Trekking in Europe has just got better! Lanzarote is the most surprising of the Canary Islands. following the relatively recent eruptions the now extinct volcanoes and the sea have together created a special landscape of colour and variety. Lanzarote became A World Biosphere in 1998 and continues to be protected. The temperate climate makes it possible to wander in the countryside the whole year round. It really invites you to discover the craters and lava fields, the coast, creeks and beaches and to admire crops grown on volcanic ash. Active Adventures offers you different walking options, all prepared to help you get to know and understand the most interesting areas of the island.
Lanzarote's stunning landscape is formed from over 300 volcanoes. In recognition of their importance Lanzarote was designated a World Biosphere Reserve by Unesco and draws thousands of trekkers, hikers and eco-tourists every year. Lanzarote is found to the north of Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands - the Hawaii of Europe! Visitors on Lanzarote will be able to explore a variety of landscapes: lava seas and volcanic cones from the different eruption phases, cultivation on the basaltic ash material which takes place all around the island but mainly in the 'Geria' area where hard physical work and aesthetics have combined to create a very special landscape; quiet sandy beaches, overwhelming steep cliffs and valleys resulting from millennia of erosion.
Lanzarote people have traditionally struggled to survive by defeating nature. There is no water below the surface and there is little rainfall; nonetheless the inhabitants have developed special methods of cultivation to profit from the dew brought by the prevailing winds. This dew is retained and provides water for the plants in cultivated areas that are carefully pre-prepared with a layer of black volcanic material. Those who come to Lanzarote must not miss the works and masterpieces of a genius named César Manrique, he transmitted to people a love and respect for nature and tradition. His influence has turned the island into an example to the rest of the world.
Lanzarote has achieved so much in retaining cultural influences and maintaining natural landscapes that it was declared a ‘Biosphere Preserve’ by UNESCO in 1993. Active Adventures offers different programs for guided walks and self-guided walks for people who like to explore the beauty of countryside and it's most hidden places by foot - You will have a different perspective about trekking in Europe, after we have finished!
The tour is available for the 3 and 7 days. The excursions are on a easy level (3 to 5 hours walks) and you will learn a lot about geology, flora and fauna and will be introduced to history and culture of this astonishing island.
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