Walking in Fuerteventura with goats around El Cardon

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During this hike on Fuerteventura you will get to know the countryside around El Cardon (south). You will be accompanied by a professional hiking guide and trustful goats. Learn more about the tradition of the shepherds when hiking in Fuerteventura. Incl. picnic in the nature!

  • Tour / activity duration: ~ 5.5 hours
  • Languages: German, English, Spanish
  • Transfer: from hotels in the south (Jandia, Costa Calma, La Pared, Tarajalejo)
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Hiking on Fuerteventura with four-legged friends

Trekking with goats is new on Fuerteventura and a real hiking experience: You will explore the nature reserve of El Cardon.

  • Walking in Fuerteventura with goats - 5,5 h - with transfer - per person (age 12+) 65.-€
  • Walking in Fuerteventura with goats - 5,5 h - with transfer - per child (ages 9-11) 55.-€
authentic trekking experience in nature with goats

Booking option: Trekking with goats in Fuerteventura

Experience an authentic and extraordinary hiking experience on Fuerteventura: goats accompany you on your hike in the El Cardon Nature Park with spectacular views. You will be picked up at your hotel in the south and driven to the starting point near El Cardon. From there you will hike in a small group for about 6 to 8 kilometres through a partly desert-like, sometimes barren and rough landscape. A grandiose excursion in natural surroundings. A Canarian picnic is included. 


  • Distance: 8 kilometres
  • Duration: ~ 5.5 hours
  • Hours: 8:30 AM, 2:30 PM
  • Days: Tuesday, Saturday
  • Languages: German, English, Spanish
  • Difficulty level: medium
  • Pick-up included in the price from: Fuerteventura South


  • Pick-up from the hotel from: Jandia (9:00 AM), Costa Calma (9:30 AM), Tarajalejo (9:50 AM)
  • Transfer, professional guide, insurance, picnic
  • Picnic: queso de cabra, tomates, vino y aceitunas
Important information

Please bring

Mouth and nose mask, sunglasses, sun blocker, sturdy, closed-toe shoes, sports- / hiking shoes, suitable clothing, hat, backpack, camera, small travel pharmacy (just in case), water

Detailed description

Hiking on Fuerteventura: Goat trekking in the mountains of El Cardon

The Canary Island of Fuerteventura is particularly appreciated by nature lovers, because its wonderful nature invites for swimming, hiking and other outdoor activities. Discover the countryside while goat trekking and enjoy the absolute peace and quiet far away from the usual tourist routes. The excursion starts in the south of the island near the mountains of El Cardon, a beautiful natural landscape that was sacred to the natives.

The tame goats Nube, Rayo and Torito will accompany you on this Fuerteventura hike through the mountain landscape. As the only migratory goats of the Canary Islands, they have been trained as pack-goats from a very early age and are faithful companions. The goats are affectionate, tame and listen to their name. You will be amazed at the climbing skills and the pleasant nature of the three siblings. They run sometimes free and sometimes on a leash. Surrounded by barren, bizarre, partly desert-like landscapes, the tour guide will take you to a resting place where you can take a break. There a Canarian picnic awaits you in the nature. A good sip of wine is not to be missed, along with a variety of other regional delicacies. The animals stay with us and rest.

Afterwards we walk on through rugged riverbeds until we reach our starting point again. With a fantastic view over the nature reserve of El Cardon you will walk in small groups for about 6 to 8 kilometres. It goes up and down and the ground changes from gravel to fine sand. Sturdy shoes are essential for this hike. The rugged landscape surprises with a wonderful play of colours and soft shapes. The animals are present throughout the entire hike in Fuerteventura and the goats are very tame, affectionate and listen to their name. It will be fun to admire the little goats while climbing and enjoy their gentle nature. At the same time the dear four-legged friends run free and yet are always looking for your closeness, as they are very familiar with people. A true nature experience with mountains and animals!


Valid on the reserved day or for 12 months after date of purchase if no date has been selected. You will receive the tour operator's details with the purchased ticket. Attention: reservation is required! The reservation can be made through sunbonoo as part of the booking process or later by contacting the tour operator directly via phone or email.

Customer Reviews Hiking on Fuerteventura with four-legged friends

Kevin wrote on May 11, 2023
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100 von 100

Everything Top

The goat hike is absolutely recommendable, as you are off the beaten track for a change.

The route is easy to manage, not too short, not too long.
And the food in the form of tapas was very tasty!
We definitely had fun and would recommend it to others!

Alles Top

Die Ziegenwanderung ist absolut empfehlenswert, da man auch mal abseits der Touristen Gegend unterwegs ist.

Die Strecke ist gut zu schaffen, nicht zu kurz, nicht zu lang.
Und das Essen in Form von Tapas war sehr lecker!
Hatten auf jeden Fall unseren Spaß und empfehlen es gerne weiter !
Linda wrote on Nov 25, 2022
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100 von 100

Great trip!

We did the goat trekking in a small group, so each pair of two was allowed to look after one goat. The hike took us into the island's hinterland, which was an exciting contrast to the coast. Our guide Annemarie was super lovely and told us a lot about the goats and the island. I would classify the hiking route as rather easy and was easily doable for everyone. Once we reached the top, we enjoyed a delicious picnic with typical local treats. The excursion is absolutely recommended and it is simply fun to be out and about with the goats!

Toller Ausflug!

Wir haben das Ziegen Trekking in einer kleinen Gruppe gemacht, sodass jedes Zweier-Paar sich um eine Ziege kümmern durfte. Die Wanderung hat uns ins Hinterland der Insel geführt, was ein spannender Kontrast zur Küste war. Unser Guide Annemarie war super lieb und hat uns einiges über die Ziegen und die Insel erzählt. Die Wanderroute würde ich als eher leicht einstufen und war für alle gut machbar. Oben angekommen durften wir ein leckeres Picknick mit landestypischen Leckereien genießen. Der Ausflug ist absolut zu empfehlen und es macht einfach Spaß, mit den Ziegen unterwegs zu sein!
Lisa wrote on Aug 20, 2022
Overall rating
100 von 100

Great tour

We did the tour with the goats today and thought it was very nice. The goats ran along casually and what we particularly liked was seeing that the goats were quite happy, so that both humans and animals benefited from the tour. Clear recommendation!

Super Tour

Wir haben heute die Tour mit den Ziegen mitgemacht und fanden es sehr schön. Die Ziegen liefen zwanglos mit und was uns besonders gefallen hat zu sehen, dass es durchaus glückliche Ziegen waren, sodass von der Tour sowohl der Mensch und das Tier was von hat. Klare Empfehlung!

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