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La Palma SPECIAL

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La Palma SPECIAL

785 € per person

Hiking week with 6 walks, including luggages transfer & personal transfers, maps, descriptions & GPX-files – Difficulty: ▲▲▲△△

Hiking La Palma 

Hiking La Palma

6 essential walks

▸ Includes 7 nights in 2 little charming hotels, bed & breakfast basis.

▸ 6 walks through the most characteristic places of La Palma.

▸ All transfers organised by taxi or public bus.

from

673 £

per person

The 6 more relevant walks on La Palma

One-week trip

Waymarked trails + GPX tracking files

transfers included (taxi and/or regular bus)

Order our wooden poles for 2 € each.

two small charming hotels:

  • Hotel Holiday Time  (Santa Cruz de La Palma)
  • Hotel Benahoare (Los Llanos de Aridane)

traslados en bus y taxi

taxi or bus transfers

luggage transfers from hotel to hotel at each stage and transfers of people, by taxi or regular buses

Hotel Benahoare

accommodations

3 small charming hotels, with breakfast (more information in Hotels tab)

Cueva de los piratas en Tijarafe - La Palma

6 walks

of approx. 10 ~14 km each to discover the most characteristic features of La Palma.

TOURS AND ACCOMMODATION:

Arrival in La Palma

  • Airport pick-up and transfer to hotel
  • 1st night in Santa Cruz de La Palma > Hotel Holiday Time

Laurel forest and northeast coast

  • walking distance:  13 Km
  • ascent: + 741 m
  • descent: – 912 m
  • 2nd night in Santa Cruz de La Palma > Hotel Holiday Time

The Cumbre Nueva

  • walking distance:   11 Km
  • ascent: + 175 m
  • descent: – 790 m
  • 3rd night in Los Llanos de Aridane > Hotel Benahoare

Poris de Candelaria: the Pirates Cave

  • walking distance: 9 Km
  • ascent: + 890 m
  • descent: – 926 m
  • 4th night in Los Llanos de Aridane > Hotel Benahoare

The Riachuelo valley

  • walking distance:    10 Km
  • ascent: + 704 m
  • descent: – 300 m
  • 5th night in Los Llanos de Aridane > Hotel Benahoare

Climb to the Bejenado peak

  • walking distance: 12,5 Km
  • ascent: + 735 m
  • descent:  – 1.150 m
  • 6th night in Los Llanos de Aridane > Hotel Benahoare

Volcanoes and Saltpans

  • walking distance: 19 Km
  • ascent: + 526 m
  • descent: – 1.420 m
  • 7th night in Santa Cruz de La Palma > Hotel Holiday Time

departure

  • transfer to the airport

with 7 nights hotel 

Difficulty

Niveau 3
This activity 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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What does this programme include? 

con Alojamiento Accommodations  – 7 nights in 2 different little accommodations through out your saty on La Palma, B&B

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ICONO - VIDEOCONFERENCIA

Information  –  face-to-face and personalised information, on your arrival day.

mapa Information material – maps to be picked up at the hotel reception, upon arrival.

ICONO GPX GPX Tracks –  to follow the walks on with your mobile device.

Taxi transfers & public bus transfers  – all necessary transfers for each route.

ICONO 24h-Service Support 24h – we keep permanently in touch with you throughout your stay to solve any problem or enquiry you may have.

 

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ICONO EQUIPAJE Any arrival date is possible – You decide your travel dates and when to start. However, we must first request availability to the accommodations.

ICONO Calendario Booking: With an initial payment of 150 € (per person), book now and guarantee your trip. Pay the rest amount 15 days before your arrival date. We will confirm your reserve within 24 hours. But in the case of accommodations  unavailability, we will refund the paid amount or propose alternative dates. 

  785 € per person in double room
2 persons

|   Supplement for single room use
(and 3rd person): + 245 €

  Solo Traveller (1 person only):  1.280 €

Further information …

What is NOT included?

Flights to and from your home city to La Palma are not included.

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Cancellation Policy
– Up to 14 days before the date of arrival, 100% refund.
– Between 13 and 7 days before the arrival date, 75% refund or free of charge dates change.
– Between 6 and 3 days before the arrival date, 50% refund or free of charge dates change.
48 hours before the arrival date, 0% refund or date change with 20% penalty of total amount.
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    Highlights of the trip:

    Caldera de Taburiente National Park.

