Top of the island

...Roque de Los Muchachos

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    Top of the island

    ...Roque de Los Muchachos

    [guided hiking tour]
    Since the highest mountain on La Palma has been accessible by road, more and more nature-lovers feel the urge to climb Roque de Los Muchachos to look down on the island from an altitude of nearly 2,500 metres. Spectacular old paths cross these peaks, and they were used by the islanders taking their wares from one place to another. Our route starts at the Roque de Los Muchachos (2.426 meter), running over the mountains to the Pico de la Cruz (2351 metres). We immediately discover the impressive precipices that lead to La Caldera de Taburiente: cliffs over 1000 metres high that form a semi-circular rim with a perimeter of 27 kilometres. The views are spectacular, revealing every last corner of the island. Our path winds gently up and down though the mountain peaks. When we get to Los Andenes Look Out Point, we look north. From east to west, we can see all the tiny little villages clinging to their coastal cliffs. The whole of the north of La Palma is covered with a mantle of green vegetation. A little further on, the path goes through a stone wall that appears to be man-made. La Pared de Roberto (Roberto’s Wall), origin of innumerable legends, was created as the result of the cooling of a mass of magma that rose up and out of a crack in the mountain. Time and erosion have exposed this basalt dyke. The Roque de Los Muchachos Astrophysics Observatory is located very close to the highest peak: Roque de Los Muchachos. A series of metal domes house instruments for observing space belonging to different European countries.
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    Details
    detail time
    Duration: 3,5 h
    detail distance
    Distance: 6 km
    detail trek height
    Altitude: +150/-300
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    detail trek gradient
    easy middle strenuous
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    Bus meeting point
    Wednesday
    Los Cancajos: 9:30 h
    Puerto Naos: 8:30 h
    Princess Hotel: 8:15 h

    Saturday
    Los Cancajos: 9:30 h
    Puerto Naos: 8:30 h
    Princess Hotel: 8:15 h

    detail trek cart € 44,00
    Reserve
    On booking, if you PAY WITH CARD (up to 20 days in advance)
    you’ll get 8% discount

    ... Or you can only RESERVE per email to info@natour.travel and pay once in La Palma (without discount) in our office in Los Cancajos or Puerto Naos.

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    If you have a car and you want to use it
    Meeting point:
    Main road LP4, junction Pico La Nieve, KM25


    € 32,00
    Reserve
    On booking, if you PAY WITH CARD (up to 20 days in advance)
    you’ll get 8% discount

    ... Or you can only RESERVE per email to info@natour.travel and pay once in La Palma (without discount) in our office in Los Cancajos or Puerto Naos.

    ...important!

    Suitable clothing and trekking shoes are recommended.

    Eating and enough to drink. To take sun protection, hat, wind /rain jacket and warm clothes for the winter months is also important. We offer gratis our guests on the tours our rustic wooden walking sticks. Feel free to bring your own hiking equipment.

    Download actual PDF leaflet (below)

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