BicycleCycling through the second largest (but most sparsely populated) Canarian Island, beside its astoundingly beautiful beaches and dunes and via its arid Star Wars-like interior and windmill-laden hilltops, I feel like I'm pedalling through a giant movie set.



CotilloIn northern Fuerteventura, Corralejo and El Cotillo are handy seaside bases, with a vibrant mix of tourist-orientated eateries, humble tapas and seafood joints and hippy-chic chiringuitos (beach bars) providing sustenance to adventure seekers.





There'sgood diving, snorkelling and surfing around Fuerteventura; designated trails for bikers and hikers, and wind and kite surfing possibilities that rival El Medano in southern Tenerife. Surfers call the Canaries the 'Hawaii of the Atlantic'
Pretty soon, the sun will melt into the Atlantic Ocean, happy hour will commence, and the smell of barbecued seafood and the sound of tapas orders, wine-fuelled chatter and jazz, salsa and flamenco music will spike the blissfully mild air.

Want to see something really cute? At Fuerteventura's Morro Jable turtle sanctuary, the eggs of endangered loggerhead turtles hatch in September and October.

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A very happy tourist.

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