El Hierro, Canarias

Description

El Hierro

This smallest (apart from La Graciosa) and westernmost island of the Canaries is a huge landmass rising out of the sea to a height of 1500 m. The erosion of the coastline is dramatic, and from space the island looks most like a flintstone. Roads wind up against steep and loose slopes. The top of the island is more friendly.

From east - virtually at the airport - to west runs the GR131, Camino de la Virgen, climbs to the ridge and follows it with breathtaking views. A pity that a road runs nearby. The mountain flanks are covered in shrub and trees, a welcoming contrast to the otherwise dry island. Elsewhere, traces of agriculture can be found, with dry stone walls around arid red earth. And many pumice cones can be explored.

Apart from this GR, there are some 25 local trails on the island, often making considerable climbs. El Hierro counts many villages where you will find food and accommodation.

Check the complete list of Canary Islands.

Map

Hiking Trails Map Spain Islas Canarias

Trails in this region

Books

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2020
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United Kingdom
2020
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2020
  • Wandelgids Walking on Gran Canaria | Cicerone
  • Guidebook describing 45 day walks on Gran Canaria, generally averaging 10 to 12km each. A long-distance coast-to-coast route on the GR131 is included, and shorter walks can be linked to form longer itineraries. One of the larger Canary Islands, Gran Canaria is a popular destination but offers many peaceful, rural areas perfect for walking. Read more
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United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2019
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2019
  • Walking on La Palma: Including the GR130 and GR131 long-distance trails
  • Guide to walking on La Palma. In total 45 day walks are described ranging from 7 to 32km in length, and covering a wide variety of terrain. Although La Palma is one of the smaller Canary Islands, there are routes of all types from easy strolls to hands-on scrambling, from simple day walks to long-distance treks on rocky mountain paths,... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
  • Wandelgids Walking on La Palma | Cicerone
  • Guidebook to 45 walks and scrambles on La Palma in the Canary Islands, ranging from 7 to 31km. Some walks combine to complete the GR130 long-distance trail (eight days) and GR131 trail (three days). Areas explored include Santa Cruz and Buenavista. Contains a Spanish-English glossary. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2019
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2019
  • Trekking in the Canary Islands: The GR131 island-hopping route
  • This guidebook provides a comprehensive and detailed description of the GR131, an island-hopping trail across the seven Canary Islands. The 560km (348 mile) route begins on Lanzarote and finishes on El Hierro and is presented in 32 daily stages. The route is well waymarked but some navigational skills are required, and the remote and occasional... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2013
  • El Hierro
  • El Hierro, die kleinste und westlichste Insel des Kanarischen Archipels, wird h ufig als >vergessene< Insel bezeichnet. So harrt die urspr nglichste Kanaren-Insel immer noch ihrer Entdeckung und ist ein Geheimtip f r alle Kanaren-Liebhaber, Naturfreunde und Wanderer geblieben, die ihren Urlaub abseits l rmender Touristenhochburgen verbringen... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2013
  • El Hierro
  • El Hierro, die kleinste und westlichste Insel des Kanarischen Archipels, wird h ufig als >vergessene< Insel bezeichnet. So harrt die urspr nglichste Kanaren-Insel immer noch ihrer Entdeckung und ist ein Geheimtip f r alle Kanaren-Liebhaber, Naturfreunde und Wanderer geblieben, die ihren Urlaub abseits l rmender Touristenhochburgen verbringen... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
  • Wandelgids El Hierro | Rother
  • Uitstekende wandelgids met een groot aantal dagtochten in dal en hooggebergte. Met praktische informatie en beperkt kaartmateriaal! Wandelingen in verschillende zwaarte weergegeven in rood/blauw/zwart. 36 ausgewählte Wanderungen auf der kleinsten und ursprünglichsten Insel der Kanaren El Hierro, die kleinste und westlichste Insel des... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2020
  • Wandelgids La Gomera | Rother
  • Duitstalige wandelgids met zeer goed beschreven wandelingen in de genomede gebieden. Redelijk kaartmateriaal, vooral de beschrijving van de route en de praktische info die er bij hoort is goed. 50 ausgewählte Wanderungen an den Küsten und in den Bergen der wildesten der Kanarischen Inseln La Gomera darf als das wildeste Eiland des Kanarischen... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Canary Islands Travel Guide
