From soaring volcanic peaks and ancient lava fields, to sprawling vineyards and idyllic sandy beaches, Lanzarote’s ruggedly beautiful terrain is tailor-made for exploring and there are ample opportunities to enjoy adventure and outdoor activities on the island.
The hilly terrain is ideal for hiking and there are a number of scenic walking trails located around the island like the Famara coastal cliffs walk and around the Timanfaya National Park, as well as a network of mountain biking routes.
Despite the island’s diverse scenery, most visitors still make a beeline for the coast, where the miles of unspoiled beaches offer everything from tranquil swimming spots to world-class surf breaks. Famara Beach on the northwest coast is a top spot for surfing, windsurfing, kiteboarding and parascending; Charco del Palo and Puerto del Carmen are renowned for scuba diving; whereas the southern beaches between Punta del Papagayo and Playa Blanca, are best for snorkeling, kayaking and sailing.
There are plenty of adventure activities to try on dry land too: off-road buggy riding is a thrilling way to tour the island; hand gliding and paragliding is possible from the cliffs above Famara Beach; or you could enjoy a camel trek through the volcanic landscape of Timanfaya National Park.