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The island of Fuerteventura feels like a place where reality meets fantasy. This volcanic jewel features landscapes you wouldn’t necessarily expect on Earth—but they’re here, and you’ll get to witness them all in person. Over 12 days, you’ll hike along the GR131 long-distance trekking route, Camino Natural. We are talking 100 miles north to south, through vast deserts, arid mountainous areas, golden beaches, black moonscapes, and so much more, as the terrain here is ever-changing. If you love walking at your own pace, stopping whenever you feel like it, this self-guided tour is made for you. Instead of spending weeks researching the trek, figuring out your paths and lodgings, the only thing separating you from the Fuerteventura’s GR131 is just a few clicks. Let local experts take care of everything, including charming accommodation, luggage and airport transfers, routes, and most breakfasts.

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Adventure highlights

  • More than 300 days of sunshine per year

    Let the sunny Fuerteventura dazzle you over 12 days and 100 miles along the famous GR131

  • An island 20 million years in the making

    Fuerteventura was formed by volcanic eruptions, and its lunar landscapes clearly mirror its origin

  • Find peace on this 100-mile trek

    Tons of incredibly remote areas, including a neighboring island with only 4 inhabitants

Itinerary

Fuerteventura is the perfect island for you if you’re looking to get away from the crowds and deep into the wilderness. During this 12-day hiking adventure, you’ll be surrounded by surreal landscapes by trekking the island’s full GR131, a 100-mile trail meandering from north to south of the island. This self-guided adventure allows you to just focus on the hiking instead of worrying about the logistics of it all! You’ll sleep at the most charming accommodations available along the trail (usually a mix of casas rurales, fincas, and hotels), and your guides will organize luggage and airport transfers, most breakfasts, and exact routes. As long as you’re ready to hike 20 km (12.5 miles) per day on average, on unpaved paths in rough landscapes, Fuerteventura and the GR131 should be your next destination!

  • To get to Corralejo, you can either fly into Fuerteventura Airport or Lanzarote Airport. If you fly to Fuerteventura, you’ll get picked up at the airport and taken to your accommodation for the night. If you fly into Lanzarote, you can take a bus to reach Playa Blanca in the far south, which is where you’ll board the ferry to Corralejo. Once you get to Corralejo, you can go to your accommodation for the night.

    Accommodation: Casa rural, finca, or hotel

    Vedute of Corralejo from the ocean.
  • Leave by boat for the first leg of the walk to the island of Los Lobos. This small “wolf island” owes its name to the many monk seals (popularly called sea wolves) that were found here in large numbers in the past. You will arrive by boat to a beautiful bay at Casas del Puertito; no more than a hamlet with a few stone houses and a modest restaurant.

    Hiking: 8 km / 5 miles
    Elevation: +62 m (+204 ft) / -62 m (-204 ft)
    Accommodation: Casa rural, finca, or hotel

    Hiker on island Lobos
  • Today’s route is long, but not too difficult. You will leave towards the south and pass some volcanic craters. When you look back towards Corralejo from a height, you’ll enjoy a beautiful view of Lanzarote and Lobos island. Passing through the village of Lajares, you take a short break there. Your destination for today is La Oliva, a colonial town with interesting historical buildings. After arrival, you can relax at the accommodation or visit the town.

    Hiking: 21 km / 13 miles
    Elevation: +423 m (+1,388 ft) / -205 m (-673 ft)
    Accommodation: Casa rural, finca, or hotel

    Walking down road in Fuerteventura
  • After breakfast, you’ll set off for a relatively short stage towards Tefia. You’ll already have noticed the silence of the island, not meeting anyone, away from all the tourism, and being fully in harmony with nature. You’ll pass through the village of Tindaya, nestled at the foot of an almost 400-meter (1,310-foot) high volcano, which was sacred to the Old Canarians. Even now there are still many legends, but the mountain is protected and can only be visited to a limited extent. You’ll spend the night in a rural accommodation, a peaceful and atmospheric lodging, where you can enjoy a fantastic sunset while having dinner. This accommodation has 3 different rooms, with 2 rooms sharing a large bathroom.

    Hiking: 24 km / 15 miles
    Elevation: +230 m (+755 ft) / -242 m (-784 ft)
    Accommodation: Casa rural, finca, or hotel

    Tindaya mountain, Fuerteventura
  • Today, you’ll start moving higher up! After Valle de Santa Inés, you’ll really go up steeply. At the top, a viewpoint of two giant statues awaits, the Estatuas de Guise y Ayose. These bronze, 4.5-meter (15-foot) tall statues depict the two Guanche kings, Guise and Ayose, rulers of Fuerteventura from the distant past. With good weather, you’ll be able to see Lobos and Lanzarote on the horizon. When you descend the Montaña Tegú on the other side, you will see white buildings of Betancuria in a lovely green valley. This beautiful place owes its name to the conquistador Béthencourt. You will spend the night here in Betancuria.

