Drive & Walk

El Hierro ESSENTIAL

Self-guided Walking Holidays

El Hierro ESSENTIAL

695 € per person

Hiking week with Car Rental ► Includes maps, descriptions & GPX-files for 6 amazing walks – Difficulty: ▲▲▲△△

Hiking El Hierro

El Hierro Mirador Hiking El Hierro: 6 key walks

Discover the best of El Hierro independently, in one week. Includes 7 nights in 2 small charming hotels with breakfast included. 6 self-guided walks to enjoy an island like no other. Also includes rental car and necessary transfers.

The 6 best walks in El Hierro

One-week trip

car rental included

Waymarked paths + indications

Map of El Hierro and GPX files

small charming hotels:

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

Mietwagen Rent a car coche de alquiler

car rental

All transfers will be done with your rental car. Circular routes with occasional taxi transfers.

accommodation

Includes accommodation & breakfast in two small charming hotels from the island

El Hierro Mirador de las Playas

6 walking tours

of approx. 7 ~ 13 km each to discover the most characteristic features of El Hierro

TOURS AND ACCOMMODATION: 

arrival to El Hierro

  • Car rental pick up at the airport and ownwards transfer to the hotel
  • 1st night in Valverde > Hotel Boomerang

El Mocanal - Pozo de Las Calcosas

  • walking distance:  7 Km
  • total climbs: + 435 m
  • total drops: – 435 m
  • 2nd night in Valverde > Hotel Boomerang

Mirador de Jinama - La Albarrada & El Garoé

  • walking distance:  12 Km
  • total climbs: + 150 m
  • total drops: – 600 m
  • 3rd night in Valverde > Hotel Boomerang

Sabinosa - Ermita Virgen de Los Reyes - Sabinosa

  • walking distance:  13 Km
  • total climbs: + 845 m
  • total drops: – 860 m
  • 4th night in Sabinosa > Hotel Balneario Pozo de la Salud

Ermita San Salvador - El Pinar - Hoya del Morcillo

  • walking distance:      10 Km
  • total climbs: + 480 m
  • total drops: – 480 m
  • 5th night in Sabinosa > Hotel Balneario Pozo de la Salud

Lagartario - Punta Larga - La Maceta

  • walking distance:  7 Km
  • total climbs: + 80 m
  • total drops:  – 145 m
  • 6th night in Sabinosa > Hotel Balneario Pozo de la Salud

Camino El Pinar to El Tacorón

  • walking distance:    8 Km
  • total climbs: + 0 m
  • total drops: – 825 m
  • 7th night in Sabinosa > Hotel Balneario Pozo de la Salud

departure

  • Ownwards transfer to the airport

with 7 nights hotel

Difficulty

Niveau 3
This programme is for you if you usually do sports and have a good physical background; if you can walk steep slopes up and down and don’t have health problems; if you love nature, are environmentally friendly and are a regular hiker.
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What does this program include?

con Alojamiento Accommodation – small charming hotel, B&B,  7 days

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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

Car rental – during the entire stay in the island

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

 

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ICONO Calendario Any arrival date is possible. You decide your travel dates and programme start. However, we must first request availability to the accommodations.

ICONO EQUIPAJE Booking: With a firts payment of 150 € (per person), 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 10% discount for bookings made 90 days before the arrival date.

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Get in advance !!  …and get a 10% discount for bookings made 90 days before the arrival date.

  695 € per person in double room
2 persons

|    Supplement for single room use
(and 3rd person): + 185 €

  Solo Traveller (1 person only): 1.170 €

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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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    Highlights of the trip:

    the Garoé tree & centuries-old laurel forests

    Surprising volcanic landscapes, giant lizards 

    Spectacular lookout points

    El Hierro: an island to be discovered

    senderismo en el HierroIn the middle of the vast ocean, emerging like a hidden treasure, lies the island of El Hierro. It is a place where nature unfolds in all its splendour, weaving a mantle of beauty and mystery that captivates the senses and fires the imagination.

    Its rugged coastline rises majestically, defying the raging sea that surrounds it. Imposing cliffs rise up to the sky, silent witnesses to the eternal struggle between man and nature. On its dark sandy beaches, the murmur of the ocean merges with the wind, creating a symphony of sounds that caress the soul.

