3 stages

El Hierro GR131

INDEPENDENT SHORT TRIP

El Hierro GR131

398 € 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!

5 days and 3 nights walking along the GR131 of El Hierro:

 

Includes 4 nights in strategic accommodation, breakfast included. 3 days on tour walking along the GR131 of El Hierro in 3 stages, on your own. All necessary transfers for each route.

 

1st stage: from Tamaduste to San Andrés (13 Km)

2nd stage: from San Andrés to the Ermita de la Virgen de Los Reyes (20,5 Km)

3rd stage: from Sabinosa to the Faro de Orchilla (10,5 Km)

MAPA El Hierro GR131

SELF GUIDED hiking tours

any date is possible:

Difficulty

Niveau 4

 

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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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traslados en bus y taxi

taxi or bus transfers

transfers to each stage, by taxi or public bus

Hotel Boomerang

accommodations

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

What does this programme include?

  • Accommodations – 4 nights stay in different charming hotels, B&B
  • Videoconference information – personalised information by video-talk on your arrival day
  • Information material – maps to be picked up at the hotel reception, upon arrival
  • GPX Tracs – to follow your tourss with your mobile device
  • Taxi transfers – all necessary transfers for each route
  • Support 24h – we keep permanently in touch with you throughout your stay to solve any problem or doubt you may have

 

Any arrival date is possible 

You decide your travel dates and programme start. However, we must first request availability to the accommodations.

To do so, please fill up the contact form and send it to us.  We will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

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

IDEA: Interspersing a rest day between each stage can help you to successfully complete this programme.

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    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 EL HIERRO are not included.

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    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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    GR131 from El Hierro

    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 .

    • 1st stage: from Tamaduste to San Andrés
    • 2nd stage: from San Andrés to the Hermitage of the Virgen de Los Reyes
    • 3rd stage: from Sabinosa to Orchilla Lighthouse

    Total route, on foot: 43.5 km .

     

    Do not miss out on visiting the spectacular GR131 of El Hierro !! We are waiting for you.

    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 the GR 131 in El Hierro 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.

    • Destination
    • Included
      Bed & Breakfast accommodation
      Arrival transfer
      Liability and accidents insurance
      Luggage transfer
      Maps and printed descriptions
      Transfers by taxi and regular bus
    • Not Included
      4WD transfer
      access permissions
      Aperitivo
      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 to El Hierro

    Transfer to the hotel Boomerang in Valverde.
    Accommodation + breakfast:   Hotel Boomerang or similar (Valverde)
    2
    Day 2

    1st Stage - from Tamaduste to San Andrés

    After a short transfer to Tamaduste, located by the sea, the first stage of GR 131 begins upwards to San Andrés. 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 4 13 km | +1077 m / -41 m


    Accommodation + breakfast:   Hotel Lua or similar (El Pinar)
    3
    Day 3

    2nd Stage - San Andrés to the Ermita Virgen de Los Reyes

    After breakfast short transfer to San Andrés to continue the route 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 Pico de Malpaso, the highest point on El Hierro, at 1501 metres. From there you have an extraordinary 360º view, with the islands of Tenerife, La Gomera and La Palma on the horizon. 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, the end point of this stage. A taxi awaits to take us back to the hotel in El Pinar for a well-deserved rest after more than 7 hours of walking.

    20,5 km | + 509 m / -855 m


    Accommodation + breakfast:  Hotel Lua or similar (El Pinar)
    4
    Day 4

    3rd Stage -

    Sabinosa - Faro de Orchilla

    The 3rd stage corresponds to the Ruta del Meridiano, so called because it ends at the legendary Orchilla Lighthouse. A short transfer takes us to Sabinosa from where we follow the winding road until we reach the Ermita Ermita de la Virgen de Los Reyes. Once there, we take the GR 131 downhill all the way to the Lighthouse. The road crosses areas of enclosures with goats and sheep. This is a landscape of recent volcanic origin, with little vegetation and lashed by violent winds. When we reach the lighthouse area, we can visit the Zero Meridian Monument and the Cueva del Acantilado, a volcanic tube some 400 metres long that can be accessed from the lighthouse and ends in a cliff. There the taxi awaits us again to return to Pozo de La Salud.

    Niveau 3 10,5 km | +575 m / -785 m


    Accommodation + breakfast:  Hotel Lua or similar (El Pinar)
    5
    Day 5

    Departure

    Transfer on your own to the airport for departure or extension of your stay in El Hierro.

    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.

    PRICES / SERVICES

    Price from: 398 € per person  in price included:
    • 4 nights accommodation with breakfast
    • Airport transfer on arrival
    • 3 Hiking tours
    • Taxi transfers and regular bus transfers
    • Luggage transfer, maps and printed descriptions
    • Online video conference and infos
    The price do NOT include:
    • Flight/Ferry from/to your country to El Hierro
    • Departure transfer
    Price per person: (double room): 398 € Single supplement: +185 €

    ACCOMMODATIONS

    according to availability:

    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 fromGR 131 it is necessary a good physical condition, steady walk andlack 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

    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 La Palma, 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. We do offer wooden walking sticks for free.

    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!

    ¡Important!

    Before formalizing your booking accommodations availability must be requested

    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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