Camino del Guanche

Fuerteventura GR131

6 stages - self-guided

Fuerteventura GR131

798 € per person

6 stages of ◆Camino del Guanche◆ Including transport of luggage and persons, maps, descriptions & GPX-files – Difficulty: ▲▲▲▲△

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Fuerteventura trail

GR 131 – 6 stages

▸ Includes 7 nights in strategic accommodation, bed & breakfast basis.

▸ 6 self-guided stages through Fuerteventura trail GR 131.

▸ We organise all the necessary luggages transfers from hotel to hotel.

from

684 £

per person

full itinerary:  98,1 Km ICONO Distancia
total climbs: △  1664 mts 
total drops: ▽  1708 mts

STAGES AND ACCOMMODATION:

arrival in Fuerteventura

  • arrival transfer
  • 1st night in Villaverde-La Oliva > Hotel Rural Mahoh

1st: Isla de Lobos & de Lajares a La Oliva

  • walking distance: 16,7 Km
  • total climbs: + 244 m
  • total drops:  – 79 m
  • 2nd night in Villaverde-La Oliva > Hotel Rural Mahoh

2nd: La Oliva - Tefía

  • walking distance: 20,3 Km
  • total climbs: + 161 m
  • total drops:  – 210 m
  • 3rd night in Tefía > Hotel Rural Rosario Martín

3rd: Tefía - Betancuria

  • walking distance: 17,5 Km
  • total climbs: + 475 m
  • total drops:  – 283 m
  • 4th night in Antigua > Hotel Rural Era de La Corte

4th: Betancuria - Pájara

  • walking distance: 15,8 Km
  • total climbs: + 507 m
  • total drops:  – 681 m
  • 5th night in Antigua > Hotel Rural Era de La Corte

5th: El Cardón - La Pared

  • walking distance: 13,2 Km
  • total climbs: + 190 m
  • total drops:  – 363 m
  • 6th night in La Pared > Hotel La Pared by Playitas

6th: Risco del Paso - Morro Jable

  • walking distance: 14,6 Km
  • total climbs: + 87 m
  • total drops:  – 92 m
  • 7th night in Morro Jable> Hotel IFA Altamera

departure day

  • airport transfer:
      • a/ on your own, or…
      • b/ we organise it for you for 90 € (taxi up to 4 people).

SEE DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Niveau 4
This programme is for you if you are in excellent physical condition; if you can cover steep slopes and have no vertigo or health problems; if you regularly do long walks and consider yourself a good sportsman, love nature and are respectful of the environment. 
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FLEXIBLE PROGRAMME: you can rearrange the stages in order to fit days off in between them. We adapt it to your wishes.

WARNING: The route in stages along the GR131 requires good physical condition and walking safety and is only suitable for regular walkers.

Well-signposted trails

transfers included (taxi and/or regular bus) to/from your accommodation

Order our telescopic poles for 14 € each.

traslados en bus y taxi

taxi or bus transfers

luggage transfers from hotel to hotel at each stage and transfers of people, by taxi or regular buses.

Hotel emblemática Agaldar - habitación

accommodations

small charming hotels and unique accommodation in strategic locations, with breakfast included.

GR 131 Fuerteventura

stages

6 stages of approx. 15~17 km each, to cross from north to south the Camino del Guanche on Fuerteventura.

What does this programme include?

con Alojamiento Accommodations – 7 nights stay in different charming hotels, B&B.

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ICONO - VIDEOCONFERENCIA

Videoconference information – personalised information by video-talk on your arrival day

mapa Information material – maps to be picked up at the hotel reception, upon arrival

ICONO GPX GPX Tracs – to follow your tourss with your mobile device

Taxi or public bus transfers – all necessary transfers for each route, except on arrival and departure day

ICONO 24h-Service Support 24h – we keep permanently in touch with you throughout your stay to solve any problem or doubt you may have

 

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Choose your dates now and book your trip !

