Caldera Blanca

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Yorkshire Lad
York, UK1,486 contributions
Apr 2022
I'm a big head. Ahh that caught your eye!

No it's true, I am. But with good reason I reckon, having seen active volcanoes in Indonesia, New Zealand and South America to name but a few locations. But Caldera Blanca and it's little boy next door are right up there even though there's no smoke, fire, steam or the smell of bad eggs.

Close to Tinajo, head off the main drag before you get to the Volcano Information Centre - worth a visit in itself. Half a mile along cinder tracks, park up and walk through a mile or so of lava. Helpful information boards give great background to the vulcanology and the history of this fascinating area.

First up around the rim was the Baby Volcano, which is an easy climb, follow the edge and head down to the lava sea on the other side. A couple of hundred metres, pick up the main trail to VCB. The path is easy to follow and then wow what a bowl looking down, with superb views across the island.

Really impressive and worth a couple of hours which we allowed for both rims up and down and we are old fat 60 year olds so don't let any kid tell you it's hard, coz it ain't!
Written 2 April 2022
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Fran
Aberdeen, UK16 contributions
Dec 2021
On of the most interesting walks I've ever done! Through a lava field at first (which was the dullest bit), then we went the steep way up to the rim of the crater. Views from top are amazing and easy to walk all the way around the crater rim which was great. There is also a path (bit well hidden) that we went down to get into the centre of the crater itself.
One the way back, our route took us past a number of lava caves that you could walk into. Very interesting
It was windy on the top, guess that's Lanzarote for you!
Pretty large car parking area, though it was a popular spot so pretty full by the time we arrived (about 11am).
I cannot believe that our Cicerone guide book didn't rate this walk more highly. Not every day you get to walk all the way around the rim and into an old volcano!
Written 10 December 2021
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Sally S
3 contributions
Jan 2020
The walk took us a few hours we walked around the crater anticlockwise where as most I would say clockwise. Great view of the National Park from both sides of the crater.
You will need to carry water and any refreshments you require. There is no shelter.
Written 21 February 2020
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Jeff K
Garachico, Spain13 contributions
Feb 2020
This is highlight of a visit to Lanzarote- I am reasonably fit and it took me 2.5hours to walk from the car park to walk up from the furthest point, round the crater to the highest point and down via the path nearest the smaller crater. Great views best with walking boots, sun hat and water, amazing views with a big deep crater with steep sides ( inside and out) and a narrow rim all adding to the experience.
Written 3 February 2020
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Carl w
Ireland58 contributions
Dec 2019
Excellent walk well worth doing if you are reasonably fit. Fairly easy but some steep bits if you do the complete circuit. No shade at all so go prepared in hot weather. Can also be quite exposed and cold on the higher parts in winter.
Written 31 December 2019
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Richard B
Edinburgh, UK3,890 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
The Caldera is part of Timanfaya National Park. However, it is free to hike there without a guide.

The hike /walk takes 3-4 hours and would be suitable for most ages and abilities. The views are truly spectacular and anyone not wanting to be part of the bus tour or official walking tour would benefit from a walk around this area. A walk down to the coast is possible or up to the caldera.

A less busy and no less interesting visit to the National Park.
Written 23 December 2019
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Natalie C
23 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
This is a great volcano walk. Unlike the more famous Timafanya, there are no coaches and no crowds - just you and the landscape. You will need to take lots of water and any food you need as it is completely remote.

The route I took was 11km and, because I was going quite slowly and taking photos, it took nearly 4 hours. The climb is pretty easy but the way down does have some slightly slippery shale sections - so wear decent walking shoes. It’s also windy at the top so worth packing an extra layer.

There are two suggested places to park. There is a church in town with ample parking, but it is about 2kms away from the walk’s starting point in the badlands. It is better to go to the small car park (down a dirt track) right on the fringe of the badlands. As others say though, parking there is quite limited so if you are going in high season, try to arrive early.
Written 5 May 2019
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Tobias B
Saarbrücken, Germany95 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
If you are into outdoors and have kids you can go here but you should know what you do. My son is five and sometimes I had to give him a helping hand because of heavy wind and slippery passages. However it is a great trip worth to go.
Written 21 March 2019
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Dominique v
55 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
We think this was our best vulcano walk on Lanzarote. First you go through a lava fiel for abkut an hour and then you go up the vulcano, we went clockwise on the crater (which is easier to climb) this resulted in a bit difficult desent. The views you'll get from the this vulcano are breathtaking.
Written 18 March 2019
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Dean P
Ljubljana, Slovenia157 contributions
Feb 2019
Quite a hike, if you want to make it all! We needed 5 hours to climb and circle two calderas an much more (no haste).
Be early (parking is small) and take a lot of water - we had 1 l/person, cool day - not sufficient. Views are stunning and the path is (for good shoes - must) ok. There are informative panels all the way long.
Written 22 February 2019
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