Example day programme hiking package

The program below serves as the basis of the hiking package. Depending on the group, the weather and other unforeseen circumstances this programme can be adjusted.

General day schedule

The day structure during the racing bike package looks roughly as follows:

  • Wake-up session
  • Extensive breakfast buffet
  • Short or longer hike or free morning
  • Communal lunch in local Spanish restaurant
  • Short hike, continue longer hike or free afternoon
  • Dinner together at Villa Vital

Below we describe the planned hikes, their length and gravity. Think of this as a guideline, so you know what you can expect.

Day 1

  • Day of arrival
  • When arriving early, communal lunch in nearby restaurant
  • When arriving early, free afternoon
  • Dinner at Villa Vital

Day 2

  • Morning: hike along the east coast, starting at the salt museum (Salinas del Carmen) to the picturesque village Pozo Negro, gelegen in een prachtige afgelegen baai
    • Duration: ca. 1 ¾ hours
    • Profile: number of short climbs
  • Lunch in Pozo Negro
  • Afternoon, choice between:
    • Free afternoon
    • Hike through the natural park directly adjacent to Villa Vital
    • Sight seeing in Caleta de Fuste: lots of small shops, nice beach, many terraces
  • Dinner at Villa Vital
Salinas - Pozo Negro
Salinas PozoNegro 2

Day 3

  • Morning: hike to and through the beautiful gorge near Vega de Rio Palmas.

    In the gorge a small chapel is waiting for you as surprise

    • Duration: 1 – 1 ¼ uur
    • Profilel: little height difference
  • Lunch in the picturesque town of Betancuria in a restaurant with a beautiful plant garden.
  • Afternoon: walk from Betancuria through the central mountain landscape to Vega de Rio Palmas.
    • Duration: 2 – 2 ½ hours
    • Profile: 250 m climbing, 350 m descending
Vega De Rio Palmas
Vega De Rio Palmas
Betancuria
Betancuria - Vega de Rio Palmas

Day 4

  • Morning, choice of:
    1. Hike at La Matilla. We walk towards a beautiful viewpoint overlooking the west coast of the island..
      • Duration: 1 ½ – 1 ¾ hours
      • Profile: 230 m climbing, 230 m descending
    2. Visit to craftsmen’s market in Lajares.
  • Lunch in El Cotillo, in the far northwest of the island, in one of the most delicious restaurants on the island (yet very affordable).
  • Afternoon: walk on the beach of El Cotillo. Here you will often find very nice waves and therefore also a lot of surfers.
    • Duration: 1 ½ hours
    • Profile: flat
La Matilla
Lajares market
Restaurant La Vaca Azul
El Cotillo strand

Day 5

  • Morning: free

    After 2 somewhat longer days it’s time for a lovely morning off.

  • Lunch in Tiscamanita, a few kilometres from Villa Vital
  • Afternoon: beautiful circular hike through the central mountain landscape
    • Duration: 2 ½ – 3 hours
    • Profile: 450 m climbing, 450 m descending
Morro Janana
Morro Janana

Day 6

  • Morning: walk from Morro Jable to Cofete, all the way in the south. We walk over the mountain range. Here you enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the island.
    • Duration: ca. 2 hours
    • Profile: 325 m climbing, 325 m descending
  • Lunch in the small, remote village dorpje Cofete

    Enjoy the view of the mountains you have just crossed

  • Afternoon: we hike back from Cofete to Morro Jable
    • Duration: ca. 2 hours
    • Profile: 325 m climbing, 325 m descending
Morro Jable - Cofete
GranValle Cofete 2
Morro Jable - Cofete
GranValle Cofete 5

Day 7

  • Morning: short walk to the Black Caves of Ajuy
    • Duration: ca. 1 hour
    • Profile: flat
  • Lunch in the cosy village of Ajuy, overlooking the beautiful bay.
  • Afternoon, choice from:
    • Hike in the mountain landscape from Toto
      • Duration: approx. 1 ½ – 2 hours
      • Profile: 200 m climbing, 200 m descending
    • Visit to goat / cheese farm
    • Visit to Aloe Vera plantation & shop
Zwarte Grotten van Ajuy
Ajuy 2
Restaurant Jaula De Oro
geitenboerderij

Day 8

  • Day of departure