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
  • Trekking in the Canary Islands
  • Guidebook to the GR131, an island-hopping trail that runs coast to coast across each of the 7 Canary Islands, a sub-tropical Spanish archipelago. Described over 32 stages, the route begins on Lanzarote, finishes on El Hierro, measures 560km (348 miles) and would take an average trekker about 1 month to complete. Read more
Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
  • Walking on Gran Canaria
  • 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
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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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 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
Bol.com
Netherlands
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Belgium
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Kompass
Germany
  • DuMont Bildatlas Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura
  • DuMont Bildatlas Gran Canaria - die Bilder der Fotografin Sabine Lubenow zeigen faszinierende Panoramen und ungewöhnliche Nahaufnahmen. Fünf Kapitel, gegliedert nach regionalen Gesichtspunkten, stellen die schönsten Orte der Kanareninseln vor. Zu jedem Kapitel gehören Hintergrundreportagen und Specials, die aktuelle und interessante Themen... Read more
Kompass
Germany
  • DuMont Reise-Taschenbuch Madeira
  • Über das Buch Madeira berauscht alle Sinne, und mit ihren Lieblingsorten und Touren bringt Autorin Susanne Lipps die ›Blumeninsel‹ nahe: Wanderer und Mountainbiker zieht es in geheimnisvollen Lorbeer-Dschungel und auf Pfade entlang wilder Felsküsten und schroffer Schluchten zu schwindelerregenden Aussichtspunkten. Selbst Sportmuffel kriegen... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids Fuerteventura | Elmar
  • In de Rother wandelgids Fuerteventura vindt u de mooiste wandelingen voor een fantastische wandelvakantie in dit wandelparadijs. De 30 wandelingen op het ‘eiland van de Zon’ van de Canarische archipel voeren u langs bizarre kliffen, goudgele zandstranden, groene palmoases, vulkanische kraters en toppen met prachtige uitzichten. Alle 30... Read more
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
  • Also available from:
  • The Book Depository, United Kingdom
  • Stanfords, United Kingdom
  • Bol.com, Netherlands
  • Bol.com, Belgium
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
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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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids ANWB extra Fuerteventura | ANWB Media
  • Dé compacte reisgids Fuerteventura. Met handige uitneembare kaart. Met de ANWB Extra gids Fuerteventura hebt u een handzame reisgezel. "Lekker luieren op de zuidelijke stranden, bezoek het Oasis Park of bekijk de windmolens van Fuerteventura." In de gids staat actuele informatie over bezienswaardigheden, café's; hotels, de lokale keuken,... Read more
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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Kompass
Germany
  • DuMont direkt Reiseführer Fuerteventura
  • Fischerdörfer und Ferienorte, Touristentrubel und authentische Inselatmosphäre, das passt auf Fuerteventura bestens zusammen. Mit den 15 »Direkt-Kapiteln« des Reiseführers von Susanne Lipps können Sie sich zwanglos unter die »Majoreros« mischen, direkt in das Lebensgefühl auf Fuerteventura eintauchen, aktiv in der Natur entspannen und die... Read more
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
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Los Verodes 25K Fuerteventura CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1099-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
  • Tindaya 25K Fuerteventura CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1090-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
  • La Lajita 25K Fuerteventura CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1100-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
  • Puerto del Rosario CNIG Topo 1090
  • Puerto del Rosario area of Fuerteventura, map No. 1090 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... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Antigua 25K Fuerteventura CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1093-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
  • Tetir 25K Fuerteventura CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1090-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
  • Costa Calma 25K Fuerteventura CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1100-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
  • Corralejo CNIG Topo 1086
  • Corralejo area of Fuerteventura, map No. 1086 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... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Morro Jable 25K Fuerteventura CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1099-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
  • Valle de Santa Ines 25K Fuerteventura CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1090-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
  • Antigua CNIG Topo 1093
  • Antigua area of Fuerteventura, map No. 1093 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... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Puerto del Rosario CNIG Topo 1090-4
  • 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 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
  • 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
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