Walking in a Group

La Palma in one week

Guided

La Palma in one week

885 € per person

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

La Palma - Gipfel, Vulkane und Caldera

Group size:      min. guaranteed 6 / max. 14 Persons


Duration:   8 days


Hotels:  Hotel Holiday Time   or   Hotel El Galeon


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This programme is for you if you usually do sports and have a good physical background; if you can walk steep slopes up and down and don’t have health problems; if you love nature, are environmentally friendly and are a regular hiker. 
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from 18 to 25 February 2023 · Booked up

from 15 to 22 April 2023 · Available

from 03 to 10 June 2023 · Available

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– Up to 20 days before the date of arrival, 100% refund without justifying reasons.
– Between 19 and 11 days before the arrival date, 50% refund or free of charge dates change.
– Between 10 and 3 days before the arrival date, 0% refund or free of charge dates change.
48 hours before the arrival date, 0% refund or date change with 50% penalty of total amount.
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What does this trip include?
  • Half board accommodation (breakfast + dinner)
  • All transfers by air-conditioned minibus, with a guide
  • 5 group trekking routes on La Palma
  • Visitor Centres and sites with paid access
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What is NOT included?

flights to and from your home city to La Palma are not included. However, if you prefer, we can take care of booking your domestic flight between the Canary Islands.

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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

     

    Ceniza del Volcan Cumbre Vieja en 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.

    Vista desde el Roque de Los Mucahchos hacia la Caldera de Taburiente

     

    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.

    Vista a la Caldera de Taburiente desde el camino GR131
    • Destination
    • Included
      Bed & Breakfast accommodation
      Guide
      in/out Airport transfer
      Liability and accidents insurance
      Transfers by taxi and regular bus
    • Not Included
      4WD transfer
      access permissions
      Aperitivo
      Arrival transfer
      Bebidas
      beverages
      Bicycle rental
      Bus transfers
      Cable-car
      Car Rental
      Courtesy lunch
      field telescope
      Half board accommodation
      HAVEN hanging tent
      Local flights + Ferry
      Luggage transfer
      Lunch
      Maps and printed descriptions
      snack
      Tasting
      Transfer by ship
      Traslado en 4x4
      Two nights in a hotel
    1
    Day 1

     La Palma - peaks, volcanoes and caldera Arrival on La Palma

    Transfer to the hotel in Santa Cruz de La Palma.
    Info meeting with the guide to discuss the hiking week.
    Hotel with breakfast: Hotel Holiday Time or El Galeon
    2
    Day 2

    Bosque prehistorico en el Cubo de La Galga La PalmaThe fairy tale forest

    from Cubo de La Galga

    We start our first hike Cubo de La Galga . On jungle trails with giant ferns, laurel trees and lianas we go to the lookout point La Somada Alta , where we enjoy a wonderful panoramic view over the east side.
    From here we walk down to the picturesque village San Bartolo . We stop at Doña Flora for lunch and enjoy typical Palmerian specialties in her restaurant.
    Then we continue hiking and cross the impressive Los Nogales Gorge , walk past banana plantations and vineyards to the viewpoint on Nogales Beach.

    Level 3 11 km | +450 m / -950 m


     
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    Day 3

    GR131 en La Palma desde el Roque de Los Muchachos hasta el Pico de La NieveAt the crater rim

    the Caldera de Taburiente

    Today we are hiking in heights. We cross all levels of vegetation on our journey to the highest peak on the island, the Roque de Los Muchachos . At 2,426 m, we have reached the subalpine zone and hike on the edge of one of the largest erosion craters in the world, the Caldera de Taburiente National Park. In addition to the breathtaking view into the crater with a depth of 2000 m, we see the island from the aircraft's perspective and the neighboring islands of Tenerife, La Gomera and El Hierr o.
    The particularly clear and clean air offers ideal conditions for the largest telescope in the northern hemisphere, the GTC, which is located up here. Endemic ravens accompany us on our hike to Pico de La Nieve .
    We stop for a break after the hike in Santa Cruz, at the Casa de los Balcones.

    Level 4 12 km | +590 m / -990 m


     
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    Day 4

     Santa Cruz - Casas de los Balcones Free day

    Sightseeing or relaxing on the city beach

    The small capital of the island is a pearl of colonial architecture. Once the third most important port under the Spanish crown, Santa Cruz still bears witness to the wealth from trade with America in the form of stately houses, plazas, churches and monasteries . It is considered one of the three most beautiful cities in the Canary Archipelago. An interesting island museum and constantly changing art exhibitions near Plaza España are worth a visit.
    TIP: On a short tour you can visit the Sanctuary of Las Nieves , which is located above Santa Cruz . Either via the Mühlenweg or the Processional you can reach the sanctuary after a good hour. Here, too, there is a place to stop for refreshments directly at the plaza of the church.

     
    5
    Day 5

    Salt pans in FuencalienteBig volcano round

    at the southern tip

    Today's hike takes us to the southernmost area of the island, where the Teneguía volcano rose in 1971 and kept the palm trees in suspense for 3 weeks. Today there are still hot crevices and a smell of sulfur to bear witness to the eruption.
    The path leads through colorful lava fields and vineyards to the salt pans of Fuencaliente on the southern tip. After a refreshment in the sea and lunch, the ascent begins past the Montaña Lagi and Montaña de Mago to Fuencaliente.

    Level 3 11.5 km | +707 m / -704 m


     
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    Day 6

    Vista desde El Tablado en el camino real GR130In the pristine north

    through deep gorges and picturesque villages

    For millions of years, the powerful forces of erosion have created the unmistakable image of the north with its deep gorges and imposing cliffs . We start in La Zarza and hike through untouched nature with its primeval forests and thickets, but also coastal paths and flower meadows. From Don Pedro we have a wonderful view over the north coast. The individual villages on the individual mountain ridges are impressive.
    After crossing the Fagundo Gorge we reach the picturesque village of El Tablado with a demanding climb, where we enjoy a well-deserved refreshment with Claire.
    For a break, go to Roque Faro , a restaurant with delicious typical Palmerian cuisine.

    Level 3 10 km | +643 m / -871 m


     
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    Day 7

    Crater de la Caldera de Taburiente Parque nacionalCaldera de Taburiente

    the National Park of La Palma

    Our last hike will be an adventure hike through the National Park ! Inside the approx. 8 km wide giant crater we hike from a height of 1,000 m through the pine forests and past endemic plants. We reach the only year-round flowing river in the Canaries, the Taburiente, which we will cross several times in the further course.
    Through the land of Acero with the sacred Idafefelsen of the indigenous people, we reach the Gorge of Fear of Death , which brings us some geological rarities with its submarine rock zone.
    After the hike we will pamper ourselves in Tazacorte with a delicious final dinner.

    Level 4 16 km | +120 m / -720 m


     
    8
    Day 8

    Departure

    Today it is time to say goodbye to La Palma or the beginning of the extended vacation.
    After checking out, you will be transferred to the airport.  

    TOUR LOCATION

    Discover the beautiful island of La Palma on foot with us. Guided walking tour with 5 scenically varied tours.

    PRICES / SERVICES

    Price from: 885 € per person
    The price includes:
    • 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
    The price does not include: flights, picnics and water for the hike, tips, private expenses.
    Price per person: (double room): 885 €
    Single room supplement : +210 €


    Accommodation

    Santa 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 nights

    It is possible to book a few extra nights before or after the hiking week or an extra week to relax.

    Difficulty level

    These 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 recommend

    Suitable 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).
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    FLIGHTS

    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:

    Binter Canarias     or     CanaryFly

    ... 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:

    Fred Olsen      or      Naviera Armas

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