Tapas Tour

TAPAS TOUR - culture and food

This culinary excursion will show you the culture and food from Fuerteventura in which we visit 3 different and small ecological canarian farms  and discover authentic canarian flavours during the tour.

Cactus Farm

Visitng a cactus farm on the island is quite an experience.  Leo’s farm in particular produces cactus juice, and jams as well as the typical  Canarian garlic mojo sauce. You’ll have the opportunity to try all these different , bio friendly and tasty tapas made by Leo himself.

Tuno Indio is the Spanish word for Prickly pear, the fruit that the cacti bear . It normally has an intense red colour and is rich in vitamins and antioxidants.

Olive oil tasting

We’ll learn about bio friendly cultivation and elaboration of virgin olive oil on this farm. This includes a professional tasting of the native olive oil and a guided walk to see the olive trees.

The goats and it´s cheese

The third and last stop on this excursion is Julian’s cheese farm in a little town called Tiscamanita. Their goat cheese is elaborated using traditional methods as well as the milk from their own goats.  This farm have accumulated prizes and awards at several international fairs including the World Cheese Awards, Agrocanarias and was the Best Canarian Cheese in  2013.

Includes a cheese  tasting with red wine and ‘peya de gofio’ , a  traditional dessert made from toasted corn flour and a very important part of Canarian culture.

Good to know

The tour starts in the south of the island and we will show you the unknown parts of the southern villages.

If you are staying in the north Caleta de Fuste or Corralejo please contact us directly to confirm a central meeting point. mail@fuerte-authentic-tours.com

Pick up is included in the south of the island.

Vulcano & Wine Tour

Experience the impressive landscape of La Gayria Volcano and explore its’ fascinating surroundings during the guided hike. Visit a small farm(finca) with an in-house bodega(wine cellar) and taste some of the local wines and liquor.

The Volcano

The volcano is without a doubt one of the most important volcanos in Fuerteventuras’ volcanic landscape. This is the place where we will start our hiking trip.This volcano is considered a natural monument in the preservation of Canarian heritage.

The route is considered  to be of mid level difficulty and begins in the quaint little village of Tiscamanita.

We will find an overwhelming landscape due to the fact that it is a volcanic area formed by lava and pyroplastic fragments. Local people call this area ‘Malpais chico’ which literrally translate to small bad land.

During the guided walk along the volcano you will observe how they used to take advantage of this ‘bowl’ shaped land for agriculture . The handmade stone walls as well as the rain made it possible for the first settlers to survive.

The volcano is 461 meters high.  During the climb we’ll  take a break on a  magnificent viewpoint situated about 100 meters into the climb as it is quite steep on the way up.

The entrance of the main volcanic crater requires some skill so you need to be someone who hikes regularly  . Closed footwear  such as sports shoes or hiking boots are recommended for this tour as the slopes can be quite slipperly without the proper footwear.

Wine tasting and farm visit

On the second part of the excursion we will visit a traditional farm a 45 minutes walk from the volcano.

This farm, known as Agrotourism for their ecological methods, produces white wine from the ‘Malvasia’ grape of Lanzarote and red wine from the ‘Black Listan’ grape from Tenerife.

An underground wine cellar forms part of the farm and includes a wine tasting and some ‘tapas’  tomatoes , goats cheese, virgin olive oil, bread and water await you.

Good to know

Please wear closed shoes and take a backpack with some water with you.

The tour starts in the south of the island and will show you the unknown parts of the  island as well as a volcano in the middle of Fuerteventura.

If you are staying in the north Caleta de Fuste and Corralejo please contact us directly to confirm a central meetingpoint. mail@fuerte-authentic-tours.com Transfer is included from the south of the island.

VOLCANO AND WINE guided walk

Wild coast & Legends tour

WILD COAST AND LEGENDS guided walk

Nature has sculpted a ravine whose beauty is unlike anything else on this island and is only accessible by foot.

Las Peñitas canyon is known for being the place where the  local saint in Fuerteventura; Virgin La Peña (Virgin of the Rock), appeared. It is also one of the places where director Ridley Scott filmed the movie Exodus.

The ravine and the virgen

Decorated with centuries old canarian palm trees and a small stream this valley is one of the last oasis’ on Fuerteventura.

The first part of our excursion starts with an ascent to the small chapel on a narrow path, carved from the original basaltic rock,  directly under the majestic rock canyon its peculiar stone formations that form this beautiful place.

An old legend about the Saint still forms part of the local tradition, culture and life of the ‘Majoreros’ nowadays. Your guide will the let you in on the centruries old legends that surround this little canyon.

Fishing village Ajuy

The old fishing village of Ajuy is located on the west coast which was formed 35 million years ago, when the basaltic plaque emerged from the ocean. Wave erosion sculpted this coast creating the Caves of Ajuy. A place full of legends and pirates that presumably used the caves to hide their treasures in the XV and XVI centuries.

The rock arch

The guided walk will continue onto the coastline to reach El Jurado( The Jury). At this impressive place, far from civilization, we will find a 35 meter high rock arch. Inhabitants  nowadays still believe that the big hole in the middle of the Arch could be a door to another dimension.

The guide will give an intro on the local aboriginal legends and how they used to live on the island.

We will walk back to Ajuy where we will rest and refuel ourselves with tapas and  a filling luch  whilst enjoying the views of the wild coast.

Good to know

Please wear closed shoes and take a backpack with you with some water.

The tour starts in the south and will show you the unknown parts of the south and central places on Fuerteventura.

If you are staying in the north Caleta de Fuste and Corralejo please contact us directly to confirm a central meetingpoint. mail@fuerte-authentic-tours.com

Transfer included from the south.

 

Trekking with goats on Fuerteventura

Explore the west coast and its remote beaches with our four-legged friends. Trekking with goats is new on Fuerteventura and a real hiking experience!

During this easy – medium hike, you will get to know the west coast of La Pared. The transfer will pick you up in front of the hotel and take you to the outback near the village of La Pared.

Our goats

You will get to know the three goats Nube, Rayo and Torito. Feeded with the bottle when they where young today they are a pleasant partner for the guided walks. Now they are 2 years old and well prepared for there job. New is the sattle for Rayo to transport the snack of the day. The goats are calm, tame and love to be free during the hiking a long the coastline.

The landscape

With a fantastic view over the natural park of Jandia you walk in small groups about 5-6 km. It goes uphill and downhill and the ground changes from volcanic rock to fine sand.

The rough landscape surprises with a wonderful play of colors and soft shapes. The goats are affectionate and listen to their name. You will be amazed at the climbing skills and the pleasant nature of the three goats. They are running free and constantly looking for our proximity.

Snack under the open sky

In the middle of nature we take a break and enjoy a little typical island picnic. The animals stay with us and rest.

Then we continue through riverbeds until we reach our starting point again.  Let the day fade away in a pleasant round before the transfer brings you back to the hotel.

Good to know

The guided walk starts in the south and will show you the unknown part of the west coast nearby La Pared.

If you are staying in the north Caleta de Fuste and Corralejo please contact directly to confirm a central meetingpoint. mail@fuerte-authentic-tours.com Transfer included from the south.

The goats will be on holidays the months of April 2019. We are creating new itineraries. Changes are possible from the actual tour.

Trekking with goats - Wild and romantic beaches

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