FOR THE SPORTY
Fuerteventura is an ideal destination for sports enthusiasts and offers activities in every season. Although riding the waves and trying to tame the wind are the most popular pastimes, less adrenalin-pumping alternatives are also available.
Its tranquil but contrasting landscape is perfect for wonderful hikes; some of them, reserved for the more experienced tourists, reach oases, volcanic craters, abandoned estates abandoned estates and rocky coastlines.
The Isla de Lobos nature reserve is also an advisable; if you head right as soon as you get off the ferry, you can make the complete tour of the island. The ascent of the Caldera de la Montaña, on the other hand, is worth mentioning for the magnificent view from the top.
In Fuerteventura, mountain biking is a must-do activity that will make you forget the usual muddy tracks. ‘Exploring the hinterland is a bit like cycling on the moon’, a keen cyclist once declared. In almost all tourist resorts it is possible to rent bicycles.
Ask the tourist office for a copy of the EcoFuerteventura map, which details the island’s hiking and cycling routes. If you feel like playing golf, Caleta de Fuste is home to the island’s first and only PGA-affiliated course, the Fuerteventura Golf Club.
You could also take advantage of the windy weather to enjoy flying a kite. If you are in Corralejo at the beginning of
November, you can take part in a three-day festival on the beach. colourful kites dot the sky like colourful butterflies.