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La Palma walking tour
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La Palma walking tour

La Palma walking tour

Trekking on the Isla Bonita; volcanic landscapes and cloud forest

  • A paradise for trekking: well-marked walking routes through tranquil and varied landscapes
  • The Caldera de Taburiente National ParkLunar landscapes & cloud forests
  • Hand-picked quality accommodation in strategic points of the island for walking
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Route

Start: Los Cancajos        Finish: Los Cancajos

Day 1: Arrival on La Palma
Day 2: Los Franceses to Barlovento (12 km)
Day 3: Los Tilos - La Laguna - Barlovento (9 - 15 km)
Day 4: From Pico de la Nieve to Virgen del Pino chapel (16 km)
Day 5: La Caldera de Taburiente (16,5 km)
Day 6: From El Pilar to Fuencaliente (17 km)
Day 7: The Bejenado Peak (13 km)
Day 8: End of program

Day 1:    Arrival on La Palma

Arrival on La Palma airport. A taxi will be waiting to take you to your first accommodation, in the nearby village of Cancajos. In you arrive early, you will have plenty of time to take a bus and visit the capital Santa Cruz de la Palma or relax by the swimming pool or at the beach.

Day 2:    Los Franceses to Barlovento (12 km)

Early in the morning a taxi transfer is arranged to go to one of the hidden corners of the island: los Franceses. A breathtaking route with impressive views along the Camino Real, going past the hamlet of La Tosca, with its magnificent Dragon trees. The route ends at the hotel arranged for tonight and tomorrow, with indoor and outdoor swimming pool. Dinner is included in this accommodation for both nights

Challenge: 12 km, 750m ascent, 550m descent, 4.5 - 5 hrs.

Day 3:    Los Tilos - La Laguna - Barlovento (9 - 15 km)

Taxi transfer to the cloud forests of Los Tilos, a UNESCO nature reserve of laurel forests, from there, you will traverse an area of lush vegetation as you walk up to the crater to reach La Laguna de Barlovento, a reservoir set in the heart of La Palma’s laurel forest. At La Laguna you head to Barlovento, passing terraced orchards on your way north. There is option to extend your hike today taking a lovely there-and-back detour from Los Tilos to the vista point at “El Espigón Atravesado”. 

Challenge: 9 km, 470m ascent, 350m descent, 3.5-4 hrs.

Optional extension (totals): 15 km, 720m ascent 600m descent, 5 hrs.

Day 4:    From Pico de la Nieve to Virgen del Pino chapel (16 km)

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. Transfer to los Llanos de Aridane.

Challenge:16 km, 300m ascent, 1250m descent, 6 hrs.

Day 5:    La Caldera de Taburiente (16,5 km)

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.

Day 6:    From El Pilar to Fuencaliente (17 km)

Once and again, a taxi takes you to 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. Transfer back to Los Llanos de Aridane in the afternoon.

Challenge: 17 km, 550m ascent, 1200m descent, 6-6.5 hrs.

Day 7:    The Bejenado Peak (13 km)

After a taxi transfer, the hike starts at La Cumbrecita, where the ascent to the Bejenado Peak begins. A steep and challenging ascent to the summit (1854m), with the reward of achieveing sweeping views over the Caldera de Taburiente, el Teide peak, los Llanos de Aridane, or the sea of clouds coming from the eastern part of the island… the icing of the cake! The route ends at the National Park Visitors Centre, where you will be picked-up by the taxi to continue back to Cancajos.

Challenge: 13 km, 500m ascent, 1000m descent, 5-5,5 hrs.

Day 8:    End of program

After breakfast your holiday on La Palma ends, unless you book extra nights. Transfer to the airport is included

'standard' hotels

The hotels on this trip have been carefully selected for their location, atmosphere and/or unique services. All rooms are en-suite. Some of the hotels we work with appear here. If a certain hotel is unable to confirm due to lack of availability, we will request a similar one and inform you about the alternative booked. 

Extra nights:

Extra nights can be booked at any of the accommodations along the way..

Hacienda San Jorge (Los Cancajos)
Hotel Hacienda San Jorge (Los Cancajos)

This establishment has a special charm due to its traditional island architecture, its landscapes and its rural surroundings. The Hacienda de San Jorge rises between a group of builidings with the style of a small palm village, with beautiful façades painted with traditional colours. Comfortable and functional rooms in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.  

www.hsanjorge.com

Hotel La Palma Romática-La Palma eu
Hotel La Palma Romática (Barlovento)

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. 

www.hotellapalmaromantica.com

Hotel Valle de Aridane- Los Llanos de Aridane
Hotel Valle Aridane (Los Llanos de Aridane)

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. 

www.hotelvallearidane.com

practical info

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.

included

Included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 2 dinners
  • Transfer from airport to first accommodation
  • Transfer from last accommodation to airport
  • Luggage transport on days 1, 4 and 7
  • Transfers according to programme 
  • Detailed route notes and maps in English
  • 24-hour telephone assistance, just a phone call away

Not Included

  • Flights to and from Canary Islands
  • Other meals
  • Other transfers
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, phone calls, extra transfers, etc.
  • Any items that have not been specifically mentioned in the program

Extras

  • Additional night/s can be booked at any of the standard accommodations along the way
  • Single Room Supplement(s)
  • Solo Traveller Supplement
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