GR131 Camino Natural de Fuerteventura

Description

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  1. Name GR131 Camino Natural de Fuerteventura (GR131)
  2. Length of trail 155 km, 96 miles
  3. Length in days 7 days
  4. Start of trail Isla de Lobos
  5. End of trail Punta Jandía
  6. Traildino grading EW, Easy walk, nature trail

Camino Natural de Fuerteventura

GR131 Camino Natural de Fuerteventura, Isla de Lobos - Punta Jandía / El Puertito, 155 km, 7 days

When you’re up to an exotic hike, think of Fuerteventura. This is not the island coming in mind first, overshadowed by its spectacular volcanic neighbours like La Palma, La Gomera, Tenerife. The GR131 therefore is a disclosed secret for you.

Fuerteventura is the oldest of the Canary Islands, it has been eroded back to a modest highest point of 800 m. Its dry semi-desert interior is almost treeless but rich in rare birds, animals and exotic plants. Plains and volcanoes alternate. The trail sometimes stays in the valleys where farmers try to make a living, or climb the hills. Once you overcome the surprise that the traditional houses are one storey high whitewashed cubicles, you will love the enchanting villages in the interior. Betancuria is a highlight, especially at dawn. The GR131 starts on the northern tip of the small island Isla de Lobos, where you will find colourful lagoons left and right of the landing pier. The southern part of the trail crosses a white sandy desert while staying away from the tourist resorts along the coast. The tourist fuss along the coast will be avoided with the exceptance of Morro Jable. The lighthouse at the southern tip - Punta Jandía - is magic, as is the nearby villiage of El Puertito.

Winter is the best time for this hike. Vibrant colours and temperatures between 15 - 25 enhance its spell. Don't forget your sun protection. Not all villages in the interior offer accommodation. Study the bus times, because they will enable you to drop on / off the trail every next day if you do not carry a tent.

The GR131 is part of the European long distance path E7.

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GR 131 Camino Natural de Fuerteventura, 155km
GR-131 Camino Natural de Lanzarote
.GR-131 - Etapa 1, 12km
.GR-131 - Etapa 2, 13km
.GR-131 - Etapa 3, 9.3km
.GR-131 - Etapa 4, 24km
.GR-131 - Etapa 5, 14km

Opinions

Rate 10.0 | 1 vote | No 1. in Spain
  • Henk Nouws November 2013
  • Rate 10
  • Positive The landscape was formidable, beautiful (in November). Sparse, exotic vegetation. Some very pretty villages. The trail was well laid out and the official website offered good documentation and maps for print out. Yes, a popular holiday destination can be very quiet off coast.
  • Negative Difficult to find accommodation inland.
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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
  • 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
  • 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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Netherlands
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • La Palma Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map
  • Water-proof, split-proof, tear-proof, adventure-proof. La Palma 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. Super-Durable Maps now come with a 2 year adventurous use wear and tear guarantee, see Discovery Walking Guides website for details. 6th... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Tour & Trail La Palma | Discovery Walking
  • Goede, scheur- en watervaste, wandelkaart van La Palma. Water-proof, split-proof, tear-proof, adventure-proof. La Palma 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. Super-Durable Maps now come with a 2 year adventurous use wear and tear guarantee, see... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Lanzarote Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map
  • Lanzarote Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map 5th 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. Large 960mm by 700mm double sided map sheet with generous overlap, to reduce turning the map in use, folds to 235mm by 120mm pocket size using our special `concertina... 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. anzarote Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map 5th edition covers this big island at a scale of 1:40,000 resulting in the most detailed and... 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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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
  • 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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