    Laurisilva forests, recent volcanic landscapes, impressive ravines and subalpine scenery.

    Gastronomy of La Palma: lunches in typical local restaurants after each route.

    Hiking La Palma, walking routes on La Palma

    La Palma Cumbrecita

    The island of La Palma, with just 724 square kilometres, rises majestically to 2,426 metres above sea level and is one of the most rugged in the world.  The central mountain range that divides the island generates different microclimates that differentiate the vegetation on each side. On the east side, we see evergreen heather and green lush forests.  In contrast, the west side has Mediterranean-type vegetation, with pine forests and scrubland such as rockrose. Although La Palma has recently suffered a very devastating eruption, the damage is confined to a small strip of the island in the southwest. The entire northern half of La Palma has lived relatively untouched by this eruption and its effects are not felt at all today.  The trails in the north of La Palma still offer the same scenery as before and remain as beautiful as ever. Our SPECIAL program offers you the 6 essential routes in La Palma:

     

    Hiking La Palma in the north

    Along the coast and the cliffs of the northeast.  

    Puntallana is the starting point. The GR130 is a long-distance footpath that runs along the north coast and crosses one ravine after another. At 400 meters above the sea, the path leads gently towards the coast. We will pass over Los Nogales beach and cross the Barranco de La Galga ravine on our way to San Andrés.

    The laurel forests of Los Tilos 

    The forest of Los Tilos was the forerunner in the subsequent declaration of Biosphere Reserve for the whole island.  Its enormous botanical interest, formed by rare endemic species with a flora typical of the tertiary era. From there, the path leads slowly towards Barlovento, crossing a plant world of extraordinary beauty.

    The dragon trees of La Tosca, from Barlovento to Franceses Dragos on La Palma in the northwest side

    Barlovento is the most northeastern village of La Palma and is situated on a promontory, 600 metres above the sea. From there, the GR130 takes us through the Dragontrees de La Tosca, crossing the trails in the north of La Palma. After leaving the village of Gallegos behind, we cross the most exquisite ravine before reaching Franceses.

    The north in depth

    From Franceses, situated in the beautiful northern half of La Palma, we have a spectacular view of all the cliffs of the north. And from there our trail leads us to Roque Faro, experiencing the deep north of La Palma. It is a circular trail that then descends towards El Tablado and returns to Franceses, showing the most beautiful side of the villages and customs in the north of La Palma.

    Walking along the northern coastline

    Descenso desde la Cumbre Nueva hasta la Ermita de Virgen del Pino

    Today we continue along the GR130 towards Santo Domingo de Garafía, enjoying unparalleled scenery. We pass Don Pedro and enter El Mudo, a sparsely inhabited area regularly dominated by the wind. The path continues its gentle descent, crossing many goat enclosures until it reaches the village of Santo Domingo.

     

    Walking along the ridge of La Caldera de Taburiente

    The Roque de Los Muchachos, at 2426 metres, is the highest point on La Palma. It is home to the Astrophysical Observatory, a compendium of telescopes of different nationalities. The GR131 footpath crosses all these sites on a long, 84-kilometre trail, which can be walked in sections. The various viewpoints along the entire crest area offer splendid bird’s eye views.  It is an indescribable spectacle, with La Caldera at our feet as well as the whole island. If the sky is clear, it is possible to see the islands of La Gomera, El Teide and El Hierro. All the trails in the north of Hiking La Palma end up at crossroads leading to the Roque de Los Muchachos.

