12 Days hikingtrip Camino Naturales GR131 Fuerteventura

 895,00

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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Distance

71,2 km

Difficulty

Moderate

Up

1567 m.

Down

1559 m.

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Program

The program

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.
We get to know the group while enjoying a drink. You will receive your goody bag here and in the evening you can enjoy the cozy atmosphere of Corralejo, with plenty of restaurants and cozy shops. It is recommended to stock up on some food and drink here for tomorrow.
From the boulevard or one of the many terraces, you have a beautiful view of the neighboring island of Los Lobos, where tomorrow the first leg of our walk will start.

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.
The 6 square kilometer "wolf island" owes its name to the many monk seals (popularly called sea wolves) that were found here in large numbers in the past. The last animal was killed at the end of the 19th century. Currently, the entire island is a protected natural park and visitors are only allowed to a limited extent.
We arrive by boat in a beautiful bay at the “Casas del Puertito”. No more than a hamlet with a few stone houses and a modest restaurant. If you want to sit down here for the daily menu, it is best to book immediately upon arrival.
This is where the 8-kilometer walk to the north begins. On the north cape of the island, the lighthouse viewing platform offers a beautiful view of three islands: Los Lobos, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. From here you also have a beautiful view of the 127 meter high volcano "Montaña de Lobos". The western part of the crater has sunk into the sea.
After the walk there is time for food and drinks in the restaurant or, for example, at the “Playa de Concha”. A semi-circular bay with light (almost Caribbean white) sand, sheltered from wind and surf. A lovely place to rest from the first leg of our walking holiday!
Then we sail back to Corralejo.

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.
Our destination today is La Oliva, a place with history. From 1708 to 1859, this was the seat of the army command, of which the “Casa de los Coroneles” is still a historical witness. The imposing building was restored a few years ago and can be visited. The lime-white parish church with a bell tower made of black lava stone is also worth a visit. In ancient times, this tower served as a watchtower to warn residents of pirate attacks. From 1834 to 1860, La Oliva was the capital of Fuerteventura.
After arrival we can rest at the accommodation or visit the village. There are terraces and a small supermarket for the necessary refreshments.

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.
We pass through the village of Tindaya, which lies at the foot of an almost 400 meter high volcano. This mountain was sacred to the Old Canarians. Even today there are still many legends, but the mountain is protected and can only be visited to a limited extent. We take a break in a local bar and continue our way south. A kilometer south of Tindaya we pass the "Montaña Quemada" (literally: the burnt mountain), also a volcano woven with legends. The end point of today's stage is the village of Tefia, located on an ocher-colored plain. There is only a local restaurant here and no other facilities. Here we will provide a shopping service.
We spend the night in a rural accommodation full of tranquility and atmosphere where you will witness a fantastic sunset while enjoying a delicious evening meal.

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.
When we descend the "Montaña Tegú" on the other side, we see the white buildings of Betancuria in a lovely green valley. This beautiful place owes its name to the conquistador Béthencourt, who laid the foundation stone for the first capital of the island here in 1405. The region was fertile and, thanks to its location relative to the coast, relatively safe from pirate attacks. It was not until 1834 that Betancuria had to cede the rank of capital to La Oliva. Stately white buildings with graceful wooden balconies and the fortress-like “Catedral de Santa Maria” recall the former times of prosperity.
When we are rested and possibly have done some shopping, we go to the oldest accommodation of this tour, which is full of history.

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.
After the break we continue our path to climb further. Once at the top we have special and spectacular views over the Betancuria Mountains. After about 7 kilometers of descending, we reach our final destination for today: Pájara. The historic center of Pájara with old laurel trees on the plaza is very atmospheric. The two-aisled parish church “Nuestra Señora de la Regla” was built at the end of the 17th century and is somewhat mysterious. The entrance to the church is decorated with Aztec ornaments: suns, snakes and pumas. Symbols that do not fit at all in the Christian world of images.
There is a supermarket and some restaurants in Pájara. In the morning you will be surprised by an extensive breakfast in our accommodation.

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!
After a final heavy climb, with a beautiful view of the west coast, we gradually descend towards La Pared, today's final destination. La Pared literally translated from Spanish means “the wall”. Legend has it that a defensive wall on this isthmus separated the northern and southern realms of Guise and Ayose.
Here we stay in a luxury hotel with comfortable beds and a swimming pool. For those who are not tired enough, there are sports facilities. There is a supermarket at the hotel. The possibility to eat here in the evening is available. A gigantic breakfast buffet is included.

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.
At the narrowest part of the island we cross to the east coast towards Costa Calma. A favorite place for surfers because of the favorable wind that blows here all year round. Exactly why this is one of the most famous surfing beaches in Europe. After today's short walk, it is time for rest and relaxation.

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.
Morro Jable still has the atmosphere of a former fishing village, but it has now merged with the very touristy Jandia next door. There is plenty of shopping here. You stumble across the souvenir shops and terraces. However, the promenade in old Morro Jable is very atmospheric and a table right on the water can always be found with a bit of luck and patience. We stay in a nice accommodation with a swimming pool.

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.
The only small village we come across is called “Puertito”, literally translated “harbour”. That's all, the tiny hamlet with barely 20 inhabitants is about one kilometer from the end point. After we have reached the end point with the group and have taken the necessary photos, we return to the small village to relax in the modest restaurant.
Here we are picked up by a van and brought back to Morro Jable over an endless dirt road. It would be nice if in the evening, while enjoying a drink, we can look back on an unforgettable walking tour!

Information about the return journey
If you have booked a 12-day trip, you will be taken to the airport of Fuerteventura or to the port of Corralejo .
For those who want to stay longer on their own, there is a bus connection or taxi available from Morro Jable to various destinations. Or you rent a car.

Transfers

Airport, Luggage, to accommodations when necessary

Inclusive

Organized Hikingtrip over 160km
Accommodations with Breakfast
Lugagetransfer and service for supermarket
Buff and Bottle
STO Guaranty

Exclusive

Flights
Travel and cancellation insurance
All meals except breakfast
€ 20,00 booking fee
Possible single room supplement (€195.00)

Avantages

Challenging
Active
Intensive experience
Lots of freedom
small scale
Authentic
Away from the crowd
We support the local people

Overview

If you don't like to travel with a group, it is of course possible to walk on your own.
If you want to walk this trip individually, take a look at the package tours GR131 Individual.

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