La Palma REAL
Hiking week with 6 walks, including luggages transfer & personal transfers, maps, descriptions & GPX-files – Difficulty: ▲▲▲△△
6 incredible walks on the GR130 & 131 of La Palma
Waymarked trails + GPX directions
transfers included (taxi and/or regular bus)
Order our telescopic poles for 14 € each.
3 small charming hotels:
- Hotel El Galeón (Santa Cruz de La Palma)
- Hotel La Palma Romántica (Barlovento)
- Hotel Holiday Time (Santa Cruz de La Palma)
TOURS AND ACCOMMODATION:
Arrival in La Palma
Coastal Path: Los Sauces - Puntallana
the Laurel Forests: Los Tilos - Barlovento
The rugged north coast: Barlovento - Franceses
Picturesque hamlets: Franceses - Roque del Faro
Walking on the Clouds: Roque - Pico de La Nieve
The Volcanoes Route: Refugio del Pilar - Fuencaliente
What does this programme include?
Accommodations – 7 nights in 3 different little accommodations through out your saty on La Palma,
Information – face-to-face and personalised information, on your arrival day.
Information material – maps to be picked up at the hotel reception, upon arrival.
GPX Tracks – to follow your tours with your mobile device.
Taxi transfers & public bus 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.
Choose your dates now and book your trip !
Any arrival date is possible – You decide your travel dates and programme start. However, we must first request availability to the accommodations.
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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Highlights of the trip:
GR 130 & GR 131
Ravines and villages in the north of La Palma
Laurisilva forests and volcanic landscapes
Diversity of landscapes and trails by the sea
La Palma hiking
With no more than 724 square kilometres, the ridges of La Palma rise vertiginously from 0 to 2500 metres in an instant. This is why it deserves the honour of being among the highest in the world, in relation to its surface area. Its climatic diversity is due to the mountainous mass that divides the island in two and generates different microclimates with their respective landscapes. The north side receives the humidity of the Atlantic and boasts an incredible semi-tropical vegetation. However, the west side has trees with a Mediterranean aspect, made up of pine forests and low scrubland. The south, of recent volcanic origin, is more desert-like and often sun-drenched. It was in a small strip in the south-west that the recent Cumbre Vieja volcano was produced. Fortunately, none of the routes of La Palma hiking have been affected.
La Palma REAL in words
La Palma hiking on the Coastal Path, from Puntallana to San Andrés
The GR130 is a path that runs along the old Caminos Reales (Royal Roads) and goes all along the north coast of La Palma. Our route starts in Puntallana, 400 metres above the sea. From there the path heads gently towards the coastline. It crosses three impressive ravines, always along the edge of a cliff that drops vertically towards the sea. It crosses countless banana, avocado, mango and pineapple plantations and heads towards the idyllic village of San Andrés, home to the island’s first landowners.
La Palma hiking through the laurel forests, from Los Tilos to Barlovento
As in other places in the north, in the forest of Los Tilos we find dense laurel forests together with a very particular endemic flora. Los Tilos was the place where the declaration of Biosphere Reserve was initiated, later expanding it to the rest of the island. In addition to a beautiful waterfall that can be visited before starting the route, we can obtain interesting information about its fauna and flora at the Visitor Centre. With this background, we can now start our way to the Mirador de Las Barandas, along the PR LP 7. Then we still have to enter the Barranco de la Herradura ravine and reach the Laguna de Barlovento before finishing at the hotel.
The rugged north coast, from Barlovento to Franceses
Barlovento is located 600 metres above the sea and, as its name indicates, it receives the wind from the north-east almost constantly. From here the GR130 continues westwards, passing through the Bosque de Dragos de La Tosca and tiny hamlets until it reaches the district of Gallegos. It’s worth a refreshment in the only bar in the area. Marlenny is a Venezuelan woman of Palmeros ancestry who runs a characteristic place where you can have lunch and get your strength back. And now it’s time to cross the last ravine, perhaps the most spectacular. The GR130 descends along the cliff to the height of the sea to climb again towards Franceses, the end point of this route.
