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GR 131 on La Palma

Walking Stick Route: the challenge !!

GR 131 on La Palma

175 € per person

The Walking Stick route, along the GR 131, has a total distance of 66.3 km with ascents of almost 4,500 metres and descents of more than 4,000 metres. It is therefore considered a challenge even for experienced hikers. If you have already booked your accommodation and you feel like facing this challenge, we propose you to walk it in 3 stages. Each day we will organise transfers to and from your hotel or place of accommodation. You will also get useful information for each stage, as well as the GPX tracks. And at all times you will have us at hand for any questions or problems that may arise along the way. Join the challenge !

GR 131 the challenge of La Palma.  You take it?

3 stages to walk the GR 131 of La Palma at your own pace. With all the necessary transfers to and from your accommodation.

1st stage: from the Salinas to the Refugio el Pilar

2nd stage: from Refugio el Pilar to Pico de la Cruz

3rd stage: from Pico de la Cruz to Puerto de Tazacorte

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Perfectly marked trails

transfers included from your accommodation (round trip at each stage)

Mapa La Palma programa GR131

Hiking ON YOUR OWN

any date is possible:

What does this program include?

  • Information material – descriptive brochures for each stage
  • GPX Tracs–  to follow your tourss with your mobile device
  • Traslados en taxi – all necessary transfers for each route
  • Support 24h – we keep permanently in touch with you throughout your stay to solve any problem or doubt you may have

Any arrival date is possible

You decide your travel dates and programme start. All you have to do is let us know your accommodation.

WARNING: The route in stages along the GR131 requires good physical condition and walking safety and is only suitable for regular walkers.

IDEA: Interspersing a rest day between each stage can help you to successfully complete this programme.

Ruta por el GR131 en La Palma desde el Pico de La Nieve hasta el Paso

Transfers from Santa Cruz or from Cancajos

Self-guided hiking route

Any date is possible

GR131 on La Palma

The Walking Stick route, in three stages. Along the GR131 you will follow the Ruta de Los Volcanes in reverse, cross the central ridge of La Palma (wrongly called Cumbre Nueva) and climb up to Roque de Los Muchachos, before starting the steep descent to Puerto de Tazacorte.

  • 1st stage: from the saltpans in the south to Refugio del Pilar
  • 2nd stage: from Refugio del Pilar to Pico de La Cruz
  • 3th stage: from RPico de La Cruz to Puerto de Tazacorte

Walking distance in total: 66,3 Km.

 

Don’t miss out on the spectacular GR131 of La Palma!  We are waiting for you.

What customers say about us?

antonio urbiola
antonio urbiola
2022-07-15
Una visita a La Palma increible, hemos disfrutado de travesías diarias, un lujo que te lleven al lugar de inicio y te recojan puntualmente de vuelta al hotel, tranquilidad de tener todo bien organizado y un teléfono al que llamar en caso de dudas...Gracias a Natour y en nuestro caso a Alberto por su amabilidad y cercanía. INOLVIDABLE . Muy recomendable conocer esta isla con traslados organizados.
Indielarma
Indielarma
2022-06-19
Completed the 6 day Trails of La Palma tour with Natour last week. Some truly unforgettable hikes through amazingly varied and beautiful terrain. Organisation was great with taxi pickups and details of local buses where needed to get us back to our accommodation. The views from the Roque de los Muchachos was out of this world. The trails are tough with some serious climbs but if you’ve done the training this is a real bucket list experience.
Sarah Braungart
Sarah Braungart
2022-06-12
Excellent experience - helped me organise transport for GR131 through La Palma which can be tricky at times! Very helpful, quick to respond, flexible and it all worked out perfectly. Thank you! Can only recommend!
Ana Navarro Rodes
Ana Navarro Rodes
2022-06-04
Visitar El Hierro con Natour ha sido todo un acierto, muy profesionales. Han organizado un viaje que ha superado todas mis expectativas. Me he sentido atendida y cuidada en todo momento. Muy buena organización, planificación del viaje y de sus rutas, las cuales hemos realizado con unos extraordinarios guías que nos han enseñado lugares increíbles. Todo esto ha hecho de éste, un viaje inolvidable. Sin duda, volveré a confiar en vosotros para futuros viajes. Muchísimas gracias por la experiencia.
Birgit BJ
Birgit BJ
2022-05-31
The one week’s hike at El Hierro not only fulfilled my expectations, it went way beyond. The nature is astonishing, varied: mystical and misty woods, lava landscapes that look like huge piles of coal, lava with beautiful patterns, breathtaking views, sunrise and sunset at the deep-blue Ocean, and meadows looking like cut out of an English landscape. The routes were carefully chosen and covered all parts of the island. Never too long or too short, or too difficult. The local guide is a true goldmine of knowledge about nature, plants, geology, volcanology, legends, and history. The hotels were quiet and clean. A perfect holiday. I am already planning to go back.
JOSE MIGUEL MEZQUITA
JOSE MIGUEL MEZQUITA
2022-05-09
Excelente operador para ayudarte a planificar tu visita a este extraordinario lugar. Atentos y profesionales, si quieres moverte por la isla y conocerla a fondo lo mejor que puedes hacer es ponerte en manos de Alberto, que además es encantador. En La Palma en general y en esta empresa en particular uno nota un gusto por el trato y un deseo de que los visitantes disfruten y conozcan el lugar (y no sólo de que gasten dinero) que en otros destinos más concurridos y “maleados” de nuestro país desgraciadamente hace tiempo que ya no existe. Imposible recomendarles con más convencimiento.
Milana Tiahur
Milana Tiahur
2022-04-23
I booked 5 tours. 2 tours were cancelled, one of them was cancelled at 10pm the day before. I’m traveling around the islands and planned my stay in La palma based on these tours which was quite sad. The tours I’ve visited were nice and professional, no doubts
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  • Destination
  • Included
    Transfers by taxi and regular bus
    Maps and printed descriptions
    Liability and accidents insurance
  • Not Included
    4WD transfer
    access permissions
    Aperitivo
    Arrival transfer
    Bebidas
    Bed & Breakfast accommodation
    beverages
    Bicycle rental
    Bus transfers
    Cable-car
    Car Rental
    Courtesy lunch
    field telescope
    Guide
    Half board accommodation
    HAVEN hanging tent
    in/out Airport transfer
    Local flights + Ferry
    Luggage transfer
    Lunch
    snack
    Tasting
    Transfer by ship
    Traslado en 4x4
    Two nights in a hotel
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1st stage

