Islas Canarias

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Islas Canarias

Located off the coast of Northwest Africa in the Atlantic, the volcanic Canary Islands are in fact a Spanish archipelago consisting of seven islands (Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, La Palma, Lanzarote, El Hierro, La Gomera) and the Chinijo Archipelago of which only the island of La Graciosa is inhabited. Each of these exotic islands has its own distinctive character.

The large island of Tenerife offers breathtaking hiking, for instance up the Teide (3718 m). But there are many other trails, both marked and unmarked. Try the much greener island of La Gomera, famous among hikers, or the spectacular trails around the Caldera de Taburiente on the larger island of La Palma. These three islands, including El Hierro and Fuerteventura, have the best developed trail system, including multi-day GR’s, circular trails and smaller local routes. They are usually marked, and indicated on maps or in guides. Nevertheless you can easily get lost, in mist for example.

The trail system on the other islands - Gran Canaria, Lanzarote - is lagging behind, but also these islands offer some great hiking across stunning volcanic terrain.

The Canary Islands can be visited all year round. To avoid the heat, travel between November and May. These months bring more rain, but still in modest quantities. Your boots should give your ankles support. The islands get crowded in tourist season with beach lovers.

Here's a list of islands, in order of size:

  • Tenerife, 2.034 km2: superb walking in the immense caldera, highest volcano: El Teide, excellent trail network
  • Fuerteventura, 1.660 km2: exotic and arid island, great trail (GR131), unique nature, great in winter
  • Gran Canaria, 1.560 km2: day hikes into the rugged mountain interior
  • Lanzarote, 846 km2: day hikes in the interior
  • La Palma, 708 km2: excellent hiking, coastal GR and one crossing the impressive crater in the center of the island, laurel forests in the north, excellent trail network
  • La Gomera, 370 km2: world famous lush laurel forests in the moist centre, popular with hikers, excellent trail network
  • El Hierro, 268 km2: dramatic eroded coastline, good hike over central ridge
  • La Graciosa, 29 km2: feel alone on a small ocean island, linger over lava fields and climb pumice cones

