Mountain Bike Routes in Fuerteventura

Discover the natural beauty of this region through the best mountain bike routes in Fuerteventura. The gentle terrain, the low population density and a climate with pleasant temperatures throughout the year have made it an increasingly popular destination for cycling enthusiasts.

There are currently more than 225 km of cycle lanes in Fuerteventura, which are part of a project that aims to connect the island from north to south. The following information, together with, will tell you all about the routes available and the connections between them.

Fuerteventura is one of the eight islands forming the Canary Islands archipelago and is located just 100 km from the African continent and 11 km from Lanzarote. Geologists have determined that it is the oldest island, at 21 million years old.

There is nothing like nature for producing its own architecture. The sea and the sun are undoubtedly the stars of every visit to Lanzarote, along with the special features of the land on the island. The Atlantic Ocean has given Lanzarote spectacular crystal-clear waters that, together with volcanic lava formations, create wonderful landscapes.

This is the case for the fantastic and perfect natural swimming pools that you can enjoy on the island. So, if you love outdoor swimming, Lanzarote’s natural marine pools are a great alternative to its beaches.

9 Best Mountain Bike Routes in Fuerteventura

To help you discover the best of this island, we have selected the best mountain bike routes in Fuerteventura.

1. Roque de Morro route

This is a mountain bike route of moderate difficulty. To do it, you must be in good physical condition and have experience in riding a bike. The starting point for the route can be reached by public transport.

2. Surfing beach route

The mountain bike routes in Fuerteventura along the surfing beach are of moderate difficulty. You must be in good physical condition, but they are suitable for all levels. The transfer point to the route is accessible.

3. Volcano view route

As with the previous routes, this mountain bike route is of moderate difficulty. You must be in good physical shape but it is suitable for all skill levels. The starting point for the route can be reached by public transport.

4. Roque de Moro route

This includes stretches where cycling is not permitted. You will have to get off the bike and push it. It is a narrow road, with a 2.66 km promenade and a 149 m long access road.

5. Costa Calma beach route

The start of this route is next to the car park. It is a route for expert cyclists. It takes around 2 hours.

6. La Matilla route

The route starts at the bike centre, heading south through Corralejo. As soon as you enter Tamaragua, take the road that leads to Villaverde and then to La Oliva. From there, continue along another track towards Tindaya.

Pass through Tindaya until you reach the Miguel Unamuno monument. There, return to the road and continue on towards La Matilla, where you descend into a large valley. After a few hundred metres, you will suddenly find yourself at the railway line that goes to Guisguis.

7. Cycling route to Los Barrancos

The route begins with a dirt track on the side of the road towards Tamaragua, a route for experts that takes 2 to 3 hours. Next, you pass through the “Malpaís” area, formed by a volcano just 40,000 years ago. At the end of Tamaragua, you have to change direction to cycle to the east until you reach a large sand dune.

On the way to ‘Los Risquetes’, you pass an old goat farm, where you can see some beautiful houses with wonderful views of the great dunes. You can enjoy the view as you approach the next goat farm. It is located in a very strange landscape with a series of dry valleys. We recommend parking your bikes and taking a short walk through the valley.

8. Bicycle route from coast to coast

Passing through the “La Oliva VI” desalination plant, the route takes you through Majanicho and to the “El Cotillo” lighthouse in the northwest of Fuerteventura, taking up to 3 hours and being for expert cyclists. Until a few years ago, only four-wheel drive vehicles were allowed on the “North Coast”, but it is now open to everyone. offers detailed information about all of the places Lanzarote has to offer. Each of the towns on the island has something different to offer, so make sure you visit them all and find out what the island has to offer.

Here we offer you some basic tips so that you can cycle safely around the island and the differences depending on where you come from.

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