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Walking on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura

Including sections of the GR131 long-distance trail

By Paddy Dillon

This book offers 45 walks on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, including 14 walks on the long-distance GR131 trail, which crosses both islands. Lanzarote has a fascinating volcanic national park; Fuerteventura has famous golden beaches. Both islands are crossed by new trails.


both renowned for being dry and sunny, but with strong winds; often a short wet spell in winter, followed by a rapid greening of the landscape and a wealth of flowers around February/March; summers can be too hot for walking


Lanzarote: Arrecife, Costa Teguise, Puerto del Carmen, Playa Blanca; Fuerteventura: Morro Jable, Costa Calma, Puerto del Rosario, Corralejo


many of the routes have been cleared, signposted and waymarked; hill and mountain trails are often fairly easy, but can be steep, stony and rocky in places; coastal walks range from sandy beaches to rugged cliffs of broken lava; always carry water and guard against the sun

Must See

Lanzarote: volcanic national park at Timanfaya; vineyards at La Geria. Fuerteventura: famous beaches; splendid mountain paths, recently cleared, signposted and waymarked. Both: the long-distance GR 131
17 Nov 2014
11 Jan 2019
17.20 x 11.60 x 1.40cm

A guidebook to 21 day walks on Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Isla La Graciosa plus 14 stages of the GR131. Exploring the varied scenery of these Canary Islands, the walks are suitable for beginner and experienced walkers alike.

The day walks range from 5 to 22km (3–14 miles) and can be enjoyed in 2–7 hours. The GR131 trek crosses all seven of the Canary Islands, and the Lanzarote and Fuerteventura sections are described in 14 stages covering 241km (150 miles). 

  • 1:50,000 maps included for each walk
  • Detailed information on planning, facilities and public transport
  • Highlights include Timanfaya volcanic national park
  • Part of a 5-volume Cicerone series on the whole of the Canary Islands

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Paddy Dillon Cicerone author DILLON

Paddy Dillon

Paddy Dillon is a prolific walker and guidebook writer, with over 100 guidebooks to his name and contributions to 40 other titles. He has written for several outdoor magazines and other publications and has appeared on radio and television.Paddy uses a tablet computer to write as he walks. His descriptions are therefore precise, having been written at the very point at which the reader uses them.Paddy is an indefatigable long-distance walker who has walked all of Britain's National Trails and several European trails. He has also walked in Nepal, Tibet, Korea and the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the US.

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