La Palma, Canarias

Description

La Palma, Caldera de TaburienteLa Palma is a popular hiking destination as much as a popular sun destination. You may like both, and take advantage of the very good flight connections to the island. Most prominent feature is the huge erosion crater, Caldera de Taburiente, a National Park. Highest summit here is the Roque de la Muchachos, 2426 m.

The long side of the pear shaped island points to the south. This is where volcanic features are found which can be explored on foot; just follow the GR131 marked trail. By the way: this trail is also part of the European Long Distance Path E7.

The other GR on the island is the GR130, a circular walk around the island, more level than the GR130, connecting a series of villages.

In addition to the spectacular rocky mountainous center of the island, with its volcanoes and craters, the forests in the north and northeast are a second must-see. The trade winds from the north hit the island, the air is lifted, causing a zone of semi-perpetual clouds and mist. The green moist forests with large ferns and evergreen laurel trees, often hidden in steep ravines, are an oasis compared to the dry south. We mentioned the two GR's on the island. Apart from these, many regional or local routes, well-marked, give you the opportunity to explore these micro biotopes such as the steep barrancas on the north coast or the string of volcanoes on the south crest.

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Hike Reports

  • Caminos de La Palma

  • Alejandro Martín Calle January 2014
  • Nuestro último viaje transcurrió por tierras de la Macaronesia. En enero del 2014 recorrimos aproximadamente 200 kms. de sus senderos. La isla de La Palma resultó ser un paraíso para el caminante, con senderos bien marcados, y aunque la topografí...
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Books

