6 great walks in 1 week

La Palma HIGHLIGHTS

SELF-GUIDED | WITH TRANSFERS

La Palma HIGHLIGHTS

775 € per person

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

La Palma Highlights

GR 131 La Palma por la Ruta de los Volcanes con la Caldera de Taburiente en La Palma

La Palma HIGHLIGHTS – 

6 essential walks in 1 Week:

La Palma Highlights includes 7 nights in small charming accommodations, breakfast included + 6 self-guided breathtaking walks on each area of the island.  All necessary transfers included to enjoy and discover the best of La Palma.

The 6 more relevant walks on La Palma

One-week trip

Waymarked trails + GPX directions

transfers included (taxi and/or regular bus)

Order our telescopic poles for 14 € each.

small charming hotels:

  • Hotel Holiday Time  (Santa Cruz de La Palma)
  • Hotel La Palma Romántica (Barlovento)
  • 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)

Caldera de Taburiente en 2 días

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

Enchanted Forest

  • walking distance:  10,9 Km
  • total climbs: + 615 m
  • total drops: – 521 m
  • 2nd night in Barlovento > Hotel La Palma Romántica

The northern ravines

  • walking distance:   9,8 Km
  • total climbs: + 507 m
  • total drops: – 734 m
  • 3rd night in Barlovento > Hotel La Palma Romántica

Poris de Candelaria: the Pirates Cave

  • walking distance: 8,7 Km
  • total climbs: + 832 m
  • total drops: – 843 m
  • 4th night in Los Llanos de Aridane > Hotel Benahoare

The Caldera de Taburiente

  • walking distance:    14 Km
  • total climbs: + 237 m
  • total drops: – 1.098 m
  • 5th night in Los Llanos de Aridane > Hotel Benahoare

The Volcanoes Route

  • walking distance: 17,3 Km
  • total climbs: + 632 m
  • total drops:  – 1.376 m
  • 6th night in Santa Cruz de La Palma > Hotel Holiday Time

Walking on the Clouds

strenuous option:

  • walking distance: 19,9 Km
  • total climbs: + 430 m
  • total drops: – 1.888 m

 

comfortable option:

  • walking distance: 11,3 Km
  • total climbs: + 326 m
  • total drops: – 836 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 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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What does this programme include? 

con Alojamiento Accommodations  – 7 nights in 3 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 your tours 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 doubt you may have.

 

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

ICONO Calendario 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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Get in advance !!  …and get a 10% discount for bookings made 90 days before the arrival date.

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Get in advance !!  …and get a 10% discount for bookings made 90 days before the arrival date.

  775 € per person in double room
2 persons

|   Supplement for single room use
(and 3rd person): + 165 €

  Solo Traveller (1 person only):  1.090 €

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 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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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.

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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.

    About La Palma Highlights

    Crater de la Caldera de Taburiente Parque nacional It is one of the most rugged in the world. With barely 724 square kilometres, it rises majestically to 2426 metres above the sea. Its central mountain range divides the island into two distinct parts. In the east, Monteverde abounds, and in the west, Mediterranean forests. La Palma has just suffered one of the most destructive eruptions in its history. The Cumbre Vieja is a mountain range with recent volcanism that divides the southern part of the island. It is here that some of the best routes on La Palma take place: the Ruta de Los Volcanes. But the new volcano arose at a lower elevation and devastated a wide swathe of extensively populated areas. The programme we propose here includes the 6 key routes, which take place in natural spaces and protected areas, unaffected by this eruption:

    The best tours of La Palma

    Laurel forest

    Trail through the north-eastern ravines in Los Tilos. 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 northern ravines

    Over hundreds of thousands of years, erosion has carved deep 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.

    Poris de Candelaria

    Also known as Cueva de Los Piratas, although it was never visited by pirates. El Cueva de los piratas en Tijarafe - La Palma Porís de La Candelaria is located on the cliffs in the northwest. From the northern village of Tijarafe, an old royal road leads down to the sea. El Porís was a fishing enclave in ancient times. The cave houses contained inside the huge grotto give a picturesque view of this place. Swimming in the sea is only possible when the sea is calm. The path runs along the next ravine and ascends to El Jesús, on the opposite side.

