Camino del Guanche

El Hierro trail GR 131

3 stages | self-guided

El Hierro trail GR 131

465 € per person

The GR131 of El Hierro is a route that reproduces the mythical Camino de La Virgen de Los Reyes. A procession that the locals repeat every four years, carrying the image of the island’s patron saint on their shoulders. This pilgrimage is accompanied by popular songs and dances to liven up the route. Experience it now in your own way, in three stages!

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El Hierro trail GR 131

Includes 4 nights in strategic accommodation, breakfast included. 3 days on tour walking along El Hierro trail in 3 stages, on your own. All necessary transfers for each route.

If your stay on El Hierro is for a week, you can optionally choose to add other additional routes. We propose 3 alternative stages along the most representative trails of the island, walking from coast to coast from one end to the other.

El Hierro GR131


arrival to El Hierro

  • arrival transfer on your own
  • 1st night in Valverde > Hotel Boomerang

1st: Tamaduste - San Andrés

  • walking distance:  11,6 km | 7,2 Miles 
  • total climbs: + 1.049 m | + 3441 ft
  • total drops:  – 20 m | – 66 ft
  • 2nd night in Valverde > Hotel Boomerang

2nd: San Andrés - Cruz de Los Reyes

  • walking distance:  10 Km | 6,2 Miles 
  • total climbs: + 382 m | +1253 ft
  • total drops:  – 60 | – 197 ft
  • 3rd night in Sabinosa > Hotel Pozo de La Salud

3rd: Cruz de Los Reyes - Faro of Orchilla

  • walking distance:  16,8 Km | 10,4 Miles 
  • total climbs: + 145 m | +476 ft
  • total drops:  – 1393 m | – 4570 ft
  • 4th night in Sabinosa > Hotel Pozo de La Salud

Optional: Sabinosa - Mirador de Bascos


  • walking distance:  11,6 Km | 7,2 Miles 
  • total climbs: + 874 m | + 2866 ft
  • total drops:  – 883 m | – 2897 ft
  • 5th night in Sabinosa > Hotel Pozo de La Salud

Optional: Camino de Jinama - Mirador de la Peña


  • walking distance:  13,6 Km | 8,4 Miles 
  • total climbs: + 919 m | +3015 ft
  • total drops:  – 654 m | – 2146 ft
  • 7th night in Sabinosa > Hotel Pozo de La Salud

Optional: San Salvador - Mirador de Isora


  • walking distance:  11 Km | 6,8 Miles 
  • total climbs: + 157 m | +515 ft
  • total drops:  – 635 m | – 2083 ft
  • 6th night in Sabinosa > Hotel Pozo de La Salud

departure day

  • departure transfer to the airport on your own


Niveau 3
This programme is for you if you are in excellent physical condition; if you can cover steep slopes and have no vertigo or health problems; if you regularly do long walks and consider yourself a good sportsman, love nature and are respectful of the environment.   
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Do you only want to do a few stages?

You already have an accommodation and want to do only part of Camino del Guanche in El Hierro. Thenn, tell us which stages you prefer and we will organise the transfers and give you all the necessary information.

FLEXIBLE PACKAGE: you can rearrange the stages in order to fit days off in between them. We adapt to your prerogatives.

WARNING: The route in stages along the GR131 requires good physical condition and walking safety and is only suitable for regular walkers.

Well-signposted trails

transfers included (taxi and/or regular bus) to/from your accommodation

Order our telescopic poles for 14 € each.

traslados en bus y taxi

taxi or bus transfers

transfers to each stage, by taxi or public bus

El Hierro Pozo Salud Balneario


small charming hotels, with breakfast (more information in Hotels tab)

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3 stages of approx. 10-12 km each and 3 optional stages, to cross El Hierro from north to south and from east to west along the Camino del Guanche.