ICONO EQUIPAJE Any arrival date is possible – You decide your travel dates and programme start. However, we must first request availability to the accommodations.

ICONO Calendario Booking: With a firts payment of 150 € (per person), book now and guarantee your trip. We will confirm your reserve within 24 hours. But in the case of accommodations  unavailability, we will refund the paid amount or propose alternative dates.

 

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Get in advance !!  …and get a 10% discount for bookings made 90 days before the arrival date.

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Get in advance !!  …and get a 10% discount for bookings made 90 days before the arrival date.

  898 ▸ 808,20 € per person in double room
2 persons

|    Supplement for single room use
(and 3rd person): + 275 € ▸ 247,5 €

  Solo Traveller (1 person only): 1.526 € ▸ 1373,40 €

Combine with other islands

Want to include other islands in your trip? You will save on ferry transfers or inter-island flights. We organise the connections between islands for you free of charge !

ABOUT THE GUANCHES

The Guanches were the ancient inhabitants of the Canary Islands until the arrival of the Spaniards. The Guanche population is of Berber origin and it is assumed that they arrived on the islands around 1800 years ago. They developed differently on each island, so they have been given different names depending on the island: Benahoritas on La Palma; Bimbaches on El Hierro; Guanches on Tenerife and La Gomera…

The Tindaya Mountain is located in the north of the island of Fuerteventura. Cave engravings dating back to pre-Hispanic times have been found at its base. They consist of geometric figures and animals carved into the rock. It is believed that these engravings had a religious significance for the ancient inhabitants of the island.

But their way of life and customs were similar: they lived by herding, berry picking and local fishing. They lived in caves and did not know how to use metals. They did not sail, so there was no interaction between the tribes on the different islands.

In their journeys on foot with their herds, they used paths and trails previously marked by the animals. They used these trails to reach places suitable for grazing, crossed deep ravines and maintained relations with the various menceyatos of each island.

Today these trails are for the enjoyment of contemporary hikers and have technical designations such as GR 130 or GR 131. But we, in homage to those hardened hikers of the past, prefer to call them…

Logo Camino del Guanche   Camino del Guanche  

Connect several islands

For more than 2 islands, we organise free of charge the connections between those islands that are arranged consecutively (next to each other).

This offer is not valid for islands with other intervening islands (e.g. La Gomera and Gran Canaria – La Palma and Lanzarote – Fuerteventura and Tenerife).

What does this proposal include?
  • Transfers by taxi and/or regular bus
  • Bed and breakfast
  • Information on arrival
  • GPX and graphical route information
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What is NOT included?

Arrival and departure flights to your destination are not included. However, if you prefer, we can take care of the booking of your flights.

Transfers Airport-Hotel-Airport on arrival and departure days, but we can organise it for you to fair prices
▻ Arrival: Airport-La Oliva……………. 45 €
▻ Departure: Morro Jable-Airport … 75 €

If you have difficulty boarding your walking poles on the flight, we can provide you with our telescopic poles for €14 each.

SEE FUERTEVENTURA FLIGHTS

Take out a Cancellation Insurance for your trip just for a few pounds and get a full refund of everything you would have paid, including your flights.

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    Cancellation Policy
    – Up to 14 days before the date of arrival, 100% refund without justifying reasons.
    – Between 13 and 7 days before the arrival date, 75% refund or free of charge dates change.
    – Between 6 and 3 days before the arrival date, 50% refund or free of charge dates change.
    48 hours before the arrival date, 0% refund or date change with 20% penalty of total amount.
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    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
    TRAVEL INSURANCE

    Take out Cancellation Insurance for your trip for few Pounds and ensure you get a full refund of everything you paid, including your flights.

    Valid in more than 35 different cases for health, legal, labour or extraordinary reasons.

    Fuerteventura trail GR 131

    Fuerteventura is the second largest island of the Canary Islands, after Tenerife, and is located at the eastern end of the archipelago.

