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El Hierro GR131

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El Hierro GR131

398 € per person
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GR131 of El Hierro: an itinerary designed for good hikers who seek to enter the most emblematic routes of El Hierro. This is a three-stage tour that offers various levels of difficulty determined by the length of your tour. We have designed a tour of 5 days and 4 nights, divided into 3 stages with daily milestones that will allow you to conquer one of the most unique hiking routes in the Canary Islands. In these journeys you will have the adequate technical and logistical support and in each route the most convenient accommodation in El Hierro.

A 5-day, 3-night walking break along the GR131 in El Hierro:

– 1st Stage: from Tamaduste to San Andrés (13 Km)

– 2nd Stage: from San Andrés to the Ermita de la Virgen de Los Reyes (20.5 km)

– 3rd: from Sabinosa to Orchilla lighthouse (10,5 Km)

 

WARNING: The route in stages along the GR131 requires good physical condition and walking safety and is only suitable for regular hikers. Tip: Interspersing a rest day between each stage can help you to successfully complete this programme.

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Any arrival date is suitable . 

GR131 from El Hierro

For a 5-day getaway, discover the most spectacular hiking route in three stages.

Along the GR131 you will cross the Cumbres de El Hierro walking from coast to coast from one end to the other. You will reach the highest peak on the island, the Pico del Mal Paso , and you will discover the mythical Hermitage of the Virgen de Los Reyes , and the legendary Orchilla Lighthouse .

  • 1st stage: from Tamaduste to San Andrés
  • 2nd stage: from San Andrés to the Hermitage of the Virgen de Los Reyes
  • 3rd stage: from Sabinosa to Orchilla Lighthouse

Total route, on foot: 43.5 km .

    • Transfers organized in each stage to and from the hotel
    • Accommodation included (with breakfast)
    • Logistical support, route maps and assistance.
    • Any date of the year is possible. Check availability

Do not miss out on visiting the spectacular GR131 of El Hierro !! We are waiting for you.

  • Destination
  • Included
    Arrival transfer
    Bed & Breakfast accommodation
    Liability and accidents insurance
    Luggage transfer
    Maps and printed descriptions
    Transfers by taxi and regular bus
  • Not Included
    access permissions
    Bicycle rental
    Bus transfers
    Cable-car
    Car Rental
    field telescope
    Guide
    Half board accommodation
    HAVEN hanging tent
    in/out Airport transfer
    Local flights + Ferry
    Tasting
    Transfer by ship
    Two nights in a hotel
1
Day 1

Arrival to El Hierro

Transfer to the hotel Boomerang in Valverde.
Accommodation + breakfast: Hotel Boomerang or similar (Valverde)
2
Day 2

1st Stage - from Tamaduste to San Andrés

After a short transfer to Tamaduste, located by the sea, the first stage of GR 131 begins upwards to San Andrés. The vegetation on the first stretch of the coast is made up of beautiful tabaibales, which will disappear as the ascent continues. The profile of the road is steep and the ascent is rapid. When you reach Valverde, the capital of El Hierro with a population of just 1,600, you will have reached an altitude of 900 metres. The sea of mist is present and forces the temperature to drop. The path continues between fayas and heather and climbs steadily up to San Andrés. We are in the area of influence of the trade winds and on the way we can see La Gorona del Viento, a self-generating electricity generating plant that covers the demand of the whole island. The village of Tiñor is located at the base of the Herreña plateau and foretells our arrival at the end of the first stage. Shortly after, the agricultural village of San Andrés appears, 1100 metres above sea level, where we will find shelter after this first stage on the GR 131.