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      • Destination
      • Included
        Bed & Breakfast accommodation
        in/out Airport transfer
        Liability and accidents insurance
        Luggage transfer
        Maps and printed descriptions
        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
        Guide
        Half board accommodation
        HAVEN hanging tent
        Local flights + Ferry
        Lunch
        snack
        Tasting
        Transfer by ship
        Traslado en 4x4
        Two nights in a hotel
      1
      Day 1

      Mapa La Palma SPECIAL Arrival in La Palma

      Transfer to the hotel in Santa Cruz de La Palma.
      + Hotel Holiday Time (or similar - Santa Cruz de La Palma)

       
      2
      Day 2

      Los Tilos bosque de laurisilva en La Palma From the laurel forest through the northeast coast

      In the first part of the hike, you will discover the prehistoric laurel forest and in the second part you walk over one of the most beautiful stretches of the Camino Real runs through the north-east of the island (1). Climbing up and down through the gorges, this road was used as a link between the villages. In addition to the bananas, which are grown on the island, you walk through lush, succulent vegetation with a constant view of the Atlantic Ocean.

      Niveau 3         13 km |  +741 m / -912 m

      + Hotel Holiday Time  (or similar)

       
      3
      Day 3

      Cumbre Nueva con vistas espectaculares en La Palma Cumbre Nueva

      On this trail (2), which is part of the GR131 hiking route, you will enjoy magnificent views on both sides of the island. You will walk leisurely along the ridge until you reach the Reventón. The descent along the old connecting path between east and west runs through a beautiful old pine forest until you reach the 800-year-old pine tree - the oldest on La Palma - at the hermitage of the Virgen del Pino.

      Niveau 2          11 km |  +175 m / -790 m


      + Hotel Benahoare  (or similar - Los Llanos de Aridane)

       
      4
      Day 4

      Costa del noroeste de Tijarafe Poris de Candelaria

      This hike (3) on the northwest side of La Palma leads to Poris de Candelaria. The impressive bay under a huge rocky outcrop, popularly known as smugglers' or pirates' bay, is now used by locals as a weekend retreat.  

      Niveau 3     9 km |  +890 m / -926 m


      + Hotel Benahoare  (or similar)

       
      5
      Day 5

      La Palma Cumbrecita

      From Riachuelo to the Cumbrecita

      At the foot of the Cumbre Nueva, today's route runs through imposing rock formations, crossing watercourses and old water galleries.  From the Riachuelo Valley, the path heads towards a splendid balcony overlooking the Caldera de Taburiente: the La Cumbrecita viewpoint. Centennial pines and almond trees make up a beautiful path of permanent ascents and descents. From La Cumbrecita you can walk to the Mirador los Roques, at an altitude of 1,300 m, from where there is a spectacular view of La Caldera. From there a circular path leads to the Mirador de las Chozas and back to La Cumbrecita. Return to the hotel by taxi.  

      Niveau 2        10 km |  +704 m / -300 m


      + Hotel Benahoare  (or similar)

      6
      Day 6

      Pico Bejenado una montaña con una vista panorámica Pico Bejenado

      The 1854 m high Pico Bejenado is a volcano that rises in the centre of the island and closes the crater of the caldera to the south. The ascent to the panoramic mountain is one of the classic hikes (5) on La Palma and offers a fantastic panoramic view over the island and into the crater of the national park.  

      Niveau 3        12,5 km |  +735 m / -1150 m


      + Hotel Benahoare  (or similar)

      7
      Day 7

      Volcanoes and salt pans

      A varied route (6) with a fascinating volcanic landscape awaits you on your last hike. Geologically, it is the youngest part of the Canary Islands, with the San Antonio Volcano and the Teneguía Volcano, which is only 50 years old. But the vineyards and salt pans in the far south also characterize the image of the municipality of Fuencaliente - an impressive final walk!

      Niveau 4          19 km | +526 m / -1420 m


      + Hotel Holiday Time  (or similar)

      8
      Day 8

      Departure

      Transfer to the airport for departure.

      TOUR LOCATION

      La Palma, located in northwestern side from African Atlantic ocean, belongs to the Spanish Canary Islands archipelago. Its rugged and wooded terrain is dotted with volcanoes such as Teneguía and Cumbre Vieja. Santa Cruz de La Palma, is the capital and a beautiful port town with narrow cobbled streets and houses with wooden balconies.

      ACCOMMODATION

      Subject to availability:

      Holiday Time Santa Cruz de La Palma

      HOTEL HOLIDAY TIME

      Small emblematic hotel with 16 rooms. With an excellent location, in front of the extensive urban beach of Santa Cruz de La Palma. The hotel is close to pedestrian areas, with leisure and atmosphere, while maintaining the tranquillity that its guests demand.