What does this programme include? 

con AlojamientoAccommodations – 4 nights stay in different charming hotels, B&B


Videoconference information – personalised information by video-talk on your arrival day 

mapaInformation material – maps to be picked up at the hotel reception, upon arrival 

ICONO GPXGPX Tracs – to follow your tourss with your mobile device

Taxi transfers – all necessary transfers for each route

ICONO 24h-ServiceSupport 24h – we keep permanently in touch with you throughout your stay to solve any problem or doubt you may have


Choose your dates now and book your trip !

ICONO EQUIPAJEBooking: With a firts payment of 150 €, book now and guarantee your trip. We will confirm your reserve within 24 hours. But in the case of accommodations  unavailability, we will refund the paid amount or propose alternative dates. 

ICONO CalendarioAny arrival date is possible – you decide the dates you want to do this programme. We just need to check first the availability in the different accommodations.


Combine it with other islands

Do you want to include other islands in your trip? We can help you with ferry transfers or domestic flights between the islands


The Guanches were the ancient inhabitants of the Canary Islands until the arrival of the Spaniards. The Guanche population is of Berber origin and it is assumed that they arrived on the islands around 1800 years ago. They developed differently on each island, so they have been given different names depending on the island: Benahoritas on La Palma; Bimbaches on El Hierro; Guanches on Tenerife and La Gomera…

But their way of life and customs were similar: they lived by herding, berry picking and local fishing. They lived in caves and did not know how to use metals. They did not sail, so there was no interaction between the tribes on the different islands.

In their journeys on foot with their herds, they used paths and trails previously marked by the animals. They used these trails to reach places suitable for grazing, crossed deep ravines and maintained relations with the various menceyatos of each island.

Today these trails are for the enjoyment of contemporary hikers and have technical designations such as GR 130 or GR 131. But we, in homage to those hardened hikers of the past, prefer to call them…

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    What does this trip include?
    • Accommodation with breakfast
    • Taxi transfers & public bus transfers
    • GPX Tracs
    • Support 24h
    What is NOT included?

    Flights to and from your home city to La Palma are not included.

    Transfers Airport-Hotel-Airport on arrival and departure days

    If you have difficulty loading your walking poles on the flight, we can provide you with our telescopic poles for €14 each.

    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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    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.

    El Hierro - Sabinar
    El Hierro GR131
    El Hierro Sur

    El Hierro has remained hidden from mass tourism. The island is one of the best kept treasures of the Canary Islands archipelago. And it is this particularity that gives it the quality of offering the most spectacular hiking routes and the most surprising landscapes in the archipelago.

    To walk El Hierro trail GR 131 is to go back to its cultural origins. The route follows the same itinerary that the people of El Hierro follow every four years in a devout procession with their virgin: the Virgen de Los Reyes.  

    Other routes on El Hierro

    The routes along the coast come across forests of perpetual mist that create a paradoxical contrast of temperatures, vegetation and an atmosphere straight out of a fairytale.

    These laurisilva 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, from where we can observe the island of Tenerife with its spectacular Pico del Teide.

    El Hierro trail GR 131

    For a 5-day getaway, discover the most spectacular hiking route in three stages.

    Along the GR131 you will cross the Cumbres de El Hierro walking from coast to coast from one end to the other. You will reach the highest peak on the island, the Pico del Mal Paso , and you will discover the mythical Hermitage of the Virgen de Los Reyes , and the legendary Orchilla Lighthouse .

    Total route, on foot: 43.5 km .

    Do not miss out on visiting the spectacular El Hierro trail GR 131  !! We are waiting for you.


    … if you already have your accommodation on El Hierro and you only want to do some of the stages of Camino del Guanche


    1.- Tell us which stages you prefer to do and where on the island you are staying.

    2.- We take care of organising your transfers and providing you with all the necessary information.

    3.- We will send you a proposal that meets your requirements as soon as possible.

