Monte Corona Volcano and Cliff Hike from Lanzarote
Monte Corona is the biggest volcano in the north of Lanzarote. It is considered a young volcano (20,000 years old) and is of strombolian type, characteristic for its impressive crater and abundant lava which formed one of the longest volcanic tunnels on Earth.
The start of the walk encounters dramatic landscapes, covered by vineyards, fig trees, and the plentiful presence of fennel, which, especially in May and June impregnates the air with its delightful aroma. As the group approaches the crater, you'll appreciate a vast range of endemic plants and lichens which give a slightly surrealistic appearance to the surroundings. By circling the volcano and passing its multi-coloured lava flows the group appreciates the views of the east coast of the island in front.
The walk’s final destination are the northern cliffs, from where visitors get one of the ultimate Canary Island views.
Islets Graciosa, Montaña Clara , Alegranza and Roque del Oeste are all perfectly visible from this point and with a bit of luck visitors will be able to watch special bird species such as the Barbary or Eleonora’s Falcon, Canary raven, many song birds and sometimes the Egyptian vulture. The walk is fairly easy, in reference to physical effort; however it is necessary to have good closed walking shoes as walking on lava stones and volcanic ash can be difficult underfoot.
The tour concludes with hotel drop-off.
- Bottled water
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (excluding Playa Blanca)
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Absolutely terrific - if you like to hike. Gorgeous views. Carmen, the owner, offers personalized tours and our guide, Martina, was so accommodating to everyone's needs -informative, knowledgeable about the ecology, geology etc. A perfect (tiring) but satisfying outing. Good group to go with!
Great experience with some stunning views. Although we went in March we caught the heatwave with temperatures hitting the mid 30s, so sun block is recommended if your there in the summer season. A steady pace is set and our tour guide stopped many times to talk about the flora and fauna of the area,very informative. A must for adventurers young and old.