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Buggy Day Trips in Lanzarote

If you have enough time during your visit to Lanzarote and you are an adventurer, do not miss the buggy tours. You will be able to discover the hidden natural treasures of this island.

Ana Caballero

Ana Caballero

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Buggy Day Trips in Lanzarote

Buggy in Lanzarote | ©Alan Devins

Lanzarote is an island with a wide range of excursions that you should take advantage of during your visit. Such is the case of the buggy tours, which offer several routes to explore the different natural areas of the region: crystal clear beaches, natural pools, salt flats, reddish valleys, roads surrounded by cactus, a vast desert, some massifs, among others.

Undoubtedly, buggy tours are an activity that you should incorporate among the best things to do in Lanzarote. You will enjoy the speed of this off-road car while you discover amazing panoramas.

1. North area of Costa Teguise in Lanzarote by buggy

Buggy in Costa Teguise| ©acahaya
Buggy in Costa Teguise| ©acahaya

Among the buggy activities that you will find during your visit to Lanzarote is this tour of approximately two hours in the northern area of Costa Teguise.

It is an off-road adventure that will allow you to drive through a wonderful natural environment, composed of rocky and volcanic formations. During the tour you will enjoy privileged views of this historic village.

The adventure begins in Costa Teguise, where the assigned guide will explain the basics of this extreme sport, which is quite convenient if it is your first time driving a buggy. He will also provide you with the necessary safety equipment (goggles, gloves and helmet).

Then it's time to get into a two-seater buggy with your partner (co-pilot), with whom you will eventually change seats, so that both of you can drive.

Thus, you will move along natural roads of medium complexity with sand and rocks until you reach the town of Guatiza. There, you will go through the historical quarries of this region until you reach the Los Cocoteros or Los Agujeros Salt Mine, a formation more than 80 years old.

You will also be able to enjoy an amazing cactus road to La Mala. This is a village located in the municipality of Haría and the last destination of the tour.

There you usually make a stop to enjoy the scenery and take pictures and then rejoin the asphalt road to return to Costa Teguise.

Afterwards, you return to the pick-up point in the city to continue your 4-day itinerary in Lanzarote.

Details of interest

  • Price: from 130 euros per person.
  • Duration: 2 hours (Approx.)
  • Means of transport: two-seater buggy during the tour.
  • Advantages of this option: you will receive a short introduction to the basics of buggy driving, ideal if you are a beginner.
  • Disadvantages of this option: you will need to have an updated driving license to be able to drive. Otherwise, you will only be able to enjoy the buggy from the passenger seat.

2. Buggy tour in Timanfaya in Lanzarote

Buggy tour through Timanfaya in Lanzarote| ©OcioTours
Buggy tour through Timanfaya in Lanzarote| ©OcioTours

If you are an enthusiast of natural areas with breathtaking scenery and speed, then I recommend you to join one of the Timanfaya buggy tours.

With this type of tour you will travel through this famous National Park, located between the town of Yaiza and Tinajo, known worldwide for hosting approximately 25 volcanoes (rajada mountain, red mountain, etc).

You can choose between several routes:

5 hour vintage buggy tour

Normally you will be taken from your hotel to Yaiza, where you will meet your assigned guide. Then, you will receive some necessary instructions to drive this kind of vehicle, along with safety equipment (helmet and goggles).

After this, you will get into a buggy with a design inspired by the 60's, with space for up to four people.

The first section is in the direction of La Geria, to reach Timanfaya. There, you will find a picturesque landscape featuring a series of vineyards and drive between some volcanoes.

You will also pass by the emblematic Monumento al Campesino and Famara, an impressive mountain massif, at the foot of which you will find a beautiful beach with crystal clear waters.

Afterwards, the return trip is made along the L767 road, which connects Yaiza and Tinajo and is similar to the famous Route 66.

3-hour buggy tour

This all-terrain route is carried out in a traditional buggy and accompanied by a professional guide, who will clarify any doubts you may have about how to drive.

The meeting with the guide usually takes place at the Marina Rubicon, which is located on the white beach of Lanzarote. You can get there on your own or through the pick up service that the tour itself usually offers.

Without wasting time, you will leave with the buggy to go through Puerto del Carmen, La Geria, Tias and Timanfaya National Park. You will be able to stop to take pictures and enjoy the view.

During the tour you will be able to see picturesque villages and beautiful vineyards. In addition, you usually stop at the Visitor Center and the Wine Museum.

