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Formed by volcanic eruptions some 20 million years ago, Fuerteventura continues to stun with its lunar-like landscapes and perfect beaches to this day. By embarking on this 100-mile GR131 trek, you’ll get to travel the length of the island from north to south over 12 days, and witness Fuerteventura in all its glory. An island bursting with an interesting history and many stories is best experienced with a knowledgeable guide—you can rest assured we’ll show you the island’s gems, and organize seamless logistics and charming lodgings. After nearly two weeks of being immersed among volcanoes, arid landscapes, whitesand beaches, and otherworldly terrains, you’ll leave with lifelong memories (and likely sore muscles, but it will be so worth it!).

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Adventure highlights

  • All about peace and quiet

    We’ll traverse incredibly remote areas, including an island with only 4 inhabitants

  • Epic 100-mile trek

    From north to south, we’ll hike the iconic GR131 of Fuerteventura—the oldest of the Canary Islands

  • Charming villages & natural gems

    Wonderful blend of the island’s historical colonial towns and spectacular, moon-like landscapes

Itinerary

These Fuerteventura walking holidays are ideal for those wishing to find themselves surrounded by remote, surreal landscapes! Over 12 days, we’ll walk the full GR131, a 100-mile trek snaking its way from north to south of the island. We’ll sleep at the most charming accommodations available (this will be a mix of casas rurales, fincas, and hotels), and we’ll also organize all luggage transfers and day-to-day routes for you. 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, we’ll pick you up at the airport and take you to our 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. We’ll wait for you at the port and take you to your accommodation.

    Accommodation: Casa rural, finca, or hotel

    Vedute of Corralejo from the ocean.
  • We will leave by boat for the first leg of the walk to the island of Los Lobos. Once we reach the beautiful bay at Casas del Puertito, this is where our walk to the north will start. Following the trail, we will reach the northern cape of the island and the lighthouse’s viewing platform that offers stunning views of three islands: Lobos, Lanzarote, and Fuerteventura.

    Meals: Breakfast
    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 we’ll start hiking southward and pass some volcanic craters. When we look back towards Corralejo from a height, we’ll get a beautiful view of Lanzarote and Lobos islands. We will then pass the village of Lajares and take a short break there. This first stage is fairly flat, but the sandy surface makes walking quite difficult. Our destination for today is La Oliva, a colonial town in Fuerteventura with interesting historical buildings. After arrival, we can relax at the accommodation or visit the town. There is a terrace and a small supermarket for any necessary refreshments.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Hiking: 22 km / 13.7 miles
    Elevation: +423 m (+1,388 ft) / -205 m (-673 ft)
    Accommodation: Casa rural, finca, or hotel

    Walking down road in Fuerteventura
  • After breakfast, we’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. We’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. We’ll take a break in a local bar and continue our way south. We’ll spend the night in a rural accommodation, a peaceful and atmospheric lodging, where we’ll enjoy a fantastic sunset while having dinner.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Hiking: 21 km / 13 miles
    Elevation: +230 m (+755 ft) / -242 m (-784 ft)
    Accommodation: Casa rural, finca, or hotel

    Tindaya mountain, Fuerteventura
  • Today, we’ll start moving higher up! After Valle de Santa Inés, we’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. When we descend the Montaña Tegú on the other side, we will see white buildings of Betancuria in a lovely green valley. This beautiful place owes its name to the conquistador Béthencourt. We’ll then go to the oldest accommodation of this tour, which is full of history!

    Meals: Breakfast
    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 us today, the views will be wonderful! Leaving Betancuria, we’ll immediately hike to the highest point of the day. We’ll pass through valleys where silence reigns, and the only sound we’ll be hearing is the chirp of the birds flying over the valleys. After a break, we continue our path to climb further. Once at the top, we’ll enjoy spectacular views over the Betancuria Mountains. After descending about 7 km (4.3 miles), we will reach our final destination for today: Pájara.

    Meals: Breakfast
    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, we’ll soon see mountains looming before us. 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 us as well. On a clear day, we can even see the peak of Mount Teíde on the neighboring island of Tenerife! After a last grueling climb, we gradually descend towards La Pared, today’s final destination. Here we’ll stay in a luxury hotel with a pool. For those who are not yet tired enough, there are sports facilities as well! There’s also a supermarket at the hotel, and you can also have dinner here.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Hiking: 26.5 km / 16.5 miles
    Elevation: +683 m (+2,241 ft) / -846 m (-2,776 ft)
    Accommodation: Hotel

    Fuerteventura, taking a break
  • Immediately south of La Pared, the landscape changes strikingly. Leaving the mountains behind us, we 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, we 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.

