FV-30 in Canary Islands is a road that will either delight or terrify

FV-30 is one of the most spectacular drives in the world. Located in the island of Fuerteventura, in Spain’s Canary Islands, the road will either delight or terrify.

The road is 31km (19 miles) long within the Rural Park Betancuria. It links the small towns of Casillas del Ángel and Pájara. The road has stunning views and a smooth asphalt surface. It also has some sheer drops and quite a few sections barely wide enough for two cars. It’s said to be of the best riding roads on Fuerteventura. The heroic piece of road winds it is way up the mountains, through the Betancuria natural park, an arid, barren landscape surrounded by volcanic mountains — an environment almost more suited to a Mars rover than a car.

Drive at moderate speed. You’re not on a race. This route is not recommended if your passengers are prone to car sickness. The road is totally paved but narrow in parts. It can be a bit hair-raising as you drive along, but if you take your time there are wonderful views, and it’s possible to stop at several viewing points along the road: Mirador de Morro Velosa, Mirador del Risco de las Peñas and Mirador Las Peñitas.