  • Price: from 150 euros per person.
  • Duration: from 3 to 5 hours (Approx.)
  • Means of transport: vintage buggy or traditional buggy.
  • Advantages of this option: the tour includes the entrance to the Timanfaya National Park and the other attractions visited.
  • Disadvantages of this option: no food or drinks are offered, so you will have to bring them or buy them on your own.

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3. South area of Lanzarote by Buggy

Tour Buggys| ©Ermintrude73
Tour Buggys| ©Ermintrude73

This two-hour buggy tour through the south of the island will allow you to see the natural monuments of this region and enjoy beautiful landscapes.

It is also an ideal option if you want to make the most of your 3-day visit to Lanzarote, because after this adventure, you will have enough time to take a boat ride or do other tourist activities.

The tour starts in the town of Yaiza. There you will meet the guide and receive some basic driving tips.

Then you will get into the buggy and drive to Femés, which is the oldest village on the island and where the first stop is made. You will be able to observe the mountain scenery and the architectural beauty of the village.

The next destination of the tour is one of the best beaches of Lanzarote. This is Playa Blanca, where you can take a few minutes to explore the Punta Pechiguera lighthouse.

Then, before returning to Yaiza, you will pass by the Salinas de Janubio, a salt plant declared by the European Union as a protected territory.

Details of interest

  • Price: from 90 euros per person.
  • Duration: 2 hours (Approx.)
  • Means of transport: buggy during the tour.
  • Advantages of this option: with this tour you don't need to invest a whole day. You can enjoy privileged views and feel the speed of the buggy in a couple of hours, and then continue with your itinerary.
  • Disadvantages of this option: even if you know how to drive, you will not be able to sit behind the wheel of the buggy if you do not have a valid driver's license.

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4. Buggy tour in Teguise - Lanzarote with complementary water activities

Buggy tour in Lanzarote| ©ArcangelD
Buggy tour in Lanzarote| ©ArcangelD

If your visit to Lanzarote is about 5 days you have the opportunity to join a buggy tour in Teguise with complementary water activities, which will allow you to know different natural scenery of this beautiful island.

This is one of the best day tours and excursions that you can enjoy with your family in complete safety, so if you are visiting Lanzarote with children you should not think twice.

This activity begins with the pick up at the hotel, where you will board a minibus that will take you to the town of Teguise. There, you will meet your guide, who will quickly give you an introduction to the basics of diving and provide you with the necessary equipment to dive.

Then, for 45 minutes you will be able to explore these calm and crystalline waters, discovering its fabulous marine life.

The adventure continues with the jet ski experience. The guide will first explain how to use the equipment before you take a 20 minute ride in the Atlantic Ocean.

Once this experience is over, it's time to get on the buggy. In this way, you will ride for about 2 hours, on a route that starts from the town of Teguise.

The first part of the tour takes place on a paved road, which gradually disappears to give way to a road of volcanic soil that leads to Guatiza in the Gran Barranco de Tenegüime.

In this area, you will see an amazing reddish valley with dozens of craters that ends when you reach the Salinas de los Cocoteros, where you will enjoy a geometric panorama. Afterwards, you will head towards La Mala, a village known for its cactus-covered landscape.

Details of interest

  • Price: from 310 euros per person.
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
  • Means of transport: bus to and from the hotel and buggy during the route.
  • Advantages of this option: you will do three activities (buggy route, jet ski route and immersion), which will allow you to enjoy different natural areas of the island in the same tour.
  • Disadvantages of this option: the tour does not usually include meals or drinks.

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5. Buggy tour along the west coast of Lanzarote

White Beach| ©Jeremy T
White Beach| ©Jeremy T

Lanzarote is an island with a great scenic attraction, provided by its beautiful beaches and an amazing mountainous environment.

It is a true natural paradise, which you can explore by joining this popular buggy tour along the west coast. During the tour, you will discover several hidden landscapes that will amaze you.

For this tour there is usually a meeting point where you will have to go. Then, in the town of Yaiza, you will meet your guide and receive some instructions from him about the handling of the buggy.

Then you will start driving to Fermes, where you will find the famous Playa Blanca and, a little further on, the Salinas de Janubio.

The off road route continues in the direction of the west coast. There, the Hervideros are located with their imposing rough waves, which invite water sports enthusiasts to take some of the best surfing lessons in Lanzarote or to challenge them on their own.

