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

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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2022
  • Wandelgids Rother Wandefuhrer Spanje Lanzarote | Rother Bergverlag
  • Goede - Duitstalige - wandelgids met veel dagtochten verspreid over het gebied. Beschrijvingen zijn voldoende en praktische informatie is handig. Kaartjes beperkt. Die »Feuerinsel« ist ganz sicher das eigenwilligste Kanareneiland. Rund 300 Vulkane hinterließen auf der Insel eine ausgeglühte Mondlandschaft, wie sie bizarrer nicht sein könnte.... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Reishandboek Tenerife, La Gomera, El Hierro | Uitgeverij Elmar
  • Praktische en culturele reisgids met alle bezienswaardigheden * Veel achtergrondinformatie * Praktische informatie: onder andere accommodatie, vervoer, gezondheid, geldzaken etc. * Alle bezienswaardigheden * Kaarten en plattegronden in kleur Ruige bergen en mistige oerbossen. Kleurrijke koloniale steden. Natuurlijk gevormde zeebaden. En de geur... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
  • Wandelgids La Palma | Uitgeverij Elmar
  • Uitstekende wandelgids met een groot aantal dagtochten in dal en hooggebergte. Met praktische informatie en beperkt kaartmateriaal! Wandelingen in verschillende zwaarte weergegeven in rood/blauw/zwart. Deze Rother gids is vertaald in het Nederlands! De Rother wandelgids La Palma bevat 63 wandelingen. La Palma is het groenste eiland van de... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
  • Wandelgids Hikeline Gran Canaria | Esterbauer
  • Handzame gids met een goede beschrijving van een groot aantal dagtochten in dit gebied. De gids is in spiraalbinding en elke pagina is op scheur- en watervast papier gedrukt. Daar is echt over nagedacht! Gran Canaria ist die drittgrößte (1532?km²) und die stärkst besiedelte Insel der Kanaren. Wie die anderen kanarischen Inseln auch, gehört Gran... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Hierro CNIG Topo 1105-1108
  • Hierro, map No. 1105/1108 in the topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, Spain’s civilian survey organization. Maps in the MTN50 (Mapa Topográfico Nacional) series begun in late 1990s have contours at 20m intervals enhanced by relief shading, plus... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2022
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2022
  • Tenerife F&B
  • Tenerife at 1:50,000 on a clear, large, double-sided, GPS compatible road map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking trails, plus street plans of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Los Christianos, Playa de las Américas and Puerto de la Cruz.The map divides the island east/west with a good overlap between the sides and has contours with relief shading, spot... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • La Restinga 25K Hierro CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1108-I/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... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2020
  • Fuerteventura Kompass 240
  • Fuerteventura ar 1:50,000 in a series of maps of the Canary Islands from Kompass, Europe’s leading publisher of detailed, contoured hiking maps. Excellent also for exploring each island on bike or by car, the maps highlight numerous hiking trails, indicating difficult sections, and show cycle routes. A wide range of symbols highlight various... Read more
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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;... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
De Zwerver
Netherlands
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United Kingdom
  • Fuerteventura F&B
  • Fuerteventura at 1:100,000 on a map from Freytag & Berndt with icons highlighting numerous places of interest and recreational facilities including campsites. The island’s topography is well presented by relief shading with spot heights, names of peaks and other geographical features, and boundaries of protected areas.The map highlights scenic... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
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United Kingdom
  • Lanzarote Kompass 241
  • Lanzarote at 1:50,000 on a contoured and GPS compatible map from Kompass, with extensive tourist overprint, plus street plans of Arrecife, Puerto del Carmen and Teguise. Coverage includes the nearby islands of Graciosa, Montaña Clara and Alwegranza.Topography is vividly presented by contours at 50m intervals, enhanced by relief shading plus... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2021
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2021
  • Candelaria 25K Tenerife CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1092-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... Read more
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