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

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
  • Walking on La Palma
  • 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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Lanzarote Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map
  • ”Lanzarote Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map 4th edition covers this big island at a scale of 1:40,000 resulting in the most detailed and toughest map of Lanzarote that you can buy. New for the 4th edition of Lanzarote`s favourite map are; Arrecife Circunvalacion (bypass) now upgraded to motorway status with elevated roundabout junctions, GR131... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • La Palma à pied
  • La Palma in a French language guide with 18 walks from two to over six hours long presented on detailed topographic mapping, plus a 160km tour around the island (GR130) and an 86km route across its mountain (GR131). The guide is published by the FFRP, Fédération Française de la Randonnée Pédestre, publishers of the renowned series of... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Fuerteventura Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map
  • For the best adventures, use the best map. Fuerteventura is a large, 1,660 square kilometres, island. At 65k scale Fuerteventura Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map is a large 960mm by 620mm, double sided map sheet, which folds down to its 220mm by 120mm pocket size. A specialist concertina map fold means this map is easy to unfold for use and then... Read more
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United Kingdom
Kompass
Germany
  • MARCO POLO Reiseführer La Gomera, El Hierro
  • Kompakte Informationen, Insider-Tipps, Erlebnistouren und digitale Extras:Entdecken Sie mit MARCO POLO La Gomera intensiv vom legendären Valle Gran Rey bis zum Kultstrand Playa del Inglés - mit dem MARCO POLO Reiseführer kommen Sie sofort auf La Gomera an. Erfahren Sie, welche Highlights Sie neben dem Parque Nacional de Garajonay und dem... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • La Palma and El Hierro: Car Tours and Walks
  • La Palma and El Hierro in the Landscape series by Sunflower, a pocket guide intended for walkers and featuring a touring section showing car trip itineraries with picnic suggestions. Whether you tour La Palma or El Hierro by car or discover them on foot, Noel introduces you to the islands` best beauty spots.For La Palma: 3 car tours (with... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2015
  • Landscapes of La Palma and El Hierro
  • In natural beauty, La Palma rivals all the other Canary Islands put together. Its immense, abyss-like crater, the Caldera de Taburiente, is considered to be the largest of its kind in the world. Deep within its pine-speckled, towering walls is a year-round abundance of gushing streams, boisterous cascades, and a plummeting waterfall. Outside... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2015
  • Landscapes of La Palma and El Hierro
  • In natural beauty, La Palma rivals all the other Canary Islands put together. Its immense, abyss-like crater, the Caldera de Taburiente, is considered to be the largest of its kind in the world. Deep within its pine-speckled, towering walls is a year-round abundance of gushing streams, boisterous cascades, and a plummeting waterfall. Outside... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids La Palma en EL Hierro | Sunflower books
  • Wandelgids: vele dagtochten worden degelijk beschreven met openbaar vervoer informatie, goede routebeschrijvingen en kaartmateriaal. Tevens enkele autotochten. La Palma: 3 car tours, 38 long and short walks, 22 picnic suggestionsEl Hierro: 1 car tour, 12 long and short walks, 8 picnic suggestionsThere are now charter flights from the UK to La... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Insel|Trip El Hierro | Reise Know-How Verlag
  • Handzame kleine reisgids met uitklapkaart, duitstalig. Een complete gids met bezienswaardigheden, excursies, maar ook leuke tips voor eten, drinken en slapen. Dieser aktuelle Reiseführer ist der ideale Begleiter, um alle Seiten der kanarischen Insel individuell selbstständig zu entdecken: – Die interessantesten Orte, Sehenswürdigkeiten und... Read more
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
2016
  • 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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • La Palma - German Text
  • This Rother Walking Guide to La Palma (ALL TEXT IS IN GERMAN), presents the hiker with 64 varied and entertaining tour suggestions incorporating every region on the island - the guide includes 112 colour photos and colour hiking maps at 1:50.000 or 1:100,000 scale, and an overview map for general planning at 1:250,000. From physically demanding... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids La Palma | 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. Das Standardwerk – 69 ausgewählte Wanderungen an den Küsten und in den Bergen der »Isla Bonita« La Palma, die grünste Insel der Kanaren, wartet... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2013
  • Walk! Tenerife
  • A new edition of Walk! Tenerife is due to be published in September 2017 with completely revised and new walking routes. Comprehensive walking guide book to Tenerife's best walking. 46 fully detailed walking routes with 1:25,000 scale maps and GPS Waypoints. A real 'Rolls Royce' of a walking guide to the authors' home island. Contents:- The... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2013
  • Walk! Tenerife
  • A new edition of Walk! Tenerife is due to be published in September 2017 with completely revised and new walking routes. Comprehensive walking guide book to Tenerife's best walking. 46 fully detailed walking routes with 1:25,000 scale maps and GPS Waypoints. A real 'Rolls Royce' of a walking guide to the authors' home island. Contents:- The... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids Tenerife - Teneriffa | Rother