Next, you will reach the village of El Golfo and the Charco Verde, a coastal lagoon largely covered by algae, which offers a very interesting contrast of colors.

You will have free time to explore the village, relax a bit and taste some traditional meals in the local restaurants. Afterwards, you will return to the buggy to start your way back to Yaiza.

Details of interest

  • Price: from 150 euros per person.
  • Duration: 3,5 hours (Approx.)
  • Means of transport: minibus (pick up at the hotel) and buggy (during the route).
  • Advantages of this option: this type of tour usually includes a light meal and hydration.
  • Disadvantages of this option: you will have to travel on your own to the assigned pick-up point, as the pick-up may not take place at the hotel door.

6. Explore the interior of Lanzarote by buggy and enjoy its volcanic nature

On a buggy tour| ©Fernando
On a buggy tour| ©Fernando

Maybe you have more than 7 days in Lanzarote and yet you don't know what to see and do during your stay. If so, do not hesitate to incorporate in your agenda a buggy tour through the interior of the island.

The best thing about this type of tour is that it allows you to enjoy the volcanic nature of the region, along with its beautiful beaches and hills.

To begin with, you will be taken to Puerto del Carmen by the tour shuttle service and, there, you will get into a two-seater buggy. Before you will meet the guide in charge and receive some instructions from him about driving the car, so you will not have any inconvenience during the 5-hour tour.

Along the route, you can stop repeatedly, as the tour passes through several villages and natural areas with great attraction and whose attractions deserve to be carefully contemplated:

  • San Bartolomé, with cultivated fields and its volcanic areas. It is located to the west of the Mina mountain.
  • Villa de Teguise, known for having been the first capital of the island.
  • Soo Desert, formed by 40 m2 of sand, which separates the northern and southern mountain massifs. You will see many mobile dune formations in this place.
  • Famara Beach, with an area of approximately six kilometers and located at the foot of an imposing massif.
  • Road of Timanfaya, in the park of the volcanoes. A protected natural area historically remembered for the eruption of one of its volcanoes in 1730, which destroyed 11 towns on the island.

Details of interest

  • Price: 180 euros per person.
  • Duration: 5 hours (Approx.)
  • Means of transport: minibus (pick up - drop off) and buggy (the whole route).
  • Advantages of this option: you will enjoy a mandatory insurance that covers any accident during the route.
  • Disadvantages of this option: the route does not include any type of food or hydration.

What will I see on this type of buggy tour?

Tour group| ©Zoe Wirgley
Tour group| ©Zoe Wirgley

Buggy tours in Lanzarote usually offer amazing natural views of the island, which cannot be obtained from any other place. Therefore, you will enjoy unique and truly privileged natural panoramic views (beaches, vineyards, salt flats, mountains).

Depending on the tour you hire, you will have the opportunity to visit several locations along the south coast (older region with more tourist activity) or north (quieter area with beautiful landscapes) of the island.

In addition, you can stop at the Visitor's Center and the Wine Museum to learn about the history of this magical reef.

You will also see beaches with crystal clear waters, where the best water activities of Lanzarote are usually carried out, and some natural pools.

You will also see amazing cactus trails, rock and volcanic formations in the Timanfaya National Park, the picturesque vineyards of La Geria, the historic quarries of Guatiza and its salt mines.

Tips for a buggy tour in Lanzarote

Tour day| ©Skele S
Tour day| ©Skele S

Certainly, minutes before starting the buggy tour in Lanzarote, the assigned guide usually gives you some indications so that you do not have any inconveniences while you move along the asphalt and uneven roads.

However, there are other additional details that you should consider to enjoy this experience to the fullest. Here are some basic tips that will be of great help:

  • Protect yourself from the sun by using a sunscreen cream during the whole route and don't forget to bring a bottle of water to hydrate yourself at any time.
  • Have your valid driver's license ready, as you will need to show it to the guide before starting the tour. This is a mandatory requirement to sit behind the wheel of the buggy in any of the tours you hire.
  • Take a handkerchief with you and cover your nose and mouth with it. In this way, you will avoid discomfort with respect to the dust that rises when driving.
  • If your co-driver is a child, make sure that he/she is at least 1.35 meters tall. This will ensure part of their safety when sitting in the front passenger seat or in the back (in case of a four-seater buggy).
  • Wear sports clothes to improve your driving comfort and, preferably, use closed shoes with good grip on the sole.