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La Palma is an island of contrasts with its uneven, ranging from sea level up to 2,426 m of the Roque de los Muchachos, the highest point on the island.

In the northern third of the island is a large depression of erosive origin forming the Caldera, declared a National Park in 1954. From the center of the island to the south, called Cumbre Vieja, a series of volcanoes that are located between the San Antonio Volcano and San Juan Teneguía (last volcanic eruption in the Canary Islands in 1971).

The island also has the Cumbre Vieja National Park and Natural Park of Las Nieves and protected a number of smaller institutions and degree of protection.

In 1983, the area "El Canal y Los Tilos" is declared as Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, later, in 1997, was expanded to form the "Biosphere Reserve of Los Tilos." FinallyIn 2002 the reserve was extended throughout the island under the name Biosphere Reserve of La Palma.

La Palma is one of the Canary Islands largest forest area, it both pine and laurel being. As for agriculture, the main crops are bananas from the Canaries and the vine.



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Sta. Cruz Tenerife 5 91 Km. 4150 m. 4950 m. Excursiones Independientes


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Parque Nacional Caldera de Taburiente

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Distance: 19 Km.Up/Downhill 580 m. - Up/Downhill 1.400 m.Time: 09:00 h.
Parque Nacional Caldera de Taburiente

The Caldera National Park consists of a caldera volcano & aacute; nica 8km Di & aacute; underground gaps between between 430 and 2,426 m, resulting fen & oacute; less erosive intensive and exceptional microclimate. The boiler has a m & aacute; maximum inter & eacute; s & oacute geol, logical, hosting a study from the s. XIX specialists worldwide. It m & aacute born; s 70 springs and galleries & iacute; as with fen & oacute; less than beautiful as waterfalls Desfondada 150 m. Pit or Reeds that supply water to the whole island.

The park receives m & aacute; s 350,000 visitors annually. There is a camping area, with permission for 100 people a day in the Los Brecitos (2 nights m & aacute; maximum high season, 6 other). For organized groups there is a camp-Nature Class at the La Cumbrecita. The Visitor Center est & aacute; equipped with all means: showroom, swing projections, audio-video library, library etc. The park has a network of up to 10 trails & ntilde; alizados with viewpoints etc. that provide insight into aspects walking m & aacute; s
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This route consists of three distinct pieces:

& nbsp; 1. The Brecitos - Camping Area (Duration & oacute; n: 1.5 to 2 hours and length: 5.6 km.)
& Nbsp; 2. Camping Area - Hoyo Verde (Duration & oacute; n: 2.5 hours Length: 3.3 miles one way.)
& Nbsp; 3. Barranco of Sorrows (Duration & oacute; n: 4 hours Length: 7.9 km.)

From the Llanos get a narrow paved road that goes up a bit between STILL LATEST houses of the city to view the huge pit the ravine of Sorrows, by now down without remission & oacute; n in search of r & iacute; o Taburiente result of contributions h & iacute; julien of nascent outcroppingThe Caldera.

Before you get to the bottom on the Lomo de los Caballos, there is an information booth & oacute; n National Park in the right place at just the comfort of the road and the pavement becomes earth. The passable track continues tourism & uacute; a descent to the ravine and got as & iacute; the plain where it is advisable to leave the car and hire taxi service 4x4.

After wading r & iacute; o for 12 kil & oacute; m 4x4 back again ravine Land Nature Park and leads us around 40 minutes to the viewpoint of The Brecitos (1,010 m.), So access to veh & iacute; asses and starting point of this excursion & oacute; n.

It is worth appreciating the calm needed the wonderful view of the Caldera in a visual sweep of nearly 270 & ordm; where you can see the entire crester & iacute; since Somada Alta (. 1,926 m) to the peak Bejenado (. 1,854 m), compared to us or elseros. Prospects are supplemented with the exit to the Sea of ??Sorrows Barranco, storm drain & uuml; e native of La Caldera. If the d & iacute; a has good visibility not be & aacute; dif & iacute; easy to appreciate the emerging silhouette of the island of El Hierro in the ca & iacute; da right side of Bejenado

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The Brecitos there is an information sign with map location and & eacute; ste lathe meth & aacute; lico start serving at & uacute; nico trail that goes into the boiler. Some posts meth & aacute; numbered licos allow this path as a self-guided trail

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We reached the first ravine, & nbsp; one of & nbsp; many that stand in the path; Canyon is the Ciempi & eacute; s adem & aacute; s be a pretty waterfall & aacute; need to go wooden bridges over the gorge overcome and penetrate a little m & aacute; s later in the l & iacute;. boundaries of the National Park

The Tenerra loin, which we reached in 25 minutess from the viewpoint, is a plain at the foot of the saw-tooth profile of the holes on which so


Parque Nacional Caldera de Taburiente (La Crestería)

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Distance: 22 Km.Up/Downhill 700 m. - Up/Downhill 700 m.
Parque Nacional Caldera de Taburiente (La Crestería)

This trail, which rises from 2,000 m to 2,426 m, is part of the large perimeter trail summits Park. It can be driven in both directions equally, but here & iacute; describe what upstream.

