Walking on La Palma - Guía senderista de La Palma

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Walking on La Palma.

Senderismo en La Palma.

Idioma: INGLÉS.
Autor: Paddy Dillon.
24 Diciembre 2010.
2ª edición.
ISBN 9781852846046.
Walking guide by Paddy Dillon to La Palma in the Canary Islands, with 45 day walks and sections of waymarked long-distance trails GR130 and GR131 described. Routes in Caldera de Taburiente national park and from Santa Cruz on mule tracks and pilgrim trails illustrated with detailed contour maps. Suitable for walkers of all abilities.

best between November and May, as the summer months are too hot, but it can sometimes snow on the higher parts; spring is especially colourful
Santa Cruz de La Palma, Los Llanos, Fuencaliente, Refugio del Pilar, Tijarafe, Puntagorda, Garafía, Barlovento, Los Sauces, Puntallana and the mountain road
routes vary from short and easy to long, steep and strenuous; all are waymarked and signposted, and no special equipment is required beyond ordinary walking gear, except when snow lies on the highest mountains
Must See
Caldera de Taburiente national park, Roque de los Muchachos, Canary pine forest, laurisilva ‘cloud forest’, deep and rugged barrancos, GR130 around La Palma, GR131 over the highest mountains

The dramatic volcanic landscape of La Palma, reputed to be one of the steepest islands in the world, is little-known outside the Canaries, but offers an ideal winter walking destination for walkers of most abilities.

The rocky treks and mountain paths in this new guide range from one-day walks to long-distance trails including the GR130 which circumnavigates the island and the island-hopping GR131.

  • 45 routes described with clear contour mapping
  • includes the Caldera de Taburiente national park
  • the first in a five-book series of guides to the Canaries

  • Walk 1 Santa Cruz and Lomo de las Nieves

    National parks   
    The Fortunate Isles   
    Getting there    
    When to go   
    Health and safety   
    Food and drink   
    Walking on La Palma   
    Getting there   
    Getting around   
    What to take   
    Waymarking and access   
    Food and drink   
    Tourist information offices   
    Using this guide   

    The Walks
    1      Santa Cruz and Lomo de las Nieves   
    2      Fuentes de Las Breñas  
    3      Buenavista and Pico de las Ovejas   
    4      Santa Cruz and Montaña de Tagoja   
    5      Pico de la Nieve to Santa Cruz   
    6      Santa Cruz to Puerto de Tazacorte   
    7      El Paso to Refugio del Pilar   
    8      Refugio del Pilar to Santa Cruz   
    9      Refugio del Pilar to Playa del Hoyo   
    10    Refugio del Pilar to Playa del Hoyo or La Salemera   
    11    Refugio del Pilar and Pico Nambroque   
    12    Jedey to Tigalate   
    13    San Nicolás and Coladas de San Juan   
    14    Llanos del Jable and Coladas de San Juan   
    15    Pico Bejenado   
    16    La Cumbrecita to La Cancelita and Los Llanos   
    17    Barranco de las Angustias and Caldera de Taburiente   
    18    La Cumbrecita to Caldera de Taburiente   
    19    Caldera de Taburiente and Hoya Verde   
    20    Tijarafe and Porís de Candelaria   
    21    Tinizara to Piedras Altas and Tijarafe   
    22    La Traviesa: El Time to Briesta   
    23    La Traviesa: Briesta to Barlovento   
    24    La Zarza and Don Pedro   
    25    Roque del Faro to Garafía   
    26    Roque del Faro and Franceses   
    27    Roque del Faro to Roque de los Muchachos   
    28    Roque de los Muchachos to Puntagorda or Tijarafe   
    29    Pico de la Cruz to Barlovento   
    30    Pico de la Cruz to Los Sauces or Barlovento   
    31    Los Sauces and Los Tilos   
    32    Fuente de Olén to Las Lomadas   
    33    Fuente Vizcaína to La Galga   
    34    Pico de la Nieve to Puntallana or Tenagua   
    35    GR 130: Santa Cruz de La Palma to Mazo   
    36    GR 130: Mazo to Fuencaliente   
    37    GR 130: Fuencaliente to Los Llanos   
    38    GR 130: Los Llanos to Puntagorda   
    39     GR 130: Puntagorda to Garafía   
    40     GR 130: Garafía to Franceses   
    41     GR 130: Franceses to Los Sauces   
    42     GR 130: Los Sauces to Santa Cruz de La Palma   
    43     GR 131: Puerto de Tazacorte to Roque de los Muchachos   
    44     GR 131: Roque de los Muchachos to Refugio del Pinar   
    45     GR 131: Refugio del Pinar to Faro de Fuencaliente   

    Appendix A    Route Summary Table   
    Appendix B    Topographical Glossary   
    Appendix C    Useful Contacts   

    Walkers high in the Barranco de la Madera, on their way up to a tunnel through a sheer cliff face

    Looking back down a well-vegetated path from high above the Hospital

    Puerto de Tazacorte and its popular black ash beach is hemmed in by rugged cliffs

    A view of Pico Bejenado, seen from vines planted high above San Nicolás (Walk 13)

    The mouth of the Barranco del Jurado, with the zigzag path used on the ascent on the other side (Walk 20)

    The route climbs a well-marked path towards Pico de las Ovejas