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La Palma Volcano Route

The most popular route in La palma through GR 131 trail

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La Palma Volcano Route tour information

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From the meeting point in el Paso at 8:50 a.m.


To the meeting point in el Paso at 5:00 p.m.


  • Mountain guide
  • Chestnut wood canes

Not included

  • Food and drinks

error_outlineImportant information

If you select the extra Transport from and to your accommodation on La Palma, the pick up will take place between 8:15 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. at the main hotels on La Palma:

Fuencaliente - Hotel Princess: 8:15 a. m.
Puerto Naos - Hotel Sol: 8:30 a.m.
Los Cancajos (BUS Stop): 8:30 a.m.

*If you are not staying at one of these hotels, we will indicate a nearby meeting point for pick up.
The order of the visits could be altered, but it will not affect the content of the program. The schedules of the tickets and transports could be subject to modifications.
This activity includes the appropriate protection measures to ensure your safety. In addition, our excursions are outdoor and in small groups to reduce the risk of contagion. Remember to follow the instructions of the staff during the development of the excursion.

restoreCancellation policy

Free cancellation! You will receive a 100% refund of your reservation if you cancel at least 24 hours before the start of the tour. After that time, or if you don't show up, no refunds will be given.
La Palma volcano route is one of the essential tours in La Palma. If you love volcanoes, you can’t miss out on this tour!

From the beginning of the trail in Refugio del Pilar until the end in Los Canarios we’ll hike 17.1 km along the GR 131 trail in a relaxed and safe guided route through the beautiful La Palma volcanic landscape.

The first part of the volcano route is uphill until reaching Las Deseadas, the highest point of this tour at 1949 metres above sea level. From here on, we’ll start hiking downhill on our way to Los Canarios, a town situated in the municipality of Fuencaliente, where we’ll finish our La Palma volcano route.

Mountain and volcano lovers, get your boots ready, because we’re going on a hike you don’t want to miss! Keep reading to discover the itinerary of our spectacular volcano route in La Palma.

Tour itinerary

todayLa Palma volcano route

Duration: 7 hours Distance: 17.1 km Gradient: +500 m / -1200 m
access_time8 : 15 AM
Pick up in La Palma If you select the extra Transport from and to your accommodation in La Palma, the activity will start with the pick-up at your hotel. The private transport will start at the door of the main hotels on La Palma at 8:15 a.m. Once the first part of the group is gathered on La Palma, we will head towards El Paso.
access_time8 : 50 AM
Meeting at El Paso If you have not included the extra pick-up fee in your reservation, this is where we will meet. You will easily find free parking. We will wait for you at the bus stop next to the gas station. From there we will pick you up and take you to the Refugio del Pilar, the starting point of the Route of the Volcanoes on La Palma.
access_time9 : 30 AM
Refugio del Pilar We will start the hiking route at Refugio del Pilar, a popular recreational area where locals usually celebrate family lunches or small friend reunions in a beautiful natural setting. For us today this place will be the beginning of our trekking route on La Palma. We start!
Beginning of the route through the GR 131 trail We start our hike along the GR 131 trail following our mountain guide uphill, hiking around the Birigoyo mountain, an ancient volcanic cone. Here we can enjoy wonderful sights towards the north such as the Caldera de Taburiente or the Cima de la Isla (‚ÄúTop of the Island‚ÄĚ).
Valle de Aridane We’ll continue our route to find the Valle de Aridane, which comprises the towns of El Paso, Los LLanos y Tazacorte. Here we can use the lookouts to catch our breath while we enjoy the views of the old Tacande volcano. As you’ll observe throughout our hike, and on the Tacande volcano, Canary pine is abundant on the GR 131 trail. On the contrast, this pine will be absent once we get to the younger volcanoes that are the star of our tour; due to erosion, pine can’t grow on them.
First crater: Hoyo Negro After crossing a wooden bridge we reach the first crater of the day, Hoyo Negro. Get excited! Here we can really say we’re on the La Palma volcano route. From this point we’ll also be able to see some of the other craters we will visit throughout our hike.
Downhill the GR 131 trail After visiting all those magnificent craters we will continue our hike down the GR 131 towards Fuencaliente. During this downhill hike we will follow our guide through loose terrain of black volcanic sand, through which we will probably have go stop more than once to empty our boots out because sand gets everywhere.
Volcán Martín Before reaching Fuencaliente we will find the Martin volcano, the last crater in our tour. Its shape and colors make it one of the most beautiful volcanoes in the island. You will have the opportunity to hike to the top, if you wish, and enjoy the wonderful views of the southernmost point of the island from afar.
Last stop: Los Canarios town Hiking through pines we will reach the church of San Antonio, where we can lean onto the outside walls to empty the sand out of our boots for the last time before arriving to the town centre of Los Canarios. Here we will do the last stop of our tour to have a refreshing drink before saying goodbye.
Back to El Paso and La Palma After a well-deserved rest in Los Canarios, we will take the bus back to our meeting point in El Paso. If you select the extra Transport from and to your accommodation in La Palma, the bus will take you to your accomodation in La Palma, putting an end to our adventure through volcanoes.

What to bring to La Palma Volcano Route

The Canary Islands are known for having a pleasantly warm climate most of the year. However, for hiking routes it is always advisable to wear/carry a warm jacket (even better if it can also protect you against the rain!). We also recommend you to bring:
  • Suitable clothing for hiking
  • Sports or mountain footwear
  • Raincoat
  • Sunscreen/Sun Protection
  • Hat/Cap
  • Food and water

Questions & Answers

My accommodation is in Fuencaliente at the Hotel Princess. What is my meeting point with the minibus?
If you are staying at the Hotel Teneguía Princess, we will pick you up at bus stop in front of the hotel.

My accommodation is in Puerto Naos, what is the meeting point with the minibus in this area of La Palma?
If your accommodation is in Puerto Naos, we will pick you up at bus stop of the Sol Hotel. You will find the stop on the main road, just 3 minutes walk from the hotel. Another meeting point you will have in this area will be the entrance roundabout to Puerto Naos.

My accommodation is in Los Cangajos, where will the minibus pick me up?
If you are staying in Los Cangajos, the meeting point will be the bus stop closest to the only pharmacy in this area of La Palma. It won't take you more than 5 minutes to get there on foot from your hotel! All hotels, (like Hotel H10 Taburiente Playa, Hacienda San Jorge or Las Olas among others) are within this distance from the bus stop.

My accommodation is not on the pick-up route, where will be my meeting point with the minibus?
If you are not staying in these areas of the island, or in any of the hotels, please contact us at and we will indicate you a nearby meeting point for your pick up.
Remember that to include the pick up service you have to add the extra Transport from and to your accommodation in your booking.

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