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
2017
  • Walking on La Palma
  • A walking guidebook for exploring La Palma in the Canary Isles. The 45 routes include both day walks and long distance trails including the GR130 and GR131. The routes vary in terrain ranging from trails in Caldera de Taburiente national park to mule tracks and pilgrim trails in Santa Cruz. Includes routes that suit all abilities. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2010
  • La Palma Walking
  • Walking guide to La Palma in the Canary Islands, describing 45 day walks and sections of the new, waymarked, long-distance trails GR130 and the GR131 around all the islands. The first in a comprehensive five-book series covering all the Canaries, it includes routes in Caldera de Taburiente national park and from Santa Cruz, all illustrated with... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2010
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2011
  • Wandelgids Walking on La Palma | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids voor dit uitdagende wandelgebied. Goede beschrijvingen en detail informatie. Voor kaartmateriaal zouden we toch de kompass kaart adviseren, de kaarten in het boek schieten wat dat betreft te kort. Walking guide by Paddy Dillon to La Palma in the Canary Islands, with 45 day walks and sections of waymarked long-distance... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • Walking on Tenerife
  • Guidebook covering the best walks to be found on the island of Tenerife. The 45 routes range from simple day walks, to long distance trails along the GR131, and hiking routes on El Teide. Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, boasts walking routes of many types, set in stunning natural scenery. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2015
  • Walking on Tenerife
  • Guidebook covering the best walks to be found on the island of Tenerife. The 45 routes range from simple day walks, to long distance trails along the GR131, and hiking routes on El Teide. Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, boasts walking routes of many types, set in stunning natural scenery. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids Walking on Tenerife | Cicerone
  • From easy strolls to hands-on scrambling and from simple day walks to long-distance routes along the GR131, Tenerife offers a variety of year round walking routes, all set in stunning natural scenery. Paddy Dillon's latest book in his Canary Islands series features 45 of the best - suitable for a wide range of abilities and easily combined to... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • Walking on Gran Canaria
  • Walking on Gran Canaria describes 45 day walks in eight areas of the island. A long-distance coast-to-coast route on the GR131 is included, and shorter walks can be linked to form longer itineraries. Gran Canaria, one of the larger Canary Islands is a hugely popular spot for tourists, but offers many peaceful, rural areas perfect for walking. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2013
  • Gran Canaria Walking Guide
  • Walking guide to Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands, describing 45 day walks and sections of the new, waymarked, long-distance trail GR131. The fourth in a comprehensive five-book series covering all the Canaries, it includes from Las Palmas in the north to the southern Playa del Ingles, with the stunning volcanic hill-country in between, all... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2013
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
  • Wandelgids Walking on Gran Canaria | Cicerone
  • Uitgebreide wandelgids van dit deel van Gran Canaria: goede beschrijvingen, veel keuze, kaarten wat minder goed. This guidebook to walking on Gran Canaria is the fourth of a series of five to the Canary Islands in the Atlantic. It offers 45 walks, including a five-day coast-to-coast route on the GR131 - an island-hopping trek over all seven... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2014
  • Walking on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura
  • This book offers 45 walks on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, including 14 walks on the long-distance GR131 trail, which crosses both islands. Lanzarote has a fascinating volcanic national park; Fuerteventura has famous golden beaches. Both islands are crossed by new trails. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2014
  • Lanzarote and Fuerteventura - 45 Walks Including Isla La Graciosa
  • Accomplished and renowned walker Paddy Dillon’s Cicerone guide to Walking in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura is the complete guide to walking one of Europe’s most popular island destinations. The seven Canary Islands seem to bask in everlasting sunshine and have been referred to as the Fortune Islands. Away from the bustling resort, walkers can... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2014
  • Walking on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura
  • One of Paddy Dillon's five-volume series to the Canaries, this book offers 45 walks on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, including 14 walks on the long-distance GR 131 trail, which crosses both islands. Lanzarote has a fascinating volcanic national park; Fuerteventura has famous golden beaches. Both islands are crossed by new trails. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids Walking on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura | Cicerone
