Nature paradise La Palma – Hiking on the “Isla Bonita”
In June, when the slopes around the Roque de los Muchachos shine in a bright yellow sea of flowers, the villages celebrate their festivals and the blue sea invites you to swim, then it is especially beautiful on La Palma Island. Many years of island experience on site with hundreds of beautiful hiking days have created this “favorite hiking trip”. It is peppered with scenic highlights and spiced with little island stories. Our journey takes us to the most diverse landscapes and the most beautiful and interesting places of the island of La Palma.
La Palma Highlights:
- National Park Caldera de Taburiente
- the big Volcano Route
- in the footsteps of the Stone Age
- between heather trees and laurel forest
- nice accommodation with tropical garden and small pool
- interesting mix of cultures, almost South American flair
- and much more!
Individual travel date for your group in May/June and September – please contact us.
Week 1: Level: medium
Week 2: Level: medium to high
Both weeks can be booked individually or in combination.
Private prolongation possible by days.
Price per week
per person in a double room: € 970, –
When booking both weeks special price € 1.890, –
per person in a double room
Single supplement: € 190, – / week
Minimum number of participants: 6
Maximum number of participants: 12
How to arrive:
- Direct flights from London Gatwick and Manchester to La Palma island (SPC) with TUI Airways
- Charter flight to Las Palmas (LPA) and connecting flight with Binter Canarias to La Palma (SPC).
Program La Palma Highlights
Day 1 – Welcome to la Palma! Transfer from the airport to our accommodation in Los Llanos, on the sunny side of the island. Dinner in a local restaurant.
Day 2 – Ascend to the extinct volcano of Pico Birigoyo. We walk through pine forest and with first interesting views over the island of La Palma. 3 ½ h, +/- 550 m
Dinner in a beach restaurant in Puerto de Tazacorte. Maybe you feel like taking a “welcome bath” in the sheltered bay before?
Day 3 – Circular hike in the immense crater basin of the “Caldera de Taburiente”, across pine forest, the Taburiente river, canyons and gorges. 6.5 h, + 200 m, – 800 m. Dinner included.
Day 4 – At leisure – for example, relaxing at the pool or beach, stroll through the old town-center of Los Llanos, excursion to Santa Cruz de La Palma, guided mountain bike tour, boat trip to the dolphins … Just ask your guide.
Day 5 – In the northwest of La Palma, in La Zarza, enigmatic petroglyphs of the Canarian aborigines were discovered, which lived until about 500 years ago in the Stone Age. After an excursion into this mystical past we walk on small paths over the north coast in the nature reserve of Guelguen. 3 h, – 300 m, + 350 m
Day 6 – In 1971, the last volcano erupted in the south of La Palma: the volcano Teneguía. A real lunar landscape forms a fascinating contrast to the blue sea. At the end of our hike, we can take a refreshing dip in the sea. In the neighboring salt pans, pure ecological sea salt is produced according to an old family tradition. 3,5 h, + 80 m, – 700 m
Day 7 – At leisure, dinner for sunset next to the sea
Day 8 – Leisure time and transfer to the airport or extension
Day 8 – at leisure, dinner together
Day 9 – Surrounded by the evergreen heather trees and Myrica Faya, we walk up to Roque Niquiomo and further to Refugio El Pilar, a traditional picnic area in the pine forest. On a clear day we can see the islands of Tenerife and La Gomera on the way. 5 h, + 950 m.
Day 10 – From El Jesus on the west side, we start our ascent to the upper crater rim of the Caldera de Taburiente. Our way leads us to the famous observatories at the Roque de los Muchachos, the highest point of the island La Palma with 2426 m above sea level. Again and again, fantastic views into the huge crater basin open up. Far below lies the sea. 5 h, + 1100 m. Dinner included.
Day 11 – At leisure
Day 12 – The big volcano route – from Refugio El Pilar to Fuencaliente: 6,5 h, + 800 m, – 1300 hm. Dinner included
Day 13 – Change of accomodation to the beach resort of Los Cancajos near the island’s capital Santa Cruz. On the way there we make a detour to the famous little pilgrimage church of the Virgin of the Snow in Las Nieves. Leisure time in the afternoon.
Day 14 – Excursion to the northeast of La Palma and hike in the laurel forest, the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of “Los Tilos”. Dinner included.
Day 15 – : Leisure time and transfer to the airport (for your return flight).
Both weeks can be booked together or individually.
La Palma Highlights – Hiking trip to the most beautiful of the Canary Islands:
- Hiking program as described
- English-speaking tour guide throughout the program
- Airport transfers on arrival and departure
- all transfers and baggage transfers resulting from the program
- 7 nights in double room in Studio / Apartment Los Llanos de Aridane
- 4 x Dinner (Drinks extra)
- Entrance fee in La Zarza and Fuencaliente
- 5 nights in a double room in Studio/Apartment Los Llanos de Aridane
- 2 B & B in a double room in the seaside resort of Los Cancajos
- 4 x dinner (drinks extra)
– International flight
– Drinks, meals not listed
– Services not mentioned in the program
Our accommodations in La Palma:
Day 1 to 12 we live in Los Llanos de Aridane, on the sunny side of the island, in a pretty family apartment complex with tropical garden and small pool – near the Plaza, where we can end the hiking day under laurel trees – close to the center and quiet.
Our apartments – all overlooking the garden – have a kitchenette or kitchen, where we can prepare our breakfast in the morning. In the neighboring house is a small supermarket and a bar, which is open from 6 o’clock in the morning.
The last two days we will spend in the beach and seaside resort of Los Cancajos, an ideal starting point for a trip to the historic capital of the island, Santa Cruz de La Palma, as well as to the UNESCO protected laurel forest of “Los Tilos”.