Route of the Volcanoes La Palma Guided Walks

This La Palma hiking experience offers unparalleled views, reminiscent of Martian landscapes on Earth.

What’s included:

  • 8 hours Excursion
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Guide

What’s not included:

  • Food and drinks

Details of hiking trails La Palma: Impressive Route of the Volcanoes

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The Route of the Volcanoes in La Palma stands as a testament to the island’s dynamic geological past and is undoubtedly among the best hikes La Palma has to offer. Spanning approximately 17 km, this volcano tour in La Palma unveils the island’s volcanic history, presenting a terrain that seems plucked from a sci-fi movie. From certain vantage points, on a clear day, you might catch glimpses of neighboring islands: Tenerife, La Gomera, and El Hierro.

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The pathway is an intricate dance of the deep green of Canary Island pines and the vivid colors of volcanic grounds – a spectacle for those who partake in La Palma guided walks. As you navigate the youngest part of the island, nestled within the Cumbre Vieja Natural Park, our guide will unravel tales of La Palma’s volcanic saga.

Given its challenging nature, this walk in La Palma requires participants to be physically fit. Beginning at Refugio El Pilar, the route threads through the GR-131 trail, winding upwards around the Pico Birigoyo peak. This elevation offers panoramic views of the Aridane Valley, the Caldera de Taburiente, and the majestic Roque de Los Muchachos.

Meandering further, amid the canopy of Canary Island pines, you’ll witness the settlements of El Paso, Los Llanos de Aridane, and Tazacorte. Ascending to the Hoyo Negro crater’s edge, you’ll be gifted with clear-day views of other parts of the island and neighboring isles. Occasionally, a blanket of clouds offers a surreal walk amid a sea of white mist.

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This La Palma walking holiday truly captivates as you move from one crater to the next, each narrating its own volcanic tale. Post the Las Deseadas peak, the highest point, a challenging descent awaits. The vibrant red cone of the Volcán de Martín is a sight to behold, signaling the concluding segment of our trek.

The adventure culminates at Los Canarios (Fuencaliente), where transportation awaits to whisk you back to the onset. Yet, what remains indelible are the images captured, both in cameras and memories, from this incredible Route of the Volcanoes La Palma expedition.

Recommendations for Route of the Volcanoes La Palma

What to bring

  • Trekking shoes
  • Hat
  • Food and drinks
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket
  • Phone with charged battery.

Not suitable for:

  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People who are not in good physical shape

Important information about the walk:

  • This hike is demanding, lasting 8 hours and covering 17 km.

Meeting Point:

Los Cancajos, Santa Cruz de La Palma.The meeting point can change based on your location.

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