Ruta de los Volcanes is one of the most scenic drives in the world. Located within the Timanfaya National Park in the Canary Islands, in the centre-east of the island of Lanzarote, this is an extraordinary and unforgettable journey, where you will enjoy awe-inspiring views over volcanic cones, look down into craters, see dunes of picón or lapilli and have a glance into lava tubes.
The road is 10 km (6.2 miles) long. It’s an asphalted but pretty narrow loop road in the middle of a rocky desert that resembles a lunar landscape. Expect heavy traffic on summers.
The road runs through the awesome heart of a surprisingly colourful landscape. It was built in 1968 by César Manrique and Jesús Soto. The landscape is lunar barren and otherworldly. The drive is definitely worth it. A drive not to be missed! There are many excellent photo opportunities. Don't forget your camera with lots of film/memory, fully charged batteries and an empty memory card!