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

    Arrival in El Hierro

    Transfer (by your own) to Valverde.
    Accommodation + breakfast: Hotel Boomerang or similar (Valverde)
    Day 2

    Valverde El Hierro1st Stage - from Tamaduste to San Andrés

    By the sea, in the idyllic enclave of Tamaduste, the ascent of this first stage of the GR 131 to San Andres begins. The vegetation on the first stretch of the coast is made up of beautiful tabaibales, which will disappear as the ascent continues. The profile of the road is steep and the ascent is rapid. When you reach Valverde, the capital of El Hierro with a population of just 1,600, you will have reached an altitude of 900 metres. The sea of mist is present and forces the temperature to drop.
    The path continues between fayas and heather and climbs steadily up to San Andrés. We are in the area of influence of the trade winds and on the way we can see La Gorona del Viento, a self-generating electricity generating plant that covers the demand of the whole island. The village of Tiñor is located at the base of the Herreña plateau and foretells our arrival at the end of the first stage.
    Shortly after, the agricultural village of San Andrés appears, 1100 metres above sea level, where we will find shelter after this first stage on the GR 131.
    Niveau 3  13 km | +1077 m / -41 m
    Accommodation + breakfast: Hotel Boomerang  (Valverde)
    Day 3

    El Hierro GR1312nd Stage - San Andrés to Cruz de Los Reyes

    After a frugal breakfast in the village bar, the route continues towards La Llanía. The ascent is now moderate and crosses enclosures with livestock and fields of crops that are now abandoned. We reach the cliff from where the whole area of El Golfo stretches out at our feet.
    The GR 131 skirts the cliff and continues its ascent to Cruz de Los Reyes an extraordinary 360º view, with the islands of Tenerife, La Gomera and La Palma on the horizon.
    A taxi awaits to take us to the hotel in Pozo de la Salud (El Golfo) for a well-deserved rest after more than 7 hours of walking.
    Niveau 3   10 km | + 382 m / - 60 m
    Accommodation + breakfast: Hotel Balneario Pozo de La Salud
    Day 4

    3rd Stage -

    Cruce de Los Reyes - Faro de Orchilla The 3rd stage corresponds to the initial part of the pilgrimage, which is repeated every four years. After a brief transfer to Cruz de Los Reyes, the ascent continues to Pico de Malpaso, the highest point on El Hierro, at 1501 metres.
    Little by little the path descends until it reaches the Cruz de Los Humilladeros, from where it begins a steep descent that takes us to the Ermita de La Virgen de Los Reyes. After visiting the church our the path now leads steadily downhill over wide areas and through lava formations to the lighthouse of Orchilla, which marks the end of the Old World and also the end of the Camino de Guanche.
    There the taxi awaits us again to return to Pozo de La Salud.
    Niveau 4   16,8 km | + 145 m / - 1393 m
    Accommodation + breakfast: Hotel Balneario Pozo de La Salud
    Day 5


    Transfer (by  your own) to the airport for departure.


    The GR131 of El Hierro: a programme designed for experienced hikers who wish to explore the most emblematic routes of El Hierro. A three-stage route that offers various levels of difficulty determined by the length of the route. We have designed a route of 5 days and 4 nights, divided into 3 stages with daily milestones that will allow you to conquer one of the most unique hiking routes in the Canary Islands. On these treks you will have the appropriate technical and logistical support and on each route the most convenient accommodation in El Hierro.