    Hiking: 17 km / 10.5 miles
    Elevation: +493 m (+1617 ft) / -290 m (-951 ft)
    Accommodation: Casa rural, finca, or hotel

    Guanche kings and hikers, Fuerteventura
  • Though there are quite a few big climbs ahead of you today, the views will be wonderful! Leaving Betancuria, you’ll immediately hike to the highest point of the day. You’ll pass through valleys where silence reigns, and the only sound you’ll be hearing is the chirp of the birds flying over the valleys. After a break, continue your path to climb further. You can pause at an atmospheric location that seems to appear out of nowhere, and look at the next tough climb. Be sure to top up your water supply here!

    Hiking: 18 km / 11.2 miles
    Elevation: +505 m (+1,657 ft) / -698 m (-2,290 ft)
    Accommodation: Casa rural, finca, or hotel

    Panorama, Fuerteventura
  • Today is probably the toughest stage of the trip. Leaving Pájara behind, you’ll soon see mountains looming before you. This is the most beautiful area of ​​Fuerteventura for many! You will feel one with nature here, and the silence is astounding. Breathtaking views to both coasts of the island await you as well. On a clear day, you can even see the peak of Mount Teíde on the neighboring island of Tenerife! After a last grueling climb, gradually descend towards La Pared, today’s final destination.

    Hiking: 26.5 km / 16.5 miles
    Elevation: +683 m (+2,241 ft) / -846 m (-2,776 ft)
    Accommodation: Casa rural, finca, or hotel

    Fuerteventura, taking a break
  • Immediately south of La Pared, the landscape changes strikingly. Leaving the mountains behind you, you will now walk through a kind of rolling desert landscape. Compared to the past few days, this will be a pretty flat hiking day. At the narrowest part of the island, you will cross over to the east coast towards Costa Calma. This is a popular place for surfers because of the favorable wind that blows here all year round, making it one of the most famous surfing beaches in Europe. After today’s shorter walk, time to relax and rest!

    Hiking: 14 km / 8.7 miles
    Elevation: +212 m (+696 ft) / -220 m (-722 ft)
    Accommodation: Casa rural, finca, or hotel

    Costa Calma, Fuerteventura
  • After a week of everyday hiking, some relaxing and resting will do you good! Costa Palma is a cozy and not too big of a tourist resort. Those who’d like to soak up the sun can relax either by the pool or the sea. You can also go swimming and walk along the kilometer-long sandy beach. In the evening, there’s plenty of choices for restaurants and bars!

    Accommodation: Casa rural, finca, or hotel

    Flowers and sea on Costa Calma, Fuerteventura
  • For your last two days of the trek, you’ll mostly walk south along the beach. Today you’ll go to the beautiful Morro Jable, where you will spend the next two nights. Morro Jable still has the atmosphere of a former fishing village, but it has now merged with the very touristy Jandia next door. There’s plenty of things to do here, including shopping, touring souvenir shops, and sipping on cocktails on terraces. The promenade in the old Morro Jable is very atmospheric and a table right on the water can always be found with some luck and patience! You’ll stay in a nice accommodation with a swimming pool here.

    Hiking: 17.6 km / 10.9 miles
    Elevation: +139 m (+456 ft) / -123 m (-404 ft)
    Accommodation: Casa rural, finca, or hotel

    Beach in Morro Jable, Fuerteventura
  • For your last leg of the trek, take a trip to the very southern tip of Fuerteventura: the lighthouse on Punta de Jandia. There will be lots of ups and downs today, making the hike a bit more strenuous. You can see the lighthouse from afar, making it seem like you’re almost there, but looks can be deceiving. The only hamlet you’ll pass is Puertito (little harbor). After finally reaching the endpoint and taking some photos, you’ll return to a small village to relax in a modest restaurant. A small 4×4 bus runs the last trip around 4 pm, don’t miss it!

    Hiking: 23 km / 14.3 miles
    Elevation: +267 m (+876 ft) / -259 m (-850 ft)
    Accommodation: Casa rural, finca, or hotel

    Hiking to Punta Jandia lighthouse
  • After breakfast and packing up, you’ll be taken to the Fuerteventura Airport or the port of Corralejo. For those who wish to stay longer, there are bus connections, taxis, and car rentals available.

     

    Hiker relaxing in a hammock, Fuerteventura
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Canary Hiking gathers hiking specialists who love to share their passion for the Canary Islands with other people. They offer excursions, special stays, complete tours, island hopping, multi-day hikes, and more custom-made adventures! Whatever your goal is on the sunny Canary Islands, they can make it happen—whether it’s spending the night on the edge of a volcano or tasting local wine in authentic bodegas after hiking in the mountains.

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An unforgettable trip with beautiful views. Well organized (individual walking with a perfect luggage transfer).

