HIKING: Climbing the highest summit of Fuerteventura: "Pico de la Zarza" (807m)

Hiking & Biking

HIKING: Climbing the highest summit of Fuerteventura: "Pico de la Zarza" (807m)

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A magnificent trip to the highest summit of Fuerteventura: Pico de la Zarza.

The ascending is trouble-free thanks to a broad and well-kept track. However, some condition is needed to go from sea level to 807m. Metre after metre we come closer to a (literally) breathtaking view. Turning your back you will see the hotel complexes and the Morro Jable lighthouse. Enormous Tabaiba bushes grow alongside the track, complemented by silky Yellow Star-of-Bethlehem. As we get higher these plants become more abundant thanks to the increasing humidity, supplied by a sea of clouds. After about 2 hours you will reach the summit and be astounded. You look at a steep edge to the West, the 14km long sandy beach of Cofete, the tiny village of Cofete and the mysterious villa Winter. In the North-East you will see the narrowest area (only 7km) of Fuerteventura: La Pared and the sacred mountains of Cardón. Further North lays the oldest mountain area of the Canaries. Watch out and keep tight as the wind can be strong, here!.

Info: Duration: 4 h; Difficulty level: medium; Min. age: 10

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