North coast on La Palma
Hikers in Caldera
Flowers and rocks in the fog
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La Palma

Green primeval forests, old volcanoes and black sandy beaches.

On your hiking holiday you will discover the most beautiful sides of the small Canary Island in all its facets. Due to the exceptional location in the Atlantic Ocean, the island offers an incredible variety of both landscapes and vegetation: prehistoric and jungle-like laurel forests, rushing waterfalls, deep gorges and coastal hiking trails, as well as the sub-alpine vegetation around the highest point of the island, „Roque de los Muchachos“ at an altitude of 2.426 m. The hiking area around the Caldera de Tabuiente, one of the largest erosion craters in the world, once again exerts a very special fascination. The rugged volcanic scenery in the South of the island with its countless plant species has always fascinated hikers. A hiking week full of unforgettable moments and impressions.

Details about the hiking holiday the La Palma

Experience the original nature of La Palma in your individual hiking rhythm and enjoy wonderful moments of tranquility whilst mountain hiking on the Canary Island. In eight days and six stages, the route leads from the island’s capital Sant Cruz, the start and end point of your hiking holiday, through the diverse flora and fauna, to magnificent viewpoints, crater sceneries, cliff coasts and through fragrant laurel- and jungle-like pine forests.

La Palma hiking holiday highlights

  • Like in the jungle: The prehistoric laurel forests on La Palma give you the feeling of being in the middle of the jungle. Right at the beginning of your hiking holiday, the route leads you into the green laurel forest of Los Tilos, which is located in the North-East of the island – an impressive natural spectacle awaits you on the hiking stage.
  • Vast views at the ‘Roque de los Muchachos’: The final tour of your hiking holiday takes you up to the highest point of La Palma. At the ‘Roque de los Muchachos’ at an altitude of 2.426 metres you have a wonderful view over the island and in the distance you can even see the neighbouring Canary Islands of La Gomera, El Hierro and Tenerife.
  • Enjoying nature in the heart of La Palma: During a circular hike on day 5 of your holiday, immerse yourself in the natural paradise in the Caldera de Taburiente National Park, where the ‘Roque de los Muchachos’ is located too.

Worth knowing about the hiking holiday La Palma

For the daily hikes with a walking time of four to six hours, we recommend a good basic fitness level, as well as surefootedness and good hiking shoes. Nice hiking trails lead you on stony ground to the most beautiful places on the Canary Island of La Palma.

  • Our tip: This hiking holiday can be booked all year round from January to December and is an ideal option for a wonderful hiking holiday in winter.
Mountain Hiking
Mountain Hiking
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
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The laurel forest of Los Tilos in the northeast of the island awaits you: Lush grren, almost jungle-like vegetation presents itself on the initial hike with mighty laurel trees, tree heather, ferns and an impressive waterfall right at the beginning of the stage. You ascend on steep terrain to the Las Barandas viewpoint with spectacular views of the gorge and the sea. Downhill through the Herradura-gorge and past apple trees to the Barlovento Lagoon.

ca. 4 Stunden
9 km
650 m
520 m

Today’s hike promises fabulous views of the rugged cliffs of the North. Hike to La Tosca, a village with many old dragon trees. Your path runs through five gorges on the so-called ‚Camino Real,‘ the King’s hiking trail. The old path connects the individual villages at the top of the mountain ridges. In the village of Gallegos you have the opportunity to rest before you tackle the extremely impressive gorge all the way to Franceses.

ca. 4,5 Stunden
10 km
780 m
210 m

The Northwest of the island is known for its dry climate and beautiful sunsets. The vegetation is also very different from that in the East of the island. The landscape is characterised by succulents, prickly pears and almond trees. You start from the village of Tijarafe with a view of countless serpentines and the deep blue Atlantic to the Poris de Candelaria, the ‚Smuggler’s Bay‘. Continue uphill through the Jurado-gorge.

ca. 5 Stunden
10 km
1250 m
1340 m

The heart of the island is the Caldera de Taburiente National Park, a place steeped in history that the natives called ‚Acero‘. With a river that flows all year round, splashing waterfalls, pillow lava and steep cliffs, countless impressions await you. From the starting point in Los Brecitos you have a stunning panorama of the cauldron. You descend through fragrant pine forest over the Reventón-pass with a view onto the Limonero-gorge.

ca. 5,5 Stunden
15 km
120 m
850 m

Volcanoes-themed hike: the so-called Cumbre Vieja consists of many historical craters that have formed in the last 500 years. From the Refugio El Pilar you ascend to the tree line, where a spectacular view reveals itself: in front of you the crater landscapes of Hoyo Negro and Duraznero, behind you the Caldera with Mount Bejenado. Lapilli and lava bombs, plus many different shades of colour, accompany you on this hike.

ca. 6 Stunden
17 km
650 m
1400 m

At the end of your hiking holiday you ascend to the highest point of the island, the Roque de los Muchachos at an altitude of 2426 m, the second highest point in the Canary archipelago. From there the eye wanders over the entire island and to the neighboring island of Tenerife, La Gomera and El Hierro. The hike leads through sub-alpine vegetation past the crater rim of the caldera to Pico La Nieve.

ca. 5,5 Stunden
12 km
560 m
1.070 m

Tour character

For the daily hiking tours with walking times of 4 to a maximum of 6 hours you need a good basic fitness level. You hike through the different vegetation zones of the island on well-marked paths and discover the unbelievable diversity of La Palma. You hike on good hiking trails, some with rocky or stony ground, a little surefootedness is required here.

Prices and events

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Santa Cruz
  Season 1
01.01.2023 - 31.12.2023

Arrival daily
La Palma, 8 days, ES-LPWSA-08X
Base price
879.00
Surcharge solo traveler 145.00
Surcharge single room 249.00

Category: pretty 3*** hotels and partly 4**** hotels

You can book extra nights for any day of your tour. Prices on request.

 

Season 1
Jan 1, 2023 - Dec 31, 2023
Arrival daily
La Palma, 8 days, ES-LPWSA-08X
Base price
Surcharge solo traveler
Surcharge single room
879.00
145.00
249.00

Category: pretty 3*** hotels and partly 4**** hotels

You can book extra nights for any day of your tour. Prices on request.

 

Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Leistungen

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Transfer from/to airport or port La Palma

 

  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • GPS-data available
  • Service hotline
Infos

Arrival / Departure:

  • La Palma airport. Or Teneriffa South airport and by boat from Los Cristianos (www.navieraarmas.com) in approx. 3.5 hours to La Palma, cost approx. € 60 per person.
  • Organised transfer from the harbour or La Palma airport to the start hotel and return transfer to the airport or harbour at the end of the holiday, included in the price.

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Trips by public transport, approx. € 16 per person
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
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Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.
Astrid Maislinger
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Astrid Maislinger, Travel specialist
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