Senderismo la Palma ruta de los Volcanes Salinas to Refugio el Pilar   

Early in the morning our driver will take you to the southern tip of La Palma. Next to the lighthouse of Fuencaliente the GR131 starts a permanent ascent.  Soon you will cross the Teneguía Volcano (eruption in 1971) and the San Antonio Volcano, before reaching the village of Fuencaliente, 650 metres above sea level. The GR131 route continues its relentless ascent to Volcán Martín, 1500 metres above the sea. A little further on are the twin craters of Las Deseadas, at the highest point of the Ruta de Los Volcanes (1949 metres above sea level). After enjoying some superb panoramic views, we start a gentle descent towards Refugio del Pilar (1450 metres above sea level), where today's stage ends. Our driver will be waiting for you to return to the hotel in Santa Cruz de La Palma.

  23,1 km |  +2140 m / -684 m


 
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2nd stage

Cumbre Nueva con vistas espectaculares en La Palma Refugio el Pilar to Pico de la Cruz   

Today our driver will take you back to the Refugio del Pilar to start the second stage of the GR131. The path continues gently along the Cumbre Nueva in the direction of Roque de Los Muchachos. But from El Reventón begins a vertiginous ascent along the edge of the enormous crater of La Caldera.  After passing the Pico de Las Ovejas, the trail begins to progress westwards, cresting the crater and leaving behind the Punta de Los Roques Refuge, the Pico de La Nieve and the Pico de La Cruz. Return to the hotel from Roque de Los Muchachos.

   21 km |  +1583 m / -765 m


 
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3rd Stage

From Pico de la Cruz to Puerto de Tazacorte 

Return to Pico de la Cruz. Shortly before reaching the Roque de Los Muchachos, situated 2,426 metres above sea level, you will cross the various astrophysical observatories that bear its name at the highest point of the island and continue on a permanent descent to the sea. From the top, spectacular views of La Caldera and other islands of the archipelago follow one after the other. After plunging into the pine forests of the west, you will reach the Torre del Time, 1160 metres above the sea, from where you can enjoy an amazing view of the entire Aridane Valley and the gorge that makes up the  Las Angustias ravine.  The GR131 continues its relentless descent through the Mirador del Time viewpoint until it reaches Puerto de Tazacorte. There, a refreshing swim in the sea awaits you before you return to your accommodation by regular bus.

   22,2 km |  +666 m / -2975 m


TOUR LOCATION

The most demanding route on La Palma is the The Walking Stick Route. With a distance of more than 65 km, the route can be tackled in 3 stages, although good physical condition is required. And each stage ends at one of the most significant points on the island. Undoubtedly, a unique experience for a route full of unforgettable moments.

PRICES / SERVICES

  • Price from: 175 € per person 
  • The price includes:
    • 3 Walking routes
    • Taxi and public bus transfers
    • Descriptive brochures for each stage
    • GPX Tracks to follow each stage on your mobile device
Single Suplement: +105 €

Book your next challenge - GR 131


Difficulty level

To successfully undertake the 3 stages of the GR 131 it is necessary to have a good physical condition, sure footing and no vertigo strong>. Depending on the time of year, temperatures can be extreme (hot and/or cold). For this reason, it is necessary to have adequate warm clothing at all times that can be removed in layers, as necessary. Some parts of the trail are on loose stone and other passages can be slippery. Although most of the path is loose, certain sections are quite aerial and require caution. The use of hiking poles is highly recommended.

Walking trails

La Palma has a well-signposted network of footpaths, of more than 1000 km. All the sections through which our routes run are perfectly marked. In addition to precise directions, you will receive a detailed map of the island.

We recommend

Appropriate hiking clothing and sturdy footwear. During the routes, it is necessary to have enough food and drink, as well as sun protection, a hat, light windbreaks and in the winter months take into account warm clothing. We offer free chestnut wood canes.

Singles

The program is suitable for solo travelers, although it is subject to the payment of a supplement.

It is possible to book for any date!