El Hierro, hike and dive

Who is it for?

Aimed at fans of local culture, geology, history and nature who want an organized trip combining guided hiking and dives with the freedom to discover the island “at your own pace”…You will have a rental car to follow exploring El Hierro when the daily activities are over and you can choose between different types of accommodation.

Why El Hierro?

Hundreds of visible volcanic cones and spectacular lava fields; thrilling views; the trails, witnesses of a past still alive; the traditional cuisine and fine wines; the ocean biodiversity; the temperature of the sea between 19º and 23º and the visibility close to 50 meters…

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Arrival at the airport / port, welcome, rental car delivery and transfer to the apartments.

Día 2: The route of the water

Mirador de Jinama – San Andrés – El Garoe – Valverde

12 km, +150 -650, 4 hours

Past, present and future of water in the island of El Hierro…walking from the Mirador de Jinama, by the “Earth that sounds”, to San Andrés…then passing the Garoé and its water tanks, the Valverde forest…ending up in the Capital.

MEETING POINT: VALVERDE 9.30.

Afternoon at your leisure…

Day 3: Route of the "Sabinas"

Sabinosa – Basco viewpoint – El Sabinar – Lomo Negro viewpoint

9 km, +550 -500, 4 hours

Junipers with incredible forms shaped by the Trade Winds…walking from Sabinosa, passing by the enchanted forest of Las Sabinas, the Mirador de Bascos …till the arrival at the Lomo Negro viewpoint.

MEETING POINT: TIGADAY 9.30.

Afternoon at your leisure…

Day 4: The pinewood of the kings

El Pinar – El Morcillo – El Pinar

11 km, +300 -300, 4 hours

From the Tanajara Viewpoint overlooking the village of El Pinar, crossing the southern vineyards, we will go into the Canary Pine forest that dominates the southern slope of the island. This pine forest will reveal to us the link it has with the volcanic terrain, surprising us with what it hides in its heart and with exciting views from the highest points of our route.

MEETING POINT: EL PINAR 9.30.

Afternoon at your leisure…

Day 5, 6 y 7: Two dives in the morning

Departure with the boat at 10 am from the port of La Restinga: first dive, rest and refreshment is normally carried out on the boat (although we can return to port), sailing to the next point of immersion, reaching La Restinga at 1 pm. There are 24 immersion points, 12 located inside the marine reserve of La Restinga and another 12 points located in the limits of the same, all of them with great landscaping interest and animal life, with its peculiarities that make of El Hierro a destination so visited by divers.
Afternoon at your leisure…

Day 8: Departure

Transfer to airport/port and departure .

Details

Persons: Minimun 2
Difficulty:   medium
Total Distance:about 32 km
Trails: rocky and loose volcanic materials sections; dirt tracks.
Diving: dives are chosen according to certification and experience.

Material Required

For the hiking activities it is recommended to wear suitable clothing (in layers, to protect our body from possible inclement weather and keep it dry at all times by combining three different types of clothing), comfortable and strong boots, raincoat, fine and / or thick pile (depending on the season), hat, backpack, trekking sticks, waterbottle, sun cream, sunglasses, camera.

For the diving, air cylinder and weights are included; It is possible to rent the complete equipment with a supplement.

Dates

Custom dates available all year around.

Accommodation

For the first 3 nights, you can choose one of our selection of different accommodation:

In La Restinga:

Organized by

Atlantidea Senderismo y Excursiones and La Restinga Diving Center (http://www.buceoelbajon.com/).

MORE INFORMATION AND/OR RESERVATIONS
Call 649650913 or send an email to atlantidea@hotmail.com

Cost

From 585€ p.p. taxes included (3 nights in Apartamentos los Verodes in Tigaday and 4 nights in Apartamentos Varadero in La Restinga)

It includes:
Accommodation, 7 nights; Pack of 3 hikes with local guide; Rental car with full insurance; Accident insurance for hiking activities; Pack of 6 dives including air cylinders, weights, boat transfers and guide; All entry fees to the Interpretation Centres.

For more information and/or reservations call +34 649 650 913 or write us in our contact form.