    Fuerteventura is famous for its spectacular beaches, some of which are considered the best in Europe. Some of the most popular are Cofete beach, Sotavento beach and Corralejo beach.

    The Fuerteventura trail GR 131 is also known as Camino Natural. It is a long-distance trail that runs from north to south across the island of Fuerteventura. It is about 170 kilometres long and passes through some of the most impressive landscapes of the island.

    In addition to the Fuerteventura trail GR 131 has some nature reserves such as the natural park of Corralejo and the nature reserve of the Corralejo Dunes. These protected areas are home to a great variety of endemic flora and fauna.

    Fuerteventura is a paradise for water sports enthusiasts. The island is famous for its warm climate and constant winds, making it an ideal place for windsurfing and kitesurfing.

    The Fuerteventura trail GR 131 also has a part of its route on the Lobos island. Located off the north coast, the Isla de Lobos is a small natural paradise with a wide variety of flora and fauna. An ideal place for hiking and for enjoying the beaches and the sea.

     

    Walking Fuerteventura

    The Fuerteventura trail GR 131 is a long-distance footpath that crosses the island from north to south. It is a very demanding route that is divided into several stages and runs through the mountainous part of the island.

    The trail starts in the village of Corralejo, in the north of the island, and runs some 160 kilometres to the south, in the town of Pájara. Along the way, hikers can enjoy breathtaking landscapes, such as the Corralejo dunes, the Tindaya Mountain, the Betancuria area and the Jandía Nature Reserve.

    The Fuerteventura trail GR 131 is signposted and has different sections that can be walked separately, so it is possible to adapt the route according to your needs and the time available. There are also different accommodation options along the way, such as hostels and rural houses.

    In short, the Fuerteventura trail GR 131 is a very interesting hiking route for those hikers who want to explore the unique landscapes of the island and enjoy nature in its purest form.

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      • Destination
      • Included
        Bed & Breakfast accommodation
        Liability and accidents insurance
        Luggage transfer
        Maps and printed descriptions
        Transfers by taxi and regular bus
      • Not Included
        4WD transfer
        access permissions
        Aperitivo
        Arrival transfer
        Bebidas
        beverages
        Bicycle rental
        Bus transfers
        Cable-car
        Car Rental
        Courtesy lunch
        field telescope
        Guide
        Half board accommodation
        HAVEN hanging tent
        in/out Airport transfer
        Local flights + Ferry
        Lunch
        snack
        Tasting
        Transfer by ship
        Traslado en 4x4
        Two nights in a hotel
      1
      Day 1

      MAPA Fuerteventura GR131 Arrival in Fuerteventura

      Transfer on your own to the hotel in la Oliva
      + Hotel Rural Mahoh (Villaverde - La Oliva) 

       
      2
      Day 2

      Fuerteventura GR1311st stage:  Isla de Lobos + Lajares - La Oliva   

      The first stage of the GR 131 in Fuerteventura is divided into two parts: Part 1 - A boat-taxi will take you to Lobos Island to go around the island on its GR 131. A walking route that takes us back to the time when the first settlers used the island to stock up on sea lion pelts and make footwear with which to walk its trails.
      Part 2 - From the village of Lajares, situated between El Cotillo and Corralejo, the GR 131 starts its descent towards the south bordering the 10,000 year old  La Arena volcano, which is considered to be the youngest volcano of Fuerteventura. The GR 131 of Fuerteventura, also known as "Camino Natural", soon reaches the first houses of La Oliva, a town of traditional Canarian architecture, with thick-walled white houses, which was the island's capital between 1834 and 1860.
      Niveau 3   16,7 km |  +244 m / -79 m
      + Hotel Rural Mahoh (Villaverde - La Oliva)