Franceses – El Tablado – Roque del Faro on the GR130
Probably one of the most impressive, but also one of the toughest routes. After a short transfer, the driver drops us off at the place where we finished yesterday. From there, following the route of the GR130, we descend steeply down a zigzagging path to climb back up to El Tablado. Fortunately in El Tablado there is Claire who runs a small shop and serves as a supply point. Here we leave the GR130 to begin an ascent to Roque del Faro along the PR LP 9. This is a circular path that takes you back to Franceses, passing Roque del Faro. But first you will cross the Barranco de La Magdalena ravine with its impressive laurel forests.
The Caldera peaks: from Roque Muchachos to Pico La Nieve
Today we change tack. Our trail will be the GR131. This is a summit of La Palma hiking trail that skirts the entire crater of La Caldera de Taburiente, before heading south. From the Roque de Los Muchachos, at 2426 metres, we will walk eastwards, leaving behind the Astrophysical Observatory, a group of telescopes of different nationalities. The route offers permanently spectacular views of La Caldera de Taburiente, towards the north and south of La Palma and on the horizon, towards the islands of Tenerife, La Gomera and El Hierro. But on this route we will cross such peculiar landmarks as the Pared de Roberto, the Mirador de Los Andenes or the Pico de La Cruz, before reaching the Pico de La Nieve.
The Volcanoes Route: Refugio del Pilar – Fuencaliente
The Volcanoes Route is a classic of La Palma. It is probably the mythical route of the Isla Bonita. Not only because of the recent eruption at Cumbre Vieja (which did not affect this route) but also because of the exotic landscapes and the possibility of walking through an environment of recent volcanoes of extraordinary beauty. The starting point is at Refugio del Pilar, 1450 metres above sea level. From there, the path is marked GR131 in a southerly direction. After leaving the pine forest area behind, the first craters of the San Juan volcano, barely 70 years old, appear. From then on, the volcanoes follow one after the other in a breathtaking scenery that leaves no one indifferent. The final point of the route will be Fuencaliente, after crossing new pine forests in the south. Fuencaliente is known for its wines and for the exquisite almendrados, which you will be able to taste after the route.
La Palma weather
The Canary Islands offer very stable and spring-like weather throughout the year. However, the central summer months can also be hot. The best months to enjoy La Palma hiking tours are from October to May..
La Palma trails
The trails are well signposted, with markings and posts in three colours: green, yellow and red. Red belongs to the long distance trails. Green to local trails. Yellow to small footpaths. You can get additional information on Senderos de La Palma web site.
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Arrival to La PalmaInformative meeting in our office to explain all the details of the routes.
Coastal Path, from Los Sauces to PuntallanaA short transfer takes you to Los Sauces, the agricultural epicentre of the region. From its lively square the GR 130 trail descends through banana and yam farms towards the sea, along the edge of the spectacular Barranco del Agua ravine. San Andrés is an idyllic village connected to the coastal path that runs southwards, crossing 3 spectacular ravines. The breathtaking views from the cliffs remain throughout the entire walking route, as you pass through a myriad of orchards with avocado and mango trees and vineyards. Puntallana, the end point of your first route, offers bars and kiosks in its square where you can refresh yourself with a good beer on arrival. The return to Santa Cruz de La Palma takes only 10 minutes by regular bus (line 100 - every hour).
14 km | +835 m / -690 m
Accommodation + breakfast: Hotel El Galeón
Hike through the laurel forests, from Los Tilos to BarloventoShort transfer to Los Tilos forest, in whose ravine there is a spectacular 40 m high waterfall surrounded by lush vegetation. The Visitor Centre is worth a visit and offers interesting information about the endemic flora and fauna of this forest. The trail climbs first to the Las Barandas viewpoint and continues across the spectacular ravine of La Herradura, where there are innumerable giant ferns and centenary trees. Finally, after leaving the Laguna de Barlovento behind, the route ends at the Barlovento accommodation itself.
