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You matter to us & we promise to provide you with a superb walking & social holiday, tailored specifically to your needs. We provide walking holidays for walkers & as walkers ourselves, we appreciate & understand the requirements of a walking holiday.
The amazing landscape that we see today on the island is partly a result of the massive Timanfaya eruptions between 1730 and 1736 – the longest lasting and most powerful periods of volcanic activity ever known. Our guided walking holiday introduces you to the best of this beautiful and unique landscape. Because of its position Lanzarote boasts good year long warmth and little rainfall which is why it makes a great place to visit during our UK winters. Ideal walking weather in such unusual scenery.
Our unique speciality is solos and singles guided walking in magnificent locations in the UK and Europe. We also design bespoke holidays for special groups.
The price shown here excludes flights but includes a sole occupancy supplement
We stay at the four star Hotel San Antonio in Puerto del Carmen.
VIK hotel San Antonio is located on the beach Los Pocillos Beach, Puerto del Carmen – a beach that has been awarded the Blue Flag status since 2006, a symbol of environmental quality granted annually by the European Foundation for Environmental Education.
This 4-star hotel offers all the necessary amenities to support our walking for an unforgettable holiday. VIK hotel San Antonio, with its different kinds of swimming pools and well-tended gardens, is the ideal place as a base for our walking holiday.
Rooms have a balcony and are large.
International cuisine is available at the buffet that we offer at the VIK Hotel San Antonio. Try a wide range of quality dishes at breakfast and dinner.
There is a dress code in the hotel – which we support- In order to maintain the 4-star standard of our hotel, we kindly request your participation and compliance. Gentlemen and young men over 12 should wear long trousers, shirts with sleeves and closed shoes. Ladies and young ladies should dress smart casual. We kindly ask our guests to refrain from wearing shorts, beachwear, sleeveless t-shirts or sandals
Lunch is packed mainly- there are many local shops and bakeries close by who will service our needs
For sole occupancy of a twin room there is a single supplement of £35 per night.
This is included in the total price shown here.
Our holiday gives you five full days of guided walking, giving you the opportunity to see and walk a vast and varied amount of Lanzarote. Our Guided walking is led in Partnership with a local Guide in order to give you the full knowledge of the Island as its vast.
Our daily walks are around 10 miles with undulations of around 600 m ascent/descent. The walking on Lanzarote is on a mix of varied terrains however there is LITTLE TO NO SHADE from the sun so its important you understand that when booking this holiday. Wearing a sunhat is essential each day.
Our walks each involve driving in private transport to the walk start then a journey back to the hotel. We make full use of each day, leaving at 9am and returning between 4pm and 6pm.
You purchase your own flights for this holiday.
The price you pay to Secret Hills Walking Holidays is a land only price.
When you reserve your flight, our policy is to enable you to fly from your local airport, wherever possible.
This means that clients will arrive at the destination airport at different times and we will arrange the onward transfers to the hotel, and return you to the airport at the end of the holidays.
Walking on Lanzarote is very different than the other Canary islands- it is volcanic as others but less green. It has superbly sculped features though and we pass these on every day’s walk.
It can be hot at all times of the year and you need to be well covered during the middle of the day. Protecting your head is very vital.
Our walks – normally 10 miles per day – each involve driving in private transport to the walk start then a journey back to the hotel. We make full use of each day, leaving at 9am and returning between 4pm and 6pm.
Orzola to Maguez, a 10 mile fabulous linear walk starting at the far North of the island and taking in spectacular Coastal views.
Tabayesco to Famara Beach, Starting on the East Coast we walk a splendid 9 miles across to the West Coast finishing on the beautiful Famara beach
Isla Graciosa, The Canary Islands newly named 8th island, accessed by 30 minute ferry from Orzola then a fascinating 10 mile walk on this very unspoilt, beautiful island taking in blowholes, stunning beaches and ascending a volcano.
Montana Cuervo to Feme’s, a 12 mile fascinating linear walk taking in the heart of the islands Volcanoes and vineyards. Todays walk we get to walk round volcanoes, into volcanoes, and up volcanoes….
Feme’s to Playa de Papagayo, An 8 mile walk taking us to the far South of Lanzarote with views to Fuetaventura.
Underfoot conditions tend to be volcanic rock and sand, and we recommend tough walking boots or shoes, well worn in and comfortable.
The footpaths on Lanzarote are well marked and whilst we do climb to 600 metres, the ascents and descents are gradual.
The walks on this trip are rated as Moderate but each day involves a fair amount of ascent and descent. The trip requires a reasonable amount of fitness, ideally with previous hill walking experience.