Things to know

  • What you get on this adventure:

      • 12-day Fuerteventura self-guided walking holidays along GR131
      • Accommodation for 11 nights (small hotels, rural houses, old fincas…)
      • Airport transfers
      • Luggage transfers
      • Crossing over to Lobos island
      • Most breakfasts (some small-scaled accommodations do not offer breakfast, but your guides will provide you with information where to get breakfast)
      • Hiking pin from Canary Hiking
      • Travel guarantee STO

    What’s not included:

      • Flights to Fuerteventura
      • Lunches, dinners, snacks, drinks
      • Travel and medical insurance — optional
      • Mountaineering insurance — strongly recommended
  • These Fuerteventura self-guided walking holidays require good fitness, as you’ll be hiking for 9 days, 20 km (12.5 miles) per day on average. You’ll be walking on unpaved paths in desolate and rough landscapes, and keep in mind that you’ll also be carrying a daypack with you containing your water, clothes, and other necessities for the day.

  • Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:

      • Day pack large enough to carry all the items listed (around a 25-40L bag)
      • Hiking poles — optional, available to rent
      • Water bottle or hydration bladder (2L capacity)
      • Hiking boots and hiking socks
      • Comfortable hiking clothes
      • Shorts
      • Long comfortable trousers
      • T-shirts
      • Warm clothes
      • Windbreaker
      • Sunhat
      • Swimwear
      • Flip flops
      • Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
      • Sunglasses
      • Camera — optional (but recommended)

    Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.

  • A self-guided tour is an independent exploration without a formal guide leading the way. Instead of being part of a group with a tour leader, you will navigate Fuerteventura GR131 yourself, using resources provided by the operator, such as maps, guidebooks, audio guides, or digital apps.

    Your guide will also take care of other things for these Fuerteventura self-guided walking holidays, such as accommodation, breakfasts, airport transfers, and luggage transfers.

  • Group sizes and pricing

      • These Fuerteventura self-guided walking holidays can run even if only one person signs up.
      • The maximum number of people for this tour is set at 3 participants. If there are more, some accommodations need to be changed. Please contact us if there are more than 3 people interested.
      • If two people sign up, the price is lower than if only one person signs up.
      • The tour can most likely be booked up to three weeks before departure, but it all depends on the availability of accommodation. As soon as accommodation is confirmed, the tour can run.

    Fuerteventura walking holidays self-guided can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements

      • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
  • The starting point of your Fuerteventura self-guided walking holidays is Corralejo. To get there, you can either fly into Fuerteventura Airport (FUE) or Lanzarote Airport (ACE).

      • If you fly into Fuerteventura, your guides will organize a transfer for you from the airport to your accommodation in Corralejo.
      • If you fly into Lanzarote, you can travel from the airport by bus to Playa Blanca in the far south. From here, you’ll take the ferry to Corralejo on the northern tip of Fuerteventura. Corralejo is where you’ll sleep for the night, so you can head to your accommodation.
  • We highly recommend that you cover all your bases with both emergency medical and travel insurance.

    With medical insurance, if you have an accident or medical emergency on or off the mountain, you’ll avoid paying out of pocket for costly expenses. This covers everything from hospital treatments to emergency air transportation and more. Travel insurance covers canceled flights, natural disasters and other scenarios that may interrupt your travel plans.

    We also expect you to respect local regulations and take measures to protect yourselves, your guides, and the communities you’re traveling to. If you need assistance selecting the right insurance for your group, let us know and we will be happy to help!

  • Deposits

    You can secure one of the set dates with a 30% deposit upon booking. The remaining 70% of the trip price is to be paid 90 days prior to departure, at the latest.

    Secure your early bird spot with a 10% deposit! This tour gets sold out very quickly, but with early-bird booking, you will be the first one to know about any new upcoming dates. Pick your preferred dates without the risk of your bucket list adventure selling out!

      • Only 10% of the total amount should be paid as a deposit upon booking. This deposit is non-refundable, but can be transferred to another 57hours adventure anytime in case the dates don’t suit you.
      • Once the dates are set, you can confirm your booking by paying another 20% of the total amount.
      • The final balance is due 3 months (90 days) prior to departure.

    Cancellations

    Booking fees are non-refundable in all cases. During checkout, however, you can choose one of 57hours’ flexibility options:

    Basic

      • In case of cancellation within 48 hours after booking, the amount paid is fully refundable.
      • For cancellations 60 or more days before the trip, you are eligible for a 70% refund of the trip price.
      • For cancellations 0-59 days before the trip, there is no refund.

    Flexible

      • In case of cancellation within 48 hours after booking, the amount paid is fully refundable.
      • For cancellations 60 or more days before the trip, you are eligible for a full refund of the trip price.
      • For cancellations 30-59 days before the trip, you are eligible for a 50% refund of the trip price.
      • For cancellations 0-29 days before the trip, there is no refund.

    Super Flexible

      • In case of cancellation within 48 hours after booking, the amount paid is fully refundable.
      • For cancellations 30 or more days before the trip, you are eligible for a full refund of the trip price.
      • For cancellations 0-29 days before the trip, you are eligible for a 50% refund of the trip price
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