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Hills In Lanzarote

Hills In Lanzarote


Postby pollyh33 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:34 pm

Hi Folks

I'm heading to Lanzarote soonish and I was hoping to get some hills done while I'm there.

Any useful information on terrain and accessibility would be gratefully received.

Cheers X
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Re: Hills In Lanzarote

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Re: Hills In Lanzarote

Postby pollyh33 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:57 pm



Great idea.

I knew those Christmas book tokens would come in handy!

Thank you X
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Re: Hills In Lanzarote

Postby Caberfeidh » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:27 am

I have only been to Tenerife, one of the islands you will be able to see in the distance. It was rocky and deserty with spikey plants. So stout boots, a wide-brimmed sun hat and lots of water are all necessary. Don't forget the sunbloc.

Mount Teide#ii.jpg
Mount Teide on Tenerife


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You may need to drink rum out of coconut shells


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Deserty mountains; sheer hell.
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Re: Hills In Lanzarote

Postby pollyh33 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:00 pm

Caberfeidh wrote:I have only been to Tenerife, one of the islands you will be able to see in the distance. It was rocky and deserty with spikey plants. So stout boots, a wide-brimmed sun hat and lots of water are all necessary. Don't forget the sunbloc.

Mount Teide#ii.jpg


Tenerife Hotel#iiC.jpg


Tenerife#iiC.jpg


Jings you really are the man for all seasons!!!

Cheers CB, I'll be sure to look out for you as we fly over the high seas to Lanzarote. X
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Re: Hills In Lanzarote

Postby Sgurr » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:25 pm

The Sunflower Guides are written for people who go to places where most people want to lie on the beach, but some people don't. We have always found them invaluable in e.g. Madiera, Majorca,Cyprus. There is one on The Algarve. They do variously graded walks and some car trips.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Landscapes-Algarve-Sunflower-Countryside-Guides/dp/1856911454/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1514733714&sr=1-2-fkmr0&keywords=Sunflower+Guide+to+Lanarote
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Re: Hills In Lanzarote

Postby pollyh33 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:31 pm

Sgurr wrote:The Sunflower Guides are written for people who go to places where most people want to lie on the beach, but some people don't. We have always found them invaluable in e.g. Madiera, Majorca,Cyprus. There is one on The Algarve. They do variously graded walks and some car trips.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Landscapes-Algarve-Sunflower-Countryside-Guides/dp/1856911454/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1514733714&sr=1-2-fkmr0&keywords=Sunflower+Guide+to+Lanarote


Thanks Sgurr,

I'll get myself online tonight.
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Re: Hills In Lanzarote

Postby Robinho08 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:36 pm

The hills there are not nearly as high as those on the other Canary Islands such as Tenerife and Gran Canaria.

I done two small volcano cones when I was there a few years ago, the terrain is dry and dusty and more rocky as you gain height.

I done this trip report over on ScottishHills, that'll give you an idea:

http://www.scottishhills.com/html/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=12660
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Re: Hills In Lanzarote

Postby pollyh33 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:00 pm

Robinho08 wrote:The hills there are not nearly as high as those on the other Canary Islands such as Tenerife and Gran Canaria.

I done two small volcano cones when I was there a few years ago, the terrain is dry and dusty and more rocky as you gain height.

I done this trip report over on ScottishHills, that'll give you an idea:

http://www.scottishhills.com/html/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=12660


I'll have a wee look on SH later- thanks Robin

PS Did you ever return my WHW DVD??? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Hills In Lanzarote

Postby Robinho08 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:27 pm

pollyh33 wrote:
Robinho08 wrote:The hills there are not nearly as high as those on the other Canary Islands such as Tenerife and Gran Canaria.

I done two small volcano cones when I was there a few years ago, the terrain is dry and dusty and more rocky as you gain height.

I done this trip report over on ScottishHills, that'll give you an idea:

http://www.scottishhills.com/html/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=12660


I'll have a wee look on SH later- thanks Robin

PS Did you ever return my WHW DVD??? :lol: :lol: :lol:


No probs. Yeah, I certainly did. Take it you never received it then? :(
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Re: Hills In Lanzarote

Postby pollyh33 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:02 pm

Robinho08 wrote:
pollyh33 wrote:
Robinho08 wrote:The hills there are not nearly as high as those on the other Canary Islands such as Tenerife and Gran Canaria.

I done two small volcano cones when I was there a few years ago, the terrain is dry and dusty and more rocky as you gain height.

I done this trip report over on ScottishHills, that'll give you an idea:

http://www.scottishhills.com/html/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=12660


I'll have a wee look on SH later- thanks Robin

PS Did you ever return my WHW DVD??? :lol: :lol: :lol:


No probs. Yeah, I certainly did. Take it you never received it then? :(


Ha ha only joking- yeah you definitely sent it back. :D
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Re: Hills In Lanzarote

Postby Robinho08 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:12 pm

:lol: got me there. :lol: :clap:
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Re: Hills In Lanzarote

Postby Graeme D » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:48 pm

Aye right, the only thing you will be climbing in Lanzarote will be a bar stool! :lol:
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Re: Hills In Lanzarote

Postby scoob999 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:01 pm





If you're hiring a car get one where you take it back with a full tank, we drove all week and never even got it half empty :shock:

If doing Teide apply for a permit now although you may be to late? You could always get the last cable cable car up and wait for the guard to go down, nip up to the summit and you'd have to walk down though.

Masca gorge is highly recommended as well 8)

Forget that! Wrong Island :roll: :lol:
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Re: Hills In Lanzarote

Postby pollyh33 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:58 pm

scoob999 wrote:https://youtu.be/nG4rjOwXuX4



If you're hiring a car get one where you take it back with a full tank, we drove all week and never even got it half empty :shock:

If doing Teide apply for a permit now although you may be to late? You could always get the last cable cable car up and wait for the guard to go down, nip up to the summit and you'd have to walk down though.

Masca gorge is highly recommended as well 8)

Forget that! Wrong Island :roll: :lol:


Jeezo Scoob, you'd be really shite at the 'Fi on?' posts!
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