The island offers very technical routes, over earth, lava or lapilli, where you can enjoy the wild coasts, cliffs and the heat rising from the ground at all times
We continue exploring our wonderful island on foot, and this time we are suggesting two routes in the north of Lanzarote and a route on the Eighth Island. We will hike the Camino de Los Gracioseros, a route that was formerly used for social and commercial exchange between La Graciosa and Haría, explore the Volcán de La Corona and walk the whole coast of the island of La Graciosa.
Camino de Los Gracioseros
As you leave the village of Yé, in the direction of Guinate, you will find a detour to the Mirador del Río. About 300 metres further on you will arrive at the rural hotel Finca La Corona, an area where you can park your vehicle to start the route on foot. Follow the natural stone path and five minutes later you will arrive at a charming viewpoint from where you can contemplate the view of the Archipiélago Chinijo.
Looking down from this viewpoint, you can clearly see the zigzagging path that will take you to Playa del Risco. It is a fairly straightforward path, but its steepness makes it physically demanding – it quickly goes down from 600 to 0 metres above sea level.
Caleta de Sebo It will take you about 45 minutes to reach the end of the path where you will find yourself at the foot of Playa del Risco, with its calm waters and fine quality sand. Your time at the beach is ideal for visiting the Salinas del Río, the first salt pan to be created in the Canary Islands. And after enjoying one of the island’s most peaceful areas, it is time to start your ascent to your point of origin.
This is a path with a long history, since it was a route that was formerly used for social and commercial exchange between La Graciosa and Haría. The women of La Graciosa used to transport baskets loaded with fish and salt through this area, products that they exchanged for other basic necessities.
Yé– Volcán de la Corona
This is a perfect route for the whole family which children will enjoy because of its simplicity. You begin in the village of Yé, from the first metres walking up a slight rise that allows you to enjoy the spectacular views in every direction that this path offers.
You will go through fig orchards and vineyards, one of the predominant features of the northern area of Lanzarote. After about twenty minutes of walking, with a slight slope at the end, you will find the path to La Corona. From that moment you will start to climb to the top of the volcano. From the top looking north, you can contemplate the immense coast and the Roque del Este, the vineyards you have left behind you and the coast of Mala and Arrieta.
As a suggested extension, although more difficult, there is the possibility of going down into the interior of the volcanic cone, where you will enjoy a unique moment of peace. It is very important to take into account the strength of the wind that blows throughout the year in this area and the small rockfalls that occur when walking on the volcano.
Caleta de Sebo – Montaña Amarilla (La Graciosa)
La Graciosa is a natural site of a very particular beauty and charm. The boat that takes you from Órzola to La Graciosa will leave you at the dock and from there your route along the entire coast of the Eighth Island sets off in a westerly direction. During the first minutes of your hike, and always on your left, you will be able to gaze at the imposing cliffs of the Risco de Famara.
You will find the Playa de El Salado after about 20 minutes of walking, and shortly after you will come across the Playa de La Francesa. Its crystalline waters invite you to swim, although it is advisable to wait until you reach the end of your route at the Playa de La Cocina.
There are two alternatives to reach Montaña Amarilla. The first is to go along the coast towards this enigmatic rock, or you can cross it on a path that is clearly visible at the end of this beach. After passing this small hill you will enjoy the explosion of colours that is Montaña Amarilla, with its mustard-coloured base that combines with maroon in the highest area.
After swimming in the island’s crystalline waters, it is time to return to the village, enjoying the possibility of sampling the typical gastronomy of the area. You simply mustn’t leave La Graciosa without tasting its fresh fish – fish that is caught daily by the people who live here.