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.

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Map

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Trails in this region

Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2019
  • 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 (8 days) and GR131 trail (3 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
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
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
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 Reisefhrer ist der ideale Begleiter, um alle Seiten der kanarischen Insel individuell selbststndig zu entdecken: Die interessantesten Orte, Sehenswrdigkeiten und ... Read more
Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2016
  • Walking on La Gomera and El Hierro
  • A walking guidebook for exploring La Gomera and El Hierro with 45 day walks and treks for all abilities from rugged mountain treks to coastal walks. This wide selection of walks cover long distance trails such as Camino de la Virgen, GR131 on La Gomera and some of GR132 across the Canary Islands. Plenty of variety for all to enjoy. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2010
  • Walking on La Gomera and El Hierro
  • The perfect guidebook for exploring La Gomera and El Hierro that consists of 45 day walks and treks for all abilities from rugged mountain treks to coastal walks. This wide selection of walks cover long distance trails such as Camino de la Virgen, GR 131 in La Gomera and some of GR132 across the Canary Islands. Plenty of variety for all to enjoy. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2010
  • La Gomera & El Hierro Walking
  • Cicerone’s La Gomera and El Hierro walking guide by Paddy Dillon features 45 day and long-distance routes that are concisely described and mapped on clear, contoured cartography as well as containing full background information on planning and carrying out your treks on both islands.Featured walks are described and plotted for you but they also... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2010
  • Walking on La Gomera and El Hierro
  • Walking guide to La Gomera and El Hierro, in the Canaries, with day walks and long-distance trails including Camino de La Virgen, GR132 around La Gomera and part of GR131 across the Canary Islands. Routes in Garajonay National Park and from San Sebastien and Valverde. Rugged mountain treks, coastal walks and easier expeditions. Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2010
  • Walking on La Gomera and El Hierro
  • Walking guide to La Gomera and El Hierro, in the Canaries, with day walks and long-distance trails including Camino de La Virgen, GR132 around La Gomera and part of GR131 across the Canary Islands. Routes in Garajonay National Park and from San Sebastien and Valverde. Rugged mountain treks, coastal walks and easier expeditions. Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2019
  • Walking on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura
  • This book offers 45 walks on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, including 14 walks on the long-distance GR131 trail, which crosses both islands. Lanzarote has a fascinating volcanic national park; Fuerteventura has famous golden beaches. Both islands are crossed by new trails. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2014
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2014
  • Lanzarote and Fuerteventura - 45 Walks Including Isla La Graciosa
  • Accomplished and renowned walker Paddy Dillon’s Cicerone guide to Walking in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura is the complete guide to walking one of Europe’s most popular island destinations. The seven Canary Islands seem to bask in everlasting sunshine and have been referred to as the Fortune Islands. Away from the bustling resort, walkers can... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2014
  • Walking on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura
  • This book describes 21 walks on Lanzarote, 2 on Isla La Graciosa (off Lanzarote's northern coast) and 22 on Fuerteventura, including 14 walks on the GR 131 trail, which crosses both islands including Isla de Lobos at the tip of Fuerteventura. These traditional routes span a range of arid, agricultural and natural areas. Walks feature hill and... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2014
  • Walking on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura
  • This book describes 21 walks on Lanzarote, 2 on Isla La Graciosa (off Lanzarote's northern coast) and 22 on Fuerteventura, including 14 walks on the GR 131 trail, which crosses both islands including Isla de Lobos at the tip of Fuerteventura. These traditional routes span a range of arid, agricultural and natural areas. Walks feature hill and... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids Walking on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura | Cicerone
  • One of Paddy Dillon's five-volume series to the Canaries, this book offers 45 walks on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, including 14 walks on the long-distance GR 131 trail, which crosses both islands. Lanzarote has a fascinating volcanic national park; Fuerteventura has famous golden beaches. Both islands are crossed by new trails. 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
  • Wandelkaart Tour & Trail Gran Canaria | Discovery Walking
  • Water-proof, split-proof, tear-proof, adventure-proof. Gran Canaria Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map is simply the toughest, most accurate, easy to read, easy to use map of the island you can buy at any price. David & Ros Brawn have partnered with Gran Canaria`s hiking experts `Rambling Roger`, Isabelle and Dane; five researchers with mapping gps... 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
  • 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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • La Palma GERMAN
  • 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
2019
  • Wandelgids La Palma | Rother
  • 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
2019
  • Wandelgids Tenerife - Teneriffa | Rother
  • Goede - Duitstalige - wandelgids met veel dagtochten verspreid over het gebied. Beschrijvingen zijn voldoende en praktische informatie is handig. Kaartjes beperkt. 73 Höhenprofile, 70 Wanderkärtchen im Maßstab 1:50.000 und 1:75.000, vier Übersichtskarten im Maßstab 1:400.000 70 ausgewählte Wanderungen an den Küsten und in den Bergen der... 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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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Reishandboek Tenerife, La Gomera, El Hierro | Elmar
  • Praktische en culturele reisgids met alle bezienswaardigheden * Veel achtergrondinformatie * Praktische informatie: onder andere accommodatie, vervoer, gezondheid, geldzaken etc. * Alle bezienswaardigheden * Kaarten en plattegronden in kleur Ruige bergen en mistige oerbossen. Kleurrijke koloniale steden. Natuurlijk gevormde zeebaden. En de geur... 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
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
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
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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Kompass
Germany
  • KOMPASS Wanderkarte Lanzarote
  • Die 3in1 Wanderkarte ist jetzt noch übersichtlicher und besser lesbar. Die Wanderkarte ist mit zusätzlichen Detailkarten ausgestattet. Der Aktiv Guide informiert Sie rund um das Thema Outdoor. Das bildet die perfekte Grundlage für die Planung einer Wandertour. Die präzise Kartografie zeigt alle begehbaren Wanderwege inklusive Klassifizierung.... 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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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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
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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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