       
      3
      Day 3

      Fuerteventura GR1312nd stage:  La Oliva - Tefía

      Today's stage takes you from La Oliva to Tefía, bordering the Sacred Mountain of Tindaya. This is a solitary mountain that rises to a height of 400 metres and at its base more than 300 ancient foot-shaped cave engravings have been found.
      After leaving the village of Tindaya, the GR 131 climbs up some ancient volcanic slopes and on the way suddenly appears the Monument to Miguel de Unamuno, who was in exile in Fuerteventura during the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera.
      From the top we can see the ocean on both sides of the island while a gentle descent leads us to the village of Tefía.
      Niveau 3   20,3 km |  +161 m / -210 m
      + Hotel Rural Rosario Martín (Tefía)

       
      4
      Day 4

      GR 131 Fuerteventura3rd stage:  Tefía - Betancuria 

      Starting from Tefía, the path is almost flat until it reaches the Santa Inés Valley. Then the GR 131 begins an ascent to one of the highest peaks on the island, crowned by the Guise and Ayose viewpoint, two enormous bronze statues, more than four metres high, representing the ancient Guanche kings of the island of Fuerteventura.
      The viewpoint is a key point for a bird's eye view of the whole island and one of the few places in the interior of Fuerteventura that is very popular with tourists.
      Betancuria is now at our feet and we can only continue descending until we enter an idyllic urban environment, whose architecture has remained unaltered.
      Niveau 3    17,5 km |  +475 m / -283 m
      + Hotel Rural Era de La Corte (Antigua)

      5
      Day 5

      GR 131 Fuerteventura Betancuria 4th stage:  Betancuria - Pájara

      The stage from Betancuria to Pájara, although short, is mountainous and constantly up and down. After the first ascent to the immediate summit of Betancuris, the path follows the course of a dry river: the Río Palma. Its subterranean waters feed the crops of the Vega de Río Palma and provide the environment with exuberant fertility.
      Now a new ascent brings us closer to Las Peñas viewpoint. On clear days the island of Gran Canaria appears on the horizon from the top of the Fuerteventura peaks. Now we follow on a long descent towards Toto and we finally reach the village of Pájara.
      Niveau 3    15,8 km |  +507 m / -681 m
      + Hotel Rural Era de La Corte (Antigua)

      6
      Day 6

      Fuerteventura - Molino 5th stage:  El Cardón - La Pared

      The taxi that today moves your luggage to the next accommodation will drop you off at the top of the El Cardón ,close to Melindraga Mount. From this strategic point the GR 131 runs along a small mountain range towards the west side of Fuerteventura.
      This is one of the most uninhabited and windy areas of the island. The landscape is inhospitable but the views are extraordinary. The path gradually descends until it reaches the Ermita de San Benito Abad, close to La Pared.
      La Pared is the beginning of an extensive sandy area that crosses the entire island from east to west. It is an area of intersection between two mountain ranges that make up the south and north of Fuerteventura.
      Niveau 3    13,2 km |  +190 m / -363 m
      + Hotel La Pared By Playitas (La Pared)

      7
      Day 7

      GR 131 Fuerteventura - Playa - Morro Jable 6th stage:  Risco del Paso - Morro Jable

      Today again the taxi that today moves our luggage saves us from crossing the inhospitable sandy area that crosses the island, a deserted expanse that does not add much value to the route.
      The Risco del Paso is a beautiful viewpoint over the turquoise waters of Costa Calma and the starting point of a walking tour along the coast.
      The path sometimes runs along the beach itself, sometimes along the adjoining cliff, but in permanent contact with the sea. A stage that will allow you to refresh yourself in the sea along a path that ends in Morro Jable, a first class tourist destination.
      Niveau 3   14,6 km |  +87 m / -92 m
      + Hotel IFA Altamarena  (Morrojable)

       
      8
      Day 8

      Departure

      Transfer on your own to the airport for departure.

      TOUR LOCATION

      Fuerteventura is an island of strong winds. Its undulating profile with gentle hills and pastel tones make up a peculiar landscape that can be fully enjoyed by walking along its GR 131 from north to south. In times gone by, Fuerteventura was a place of exile for people who were uncomfortable with Spanish political power. Miguel de Unamuno was exiled on the island during some of his best years. Today Fuerteventura has become a first class tourist centre, although its natural side remains hidden to most visitors. Through the Camino del Guanche we invite you to discover it, on foot.

