Hiking on La Palma

Enchanted Forest

Escorted tour

Enchanted Forest

40 € per person
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We start in the Cubo de La Galga, with its giant ferns, laurel trees and lianas, and walk up to the viewpoint of La Somada Alta, where we enjoy a magnificent panoramic view. From here we walk down to the picturesque village of San Bartolo. After a break at Doña Flora we walk through the canyon to the viewpoint of Playa Nogales.

Hiking tour the Enchanted Forest

From the Cubo de La Galga, a pleasant path gently takes us through one of the most exotic and leafy environments on La Palma island: dense laurel and giant fern forests, perhaps the most lovely and spectacular in the entire Canary Islands archipelago, whose origins date back to the Tertiary Era, a time when the world was dominated by terrible predators, and enjoyed a fertile tropical climate.

The Cubo de La Galga

a forest with laurels trees and gigantic ferns with dense vegetation. Perhaps one of the most beautiful and spectacular in the whole Canary archipelago. The origins date back to the Tertiary Era, a time when the world was dominated by terrible predators and enjoyed a fertile tropical climate.

Somada Alta

After reaching la Somada Alta, a lookout point located 900 meters (3,000 feet) AMSL, we are overwhelmed by the superb view out towards the small villages on the verdant northeast area of the island, and we prepare for the descent.

Little by little, we make our way right into the very heart of the Enchanted Forest, a pre-historic jungle bursting with leafy vegetation, majestic ferns hanging from the damp cliffs, while lianas knit their networks through the tree tops, and a myriad beautiful plants and flowers fill every tiny corner of the forest.

A little further on, the path brings us into the first of the clearings where farmers are preparing their crop terraces. Small houses start to dot the landscape, and now we can enjoy watching the locals as they go about their day to day life, working hard at their daily chores.

San Bartolo

San Bartolo is a small neighborhood located on the edge of the ravine. After arriving in San Bartolo and enjoying a small snack in the typical Mari Luz bar, the route continues through the ravine and towards the viewpoint of Nogales beach. We continue downhill crossing a spectacular ravine. And after an hour of walking we can see the impressive Playa de Los Nogales, the enclave where today’s route ends.

Enchanted Forest

Book your hiking route with a guide on La Palma from any of the hotels on the island. Available several times a week.

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Bus departures: From all accommodations on La Palma (check pick-up points and departure time at the reservation calendar)

Walking distance:  11 Km.

Total ups and downs: + 450 m.  /  -950 m.

Duration: aprox.  5 hours

Difficulty:       Niveau 3

Important!
We recommend suitable hiking clothing and sturdy footwear. During the routes, it is necessary to have enough food and drink, as well as sun protection, cap, light windbreaker and warm clothing in the winter months. We offer wooden sticks for free.

Changes due to weather or unexpected issues:

Due to weather conditions or unforeseen issues, there may be changes to the tour itinerary. You will be informed as soon as possible.

Other questions?
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us by email or phone:
+34 922 433 001

We will be glad to help you and clarify any question!

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  • Destination
  • Dress Code
    Comfortable clothing / sturdy shoes
  • Included
    Bus transfers
    Liability and accidents insurance
  • Not Included
    access permissions
    Arrival transfer
    Bed & Breakfast accommodation
    Bicycle rental
    Cable-car
    Car Rental
    field telescope
    Guide
    Half board accommodation
    HAVEN hanging tent
    in/out Airport transfer
    Local flights + Ferry
    Luggage transfer
    Maps and printed descriptions
    Tasting
    Transfer by ship
    Transfers by taxi and regular bus
    Two nights in a hotel

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