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At Corralejo you find a vast area with dunes. You guidebooks differ in opinion whether the sand comes from the Sahara (only 100 km away) or if it are remains of local shells and other sea life. Anyway, it is great for walking. There are no paths, but you can pick your own way. And the best part: after a few days, your footsteps are swept away by the wind, so there is no trace of your trip left.

Ready for the Sahara

Climbing the dunes

Some of the dunes are pretty high and steep. As the sand is only loosely packed, it is not so easy to climb them.

Footsteps in the sand

Plants try to take footage in the sand. The small one has a strategy of making a long root, so at least a part of it will stay covered when the wind blew the sand away. The big one has grown so big that it influences the formation of dunes.

We demand . . . a shrubbery ! ! !

When there are dunes, you've got to have a sea. At least, that is what we are used to. Also at Fuerteventura it works that way. The waves are good for surfing, but we decided most of the people here didn't know how to do it. This man was the only one who could ride a wave for more than 10 seconds (of course, we can't do better, but that is something completely different).


The sea

Corralejo is also a good place for mountain biking. It was not so easy to find a bike-rental, but we managed. You can bike along the coast, which is easy. Even cars drive here. There are also tracks more inlands, which demand more energy. At these paths you are happy when your bike has shock absorbers.

Along the coast

Happy with shock absorbers

Cycling into the crater

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