Arrival in Santa Cruz
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Departure or extra days
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.
| Season 1 |
01.01.2023 - 31.12.2023
|La Palma, 8 days, ES-LPWSA-08X|
|Base price|| |
|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.
- Accommodation as already mentioned
- 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
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!