and the Garoé Tree

    El Hierro charquito Arbol GaroéThe island of El Hierro reflects its history through the water. Your past, your present and your future. This is a tour of the nature of the island that allows us to discover the meaning and importance of water on the island, both in remote times and in the immediate present and future. Walking from San Andrés towards Valverde, we will cross the mythical Garoé and its pools.
    This was a sacred tree for the aborigines of the island, which was said to cry water. Located in a legendary forest in the middle of the route to Valverde.
    And in the afternoon, when the route is over, a visit to the natural pools of El Tamaduste is essential. An exceptional enclave near Valverde to end the day with a refreshing swim and, perhaps, a walk through the Tamaduste lava flows

    Niveau 3   12  km | + 150 m  | - 775 m


    Accommodation + dinner & breakfast: Hotel Boomerang (Valverde)
    3
    Day 3

    San Salvador Hermitage and Isora viewpoint

    El Hierro Mirador IsoraEn route along the edge of the summit, from the Hermitage of San Salvador to the Mirador de Isora. A panoramic route with spectacular views of El Golfo and the other islands: La Palma, La Gomera and Tenerife.
    At an altitude of 1,350 meters above the sea and with an extraordinary view of El Golfo, the path leads us along the edge of the cliff to the east, descending in altitude until we reach the Fireba mountain and the La Llanía viewpoint.
    Through La Llanía we head through ancient hidden volcanoes towards Timbarombo and then descend through the Nisdafe Plateau until we reach the Isora viewpoint.
    A shocking cliff opens at our feet, with vertical drops of up to 600 meters. The vision of Las Playas takes on a dramatic and spectacular aspect at the same time. And in the afternoon, we will try swimming in the natural pools of Las Calcosas.

    Niveau 3    11  km | + 157 m  | - 635 m


    Accommodation + dinner & breakfast: Hotel Boomerang (Valverde)
    4
    Day 4

    The south and Last Volcanoes Route

    El Hierro SurToday we are going to discover the volcanic landscape of the south. From the sunny town of El Pinar, located 800 meters above the sea, our path leads us south, descending to the sea. It is a route in permanent descent crossing a spectacular landscape of recent volcanoes.
    After the obligatory coffee at the bar in the square, Calle La Paz heads downhill, converging with Calle La Hoya. And walking through these streets you will penetrate the magnificent volcanic environment around El Pinar, starting a permanent downhill that will end at El Tacorón Beach.
    Next to this small paradisiacal-looking beach is the Devil's Cave, which is well worth a visit. After a refreshing swim on the beach, the bus takes us back to Tigaday.

    Niveau 2    8  km | + 0 m  | - 749 m


    Accommodation + dinner & breakfast: Hotel Balneario Pozo de La Salud (Sabinosa - El Golfo)
    5
    Day 5

    Rest day

    El Hierro La macetaToday is a free day to recharge, relax and enjoy the extraordinary tranquility of the island. Or take advantage of the splendid pools and natural pools located along the coast of El Golfo, such as Charco Azul , or La Maceta . Accommodation + dinner & breakfast:Hotel Balneario Pozo de La Salud (Sabinosa - El Golfo)


     
    6
    Day 6

    The forest trail: El Morcillo - Malpaso

    Vista hasta La Palma desde El HIerroToday's trail begins at Hoya del Morcillo to ascend towards the peaks, crossing beautiful century-old pine forests and reaching remote fayales and heather in magical ways.
    A beautiful forest of large centuries-old pines makes its way on our descent until we reach the Hoya del Morcillo. This is a recreational and camping area located between volcanic cones, very close to the town of El Pinar.
    From this point the ascent back to the summit begins, passing through the Cueva del Mocán. Shortly before reaching the Cruz de Los Reyes, it is surprising to find some dense forests with enormous laurels, fayas and heathers, which were used in the past to produce charcoal.
    Now the trail is part of the "Camino de la Virgen" (GR 131) running along the edge of the El Hierro summit and enjoying exceptional views of both sides of the island.

