Start: Los Cancajos Finish: Los Cancajos
Arrival on La Palma airport. A taxi will be waiting to take you to your first accommodation, in the lively capital Santa Cruz de la Palma. Your hotel is located in the old towns quarters and opposite to the (black pebble) beach.
Early in the morning a taxi transfer is arranged to go to one of the cloud forests that are so typical of the Canary Islands: el Cubo de la Galga. The walk starts on wide forest paths but then changes to paved and unpaved country roads as you reach the coast; covered in with plantations of the Canarian banana: the plátano. You can choose to end the walk after 7 or 11,7km at one of the bus stops where you can get on the Guagua (canarian for public bus) to Barlovento. From this northern most town you walk another km to the comfortable hotel (with indoor and outdoor swimming pool) where you will stay for 2 night. Dinner is included for both nights
Challenge: 7 OR 11,7 km, 450 / 650 m ascent, 400 / 800 m descent, 4 / 5, 5 hrs.
Taxi transfer to the village of Los Machines de Franceses, situated in one of the most remote parts of the island. You will follow the historic “Camino Real de Los Machines”, walking via La Tosca (famous for its magnificent Canary Island Dragon trees) back to Barlovento.
Challenge: 11 km, 925 m ascent, 725 m descent, 5.5-6 hrs.
Morning transfer to the foot of Pico de La Nieve (2039m). Today’s route is along the edge of the deep Caldera de Taburiente. Then, a long descent along the "Camino Real", begins through pine forests and the so-called ‘Reventón’ until you reach the Virgen del Pino chapel. Then it's only a few km further to the Visitors Centre of the National Park where you take the Guagua to Llanos de Aridane.
Challenge:15 km, 420m ascent, 1420m descent, 6 hrs.
After a transfer to Los Brecitos, in the very heart of the Caldera de Taburiente National Park, you begin your exploration of this natural area descending to the bed of the Taburiente River. Walk toward the legendary Roque Idafe, a rock with a strange shape and with a special meaning for the native inhabitants of the island, with its striking Colouful Waterfall, dyed by the sulphur generated by the Caldera. A taxi will be arranged at the end of the route to go back to Los Llanos de Aridane.
Challenge: 16.5 km, 250m ascent, 900m descent, 6 hrs.
Today you can decide by yourself if you want to relax at the hotel, take a bus to the beach at Tazacorte or do another superb walk. We recommend taking the bus to the village of Fuencaliente (also called Los Canarios), which is located high above the southernmost point of the island. From here you walk to the volcano San Antonio. From the top you can see the Teneguia vulcano that erupted in 1971. Via one of the lava flows you walk to the lighthouses of Faro, where a traditional salt extraction company is also located. At the lighthouse you take the bus back to Fuencaliente / Los Canarios and then (after a transfer) continue to los Llanos
Challenge: 9 km, 60m ascent, 760m descent, 3 hrs.
Once and again, a taxi takes you to the start of a walk: at the foot of the Pico Birigoyo, at El Pilar recreational area. Here begins a dusty walk along the many volcanoes of Cumbre Vieja, with impressive views and a superb perspective of the craters on La Palma. The route ends in Fuencaliente where you take a GuaGua to Santa Cruz de la Palma in the afternoon, where your luggage is waiting for you at the hotel.
Challenge: 17 km, 550m ascent, 1200m descent, 6-6.5 hrs.
After breakfast your holiday on La Palma ends, unless you book extra nights. Transfer to the airport is included
This establishment has a special charm due to its traditional island architecture and it's location, right between the old towns centre and the newly created black gravel beach of Santa Cruz. Comfortable and functional rooms and good breakfast await you
Spectacular mountain hotel with a family atmosphere. Located 1 km away of Barlovento, with stunning views to the sea and the mountains and surrounded by the laurel forest.
Centric hotel, renovated in 2012, and located in Los Llanos de Aridane, just 3 km away from the beach Puerto de Naos. It has functional rooms with ensuite bathroom. Every morning they serve a Continental breakfast in their splendid terrace with spectacular views to the National Park of the Caldera de Taburiente.
You can start on any day of the week, subject to availability, throughout the year.
The nearest airport is Santa Cruz de La Palma (SPC)
On arrival and departure you have included transfers from/to airport to/from your accommodation.
GPS tracks are available on request.
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