    In the island’s interior, a green tapestry stretches out in all directions. Laurisilva forests, ancient and wise, harbour a myriad of secrets in their thicket. Its trees whisper millenary stories, and every step is an encounter with life in its purest state. El Hierro is a symphony of colours: the vibrant green of the vegetation, the deep blue of the ocean and the greyish of the volcanic rocks that bear witness to its origin.

    But beyond its breathtaking scenery, El Hierro is a haven of peace.
    El Hierro Mirador Isora The calm rhythm of its villages and the hospitality of its people envelop you in a warm embrace. In every corner, you can breathe the authenticity and tradition rooted in its history. Its cobbled streets invite you to lose time, to savour every moment and to discover the essence of the island.

    El Hierro is a place where time seems to stand still. It is a sanctuary for those seeking a refuge from the hustle and bustle and stress of the modern world. Here, nature and man coexist in perfect harmony, reminding us that we are just a small part of a much larger whole.

    El Hierro Camino Sabinosa In short, the island of El Hierro is a poem written by the wind, carved by the waves and painted by the sun. It is a place where magic becomes tangible and where the adventurous spirit finds its home. Immerse yourself in its landscapes, listen to its melody and let yourself be captivated by its indomitable charm.

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      • Destination
      • Included
        Bed & Breakfast accommodation
        Car Rental
        Liability and accidents insurance
        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
        Courtesy lunch
        field telescope
        Guide
        Half board accommodation
        HAVEN hanging tent
        in/out Airport transfer
        Local flights + Ferry
        Luggage transfer
        Lunch
        snack
        Tasting
        Transfer by ship
        Traslado en 4x4
        Two nights in a hotel
      1
      Day 1

      Mapa El Hierro Esencial Arrival in El Hierro via Tenerife

      Pick up the rental car at the airport. You drive 20 minutes in the direction of Valverde  
      + Hotel Boomerang  (or similar - Valverde)

       
      2
      Day 2

      Costa de El Hierro El Mocalan - Pozo de las Calcosas

      The hamlet of El Mocanal, located in the fertile north of the island and surrounded by pastures and fields, is the starting point of this first route. Located at an altitude of about 450 metres, the path descends steeply towards the north coast, where we will find the natural pools of Pozo de las Calcosas
      This is the evergreen area of El Hierro. A place of frequent mists predominantly agricultural and livestock. The road shows different vegetation levels, besides beautiful views towards the coast
      When we get to the sea, we discover a very ancient village next to the natural pools. Its houses, built with dry stone walls and thatched roofs, are inhabited only in summer time or during the weekends. They serve as a refuge for occasional fishermen and for the enjoyment of leisure time. To get to the Pozo de Las Calsosas you will have to walk for about ten minutes along a narrow path that goes down the cliff.
      The ascent and return to El Mocanal will be done following the path to Montaña Bermeja, from where we will be able to observe the characteristic Roques de Salmor, refuge of the giant lizards of El Hierro.

      Niveau 2   7 km |  +435 m / -435 m
      + Hotel Boomerang (or similar - Valverde)

       
      3
      Day 3

      Boque de laurisilva Jinama viewpoint - La Albarrada and El Garoé

      From the hotel, this circular route takes you up the trail PR EH 2.3 towards the Mirador de Jinama, through a lush forest of fayas and heather. The path converges with the GR131, a path that is also known as the "Camino de la Virgen" due to the four-year pilgrimage.
      The ascent takes us to the Mirador de Fireba, located 1,350 meters above the sea and part of an old volcanic crater. From there the view is great, enjoying an immense perspective towards the neighboring islands of Tenerife and La Palma.
      After the well-deserved rest due to the exhausting ascent, a constant descent continues through the PR EH 2 trail, crossing the Hoya de Carboneros on its way back to Valverde. It is a circular route along a very panoramic path that evokes the movement of the ancient locals when they moved their cattle in search of the best pastures on the island.

