Fuerteventura, Canarias

Description

Fuerteventura

The Canary island of Fuerteventura has recently been declared a biosphere reserve by Unesco. It shares this status with Tenerife, but that’s about the only resemblance between the two islands.

Fuerteventura is a large, dry island, almost treeless, eroded by winds since it is by far the oldest of the Canary Islands. Highest point is only 807 m. Still, this island is a very good place for hiking. The semi desert inland with its colourful sands and volcanoes contrast with the azur blue coastline and is virtually empty of habitation. Most people live along the coast, and in some big towns where the main tourist influx happens (windsurfing).

This exotic scenery is the background for many nature reserves - 30% of the island - rich in rare birds and animals, including Egyptian Vultures and wild dogs and cats. Moreover, a fantastic trail traverses the island from north to south, the GR131.

Best time for hiking is winter. This is the time of the “eternal spring”. Temperatures are around 20 degrees Celsius. Most rain is in October. Summer is pleasant too, but bring sun protection, and plan your siesta in the afternoon.

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Map

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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
  • Fuerteventura Marco Polo Spiral Guide
  • Fuerteventura in the Marco Polo Spiral Guides series is a practical guide presenting the most important things to see and do in the island in a nutshell, and aimed at travellers who don’t have a lot of time to prepare and research for a trip. The guide highlights the top 10 sights, suggests tours and great ideas for exciting days out, and... 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
  • 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
  • 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
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Kompass
Germany
  • MARCO POLO Reiseführer Fuerteventura
  • Kompakte Informationen, Insider-Tipps, Erlebnistouren und digitale Extras:Entdecken Sie mit MARCO POLO die beliebte Kanareninsel, von den Stränden bei Costa Calma im Süden bis zu den Wanderdünen bei Corralejo im Norden - mit dem MARCO POLO Reiseführer kommen Sie sofort auf Fuerteventura an. Erfahren Sie, welche Highlights Sie neben den... Read more
Kompass
Germany
  • Fuerteventura
  • Die KOMPASS Wanderführer überzeugen durch -nützliche Tourenübersicht zur schnellen Orientierung -übersichtliche und präzise Wegbeschreibungen -XXL Kartenausschnitte für einen großzügigen Überblick -aussagekräftiges Höhenprofil zur einfachen Planung Destination:- Die ursprünglichste Insel der Kanaren offenbart ihren besonderen Reiz oftmals erst... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Reisgids Fuerteventura | Baedeker
  • Zeer uitgebreide reisgids over Fuerteventura. Met alle bezienswaardigheden, allerlei tips voor recreatie, praktische zaken als eten en drinken. Inclusief een redelijke overzichtskaart achterin! Sonnenverwöhntes Fuerteventura Der Baedeker Fuerteventura begleitet an feinste Sandstrände; kleine Inselmuseen, luftige Aussichtsplätze und in Wüsten... Read more
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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Gran Canaria Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map
  • 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
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  • Bol.com, Netherlands
  • Bol.com, Belgium
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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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
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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Tour & Trail Gran Canaria | Discovery Walking
  • Goede, scheur- en watervaste, wandelkaart van Gran Canaria. Gran Canaria Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map covers the whole island at 50,000 scale in a double sided map sheet of North and South with a generous overlap common to both North and South map sheets. Water-proof, split-proof, tear-proof, adventure-proof. Gran Canaria Tour & Trail... Read more
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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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  • Stanfords, United Kingdom
  • The Book Depository, United Kingdom
  • Bol.com, Netherlands
  • Bol.com, Belgium
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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
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
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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Kompass
Germany
  • DuMont Reise-Taschenbuch Reiseführer Fuerteventura
  • Bei Fuerteventura denkt man wohl zuerst an Pauschalurlaub angesichts der endlosen weißen Strände und der vielen Feriensiedlungen auf der Kanareninsel. Doch auch für Individualreisende hat Autorin Susanne Lipps ganz persönliche Empfehlungen, wie z.B. den Kirchplatz von Puerto del Rosario mit seinem besonderen Flair. Welcher Standort ist je nach... Read more
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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • La Palma Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map
  • Water-proof, split-proof, tear-proof, adventure-proof. La Palma 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. Super-Durable Maps now come with a 2 year adventurous use wear and tear guarantee, see Discovery Walking Guides website for details. 6th... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Netherlands
  • Bol.com, Belgium
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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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
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
  • Wandelkaart Tour & Trail La Palma | Discovery Walking
  • Goede, scheur- en watervaste, wandelkaart van La Palma. Water-proof, split-proof, tear-proof, adventure-proof. La Palma 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. Super-Durable Maps now come with a 2 year adventurous use wear and tear guarantee, see... Read more
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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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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • El Castillo CNIG Topo 1094
  • El Castillo area of Fuerteventura, map No. 1094 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... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Puerto del Rosario 25K Fuerteventura CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1090-IV
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Morro Jable CNIG Topo 1099
  • Morro Jable area of Fuerteventura, map No. 1099 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... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • El Roque 25K Fuerteventura CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1086-I
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pajara 25K Fuerteventura CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1093-III/IV
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Gran Tarajal CNIG Topo 1100
  • Gran Tarajal area of Fuerteventura, map No. 1100 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... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Corralejo 25K Fuerteventura CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1086-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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • El Castillo 25K Fuerteventura CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1094-I
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Fuerteventura F&B
  • Fuerteventura at 1:100,000 on a map from Freytag & Berndt with icons highlighting numerous places of interest and recreational facilities including campsites. The island’s topography is well presented by relief shading with spot heights, names of peaks and other geographical features, and boundaries of protected areas.The map highlights scenic... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • El Cotillo 25K Fuerteventura CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1086-III
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Tuineje 25K Fuerteventura CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1094-III/1093-IV
  • 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
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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • La Oliva 25K Fuerteventura CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1086-IV
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Punta de Jandia 25K Fuerteventura CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1099-III
  • 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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