You need good walking footwear, preferably waterproof walking boots with good soles for protection. You may find that walking poles will aid your enjoyment of this land
Although our leaders are well trained and experienced in dealing with different capabilities of our walking clients, if they have any concerns about any clients ability or suitability to undertake safely any walking activity we plan or they feel that participation of an individual may affect the groups safety and cohesion, then they have full permission to exclude that client from an activity.
They will try at all times to provide an alternative suggested activity, though this may involve the client in additional local cost.
We rarely have to enforce this above recommendation, but it is a sensible and necessary protection for the individual client, the group and the leaders.
It’s all about meeting new friends. Each holiday is designed to be a friendly, relaxed and stress-free occasion. Talking is as important as walking on Secret Hills Walking Holidays. We don’t go in for discos, we may use an event that is taking place in the area we are in to boost the weekend’s activities – but it’s good, old fashioned chat that makes our short breaks successful.
“Make new friends that turn into old friends” – that’s our motto.
You might be surprised by what fun you’ll have with people who are older or younger than you during a holiday with us, and that’s exactly the sort of atmosphere we encourage; people find it very rewarding. It doesn’t matter what your reasons for travelling with us are, we’ve had people who are single, divorced or widowed, people who have partners that are unable to travel, and people who can’t holiday with their friends anymore as they’ve all got married themselves. There are people who want to make friends, see sights, and experience something completely new. Whatever your reason, we’ll welcome you with open arms and our friendly hosts will help you to get the most out of your holiday.
Don’t worry if this is the first time you have ventured to join a group holiday – its always a bit daunting – but we will look after you and ensure that you get used to being amongst friends again. Trust us to to get you back into the swing of things.
Oh – by the way – it’s not a dating agency – over the years we have had people meet and fall in love – but that’s just chance. Our aim is that you make like-minded friends – just relax and enjoy.
Just arrive and enjoy.
There are other walking holiday companies that cover Europe but we believe we offer the best value for many reasons….
You may book online.
Payment is in two parts – you pay a deposit of 25%, payable when reserving your holiday place. You will receive an invoice for the holiday showing the deposit paid, and full amount to pay for the holiday. This acts as your confirmation.
The balance is due 8 weeks prior to the holiday start date. You will be sent a reminder.
Insurance – you need to be fully covered
It is a condition of joining any of our holidays that you must be fully insured against travel, medical and personal accident risks (to include repatriation costs and air ambulance or helicopter rescue services where appropriate).
We will ask you to provide us with the details of your insurance prior to the holidays start date and it is a condition of reserving a place.
If you are a UK citizen and travelling in Europe you should obtain the UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) which is available only online from the UK Government website. This gives you medical care at a reduced cost, and some cases for free, in many European countries, but should not be considered a substitute for adequate travel insurance.
This island which has been destroyed so many times by its volcanos elemental forces and were reborn again , shows some of the most incredible landscapes you may find on this planet, opulent vegetation next to bizarre forms of petrified lava fields .The island is often referred to as the ‘island of the 1,000 volcanoes’ yet it is actually the least mountainous Canarian Island. It however offers unbelievable walking opportunities with great diversity.
The famous Spanish artist, sculptor, architect and activist Cesar Manrique was from Lanzarote and of which his art and legacy has left an indelible mark on the island. Lanzarote’s uniform white buildings and either green or blue shutters and doors and no high rise buildings were his models of intervention to safeguard the islands natural heritage and culture. His pieces of sculpture and art are dotted across the island with the notable EL Diablo statue of the Timanfaya National Park.
Because of its position Lanzarote boasts good year long warmth which is why it makes a great place to visit during our UK winters. Lanzarote has its own micro climate and because it lies lower than the more mountainous islands to the west it has less rainfall, making it appear arid and desert like in many parts. Due to this Lanzarote offers little shade and it can be windy and occasionally lies in the path of dust storms from Sahara Desert.
Lanzarote on a detailed map, parts of it look unfit for human habitation, yet the island is ideal, and quite frankly unforgettable for human exploration which makes this a fantastic choice of holiday and why we are offering you the opportunity to see it for yourself.
I have been to lanzorote five times before once on a a holiday and the other times doing sports or supporting others with their sport.
So going again on a walking holiday was a new experience. My first thoughts were ,where on earth do you walk there as I had travelled on most of the island roads and new it very well.
We had a excellent local guide to support Jill. He was very knowledgeable about the birds flowers and landscapes and very passionate about his island.
Our first walk started in the north of the island with stunning scenery.
Another day went over by ferry to the little island on the north of lanzorote, a place I hadn’t been. Another stunning place with a beautiful beach and a volcano to climb.
Each day the walks started further south till the last walk ended up in the south on another lovely beach.
I have enjoyed the different walks the spectacular scenery and I would recommend lanzorote to any one who enjoys a total different landscape from any where else in the world and lovely weather .
Hope this finds you well.