    Meals: Breakfast
    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!

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Casa rural, finca, or hotel

    Flowers and sea on Costa Calma, Fuerteventura
  • For our last two days of the trek, we’ll mostly walk south along the beach. Today we’ll go to the beautiful Morro Jable, where we 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! We’ll stay in a nice accommodation with a swimming pool these two nights.

    Meals: Breakfast
    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 our last leg of the trek, we’ll 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. After finally reaching the endpoint and taking some photos, we’ll return to a small village to relax in a modest restaurant. We’ll get transferred back to Morro Jable over an endless unpaved road. It’d be nice to have a celebratory drink together to mark the end of our trip in the evening!

    Meals: Breakfast
    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, we’ll take you 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.

    Meals: Breakfast

    Hiker relaxing in a hammock, Fuerteventura
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Meet your guides

Jeanne van den Reek
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Jeanne van den Reek
Jeanne is the founder of Canary Hiking, which she founded when she was in search of a more positive mindset while battling cancer. She created a website and walked all routes (more than 600 km!), later on going to the Canary Islands with a campervan to truly discover the islands. Jeanne also ran the New York Marathon after diabetes diagnosis, and whichever obstacles she comes across in life, she always finds the beacon of light and hope. Her hope is to transfer her enthusiasm and love for the Canary Islands to her clients.
Mauk van de Waarsenburg
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Mauk van de Waarsenburg
Mauk van de Waarsenburg
Born and raised in Helmond, Mauk left the Netherlands for Tenerife in 1998. There, his passion for mountains and nature flourished, embracing activities like trail running, climbing, and canyoning. Crossing paths with the company in 2021, he transitioned from guiding underground volcanic tunnels to becoming a certified Spanish hiking guide. With a focus on sustainable tourism and local support, he, along with Canary-Hiking, aims to share the beauty of hiking while fostering personal connections and supporting the local economy.
Canary Hiking
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Canary Hiking
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.

Accommodation

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geraldine o sullivan (source: Google Reviews)

If you are the type of person to trust in the universe to provide you with a pathway then these are the people who can help you achieve your way forward. I truly believe that by walking you make your path, and these walks are truly inspiring. The routes are at times challenging but remember it’s just one foot in front of the other. Your luggage and a hot shower waits for you at the end of an inspiring day walking. Great company, wonderful life experience. I recommend the trecks with the care and love of a great team.

I Kort (source: Google Reviews)

Home is where the heart is! That’s what life is all about. This hikingtrip was a whole new experience for me, litterally peaks and valleys. But in 1 word ” Great” Nice Group and good overnight places. I highly recommend this hiking trip! Such an experience on a beautiful island with a wonderful organization and support from Jeanne and Astrid and Kyra! You go Girls!!

Ilse Verlaan (source: Google Reviews)

Astrid and Jeanne are enthusiastic and professional. You feel their passion for hiking and the Canary Islands! Top people and top company! Recommended!

Mirjam Baas (source: Google Reviews)

Very good guidance! Two energetic ladies who are fully committed to organizing a fun walking trip.

Things to know

  • What you get on this adventure:

      • An experienced, local hiking guide with extensive knowledge of the area
      • 12-day Fuerteventura walking holidays along GR131
      • Accommodation for 11 nights (small hotels, rural houses, old fincas…)
      • Airport transfers
      • Transfers during the tour (as described in the itinerary, including to Lobos island)
      • Welcome drink
      • Breakfasts
      • Luggage transfers
      • Hiking pin from Canary Hiking
      • Travel guarantee STO

    What’s not included:

      • Flights to Fuerteventura
      • Lunches, dinners, snacks, drinks
      • Single supplement — $320, available to add upon checkout
      • Any transfers outside the program
      • Guide gratuities — optional
      • Travel and medical insurance — optional
      • Mountaineering insurance — strongly recommended
  • These Fuerteventura walking holidays along the GR131 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.

  • Group sizes and pricing

      • For these Fuerteventura walking holidays, the usual client-to-guide ratio is 8:1.
      • It takes a minimum of 5 people for this tour to operate. The maximum group size is set at 8 participants.
      • A departure is confirmed to run at the latest 30 days prior to it.

    Fuerteventura walking holidays along the GR131 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 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 come pick you up at the airport and transfer you 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, and this is where your guides will meet you and take you 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.

    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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