Activities on El Hierro – Experience Nature & Adventure

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El Hierro is an excellent place to practice outdoor activities. Be it hiking, mountain biking, swimming or paragliding. Although it is primarily a scuba diving destination, many tourists come to enjoy the silence and tranquillity of the island. It is no coincidence that the island was designated UNSECO Biosphere Reserve in 2000. In addition, almost 60% of the smallest Canary Islands are protected areas. Accordingly, it is worthwhile to pursue the numerous activities close to nature.

Hiking on El Hierro

On some restaurant visits you may be asked: “Diver or hiker?”. That says a lot of things in itself. A hike on El Hierro is worthwhile. Hiking maps are available free of charge in every tourist information office. A look at the back of the map also reveals that not every trail is suitable for beginners. Often several hundred meters of altitude have to be overcome.

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Hiking in the rainforest on El Hierro. SL-EH 1 offers varied landscapes with only a slight difference in altitude.

Interesting links abound hiking on El Hierro: – Hiking map as PDF for download, but also available at any tourist information office – Guided hiking tours on El Hierro and La Palma – Description of different hikes – Book a hiking trip on El Hierro – Book your hiking holiday as well

Mountain biking on El Hierro

Mountainbike Active EL Hierro

mtb active el hierro mountainbiking guided tours rentalMountainbike Active offers everything to do with cycling on El Hierro. Apart from guided tours, you can also rent a mountain bike or racing bike and explore the island on your own. However, the guided tours are also worthwhile, as a shuttle service is included. The different levels of experience and fitness of the participants are taken into account.

Calle Corredera 9
38911 La Frontera
S/C Tenerife – El Hierro

Phone: Andrea: +34 669157567
Ralf: +34 620005998

Cave hikes, guided tours and exploration

El Hierro activities cave caving guided tours hiking hikeIn addition to the lava cave at Faro de Orchilla, which I have already introduced in the sights of El Hierro, there are other lava tubes to explore on El Hierro. In order to be professionally looked after, you will find the right contact person here.
Phone/WhatsApp: +34 661015635

Paragliding on El Hierro

Paragliding is probably one of the most spectacular activities on El Hierro. The starting point is usually close to Malpaso, the highest point of the island. The flight itself takes place above the El Golfo valley. For beginners El Hierro is not a suitable site, because the weather conditions are variable. There are a number of local contact persons who will be there to help you with advice and assistance.

Paragliding Club Guellillas


Swimming and bathing – Beaches on El Hierro

Although El Hierro is not known for its beaches, there are many swimming possibilities. Mostly it is short beaches, natural swimming pools or small bays. You should always consider the current weather conditions. On the one hand, the Atlantic can become very rough and not all bathing places have a lifeguard, on the other hand, an unnecessarily long car journey can be prevented.

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View of Las Playas, El Hierro, from the Mirador Isora.