Camino del Guanche

El Hierro GR 131

3 stages | self-guided

El Hierro GR 131

465 € per person

3 stages of ◆Camino del Guanche◆ Including transport of luggage & persons, maps, descriptions & GPX-files – Difficulty: ▲▲▲△△

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El Hierro Mirador 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.

full itinerary from 3 stages:  38,4 KmICONO Distancia
total climbs: △  1576 mts 
total drops: ▽  1473 mts

STAGES AND ACCOMMODATION: 

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

departure day or extension to one week

  • departure transfer to the airport on your own
  • extension to one week, with 3 optional walks

Optional: Sabinosa - Mirador de Bascos

OPTIONAL 1:

  • 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

OPTIONAL 2:

  • 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

OPTIONAL 3:

  • 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

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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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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

accommodations

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

senderismo en el hierro

stages

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 Alojamiento Accommodations – 4 nights stay in different charming hotels, B&B

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ICONO - VIDEOCONFERENCIA

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

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

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

Taxi transfers – all necessary transfers for each route

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

 

Senderismo independiente en Canarias

Choose your dates now and book your trip !

ICONO EQUIPAJE Any 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.

ICONO Calendario Booking: 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.

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Get in advance !!  …and get a 6% discount for bookings made 90 days before the arrival date.

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Get in advance !!  …and get a 6% discount for bookings made 90 days before the arrival date.

4 | 3 stages | 5 days:
  465 € per person in double room – 2 persons

 

7 | 3 stages + 3 optional walks | 8 days:
  745 € xper person in double room – 2 persons

4 | 3 stages | 5 days:
|   Supplement for single room use (and 3rd person): + 125 €

7 | 3 stages + 3 optional walks | 8 days:
|   Supplement for single room use (and 3rd person): + 235 €

4 | 3 stages | 5 days:
  Solo Traveller (1 person only):  835 €

 

7 | 3 stages + 3 optional walks | 8 days:
  Solo Traveller (1 person only):  1.255 €

Combine it with other islands

Want to include other islands in your trip? You will save on ferry transfers or inter-island flights. We organise free of charge the connections between islands for you!

ABOUT THE GUANCHES

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…

Logo Camino del Guanche Camino del Guanche  

Connect several islands

For more than 2 islands, we organise free of charge the connections between those islands that are arranged consecutively (next to each other).

This offer is not valid for islands with other intervening islands (e.g. La Gomera and Gran Canaria – La Palma and Lanzarote – Fuerteventura and Tenerife).

What does this trip include?
  • Accommodation with breakfast
  • Taxi transfers & public bus transfers
  • GPX Tracs
  • Support 24h
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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.

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    – 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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    El Hierro hiking
    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.

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      • 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
        Aperitivo
        Arrival transfer
        Bebidas
        beverages
        Bicycle rental
        Bus transfers
        Cable-car
        Car Rental
        Courtesy lunch
        field telescope
        Guide
        Half board accommodation
        HAVEN hanging tent
        in/out Airport transfer
        Local flights + Ferry
        Lunch
        snack
        Tasting
        Transfer by ship
        Traslado en 4x4
        Two nights in a hotel
      1
      Day 1

      Arrival in El Hierro

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

      Valverde El Hierro 1st 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)
      3
      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
      4
      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
      5
      Day 5

      Salida

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

      TOUR LOCATION

      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.

      STAGES AND ACCOMMODATION: 

      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

      OPTIONAL

      • 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

      OPTIONAL

      • 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

      OPTIONAL

      • 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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        ACCOMMODATION

        Subject to availability:

        Hotel Boomerang

        HOTEL BOOMERANG

        This is a small family hotel located in the capital of the island, Valverde. It has a simple but comfortable appearance and is run by a friendly staff, who take great care of their guests, going out of their way to attend to their every need. Valverde, with a population of barely 5,000 inhabitants, is a quiet urban centre situated 600 metres above the sea on the eastern side of the island.

        El Hierro - Boomerang

        With only 17 well-appointed rooms, the Boomerang Hotel offers basic breakfast services in a cafeteria attached to the hotel.

        All rooms have a private bathroom and television.

        The setting is ideal for tackling the first stage of the GR 131 and enjoying a peaceful urban atmosphere in the heart of El Hierro.

        BALNEARIO POZO DE LA SALUD

        On the north coast, located in the municipality of Sabinosa, next to the mythical Pozo de La Salud and just a few metres from the Atlantic Ocean, we find the Hotel Balneario Pozo de La Salud. It is a 22-room accommodation with excellent facilities where you can enjoy a pleasant climate by the sea.

        All the rooms offer an excellent view of the sea, with modern equipment and attention to detail. An extraordinary setting that invites you to extend your stay after the last stage of the GR 131.

        El Hierro Pozo Salud Balneario

        BALNEARIO POZO DE LA SALUD

        If you extend your stay, the thermal baths next to the hotel will allow you to relax all the tensions of the days on the road and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere in the surroundings of the hotel.

         

        El Hierro Charco Azul

        Although the hotel has an excellent swimming pool, nearby there are natural water pools such as Charco Azul or La Maceta where you can enjoy a good swim in a pleasant local atmosphere.

        There are also a number of restaurants nearby offering excellent fish specialities.

        PRICES / SERVICES

        rates for bookings less than 90 days in advance

        with 4 | 3 stages | 5 days:

          490 € per person double room - 2 persons
        | Suppl. single room use (...& 3rd person): + 125 €
          Solo Traveller (trip for a solo person):  885 €

        INCLUDE:

          • 4 hotel nights with breakfast
          • 3 Hiking tours on the GR 131 - 3 stages
          • Taxi transfers and regular bus transfers
          • Video-meeting on arrival day

        NOT included:

          • Ferries or flights to/from El Hierro
          • in/out Port/Airport transfer
          • Lunches and dinners

         

        with 7 | 3 stages + 3 optional walks | 8 days:

          790 € per person double room - 2 persons
        | Suppl. single room use (...& 3rd person): + 235 €
          Solo Traveller (trip for a solo person):  1330 €

        INCLUDE:

          • 7 hotel nights with breakfast
          • 3 GR 131 stages + 3 optional walks
          • Taxi transfers and regular bus transfers
          • Video-meeting on arrival day

        NOT included:

          • Ferries or flights to/from El Hierro
          • in/out Port/Airport transfer
          • Lunches and dinners

        BOOKING:

        With a firts payment of 150 € (per person), book now and guarantee your trip. Pay the rest amount 15 days before your arrival date. 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.


        Additional overnights

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


        Difficulty

        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.


        Trails

        The Canary Islands 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.


        Singles

        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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          Miguel

          Travel organisation

          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

          ARRIVAL

          Tenerife - El Hierro connection

          flight nr

          07:55 - 08:35 
          NT655
          10:00 - 10:40
          NT659
          12:20 - 13:00
          NT657
          14:35 - 15:15
          NT663
          16:45 - 17:25
          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 connection

          flight nr

          08:55 - 09:35
          NT656
          11:10 - 11:50
          NT662
          13:25 - 14:05
          NT658
          15:45 - 16:25
          NT664
          17:50 - 18:30
          NT674
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