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Lanzarote Tour & Trail Map

I was pleased to receive the 4th edition of the Lanzarote Tour & Trail Map in the post this week, we’ve been using the David Brawn maps for years to plan our walking routes around the island.

New Lanzarote Tour & Trail Map

This new version of the map includes the GR131 footpath stretching the length of Lanzarote from Órzola to Playa Blanca. There’s also a map of La Graciosa if you are planning to explore this island on foot or by mountain bike.

Lanzarote Tour & Trail Map 4th EditionLanzarote Tour & Trail Map Haría

For anyone that’s tried to use a traditional paper map in  read more »

Interesting Travel Statistics For The Canaries

We went to a presentation at The Arrecife Gran Hotel yesterday, given by a German company that compiles statistics for travel agencies. Their data is based on information collected from travel bookings made by travel agents - in the case of the UK around 250,000 sets of data per week.

The session was entitled Fortunata and was attended by representatives from The Cabildo, Promotur, hotel owners and travel agencies.

Presentation

We’ve pulled out some of the interesting numbers which came out of it, and note these relate to the whole of The Canaries, not just Lanzarote. Also, because they are based on tour operators and travel agency information, these numbers don’t include bookings made direct with owners of apartments and villas for private rental.  read more »

Walks in Lanzarote, Tias Sendero 5

I didn’t recognise some of the trails that were recently announced by Tías Ayuntamiento, so decided to walk route number 5 recently with a friend.

Tias Walk 5

The walk starts at the lovely Iglesia de La Candelaria (church) in Tías and ends at the Maretas de Montaña Blanca.

Iglesia La Candelaria

We parked in the road behind the church where there are two notice boards for walks.

Red de Senderos TíasFootpath along the base of Montaña Blanca

The path starts at the end of the tarmac road, to the right of the  read more »

5 Wine Walks in Lanzarote

Five walks have been organised to enjoy Lanzarote’s volcanic landscape and visit different bodegas in the wine region.

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The events have been organised by the Regulatory Council and Senderismo Lanzarote to link wineries and volcanoes. In recent years, wine tourism has increased in Spain and visitors are increasingly looking for diverse and original experiences to understand the culture behind the local wines.

Our wine region is unique, there’s nowhere quite like La Geria in the whole world, this mini series of hikes will allow visitors to discover where  read more »

Fun Quiz: You Know You Are A Lanzarote Local.....

Here’s a fun quiz you can use to test just how much of a Lanzarote local you are. Those of you who have been visiting the island for years will score well on this one!

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You know you’re a Lanza Local if:

1/ You have flip-flop shaped white bits on your feet.

2/ Your heart rate doesn’t increase when you approach a roundabout.

3/ You say “Cobrarme” instead of “La cuenta, por favor” when you want the bill in a restaurant.

4/ You plan a barbecue for next Thursday, and the weather isn’t something you even think about.

5/ You don’t bat an eyelid when you run into your best mate at carnival and he’s dressed as woman with full make up, despite not having shaved for a week.

6/ You can't smell garlic on other people’s breath.

7/ Siestas just make sense to you.  read more »

7 Walks In Tias

Tías council have produced a guide to 7 trail walks that you can do within their municipality, which is handy information for any visitors in Puerto del Carmen who enjoy trekking.

Walking Map Tias

Unfortunately these walks aren’t circular and only a couple of them link up to for a longer route, so some planning using public transport, may be required to return to your accommodation.

Walk 1: Puerto del Carmen to Puerto Calero (2.2km)

Tias Walk 1  read more »

Why Hiring A Car For Day Or Two Is Expensive In Lanzarote

Let’s be clear about this - car hire in Lanzarote is pretty inexpensive, so we’re talking in relative terms here.

Car hire

But I know many people visit the island and use a transfer service or a taxi to get to and from their accommodation, with the plan that they will hire a car for a few days in order to enjoy exploring the island.

That can be expensive for two reasons:

1/ We have a limited number of cars on the island, and the budget priced cars tend to be booked well in advance. So whilst you can pick up a car from one of the hire places in resort, the chances are quite high that all they will have available are the more expensive premium cars - the ones you see parked up with leaflets on them.  read more »


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