If you love cycling routes and are going on holiday to Fuerteventura, this article is for you!
There are plenty of cycling routes for cycling enthusiasts in Fuerteventura, and currently Fuerteventura’s cycling routes cover just over 225 km and are part of a project that aims to connect the island from north to south.
The routes available are eleven in total and here we show you the first 3:
1h and 15 min from R2 Bahía Playa Design
1h - 1h 30m
Connects Route 2 and 3
This route is perfect if you want to get to know the Charco de Bristol, a place of great scenic and floral value, which is where the track that connects Corralejo with Majanicho begins. Continuing along the path you will reach the beach of Bajo de la Burra, an area much appreciated by fishermen and surfers, where there is a small hut surrounded by light sand that mingles with the darkness of the rocks. You will pass by a stone wall, across the path after which you will reach the Bajo Mejillón cove, whose rocky edge is home to plant species adapted to salty environments.
If you look to the left you will see three mountains from left to right: Montaña de la Mancha, Montaña de la Raya and Montaña Lomo Blanco. One kilometre further on, you will come to Caleta del Barco, a place that is part of the stories and legends of Fuerteventura, a small sandy beach with a solitary house that stands out. After a short ascent, and leaving the Llano del Dinero on your left, continue for 2 kilometres until you reach the small fishing village of Majanicho, where this route ends.
1h and 15 min from R2 Romantic Fantasía Suites
Connect Route 12
Route 2 starts from Majanicho, a small fishing village on the north coast of Fuerteventura. Head south until you reach an asphalt track and continue along it without deviating from the road until you reach the so-called El Roque complex, formed by the volcanoes of Calderón Hondo and Montaña Colorada.
Once you have passed the 5.5 kilometres that separate you from Majanicho, you will reach the vicinity of Montaña Colorada. After a small curve, you will enter the village of Lajares and 1.3 kilometres later you will reach the Campo Municipal de Fútbol, where this route ends.
1h and 15 min from R2 Pájara Beach
Connects Routes 1 and 2
The route starts in Majanicho, a small fishing village, heading west and a few metres from the village, you will discover one of the several salt marshes along the way. Continue towards Caleta del Hierro and continue along the coast to Punta de la Seba. Continue along the coast for approximately 7 kilometres and you will pass a series of interconnected beaches, some of which form natural lagoons perfect for swimming. Once you reach the last beach, you will see another small salt marsh and come to a crossroads.
When you reach the lighthouse, turn left and continue along this road until you reach a tarmac road, which you will follow for about a kilometre until you reach a roundabout. Straight ahead and about 750 metres further on, you will reach another crossroads, the one on the left being the one that will take you to the fishing village of El Cotillo. Continue south until you come to a crossroads. Then turn left onto El Faro street, which will lead you to the Municipal Stadium of El Cotillo, where this route ends.
It is clear that there is no better way to get to know the island and at the same time practice outdoor sports, so we recommend that on your next trip you take one of these routes and get to know all the special places that Fuerteventura has to offer.