Why this walk?
Dominated by volcanoes, thick cloud forest and lush vegetation, La Palma is virtually untouched by tourism yet it offers a paradise of different landscape and paths for those looking for walking holidays abroad. The entire island had been designated a UNESCO biosphere reserve, and a week’s walking there will take you through deep ravines, into thick cloud forest and pine woods, through tunnels in search of waterfalls and of course up volcanoes. With parts of the island inaccessible until recent years, the natural environment has been left to flourish and those with an interest in plants will find a fascinating and unique selection of fauna including the indigenous dragon tree.
As well as this, the walk will also take you through a number of small but historically interesting towns and villages.