Despite being well-known as a sun and beach destination, Fuerteventura has been diversifying its entertainment offer for the last 3 years offering new sustainable tourism options through the project “Canary Islands, a volcanic experience”. One of the main aims of this project was to promote volcanic tourism through the restoration and signposting of natural paths or the training of hotel businesses staff on volcanic tourism
This project, which started in 2011 and will end in 2013, has managed to diversify Fuerteventura tourism and present new option for adventurous tourists. In fact, although they are not the most famous volcanos, Fuerteventura features 25 volcanos and different arid areas where one can wander and enjoy the landscape.
However, visiting these arid areas on foot can be a arduous, especially if you are travelling with children. Because of that, we offer you two different ways of visiting the volcanos: by bike or by quad. There are a lot of businesses that offer electric bike or quad rental services and guiding services that organise excursions to the crater of the volcano. One of these firms is EEEBikers, which organises a 30-km excursion to the centre of the volcano, where you can take pleasure in activities like squirrel sighting. It is a 3-hour excursion that offers stunning views of the area: desert landscapes, “Hornitos” or small volcanos that used to spew out large quantities of lava and explanatory signs that will allow you to know everything about these marvellous landscapes.
If you prefer to do these excursions by quad or 4×4, we recommend you the firm Cross Island, in Lajare, which organises excursions from Lajares or Corralejo. For any of these excursions we recommend you to take your camera, as the landscape you will visit won’t leave you indifferent.
These excursions can be hard for occasional sportspeople, especially if you decide to do them by bike. For this reason we suggest that you finish your day in the fantastic Iberostar hotels Iberostar Fuerteventura Palace Hotel, Iberostar Playa Gaviotas and Iberostar Playa Gaviotas Park. Here you will find all the necessary services to conclude a tourism day in the island: outdoor pools, spa and wellness centre, entertainment and the best services for children.