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Walking in the Canary Islands – East

AuthorPaddy Dillon
PublisherCicerone Press (out of print)
ISBNISBN-13: 978 1 85284 368 7
Price£12.00
The impressive Roque Nublo is the highest point on Gran Canaria.

The impressive Roque Nublo is the highest point on Gran Canaria.

Lobos is a small, desert-like island off the north-east coast of Fuerteventura.

Lobos is a small, desert-like island off the north-east coast of Fuerteventura.

Walkers follow a short nature trail through part of the Timanfaya National Park.

Walkers follow a short nature trail through part of the Timanfaya National Park.

The Canary Islands comprise seven highly individual islands and this book covers the three eastern islands. Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote are explored by fifty varied and interesting walks and the route research was spread over a total of six weeks in two visits.

On Gran Canaria the walks stretch all the way from sea level at the Dunas de Maspalomas to the mountainous crest from Roque Nublo to Pico de las Nieves. As much of the northern, eastern and southern parts of the island are built-up, the routes concentrate on the mountainous central and western regions. Many of the walks are inter-linked so they can be strung end-to-end to offer longer walks across the island.

Fuerteventura is a dry and dusty island, with a series of routes arranged on the mountainous Jandía peninsula, more routes across the middle of the island, and a few more in the north. The tiny island of Lobos is also included at the end.

Lanzarote is explored through a series of inter-linked routes arranged around the southern and northern parts of the island. Some of these can be strung end-to-end to offer longer walks around the island. The landscape is rugged and volcanic, having seen intense volcanic activity in the 18th and 19th centuries. The Timanfaya National Park is so strictly preserved that walkers are barely allowed to set foot on it, though walking opportunities do exist and are mentioned in the book.

Although the little island of Graciosa is part of Lanzarote, it is big enough to offer a good weekend's walk and is given a section all to itself in the book.

Walkers will be surprised to find enough walking opportunities to last them for several visits, taking in mountains, pine forests, scrubby semi-deserts, rolling dunes and lush cultivated slopes.Explorations of these islands can be continued with a companion volume; Walking in the Canary Islands - West. This offers fifty more walks spread across the islands of Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro, bringing the total distance covered in both volumes to over 1600km (1000 miles).

This guidebook is now out of print and has been replaced by two completely new guidebooks, taking into account recent signposting and waymarking of trails.

See: Walking on Gran Canaria and Walking on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.

See Also: Walking in the Canary Islands – West

Walk Conents

Gran Canaria

Walk 1 Dunas de Maspalomas
Walk 2 Arteara to Palmitos Park
Walk 3 Cruz Grande to Palmitos Park
Walk 4 San Bartolomé Circuit
Walk 5 Roque Nublo
Walk 6 Pico de las Nieves
Walk 7 Cruz Grande to Cruz de Tejeda
Walk 8 Roque Bentaiga
Walk 9 Cruz de Tejeda to Guía
Walk 10 Cruz de Tejeda to Artenara
Walk 11 Artenara to Tirma
Walk 12 Artenara to San Nicolás
Walk 13 San Nicolás to Tasartico
Walk 14 El Juncal to San Nicolás
Walk 15 Inagua Circuit
Walk 16 San Nicolás and Viso
Walk 17 Cruz de San Antonio and Ojeda
Walk 18 El Juncal to Mogán
Walk 19 Cruz Grande to Mogán
Walk 20 Montaña Tauro

Fuerteventura

Walk 21 Punta de Jandía
Walk 22 Morro Jable and Cofete
Walk 23 Pico de la Zarza
Walk 24 Costa Calma and El Jable
Walk 25 Caleta de Fuste to Pozo Negro
Walk 26 Tiscamanita to Las Playitas
Walk 27 Tiscamanita to Valles de Ortega
Walk 28 Antigua and Betancuria
Walk 29 Cruz de Morro to Ajuy
Walk 30 Dunas de Corralejo
Walk 31 Corralejo to El Cotillo
Walk 32 El Cotillo to La Oliva
Walk 33 Lajares to Corralejo
Walk 34 Isla de Lobos

Lanzarote

Walk 35 Puerto del Carmen to Playa Blanca
Walk 36 Playa Blanca to Femés
Walk 37 Femés Circuit
Walk 38 Femés to Yaiza
Walk 39 Playa Blanca to La Hoya
Walk 40 La Hoya to Yaiza
Walk 41 Termesana Guided Walk
Walk 42 Volcanic Coastal Walk
Walk 43 Caldera Blanca
Walk 44 Mancha Blanca to San Bartolomé
Walk 45 Jameos del Agua to Costa Teguise
Walk 46 Teguise to Haría
Walk 47 Máguez and Ye
Walk 48 Mirador del Río to Famara

Graciosa

Walk 49 Caleta de Sebo and the West
Walk 50 Caleta de Sebo and the North