La Palma walking holidays
Week from 15th to 22th April 2023<< Get to know the diversity of La Palma's landscape in the course of a week and experience with us the unforgettable impressions of the contrasts in vegetation, landscape forms and panoramic views on characteristic hikes. Young volcanoes, jungle-like laurel forest, steep coasts, deep gorges and subalpine mountain landscape - all this is waiting for you. 5 hikes with English-speaking hiking guide + refreshments + accommodation with breakfast + transfers.
5 best hikes La Palma in 1 week, in a small group::
Includes 7 nights in a small charming hotel in Santa Cruz de La Palma, with breakfast. 5 best hikes La Palma, walking in a small guided group. As well as the necessary transfers for each route.
1- Enchanted Forest at “Cubo de La Galga”
2- The Caldera crater rim
3- Great Volcano Route
4- The unspoiled north
5- The Caldera de Taburiente
Group size: min. guaranteed 6 / max. 14 Persons
Duration: 8 days
Hotels: Hotel Holiday Time or Hotel El Galeon
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With a firts payment of 150 €, book now and guarantee your space on this group. …and pay the rest 20 days before the arrival date.
from 18 to 25 February 2023 · Booked up
from 15 to 22 April 2023 · Booked up
from 3 to 10 June 2023 · Booked up
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Highlights of the trip:
Caldera de Taburiente National Park.
Jungle-like laurel forest, young volcanic landscapes and sub-alpine mountain scenery.
Culinary La Palma – Stop for refreshments on all hiking days.
What to see in La Palma
The Isla Bonita is one of the most rugged islands in the world. In an area of just 724 square kilometres, the highest peak rises imposingly to 2426 metres above the sea. What’s more, the island is split into two halves by the central mountain range that divides it. One half is the green island. The other half is sunnier, with vegetation reminiscent of Mediterranean areas. In the south, volcanoes of recent eruptions proliferate. The Cumbre Vieja is the mountain range that divides the south of the island between east and west.
Participating in a hiking group we will walk through the most characteristic landscapes of La Palma. Here are the routes
Hiking in a group: the routes
Enchanted Forest at “Cubo de La Galga”
Trail through the north-eastern ravines, in the ravine known as Cubo de La Galga. Undoubtedly one of the best routes on La Palma. A protected natural area of enormous botanical interest. Endemic species live and develop in a very humid environment. The landscape takes us back to the lush forests of the tertiary era. But fortunately the dinosaurs are missing.
The Caldera crater rim
It is the highest point on La Palma. Several astronomical observatories have been set up around it. Along the ridges of the Roque we find the GR131, an extensive long-distance footpath of 84 km. And near the Roque de Los Muchachos we will find splendid viewpoints from where we can observe La Caldera and the whole island from a bird’s eye view, as well as La Gomera, El Teide and El Hierro. Without a doubt, walking parts of the GR131 is to walk along one of the best routes on La Palma.
Great Volcano Route
In the south of the island we find a splendid volcanic landscape. San Antonio and Teneguía are two recent craters that can be explored on one of the best routes on La Palma. The original Ruta de Los Volcanes starts at Refugio del Pilar and ends in Fuencaliente. The great circuit through the southern volcanoes is the continuation of this route, which descends to the sea and returns to Fuencaliente.
The unspoiled north
Over hundreds of thousands of years, erosion has carved deep ravines in the north of La Palma.
ravines in the north of La Palma. The arrival of man brought civilisation. Following the course of the animals, the best passages were defined to establish paths between the ravines. And it was on the backs of these ravines that the incipient population settled. Today, walking along these ancient paths is one of the best routes on La Palma.
The Caldera de Taburiente
It is the heart of the island, not only because of its shape. It is situated in the very centre and was declared a National Park in 1954. La Caldera is a huge erosion crater. Its volcanic activity dates back to a very remote past. The walk inside the crater is one of the best routes on La Palma. It starts at 1050 metres above sea level and descends steadily until it reaches the ravine. The old tobacco farms are still tended by hermit dwellers. The high cliffs of La Caldera favour a favourable climate with little rainfall. However, abundant springs provide enough water for the whole Aridane Valley.
Our guided hiking group is designed to get to know the island in depth and incorporates a day of relaxation in the middle of the week.
This hiking package, joyning a guided closed group, allows you to know the island in depth, including a rest day in between.
IncludedBed & Breakfast accommodationGuidein/out Airport transferLiability and accidents insuranceTransfers by taxi and regular bus
Not Included4WD transferaccess permissionsAperitivoArrival transferBebidasbeveragesBicycle rentalBus transfersCable-carCar RentalCourtesy lunchfield telescopeHalf board accommodationHAVEN hanging tentLocal flights + FerryLuggage transferLunchMaps and printed descriptionssnackTastingTransfer by shipTraslado en 4x4Two nights in a hotel
Arrival on La PalmaTransfer to the hotel in Santa Cruz de La Palma.
Hotel with breakfast: Hotel Holiday Time or El Galeon
The fairy tale forest
from Cubo de La Galga
11 km | +450 m / -950 m
At the crater rim
the Caldera de Taburiente
12 km | +590 m / -990 m
Sightseeing or relaxing on the city beach
Big volcano round
at the southern tip
11.5 km | +707 m / -704 m
In the pristine north
through deep gorges and picturesque villages
10 km | +643 m / -871 m
Caldera de Taburiente
the National Park of La Palma
16 km | +120 m / -720 m
DepartureToday it is time to say goodbye to La Palma or the beginning of the extended vacation.
Discover the beautiful island of La Palma on foot with us. Guided walking tour with 5 scenically varied tours.
PRICES / SERVICESPrice from: 885 € per person
- 7 nights in Santa Cruz, with breakfast & dinner inc.
- Arrival and departure transfer
- 5 hikes with transfer
- English-speaking hiking guide
- Information meeting on the day of arrival
AccommodationSanta Cruz: Hotel Holiday Time or Hotel El Galeon
Implementation guarantee from 6 people (up to max. 14 people).If the minimum number of participants is not reached, the organizer can withdraw from the travel contract no later than 21 days before the start of the journey.
Additional nightsIt is possible to book a few extra nights before or after the hiking week or an extra week to relax.
Difficulty levelThese hiking routes are considered demanding. It is not suitable for people who suffer from fear of heights, as some paths lead through narrow passages. Some sections of the trail can be slippery due to loose stones and / or wet spots, especially in rainy weather. Good health and physical condition are a prerequisite for participating and enjoying the routes.
We recommendSuitable hiking clothing and sturdy hiking shoes. During the hikes it is necessary to eat and drink enough, as well as sun protection, a hat, a light windbreaker and warm clothing in the winter months. Telescopic hiking sticks (wooden hiking sticks are available from us free of charge).
Because we know that flying to LA PALMA is not easy, we help you find the best options:
If you can't find a suitable direct flight, try flying to TENERIFE or to GRAN CANARIA. From there, you can easily reach LA PALMA by local flights or ferry.
Fly to LA PALMA (SPC) from Tenerife (TFN) or from Gran Canaria (LPA) with one of these local airlines:
... but if your flight lands at Tenerife South Airport (TFS), you may prefer to combine it with a nice fast-ferry sea crossing (3 hours) from Los Cristianos harbour with:
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