The GR131 Fuerteventura is the second island of the long-distance route.
After Lanzarote, Fuerteventura is the second island and also the longest of the GR131. From North to South you cover 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 you see when you walk across this beautiful island? The first is the small wonderful island of Los Lobos, where exactly 4 inhabitants are registered according to the municipality. The first two days you walk fairly flat to the center of the island, the Betancuria mountains. Here you feel small in this large piece of nature. You walk the 160-kilometer trek from north to south in 8 days. The tour is not extremely difficult, but it does require fitness; every day you walk an average of 20 kilometers on unpaved paths with more or less altimeters in desolate and rough landscapes.
- Trekking along special views
- Walking through desolate landscapes
- Between the volcanoes
- Special overnight stays Casas Rurales
- White beaches with azure sea
- The symbol “Goats”
- In the middle of nature
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 can travel from the airport by bus to Playa Blanca in the far south. From here you take the ferry to Corralejo on the northern tip of Fuerteventura. Your Accommodation is in Corralejo.
2| Departure to Los Lobos – 8km
You will depart by boat for the first leg of the trek 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. You 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.
Height difference: +62 up /- 62 down
3| Depart Corralejo for La Oliva
Today’s route is long, but not very difficult. You leave to the south and pass some volcanic craters. When you look back towards Corralejo at some height, you have a beautiful view of Lanzarote and Los Lobos. You pass the village of Lajares and take a short break there. Your destination today is La Oliva,
Height difference: +423 up /- 205 down
4| La Oliva to Tefia
After yesterday’s long trip you will set off after breakfast for this relatively short stage towards Tefia. You pass through the village of Tindaya, which lies at the foot of a volcano that is almost 400 meters high. The final point of today’s stage is the village of Tefia, situated on an ocher plain. You will spend the night in a rural accommodation full of peace and atmosphere where you will witness a fantastic sunset while enjoying a delicious evening meal.
Height difference: +230 up /- 242 down
5| Tefia to Betancuria
After Valle de Santa Inés we really go up steeply. At the top you arrive at a viewpoint with two giant statues, the “Estatuas de Guise y Ayose”. The bronze statues of 4.5 meters high depict the two Guanche kings Guise and Ayose, rulers of Fuerteventura from the distant past. From here you have an impressive view over the northeast of the island, where you came from. In clear weather, even Los Lobos and Lanzarote can be seen on the horizon. The path goes downhill towards Betancuria.
Height difference: +493 up /- 290 down
6| Betancuria to Pajara
Today is a tough day with big climbs, but with great views. You leave Betancuria and immediately walk to the highest point of the day. You pass through valleys where silence prevails. The only sound you hear are the birds of prey flying over the valleys. A piece of nature that you will never forget from this island. The climbs make this a tough trip. You can pause at an atmospheric location that appears out of nowhere, to look at the next tough climb. Be sure to top up your supply of water here.
Elevation difference: +505 up /- 698 down
7| Pajara to La Pared
Today will be another very tough day, probably the toughest stage. You leave from Pájara and soon see the mountains looming in front of you. This is the most beautiful area of Fuerteventura. You feel 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 peak of Mount Teíde on the neighboring island of Tenerife on the western horizon! After a last strenuous climb you gradually descend with a beautiful view of the west coast towards La Pared, today’s final destination. Here you will stay in a luxurious hotel with wonderful beds and a swimming pool.
Elevation difference: +683 up /- 846 down
8| La Pared to Costa Calma
Today you leave early for Costa Calma. Immediately south of La Pared, the landscape changes strikingly. At the narrowest part of the island you cross over to the east coast towards Costa Calma. A popular 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’s time for rest and relaxation.
Height difference: +212 up /- 220 down
9| Free day Costa Calma
Costa Calma is a cozy 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 plenty of choice of restaurants and bars.
10| Costa Calma to Morro Jable
The last two days of the walking route you mainly walk in a southerly direction along the beach. Today you walk to 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. You stay in a nice accommodation with a swimming pool.
Height difference: +139 up /- 123 down
11| Morro Jable to Punto de Jandia – 21km
Today the last stage of your walk is on the program. A trip to the very southern tip of Fuerteventura: the lighthouse on “Punto de Jandia”. Still a lot of up and down, which makes this trip quite difficult. You can see the lighthouse from afar, making it seem like you’re almost there, but looks can be deceiving. The road continues along the coast.
The only small village we encounter is called “Puertito”, literally translated “little harbour”. That’s all it is, the tiny hamlet with barely 20 inhabitants is about one kilometer from the end point. After you have reached the end point and have taken the necessary photos, you return to the small village to relax in the modest restaurant.
a small 4×4 bus runs the last trip around 4pm. Don’t miss this bus!
Height difference: +267 up /- 259 down
Information about the return journey
There is a transfer that will take you back to the airport.
- Travel time: 12 days / 11 nights
- Transfer airport
- Including Lugage transfers
- Individual trek over 160km
- Crossing Los Lobos
- Accommodations mostly with breakfast
- Buff and stainless steel drinking bottle
- Hiking pin from Canary Hiking
- Travel guarantee STO
- Outward and return journey
- Travel and cancellation insurance
- All meals and drinks except breakfast
- Booking costs €20.00
- Possible single room supplement € 500.00 (Is included in the travel request)
- Transfers outside the program
Our special Accommodations
The hiking pin of the GR131
Our unique hiking pin. Each island has its own color. You get this hiking pin when you complete the GR131 Camino Naturales on one of the seven islands. With a group tour you get this at the end of the trip. With an individual trip you take a stamp ticket with you that you have signed off at different locations. With this card you will receive your earned hiking pin. You are eligible for this if the trip is booked with Canary Hiking!
Each island has its own color. Did you walk the 630 km and save all the colors together? Then you will receive a unique pin from us!
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