The GR131 Fuerteventura is part of the long distance route.
After Lanzarote, Fuerteventura is the second island and also the longest of the GR131. From North to South you bridge a distance of 160 km.
Fuerteventura is completely different from Lanzarote. An island that mainly has the Beige colors and azure white beaches. An island with many secrets and beautiful stories.
What will we see when we walk over this beautiful island?
The first is the beautiful small island of Los Lobos, where exactly 4 inhabitants are registered according to the municipality.
The first two days we walk fairly flat to the center of the island. The Betancuria Mountains. Here you feel small in this large piece of nature.
We walk the 160 kilometer hike from north to south in 8 days. The tour is not extremely difficult but does require fitness; every day we walk an average of 20 kilometers on unpaved paths with more or less altimeters in desolate and rough landscapes.
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1, Arrival in Corralejo
You can fly (depending on your preference and the flight price) to Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. If you fly to Lanzarote, you will travel from the airport by bus to Playa Blanca in the extreme south. From here take the ferry to Corralejo on the northern tip of Fuerteventura. You will be met at the port to be transferred to the accommodation. If you fly directly to Fuerteventura, we will be waiting at the airport to take you to the accommodation in Corralejo; an exclusive country house 'Casa los países bajos' where we will stay for two days.
2, Departure to Los Lobos – 8km
After a night of rest and breakfast we set off. We leave by boat for the first leg of the hike to Los Lobos Island.
3, Departure Corralejo to La Oliva – 25km
After yesterday's modest stage, the serious work begins today. Today's route is long, but not very difficult. We leave for the south and pass some volcanic craters. Looking back at some height towards Corralejo, we have a beautiful view of Lanzarote and Los Lobos. We 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. You will soon notice that sun protection and sufficient drinking water are necessary during this walking holiday.
4, La Oliva to Tefia – 18 km
After yesterday's long journey, we set out after breakfast for this relatively short stage towards Tefia. The silence of the island and meeting no one will have already noticed. Away from tourism and completely immersed in the island's nature.
5, Tefia to Betancuria – 19 km
The climbing starts today. Along the way we can go for a snack or provisions in one of the picturesque villages that we encounter. After Valle de Santa Inés we go up really steep. At the top we arrive at a viewpoint with two huge statues, the “Estatuas de Guise y Ayose”. The 4.5 meter high bronze statues depict the two Guanche kings Guise and Ayose, rulers of Fuerteventura's distant past. The island then called Herbania was divided into two kingdoms, Maxorata in the north and Jandia in the south. From here we have an impressive view over the northeast of the island, where we came from. In clear weather, even Los Lobos and Lanzarote can be seen on the horizon.
6, Betancuria to Pajara – 17km
Vandaag een pittig dagje met flinke beklimmingen, maar met grandioze uitzichten. We verlaten Betancuria en wandelen al meteen naar het hoogste punt van de dag. We komen door valleien waar de stilte overheerst. Het enige geluid dat je hoort zijn de roofvogels die over de valleien vliegen. Een stukje natuur dat je nooit meer vergeet van dit eiland. De beklimmingen maken dit een zware tocht. We pauzeren bij een uit het niets opdoemende sfeervolle locatie, om zo naar de volgende zware beklimming te kijken. Zorg dat je hier je voorraad water aanvult.
7, Pajara to La Pared – 26 km
Today will be another very tough day, perhaps the toughest stage. We leave from Pájara and soon see the mountains looming in front of us. This is the most beautiful area of Fuerteventura. You feel at one with nature here. The silence sometimes hurts your ears, but in one word: beautiful! Breathtaking views to both coasts of the island await you. On a clear day you can even see the top of Teíde on the neighboring island of Tenerife on the western horizon!
8, La Pared to Costa Calma – 7 km
Today we leave early for Costa Calma. 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, a pretty flat trip.
9, Free day Costa Calma
Costa Calma is a pleasant not too big tourist resort. The sun worshiper can relax by the pool or by the sea. Those who want to keep moving can enjoy themselves on the kilometre-long sandy beach. In the evening there is a wide choice of restaurants and bars.
10, Costa Calma to Morro Jable – 20 km
The last two days of the trail we walk mostly south along the beach. Today we walk to Morro Jable, where we will stay for the next two nights.
11, Morro Jable to Punto de Jandia – 21 km
Today is the last leg of our walk. A trip to the extreme southern tip of Fuerteventura: the lighthouse on “Punto de Jandia”. Still a lot of up and down, which makes this trip quite tough. You can already see the lighthouse from afar, making it seem like you are almost there, but appearances are deceiving. The road always leads along the coast.
Information about the return journey
Airport, Luggage, to accommodations when necessary
Organized Hikingtrip over 160km
If you don't like to travel with a group, it is of course possible to walk on your own.
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