    Niveau 2    10,5 km | + 500 m  | - 465 m


    Accommodation + dinner & breakfast: Hotel Balneario Pozo de La Salud (Sabinosa - El Golfo)
    7
    Day 7

    The World's End Route

    El Hierro - SabinarSabinosa is the westernmost town in El Golfo. It is located on a slope 300 meters above the sea. A path starts from there to wind its way up the cliff to the edge, with spectacular views of the semicircle that makes up El Golfo.
    The route continues towards the Mirador de Bascos, located on a cliff 600 meters above the sea, with superb views over El Golfo, La Gomera and La Palma.
    And after a brief break, we return to the path to the Hermitage of the Virgen de Los Reyes, patron saint of the island of El Hierro. The trail borders the Montaña de las Cuevas where we find the characteristic junipers in impossible shapes dotting the path.
    The bus transports us back to the hotel crossing the majestic landscape of recent volcanoes in the west of El Hierro.

    Niveau 3    10 km | + 780 m  | - 370 m


    Accommodation + dinner & breakfast: Hotel Balneario Pozo de La Salud (Sabinosa - El Golfo)
    8
    Day 8

    Departure

    Transfer to El Hierro airport for departure or extension of stay for a week of relaxation.

    TOUR LOCATION

    Discover the 5 most characteristic routes of El Hierro by participating in this guided group in the first week of May.

    PRICES / SERVICES

    Price per person 885 € in double room
    • The price includes:
      • 7 nights accommodation with breakfast & dinner
      • 5 stunning guided walks
      • Information on arrival
      • Transfers in exclusive minibus
    • The price does NOT include:
      • Flight/Ferry from/to your country to El Hierro
      • Lunches
    Single Supplement: +245 €

    ACCOMMODATIONS:



    Additional overnight stays

    It is also possible to book some additional overnight stays, before or after the trekking week, or an additional week for relaxation.

    Difficulty

    The hiking week is moderate. It is not suitable for people who suffer from vertigo as some trails run through narrow passages. Some sections of the trail may be slippery due to loose stones and/or wet spots, especially in rainy weather. To participate and enjoy the routes, it is essential to be in good health and physical condition.

    Trails

    The Canary Islands have a well-marked network of trails. All the stretches along which our routes run are perfectly marked. In addition to precise indications, you will receive a detailed map of the island.

    We recommend

    Suitable hiking clothes and sturdy footwear. During the hikes, it is necessary to have enough food and drink, as well as sun protection, a hat, light windbreaker and in the winter months warm clothing. Chestnut poles are available free of charge.

    Individuals

    The programme is suitable for individual travellers, but is subject to a supplement.

    Luggage transfer

    We take care of the transfer of luggage from one accommodation to the next, so that during the routes you only need to carry a backpack with the essentials for the day. For the whole trip, it is best to have a single suitcase with no more than 20 kg.

     

    Fly to TENERIFE from anywhere:

    Tenerife North Airport (TFN), is the convenient airport to connect with our local flight to the island of El Hierro (VDE). lthough there are also connections to El Hierro from Gran Canaria (LPA)

    In order to optimize your flight to TENERIFE, we inform you of the local flight schedules from Tenerife to El Hierro, of Binter Canarias local airline

    ARRIVAL

    Tenerife - El Hierro

    Flight nr

    07:55 - 08:35 
    NT655
    10:00 - 10:40
    NT659
    11:00 - 11:40
    NT667
    12:20 - 13:00
    NT657
    14:35 - 15:15
    NT663
    17:35 - 18:15
    NT673

    FIND YOUR FLIGHT TO TENERIFE :

    And on return, available timetables between El Hierro (VDE) and Tenerife (TFN) airport are as follows:

    RETURN

    El Hierro - Tenerife

    Flight nr

    08:55 - 09:35
    NT656
    11:10 - 11:50
    NT662
    13:25 - 14:05
    NT658
    15:45 - 16:25
    NT664
    16:40 - 17:20
    NT672
    18:45 - 19:25
    NT674
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