fuerteventura

White beaches,

sand dunes,

remote deserts.

Fuerteventura feels like Africa.

Fuerteventura GranGuanche bikepacking route
640m high point
+1.780M
147 KM
80% unpaved
12 hours

The route goes on a bumpy gravel road by the beaches of the north shore, then climbs inland to Betancuria historic town on a secondary road and reaches the other shore by single tracks and gravel roads. The final stretch goes by Sotavento beach and finally ends in Morro Jable promenade.

The North Shore is a scenic coastline popular with the surf community, plenty of swimming occasions in some of Europe’s most beautiful beaches. Cotillo is an old fisherman’s village with a hippie vibe.

Betancuria was founded in 1400 by Jean de Béthencourt as the original capital of the kingdom of the Canary Islands. One of the oldest Spanish towns on the archipelago and still a great example of colonial architecture though the original church was destroyed by Berber pirates.

Sotavento is an endless sandy beach that creates enormous lagoons at low tide. It’s usually windy and popular with windsurfers.

Camp: no officials campsites, plenty of emergency shelters.

Accommodation: Hotel Rural Huerto Viejo Tesejerague 75€, hotels in Corralejo and Costa Calma 

Resupply: Cotillo, Pájara

Time Mon to Thu Fri Sat Sun
06:30 Fred. Olsen
2h – 75€
Fred. Olsen
2h – 75€
07:30 Fred. Olsen
2h – 75€
11:30 Fred. Olsen
2h – 75€
13:00 ARMAS
2h50min – 52€
16:00 ARMAS
2h50min – 52€
ARMAS
2h50min – 52€
16:30 Fred. Olsen
2h – 75€
Fred. Olsen
2h – 75€
Fred. Olsen
2h – 75€
ARMAS
2h50min – 52€
17:00 Fred. Olsen
2h – 75€
18:00 ARMAS
2h50min – 52€
ARMAS
2h50min – 52€