My mountain 

Do you already know our new mountain hike?

Highlights are the view over the Jandia nature reserve, the small chapel of El Tanquito and the spring on the slope of the holy mountain El Cardon. Hardly anyone knows that there is a holy mountain in the south of Fuerteventura.

From the main road that leads from La Pared towards Pajara, El Cardon mountain can be seen clearly rising above the otherwise flat mountains. This deserted area is a huge nature reserve. The first settlers had already discovered the 695 m high peak for themselves. Water is filtered by the stone wall and emerges from the rock 460 m above sea level.

In the past, these places were considered sacred, since the life of humans and animals was secured thanks to the spring. This is proven by the numerous bone finds from the area, which now provide information about life long before the island was conquered.

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Impressive is the view to the southern tip of Punta Jandia and the magnificent view over the little-known hinterland. On a clear day, the southern peninsula of Jandia is wonderful to see.

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The destination of the hike is the chapel of the Virgin El Tanquito after a 1 hour walk. (460 m over sea)
The small ermitage, carved into the middle of the volcanic rock will surprise you. Every year in early June, the procession of the Virgin is organized here and hundreds of locals celebrate their saint with a big barbecue and wine.

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On all other days of the year hardly anyone uses the hiking trail, which is why this tour is still an insider tip for those looking for peace and quiet. Especially in the autumn and winter months, plants can be discovered on the El Cardon mountain, which are supplied with moisture by the clouds from the trade winds and offer unique contrasts.

You cannot reach the top on this guided hike, as the last few meters are made of heavily weathered ground and there is no path.

Let your guide tell you the stories of this fascinating place and discover the beauty of the Sacred Mount El Cardon.

Visit the interesting chapel and enjoy a picnic in a small group of max 8 people.

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We can organize pick-up in front of the hotel in the south of the island.
Please note that we do not offer pick-up in the north as the transfer starts in the south.
If you have a rental car and are coming yourself, please arrange the meeting point by email or WhatsApp.

icon familyWho is the tour suitable for?

The tour is suitable for participants aged 9 - 75 years. You don't need to have any off-road experience. A normal level of physical fitness is required, as there is a hiking trail that goes up and down again.
Sturdy, closed shoes with a profile are important, as the ground is gravel.

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Fuerteventura is a sunny island with warm weather all year round. Sun protection and a hat are important for all participants. Especially with children, a scarf or hat should be considered, because Fuerteventura is known for its wind. Closed shoes with good soles are a prerequisite for our tour.

Cancellation policy

To receive a full refund, travelers may cancel up to 24 hours before the experience start date in the local timezone. No refunds will be given after that time period.

Fuerte Authentic Tours reserve the right to cancel a customer's booking for a full refund in case of:
Bad weather
Not enough travelers to reach the minimum

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Emilio Marqués

Emilio comes from Gran Canaria and was fascinated of Fuerteventura since childhood. The wave and the sea is his great passion. He has travelled halfway around the world to surf. Through his studies in tourism he speaks 5 languages and is also an experienced guide on land and water.

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Kristina Zeidler

Kristina swapped her home in Berlin for the desert island of Fuerteventura in 2003. Life sometimes goes unknown ways and so she can hardly believe it to have realised her dream of her own project Fuerte Authentic Tours. As a tourism specialist and state-approved tour guide, she loves to design new tours. She has always wanted to work with animals and people. On the goat trekking excursion, she combines her interst in animals with insider knowledge about Fuerteventura.

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Annemarie Duijker

Annemarie was stranded on Fuerteventura 25 years ago and quickly knew that this magical island would never let her go. Originally from Holland, she was attracted to Fuerteventura by the best climate in the world and the hospitality of the locals. Annemarie is a horse lover and spends her free time with her horses and dogs in the outdoors. As a licened hiking guide, she is a professional partner and makes everyone smile with her easy-going manner.

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Barbara Andara Fernandez

Barbara is Spanish and has lived in the Canary Islands since her childhood. Her heart beats not only for Fuerteventura, but also for Venezuela, the place where she was born. She has worked in restaurants and in the kitchen all her life. She strengthens our team, especially on the popular tapas tour, with her knowledge of Canarian gastronomy. She is currently studying nutritionist. Her pleasant manner makes our excursions a pleasure for every body.