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

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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2019
  • Trekking in the Canary Islands: The GR131 island-hopping route
  • This guidebook provides a comprehensive and detailed description of the GR131, an island-hopping trail across the seven Canary Islands. The 560km (348 mile) route begins on Lanzarote and finishes on El Hierro and is presented in 32 daily stages. The route is well waymarked but some navigational skills are required, and the remote and occasional... Read more
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
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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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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Geheimnisvolle Schatzsuche
  • Die Suche nach verschollenen Sch tzen von K nigen, Piraten und versunkenen Reichen fasziniert die Menschen immer wieder aufs Neue. Mehr noch als der lockende Reichtum ziehen das Abenteuer und die Herausforderung eines ungel sten R tsels so viele Schatzsucher in ihren Bann. Reich bebildert, dokumentiert dieses Buch die Suche nach den ber... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Geheimnisvolle Schatzsuche
  • Die Suche nach verschollenen Sch tzen von K nigen, Piraten und versunkenen Reichen fasziniert die Menschen immer wieder aufs Neue. Mehr noch als der lockende Reichtum ziehen das Abenteuer und die Herausforderung eines ungel sten R tsels so viele Schatzsucher in ihren Bann. Reich bebildert, dokumentiert dieses Buch die Suche nach den ber... Read more
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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
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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
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
  • Lanzarote Sunflower Landscape Guide
  • This new 6th edition of Sunflower`s popular guide to Lanzarote has been reformatted to feature almost double the number of walks without sacrificing any of the material from the previous book such as the day-trip to neighbouring Fuerteventura. Here are some highlights Key features: - 50 long and short walks - 16 short `picnic` strolls ideal... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2016
  • Landscapes of Lanzarote
  • This new 6th edition of Sunflower's popular guide to Lanzarote has been reformatted to feature almost double the number of walks without sacrificing any of the material from the previous book such as the day-trip to neighbouring Fuerteventura. Here are some highlights Key features: - 50 long and short walks - 16 short 'picnic' strolls ideal... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2016
  • Landscapes of Lanzarote
  • This new 6th edition of Sunflower's popular guide to Lanzarote has been reformatted to feature almost double the number of walks without sacrificing any of the material from the previous book such as the day-trip to neighbouring Fuerteventura. Here are some highlights Key features: - 50 long and short walks - 16 short 'picnic' strolls ideal... Read more
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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
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • A Walk Through Fuerteventura
  • Fuerteventura is well known to tourists for its beaches and its windsurfing. But there is much more to it than this. This book is a passionate account of the island. It is not a guide book but an authoritative account written by someone who really knows the island. It describes the walk over the mountains and remote desert landscapes of the... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • A Walk Through Fuerteventura
  • Fuerteventura is well known to tourists for its beaches and its windsurfing. But there is much more to it than this. This book is a passionate account of the island. It is not a guide book but an authoritative account written by someone who really knows the island. It describes the walk over the mountains and remote desert landscapes of the... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Fuerteventura Marco Polo Pocket Guide
  • MARCO POLO Fuerteventura: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips! Fully revised and updated for 2016. Now with new Discovery Tours chapter. With this up-to-date, authoritative guide you can experience all the sights, discover hotels, restaurants, trendy spots, festivals and events, sport and activities. The guide comes with Insider Tips, Low Budget... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Fuerteventura Marco Polo Pocket Guide
  • MARCO POLO Fuerteventura: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips! Fully revised and updated for 2016. Now with new Discovery Tours chapter. With this up-to-date, authoritative guide you can experience all the sights, discover hotels, restaurants, trendy spots, festivals and events, sport and activities. The guide comes with Insider Tips, Low Budget... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
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Belgium
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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
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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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
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Walk Lanzarote
  • Lanzarote's most popular walking guide book just got even better. Walk! Lanzarote 4th edition builds on the reputation of our earlier editions with more walks and comprehensive updating so that it caters for the needs of the increasing number of people who would like to combine some walking with a holiday on the Fire island. Walk Lanzarote... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Walk Lanzarote
  • Lanzarote's most popular walking guide book just got even better. Walk! Lanzarote 4th edition builds on the reputation of our earlier editions with more walks and comprehensive updating so that it caters for the needs of the increasing number of people who would like to combine some walking with a holiday on the Fire island. Walk Lanzarote... 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
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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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Maps

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
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • El Cotillo CNIG Topo 1086-3
  • 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
  • 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
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
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