La Corona and the Famara Cliffs
Sale Price: $69.00
Lanzarote's northern region hosts a variety of gorgeous natural environments. Within the Archipelago Chinijo Nature Park, enjoy a scenic hike in the Nature Monument Volcan de la Corona and Famara Cliffs. Observe volcanic landscapes, lava caves and tunnels, and other breathtaking sights.
Begin your hike in the town of Ye. Ascend toward Lo Corona's crater, absorbing beautiful views of vineyards and lava flows known as "malpais." Large basaltic blocks extend down to a pretty white sand coast. After exploring the majestic crater, continue on the trail to La Corona's east side. A 4.7-mile (7.6 km) lava tunnel awaits. The last mile of this tunnel/cave is under the sea due to the volcano's eruption in the last Ice Age.
La Corona is aligned with another four volcanic cones. This trek takes you to three of them: Volcan de la Cerca, Los Helechos, and La Quemada. This stunning volcano alignment rise over massive Famara, offering captivating views of Lanzarote.
Continue your tour to the highest part of the Famara Cliffs, a true marvel of nature. A huge wall of rock rises more than 500-meters from the sea and spans over 13 miles along the northwest coast. During your walk, enjoy memorable views of Chinijo Archipelago, the group of islets north of Lanzarote. You'll also see the highest point, Peas del Chache (670 m.). From this elevated point, you will discover a nature area with colorful flora and fauna.
Book this Lanzarote shore excursion today for an incredible day in volcanic paradise. Unforgettable sights await!
Reviewer: Isobel Fealdman
This is an excellent and strenuous hike. Definitely more difficult than described in the brochure. We were picked up promptly from our ship and driven to the start of the hike. We were provided with walking poles and snacks. Marcelo is a wonderful guide, who led the group on this very challenging hike. Not for anyone with mobility issues. If you can do it, I highly recommend this hike. Beautiful views and a great challenge!
Reviewer: Chris G
Marcello was an excellent guide. The description does not mention that the length of the hike is about 6 km and covers some high ascents. The walk over the mountainous terrain included very loose volcanic rocks (sliding hazard). We were provided with walking sticks which were definitely required to assist. Some of the trails were quite steep, and at one point Marcello organized some of us in a kind of "train" where we held each other's shoulders to safely make the descent. I wore laced-up trainers, but wished I had brought my hiking boots. While the hike was more strenuous than what I anticipated, the scenery was definitely worth it! I would happily go again, and I am recommending this tour to my friends who are avid hikers.