On a clear day there’s a fantastic view from the road leading from Costa Teguise towards Montaña Tahiche, you can normally see the beaches along the coast of Fuerteventura. I decided that it was time to explore this area in more detail and parked the car in the level area just in front of the section that had been quarried.
It was a hazy summer’s day, not perfect conditions for admiring the view but none the less, it was time to climb the mountain. Walking up the steps into the quarry, I followed the track right which led around the base, after a short distance the track turned left and started climbing.
Before long there was a track leading upwards rather than around the base, after a short steeper climb I could see down into the centre of the corona. Here the path was less obvious and a loose surface, not giving a thought to the descent I climbed steadily upwards.
The view despite the haze was worth it, the climb up of 170m is just over 1km, it was really interesting to pick out the landmarks such as the golf course, Telamon shipwreck, Gran Hotel etc.
You can clearly see the black lava flow and the César Manrique Foundation below, this is a fabulous panoramic view and you really don’t have to work too hard or walk very far to enjoy it. Coming down was not so easy, there was a tendency to slip on the loose rocks but take your time, wear trainers or walking boots and you’ll be fine.
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I picked up the path at the base and continued around the back of the volcano, there are some lovely old terraces in this area, marked out with dry stone walls. The path ended at the sports stadium, simply exit the car park and turn left along this road, once you pass the school and a few shops, take the left hand one way road which will bring you back to the start point.
This is a lovely 3km circular walk in Lanzarote, it only took an hour to complete, just allow some extra time to enjoy the views from the top.