    FLEXIBLE PROGRAMME: you can rearrange the stages in order to fit days off in between them. We adapt it to your wishes.


    arrival in El Hierro

    • arrival transfer on your own
    • 1st night in Valverde > Hotel Boomerang

    1st: Tamaduste - San Andrés

    • walking distance: 11,6 Km
    • total climbs:  + 1.049 m
    • total drops: - 20 m
    • 2nd night in Valverde > Hotel Boomerang

    2nd: San Andrés - Cruz de Los Reyes

    • walking distance: 10 Km
    • total climbs: + 382 m
    • total drops:  - 60 m
    • 3rd night in Sabinosa > Hotel Pozo de La Salud

    3rd: Cruz de Los Reyes - Faro de Orchilla

    • walking distance: 16,8 Km
    • total climbs:  + 145 m
    • total drops: - 1.393 m
    • 4th night in Sabinosa > Hotel Pozo de La Salud

    Optional: Sabinosa - Mirador de Bascos


    • walking distance:  11,6 Km
    • total climbs: + 874 m
    • total drops: - 883 m
    • 5tf night in Sabinosa > Hotel Pozo de La Salud

    Optional: Camino de Jinama - Mirador de La Peña


    • walking distance: 13,6 Km
    • total climbs: + 919 m
    • total drops: - 654 m
    • 6th night in Sabinosa > Hotel Pozo de La Salud

    Optional: San Salvador - Mirador de Isora


    • walking distance: 11 Km
    • total climbs: + 157 m
    • total drops:  - 635 m
    • 7th night in Sabinosa > Hotel Pozo de La Salud

    departure day

    • airport transfer on your own

    We certify your stages on the

    Camino del Guanche

    Get the T-shirt with logo and inscriptions that certify your itinerary along EL HIERRO's Camino del Guanche after completing the stages.

    We will send it to you at the end of your trip (*) together with a named certificate, to be displayed wherever you want.

    (*) Free shipping by regular mail. When you make your reservation you only have to tell us your size and shipping address.

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      Price from: 465 € per person (3 stages)


      • 4 nights accommodation with breakfast
      • 3 Hiking days through the GR 131
      • Taxi transfers and regular bus transfers
      • Luggage transfer, maps and printed descriptions
      • Meeting on arrival day

      The price does NOT include:

      • Flight  to/from El Hierro
      • Transfer on arrival and departure, airport-hotel-airport

      Single supplement: +370 €


      According to availability:

      • Hotel Boomerang (Valverde)
      • Hotel Pozo de Salud (Sabinosa)


      Additional overnights

      It is also possible to book some additional days, before or after the hiking week, or an additional week to relax.


      To successfully achieve the 3 stages from GR 131 it is necessary a good physical condition, steady walk and lack of vertigo. According to the year season, temperatures can be extreme (hot and/or cold). Therefore, it is necessary to have suitable warm clothes permanently, to be removed as layers if necessary. Some parts of this trail include passages with slippery loose stone. Although most of this trail is roomy enough, certain sections are quite aerial and require caution. Using hiking poles is highly recommended.


      El Hierro has a well signposted network of trails. All sections where from our tours are perfectly marked. In addition to the detailed map of El Hierro, you will get from us precise indications of each route and assistance from the hotline on your walks.

      We recommend

      Appropriate hiking clothing and sturdy footwear. During the tours, it is necessary to have food and drink enough, as well as sun protection, a cap, wind jacket and, in the winter months, warm clothing.


      The program is suitable for single travelers, although it is subject to an additional charge.

      Luggage transfer

      We move your luggage from one accommodation to next, so on your hikes you should only carry a backpack with the essentials of the day. For the whole trip, it is recommendable to use a single suitcase, not bigger than 20 kg.

      You can book at any date!

      Price do not include flights, dinners, and picnics. You can book at any date!


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      Do you have any questions? I am happy to help you. I will answer any questions you may have!

      Fly to TENERIFE from anywhere:

      Tenerife North Airport (TFN), is the convenient airport to connect with your local flight to the island of El Hierro (VDE). Although 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


      Tenerife - El Hierro connection

      flight nr

      07:55 - 08:35 
      10:00 - 10:40
      12:20 - 13:00
      14:35 - 15:15
      16:45 - 17:25


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


      El Hierro - Tenerife connection

      flight nr

      08:55 - 09:35
      11:10 - 11:50
      13:25 - 14:05
      15:45 - 16:25
      17:50 - 18:30


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