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Lanzarote Walk - Montana Cuervo

Starting point:

Roadside parking on the LZ56, just by the Municipo de Tinajo markers.


I have found this to be the best map for both walking routes and driving, from Discovery Walking Guides Ltd

Lanzarote Tour and Trail Map 1:40,000 scale


Distance: 2.2 miles

Date of Walk: 30 January 2015 (revisited)

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Lanzarote walk Montana Cuervo - sketch map

Montana Cuervo

Introduction/Start: This an easy level walk around the volcanic cone Montana Cuervo which should be within virtually anyone’s capabilities. It is worth doing even though it is short because it reveals some of the amazing different rock colours which volcanic activity causes. The entry into the crater itself is straightforward and again the contrasts of colours in the rocks are amazing.

There are some tremendous views across the lunar like landscape.

Montaña Cuervo was the first volcano created during the 1730 to 1736 Tymanfaya eruption, which changed Lanzarote’s landscape for ever.

I first visited this walk some years ago. The route itself has not changed but there are now a number of information boards as you circumnavigate the cone. Also, a purpose built car park has been created a few hundred yards further north of the lay-by mentioned below, which I do not recall from previously. A well manicured path runs from this to the route round the cone.

One disadvantage of the large car park and the easy nature of the walk is that coaches sometimes turn up. This can increase your company on the walk so try and pick a “coachless” time!


View of Caldera Colorada

The walk starts from a lay-by at the west side of the LZ-56 road which runs due north to Mancha Blanca from the LZ-30. The lay-by is next to large marker signs on stone plinths at either side of the road indicating the boundary of the Municipo de Tinajo, so is pretty much unmissable.

The path from the lay-by is obvious. Just follow it to the base of the cone and walk around it. It does not matter which way round you go but do take the opportunity to go through the gap into the crater itself.

Entrance to Montana Cuervo Crater

Montana Cuervo Crater Floor

Crater Walls

Crater Exit Montana Cuervo

View over the lunar landscape

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