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Join us as we explore Fuerteventura, the oldest of the Canary Islands with its magnificent coastal and volcanic landscapes on this 7 night walking holiday. When not exploring we can put our feet up at the 4 star Elba Sara Beach and Golf Resort with its enviable location overlooking the ocean and long sandy beach.

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Fuerteventura Walking

Fuerteventura lies at the eastern end of the Canarian archipelago, only 90 kilometers from the African coast, just south of Lanzarote. With a land surface of 1,659 square kilometers, it is the second largest of the islands, with some truly unique scenery made up of dunes and deserts, a wild coastline and idyllic beaches, numerous volcanoes and canyons, remote villages and mountain goats aplenty.

La Oliva- Vallebron- La Muda- Tindaya

Beginning in the village of La Oliva we walk up into the mountains to Tabaiba's springs, with great views of the north and east of the island. After a short pitstop in the village of Vallebrón, we continue up the Muda Mountain, the most important summit of the north side of the island, from where there are magnificent views of Fuerteventura, Lobos and even Lanzarote. The walk ends with a pleasant descent to the villages of La Matilla and Tefia.

The Natural Park of Betancuria

Starting at Morro Veloso, we head to Betancuria ( the city founded in 1404 by Jean de Béthencourt self-proclaimed king of the Canary Islands) before continuting to the hamlet of Rio Palmas, which lies in beautiful tropical landscapes. We continue along the Barranco de Las Peñitas enjoying a pleasent descent to the coast at El Jurado beach.

The Natural Park of Jandia

We start at the Jable de Jandia, an amazing vast area of sand straight from the Sahara, shaped by the wind. We walk through the Jandia Mountains on tracks, discovering stunning deserted beaches until we reach reach Cofete. White sand, black lava, red sediments and the wild coastline are the ingredients of this amazing day!

Cardon-Pajara

Our final walk is a beautiful mountain hike. Starting at El Cardón, we hike through a small valley to reach the crest at El Cuchillo de Los Pasos. From here there are amazing views of the entire island. Reaching Filo de Tejeda, we descend to the hamlet of Pajara through the Las Cañadas ravin

Elba Sara Beach & Golf Resort

​The friendly hotel is the perfect spot for a relaxing holiday, enjoying an enviable location overlooking the ocean and the long sandy beach. The hotel sits in its own beautifully maintained grounds and has 2 large outdoor pools (one of which is heated in the winter) with plenty of sunbeds dotted around the spacious sun terraces.

 

Facilities Include

Facilities include 2 restaurants, a piano bar with regular live music and evening entertainment, fitness room, sauna, outdoor Jacuzzi, a tennis court and free Wi-Fi throughout.

 

Rooms Include

 All the well-furnished rooms have a private balcony or terrace and sea view. Amenities include air-conditioning, satellite TV, a telephone, kettle, safe, minibar (on request) and hairdryer. 

APPROX. FLIGHT TIME

4 hours 30 minutes

TEMPERATURE

Average Daily Maximum:

Jan, Feb, Mar 17°C,
Apr, May 20°C,
Jun 23°C, Jul, Aug 24°C,
Sep 25°C, Oct 22°C,
Nov, Dec 19°C

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Useful Information

Transfer Time
The transfer time from Fuerteventura Airport to the hotel is approximately 15 minutes, depending on weather and traffic.

Walking programme
Four guided walks are included in the programme. Your walking guide will advise you in resort of the daily programme. The walking programme is graded as Medium and you can expect to walk between 14 to 17km per day, with some ascents/descents, rough underfoot terrain and high altitudes involved.

Below are the distances for each walk, however please bear in mind these are approximate and subject to change due to local conditions

La Oliva
15 km and 600 meters up and 600 meters down

Betancuria
17 km and 100 m up and 700 m down

Jandia
14 km and 200m up and 200m down

Cardon - Pajara
14km and 400m up and 400m down

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in your chosen activity holiday. If you are unsure as to whether the walks are within your capabilities, please contact the office to discuss this matter, thus making sure you appreciate the terrain that you will be walking.

You could be walking across uneven ground in some areas and extreme care must be taken, especially if wet. If used to using a pole/stick, it is advisable to bring it. Please appreciate the route and content of the holiday may change at the time and at the discretion of the guide/organiser, should conditions require. Solo’s Holidays Ltd cannot be held responsible for personal injury, accident or damage to property whilst on these walks other than incidents arising out of the company’s negligence. The guide has the right to refuse to guide a walk with anyone not properly attired.

What to Wear
It is of paramount importance that you have the correct footwear. It is essential to wear walking boots that are comfortable and preferably lightweight, with some ankle support and a good grip. If you already have a pair of boots that you are happy walking in (including during hot/wet weather and on hard ground), then bring these along. However, if you are bringing new footwear, do make sure they are well broken in before you arrive. Experience has shown that wearing 2 pairs of woollen socks adds to comfort.

The weather, even in summer, is unpredictable – particularly in mountainous areas. We would therefore recommend you travel with clothing suitable for all conditions, and suggest you use the following checklist as a guideline of what to take:

  • Walking boots with good ankle support
  • Waterproofs – jacket and trousers
  • Walking poles – recommended as they provide good support for the knees, particularly on downhill sections of walks and when conditions are wet/slippery
  • Lightweight trousers and shorts with pockets
  • Shirts or t-shirts for walking in
  • Walking socks – several pairs
  • Lightweight fleece or jumper
  • Hat & gloves
  • Daysack/rucksack for walking
  • Umbrella – it can be used also for protection from the sun as well as rain
  • Lightweight drinking bottle to carry water whilst walking
  • Small first aid kit – plasters, insect repellant, etc
  • Good, high factor sunscreen, sunhat and sunglasses – the sun’s strength is often multiplied in mountainous areas.

More to Explore
You will have 2 free days on the holiday, during which time you may wish to relax, or explore the island further. Your Tour Leader will be on hand to advise/assist you in arranging any additional trips.

Gratuities
We suggest a Group Collection to cover transfer drivers, and hotel staff of €15.00 per person. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, or taxi fares, your Tour Leader can advise of an appropriate % add on.

Temperature (Average Daily Maximum ºC)
Mar 22ºC Apr 23ºC

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Choose an overseas holiday with confidence.  All holidays include flights and transfers in resort and are fully ATOL protected.

Depart Return Nights Age Group Price COMMENTS  
14 Nov 2018 21 Nov 2018 7 All Ages £ 1295 Medium BOOK
Medium
09 Mar 2019 16 Mar 2019 7 All Ages £ 1295 Medium BOOK
Medium
27 Mar 2019 03 Apr 2019 7 All Ages £ 1365 Medium BOOK
Medium

What's included:

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin/double room for single use with private facilities
  • Welcome drink and information meeting
  • 4 guided walks
  • Accompanying Solo's Tour Leader
  • Half Board:
    Breakfast & dinner daily at the hotel
  • 4 picnic lunches

What’s extra:

  • Insurance see here

Temperature:

  • Average Daily Maximum:
    22°C Mar, 23°C Apr

Walking Notes

  • Grade: Medium
  • Distance: 14 to 17km per day
  • Walking boots: Essential

NB:

  • You must ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the chosen Walk or Trek according to the different grades.

 

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