The Best Hiking Trails in Lanzarote

Discover the most stunning hiking trails in Lanzarote, from the rugged volcanic landscapes to the hidden coastal paths. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure in nature.


Valentina and Daniele

7/15/20232 min read

a group of people walking up a steep hill, la graciosa on the background, playa del risco, lanzarote
a group of people walking up a steep hill, la graciosa on the background, playa del risco, lanzarote

Lanzarote, a gem in the Canary Islands, is not just about sun-kissed beaches and azure waters. It's a hiker's paradise, offering trails that meander through its unique volcanic landscapes, hidden beaches, and rugged coastlines. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or someone looking for a leisurely walk, Lanzarote has something for everyone. In this page, you will find some of the best hiking trails that you can explore.

Here a few teasers of the routes we will tell you about soon:

Camino de los Gracioseros: This trail offers breathtaking views of La Graciosa. As you hike, you'll encounter vertigo-inducing passages that descend down the cliff, leading you to the spectacular, often-desert Playa del Risco. The panoramic vistas of the neighboring island, beyond the electric blue of El Río strait, and the vast ocean all around are truly a sight to behold.

Ruta del Litoral: An adventurous trail that runs along the coast of the off-limits Timanfaya National Park. This route promises raw beauty, where the roaring waves of the ocean meet the harsh and blackened volcanic landscapes of Lanzarote.

Volcan La Corona: Looking for a short yet rewarding hike? The ascent to the majestic crater of Volcan La Corona is your answer. As you climb, the panoramic views of the island, the peculiar vegetation, and the still-lingering power of the ancient volcano of the North will leave you spellbound.

Camino Natural from Orzola to Playa Blanca: This is a challenge for the true hiking enthusiast. Spanning from the northern tip at Orzola to the southern, sunny shores of Playa Blanca, this coast-to-coast trail can be tackled in a single, intense journey -- like we did -- or broken down into five well-signaled legs, each very different from the other despite being so small an island. Whichever way you choose, the diverse landscapes and ever-changing hues of the terrain will captivate you.

Lanzarote's trails are a riot of colors. From the black lava fields to the red volcanic cones and the white and golden beaches, every step you take unveils a new shade of nature. But remember, this is a land of wonderful weather -- maybe the best in the world -- but still scorched by the African sun, more so as you venture inland. Always carry water, wear appropriate gear, and never underestimate the ruggedness of the landscape.

As experienced trail runners and lifelong mountaineers, Lanzarote introduced us to a whole new dimension of trekking. The island's trails are unlike anything we've experienced before. So, strap on your backpack, lace up your hiking boots, and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime.

Stay tuned! We'll soon be sharing detailed articles on each of these trails and many more, offering insights, tips, and our personal experiences.

The Best Hiking and Running Trails in Lanzarote

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