11 km | +650 m / -570 m
Accommodation + breakfast: Hotel La Palma Romántica
The rugged north coast, from Barlovento to FrancesesToday the route starts directly at your hotel. After breakfast, the GR 130 signs will take you to La Tosca, a picturesque hamlet with enormous centenary dragon trees, from where there is a spectacular view of the entire north coast. But the path continues its route, crossing areas of orchards until it reaches Gallegos, an idyllic rural enclave perched on a slope 300 metres above the sea. Here you can enjoy a good lunch in the Marleney bar, before continuing on to Franceses. Now it's time to cross one of the most spectacular ravines before the route ends. And after a brief rest on arrival, enjoying the breathtaking views of the cliff-top coastline, the 120 bus will take you back to Barlovento.
10 km | +647 m / -860 m
Accommodation + breakfast: Hotel La Palma Romántica
Picturesque villages on the GR130: Franceses - El Tablado - Roque del FaroOur driver will take you, in a 20 minutes transfer, to the point of Franceses where you will take the GR 130. And from there the path descends steeply to the sea and then takes a zigzagging ascent towards El Tablado. This is a village that retains a delightful rural charm. There is still a tiny inn where you can have a refreshing drink before starting the ascent to Roque Faro. The GR130 gives way to the PR LP 9.1 trail, which is circular in nature and crosses lush landscapes of extraordinary greenery on its ascent. When we reach Roque Faro we find the legendary tasca Casa Reyes, where the exquisite goat stew in sauce allows us to regain our strength after the relentless climb. Return by bus line 120 to Barlovento.
9 km | +1140 m / -626 m
Accommodation + breakfast: Hotel La Palma Romántica
Superb summits of La Caldera: from Roque to Pico de La Nieve along the GR131After a transfer to the Roque de los Muchachos, at an altitude of 2426 m, the GR 131 trail runs along the edge of La Caldera, one of the largest erosion craters in the world. Leaving behind the various observatories of the Astrofísico de Canarias, the trail progresses slightly downhill through Los Andenes, with the imposing view of the islands of Tenerife, La Gomera and El Hierro on the horizon. Leaving the Pico de La Cruz (2,351 m) behind, the GR 131 heads south, offering spectacular views of both sides of the island. A little further on rises Pico de La Nieve (2,239 m), marking the end of this impressive route. But you will still have to descend to the road where the taxi awaits to take you to Santa Cruz de La Palma
12 km | +598 m / -1086 m
Accommodation + breakfast: Hotel Holiday Time
Along the mythical Volcanoes Route: Refugio del Pilar - FuencalienteThis is perhaps one of the most spectacular and iconic routes on La Palma. The GR 131 crosses the ridge of the southern mountain range of La Palma, showing a volcanic landscape of enormous drama. The trail starts at 1450 metres above sea level and on the gradual ascent you will be able to observe from the heights the smoking crater of the recent eruption (September 2021). It is a walking route through a succession of contemporary eruptions and ancient volcanic cones from remote times. Las Deseadas are two mounds that, at almost 2,000 metres high, mark the turning point of the route. But there is still the Martin Volcano (October 1646), a beautiful crater that begins to mark the end before penetrating the pine forests to the south and ending in the village of Fuencaliente. Return by regular bus 200 or 201.
17,3 km | +632 m / -1376 m
Accommodation + breakfast: Hotel Holiday Time
DepartureTransfer to the Airport for your departure.
Enjoy the lush north of the island, with lush, untouched vegetation. Passing through impressive green jungles and crossing spectacular cliffs with fantastic views over the Atlantic.
Subject to availability:
HOTEL EL GALEÓN
Small city hotel located on the southern tip of Santa Cruz de La Palma. It enjoys beautiful views of the harbour and the crater of La Caldereta. On the roof terrace there is a huge solarium and just a few steps from the hotel we enter the traditional district of San Telmo, the Plaza de Santo Domingo and the Circo de Marte theatre, as well as the pedestrianised centre of Santa Cruz.
Large and comfortable apartment-style rooms equipped with kitchenette and balcony-terrace, with partial view of the harbour and the mountains.
The El Galeón hotel is a suitable accommodation to enjoy the first two nights in Santa Cruz de La Palma.
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.
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 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.
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.
Do you have any questions? I am happy to help you. I will answer any questions you may have!
It is also possible to book some additional days, before or after the hiking week, or an additional week to relax.
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.
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.
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.
The program is suitable for single travelers, although it is subject to an additional charge.
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: 695 € per person
- 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: +230 €
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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