Headwater - Self-Guided Trails of La Palma

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration days
  • tour type Self-guided
  • age requirement 12+ yrs
  • Trek difficulty Easy
  • Starts Santa cruz, Spain
  • Ends santa cruz , Spain
  • Fantastic walking across dramatic volcanic terrain
  • Spectacular views reaching as far as Mount Teide on Tenerife
  • Local delicacies such as miel de palma (palm honey) and rum made on the island
  • The pretty capital of Santa Cruz
The Headwater - Self-Guided Trails of La Palma tour starts and ends in santa cruz. The Headwater - Self-Guided Trails of La Palma is a trekking tour that takes days taking you through santa cruz, Spain and other destinations in Spain.

La Palma, nicknamed La Isla Bonita (the pretty Isle), is a relatively unheard of volcanic island in the western Canaries. For its small size it features a vast amount of diverse scenery, from dense cloud forest to volcanic landscapes with twisted rock formations and black sand beaches. This walking itinerary is designed to take advantage of the island's well waymarked paths. These start on the eastern side of La Palma, follow the coast to the north and then finally head south across the great Caldera which dominates the island.
4 - Very Good
Based on 3 reviews
Self-guided trails of la Palma
3 - Average
“La Palma is a walkers' paradise, with beautiful landscapes, lots of variety, a good standard of accommodation, good food and drink, an excellent bus service and a large number of well-marked trails. Unusually bad weather at the start of our trip meant a few walks had to be changed from those planned. The trip manager did a reasonable job here, and was receptive to our suggestions, but we would have done walks more to our taste if we had had our own walking information, like a guidebook. Although most of our walks were great, we had a couple of days that could have been better spent if we'd had more information ourselves. .”
Superb Walking
5 - Excellent
“Superb walking on well marked trails. A fantastic variety of spectacular scenery on such a small island. Well worth a visit.”
A lovely holiday in a beautiful place
4 - Very Good
“The trip was exactly what we were after - an energetic short break in a sunny location but with plenty of down time to relax. The island is a fascinating place - beautifully rugged and a amazing variety of vegetation ranging from cacti to banana plantations and giant dandelions to pine forests. The paths are incredibly well marked so it is very easy to find your way and the instructions provided complemented them. The trip was very well organised by Exodus and the local operator Natour.”
  • Day 1: Start Santa Cruz
  • Day 2: Follow the GR130 long-distance coastal path towards the village of San Andrés
  • Day 3: Walk uphill to Los Sauces; ascend to Barlovento 
  • Day 4: Trek through the ‘Dragon Trees Forest’ and across the dramatic Barranco de Franceses before a final ascent
  • Day 5: Trek down a steep sided gorge to the tiny hamlet of El Tablado. Then a steep ascent before a public bus back
  • Day 6: Morning transfer to experience an exciting section of the GR131 route along the rim of the crater Caldera de Taburiente
  • Day 7: Walk a popular part of the GR131 along the 'Ruta de Los Volcanes'
  • Day 8: End Santa Cruz
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  • 7 nights accommodation in hotels and apartments , All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and dinners
  • All baggage transport
  • 6 days walking, with luggage transfers
  • Altitude maximum 2426m, average 800m
  • Self-guided holiday. Min age 14 yrs
  • Route notes and maps
  • Airport transfers
  • Any international flights to/from santa cruz are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Headwater - Self-Guided Trails of La Palma tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Headwater - Self-Guided Trails of La Palma tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


A deposit of 0 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 61 days before departure. For any departures within 24 April 2020 full payment is required.

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Headwater - Self-Guided Trails of La Palma tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Headwater - Self-Guided Trails of La Palma tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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