      FLEXIBLE PROGRAMME: you can rearrange the stages in order to fit days off in between them. We adapt it to your wishes.

      STAGES AND ACCOMMODATION: 

      arrival in Fuerteventura

      • arrival transfer 
      • 1st night in Villaverde-La Oliva > Hotel Rural Mahoh

      1st: Isla de Lobos & de Lajares a La Oliva

      • walking distance: 16,7 Km
      • total climbs:  + 244 m
      • total drops:   - 79 m
      • 2nd night in Villaverde-La Oliva > Hotel Rural Mahoh

      2nd: La Oliva - Tefía

      • walking distance: 20,3 Km
      • total climbs:  + 161 m
      • total drops:  - 210 m
      • 3rd night in Tefía > Hotel Rural Rosario Martin

      3rd: Tefía - Betancuria

      • walking distance: 17,5 Km
      • total climbs:  + 475 m
      • total drops:  - 283 m
      • 4th night in Antigua > Hotel Rural Era de La Corte

      4th: Betancuria - Pájara

      • walking distance: 15,8 Km
      • total climbs: + 507 m
      • total drops:  - 681 m
      • 5th night in Antigua > Hotel Rural Era de La Corte

      5th: Montaña Melindraga - La Pared

      • walking distance: 13,2 Km
      • total climbs: + 190 m
      • total drops: - 363 m
      • 6th night in La Pared > Hotel La Pared by Playitas

      6th: Risco del Paso - Morro Jable

      • walking distance: 14,6 Km
      • total climbs: + 87 m
      • total drops:  - 92 m
      • 7th night in Morro Jable> Hotel IFA Altamera

      departure day

      • airport transfer:
          • a/ on your own, or...
          • b/ we organise it for you for 90 € (taxi up to 4 people).

      We certify your stages on the

      Camino del Guanche

      Get the T-shirt with logo and inscriptions that certify your itinerary along FUERTEVENTURA's Camino del Guanche after completing the 6 stages.

      We will send it to you at the end of your trip (*) together with a named certificate, to be displayed wherever you want.

      (*) Free shipping by regular mail. When you make your reservation you only have to tell us your size and shipping address.
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        ACCOMMODATION

        Subject to availability:

        HOTEL RURAL MAHOH

        Strategically located in the interior of Fuerteventura and very close to the municipality of La Oliva, this establishment is nestled in the picturesque village of Villaverde. Surrounded by a peaceful and beautiful natural environment, the hotel is the perfect reconstruction of an old Fuerteventuran hacienda combining traditional Canarian architecture with modern facilities.

        The rooms recreate the country and rural style of bygone times, with sober-looking antique furnishings. There is a restaurant in the immediate vicinity of the hotel, where guests can enjoy lunch.

        HOTEL RURAL ERA DE LA CORTE

        The following accommodation is situated in the municipality of Antigua, located in the central mountain range of Fuerteventura. This old manor house has been exquisitely reconstructed and adapted as a small rural hotel. The place is strategically located in the heart of the island and offers the comforts of its surroundings.

         

        The hotel has communal areas suitable for socialising or relaxing with a good read. A huge glass-roofed lounge presides over the central area of the accommodation.

         

         

        Rooms with a marked colonial style that reflect the old character of the house, but at the same time with the comforts of our time. Spacious and comfortable rooms.

        HOTEL LA PARED BY PLAYITAS

        The isthmus of La Pared is home to the town of the same name. And this is where the Hotel La Pared by Playitas is located. A comfortable hotel in an environment of wild beaches on the north coast of Fuerteventura. In the surrounding area you will find all the necessary services, as well as supermarkets and restaurants.

        Modern and bright rooms that offer all the comfort required after 5 stages through Fuerteventura.

        The hotel also has a private swimming pool, as well as extensive garden areas.