    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.

    Great tour of the volcanoes in the south

    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.

    snake head flower at Roque de Los Muchachos on La Palma Roque de los Muchachos

    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.

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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 - Rutas programa Highlight Arrival to La Palma

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

       
      2
      Day 2

      Los Tilos Barranco La Palma

      Enchanted Forest

      Taxi transfer to the begin of the walk The Laurel Forest  in Los Tilos.
      ] In this first route the vegetation is of a lush and exuberant green, with huge laurels, heathers and giant ferns. It is a primitive forest of prehistoric origin. At the beginning of the route we find a spectacular waterfall that takes us back to a magical world between the splashing of the water and the cooing of the wild pigeons.
      ] The path starts with a demanding ascent to the Mirador de Las Barandas viewpoint. From there there is a spectacular view of the sea with the nucleus of Los Sauces and San Andrés in the distance. The route continues along the bed of the Barranco de la Herradura ravine until it reaches La Laguna de Barlovento, where the next accommodation is located.
      Niveau 2    10,9 km |  +615 m / -521 m
      + Hotel Palma Romántica (or similar - Barlovento)

       
      3
      Day 3

      Vista desde El Tablado en el camino real GR130

      The Northern Ravines

      Following the old Camino Real, nowadays signposted as GR 130, today's walk takes you from the same accommodation to the remote village of Franceses through spectacular ravines.
      After leaving behind the tiny neighbourhood of La Tosca, populated by a centenary Dragos Forest, the route continues along the edge of the cliffs that border the coast, in a grandiose scenery. The route goes past small villages like La Palmita or Topaciegas until it reaches the neighbourhood of Gallegos, where there is the possibility to enjoy a well-deserved refreshment or eat a tapa in Marleny's bar.
      ...And now it will be time to cross the last and most spectacular of the ravines until arriving to Franceses. This is the last stage of an impressive route. From Franceses, the return to Barlovento is done by regular bus, with a frequency of two in two hours.
      Niveau 3     9,8 km |  + 507 m / - 734 m
      + Hotel Palma Romántica (or similar - Barlovento)

       
      4
      Day 4

      bajada a la costa del noroeste de Tijarafe

      Poris de Candelaria: the Pirate's Cave

      The northwest is known for its dry climate and fabulous sunsets. Its vegetation also differs greatly from that of the eastern side of La Palma. And it is in this sunny environment where the route to the Pirate's Cave takes place.
      The transfer takes you to Tijarafe, 640 m above sea level. The route starts directly in the village. The path descends zigzagging down to a deep blue sea until you reach the Porís de Candelaria. It is a huge grotto carved by the waves where the locals have built small caves and little houses used on weekends for fishing or to let the time pass by.
      After an appropriate rest next to the sea, now it is time to take the path again in an ascending direction. The path crosses the Barranco del Jurado ravine and starts a relentless ascent to the neighbourhood of El Jesús.  At the end of the climb, we discover the prize: a small craft brewery awaits us to refresh and recover our strength after the hike. Return to Los Llanos by regular bus, every hour.
      Niveau 4     8,7 km |  + 832 m / - 843 m
      + Hotel Benahoare (or similar - Los Llanos de Aridane)

       
      5
      Day 5

      Caldera de Taburiente Parque nacional

      Caldera de Taburiente

      Today's walk takes you to the heart of the island. The Caldera de Taburiente National Park is a place steeped in history and geologically relevant. With a river that flows all year round, small waterfalls and cascades, pillow lavas that emerged from the deep sea and vertical walls with falls of up to 2000 metres.
      The transfer takes you to Los Brecitos, access gate to La Caldera located at 1050 m of altitude. From there the path descends through a fragrant pine forest towards the interior of La Caldera. After reaching the camping area, you will have to cross the stream for the first time, stone by stone.
      And after a break, the descent continues through El Reventón until reaching the Barranco de Las Angustias, where a short visit to the mythical Cascada de Los Colores (Colours Waterfall) is necessary. Now the path continues along the bed of the ravine, crossing the stream several times until you reach La Viña, where the driver will be waiting for you to return to the hotel.
      Niveau 3     14 km |  + 237 m / - 1.098 m
      + Hotel Benahoare (or similar - Los Llanos de Aridane)