  • This book offers 21 walks on Lanzarote, two on Isla La Graciosa (off Lanzarote's northern coast) and 22 on Fuerteventura, including 14 walks on the GR 131 trail, which crosses both islands. These 45 traditional routes link several villages and span a range of arid agricultural and natural areas. Both popular holiday destinations, Lanzarote and... Read more
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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
  • La Palma Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map
  • La Palma at 1:40,000 on a double-sided walking map from Discovery Walking Guides with vivid altitude coluring providing an excellent picture of the topography, hiking routes cross-referenced to the publisher’s guide, waymarked CNIG routes, etc.The map, printed on light waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper, has bright altitude colouring... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • 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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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2015
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids Walk! La Palma | Discovery Walking
  • Engelstalige wandelgids La Palma, met uitgebreide beschrijvingen van wandelroutes, routekaartjes, praktische informatie zoals bussen en accommodatie. New revised and updated 3rd edition of Walk! La Palma including latest Tour & Trail Mapping plus. Walk! La Palma includes 37 fully detailed walking route itineraries. Each walking route itinerary... Read more
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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
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Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids Walk & Eat Mallorca | Sunflower books
  • his 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. For each suggested restaurant there is a photograph of the décor and one of their dishes, plus sample menu, price guide, opening times and a... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • La Palma and El Hierro: Car Tours and Walks
  • La Palma and El Hierro in the Landscape series by Sunflower, a pocket guide intended for walkers and featuring a touring section showing car trip itineraries with picnic suggestions. Whether you tour La Palma or El Hierro by car or discover them on foot, Noel introduces you to the islands` best beauty spots.For La Palma: 3 car tours (with... Read more
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Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids La Palma en EL Hierro | Sunflower books
  • Wandelgids: vele dagtochten worden degelijk beschreven met openbaar vervoer informatie, goede routebeschrijvingen en kaartmateriaal. Tevens enkele autotochten. La Palma: 3 car tours, 38 long and short walks, 22 picnic suggestionsEl Hierro: 1 car tour, 12 long and short walks, 8 picnic suggestionsThere are now charter flights from the UK to La... 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
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Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Tour & Trail Lanzarote | Discovery Walking
  • De Lanzarote Tour & Trail Super-Durable wandelkaart (4de editie) beslaat dit grote eiland op een schaal van 1: 40.000 wat resulteert in de meest gedetailleerde en sterkste kaart van Lanzarote die u kunt kopen. 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... Read more
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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
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United Kingdom
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Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart La Palma | Alpina
  • Uitstekende wandelkaart van La Palma: de meest gedetailleerde die er beschikbaar is. Om die details mogelijk te maken, bestaat deze dan ook uit 2 verschillende kaarten, een noordelijk deel en een zuideljk deel. Op de kaart staat alle noodzakelijke wandelinformatie goed ingetekend, met onder andere hoogtelijnen, wandelpaden, schuilhutten,... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • La Palma - German Text
  • This Rother Walking Guide to La Palma (ALL TEXT IS IN GERMAN), presents the hiker with 64 varied and entertaining tour suggestions incorporating every region on the island - the guide includes 112 colour photos and colour hiking maps at 1:50.000 or 1:100,000 scale, and an overview map for general planning at 1:250,000. From physically demanding... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids La Palma | Rother
  • Uitstekende wandelgids met een groot aantal dagtochten in dal en hooggebergte. Met praktische informatie en beperkt kaartmateriaal! Wandelingen in verschillende zwaarte weergegeven in rood/blauw/zwart. Das Standardwerk – 59 ausgewählte Wanderungen an den Küsten und in den Bergen der »Isla Bonita« Die grünste Insel der Kanaren erwartet den... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Walk Lanzarote
  • Lanzarote`s most popular walking guide book just got even better. Walk! Lanzarote 4th edition builds on the reputation of our earlier editions with more walks and comprehensive updating so that it caters for the needs of the increasing number of people who would like to combine some walking with a holiday on the Fire island. Walk Lanzarote... Read more
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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
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Fuerteventura Super-Durable Map
