Hiking on La Palma

Roof of the Island

Escorted walk

Roof of the Island

40 € per person

We experience all vegetation levels in one day on our drive to the highest peak of La Palma, the Roque de Los Muchachos. At 2,426 meters above sea level, we have reached the subalpine zone and hike on the rim of one of the largest erosion craters in the world, that of the Caldera de Taburiente National Park.

Hiking to the Roof of the Island

From the Roque de Los Muchachos (2,426 m), bordering the peaks of the National Park, we passed the Los Andenes viewpoint and crossed the legendary Roberto’s Wall. All the way we are accompanied by the extraordinary views over the gigantic crater that makes up the Caldera de Taburiente.

Tour from Roque de Los Muchachos

A walk to the Roque de Los Muchachos on the island of La Palma.
Since the highest peak of La Palma is accessible by road, more and more passionate about nature are called to ascend the Roque de Los Muchachos to contemplate the island from almost 2,500 meters of altitude. Spectacular old roads run through these peaks that were once crossed by their people, dragging goods from one side of the island to the other.

Hiking along the GR131

Our tour begins at the Roque de Los Muchachos (2,426 meters) and runs through the rim along the GR131 to Pico de La Cruz (2,351 meters). Immediately we discover the imposing cliffs that flow into La Caldera de Taburiente: cliffs with a fall of up to 1,000 meters that form a semicircle of 27 km in perimeter. The views are spectacular and they reveal every little corner of the island. Our path winds gently through the row of peaks between small ascents and descents.

Mirador de Los Andenes

When we arrive at the Mirador de Los Andenes the view is directed towards the north. From east to west you can see all the little villages overlooking its steep coasts. The entire north of La Palma is covered by a blanket of green vegetation.

Roberto’s wall

A little further on the path crosses a basalt stone wall that seems to have been built by the hand of man. Roberto’s Wall, the origin of innumerable legends, originated as a consequence of the cooling of a magmatic mass that rose through a crevice in the mountain. Erosion and the passage of time have exposed this basalt dike.

The Roque de Los Muchachos observatory

The Roque de Los Muchachos Astrophysical Observatory is located very close to the highest peak: El Roque de Los Muchachos. Different metal domes house the cosmic observation instruments belonging to different European countries.

We reach the Roof of the Island

The last section of our path leads us to the highest peak on the island: El Roque de Los Muchachos. We are now 2,426 meters above sea level, and we dominate the entire island from a bird’s eye view.

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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:  6 Km.

Total up and downhill:  + 150 m. / – 300 m.

Duration: aprox.  3,5 hours

Difficulty:    Niveau 2

We recommend suitable hiking clothing and sturdy footwear. During the routes, it is necessary to have food and enough drink, as well as sun protection, a hat, light windbreaker and in the winter months take into account warm clothing. We offer free chestnut wood canes.

Weather-related changes or unforeseen events:
Due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances, 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:
tel: +34 922 433 001

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

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one day tour
  • Dress Code
    Comfortable clothing / sturdy shoes
  • Included
    Bus transfers
    Liability and accidents insurance
  • Not Included
    access permissions
    Arrival transfer
    Bed & Breakfast accommodation
    Bicycle rental
    Car Rental
    field telescope
    Half board accommodation
    HAVEN hanging tent
    in/out Airport transfer
    Local flights + Ferry
    Luggage transfer
    Maps and printed descriptions
    Transfer by ship
    Transfers by taxi and regular bus
    Two nights in a hotel
To the Roof of the Island
Weekly Program
Other weekly tours :
    • MONDAY………..       Enchanted Forest / Marcos y Cordero Springs
    • TUESDAY………..   Volcano route / Enchanted Forest
    • WEDNESDAY…..  Roof of the Island / Wild North
    • THURSDAY………….   Caldera de Taburiente
    • FRIDAY………..  Marcos y Cordero Springs
    • SATURDAY…………. Roof of the Island / Volcano route / Caldera de Taburiente
    • SUNDAY………. Caldera de Taburiente / Roof of the Island
WALKING PACKAGES: Build a package booking more than one route and get a discount:

3 Hikes Walking Package………... from 94 €     >>    BOOK NOW !

5 Hikes Walking Package………... from 155 €    >>    BOOK NOW !

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Meeting point with your car: Mirca - La Candelaria church, 9:45 a.m.

walking tour area:

once the tour is finished ...

We will bring you back to your car. Return time approx .: 16:30 h.
Places you could visit, after this route::
  • Santa Cruz de La Palma
  • Iglesia de Las Nieves
  • Mirador de La Concepción

1st Type on calendar the day of your tour

2nd Type the number of participants

3rd Select the pick-up place (hotel or accommodation where you stay)

4th If you have a car and you wish drive to a meeting point, select the option "Meeting Point with your car"

5th Do you have a promotional code? Write it down and get a discount

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