Self Guided

La Palma SMART

short hiking trip - 5 days

La Palma SMART

550 € per person

The ideal hiking getaway for a long weekend. The SMART programme is a La Palma self guided walking tours and offers you the 3 most emblematic walks. Includes all necessary transfers and is combined with 5 days of stay in small charming accommodations: Los Manantiales de Marcos y Cordero; La Caldera de Taburiente; La Ruta de Los Volcanes.

Weekend getaway to La Palma self guided walking tours:

Includes 4 nights in a small charming hotel, breakfast included. 3 indispensable routes to walk on your own.  With all necessary transfers included.

Spend a long weekend and enjoy the 3 most special La Palma self guided walking tours:

The Marcos & Cordero springs

The Volcanoes tour

Caldera de Taburiente

Idea:  This 5-day hiking on La Palma can be extended to a week, with a rest day between each route.

Mapa programa La Palma Smart

SELF-GUIDED walking tours

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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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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
traslados en bus y taxi

taxi or bus transfers

transfers to each tour, by taxi or public bus

Holiday Time Habitación Santa Cruz de La Palma

accommodations

for your stay on La Palma, we have chosen a little charming hotel on the seafront of Santa Cruz de La Palma.

What does this programme include?       

  • Accommodations – 4 nights stay at Holiday Time Hotel, B&B
  • 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 Tracs – to follow your tourss with your mobile device
  • Taxi transfers – all necessary transfers for the self guided walking tours
  • 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.

Idea: This 5-day hiking on La Palma can be extended to a week, with a rest day between each route.

Choose your dates and book now !!

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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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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.

What to see in La Palma?

Throughout the year there are plenty of opportunities to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city and spend a long weekend in La Palma, walking the most emblematic routes. You can also discover the new crater from the recent eruption of Cumbre Vieja. The lava only damaged a small strip of the island, although it was overpopulated and therefore caused a great deal of damage. 

Traditionally, La Palma has been an island that has distinguished itself for its beauty and extraordinary nature. And that is why it is also known for its spectacular hiking routes. Three are the most characteristic routes that you should never miss when visiting the island. And these three can be solved in a long weekend in La Palma. 


Self guided walking tours for a weekend in La Palma

The Marcos and Cordero Springs  

From the neighbourhood of Las Lomadas, in the northeast of the island, a winding track winds its way up to Casa del Monte. From there you have to walk along a canal until you reach the Marcos and Cordero springs. The path continues downhill towards Los Tilos. The forest of Los Tilos, with its spectacular vegetation, is the culmination of an interesting route that is very appropriate for the summer season. 

The Volcanoes RouteRuta de Los Volcanes

The Cumbre Vieja is the setting for this spectacular hike. The route runs well above where the new volcano erupted. It is a 17-kilometre trail that reaches high altitudes. It starts at Refugio del Pilar, 1450 metres above sea level, and climbs up to 2000 metres. The entire Cumbre Vieja is a huge volcano with countless craters.  There have been 7 eruptions on this summit in recent history. The last volcano erupted only a few months ago.

The Caldera de Taburiente

It is one of the largest erosion craters in the world. With a diameter of 10 km and a perimeter of 28 km, La Caldera was declared a National Park in 1954. It is an area where tobacco used to be grown on several private estates. The origin of the property dates back to the time of the conquest in 1493. The adelantado Alonso Fernando de Lugo appropriated the richest areas in compensation for his conquest efforts. 

A weekend on La Palma is a relatively short period of time. But with the three proposed routes you will get a complete overview of our island.

  • 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 programa La Palma SmartArrival to La Palma

Transfer to the hotel in Santa Cruz de La Palma.
Bed+ Breakfas: Hotel Holiday Time or similar
2
Day 2

Los Nacientes en La Palma Los TilosThe "Marcos & Cordero" springs     

Transfer to Los Tilos Forest (1) and second transfer on 4WD to "Casa del Monte",  1400 meters above the sea and starting point of the tour to "Marcos & Cordero" springs. Crossing the 13 narrow tunnels you reach the springs and then descend through an impressive forest of prehistoric vegetation, with giant ferns and huge laurels.

Niveau 4      12 km |  +150 m / -1000 m


Bed + Breakfast: Hotel Holiday Time or similar
3
Day 3

Ruta de los Volcanes con la Caldera de Taburiente en La PalmaVolcanoes Route     

The second hike happens in a geologically active region of recent creation: the Volcanoes Route (2). After a short transfer to the Refugio del Pilar, your hike points towards the southern mountain range, crossing a spectacular volcanic landscape until reaching Fuencaliente. You enjoy majestic perspectives on both sides of the island, in a hike of 17 km


Niveau 4      17 km |  +600 m / -1200 m


Bed + Breakfast: Hotel Holiday Time or similar
4
Day 4

Rio Taburiente en la Caldera en La PalmaCaldera de Taburiente     

The Caldera de Taburiente (3) is possibly the queen of all routes on La Palma. This space was declared a National Park in 1954 and your hike takes place within an erosion crater of 28 km diameter located in the very heart of La Palma. The hike, in permanent descent, offers different and spectacular landscapes along 15 km.


Niveau 3     15 km |  +120 m / -850 m


Bed + Breakfast: Hotel Holiday Time or similar
5
Day 5

Departure

Transfer to the airport for departure.

PRICES / SERVICES

  • Price from: 550 € 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): 550 € 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

The hiking week is not suitable for vertigo sufferers. Some walks can be considered as strenuous and parts of some trails has narrow passages. Some sections can be slippery due to loose stones and/or wet parts, especially in rainy days. To join the hiking week and enjoy the tours, it is essential to be healthy and to have good physical condition.

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.