Are you looking for the best hiking route in Fuerteventura for your next trip? If that is your case, you should know that this beautiful island has approximately 255 kilometres of natural spaces perfect for hiking and getting to know it differently, while enjoying numerous unforgettable experiences.

We are talking about approximately 21 routes for hiking and trekking in Fuerteventura. They are distributed throughout the impressive geography of the island and have been properly signposted for all those who come with the purpose of getting to know the wonders of Fuerteventura through these spectacular routes.

That’s why, at Lopesan, we have decided to write this article to show you the best hiking routes in Fuerteventura. Let us carry yourself away with the beauty of Canarian nature!

The best hiking routes in Fuerteventura

Below, we have put together a list with some of the best hiking routes in Fuerteventura. This way, you can get lost in the most spectacular places on the island. Let’s go for it!

Circular route: Puerto Los Molinos to Jarugo Beach

This is one of the most entertaining routes in Fuerteventura, as hikers can enjoy a walk along the coast. It is a 10-kilometre route that allows you to enjoy coves, beaches and the magical sound of the sea.

The route starts at Los Molinos harbour and from there you can walk to Playa Jarugo, where you may seize the opportunity to have a swim before returning again.

If you love the sea and want to combine that passion with hiking and trekking, this is one of the best hiking routes in Fuerteventura that you can choose. You will love it!

Morro Jable Route: Pico de la Zarza

Another impressive route on this island is the Morro Jable route, which will take you to the “la Zarza” peak. At this point you will enjoy spectacular views. This hike is not complicated at all and the ascent is well signposted.

One thing you should bear in mind is that, even if the weather is somewhat overcast, it is always necessary to use sunscreen. Another recommendation is to carry a hiking stick, especially if the day is not very clear.

This hiking route in Fuerteventura lasts approximately 3 hours, which increases in difficulty with a climb of almost 800 metres up to the peak. However, we assure you that it will be worth it, as you will be able to enjoy some of the best views of the whole island.

Trekking in Fuerteventura: from Playa Esquinzo to Barranco del Jable

Another of the best hiking routes in Fuerteventura to mention in this list is the walk from Playa Esquinzo to Barranco del Jable. This is a route of almost 14 kilometres, which offers a high degree of difficulty for those who are new to this activity, but the views of the island’s beaches and coves will delight you.

It should be noted that the route passes through a semi deserted area and, although the landscape is varied, it is necessary to take appropriate precautions. This trekking route on Fuerteventura runs parallel along the coastline towards “El Cotillo” and from there into increasingly arid terrain.


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The route from Cardón to El Tanquito

You can take advantage of the trekking options in Fuerteventura to initiate with children, especially when the route is simple and, above all, interesting. Among these hiking routes on the island to do with the whole family and include the children in the plan, there is the route from Cardón to El Tanquito.

The FV-53 trail takes walkers from the village of Cardón to the Sanctuary of the Virgen del Tanquillo. It is a fairly short route, only 4 kilometres long, making it a good option for the entire family.

How do you keep the little ones interested while covering one of the most famous routes in Fuerteventura? Nothing more and nothing less than sharing with them the legends and stories of the ancient population of the area.

A point of interest on the tour is the tomb of the Giant Mahán, the pre-Hispanic warrior buried at the foot of the Cardón Mountain. In addition, it is also recommended to visit the Archaeological Ensemble of the Castle and the Sanctuary.

Walking routes at Fuerteventura: from Gran Valle to Cofete

This is another of the best hiking routes in Fuerteventura. It is easy to do for hikers used to this kind of activity. The walk that goes from Gran Valle to Cofete is a route of just 7.5 kilometres. Although it should be pointed out that after the first three kilometres, the route starts to get a little more complicated.

The route starts from the point that joins Morro Jable with Punta de Jandía. Moreover, as it is a fairly short route, it is easy to follow thanks to the information signs that walkers find as they go along.

On this route you can see the Barranco del Gran Valle ravine and enjoy one of the best viewpoints in the area, La Degollada de Cofete, which is only 400 metres from the route.

The descent is gentle and thanks to it, hikers can enjoy the views of Cofete, the mountain massifs and the biggest architectural attraction of the area: the Winter house.

Recommendations for trekking in Fuerteventura

If you have already decided which is the best hiking route in Fuerteventura to do on your next trip, you need to take into account a series of tips when you set off:

Check out the routes with the experts

Before venturing out on the best hiking trails in Fuerteventura, ask experts for information about the route. Tips such as the best times and areas to do your route will come in handy.

It is also very likely that you will find groups that do these hiking routes in Fuerteventura on a regular basis, and you always can join them. With company, the excursion will be much more enjoyable and fun!

Carry enough water

We have already mentioned it before, but it is always necessary to remember it. At these routes in Fuerteventura, it is vital to carry fresh water with you to keep you hydrated and to ensure that you can do the hike in the best possible way.

It is also necessary to have some food in your backpack to regain strength, such as fruit or energy bars.


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Sunscreen, sunglasses and comfortable clothing

Don’t forget that you are on an almost desert island and there is very little vegetation on some trails. Therefore, it is very important that you have sunglasses or some kind of hat or cap, as well as sunscreen.

Another tip is to opt for comfortable clothes and shoes with good soles. With them, you allow your feet to breathe and, above all, they are not mistreated.

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