HIKING: Around Betancuria - Fuerteventura.

DSCF3236Two lovely trips on the ancient Caminos Reales, the royal roads.

Betancuria is in the very centre of Fuerteventura. Both tracks, one shorter than the other, will show you the green centre of the island. You will discover the first capital and the oldest mountains of the Canary Islands and will enjoy miraculous views of the island. You will hear the wind sweep through the trees of the local forest and the neat BBQ place there will invite us to enjoy the prepared picnic. After having tasted the local specialities, the shortest version of the track will lead you back to Betancuria whereas the longer one will bring you via the palm tree valley to Vega de Rio Palma. The vegetation around the artificial lake is abundant. Your guide will explain to you about history, geology, culture, etc. The way back to Betancuria is through a dried river bed. Here you have time to visit the historic place and to enjoy a wine or a beer. Both tracks will offer nice views for pictures.

Details: pickup at your hotel (1 hr trip). Route1 (4km): total journey 3,5hrs. Route2 (9km): total journey 5,5hrs. Difficulty: medium. Walking shoes, jacket, water, sun cream and hat are an essential. Min. age is 10DSCF3220