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Roque de los Muchachos Hiking Tour

A tour to the top of La Palma where you can enjoy the best views

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Roque de los Muchachos Hiking Tour tour information

location_onLa Palma
timer 1 day
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Starts

From Al Roque road (Pico de las Nieves junction) at 10:30 a.m.

Ends

At 2 p.m.

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Enjoy the best views of La Palma with this hiking tour through the top of the Roque de los Muchachos. Throughout our walk on the GR131 trail we’ll be able to see the wonderful landscapes of the Caldera de Taburiente and discover unique vegetation to La Palma while our guide tells us all about the history of this magical place. Get your hiking shoes and your camera ready and join us to conquer the top of La Palma!

Roque de los Muchachos Hiking Tour leaves on SUNDAYS.

Tour itinerary

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Duration: 3.5 hours Distance: 3.7 miles (6km) Gradient: +500/-1000 feet (+150/-300 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 the Roque de los Muchachos.
bird view of la palma
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Meeting at Pico de las Nieves junction If you have not included the Transport from and to your accommodation in La Palma extra in your booking, we will meet you here at 10:30 a.m.
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Roque de los Muchachos Once the entire group is together, we will head towards the Roque de los Muchachos to start our hiking tour with breathtaking views to the whole island of La Palma. If we’re lucky, we might even be able to see the neighboring islands of El Hierro, La Gomera or Tenerife.
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GR 131 trail The GR 131 trail will take us on a hike next to the edge of the crater the whole day, from where we’ll be able to enjoy beautiful views to the mountain peaks, often white, from the north of the island or the volcanic crater chain in the south. During our route we will visit a few telescopes in the area, including the well known Isaac Newton telescope.
group hiking the gr 131 trail
Pico de la Cruz The last stop of the day will be Pico de la Cruz, where we will be able to enjoy the wonderful landscapes one more time and take the last pictures from the top of the Roque de los Muchachos.
view from the top of the mountain
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End of the journey If you selected the Transport from and to your accommodation in La Palma extra the bus will take you back to your accommodation in La Palma. See you in the next adventure!
panoramic view roque de los muchachos

Tour details

Included

  • Mountain guide
  • Chestnut wood canes

Not included

  • Food and drinks

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The Roque de los Muchachos tour is a moderate hike, so it is advisable to be in good physical shape.

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.
SAFE ADVENTURE – Covid 19
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.

What to bring to Roque de los Muchachos Hiking Tour

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
  • Hat
  • Food and water
  • Spare clothes (if you consider it necessary)

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 the 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 the 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 hello@howlanders.com and we will suggest 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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