Walking holidays in El Hierro
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
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.
Choose dates and book now Walking holidays in El Hierro!!
from 10 to 17 December 2023
from 31 March to 7 April 2024
from 22 to 29 September 2024
What does this trip include?
What is NOT included?
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.
Includedin/out Airport transferGuideHalf board accommodationLiability and accidents insuranceTransfers by taxi and regular bus
Not Included4WD transferaccess permissionsAperitivoArrival transferBebidasBed & Breakfast accommodationbeveragesBicycle rentalBus transfersCable-carCar RentalCourtesy lunchfield telescopeHAVEN hanging tentLocal flights + FerryLuggage transferLunchMaps and printed descriptionssnackTastingTransfer by shipTraslado en 4x4Two nights in a hotel
Arrival in El Hierro... and transfer to the hotel located in the capital Valverde
+ Hotel Boomerang (Valverde)
The Water Trail and the Garoé TreeThe 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.
12 km | + 150 m | - 775 m
San Salvador Hermitage and Isora viewpointEn 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.
11 km | + 157 m | - 635 m
The south and Last Volcanoes RouteToday 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.
8 km | + 0 m | - 749 m
Rest dayToday 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)
The forest trail: El Morcillo - MalpasoToday'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.
10,5 km | + 500 m | - 465 m
The World's End RouteSabinosa 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.
10 km | + 780 m | - 370 m
DepartureTransfer to El Hierro airport for departure or extension of stay for a week of relaxation.
Discover the 5 most characteristic routes of El Hierro by participating in this guided group in the first week of May.
Subject to availability:
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.
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 €
- 7 nights' accommodation with breakfast and dinner
- 5 guided hiking walks
- Briefing with the local guide, on arrival
- Exclusive minibus transfers
- Flights to/from El Hierro from your place of origin
Make a down payment of 100 € now to guarantee your booking and pay the rest 20 days before the arrival date.
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.
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.
It is also possible to book some additional days, before or after the hiking week, or an additional week to relax.
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.
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.
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
Tenerife - El Hierro
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And on return, available timetables between El Hierro (VDE) and Tenerife (TFN) airport are as follows:
El Hierro - Tenerife
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.