5 guided walks in 1 week

Walking holidays in El Hierro

in a group

Walking holidays in El Hierro

985 € per person

Next group: from 10 to 17 December ⨳ Hiking program to discover the Meridiano island, walking in a small group.

Walking holidays in El Hierro, 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).

The Water Trail and the Garoé Tree

San Salvador Hermitage and Isora viewpoint

The south and Last Volcanoes Route

The forest trail: El Morcillo - Malpaso

The World's End Route

5 essential hikes in a group – Walking holidays in El Hierro

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


Duration:   8 days


Hotels: 


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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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with 7 nights hotel stay

You will get to know the island from different angles and through a wide variety of landscapes. Our routes are of an affordable level and also allow you to enjoy the beach atmosphere in such marvellous spots 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 comfortable 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.

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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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Cancellation Policy
– Up to 20 days before the date of arrival, 100% refund without justifying reasons.
– Between 19 and 11 days before the arrival date, 50% refund or free of charge dates change.
– Between 10 and 3 days before the arrival date, 0% refund or free of charge dates change.
48 hours before the arrival date, 0% refund or date change with 50% penalty of total amount.
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    Secure your place with a first payment of 100 € and pay the rest 20 days before your travel date (see cancellation policy).

    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.

    El Hierro GR131
    El Hierro hiking
    • Destination
    • Included
      in/out Airport transfer
      Guide
      Half board accommodation
      Liability and accidents insurance
      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
      Local flights + Ferry
      Luggage transfer
      Lunch
      Maps and printed descriptions
      snack
      Tasting
      Transfer by ship
      Traslado en 4x4
      Two nights in a hotel
    1
    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.
    + Hotel Boomerang (Valverde)
    Dinner at Mirada Profunda Restaurant
     
    2
    Day 2
    El Hierro charquito Arbol Garoé

    The Water Trail and the Garoé Tree

    The 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
    + Hotel Boomerang (Valverde)
    Dinner at Mirada Profunda Restaurant
     
    3
    Day 3
    El Hierro Mirador Isora

    San Salvador Hermitage and Isora viewpoint

    En 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
    + Hotel Boomerang (Valverde)
    Dinner at Mirada Profunda Restaurant
     
    4
    Day 4
    El Hierro Sur

    The south and Last Volcanoes Route

    Today 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
    + Hotel Balneario Pozo de La Salud (Sabinosa - El Golfo)
    Dinner at the hotel
     
    5
    Day 5
    El Hierro La maceta

    Rest day

    Today 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)


    + Hotel Balneario Pozo de La Salud (Sabinosa - El Golfo)
    Dinner at the hotel
    6
    Day 6
    Vista hasta La Palma desde El HIerro

    The forest trail: El Morcillo - Malpaso

    Today'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
    + Hotel Balneario Pozo de La Salud (Sabinosa - El Golfo)
    Dinner at the hotel
     
    7
    Day 7
    El Hierro - Sabinar

    The World's End Route

    Sabinosa 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
    + Hotel Balneario Pozo de La Salud (Sabinosa - El Golfo)
    Dinner at the hotel
     
    8
    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.

    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.

    PRICES / SERVICES

     7   | 8 days:

      885 € per person - twin or double room - 2 persons
    supplement for single occupancy room + 245 €

    INCLUDED:

      • 7 nights' accommodation with breakfast and dinner
      • 5 guided hiking walks
      • Briefing with the local guide, on arrival
      • Exclusive minibus transfers

    NOT included:

      • Flights to/from El Hierro from your place of origin
      • Lunches

     


    RESERVATIONS:

    Make a down payment of 100 € now to guarantee your booking and pay the rest 20 days before the arrival date.


    Dinners

    Dining offers a variety of menus and different options to choose from. All menus include vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, as well as special menus for people with specific allergies.


    Groups

    The group is guaranteed from 6 persons (and up to a maximum of 14 persons). If the minimum number of participants is not reached, NATOUR reserves the right to cancel the trip 21 days before the start date.


    Additional overnights

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


    Difficulty

    The hiking routes included in this programme are of a medium nature and require an adequate physical condition. In order to participate and enjoy the trails, it is essential to be in good health and to practice a sport on a regular basis.


    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.


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      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
      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.