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2018
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2018
  • Mountain Walking in Mallorca: 50 routes in Mallorca`s Tramuntana
  • This guide describes 50 full and half-day walks in Mallorca`s mountainous northwest, in the stunning Serra de Tramuntana. Whilst the region promises breathtaking scenery and some fantastic walks, there is also some potentially challenging terrain, making guidance when choosing, planning and walking routes all the more valuable. Ranging from... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids Mountain Walking in Mallorca | Cicerone
  • Guidebook describing 50 full and half-day walks in Mallorca's mountainous northwest. Ranging from 5.5km to 24km, the routes showcase the outstanding natural beauty and mountain heritage of the Serra de Tramuntana. Potential bases include Pollença, Sóller, Valldemossa and Andratx, and most walks are accessible by public transport. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2019
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2019
  • Walking on La Palma: Including the GR130 and GR131 long-distance trails
  • Guide to walking on La Palma. In total 45 day walks are described ranging from 7 to 32km in length, and covering a wide variety of terrain. Although La Palma is one of the smaller Canary Islands, there are routes of all types from easy strolls to hands-on scrambling, from simple day walks to long-distance treks on rocky mountain paths,... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
  • Wandelgids Walking on La Palma | Cicerone
  • Guidebook to 45 walks and scrambles on La Palma in the Canary Islands, ranging from 7 to 31km. Some walks combine to complete the GR130 long-distance trail (eight days) and GR131 trail (three days). Areas explored include Santa Cruz and Buenavista. Contains a Spanish-English glossary. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2011
  • La Palma Wanderfuhrer 2011
  • Goede handzame wandelgids met duidelijke kaarten en informatieve tekst. watervast papier. La Palma ist die naturbelassenste Insel der Kanaren und eine der steilsten Inseln der Erde. Der regenreiche und immergrüne Norden ermöglicht Touren durch dschungelartige Wälder und verschlafene Bergdörfer. Neben den jahrtausendalten Drachenbäumen und dem... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2011
  • Wandelgids Hikeline La Palma | Esterbauer
  • Goede handzame wandelgids met duidelijke kaarten en informatieve tekst. watervast papier. La Palma ist die naturbelassenste Insel der Kanaren und eine der steilsten Inseln der Erde. Der regenreiche und immergrüne Norden ermöglicht Touren durch dschungelartige Wälder und verschlafene Bergdörfer. Neben den jahrtausendalten Drachenbäumen und dem... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • La Palma - Caldera Taburiente map and hiking guide 2018
  • This set of 2 maps covers the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands at 1/25 000 (1cm = 250m) and includes all the hiking trails. Also includes the route of the ten most beautiful walks and 7 marked mountain biking itineraries as well as many points of interest. Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart La Palma | Editorial Alpina
  • This set of 2 maps covers the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands at 1/25 000 (1cm = 250m) and includes all the hiking trails. Also includes the route of the ten most beautiful walks and 7 marked mountain biking itineraries as well as many points of interest. Read more
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United Kingdom
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United Kingdom
  • La Palma
  • This Rother Walking Guide to La Palma presents the hiker with a wide variety of entertaining tour suggestions incorporating every region on the island - the guide includes 112 colour photos and colour hiking maps at 1:50.000 or 1:100,000 scale, and an overview map for general planning at 1:250,000. From physically demanding excursions to the... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Walk! La Palma
  • Walk La Palma is Charles Davis’ Discovery Walking Guide exploring the walking possibilities one of the steepest islands and unspoilt walking destinations in Europe. The guide covers a range of walks including routes in Barranco de la Madera, the southern Volcanoes, Santo Domingo, Cubo de la Galga and Roque Palmero. The routes pass through... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Caldera de Taburiente NP - La Palma CNIG Map-Guide ENGLISH
  • Caldera de Taburiente National Park on La Palma at 1:25,000 on a contoured and GPS compatible map from IGN/CNIG with cartography from their topographic survey of Spain. The map is accompanied by a 73-page English language guide with descriptions of walks, contact details for recommended accommodation, etc. The map has contours at 10m intervals... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
  • Mallorca Wallk: Walk & Eat
  • This pocket-sized full-colour guide is designed for walking in Mallorca with a gastronomical touch, using public transport. Even `non-walkers` will appreciate the recommendations for Mallorca restaurants.The walks are dotted all around the island, with most in the west and mountainous northwest. For each suggested restaurant there is a... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • La Palma à pied
  • La Palma in a French language guide with 18 walks from two to over six hours long presented on detailed topographic mapping, plus a 160km tour around the island (GR130) and an 86km route across its mountain (GR131). The guide is published by the FFRP, Fédération Française de la Randonnée Pédestre, publishers of the renowned series of... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Caldera de Taburiente NP - La Palma CNIG Map-Guide SPANISH
  • Caldera de Taburiente National Park on La Palma at 1:25,000 on a contoured and GPS compatible map from IGN/CNIG with cartography from their topographic survey of Spain. The map is accompanied by a SPANISH language guide with descriptions of walks, contact details for recommended accommodation, etc. The map has contours at 10m intervals enhanced... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Trekking in the Canary Islands: The GR131 island-hopping route
  • This guidebook provides a comprehensive and detailed description of the GR131, an island-hopping trail across the seven Canary Islands. The 560km (348 mile) route begins on Lanzarote and finishes on El Hierro and is presented in 32 daily stages. The route is well waymarked but some navigational skills are required, and the remote and occasional... Read more
Kompass
Germany
  • DuMont Reise-Taschenbuch Azoren
  • Über das Buch Ein Hauch von Abenteuer umweht die neun Vulkaninseln, die zwischen Europa und Amerika in den Atlantik hineingekleckst sind: São Miguel, Santa Maria, Faial, Pico, São Jorge, Terceira, Graciosa, Flores und Corvo. In winzigen Booten stemmen sich dort Whalewatcher gegen die Wellen, um Walen und Delfinen nahezukommen, die Kraft der... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 3200 Islas Baleares Chart Atlas - 2018 edition
  • Chart atlas covering the Islas Baleares - Ibiza, Formentera, Mallorca, Cabrera and Menorca. 25 sheets provide all of the necessary information for passage planning and detailed approaches to the harbours and anchorages of this appealing cruising ground. In loose-leaf A2 format in a tough plastic wallet.A voucher code to download the relevant... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Los Canarios CNIG Topo 1087
  • Los Canarios area – the southernmost part of La Palma, map No. 1087 in the topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, Spain’s civilian survey organization. Maps in the MTN50 (Mapa Topográfico Nacional) series begun in late 1990s have contours at 20m... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Santo Domingo 25K La Palma CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1083-I
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • La Palma del Condado CNIG Topographic Map 982-IV
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:25,000 published by the Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and other protected areas are marked. In... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Gran Canaria
  • Gran Canaria, Las Palmas and the island’s main resorts on a clear and informative, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Berndtson, with both the road map and the street plans indexed and highlighting the island’s 15 top rated sites and other places of interest, as well as providing general tourist information. On one side a map at 1:100,000... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Los Sauces CNIG Topo 1083
  • Los Sauces area – the northern part of La Palma, map No. 1083 in the topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, Spain’s civilian survey organization. Maps in the MTN50 (Mapa Topográfico Nacional) series begun in late 1990s have contours at 20m... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Los Sauces 25K La Palma CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1083-II
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Santa Cruz de la Palma CNIG Topo 1085
  • Santa Cruz de la Palma area – the central part of La Palma, map No. 1085 in the topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, Spain’s civilian survey organization. Maps in the MTN50 (Mapa Topográfico Nacional) series begun in late 1990s have contours at... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pino de la Virgen 25K La Palma CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1083-III
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Palma CNIG Topo 698
  • Topographic coverage of the Balearic Islands at 1:50,000 in the MTN50 (Mapa Topográfico Nacional) series from the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 20m intervals, enhanced by relief shading, plus colouring and/or graphics to show... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • La Palma F&B Pocket Map
  • La Palma at 1:75,000 in a series of handy holiday pocket maps from Freytag & Berndt. The map is laminated, so waterproof and tear-resistant, and highlights the publishers’ recommendations of five best choices in five categories: adventure, culture, food, nature and sights, all listed on the reverse with a brief note. On one side is a road map... Read more
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United Kingdom
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United Kingdom
  • San Juan de Puntallana 25K La Palma CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1083-IV
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • La Palma de Condado CNIG Topo 982
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:50,000 in the MTN50 (Mapa Topográfico Nacional) series from the Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 20m intervals, enhanced by relief shading, plus colouring and/or graphics to show different types of terrain, vegetation or... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Los Llanos de Aridane 25K La Palma CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1085-I
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Trails of La Palma: La Isla Bonita
  • A self-guided walking tour exploring the wild north and volcanic central belt of La Palma, Canary Islands. La Palma is known as ‘La Isla Bonita’ for good reason; this beautiful isle is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, filled with deep gorges, laurel forests, dramatic cliffs and coastline. You can easily explore all of this thanks to La Palma’s... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - La Palma
  • La Palma, een piepklein eilandje dat bijna loodrecht uit de zee oprijst. Hier geen overvolle stranden zoals op Tenerife of Gran Canaria, maar een uitgebreid en goed onderhouden wandelpadennet en een weelderige, erg verscheiden natuur. Niet zonder reden draagt La Palma de bijnaam 'la Isla Bonita'. Ervaren wandelaars noemen het zelfs hét mooiste... Read more
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Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - La Palma
  • La Palma, het mooiste der Canarische Eilanden, ook wel La Isla Bonita genoemd, met unieke nevelwouden in het noorden. Maar ook het maanlandschap van de Cumbre Vieja en de immense, 2 km diepe, krater van de wereldberoemde Caldera de Taburiente. De wandelvakantie eindigt met een laatste blik op de rusteloze aarde en de eindeloze blauwe oceaan. Read more
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