The Springs: Marcos y Cordero
After a surprising 4WD transfer through a poor conditions track, we reach Casa del Monte, 1400 metres above the sea. From here, with helmets and torches, our walk introduce us in a magical environment full of lush vegetation along the old canal. The path crosses 13 narrow tunnels until arrive to the springs of Marcos and Cordero. But first you’ll need to cross the water tunnel, where no one escapes having a very refreshing shower. Once we leave the last spring behind, we begin a steep walk down through the Barranco del Agua ravine. The path goes in the thick laurel forests until the ends at Los Tilos.
Guided hiking tour
Depart : 8:30 / 9:30 am
Arrival: 5:30 / 6:30 pm
Hiking tour to the springs of Marcos y Cordero
With 4×4 four-wheel drive vehicles, we drive up to 1,400 meters. Equipped with safety helmets and flashlights, we walk along the long, old canal, past exotic and endemic plants such as the magnificent blue-flowered viper’s buglosses, and through mystical cloud atmospheres that present themselves anew after each tunnel crossing.
The Springs tour
An adventurous walk along a path of old tunnels on the island of La Palma. With 4 × 4 vehicles, we went up a dirt road up to 1,400 meters. Equipped with protective helmets and torches, it runs along the long and ancient canal, passing exotic and endemic plants such as taginastes, with wonderful blue blooms, and through mystical cloudy environments that appear again after crossing each tunnel.
A good 100 years ago, Marcos y Cordero’s tunnels were painstakingly cut into the rocks to transport the precious water via a canal system to the terraces where bananas are still grown today. We walk through 13 tunnels to the waterfalls of Macos & Cordero. From time to time it drips down from the tunnel ceiling. and in the12th tunnel a small shower awaits us (take your rain jacket).
Los Tilos rainforest
After the last spring and a well-deserved sip of the fresh spring water, the path now goes steadily downhill and leads through the Canyon del Agua to the laurel forest of Los Tilos. Giant ferns line our path. Rays of light fall down to us through the biosphere reserve between the steep canyon walls. The scent of the laurel trees surrounds us and we breathe in deeply this clean moist warm air. Again and again we climb over stones, old tree trunks and huge boulders.
The Marcos y Cordero tour
Caution: the path goes along steep slopes. There is a danger of falling rocks and landslides. Each hiker assumes his own risk when undertaking this route.
The Track to Casa del Monte
The reason why this track is in such bad condition must be found in its ownership. The track is private and belongs to the entire Las Lomadas neighborhood. Its maintenance does not receive help from the institutions and during the summer many visitors use it, altering their situation.
Departure locations :
From all accommodations on La Palma (check pick-up points and departure time at the reservation calendar)
Walking distance : 12,5 Km
Total ascent: + 150 m.
Total descent: - 1000 m.
Walking time: 5,5 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 ?
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail or telephone:
+ 34 922 433 001
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 transfersLiability and accidents insurance
Not Included4WD transferaccess permissionsAperitivoArrival transferBebidasBed & Breakfast accommodationbeveragesBicycle rentalCable-carCar RentalCourtesy lunchfield telescopeGuideHalf 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: Las Lomadas parking by the bridge, at 10:00 a.m.
once the tour is finished ...
- San Andrés
- Piscinas naturales de Charco Azul
- Puerto Espíndola y Museo del Ron Aldea
- Playa de Los Nogales
- Mirador de San Bartolo