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Camino de Jinama, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain.
Camino de Jinama, El Hierro

The Canary Islands

With breathtaking mountains and rugged volcanic landscapes there is a lot of beautiful nature to be discovered on the Canary Islands beyond the well-known beaches.

The remote and spectacular island of El Hierro, with huge cliffs and a volcanic hotspot bubbling underneath the sea.

The volcanic playground of Tenerife.

The stunning hiking routes amongst volcanic cones and giant craters on La Palma.

El Hierro – A volcanic hotspot underneath the sea

El Hierro – A volcanic hotspot underneath the sea

El Hierro, the most remote and authentic of the Canary Islands, with volcanic activity still bubbling underneath the sea. Once considered as the edge of the known world, El Hierro consists mostly of huge cliffs rising straight up from the sea to over 1000 metres high, and an enormous crescent shaped valley. Itโ€™s absolutely spectacular.

La Palma – Cumbre Vieja volcano route

La Palma – Cumbre Vieja volcano route

On the same day that Fagradalsfjall in Iceland subsided, the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma cracked open a new crater and roared into life on 19 September 2021. But this is no friendly flowing volcano like the gentle Fagradalsfjall. Cumbre Vieja Natural Park offers stunning hiking routes amongst volcanic cones and giant craters. Now that this fierce volcano has settled down again, the Cumbre Vieja Ruta de los Volcanes (Volcano Route) is one of the finest walks you can do on La Palma.

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Pico del Teide – A volcanic playground

Pico del Teide – A volcanic playground

Pico del Teide on Tenerife is the biggest mountain of Spain. Surrounded by a huge caldera, its peak rises up an astonishing 3718 metres into thin air. Its flanks are a volcanic playground, with a multitude of colourful cones and bizarre cathedral-like formations, and winding roads along titled layers of rock. You can go all the way to the top of Pico del Teide by cable car and enjoy amazing views over the Canary Islands.

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