  • Fuerteventura at 1:100,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant, GPS compatible map from Discovery Walking Guides, with vivid presentation of the island’s topography, large street plans of its most visited resorts, plus timetables for local bus services. Current edition of this title was published in spring 2015.Topography is presented by... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Tour & Trail Fuerteventura | Discovery Walking
  • Fuerteventura Super-Durable Map is a large (100k) scale topographical map of the island detailing all the major, secondary and minor tarmacked roads plus dirt roads and walking trails, including the GR131 official route, on a 840mm by 700mm Super-Durable map sheet which folds to a pocketable 235mm by 120mm using a specialist 'concertina map'... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • La Palma del Condado
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:50,000 from the Centro Geográfico del Ejército, the country’s military survey organization. Contours are at 20m intervals, without additional relief shading but with graphics and/or colouring to show different types of terrain, vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and other protected... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Los Canarios CNIG Topographic Map 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
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Palma CNIG Topographic Map 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • La Palma Freytag & Berndt 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Los Sauces CNIG Topographic Map 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
Stanfords
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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • La Palma de Condado CNIG Topographic Map 982
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:50,000 in the MTN50 (Mapa Topográfico Nacional) series from the 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 different types of terrain, vegetation or... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Palma del Rio
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:50,000 from the Centro Geográfico del Ejército, the country’s military survey organization. Contours are at 20m intervals, without additional relief shading but with graphics and/or colouring to show different types of terrain, vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and other protected... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Santa Cruz de la Palma CNIG Topographic Map 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
Stanfords
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
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 South
  • Topographic mapping of the Canary Islands at 1:50,000 from the Centro Geográfico del Ejército, Spain’s military survey organization. Relief is shown by contours at 20-metre intervals with spot heights and colouring for different types of vegetation. The maps carry all the usual information shown on a topographic survey at this scale: detailed... 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
Aktivatours
Netherlands
  • La Palma, Las Olas**** 8 dagen
  • Wandelen op La Isla bonita La Palma is het meest noordwestelijk gelegen Canarische eiland, gelegen in de Atlantische Oceaan ter hoogte van Afrika. Het onderscheidt zich van andere Canarische Eilanden als Tenerife en Gran Canaria door het ontbreken van massatoerisme. Het eiland kent enkel bescheiden ecotoerisme en de reizigers die het eiland... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Mallorca Tramuntana 8 dagen
  • Wandelen over de pelgrimspaden van Mallorca Mallorca is het grootste eiland van de Balearen, in het Spaans Islas Balearas. De hoofdstad is Palma de Mallorca. De Balearen danken hun naam aan de baliarides (Grieks voor slingeren). Dat waren Mallorcaanse steenslingeraars, die in de klassieke Oudheid als huursoldaten werkzaam waren. Maar volgens... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Mallorca Tramuntana 8 dagen
  • Wandelen over de pelgrimspaden van Mallorca Mallorca is het grootste eiland van de Balearen, in het Spaans Islas Balearas. De hoofdstad is Palma de Mallorca. De Balearen danken hun naam aan de baliarides (Grieks voor slingeren). Dat waren Mallorcaanse steenslingeraars, die in de klassieke Oudheid als huursoldaten werkzaam waren. Maar volgens... Read more
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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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Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - La Palma
  • La Palma, een piepklein eilandje dat bijna loodrecht uit de zee oprijst. Hier geen overvolle stranden zoals op Tenerife of Gran Canaria, maar een uitgebreid en goed onderhouden wandelpadennet en een weelderige, erg verscheiden natuur. Niet zonder reden draagt La Palma de bijnaam 'la Isla Bonita'. Ervaren wandelaars noemen het zelfs hét mooiste... Read more
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Aktivatours
Netherlands
  • La Palma, Hacienda San Jorge*** 8 dagen
  • Wandelen op La Isla bonita La Palma is het meest noordwestelijk gelegen Canarische eiland, gelegen in de Atlantische Oceaan ter hoogte van Afrika. Het onderscheidt zich van andere Canarische Eilanden als Tenerife en Gran Canaria door het ontbreken van massatoerisme. Het eiland kent enkel bescheiden ecotoerisme en de reizigers die het eiland... Read more
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