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La Palma GR131

INDEPENDENT SHORT TRIP

La Palma GR131

398 € per person

Enjoy an unforgettable experience on the beautiful island. 3 high voltage hiking routes, walking in stages along the GR131 of La Palma. From elevation 0, ascending to the Roque de Los Muchachos, at 2426 metres, through the highest peaks.

La Palma GR131: 5 days and 3 hikes along the Trail

 

Includes 4 nights in strategic accommodation, breakfast included. 3 days on tour with 3 hikes along La Palma GR131, in 3 stages, on your own. All necessary transfers for each route.

1st stage:   from Las Salinas to 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

Mapa La Palma programa GR131

SELF-GUIDED walking tours

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This programme is for you if you are in excellent physical condition; if you can cover steep slopes and have no vertigo or health problems; if you regularly do long walks and consider yourself a good sportsman, love nature and are respectful of the environment. . 
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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.

traslados en bus y taxi

taxi or bus transfers

transfers to each stage, by taxi or public bus

Holiday Time Santa Cruz de La Palma

accommodations

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

What does this programme include?       

  • Accommodations – 4 nights stay in different charming hotels, B&B
  • Videoconference information – personalised information by video-talk on your arrival day
  • Information material – maps to be picked up at the hotel reception, upon arrival
  • GPX Tracs – to follow your tourss with your mobile device
  • Taxi transfers – 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.

 

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    What does this trip include?
    • Accommodation with breakfast
    • Taxi transfers & public bus transfers
    • GPX Tracs
    • Support 24h
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    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 without justifying reasons.
    – 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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    TRAVEL INSURANCE

    Take out a Cancellation Insurance for your trip just for a few pounds and get a full refund of everything you would have paid, including your flights.

    GR131 on La Palma

    For a 5-day short trip, discover the most spectacular hiking route in three parts.

    Along the GR131 you will walk the Volcanoes Route in the opposite direction, you will cross the central ridge of La Palma (misnamed Cumbre Nueva) and the ascend to Roque de Los Muchachos, before starting the steep descent towards Puerto de Tazacorte.

    • 1st part: from Las Salinas to the Refugio del Pilar
    • 2nd part: from the Refugio del Pilar to the Roque de Los Muchachos
    • 3rd part: from Roque de Los Muchachos to Puerto de Tazacorte

    Total hiking tour: 66,3 Km.

     

    Don’t miss out on touring the spectacular GR131 on La Palma !! We wait for you.

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    …or our guided WALKING TOURS, with daily departures from all hotel and well organised transfers
    • 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 programa GR131Arrival on La Palma

    Transfer to the hotel in Santa Cruz de La Palma.
    Accommodation & breakfast: Hotel Holiday Time or similar
    2
    Day 2 - 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


    Accommodation & breakfast: Hotel Holiday Time or similar
    3
    Day 3 - 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


    Accommodation & breakfast: Hotel Holiday Time or similar
    4
    Day 4 - 3rd Stage

    Pico de la Cruz to Puerto de Tazacorte    

    Return to Pico de la Cruz. Shortly before reaching Roque de Los Muchachos, located 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 Barranco de 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 returning with our driver to Santa Cruz de La Palma.

       22,2  km |  +666 m / -2975 m


    Accommodation & breakfast: Hotel Holiday Time or similar
    5
    Day 5

    Departure

    Transfer to the airport for departure.

    TOUR LOCATION

    La Palma, a little island in the Spanish Canary Islands archipelago, located northwestern side from the african atlantic ocean, is an island with wooded and rugged terrain, dotted with volcanoes such as Cumbre Vieja and Teneguía, currently active. The island capital, Santa Cruz de La Palma, is a beautiful port town with narrow cobbled streets and houses with wooden balconies.

    PRICES / SERVICES

    • Price from: 398 € per person 
    • included:
      • 4 nights accommodation with breakfast
      • in/out Airport transfer
      • 3 Hiking tours
      • Taxi transfers and regular bus transfers
      • Luggage transfer, maps and printed descriptions
      • Meeting on arrival day
    Price per person: (double room): 398 € Single supplement: +185 €


    ACCOMMODATION

    according to availability:

    Santa Cruz:

    Holiday Time | El Galeon | Hotelito 27

    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 3 stages fromGR 131 it is necessary a good physical condition, steady walk andlack 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 La Palma, 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. We do offer wooden walking sticks for free.

    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!

    ¡Important!

    Before formalizing your booking accommodations availability must be requested

    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

    Take out Cancellation Insurance for your trip for few Pounds and ensure you get a full refund of everything you paid, including your flights.

    Valid in more than 35 different cases for health, legal, labour or extraordinary reasons.