In the island of Fuerteventura you can breathe well-being, health and adventure on every corner, a wonderful place that invites you to practise sport and enjoy outdoor activities all through the year. Thanks to its generous weather, combining mild summers and warm winters, more and more athletes are choosing the island as the perfect place to enjoy their hobby. We suggest discovering the spectacular landscapes in the island by trekking a wide net of tracks throughout the whole island’s territory.
Protected natural landscapes
Fuerteventura, declared World Biosphere Reserve for the entire island by UNESCO, has more than 48,000 hectares of protected area where you can get lost. Parks and Natural Monuments and Sites of Scientific Interest try to preserve the best of the island: its natural environment.
Flora and fauna
Fuerteventura surprises us because of its strange flora and fauna. Its skies are crossed by the best representation of avifauna of the Canary Islands; their lands are home to majorero donkeys, camels, hedgehogs… and the majorera goat, a genuine wild species that moves around all the places, thus surprising the Island’s visitors.
The flora, hardly existing though it may seem because of the desert and barren landscapes, has actually a rich variety of unique species adapted to the weather conditions of Fuerteventura: palm trees, tamarisks, gorse, “tabaibas”, thistles… are the result of rain shortages, the plain surface, and thousands of centuries of erosion.
Trekkers, there are tracks to follow
Trekking enthusiasts are in luck because Fuerteventura has a network of trails of about 255 kilometres scattered throughout the island, which allow to discover the landscapes in the most natural way, trekking, breathing fresh air while watching the splendour of nature: white dunes, deep ravines, black volcanoes, ochre mountains, pristine beaches, turquoise waters…
A long-haul route, local trails and short-haul routes make up the network of trails that bring you to the most precious and hidden corners of the island’s geography, perfectly conditioned and signposted to admire Fuerteventura from a different perspective (download the complete guide of trails HERE).
The GR 131 is a long-haul route which is part of an international path and it crosses the entire island of Fuerteventura, from north to south, starting from the island of Lobos to Punta de Jandía in nine stages. You can’t help but admire the natural jewels hidden on every single corner of Fuerteventura.