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.

Check the complete list of Canary Islands.

Map

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Trails in this region

Books

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2018
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2018
  • Fuerteventura Sunflower Landscape Guide
  • This new 7th edition of Fuerteventura has been thoroughly revised on the ground just prior to publication, with the addition of 30% more walks. All the maps have been redrawn using OpenStreetMap source material with GPS tracking. The printed maps show waypoints, and free downloadable GPS tracks are available for all the walks. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids Fuerteventura | Sunflower books
  • Wandelgids: vele dagtochten worden degelijk beschreven met openbaar vervoer informatie, goede routebeschrijvingen en kaartmateriaal. Tevens enkele autotochten. Deze gids staat goed bekend! Engelstalig, want nederlandstalige is uitverkocht en niet meer leverbaar. Fuerteventura is different from all the other islands in the Canaries. Being the... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2020
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2020
  • Walking on La Gomera and El Hierro: 45 day walks and treks for all abilities
  • Walking guide to the islands of La Gomera and El Hierro. The 45 waymarked routes in this guidebook include easy strolls and hands-on scrambles, day walks and long-distance routes including the GR132 and parts of the GR131, which runs the whole length of the Canary Islands. Walks are spread in the guide roughly clockwise and where walks are... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2019
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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
2021
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2019
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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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2022
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2022
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2022
  • Wandelgids Lanzarote | Sunflower books
  • The go-to Lanzarote travel guide for discovering the best walks and car tours. Strap on your boots and discover Lanzarote on foot with the Sunflower Lanzarote travel guide. And on the days when your feet may have had enough, enjoy some spectacular scenery on one of our legendary car tours. The Sunflower Lanzarote guide is indispensable for... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2020
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2020
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2020
  • Wandelgids Walking on Gran Canaria | Cicerone
  • 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
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2013
  • Lanzarote: Car Tours and Walks
  • Lanzarote is the Sunflower Landscapes guide to exploring the best walking and touring possibilities on the island. The guide covers a range of routes including walks in La Graciosa, Maguez, Mancha Blanca, Yaiza and Lobos. A double-sided, fold-out touring map of Lanzarote gives an overview of the island and the locations of each walk. Detailed... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Fuerteventura
  • Fuerteventura in the Sunflower Landscapes guide series; exploring the best walking and touring possibilities in the region or area. Detailed information about touring by hired car or public transport, as well as on foot is provided, helping walkers to navigate and plan day-trips. Shorter strolls are also included as an alternative for each main... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Fuerteventura: Car Tours and Walks
  • Fuerteventura in the Sunflower Landscapes guide series; exploring the best walking and touring possibilities in the region or area. Detailed information about touring by hired car or public transport, as well as on foot is provided, helping walkers to navigate and plan day-trips. Shorter strolls are also included as an alternative for each main... 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
  • 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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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Marco Polo DE Gran Canaria | MairDumont
  • 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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Maps

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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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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United Kingdom
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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