       
      6
      Day 6

      Volcan San Antonio en Fuencaliente La Palma

       The Volcanoes Route

      From the Refugio del Pilar, at 1450 metres above sea level, the GR131 begins its ascent up the Cumbre Vieja.  The path goes through beautiful pine woods, leaving behind some spectacular viewpoints to La Caldera.
      Along this hike you will walk through an impressive volcanic landscape of recent formation. Las Deseadas, 1949 metres above the sea, are twin peaks that mark the end of the ascent.
      In the descent towards Fuencaliente there are still some very striking volcanoes, such as the Martín Volcano, with beautiful reddish tones.  The route ends in the southern village of Fuencaliente.
      Niveau 3     17,3 km |  + 632 m / - 1.376 m
      + Hotel Holiday Time (or similar - Santa Cruz de La Palma)

       
      7
      Day 7

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

      Walking on the clouds

      Today we climb to the top! Via a winding road, the driver will drop you off at Pico de la Cruz, 2,351 metres above the sea.  From there you will walk along the GR 131 along the edge of La Caldera to El Paso.
      A magnificent trail with spectacular views over the whole island and a breathtaking view of neighbouring islands of Tenerife, La Gomera and El Hierro. The GR131 borders all the enormous crater, passing by the Pico La Nieve, the Pico de la Sabina and La Erita, an enclave that was the meeting place for the aborigines of La Palma, with cave engravings.
      From the Punta de Los Roques a continuous descent starts until the central summit, wrongly called Cumbre Nueva. And a zigzagging Camino Real continues until the Ermita de La Virgen del Pino. But you still have to continue to the La Caldera Visitor Centre, where you return to the hotel by regular bus (every 1/2 hour).
      Comfortable option: If you prefer a more relaxed walk, it is also possible to start your walk at Roque de Los Muchachos, ending at Pico de La Nieve (pick-up organised by taxi).
      Strenuous option:  Niveau 4     19,9 km |  + 430 m / - 1.888 m
      Comfortable option:  Niveau 3     11,3 km |  + 326 m / -  836 m
      + Hotel Holiday Time (or similar - Santa Cruz de La Palma)

       
      8
      Day 8

      Departure

      Transfer to the airport for departure.

      TOUR LOCATION

      Get to know the diverse landscape of La Palma over the course of a week. Discover the essence of the island with the La Palma Highlight programme through spectacular walking routes, such as the Caldera de Taburiente, the Bosque de Laureles and the Cumbre Vieja Volcanoes.

      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 La Palma Romantica

      HOTEL LA PALMA ROMÁNTICA

      Hotel La Palma Romantica is an ideal place for hiking and nature lovers. This charming mountain hotel is surrounded by a wooded area. The rooms are comfortably furnished with wooden furniture and feature a balcony or terrace with sea or mountain views. The suites also have a seating area, while the bungalow suites have a hot tub and a fireplace.

      Hotel La Palma Romantica Its spacious rooms maintain the character of a mountain hotel, with a warm and welcoming decoration that blends in fully with the exuberant nature of its surroundings. The hotel is located at an altitude of 750 metres above the sea, in an area of enormous lushness.

      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.

      PRICES / SERVICES

      rates for bookings less than 90 days in advance

       7   | 8 days:

        855 € per person in a double room (2 persons)
      | Supplement for single use (...and for 3rd person) + 165 €.

      INCLUDED:

      • Arrival & departure transfers
      • 7 hotel nights with breakfast - 3 charming hotels
      • Descriptions for 6 hiking routes
      • Maps, information materials and GPX files
      • Meeting on arrival

      NOT included:

      • Ferry or flights to/from La Palma
      • Lunches & dinners

      Singles

      The program is suitable for single travelers, although the final price is different due to higher costs:

        Solo Traveller ....  1.199 €


      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.


      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 Walks 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

      The Canary Islands has a well signposted network of trails. 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.


      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!


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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

        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.