|Difficulty: Moderate. Strong climb and fast descent, if running.|
|Walking (3 h 20 min): One of the most beautiful trails in Lanzarote. Well worth taking time to admire the views from the Famara cliffs.|
|Running (2 h 30 min): Intense mountain training.|
- Distancia 11.91 km
- Tiempo 2 h 30 min
- Velocidad 6.0 km/h
- Min. Elevación 55 m
- Max. Altura 619 m
- Desnivel + 645 m
- Desnivel - 647 m
The route: Demanding trail that offers beautiful rewards.
This is one of the island’s star trails for walkers and mountain runners alike who never fail to be captivated by the wild beauty of the surrounding landscapes and the demanding gradients. What starts as a wide track becomes a narrow path which you should stick to, both for your safety and out of respect for the environment.
Once at the top of the ravine, walk round the as far as the Ermita de Las Nieves chapel, where you’ll have to move away from the edge as there is no path. Take a dirt road on the left next to some signs which should be followed for several kilometres until you reach a sign that says Barranco de Maramajo. Head right in that direction and, after a steep descent you’ll reach the edge of the cliff again. The sign that says Las Laderas is at the start of a downhill path which offers stunning views and is great fun for runners.
|Best feature: One of the best views of the island.|
|Point of interest on route: The Famara Cliffs: A treasure trove of unique plantlife. | Lanzarote’s largest desert area: The El Jable mineral river.
Photos: Patrick Müller [instagram.com/patrickams]