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
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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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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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
Kompass
Germany
  • DuMont Reise-Taschenbuch Gran Canaria
  • Über das Buch Bienvenido auf dem ›Kontinent im Westentaschenformat‹! Autorin Izabella Gawin lädt mit ihren Lieblingsorten und auf über 20 verschiedenen Touren dazu ein, die Insel auch abseits der Strandburgen zu erkunden. Tauchen Sie ein in Schluchten und Vulkankrater, in Kiefern- und Lorbeerwälder. Entdecken Sie koloniale Städtchen, versteckte... Read more
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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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
2017
  • Wandelgids Walking on Gran Canaria | Cicerone
  • Walking on Gran Canaria describes 45 day walks in eight areas of the island. A long-distance coast-to-coast route on the GR 131 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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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
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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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Kompass
Germany
  • DuMont BILDATLAS Teneriffa
  • DuMont Bildatlas Teneriffa - die Bilder des Fotografen Martin Sasse zeigen faszinierende Panoramen und ungewöhnliche Nahaufnahmen. Sechs Kapitel, gegliedert nach regionalen Gesichtspunkten, geben einen Überblick über die vier Kanarischen Inseln. Zu jedem Kapitel gehören Hintergrundreportagen und Specials, die aktuelle und interessante Themen... Read more
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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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • La Palma Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map
  • La Palma Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map 4th edition isbn 9781904946922. New 2013 4th Edition of our La Palma Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map is now available. Our large 1:40,000 scale, combined with splitting the island into a North (Landscape view) and South (Portrait view) with a generous overlap, produces double sided map whose total size is... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • La Palma Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map
  • La Palma Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map 4th edition isbn 9781904946922. New 2013 4th Edition of our La Palma Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map is now available. Our large 1:40,000 scale, combined with splitting the island into a North (Landscape view) and South (Portrait view) with a generous overlap, produces double sided map whose total size is... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
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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
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Kompass
Germany
2016
  • MARCO POLO Reiseführer Gran Canaria
  • 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 den Kanaren - mit dem MARCO POLO Reiseführer kommen Sie sofort auf der Insel an.Erfahren Sie, welche Highlights Sie neben den gewaltigen Sanddünen von... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • Walking on Tenerife
  • Guidebook covering the best walks to be found on the island of Tenerife. The 45 routes range from simple day walks, to long distance trails along the GR131, and hiking routes on El Teide. Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, boasts walking routes of many types, set in stunning natural scenery. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2015
  • Walking on Tenerife
  • Guidebook covering the best walks to be found on the island of Tenerife. The 45 routes range from simple day walks, to long distance trails along the GR131, and hiking routes on El Teide. Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, boasts walking routes of many types, set in stunning natural scenery. Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2015
  • Walking on Tenerife
  • The latest in Paddy Dillon's series of guides to the Canary Islands, this guide covers all the best walking to be had on this hugely popular island, including routes along the GR131. With distance and difficulty ranging from short and easy to long and arduous there is suitable challenge for walkers of all abilities here, on 45 routes that... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2015
  • Walking on Tenerife
  • The latest in Paddy Dillon's series of guides to the Canary Islands, this guide covers all the best walking to be had on this hugely popular island, including routes along the GR131. With distance and difficulty ranging from short and easy to long and arduous there is suitable challenge for walkers of all abilities here, on 45 routes that... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids Walking on Tenerife | Cicerone
  • Guidebook covering the best walks to be found on the island of Tenerife. The 45 routes range from simple day walks, to long distance trails along the GR131, and hiking routes on El Teide. Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, boasts walking routes of many types, set in stunning natural scenery. Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Lanzarote Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map
  • This map is being replaced by a new 4th edition published on 9 May 2016 ISBN 9781782750277. Lanzarote Tour & Trail Map 3rd edition Super-Durable version 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. All the country walking routes from our new 3rd edition of Walk!... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Lanzarote Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map
  • This map is being replaced by a new 4th edition published on 9 May 2016 ISBN 9781782750277. Lanzarote Tour & Trail Map 3rd edition Super-Durable version 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. All the country walking routes from our new 3rd edition of Walk!... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
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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
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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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
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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
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
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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
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
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De Zwerver
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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Netherlands
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Netherlands
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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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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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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