Nature and hiking lovers on the island of Lanzarote are in for a treat. “Senderos FESTinajo” is the first edition of the Hiking Festival in Tinajo which will take place from the 25th to the 28th of May. The Festival includes three themed and guided hikes and the presentation of a Tinajo hiking guide.

The guide has been created in collaboration with well-known biologist and environmental educator Ignacio, aka “Nacho”, Romero from Senderismo Lanzarote. It’s a very comprehensive guide containing a total of ten trails in the municipality of Tinajo. It will be officially presented on Wednesday, 25th of May at 11h in Tinajo’s Municipal Theatre. The guide is available in four languages: Spanish, English, French and German. The guide will be available online here: https://www.tinajo.es/senderos.

The three themed and guided walks will take place in that same week:

The first of them will be on the same Wednesday, 25th of May at 18h. The hike will go from La Santa to La Laja del Sol and back. The theme that complements this hike is story-telling, the legend of Ana Viciosa. The route includes a visit to Ana la Viciosa’s Cave, in the Laja del Sol, where the place’s legend will be told by Gönat Gapote. On the way back to La Santa, there will will be a stop to enjoy the sunset on Picacho.
Meeting point: Avenida de la Santa, in front of the Varadero (harbour).
Difficulty: Low.
Duration: 3 hours.
Compulsory equipment: Flashlight or headlamp.
Registration on https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeVwr21kLmlx8uznoM-xt7oISJVRloB-RY2zmbsGQRMtH5pWg/viewform.
Registration will be open until Friday, 25th of May at noon (or earlier it places are all booked out).

The second trail will take place on Thursday, 26 May at 18h. It will take place around Montaña Colorada and it will be accompanied with the musical performance by timple player Gabriel Cubas Morales at Ortiz’s Cave.
Meeting point: LZ-56 Road, Kilometer 2.5 on the car park before the Montaña del Cuervo on the left, heading south.
Difficulty: Low.
Duration: 2:30 hours.
Compulsory equipment: Flashlight or headlamp.
Registration on https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdd46GikjpiSIf4eg9rFgouLY5kjXNe1yGW4Ifuzrc4r_GDJA/viewform.
Registration will be open until Thursday, 26th of May at noon (or earlier it places are all booked out).

And last, but not least, the third one will take place on Saturday, 28th of May at 10h. The area that will be visited is Los Risquetes and Caldera de “El Cuchillo”‘s Caldera. There will be also some cheese and wine tasting at the award-winning cheese maker “Filo del Cuchillo”.
Meeting place: Centro Sociocultural at El Cuchillo
Difficulty: Low.
Duration: 2:30 hours
Compulsory equipment: a good appetite for some local tasty products.
Registration on https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSczGXwqQs2-WUXkg0G3gl7BsXy_UkwFnmDNXIw794wjfodW5g/viewform.
Registration will be open until Friday, 27th of May at 12:00 h.

When presenting the Festival, Tinajo’s mayor Jesús Casimiro Machín Duque said: “we continue to grow as an alternative for nature tourism and trails and the FESTinajo initiative only confirms this. Now we offer trails with story-telling, with music and with tastings of kilometre zero. In short, Tinajo offers different trails with unique experiences and, at the same time, while we continue to promote local consumption, participants can enjoy the unique landscapes of the municipality of Tinajo”, he concluded.

Although registration is required, the “Senderos FESTinajo” walks are free of charge for Tinajo residents. Non-residents can attend by paying the very reasonable fee of €5, which can be paid on the day. Places for each hike are limited to 40 people so if you are interested, don’t hang about and book it!

When you fill in the details on the links provided above, you will receive a confirmation email from Tinajo’s Sports Department.