  • The Canary Islands (Spanish: Islas Canarias) are an Atlantic territory of Spain on the west coast of Africa, near to Morocco, Cape Verde and the archipelagos of the Azores Islands and Madeira Islands.Gran Canaria — The largest island by population, its capital city (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) has the shared title of capital of the Canaries.... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Canary Islands Travel Guide
  • The Canary Islands (Spanish: Islas Canarias) are an Atlantic territory of Spain on the west coast of Africa, near to Morocco, Cape Verde and the archipelagos of the Azores Islands and Madeira Islands.Gran Canaria — The largest island by population, its capital city (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) has the shared title of capital of the Canaries.... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Walk Lanzarote
  • Lanzarote`s most popular walking guide book just got even better. Walk! Lanzarote 4th edition builds on the reputation of our earlier editions with more walks and comprehensive updating so that it caters for the needs of the increasing number of people who would like to combine some walking with a holiday on the Fire island. Walk Lanzarote... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Walk Lanzarote
  • Lanzarote's most popular walking guide book just got even better. Walk! Lanzarote 4th edition builds on the reputation of our earlier editions with more walks and comprehensive updating so that it caters for the needs of the increasing number of people who would like to combine some walking with a holiday on the Fire island. Walk Lanzarote... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Walk Lanzarote
  • Lanzarote's most popular walking guide book just got even better. Walk! Lanzarote 4th edition builds on the reputation of our earlier editions with more walks and comprehensive updating so that it caters for the needs of the increasing number of people who would like to combine some walking with a holiday on the Fire island. Walk Lanzarote... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Gran Canaria | Marco Polo
  • Handige en overzichtelijke, kleine reisgids voor een eerste kennismaking met de vakantiebestemming. Globale uitklapkaart achterin, makkelijk binnenzakformaat Kompakte Informationen, Insider-Tipps, Erlebnistouren und digitale Extras: Entdecken Sie mit MARCO POLO Gran Canaria intensiv von den Stränden um Playa del Inglés bis zur größten Stadt auf... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2013
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2013
  • Gran Canaria Walking Guide
  • Walking guide to Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands, describing 45 day walks and sections of the new, waymarked, long-distance trail GR131. The fourth in a comprehensive five-book series covering all the Canaries, it includes from Las Palmas in the north to the southern Playa del Ingles, with the stunning volcanic hill-country in between, all... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2013
  • Walking on Gran Canaria
  • This guide, the fourth in a series of five to the Canary Islands, offers 45 walks including a five-day coast-to-coast route on the long-distance GR 131 - an island-hopping trail that stretches across all seven of the Canaries. All routes Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2013
  • Walking on Gran Canaria
  • This guide, the fourth in a series of five to the Canary Islands, offers 45 walks including a five-day coast-to-coast route on the long-distance GR 131 - an island-hopping trail that stretches across all seven of the Canaries. All routes Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Gran Canaria Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map
  • Replaced by new 2nd edition on 23 September 2015. Gran Canaria Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map, 50k scale, is the result of David & Ros Brawn (Discovery Walking Guides) partnering with the island's walking and hiking expert 'Rambling Roger', add two of Roger's hiking mates Isabelle and Dane, so that we have five researchers with mapping gps... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Gran Canaria Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map
  • Replaced by new 2nd edition on 23 September 2015. Gran Canaria Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map, 50k scale, is the result of David & Ros Brawn (Discovery Walking Guides) partnering with the island's walking and hiking expert 'Rambling Roger', add two of Roger's hiking mates Isabelle and Dane, so that we have five researchers with mapping gps... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2010
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2010
  • Walking on La Palma
  • Guide to walking on La Palma. In total 45 day walks are described ranging from 8km to 32km in length, and covering a wide variety of terrain. Although La Palma is one of the smaller Canary Islands, there are routes of all types from easy strolls to hands-on scrambling, from simple day walks to long distance treks on rocky mountain paths,... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2010
  • Walking on La Palma
