Calderon Hondo

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Calderon Hondo
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supriyo c
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany46 contributions
Couples
We had a great day here, though the logistics of the visit need to be gleaned from multiple websites and reviews. Basically what you need to do is drive towards Lajares, and just before reaching the town take the right towards Majanicho. Within a kilometer of the turn you will find a parking lot on the right. You need to start your hike here. Its around 4.5 km to the crater. After around 200m the path forks in two directions. What most people do( and I will also recommend) is that you take the left path to reach the crater. The last stretch of this climb is a bit sharp. Once at the top, you will find a great view of the crater and a gang of super cute and tiny squirrels( do carry some tidbits with you if you want them to flock to you and pose). From here we did a semicircle of the peak to reach the viewing gallery on the other side. Now this part does involve carefully going over rocks as there is no path, hence this may be a bit difficult with small children. Once on the bridge its a smooth downward path onto the fork I mentioned earlier. Of course you can also take the path on the right from the fork, and easily reach the viewing gallery. The views from here are also pretty great.
Overall I will say the epic barrenness and rugged beauty and the sort of post-apocalyptic set piece that you experience from the top was worth the effort and sweat.
Written March 30, 2022
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Ciccio777
London, UK177 contributions
Solo
I rented a mountain bike for the day and wanted to visit the vulcano. If you’re a regular cyclist it’s quite easy to get to the point of the crater. If you’re in Corralejo you can just follow the path just outside the north of the city. It doesn’t even take that long. I cycled not more than 45 minutes to get there. At the top you can admire the island panorama…beautiful!
Written September 16, 2021
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chipsnscraps
northeast12 contributions
Family
Great cycle up from corralejo and a straightforward walk up the volcano. Take something healthy for the Barbary ground squirrels (which are pretty much chipmunks) to eat and some water and they will be all over you. They are desperately cute. the views from the top of the volcano are fantastic. You can walk round the rim of the volcano if you have sturdy shoes and feel confident to do so.
It’s one of those trips that makes you feel like you’ve earned the next day by the pool especially if you continue on to el cotillo or in our case majanicho then cycle back along the coast. I’d recommend bike corralejo for decent mountain bikes that are looked after and friendly service. There’s a big spar supermarket near bike corralejo to pick up supplies for the trip and it’s near the start of the off road path to hondo from corralejo. Look up online whats healthy for the squirrels as some things can be harmful
Written August 27, 2021
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MrMrsW50
Brecon, UK613 contributions
Friends
The walk up to and around the Calderon Hondo was one of our Fuerteventura highlights. There are a number of different access points and routes that can be taken, but we chose to start near the village of Lajares. From here, there is a circular route which, taking the anti-clockwise direction, starts with a wide gravel path on a steady gradient up the mountain towards the crater. The going is easy and the views back across Lajares are beautiful. Eventually the wide path gives way to slightly rockier terrain as it winds higher towards the summit, at which point the spectacular views ahead towards the sand dunes and Corralejo open up. The last part of the track to the edge of the crater is steeper and narrower, but relatively short and it is worth the final push to get there and peer down into the Calderon. Continuing on the circular walk, the going appeared more challenging around the crater and as we were on a time limit we opted to return the way we had come up but, if you have the time, the rest of the circuit would be equally rewarding.
Written May 3, 2022
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Thebates22
Chester, UK1,626 contributions
Couples
We hired a couple of mountain bikes (separate review) and rode from Corralejo to the car park at Calderon Hondo, the trip time there was about 45mins (7.7km / 193m of uphill) and was 90% off road and lots of uphill on a loose volcanic surface / return journey was about 30mins (7.7km / 13m of uphill) and was mostly downhill.

The walk up to Calderon Hondo from the car park via the right hand (steep route) was very easy and is rewarded with fantastic views into the crater. Well worth the effort.
Written November 9, 2020
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Howard E
Harrow, UK39 contributions
This is a nice walk, easy to follow and peaceful. I wouldn't suggest doing this in flip flops or mules, equally you don't need walking shoes or boots. A pair of trainers or sturdy sandals such as Teva with a good grip is fine. We've done the walk a couple of times. There are great views and whilst you will also see other visitors, it has been quiet each time we have been. We went up and down the same, easier way this time and didn't walk around the top. We were back to the car easily inside two hours having spent a bit of time at the top, visiting what I think is a little abandoned goatherd structure a couple of minutes off the path on the way.
Written January 29, 2020
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LordLukethe3rd
55 contributions
Couples
We took the right-hand route which was relatively easy. The last 100m up to the viewing platform was reasonably steep, and loose gravel on the path made it fairly slippery, especially on the descent. Looking at other visitors some less mobile people struggled a little on this section, but seemed to make it in the end. Less than two hours round trip from lajares, despite stopping quite a lot for photos!
Written March 10, 2022
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Adrian T
Sheffield, UK93 contributions
Solo
Walked from Corralejo which is about 8k to the crater rim. The walk is straightforward along a dirt road which has a good surface. The climb to the top is quick and easy and the path takes you to a viewing platform. You can however walk around the rim of the volcano to see it from all angles. It’s great to see a volcano in tact.
Written October 28, 2021
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drboothy
Manchester25 contributions
Family
Seems to be the best full (circular) volcano crater in the north of the island. Park on the south side to walk, about 3 miles total round. If you are with young children take the path on the east side (right as you approach) as if is much easier, follow it all the way around to the north side of the crater and there is a path and steps to the top.

Amazing views from the top.
Written October 26, 2021
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Graeme B
Los Cristianos, Spain19,851 contributions
Couples
After another 20 minute drive off road, we found the path to the volcano.
The path up is rugged & steep towards the top, where you can a good view of the volcano from the viewing platform & great views all around.

Dozens of Chipmunks to feed, so take some nuts, we didn't but they did love a drink of water.

Walk down was a bit more challenging, but ok if your careful.
The walk to & from the car with a look around was 45 minutes

Beware it is very dusty, & very hot.

Then another 20 minute off road drive straight to Corralejo.
Written September 30, 2019
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