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
2014
  • 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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2014
  • Lanzarote and Fuerteventura - 45 Walks Including Isla La Graciosa
  • Accomplished and renowned walker Paddy Dillon’s Cicerone guide to Walking in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura is the complete guide to walking one of Europe’s most popular island destinations. The seven Canary Islands seem to bask in everlasting sunshine and have been referred to as the Fortune Islands. Away from the bustling resort, walkers can... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2014
  • Walking on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura
  • 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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids Walking on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura | Cicerone
  • This book offers 21 walks on Lanzarote, two 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. These 45 traditional routes link several villages and span a range of arid agricultural and natural areas. Both popular holiday destinations, Lanzarote and... 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
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
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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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2013
  • Gran Canaria Walking Guide
  • Walking guide to Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands, describing 45 day walks and sections of the new, waymarked, long-distance trail GR131. The fourth in a comprehensive five-book series covering all the Canaries, it includes from Las Palmas in the north to the southern Playa del Ingles, with the stunning volcanic hill-country in between, all... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2013
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
  • Wandelgids Walking on Gran Canaria | Cicerone
  • Uitgebreide wandelgids van dit deel van Gran Canaria: goede beschrijvingen, veel keuze, kaarten wat minder goed. This guidebook to walking on Gran Canaria is the fourth of a series of five to the Canary Islands in the Atlantic. It offers 45 walks, including a five-day coast-to-coast route on the GR131 - an island-hopping trek over all seven... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • Walking on La Palma
  • A walking guidebook for exploring La Palma in the Canary Isles. The 45 routes include both day walks and long distance trails including the GR130 and GR131. The routes vary in terrain ranging from trails in Caldera de Taburiente national park to mule tracks and pilgrim trails in Santa Cruz. Includes routes that suit all abilities. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2010
  • La Palma Walking
  • Walking guide to La Palma in the Canary Islands, describing 45 day walks and sections of the new, waymarked, long-distance trails GR130 and the GR131 around all the islands. The first in a comprehensive five-book series covering all the Canaries, it includes routes in Caldera de Taburiente national park and from Santa Cruz, all illustrated with... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2010
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2011
  • Wandelgids Walking on La Palma | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids voor dit uitdagende wandelgebied. Goede beschrijvingen en detail informatie. Voor kaartmateriaal zouden we toch de kompass kaart adviseren, de kaarten in het boek schieten wat dat betreft te kort. Walking guide by Paddy Dillon to La Palma in the Canary Islands, with 45 day walks and sections of waymarked long-distance... 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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids Walking on Tenerife | Cicerone
  • From easy strolls to hands-on scrambling and from simple day walks to long-distance routes along the GR131, Tenerife offers a variety of year round walking routes, all set in stunning natural scenery. Paddy Dillon's latest book in his Canary Islands series features 45 of the best - suitable for a wide range of abilities and easily combined to... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • La Palma and El Hierro: Car Tours and Walks
  • La Palma and El Hierro in the Landscape series by Sunflower, a pocket guide intended for walkers and featuring a touring section showing car trip itineraries with picnic suggestions. Whether you tour La Palma or El Hierro by car or discover them on foot, Noel introduces you to the islands` best beauty spots.For La Palma: 3 car tours (with... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids La Palma en EL Hierro | Sunflower books
  • Wandelgids: vele dagtochten worden degelijk beschreven met openbaar vervoer informatie, goede routebeschrijvingen en kaartmateriaal. Tevens enkele autotochten. La Palma: 3 car tours, 38 long and short walks, 22 picnic suggestionsEl Hierro: 1 car tour, 12 long and short walks, 8 picnic suggestionsThere are now charter flights from the UK to La... 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
  • 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
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Tour & Trail Lanzarote | Discovery Walking
  • De Lanzarote Tour & Trail Super-Durable wandelkaart (4de editie) beslaat dit grote eiland op een schaal van 1: 40.000 wat resulteert in de meest gedetailleerde en sterkste kaart van Lanzarote die u kunt kopen. 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... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • La Palma - German Text
  • 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
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids La Palma | Rother
  • Uitstekende wandelgids met een groot aantal dagtochten in dal en hooggebergte. Met praktische informatie en beperkt kaartmateriaal! Wandelingen in verschillende zwaarte weergegeven in rood/blauw/zwart. Das Standardwerk – 59 ausgewählte Wanderungen an den Küsten und in den Bergen der »Isla Bonita« Die grünste Insel der Kanaren erwartet den... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • La Palma Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map
  • La Palma at 1:40,000 on a double-sided walking map from Discovery Walking Guides with vivid altitude coluring providing an excellent picture of the topography, hiking routes cross-referenced to the publisher’s guide, waymarked CNIG routes, etc.The map, printed on light waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper, has bright altitude colouring... Read more
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United Kingdom
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Netherlands
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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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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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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Tour & Trail Gran Canaria | Discovery Walking
  • 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 Super-Durable Map is simply the toughest, most accurate, easy to... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • El Hierro
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Fuerteventura Super-Durable Map
  • Fuerteventura at 1:100,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant, GPS compatible map from Discovery Walking Guides, with vivid presentation of the island’s topography, large street plans of its most visited resorts, plus timetables for local bus services. Current edition of this title was published in spring 2015.Topography is presented by... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Tour & Trail Fuerteventura | Discovery Walking
  • Fuerteventura Super-Durable Map is a large (100k) scale topographical map of the island detailing all the major, secondary and minor tarmacked roads plus dirt roads and walking trails, including the GR131 official route, on a 840mm by 700mm Super-Durable map sheet which folds to a pocketable 235mm by 120mm using a specialist 'concertina map'... Read more
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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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Hierro CNIG Topographic Map 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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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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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 241 Lanzarote | Kompass
  • Wandelkaart van het eiland Lanzarote met alle wandelpaden gekleurd ingetekend. Hoogtelijnen, wegen, bushaltes, campings: alles staat er op! Met coordinaten, dus GPS toepasbaar. De Lanzarote KOMPASS wandelkaart bevat alle wetenswaardigheden voor wandelaars zoals de huidige paden met markeringen, aanbevolen fietsroutes en belangrijke toeristische... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
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
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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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