Roof of the Island
From the Roque de Los Muchachos, 2,426 metres above sea level, our path skirts the peaks of the National Park with spectacular views of the entire island. Our way crosses several viewpoints and geological landmarks, such as the legendary Pared de Roberto. After leaving behind the various observatory domes, the trail ascends and descends gently towards Pico de La Nieve with the magnificent view of Pico del Teide on the horizon. All along the way we are accompanied by the dizzying drops into the crater and the spectacular view of La Caldera de Taburiente.
Guided hiking tour
Depart : 8:30 / 09:30
Arrival: 16:30 / 17:00
Hiking to the Roof of the Island
From the Roque de Los Muchachos (2,426 m), bordering the peaks of the National Park, we passed the Los Andenes viewpoint and crossed the legendary Roberto’s Wall. All the way we are accompanied by the extraordinary views over the gigantic crater that makes up the Caldera de Taburiente.
Tour from Roque de Los Muchachos
A walk to the Roque de Los Muchachos on the island of La Palma.
Since the highest peak of La Palma is accessible by road, more and more passionate about nature are called to ascend the Roque de Los Muchachos to contemplate the island from almost 2,500 meters of altitude. Spectacular old roads run through these peaks that were once crossed by their people, dragging goods from one side of the island to the other.
Hiking along the GR131
Our tour begins at the Roque de Los Muchachos (2,426 meters) and runs through the rim along the GR131 to Pico de La Cruz (2,351 meters). Immediately we discover the imposing cliffs that flow into La Caldera de Taburiente: cliffs with a fall of up to 1,000 meters that form a semicircle of 27 km in perimeter. The views are spectacular and they reveal every little corner of the island. Our path winds gently through the row of peaks between small ascents and descents.
Mirador de Los Andenes
When we arrive at the Mirador de Los Andenes the view is directed towards the north. From east to west you can see all the little villages overlooking its steep coasts. The entire north of La Palma is covered by a blanket of green vegetation.
A little further on the path crosses a basalt stone wall that seems to have been built by the hand of man. Roberto’s Wall, the origin of innumerable legends, originated as a consequence of the cooling of a magmatic mass that rose through a crevice in the mountain. Erosion and the passage of time have exposed this basalt dike.
The Roque de Los Muchachos observatory
The Roque de Los Muchachos Astrophysical Observatory is located very close to the highest peak: El Roque de Los Muchachos. Different metal domes house the cosmic observation instruments belonging to different European countries.
We reach the Roof of the Island
The last section of our path leads us to the highest peak on the island: El Roque de Los Muchachos. We are now 2,426 meters above sea level, and we dominate the entire island from a bird’s eye view.
Departure locations :
From all accommodations on La Palma (check pick-up points and departure time at the reservation calendar)
Walking distance : 6 Km
Total ascent: + 150 m.
Total descent: + 300 m.
Walking time: 3,5 h
We recommend suitable hiking clothing and sturdy footwear. During the routes, it is necessary to have enough food and drink, as well as sun protection, cap, light windbreaker and warm clothing in the winter months. We offer wooden sticks for free.
Due to weather conditions or unforeseen issues, there may be changes to the tour itinerary. You will be informed as soon as possible.
Further questions ?
Walking tour offered through La Palma Transfer & Tours – for any enquiries about pick up time, bookings or tour details, please call the telephone number below.
+ 34 822 09 09 53
We will be happy to help you and answer any questions you may have!
Departure Time08:30 / 09:45
Return Time16:30 / 17:30
Dress CodeComfortable clothing / sturdy shoes
IncludedBus transfersGuideLiability and accidents insurance
Not Included4WD transferaccess permissionsAperitivoArrival transferBebidasBed & Breakfast accommodationbeveragesBicycle rentalCable-carCar RentalCourtesy lunchfield telescopeHalf board accommodationHAVEN hanging tentin/out Airport transferLocal flights + FerryLuggage transferLunchMaps and printed descriptionssnackTastingTransfer by shipTransfers by taxi and regular busTraslado en 4x4Two nights in a hotel
Meeting point with your car: Mirca - La Candelaria church, 9:45 a.m.
once the tour is finished ...
- Santa Cruz de La Palma
- Iglesia de Las Nieves
- Mirador de La Concepción