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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Map

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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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Trails in this region

Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2018
  • Mountain Walking in Mallorca
  • 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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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
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2018
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids Mountain Walking in Mallorca | Cicerone
  • Goede wandelgids van een prachtig wandelgebied. De routes zijn goed beschreven met veel details, daarnaast de noodzakelijke praktische informatie en men maakt gebruik van goed leesbare, voldoende gedetailleerde kaarten. Met zorg uit gekozen wandelingen door één van Engelands meest gerenommeerde wandelaars! This guidebook presents 50 half-day... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
  • Walking on La Palma
  • 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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Lanzarote Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map
  • ”Lanzarote Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map 4th edition covers this big island at a scale of 1:40,000 resulting in the most detailed and toughest map of Lanzarote that you can buy. New for the 4th edition of Lanzarote`s favourite map are; Arrecife Circunvalacion (bypass) now upgraded to motorway status with elevated roundabout junctions, GR131... 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
  • La Palma: Caldera de Taburiente National Park 25K CNIG Map/Guide (Spanish ed.)
  • 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
  • Caldera de Taburiente NP - La Palma 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
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
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Mallorca 2015
  • Illa de Cabrera. Wanderwege, Radwanderwege, Nordic Walking Kümmerly und Frey Karten. 1. Auflage, Laufzeit bis 2016. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Fuerteventura Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map
  • For the best adventures, use the best map. Fuerteventura is a large, 1,660 square kilometres, island. At 65k scale Fuerteventura Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map is a large 960mm by 620mm, double sided map sheet, which folds down to its 220mm by 120mm pocket size. A specialist concertina map fold means this map is easy to unfold for use and then... Read more
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Stanfords
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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Kompass
Germany
  • MARCO POLO Reiseführer La Palma
  • Kompakte Informationen, Insider-Tipps, Erlebnistouren und digitale Extras:Entdecken Sie mit MARCO POLO La Palma intensiv vom Eruptionskrater der Caldera bis zum Vulkan Teneguía an der Südspitze der Insel - mit dem MARCO POLO Reiseführer kommen Sie sofort auf La Palma an. Erfahren Sie, welche Highlights Sie neben den Meerwasserschwimmbecken von... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • La Palma Kompass 232
  • La Palma at 1:50,000 on a waterproof and tear-resistant, contoured and GPS compatible map from Kompass, with extensive tourist overprint, plus street plans of Santa Cruz de la Palma and Los Llanos de Aridane.Topography is vividly presented by contours at 100m intervals, enhanced by relief shading plus spot heights. An overprint highlights local... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
  • La Palma
  • Die 3in1Wanderkarte ist jetzt noch übersichtlicher und besser lesbar. Die Wanderkarte ist mit zusätzlichen Stadtplänen ausgestattet. Der Aktiv Guide informiert Sie rund um das Thema Outdoor. Das bildet die perfekte Grundlage für die Planung einer Wandertour. Die präzise Kartografie zeigt alle begehbaren Wanderwege inklusive Klassifizierung.... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
  • La Palma
  • Die Vorteile des Wanderführers auf einen Blick:- Von KOMPASS-Experten erwanderte Touren- Jede Tour mit Höhenprofil und Kartenausschnitt- Ausflugs- und Übernachtungstipps- Kostenloser Download der GPX-DatenDie Vorteile der Extra-Tourenkarte auf einen Blick:- Unterstützt die Tourenauswahl- Kartografische Gesamtübersicht- Touren können einfach... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Los Canarios 25K La Palma CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1087-I/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 25K CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1085-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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • La Palma Supertrail Map
  • The new Supertrail Maps show the best singletrails in Europe’s hottest mountain bike spots. These unique topographic maps make the knowledge of locals available to other mountain bikers. Consistent difficulty rating and useful additional information prevent the user from critical situations on the trails. The best singletrails in the best... 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
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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
  • 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
  • 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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  • 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
  • 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
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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
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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
  • 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
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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
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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
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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, 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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