Bus tour to the Roque
Spectacular excursion to the highest point of La Palma, with views from more than 2,400 m above the sea. After reaching the Roque de Los Muchachos and taking short walks between the viewpoints, enjoying the extraordinary view of La Caldera from the above, the tour points northwards, visiting the farmers’ market in Puntagorda, Tijarafe, Mirador del Time and the new volcano in the middle of the Aridane Valley.
Sightseeing Bus Tour
Depart: 8:30 / 9:30 am
Arrival: 4:30 / 5:30 pm
The Roque Bus Excursion
A spectacular view from 2,400 m above La Palma on the Roque Muchachos excursion, with the islands of Tenerife, La Gomera and El Hierro on the horizon. After crossing the highest point of the island and enjoying the spectacular Roque de Los Muchachos, we travel north with its indescribable nativity. We visit the Puntagorda market and stop at the Mirador del Time.
Astrophysical Observatory of the Canary Islands
Excursion to the highest point of the island. Until we reach the Roque de Los Muchachos, situated 2,426 metres above sea level, we leave behind us five different levels of vegetation on a vertiginous ascent to the highest point of La Palma.
The summit viewpoints on the Roque Muchachos excursion
An extraordinary perspective opens up before us, showing the grandeur of the Crater of La Caldera de Taburiente from a bird’s eye view. The silhouettes of the neighbouring islands of Tenerife, La Gomera and El Hierro can be seen on the horizon. Various viewpoints extend over the crests and show us the smallest details of every corner of the island. Due to the pure air and the absolute darkness of its nights, this enclave has become a privileged setting for astronomical observation. Its immense vantage point houses one of the largest observatories in the world: the Roque de Los Muchachos Astrophysical Observatory.
The Puntagorda street market
Now the winding road leads us westwards on a rapid descent towards the coast. The beautiful pine forests give way to a sea of almond trees, whose blossom will be in January, in a landscape of steep terraces and small traditional bodegas. Puntagorda and its Farmer’s Market welcome us with open arms to show us their exquisite specialities and interesting artisan products.
El Time and Tazacorte
The route along the west coast crosses Tijarafe and reaches the majestic Mirador del Time, where we can enjoy a magnificent view over the Barranco de Las Angustias ravine, the plains of the Aridane Valley and the spectacular southern mountain range, also known as the Ruta de Los Volcanes (Route of the Volcanoes). After crossing the enormous canyon through which the waters of the Taburiente River flow, we pass by the picturesque Puerto de Tazacorte and Villa de Tazacorte, before heading back to the hotels.
The Roque de Los Muchachos
It was a place of worship for the aborigines. A place of initiation for Guanche adolescents. Today, it is a technological centre for observing the firmament.
Departure locations :
We pick you up to mostly each accommodation on La Palma (check pick-up points and times in the booking calendar).
Visited areas :
The itinerary of this excursion will be on the Roque + Northwest area from La Palma
Short walks :
The approximate duration of each walk is about 45 minutes. These walks are optional and, if you prefer, you can stay on the bus during this time.
We recommend wearing comfortable clothes and bringing something warm and sporty shoes. In addition to stopping at the various viewpoints, we will also make a stop where there are places to eat or have a bite to eat. Payment is at your own expense.
Don’t forget to take it with you! The landscapes are so extraordinary that they deserve to be remembered 🙂
Due to adverse weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances, the itinerary of the excursion may change. You will be informed as soon as possible.
Further questions ?
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail or telephone:
+34 922 433 001
We will be happy to help you and answer any questions you may have!
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IncludedBus transfersGuideLiability and accidents insurance
Not Included4WD transferaccess permissionsAperitivoArrival transferBebidasBed & Breakfast accommodationbeveragesBicycle rentalCable-carCar RentalCourtesy lunchfield telescopeHalf board accommodationHAVEN hanging tentin/out Airport transferLocal flights + FerryLuggage transferLunchMaps and printed descriptionssnackTastingTransfer by shipTransfers by taxi and regular busTraslado en 4x4Two nights in a hotel
The Roque de Los Muchachos and the Astrophysical Observatories on La Palma