Timanfaya National Park is the result of hundreds of volcanic cones that emerged 300 years ago on the then fertile valleys of western Lanzarote, and forever changed the island's topography.
The intense eruptions shaped an arid, stoney landscape. Today this is a natural laboratory
where recent volcanism is studied as well as the biological wealth and the large number of endemic plants and animals that flourishes in the protection of the area.
Along the nearly four kilometres of the route, a varied selection of Canarian volcanism
can be observed: fumaroles, conduits or tunnels, lapilli, tephra, various kinds of lava flow, minerals thrown to the surface by the eruptions, and ancient craters now dormant.