Lanzarote & Fuerteventura

8 Days from £969 | November

The entire island of Lanzarote is a UNESCO biosphere reserve, and it contains no less than 13 ‘protected areas’ including a Spanish National Park – Timanfaya, where Raquel Welch was memorably filmed in ‘One Million Years BC’. As your base we have chosen Playa Blanca, a quieter resort in the extreme south of the island, close to the Papagayo nature reserve.The artist Cesar Manrique left an indelible mark on the island, not just in the artistic heritage, but in his (and his followers’) dedication to maintaining the unique landscapes of his island and opposition to tasteless over-development. As you explore Lanzarote, you will see that hi-rise building has been avoided, that the traditional rural architecture with its white buildings and striking green paintwork has been respected, and above all that the island’s extraordinary landscapes have remained unblemished.

Extend your holiday – extra week available in Playa Blanca.

Lanzarote & Fuerteventura

Past Customer Satisfaction Score for this holiday* - 94%
* as measured from holiday questionnaires - see FAQ for details

  • 7 nights hb in Playa Blanca
  • Two guided walks on Lanzarote
  • Ferry trip, and guided walk on neighbouring Fuerteventura

DAY ONE: Flight to Lanzarote, transfer to your hotel for seven nights half board accommodation.

DAYS TWO TO SEVEN: In Playa Blanca, with three included walking excursions, one to the neighbouring island of Fuerteventura and two within Lanzarote. Playa Blanca: our chosen resort of Playa Blanca is quieter than most of the island’s resorts, yet has every amenity. A particular feature is the long promenade, which runs close to the harbour, passes the stunning new upmarket development of Marina Rubicon and continues out towards Papagayo. There are good island bus services, allowing you to get around by public transport if you wish.

Walk 1: Southern Lanzarote. La Geria’s unusual vineyards and the Natural Park of the Volcanoes. Coach transfer to the village of La Asomada (25 minutes), from where you walk on Mount Gaida, with superb views over the island. Your route takes you through vineyards; the vines are cultivated here in an apparently inhospitable post-volcanic environment. Entering the Natural Park area, you climb onto the Caldera called Cuervo, for views into the crater but also across the island. 7 miles, ascent/descent of 280m.

Walk 2: Fuerteventura. You walk to the port (20 minutes) to catch the ferry to Corralejo, Fuerteventura (35-minute crossing). On arrival you join your coach and head for the island’s old capital, Betancuria, which takes its name from the first Spanish settler, Jean de Bethencourt, in 1405. You will have time to explore the white-painted village before you start your 4-mile walk, which takes you along the spine of the island, with great views all around. Your destination is Vega de Rio Palmas – the ‘Meadow of Palms River’, where the apparently dry watercourse does indeed provide water for the palm trees. You have time for refreshment too, before you rejoin your coach to head for the Corralejo Dunes Natural Area. There you walk a further mile or so to explore the dunes – in fact an outcrop of the Sahara Desert, set by an azure sea and again rich in birdlife. You return to the port for the ferry back to Playa Blanca, arriving in time for dinner. 5 miles with mainly descents of 200m.

Walk 3: Northern Lanzarote – Corona Volcano to the Crags of Famara. Coach transfer to the Corona Volcano (45 minutes), Lanzarote’s highest. Your walk takes you up this volcano and then across to the cliffs at Famara, from where there are excellent views of the Chinijo archipelago. Along the way, you will discover some of the unusual flora of this area, which has more water than the rest of Lanzarote. 5 miles, 550m of ascent/descent.

A fourth, optional, walking excursion may also be available.

DAY EIGHT: Free time until your transfer to the airport for your return flight.

Extend your holiday – extra week available in Playa Blanca.

If you have friends who are not walkers interested in this itinerary, we also offer it with a touring programme.

Lanzarote & Fuerteventura

Past Customer Satisfaction Score for this holiday* - 94%
* as measured from holiday questionnaires - see FAQ for details

H10 LANZAROTE PRINCESS ****, Playa Blanca (seven nights)
Located in Playa Blanca just a short walk to the promenade, the hotel has been recently refurbished. It has two restaurants, two bars and a coffee bar. There are two swimming pools, minigolf and tennis court. Free wifi in the lobby. Bedrooms have bath, hairdryer, terrace or balcony, fridge and flat screen tv. Standard rooms have garden or mountain view; superior rooms with pool or sea view are available at a supplement. (
Past Customer Satisfaction Score for this hotel* - 87%
*as measured from holiday questionnaires - see FAQ for details
Walking Holiday - Lanzarote & Fuerteventura
Holiday code: 7WLA
Supplements per person:
Single Room: £150
Travel Insurance: £44.95
Travel insurance - Extra Week: £10
Extra Week: £410 - £450
Supplements on some holidays vary by departure date - the applicable price will be shown when booking.

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Prices shown are based on the shared occupancy of twin/double standard rooms, and are subject to availability. Please refer to ‘Accommodation’ for details of any room supplements (including single rooms) and extended stay costs that apply to this holiday. Further details in our FAQ.

Data as at 21/07/2018 at 6:47:05

One of the best walking guides I’ve ever met. Arrangements always good, on time and he was full of enthusiasm and information. First day walk was fascinating, also easy as flat and a couple of rest stops. Lanzarote villages are very pleasant with tasteful design of houses, beautiful roundabouts, planted with flowers and everywhere kept spotless. – the effect of Manrique.

Ms MacK, Glasgow

This was our second trip with Preferred Travel and we are already looking forward to the next. The staff have all been friendly, capable and professional. Well done Concha, who looked after us all very efficiently without ever appearing officious!

Mr & Mrs S, Clackmannanshire

Hotel room was excellent, grounds were immaculately kept and all staff were polite and welcoming. The Walking guides were also excellent. The walks were varied and interesting, timed beautifully. Particularly enjoyed the trip to Fuerteventura, although the cliffs at Famara were stunning! Our 3rd holiday with the same PTS’s wonderful Tour Representative who welcomed us with open arms at the airport. How nice for us! Thank you we have loved our winter sunshine!

Mr & Mrs M, Edinburgh

Walking guide very good, knowledgeable and enthusiastic, aware of what each member of the group was capable of. Walks - exactly as shown in the brochure. Thank-you we had a great holiday and will come again.

Mrs H, Tyne & Wear

Excellent holiday!!! Our 3rd holiday with PTS again very enjoyable in all aspects. Thank you to the Tour representative, Walking guides and drivers for their excellent service. All the hotel staff were very good, courteous and helpful.

Mr C, Swansea

Local guide Marcello was first rate.

Ms P, Co. Durham

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