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Montana Roja

Address: Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Spain
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

If staying in Playa Blanca, a walk up to the rim takes around 20-30 minutes. We went before lunch and it was quite warm, definitely take a drink. Path up can be slippy in places on loose rocks so wear suitable shoes. Nice view from the top looking down on Playa Blanca and North up the west side.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Easy to find the walk, not too steep and you can walk the crater rim. Great views over Playa Blanca and fuerteventura and people have made their names out of rocks in the crater which is sweet. Nice walk but suggest you do it early in the day as no shade whatsoever. Phew!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Very enjoyable amble up this volcano and around the crater. Views were excellent, although you need proper walking boots/shoes/trainers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Set off early, before dawn if you do early mornings. (I don't, but made the effort to set off from the "Tropical Island" about 7.30 and got to the top by 9). I got the number 30 local bus to the "El Pueblito" stop (next stop after the College) and walked on past the last buildings on this new road,... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The walking route from Playa Blanca is not well marked being rough pathmarks over waste land. You can drive and park near the bottom of the final part of the trail however, where is the fun in that. Wear good shoes, take water and a hat. Don't forget a rock suggest you make it small! The walk up is fairly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Amazing to climb up and see the crater and put your name in stones! How often do you get chance to do something like this that costs nothing!

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Cheltenham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Quite a nice walk uphill to the top of a volcano and not to be done when too hot. Trainers are best as you are walking on a rough path. At top you can see into the crater which is amazing. Allow 1 hour from the bottom to walk up. Can get the local Playa Blanca bus to near the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Starting from Timanfaya Palace, the walk up Montana Roja and around the rim is quite accessible to people of reasonable fitness. Good footwear is essential, ie, good fitting trainers - would not recommend flip-flops as some of the ground is loose ash and can be unstable. The views as you walk around the rim of the volcano are spectacular and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

If you are wanting to find something to do for an hour or two then you should definitely visit here. It is a pretty easy walk up it, although I would recommend trainers or pumps as it is pretty rocky. I think you would be ok with flip flops at a push if you haven't got better footwear but it... More

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Torquay, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

A walk up using the obvious rough tracks lead to a view of the Volcano and views of Playa Blanca and the coast.

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