  • Goede - Duitstalige - wandelgids met veel dagtochten verspreid over het gebied. Beschrijvingen zijn voldoende en praktische informatie is handig. Kaartjes beperkt. Teneriffa darf als das vielseitigste Wanderparadies der Kanarischen Inseln bezeichnet werden. Auf der »Insel der Glückseligen« erhebt sich nicht nur der Pico del Teide, der mit 3718... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Walking In The Canary Islands
  • The severn volcanic Canary Islands lie just over 100 miles off the coast of Africa and have a sunny, hot climate with little rainfall and snow only on the highest peaks. The islands are crowned by El Teide, Spain's highest mountain at an impressive 3718 metres.Although the islands are often very rough and rocky, with high and often inaccessible... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Walking In The Canary Islands
  • The severn volcanic Canary Islands lie just over 100 miles off the coast of Africa and have a sunny, hot climate with little rainfall and snow only on the highest peaks. The islands are crowned by El Teide, Spain's highest mountain at an impressive 3718 metres.Although the islands are often very rough and rocky, with high and often inaccessible... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • Walking on Gran Canaria
  • Walking on Gran Canaria describes 45 day walks in eight areas of the island. A long-distance coast-to-coast route on the GR131 is included, and shorter walks can be linked to form longer itineraries. Gran Canaria, one of the larger Canary Islands is a hugely popular spot for tourists, but offers many peaceful, rural areas perfect for walking. Read more
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  • Stanfords, United Kingdom
  • The Book Depository, United Kingdom
  • Bol.com, Netherlands
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  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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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
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2013
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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
  • Wandelgids Walking on Gran Canaria | Cicerone
  • Uitgebreide wandelgids van dit deel van Gran Canaria: goede beschrijvingen, veel keuze, kaarten wat minder goed. This guidebook to walking on Gran Canaria is the fourth of a series of five to the Canary Islands in the Atlantic. It offers 45 walks, including a five-day coast-to-coast route on the GR131 - an island-hopping trek over all seven... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • 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. La Gomera darf als das wildeste Eiland des Kanarischen Archipels bezeichnet werden. Vom zentralen Hochland der fast 1500 Meter hohen Insel winden sich... 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
Kompass
Germany
  • MARCO POLO Karte Teneriffa, Gran Canaria 1:150 000
  • Es ist gut zu wissen, wo sich die bedeutenden kulturellen und landschaftlichen Sehenswürdigkeiten befinden. Das präzise und klar lesbare Kartenbild der MARCO POLO Karte führt Sie nicht nur zu diesen wirklich interessanten Stellen, sondern zeigt Ihnen außerdem noch viele andere wissenswerte Details. Dank des großen Maßstabs 1:150 000 können Sie... Read more
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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Netherlands
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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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Netherlands
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Fuerteventura Super-Durable Map
  • Fuerteventura at 1:100,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant, GPS compatible map from Discovery Walking Guides, with vivid presentation of the island’s topography, large street plans of its most visited resorts, plus timetables for local bus services. Current edition of this title was published in spring 2015.Topography is presented by... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Tour & Trail Fuerteventura | Discovery Walking
  • Fuerteventura Super-Durable Map is a large (100k) scale topographical map of the island detailing all the major, secondary and minor tarmacked roads plus dirt roads and walking trails, including the GR131 official route, on a 840mm by 700mm Super-Durable map sheet which folds to a pocketable 235mm by 120mm using a specialist 'concertina map'... 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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  • Kompass, Germany
  • Bol.com, Netherlands
  • Bol.com, Belgium
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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Kompass
Germany
  • Lanzarote
  • KOMPASS-Wanderkarten enthalten alles Wissenswerte für Wanderer wie aktuelle Wanderwege mit Markierungen, empfehlenswerte Radrouten und wichtige touristische Informationen. Der topographische Inhalt wird bei aller Detailgenauigkeit leicht lesbar und anschaulich dargestellt. Ein übersichtlich gestaltetes Beiheft mit zahlreichen Farbfotos... Read more
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
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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 241 Lanzarote | Kompass
  • Goede wandelkaart met vrijwel alle topografische details als hoogtelijnen, vegetatie, schaduwtekening maar ook de ingetekende wandelroutes en in veel gevallen ook fietsroutes (MTB). Gevaarlijke routes worden als zodanig weergegeven met een bepaalde markering. Berghutten en campings zijn goed terug te vinden op deze kaarten. Daarnaast staan de... 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
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Tour & Trail Tenerife | Discovery Walking
  • Uitstekende wandelkaart, met ingetekende wandelroutes, voor specifieke wandelgebieden van Tenerife. Let op: dit is niet een kaart van het hele eiland, maar puur en alleen voor de wandelgebieden > daar is deze kaart de beste in! Our latest hiking research on Tenerife has resulted in new editions of Walk! Tenerife and Tenerife Hikers'... Read more
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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
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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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