      Holiday Time Habitación Santa Cruz de La Palma The rooms on the north side offer a romantic view of the Plaza de Los Cantores, with large flamboyant trees with beautiful red flowers. The south side faces the sea, with spectacular views of the urban beach of Santa Cruz. Breakfast is buffet style with a full assortment of fruits and cold meats, as well as yoghurts, coffees and teas, to start the day with energy.

      Hotel Benahoare

      HOTEL BENAHOARE

      Located in the heart of Los Llanos de Aridane, in front of the square that houses the Archaeological Museum and surrounded by pedestrian areas. The Benahoare Hotel is a modern building exquisitely decorated, offering all the comfort of a small city hotel.

      Hotel Benahoare

      Its rooms offer great views of Pico Bejenado, Cumbre Nueva and La Caldera de Taburiente. And on the rooftop there is a spectacular solarium with a swimming pool.

      Los Llanos de Aridane is a dynamic town of 20,000 inhabitants, with an open and cosmopolitan atmosphere, with charming corners of traditional style that invite you to stroll and enjoy its sunny atmosphere.

      Holiday Time Santa Cruz de La Palma

      HOTEL HOLIDAY TIME

      Small emblematic hotel with 16 rooms. With an excellent location, in front of the extensive urban beach of Santa Cruz de La Palma. The hotel is close to pedestrian areas, with leisure and atmosphere, while maintaining the tranquillity that its guests demand.

      Holiday Time Habitación Santa Cruz de La Palma The rooms on the north side offer a romantic view of the Plaza de Los Cantores, with large flamboyant trees with beautiful red flowers. The south side faces the sea, with spectacular views of the urban beach of Santa Cruz. Breakfast is buffet style with a full assortment of fruits and cold meats, as well as yoghurts, coffees and teas, to start the day with energy.

      Miguel

      Travel organisation

      Do you have any questions? I am happy to help you. I will answer any questions you may have!

      Additional overnights

      It is also possible to book some additional days, before or after the hiking week, or an additional week to relax.


      Difficulty

      To successfully achieve the 6 Tours it is necessary a good physical condition, steady walk and lack of vertigo. According to the year season, temperatures can be extreme (hot and/or cold). Therefore, it is necessary to have suitable warm clothes permanently, to be removed as layers if necessary. Some parts of this trail include passages with slippery loose stone. Although most of this trail is roomy enough, certain sections are quite aerial and require caution. Using hiking poles is highly recommended.


      Trails

      La Palma has a well signposted network of trails, over 1000 km long. All sections where from our tours are perfectly marked. In addition to the detailed map of Lanzarote, you will get from us precise indications of each route and assistance from the hotline on your walks.


      We recommend 

      Appropriate hiking clothing and sturdy footwear. During the tours, it is necessary to have food and drink enough, as well as sun protection, a cap, wind jacket and, in the winter months, warm clothing.


      Singles

      The program is suitable for single travelers, although it is subject to an additional charge.


      Luggage transfer

      We move your luggage from one accommodation to next, so on your hikes you should only carry a backpack with the essentials of the day. For the whole trip, it is recommendable to use a single suitcase, not bigger than 20 kg.


      You can book at any date!


      Price do not include flights, dinners, and picnics. 

      You can book at any date!

      PRICES / SERVICES

      Price from: 785 € per person 

      included

      • 7 hotel nights with breakfast
      • in/out Airport transfer
      • 6 Hiking tours
      • Taxi transfers and regular bus transfers
      • Luggage transfer, maps and printed descriptions
      • Meeting on arrival day

      The price does NOT include:

      • Flights to/from La Palma
      • Lunches and dinners

      Single supplement: +495 €

      Booking:

      With a firts payment of 150 € (per person), book now and guarantee your trip. Pay the rest amount 15 days before your arrival date. We will confirm your reserve within 24 hours. But in the case of accommodations  unavailability, we will refund the paid amount or propose alternative dates.


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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

        ERGO-Versicherung

        TRAVEL INSURANCE

        Request our Cancellation Insurance for your trip for a bit extra and ensure you get a full refund of everything you paid, including your flights.

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