Evaluations

Evaluation 7.5 | 2 votes | No 9. en Espagne
  • Leonardo José Raimundo Février 2018
  • Evaluation 8
  • Positive Eu gosto do idioma das Ilhas Canárias, mas quero saber como é Canárias em vepso.
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
  • Tenerife Sunflower Landscape Guide
  • Based on Puerto de la Cruz, this book is the best choice for those staying in the north of Tenerife: it features car tours all over the island and walks in the Orotava Valley, Las Canadas, and the Teno and Anaga peninsulas. (For walks in the south of Tenerife, see Landscapes of La Gomera and Southern Tenerife). Key features: - 65 long and... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2020
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2020
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2018
  • La Gomera & Southern Tenerife Sunflower Landscape Guide
  • This book is for those staying on La Gomera or in the south of Tenerife (within easy reach of the Gomera ferry). Since the two islands are just a 35-minute ferry ride apart, the book covers walks and tours on both. There are car tours (with picnic suggestions) ranging all over both islands, with pull-out touring maps and plans for the larger... Lire la suite
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United Kingdom
2018
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids La Gomera and Southern Tenerife | Sunflower books
  • Wandelgids: vele dagtochten worden degelijk beschreven met openbaar vervoer informatie, goede routebeschrijvingen en kaartmateriaal. Tevens enkele autotochten. Deze gids staat goed bekend! This book is for those staying on La Gomera or in the south of Tenerife (within easy reach of the Gomera ferry). Since the two islands are just a 35-minute... Lire la suite
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Fuerteventura Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map
  • For the best adventures, use the best map. Fuerteventura is a large, 1,660 square kilometres, island. At 65k scale Fuerteventura Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map is a large 960mm by 620mm, double sided map sheet, which folds down to its 220mm by 120mm pocket size. A specialist concertina map fold means this map is easy to unfold for use and then... Lire la suite
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  • Tenerife 2018
  • Outdoorkarte Spanien, 1:60 000 Wandern Rad Free Map on Smartphone included Kümmerly und Frey Karten. 1. Auflage, Laufzeit bis 2018. Lire la suite
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2019
  • Trekking in the Canary Islands: The GR131 island-hopping route
  • This guidebook provides a comprehensive and detailed description of the GR131, an island-hopping trail across the seven Canary Islands. The 560km (348 mile) route begins on Lanzarote and finishes on El Hierro and is presented in 32 daily stages. The route is well waymarked but some navigational skills are required, and the remote and occasional... Lire la suite
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2019
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2019
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2020
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2020
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2020
  • Wandelgids Walking on Gran Canaria | Cicerone
  • Guidebook describing 45 day walks on Gran Canaria, generally averaging 10 to 12km each. A long-distance coast-to-coast route on the GR131 is included, and shorter walks can be linked to form longer itineraries. One of the larger Canary Islands, Gran Canaria is a popular destination but offers many peaceful, rural areas perfect for walking. Lire la suite
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2011
  • La Palma Wanderfuhrer 2011
  • Goede handzame wandelgids met duidelijke kaarten en informatieve tekst. watervast papier. La Palma ist die naturbelassenste Insel der Kanaren und eine der steilsten Inseln der Erde. Der regenreiche und immergrüne Norden ermöglicht Touren durch dschungelartige Wälder und verschlafene Bergdörfer. Neben den jahrtausendalten Drachenbäumen und dem... Lire la suite
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2011
  • Wandelgids Hikeline La Palma | Esterbauer
  • Goede handzame wandelgids met duidelijke kaarten en informatieve tekst. watervast papier. La Palma ist die naturbelassenste Insel der Kanaren und eine der steilsten Inseln der Erde. Der regenreiche und immergrüne Norden ermöglicht Touren durch dschungelartige Wälder und verschlafene Bergdörfer. Neben den jahrtausendalten Drachenbäumen und dem... Lire la suite
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2019
  • Walking on La Palma: Including the GR130 and GR131 long-distance trails
  • Guide to walking on La Palma. In total 45 day walks are described ranging from 7 to 32km in length, and covering a wide variety of terrain. Although La Palma is one of the smaller Canary Islands, there are routes of all types from easy strolls to hands-on scrambling, from simple day walks to long-distance treks on rocky mountain paths,... Lire la suite
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2019
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
  • Wandelgids Walking on La Palma | Cicerone
  • Guidebook to 45 walks and scrambles on La Palma in the Canary Islands, ranging from 7 to 31km. Some walks combine to complete the GR130 long-distance trail (eight days) and GR131 trail (three days). Areas explored include Santa Cruz and Buenavista. Contains a Spanish-English glossary. Lire la suite
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Vecindario 25K Gran Canaria CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1107-IV
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Telde 25K Spain CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1104-IV
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Gran Canaria Marco Polo Holiday Map
  • Gran Canaria Holiday Map at 1:100,000 from Marco Polo Travel Publishing, waterproof, tear-resistant and in a handy pocket format, with highlighting for places of interest and scenic routes, street plans of Las Palmas and Maspalomas/Playa del Inglés/San Agustín, a distance table and traffic regulations, etc. Topography is presented by relief... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Valverde 25K Hierro CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1105-II
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Gran Canaria
  • Gran Canaria, Las Palmas and the island’s main resorts on a clear and informative, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Berndtson, with both the road map and the street plans indexed and highlighting the island’s 15 top rated sites and other places of interest, as well as providing general tourist information. On one side a map at 1:100,000... Lire la suite
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United Kingdom
  • Sabinosa 25K Hierro CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1105-III
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Canary Islands Autonomous Region 350K CNIG Physical Road Map
  • Canary Islands Autonomous Region of Spain at 1:350,000 on a large physical map from the IGN/CNIG - country’s civilian survey organization providing an excellent picture of the region’s topography, from the peaks of the highest part of the Pyrenees, across the valley of the Ebro, to the sierras of southern Teruel province. Icons prominently... Lire la suite
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United Kingdom
  • Frontera 25K Hierro CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1105-IV
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Lire la suite
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United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Ingenio 25K Gran Canaria CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1107-II
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • El Tablero 25K Gran Canaria CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1107-III
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Lire la suite
De Zwerver
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart - Wegenkaart - landkaart El Hierro | Freytag & Berndt
  • Freytag & Berndt kaarten op schaal 1:50.000 (of kleiner) zijn zeer overzichtelijk, wandelpaden werden erop ingekleurd, ze bevatten voldoende details om een wandeltocht in te schatten. Overigens vinden wij dat de Freytag & Berndt kaarten van de Spaanse en Portugese eilanden iets meer gericht zjin op algemeen toerisme en iets minder op wandelen;... Lire la suite
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Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart - Wegenkaart - landkaart La Gomera | Freytag & Berndt
  • Zeer gedetailleerde wegen-wandelkaart van La Gomera. Schaal 1; 35.000. Stadsplattegrond van San Sebastian opgenomen in de kaart. Naast bezienswaardigheden en nationale parken staan er ook wandelroutes op deze kaart afgebeeld. Overigens vinden wij dat de Freytag & Berndt kaarten van de Spaanse en Portugese eilanden iets meer gericht zjin op... Lire la suite
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Walking holidays

Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - Tenerife
  • Een prachtige, zelf in te vullen wandelvakantie op Tenerife, het grootste van de Canarische eilanden. Lekker wandelen over fraaie kustpaden, afdalen in de de diepe Masca-kloof of klimmen over de vulkaanhellingen van de imposante Pico del Teide (3718 meter). Af te wisselen met ontspannen rondtoeren met een huurauto en zwemmen in zee. Je... Lire la suite
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - La Gomera
  • La Gomera is van de Canarische Eilanden het ruige en nog weinig bezochte wandeleiland. De vegetatie is afwisselend en fascinerend, met vochtige nevelwouden aan de noordkant en een woestijnachtige vegetatie aan de droge zuidkant. Het landschap is groots, met diepe kloven, imposante basaltpieken en steile kliffen. Je maakt over La Gomera een... Lire la suite
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - Gran Canaria
  • Hoge pieken vangen vochtige bewolking van de oceaan en maken hiermee de noordkant van Gran Canaria tot een groene oase. Het vulkanisme heeft op dit eiland een landschap gecreëerd dat vanuit de bergtoppen in het centrum uitwaaiert naar zee en steeds weer opnieuw verrast door zijn verticaliteit en contrasten. Gran Canaria herbergt een zeer grote... Lire la suite
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Netherlands
  • Spanje - Gran Canaria
  • Voor wie La Gomera of La Palma kent, is landen op Gran Canaria even schrikken. Het landschap is dor, de bebouwing is rommelig en de akkers staan vol kasachtige constructies. Na het doorkruisen van de stuitend lelijke noordkust, komt er ter hoogte van Gáldar opeens kleur in het landschap. Aan het einde van de snelweg wacht een waar wonder: het... Lire la suite
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Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - La Palma
  • La Palma, een piepklein eilandje dat bijna loodrecht uit de zee oprijst. Hier geen overvolle stranden zoals op Tenerife of Gran Canaria, maar een uitgebreid en goed onderhouden wandelpadennet en een weelderige, erg verscheiden natuur. Niet zonder reden draagt La Palma de bijnaam 'La Isla Bonita'. Ervaren wandelaars noemen het zelfs hèt mooiste... Lire la suite
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Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - La Palma
  • La Palma is het mooiste van de Canarische Eilanden, ook wel 'La Isla Bonita' genoemd, met unieke nevelwouden in het noorden. Maar ook het maanlandschap van de 'Cumbre Vieja' en de immense, twee kilometer diepe krater van de wereldberoemde Caldera de Taburiente. De wandelvakantie eindigt met een laatste blik op de rusteloze aarde en de eindeloze... Lire la suite
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