      Niveau 3   12 km |  +150 m / -600 m
      + Hotel Boomerang (or similar - Valverde)

       
      4
      Day 4

      Sabinar El Hierro Sabinosa - Virgin of Los Reyes Hermitage

      Sabinosa is the westernmost village of El Golfo. It is located on a steep slope 300 metres 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 forms El Golfo.
      The route continues towards the Ermita de la Virgen de Los Reyes, patron saint of the island of El Hierro. After the obligatory visit to the Virgin, the path skirts the Montaña de las Cuevas where we find the characteristic savines of impossible shapes dotting the path
      After a gentle descent, we reach the Mirador de Bascos, 600 metres above the sea, with superb views over El Golfo, La Gomera and La Palma. We briefly resume the ascent until we reach the cliff and continue along the winding path in a steep descent back to Sabinosa

      Niveau 3   13 km |  +845 m / -860 m
      + Hotel Balneario Pozo de La Salud (or similar - Sabinosa)
      5
      Day 5

      Vista hasta La Palma desde El HIerro San Salvador Hermitage - El Pinar - Hoya del Morcillo

      Today's route starts on the southern slope of the summit, near the Ermita de San Salvador, 1350 metres above the sea. From there, the path PR EH 3.1 also known as "Camino de la Fuente" descends towards El Pinar
      A beautiful forest of big centenary pines is making its way in our descent until we reach the Hoya del Morcillo. This is a recreational and camping area located between volcanic cones, very close to the village of El Pinar.
      From this point you start the ascent back to the summit passing by the Cueva del Mocán. Shortly before reaching the Cruz de Los Reyes it is surprising to find some dense forests with huge laurels, fayas and heathers, which were used in the past to produce charcoal.
      Now the path is part of the "Camino de La Virgen" (GR 131) developing along the edge of the herreña summit and enjoying exceptional views to both sides of the island. We will soon reach Pico Tenerife before returning to the place where we parked the vehicle.

      Niveau 2   10 km |  +480 m / -480 m
      + Hotel Balneario Pozo de La Salud (or similar - Sabinosa)

       
      6
      Day 6

      El HIerro Piscina naturales Maceta Lizard - Long Point - La Maceta

      The Lagartario and the Ecomuseum of Guinea are a must to understand the native fauna and the lifestyle of the first settlers on the island. The Lagartario is a centre for the preservation and recovery of the giant lizard of El Hierro, in serious danger of extinction in the past and now fully recovered in the Roques de Salmor. The Ecomuseum of Guinea reflects the way of life of the primitive Spanish settlers after the occupation of the island, in their hard rural chores
      The way to Las Puntas is comfortable and it develops at the coast level after the visit of the Lagartario. It is a gentle descent between inhabited areas and mango and banana farms. Las Puntas is home to the smallest hotel in the world, according to Guinness World Records. A primitive jetty next to the hotel facilitates bathing for the more daring. The bar-restaurant offers a fantastic chill out atmosphere with spectacular views of the bay.
      The path continues along the coast from Las Puntas to the natural pools of La Maceta. With a genuinely popular atmosphere, these natural pools offer unbeatable options for a refreshing final swim.
      At the agreed time, a taxi will take you back to the Lagartario to pick up your vehicle.

         7 km |  +80 m / -145 m
      + Hotel Balneario Pozo de La Salud (or similar - Sabinosa)

       
      7
      Day 7

      Sur oeste de El HIerro The south and Last Volcanoes Route

      Today you must drive to the southern and sunny town of El Pinar, located 800 meters above the sea. And from there, your route will take you through the impressive volcanic landscape of the south 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, the taxi will take you back to El Pinar.

      Niveau 2    8 km |  +0 m / -825 m
      + Hotel Balneario Pozo de La Salud (or similar - Sabinosa)

       
      8
      Day 8

      Departure

      You drive to El Hierro airport for departure.

      TOUR LOCATION

      Our ESSENTIAL programme is the perfect way to take a tour of the island's most iconic hiking landmarks. Over the course of a whole week you will discover what El Hierro has to offer its visitors in terms of hiking. We have carefully chosen the six most characteristic routes, of medium complexity and with an approximate duration of 3-4 hours on each route, through very diverse enclaves of special beauty. Book your place now and enjoy an unforgettable hiking experience on the most remote island of the Canary Islands: El Hierro, the island of the Zero Meridian.

      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.

      Miguel

      Travel organisation

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

      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 6 Walks 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 

      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!

      PRICES / SERVICES

      rates for bookings less than 90 days in advance

      Price from: 765 € per person 

      included

      • 7 hotel nights with breakfast
      • Rental car
      • Descriptions for 6 hiking routes
      • Maps, information material and GPX files
      • Video-meeting on arrival day

      The price does NOT include:

      • Ferries or flights to/from El Hierro
      • Lunches and dinners

      Single supplement: +522 €

      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.


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        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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