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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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
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 - 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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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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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
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • 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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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
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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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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • 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
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Germany
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • 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
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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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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
  • Gran Tarajal CNIG Topographic Map 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
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Fuerteventura Freytag & Berndt Map
  • 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
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
2009
  • Fuerteventura
  • Fuerteventura ar 1:50,000 in a series of maps of the Canary Islands from Kompass, Europe’s leading publisher of detailed, contoured hiking maps. Excellent also for exploring each island on bike or by car, the maps highlight numerous hiking trails, indicating difficult sections, and show cycle routes. A wide range of symbols highlight various... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelkaart 240 Fuerteventura | Kompass
  • Wandelkaart van het eiland met alle wandelpaden gekleurd ingetekend. Hoogtelijnen, wegen, bushaltes, campings: alles staat er op! Met coordinaten, dus GPS toepasbaar. Eigenlijk is deze kaart geschikt voor alle soorten vakantie: wandelen, fietsen, autorijden, strandvakantie etc. In het bijbehorende boekje (duits) staat nog allerhande informatie... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2009
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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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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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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 Topographic Map 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
  • 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
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