Niveau 4 13 km | +1077 m / -41 m


Accommodation + breakfast: Hotel Lua or similar (El Pinar)
3
Day 3

2nd Stage - San Andrés to the Ermita Virgen de Los Reyes

After breakfast short transfer to San Andrés to continue the route towards La Llanía. The ascent is now moderate and crosses enclosures with livestock and fields of crops that are now abandoned. We reach the cliff from where the whole area of El Golfo stretches out at our feet. The GR 131 skirts the cliff and continues its ascent to Pico de Malpaso, the highest point on El Hierro, at 1501 metres. From there you have an extraordinary 360º view, with the islands of Tenerife, La Gomera and La Palma on the horizon. Little by little the path descends until it reaches the Cruz de Los Humilladeros, from where it begins a steep descent that takes us to the Ermita de La Virgen de Los Reyes, the end point of this stage. A taxi awaits to take us back to the hotel in El Pinar for a well-deserved rest after more than 7 hours of walking.

20,5 km | + 509 m / -855 m


Accommodation + breakfast: Hotel Lua or similar (El Pinar)
4
Day 4

3rd Stage -

Sabinosa - Faro de Orchilla

The 3rd stage corresponds to the Ruta del Meridiano, so called because it ends at the legendary Orchilla Lighthouse. A short transfer takes us to Sabinosa from where we follow the winding road until we reach the Ermita Ermita de la Virgen de Los Reyes. Once there, we take the GR 131 downhill all the way to the Lighthouse. The road crosses areas of enclosures with goats and sheep. This is a landscape of recent volcanic origin, with little vegetation and lashed by violent winds. When we reach the lighthouse area, we can visit the Zero Meridian Monument and the Cueva del Acantilado, a volcanic tube some 400 metres long that can be accessed from the lighthouse and ends in a cliff. There the taxi awaits us again to return to Pozo de La Salud.

Niveau 3 10,5 km | +575 m / -785 m


Accommodation + breakfast: Hotel Lua or similar (El Pinar)
5
Day 5

Departure

Transfer on your own to the airport for departure or extension of your stay in El Hierro.

TOUR LOCATION

The GR131 of El Hierro: a programme designed for experienced hikers who wish to explore the most emblematic routes of El Hierro. A three-stage route that offers various levels of difficulty determined by the length of the route. We have designed a route of 5 days and 4 nights, divided into 3 stages with daily milestones that will allow you to conquer one of the most unique hiking routes in the Canary Islands. On these treks you will have the appropriate technical and logistical support and on each route the most convenient accommodation in El Hierro.

PRICES / SERVICES

Price from: 398 € per person  in price included:
  • 4 nights accommodation with breakfast
  • Airport transfer on arrival
  • 3 Hiking tours
  • Taxi transfers and regular bus transfers
  • Luggage transfer, maps and printed descriptions
  • Online video conference and infos
The price do NOT include:
  • Flight/Ferry from/to your country to El Hierro
  • Departure transfer
Price per person: (double room): 398 € Single supplement: +185 €

ACCOMMODATION

according to availability:

Additional overnights

It is also possible to book some additional days, before or after the hiking week, or an additional week to relax.

Difficulty

To successfully achieve the 3 stages fromGR 131 it is necessary a good physical condition, steady walk andlack of vertigo. According to the year season, temperatures can be extreme (hot and/or cold). Therefore, it is necessary to have suitable warm clothes permanently, to be removed as layers if necessary. Some parts of this trail include passages with slippery loose stone. Although most of this trail is roomy enough, certain sections are quite aerial and require caution. Using hiking poles is highly recommended.

Trails

El Hierro has a well signposted network of trails. All sections where from our tours are perfectly marked. In addition to the detailed map of La Palma, you will get from us precise indications of each route and assistance from the hotline on your walks.

We recommend

Appropriate hiking clothing and sturdy footwear. During the tours, it is necessary to have food and drink enough, as well as sun protection, a cap, wind jacket and, in the winter months, warm clothing. We do offer wooden walking sticks for free.

Singles

The program is suitable for single travelers, although it is subject to an additional charge.

Luggage transfer

We move your luggage from one accommodation to next, so on your hikes you should only carry a backpack with the essentials of the day. For the whole trip, it is recommendable to use a single suitcase, not bigger than 20 kg.

You can book at any date!


Price do not include flights, dinners, and picnics. You can book at any date!

¡Important!

Before formalizing your booking accommodations availability must be requested