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Lanzarote – Land of Volcanoes

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Description

A unique tour through some of the most breathtaking landscapes that can be found in Europe. These islands are of volcanic origin. Lanzarote suffered a series of eruptions in the 18th century and as a result has fascinating volcanic and lava landscapes. César Manrique’s architectural works are a valuable complement to the volcanic environment and are essential.

The mild climate, neither too hot in summer nor cold in winter, means that it is possible to ride a bike all year round.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Costa Teguise

Today, we arrive in Lanzarote. Transfer from Arrecife Airport to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the beach resort in Costa Teguise.

Day 2 - Costa Teguise - Haría

33kms or 51kms (2 options). After breakfast, we pick up and adjust the bikes, and we start the route! We visit the famous and unique architectural works of César Manrique, such as El Jardín de Cactus, Los Jameos del Agua, and El Mirador del Río, which are an integral part of the landscape. We also have the opportunity to visit the volcanic cave of La Cueva de los Verdes. We pass through fishing villages without losing sight of the impressive Monte Corona volcano. Finally, we reach the picturesque village of Haría, surrounded by countless palm trees.

Day 3 - Haría - Teguise

33kms or 52kms (2 options). From Haría, we take the road descending towards Teguise, the former capital of the island. Our route offers spectacular views of the coast. Teguise itself is a charming small town with typical architecture and numerous nice bars to refresh. From here, we continue towards San Bartolomé and the fascinating wine region of La Geria, where we will spend the next two nights in or near Teguise.

Day 4 - Circular Teguise

Today is a free day that we will spend in or near Teguise. We can choose to relax or enjoy a circular walk, or even do both. Our circular walk takes us to the beautiful Famara Beach, with the spectacular backdrop of volcanic cliffs. After following the coast, we traverse extensive lava fields and a lunar landscape back to Teguise.

Day 5 - Teguise - Playa Blanca

We head towards the island's main attraction, the Timanfaya National Park. Here, Lanzarote's volcanic nature is shown in the most spectacular way. The eruptions of 1730-1736 buried a quarter of the entire island, including several villages, giving rise to the impressive lava and volcano landscape we see today. Then, in the south of the island, making stops along the way to visit the seafront volcanic crater of El Golfo before finally reaching Playa Blanca.

Day 6 - Circular Playa Blanca

36kms or 70kms (2 options). Playa Blanca is located at the southern end of the island and offers views of Fuerteventura. Today, we can take a boat to Corralejo and enjoy a visit or a stroll on another island. Alternatively, we can enjoy a day in Playa Blanca and take the opportunity to visit the nearby coves and beaches of Papagayo, the best on the island and untouched by tourism. Another option is to visit El Golfo for a seafood lunch on the beach.

Day 7 - Playa Blanca - Arrecife

From Playa Blanca, we head to the La Geria wine region. Here, the unusual vineyard cultivation techniques have created a fascinating landscape found nowhere else in the world, producing some excellent wines. We then descend to the coast and follow a pleasant promenade from Puerto del Carmen to Arrecife, with its charming El Charco inland harbor.

Day 8 - Return home

Transfer from Arrecife to the airport.

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Dec 2018 • Family
I have taken two self-guided trips with Iberocycle, and I’m a repeat customer for a reason. The trips are well planned — challenging but not offputting, and Simon makes sure things work. Getting around by bicycle is a fantastic way to experience a country — our trips were in Andalucia and then in Canary Islands. We’ve travelled with older kids/teens (11-14) and that works great. Can’t recommend more highly.

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