  • Guide to walking on La Palma. In total 45 day walks are described ranging from 8km to 32km in length, and covering a wide variety of terrain. Although La Palma is one of the smaller Canary Islands, there are routes of all types from easy strolls to hands-on scrambling, from simple day walks to long distance treks on rocky mountain paths,... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Gran Canaria
  • Gran Canaria, Las Palmas and the island’s main resorts on a clear and informative, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Berndtson, with both the road map and the street plans indexed and highlighting the island’s 15 top rated sites and other places of interest, as well as providing general tourist information. On one side a map at 1:100,000... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Hierro CNIG Topo 1105-1108
  • Hierro, map No. 1105/1108 in the topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, Spain’s civilian survey organization. Maps in the MTN50 (Mapa Topográfico Nacional) series begun in late 1990s have contours at 20m intervals enhanced by relief shading, plus... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Lanzarote Kompass 241
  • Lanzarote at 1:50,000 on a contoured and GPS compatible map from Kompass, with extensive tourist overprint, plus street plans of Arrecife, Puerto del Carmen and Teguise. Coverage includes the nearby islands of Graciosa, Montaña Clara and Alwegranza.Topography is vividly presented by contours at 50m intervals, enhanced by relief shading plus... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Lanzarote WK241
  • Toeristische kaart voor wandelen, fietsen en vrije tijd met activiteitengids en stadsplattegronden • goed leesbare schaal van 1:50 000 • te gebruiken met GPS • met praktische informatie over de regio • wandel- en fietspaden • aanbevolen routes • kastelen • uitzichtpunten • stranden en baaien • toeristische informatie • veel topografische... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Lanzarote WK241
  • Toeristische kaart voor wandelen, fietsen en vrije tijd met activiteitengids en stadsplattegronden • goed leesbare schaal van 1:50 000 • te gebruiken met GPS • met praktische informatie over de regio • wandel- en fietspaden • aanbevolen routes • kastelen • uitzichtpunten • stranden en baaien • toeristische informatie • veel topografische... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Kanaren/DVD-ROM
  • Deze digitale wandel-, fiets- en skiroute kaarten van Kompass op CD of DVD zijn bruikbaar met GPS • je kunt inzoomen op de kaart tot een schaal van 1: 10 000 • prima manier om je eigen route te plannen, met hoogteprofielen • zeer eenvoudig om de gekozen route te printen of te downloaden op mobiele telefoon of PDA • vlieg vogelvlucht over een... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Kanaren/DVD-ROM
  • Deze digitale wandel-, fiets- en skiroute kaarten van Kompass op CD of DVD zijn bruikbaar met GPS • je kunt inzoomen op de kaart tot een schaal van 1: 10 000 • prima manier om je eigen route te plannen, met hoogteprofielen • zeer eenvoudig om de gekozen route te printen of te downloaden op mobiele telefoon of PDA • vlieg vogelvlucht over een... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Tenerife Hikers Maps
  • Our latest hiking research on Tenerife has resulted in new editions of Walk! Tenerife and Tenerife Hikers' Super-Durable Maps being published in 2017. Thanks to Jan Kostura's 2016 research we have several new hiking adventures described in detail in Walk! Tenerife. Jan's gps records of his research for new routes and updating of current routes... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Tenerife Hikers Maps
  • Our latest hiking research on Tenerife has resulted in new editions of Walk! Tenerife and Tenerife Hikers' Super-Durable Maps being published in 2017. Thanks to Jan Kostura's 2016 research we have several new hiking adventures described in detail in Walk! Tenerife. Jan's gps records of his research for new routes and updating of current routes... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart - Wegenkaart - landkaart El Hierro | Freytag & Berndt
  • Freytag & Berndt kaarten op schaal 1:50.000 (of kleiner) zijn zeer overzichtelijk, wandelpaden werden erop ingekleurd, ze bevatten voldoende details om een wandeltocht in te schatten. Overigens vinden wij dat de Freytag & Berndt kaarten van de Spaanse en Portugese eilanden iets meer gericht zjin op algemeen toerisme en iets minder op wandelen;... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • La Restinga 25K Hierro CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1108-I/II
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • El Hierro: Edge of Europe
  • A self-guided walking tour exploring the pathways of the tiny but beautiful island of El Hierro, Canary Islands. The remarkable island outpost of El Hierro is perched on the westernmost outreaches of Europe; a true Atlantic gem with a rare sleepy charm and fantastic walking trails. Until Columbus set sail, El Hierro was seen as the ‘Ends of... Read more
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