        HOTEL IFA ALTAMARENA

        After arriving in Morro Jable, crossing the extensive dunes of Jandía, we find accommodation in a beautiful beach hotel, situated directly in front of the sea: the Hotel IFA Altamarena. Perfectly equipped and with modern facilities, this hotel offers all the relaxation you need after completing the last of the 6 stages.

        With open-plan rooms within landscaped spaces and with a room service in keeping with the hotel's category, a stay in Morro Jable for the last night in Fuerteventura becomes an experience that will allow you to enjoy and remember a peculiar and unique hiking trip.

        PRICES / SERVICES

        rates for bookings less than 90 days in advance

         7   | 8 days:

          898 € per person in a double room (2 persons)
        | Supplement for single use (...and for 3rd person) + 275 €.

        INCLUDED:

        • 7 hotel nights with breakfast
        • 6 Hiking tours on the GR 131 - 6 stages
        • Taxi transfers and regular bus transfers
        • Video-meeting on arrival day

        NOT included:

        • Flights to/from Fuerteventura
        • Lunches & dinners
        • in/out Airport transfer, although we can take care of it:

        ► Arrival transfer Airport - Hotel Mahoh (La Oliva) ..... 45 € (taxi 4 pers.)
        ◄ Departure transfer Hotel Altamerana (Morro Jable) - Airport... 75 € (taxi 4 pers.)


        Singles

        The program is suitable for single travelers, although the final price is different due to higher costs:

          Solo Traveller ....  1.526 €


        BOOKING:

        With a firts payment of 150 € (per person), book now and guarantee your trip. Pay the rest amount 15 days before your arrival date. We will confirm your reserve within 24 hours. But in the case of accommodations  unavailability, we will refund the paid amount or propose alternative dates.


        Additional overnights

        It is also possible to book some additional days, before or after the hiking week, or an additional week to relax.


        Difficulty

        To successfully achieve the 6 stages from GR 131, it is necessary a good physical condition, steady walk and lack of vertigo. According to the year season, temperatures can be extreme (hot and/or cold). Therefore, it is necessary to have suitable warm clothes permanently, to be removed as layers if necessary. Some parts of this trail include passages with slippery loose stone. Although most of this trail is roomy enough, certain sections are quite aerial and require caution. Using hiking poles is highly recommended.


        Trails

        The Canary Islands has a well signposted network of trails. All sections where from our tours are perfectly marked. In addition to the detailed map of Fuerteventura, you will get from us precise indications of each route and assistance from the hotline on your walks.


        We recommend 

        Appropriate hiking clothing and sturdy footwear. During the tours, it is necessary to have food and drink enough, as well as sun protection, a cap, wind jacket and, in the winter months, warm clothing.


        Luggage transfer

        We move your luggage from one accommodation to next, so on your hikes you should only carry a backpack with the essentials of the day. For the whole trip, it is recommendable to use a single suitcase, not bigger than 20 kg.


        You can book at any date!


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          Miguel

          Travel organisation

          Do you have any questions? I am happy to help you. I will answer any questions you may have!

          FUERTEVENTURA Airport  (FUE) is located close to Puerto del Rosario, the island's capital, situated in the central part of the island.

          Fuerteventura's main tourist resorts are Morro Jable in the south and Corralejo in the north. Both have long stretches of sandy beaches with white sand and turquoise waters.

          But in the interior of the island you will find a chain of mountains of soft relief that gives shelter to beautiful and quiet villages. Their pace of life is far from the hustle and bustle of tourism, offering a rural and friendly atmosphere.

          FIND YOUR FLIGHT :

          ... And from Corralejo there is the possibility to travel to the nearby island of LANZAROTE  in a short 25 minute ferry ride with Fred Olsen, even with your rental car.

          CANCELLATION INSURANCE

          Take out Cancellation Insurance for your trip for few Pounds and ensure you get a full refund of everything you paid, including your flights.

          Valid in more than 35 different cases for health, legal, labour or extraordinary reasons.