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“Well worth the walk” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Montana Roja

Montana Roja
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Northern Lanzarote Day Trip
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Crieff, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Well worth the walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

This looks a more strenuous walk than it actually is as you don't actually walk from the foot of the mountain but park the car at the start of the footpath which is about a third of the way up. I would recommend you take a pair of trainers as on the descent it can be a bit slippy with the loose scree. Suitable for all ages and we passed kids and pensioners alike on the walk. It took us an hour and a half in total to walk up, go round it, walk down into the crater and then walk down again but we had lots of stops to admire the views. Take your little tourist map with you as we thought it was a great way to get your bearings of all the different areas and hotels.
You can built a little cairn in memory of someone or to mark your being there with all the loose rocks. Having said that we were saddened to see that someone had made a big heart in memory of a lost child and a girl went into the crater and broke up all the writing and set about changing it to her own name. Such heartlessness.
Take a bottle of water with you and go early in the morning or later in the evening to avoid the heat of the midday sun.
Give it a try and work off all those delicious canarian delicacies you'll be sampling!

Visited October 2013
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

20 minutes up, 20 minutes round the crater and 20 mins down - well worth it for great views of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.

Visited October 2013
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Brinsley,United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Not for the feint hearted”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

Fantastic views from here, especially the sunrise but the walk up to it is not really for the feint hearted..

Visited August 2013
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Herenthout, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

Nice walk upon this volcano. Don't axpect a bar or tavern at the top, but enjoy the spectacular views.

Visited February 2013
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cork
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“Superb and straightforward walk up the volcano”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

Well worn path and a reasonably gentle incline made this two hour round trip a highlight of our holiday in Lanzarote - even my twleve year old son who was less than enthusiastic at the start admitted it was great. Only takes 20- 30 mins or so to reach the summit but its then worth taking your time to take in the amazing views as you walk around the crater. And dont forget to throw your stone on the pile as you descend to show the number of people who have gone before you!
A must do for Playa Blanca

Visited July 2013
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