Hiking Week

El Hierro in one week

in a guided group

El Hierro in one week

885 € per person

Walking week from 5th to 12th of November 2022<< 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

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

  • Duration:   8 days

  • Level:     Niveau 2

 

(Guaranteed group size from 6 persons)

with 7 nights hotel stay

Choose dates and book now !!

from 10 to 17 September 2022 · Full

from 5 to 12 November 2022 · Available

from 18 to 25 February 2023 · Available

from 15 to 22 April 2023 · Available

from 03 to 10 June 2023 · Available

Cancellation Policy
– Up to 14 days before the date of arrival, 100% refund without justifying reasons.
– Between 13 and 7 days before the arrival date, 75% refund or free of charge dates change.
– Between 6 and 3 days before the arrival date, 50% refund or free of charge dates change.
48 hours before the arrival date, 0% refund or date change with 20% 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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Travel Insurance

Take out a Cancellation Insurance for your trip just for a few pounds and get a full refund of everything you would have paid, including your flights.

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.

What do customers say about us?

antonio urbiola
antonio urbiola
2022-07-15
Una visita a La Palma increible, hemos disfrutado de travesías diarias, un lujo que te lleven al lugar de inicio y te recojan puntualmente de vuelta al hotel, tranquilidad de tener todo bien organizado y un teléfono al que llamar en caso de dudas...Gracias a Natour y en nuestro caso a Alberto por su amabilidad y cercanía. INOLVIDABLE . Muy recomendable conocer esta isla con traslados organizados.
Indielarma
Indielarma
2022-06-19
Completed the 6 day Trails of La Palma tour with Natour last week. Some truly unforgettable hikes through amazingly varied and beautiful terrain. Organisation was great with taxi pickups and details of local buses where needed to get us back to our accommodation. The views from the Roque de los Muchachos was out of this world. The trails are tough with some serious climbs but if you’ve done the training this is a real bucket list experience.
Sarah Braungart
Sarah Braungart
2022-06-12
Excellent experience - helped me organise transport for GR131 through La Palma which can be tricky at times! Very helpful, quick to respond, flexible and it all worked out perfectly. Thank you! Can only recommend!
Ana Navarro Rodes
Ana Navarro Rodes
2022-06-04
Visitar El Hierro con Natour ha sido todo un acierto, muy profesionales. Han organizado un viaje que ha superado todas mis expectativas. Me he sentido atendida y cuidada en todo momento. Muy buena organización, planificación del viaje y de sus rutas, las cuales hemos realizado con unos extraordinarios guías que nos han enseñado lugares increíbles. Todo esto ha hecho de éste, un viaje inolvidable. Sin duda, volveré a confiar en vosotros para futuros viajes. Muchísimas gracias por la experiencia.
Birgit BJ
Birgit BJ
2022-05-31
The one week’s hike at El Hierro not only fulfilled my expectations, it went way beyond. The nature is astonishing, varied: mystical and misty woods, lava landscapes that look like huge piles of coal, lava with beautiful patterns, breathtaking views, sunrise and sunset at the deep-blue Ocean, and meadows looking like cut out of an English landscape. The routes were carefully chosen and covered all parts of the island. Never too long or too short, or too difficult. The local guide is a true goldmine of knowledge about nature, plants, geology, volcanology, legends, and history. The hotels were quiet and clean. A perfect holiday. I am already planning to go back.
JOSE MIGUEL MEZQUITA
JOSE MIGUEL MEZQUITA
2022-05-09
Excelente operador para ayudarte a planificar tu visita a este extraordinario lugar. Atentos y profesionales, si quieres moverte por la isla y conocerla a fondo lo mejor que puedes hacer es ponerte en manos de Alberto, que además es encantador. En La Palma en general y en esta empresa en particular uno nota un gusto por el trato y un deseo de que los visitantes disfruten y conozcan el lugar (y no sólo de que gasten dinero) que en otros destinos más concurridos y “maleados” de nuestro país desgraciadamente hace tiempo que ya no existe. Imposible recomendarles con más convencimiento.
Milana Tiahur
Milana Tiahur
2022-04-23
I booked 5 tours. 2 tours were cancelled, one of them was cancelled at 10pm the day before. I’m traveling around the islands and planned my stay in La palma based on these tours which was quite sad. The tours I’ve visited were nice and professional, no doubts

5 Rutas clave en una semana en un pequeño grupo:

  • Destination
  • Included
    in/out Airport transfer
    Guide
    Half board accommodation
    Liability and accidents insurance
    Local flights + Ferry
    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
    Luggage transfer
    Lunch
    Maps and printed descriptions
    snack
    Tasting
    Transfer by ship
    Traslado en 4x4
    Two nights in a hotel
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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)
 
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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)
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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)
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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)


 
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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)
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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)
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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

The cost of the flights between Tenerife-El Hierro-Tenerife are included in our package. We will provide you the corresponding locator.

If you have bought these flights on your own, we will deduct the corresponding amount: (45 € each way = 90 € in total).

ERGO-Versicherung

CANCELLATION INSURANCE

Take out Cancellation Insurance for your trip for few Pounds and ensure you get a full refund of everything you paid, including your flights.

Valid in more than 35 different cases for health, legal, labour or extraordinary reasons.