ADDRESSING: Leaving a vehicle on the beach of conger, campground of Papagayo, and another at the entrance or exit Femés South, next to the Mirador of the people. DISTANCE: 9 miles. DIFFICULTY: Medium. DURATION: Four hours. PLEASE NOTE: Wear appropriate clothing and shoes. Water (in this case, abundant water). Some chocolate and pastries. Hat and sunscreen. Do not forget the phone.
To the heart of the Natural Monument of Los Ajaches. This is a path that will allow us to cross one of the natural attractions of southern Lanzarote. Can not be compared with its neighbors and the Timanfaya Geria, but the route, visually monotonous in almost all the way, trapped by his strange charm. Although not difficult nor extremely hard the road, no recommendations addressed to children under 14 years. The network of trails in Los Ajaches is one of the few well-marked Lan zarote. At the exit south of Femés find the path that will put us in the beginning of the road.
We climb a small dimension and right at the foot of the valley overlooking the southeastern coast of the island, find maps with different paths on poles with a colored markers (Femés-Playa Quemada, Femés-Pico Redondo, and obviously our way: Femés-Playa Blanca, see top photo on the bottom right).
Located on route starts south on a narrow path of traditional use of goats. Check that you have to be very aware of the firm and that his is, against the spectacular views are from the start, stop, watch and follow the path focused on narrow margins of the trail.
The dry environment of the area does not, as in other scenarios island, the proliferation of cactus and small trees known as Boobies dotting the dry stamp of Los Ajaches. After half an hour away, once surrounded the hill first dimension in the cutthroat Morro del Perro, find an excellent position to contemplate calmly Postal Playa Blanca Isla de Lobos and Fuerteventura Corralejo dunes in the background, the Salinas Janubio and peoples Maciot and The Breñas.
In this area, around the time of route, find another road signage, a new post with two markers, red and orange, which details the route to continue. At our feet get a goat pen (see photo at right). We must be guided by the red path, which will put us in a wider track and secure the goat for which we have traveled so far.
At this point we enter the east side of Los Ajaches in search of the Peña de los dises. The magnetism of this nature is seen in his dry, yet colorful. The reds, oranges, browns and blacks come together and interspersed with splashes of green cactus, and the everlasting tabaibas Boobies .
This stage of the trail becomes monotonous. The village, in continuous zig zag, seem never ending and for over an hour and a half, you come to doubt, at times, the appearance of Papagayo. In this way we can divert to the coast, if we identify the point of return to the road. It will contemplate some lovely coves and cliffs. Secluded and peaceful bathroom spaces that inhabit the southeastern part of Lanzarote (see photo at right).
We approach the final stretch of trail. Finally, on the horizon, one guesses the figure of Papagayo. The stage is transformed into desert full of gorse. There is a special harmony between these beaches, Isla de Lobos and the dunes of Corralejo. They look like a unit. We arrived at the beach Conger, camping so crowded during the summer just be alone. In the end of September (Tuesday, 30 September) at 14:30 hours, two people are the owners of the beach. No blow or na breath of wind. The spectacular waters are waiting for him to break the stillness. After four hours of immersion in them is like a second baptism.