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.
Seasonsboth 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
CentresLanzarote: Arrecife, Costa Teguise, Puerto del Carmen, Playa Blanca; Fuerteventura: Morro Jable, Costa Calma, Puerto del Rosario, Corralejo
Difficultymany 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 SeeLanzarote: 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
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Paddy Dillon is a prolific walker and guidebook writer, with over 90 guidebooks to his name and contributions to 40 other titles. He has written extensively for several outdoor publications and has appeared on radio and television. Paddy is an indefatigable long-distance walker who has walked all of Britain's National Trails and several major European trails. He has also walked in Nepal, Tibet, Korea, Africa and the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the US. Paddy is a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild.
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