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“Very accessible caldera”
Review of Raven's Volcano

Raven's Volcano
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3-Volcanoes Guided Walking Tour from Lanzarote
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Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews
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“Very accessible caldera”
Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

There is a small car park just north of the Tiaz border sign on LZ56, with a clear path to the caldera. Nice easy stroll through lava field encrusted with yellow green lichen. There is easy access to the inside of the caldera from the right hand side as you approach. It is a fairly easy scramble to the lip of the caldera, with impressive views both around the volcano and over the cliffs into it. The lichen turns bright orange up here. For those frustrated with the restrictions of Timanfaya, this is a straightforward way to explore the amazing landscape up close

Visited May 2014
9 Thank Kiplet
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“Good up-close experience”
Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

Get your trainers or walking boots on and go explore..........it's windy but awesome!
Parking is at the side of the road on the LZ56, follow the track to the volcano, bear right and it takes you to a break in the crater wall.

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“Good volcano walk/hike”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

This is a good close-up experience of a volcano (esp considering that at Timanfaya you cannot go beyond the car park and cannot leave the tour bus). It's at the end of a short track to the left of the LZ56 if you're heading north (at the border of the Tias and Tinajo municipalities). As you get to a fork of the track go right to get to a low-level entrance to the bottom of the crater. Go left to go round and up to the rim.

Visited August 2013
9 Thank Frank103
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Brasschaat, Belgium
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“most beautiful hike”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

This was our most beautiful hike during our stay in Lanzarote.The trail is easy around the volcano and more difficult if you climb to the crater.But it's worth to go up.

Visited January 2013
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Prague, Czech Republic
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“Small but attractive volcano, easy walking trip”
Reviewed March 18, 2012

Raven´s volcano (in Spanish “Volcan del Cuervo”) is a small but attractive volcano easily accessible by a trail from the road. You can see the volcano because of its unique shape from the road – we came from San Bartolomé and the volcano is located approximately 10 km to the west from the city, just outside of the LZ-56 road between Hoya de la Pena (near Mancha Blanca) and Vega de Tegoyo.

If you have a GPS, then the approximate coordinates of the volcano are -13.692570; 28.991474 (WGS 84 - EPSG:4326 coordinate system).

The whole trip to the crater is very easy when you do not climb on the ridge - you just walk the trail to the volcano, then pass through a crack on the wall inside the crater. So in my opinion, the trip could be also suitable for people with children or for elderly people. We also met some people with baby-coach.

When you want to climb on the top and walk around the crater ridge, you have 2 ways – go inside the crater using the footpath from the road, then climb on the ridge, go around and use one of the footpaths on the outer crater slope to return to the road – same way we used. But you can also climb using the outer footpath and climb down to the crater using the inner one.

The whole trip including the walk around the ridge takes about 2-3 hours - without need to hurry and with enough time to take photos. We did not pass the whole walk around the crater because we did not like the character of one its part - hard stone, broken terrain. The footpath on the crater ridge is in the powdery volcanic material, surprisingly not as slippery as it looks. Although it is not necessary, we found very useful to have a trekking poles and also trekking shoes (entry-level is enough). But for the basic trip to the crater you do not need any special equipment.

Visited December 2011
22 Thank Juhele
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