& nbsp; the road up to the Roque de los Muchachos from Santa Cruz. & Nbsp; in the kil & oacute; Underground 22 part track Peak Snow and followed & eacute; foward to the car park end we find the beginning of our path. Once en route, arriving at the first junction to turn right. The path to the left goes to the Ermita de la Virgen del Pino.

Among twenty minutes and half an hour is what it takes to reach the edge of the Caldera. Since all & iacute; a viewpoint that shows these piers as a aristados loins divide m & uacute;. ravines multiple

We arrived at the Snow Peak. Surely its name it is the & uacute; nico that currency snowy dince the capital of the island. At the top you see a installation & oacute; n. With solar panels, which is the communications repeater Park

From all & iacute; we first Pico del Cedro and then the Lomo Paul two small CHILDREN morretes before boarding the Pico Piedrallana distinguished very well be taller and have a v & eacute; rtice geod & eacute;. sico

We got a little to Pico Piedrallana. From here & iacute; appear & aacute; bare areas of vegetation & oacute; n, oriented mainly north. Since the park is postulated that these & aacute; areas are the id & oacute; lines for some plants in danger of extinction & oacute; n & aacute as we will see m;. S later

The peak Piedrallana. & Nbsp; From here & iacute; The statue known as the Monument to the Infinite is observed. It is a work of the artist C & eacute; sar Manrique created for the inauguration & oacute; n & iacute Astrof Observatory;. Sico del Roque de los Muchachos in 1985

The Espig & oacute; nPiedrallana separates the canyoning of Altaguna and Guanches. It has several Roques sec STILL we enter the park. The first was an unreachable haven for rabbits and goats, thus retaining tajinastes blue, white flower brooms and other rare species.

Between Piedrallana Pico and Pico de la Cruz, cross LITTLE morretes you rock. Outwardly the park a few meters from the summit a & aacute; rea pyroclastic (material thrown into the air by volcanic & aacute; n). Live reddish-yellow color where the source Juan Diego

To the park, the area known as the Three Veins serves v & iacute; a loss inside the Caldera, with some dwellings of shepherds recent times

. N that ends in a dramatic cliff on the headwaters of the vegetables Alfonso;

Along with the source Juan Diego, a Espig & oacute enters. From the road it takes a half hourarrive, but be & aacute; to trav & eacute; s of laburnum, since there is no way

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There Before Pico de la Cruz, another descent into the park by the fountain and pine Mantigua. Are pine trees hung like two green spots in the middle of the cliffs, TREES from two different generations: some old delivery charges capped, and below them a natural reforested pine j & oacute; VENES almost coet & aacute; neos who prosper & oacute; through the elimination & oacute; n grazing in a & ntilde; os 50 and 60. These pines are seen very well from the viewpoint of French located a little m & aacute;. s later

In the Pico de la Cruz is a house of a repeater. On the next down, to the right, we crossed a fence protecting a repopulation & oacute; n of endangered plant extinction & oacute; n done with school students of La Palma in 1997. Under the same along the road is a path in address & oacute; na Windward and Saucis. Aqu & iacute; road and highway are close together up to join some m & aacute; s ad


Parque Nacional de la Cumbre Vieja

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Distance: 19 Km.Up/Downhill 710 m. - Up/Downhill 690 m.
Parque Nacional de la Cumbre Vieja

This way one holds constant geol & oacute; very specific logic. Its formation & oacute; n & oacute geol; logic is recent, about 200,000 a & ntilde; os, with 7 volcanoes hist & oacute; rich. This has set different panoramic & aacute; micas from different zones of the Cumbre Vieja, on both sides - East and West - with its own uniqueness

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It has also led to vegetation & oacute; n specialized besides the pine forest, the amagante appears, the crisp, certain species of bejeques, blue tajinaste and other

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From an altitude of 1450 meters will go up to about 2,000.

Start & eacute; sta route on the Refugio del Pilar (which is & aacute; between the Cumbre Nueva and Cumbre Vieja), starting from which all forest house & iacute; There, to the north; is clearly visible. We walk, describing a semic & iacute; North-West-South circle the slopes of Volc & aacute; n Birigoyo. Soon we have a viewpoint that exposes us to the Valley of El Paso, with Caldera Taburiente the background, the New Summit to meet the Lowlands of El Paso High. M & aacute; s close, the & uacute; & aacute last volcano; n & oacute prehistoric; rich, the Tacande. Now for the Westside see Los Llanos del Jable (lapilli-pyroclastic materials).

Although the road flanking the base of the Volcano & aacute; n Birigoyo, there is a path to climb this peak by its east side and lower it in address & oacute; South n through another Volc & aacute;. N attached to the front called The Barquita

We got a short forest trail that climbed the east. South of Massif Birigoyo-La Barquita, we will go for the Plain Water south on the road that goes well marked, to be & aacute; the address & oacute; n predominant throughout the route. About two hours out we will be among the Volcano & aacute; n. Nambroque the East, the Black Hole and West

We went AHEAD & oacute; n the combined group of Volc & aacute; n Peach and The Unwanted, where we will be close to 2,000 metersheight. From the same part of the route as it descends south dimension is visible; also & eacute; n landscapes on either side, I & eacute;. ndose west beaches of Puerto Naos and the shaped tip, earning the sea, by the lava discharged by the said John & nbsp; Nearby, on lower bound and west, the volcano & aacute; n & nbsp; Puddles of a & ntilde; or 1,712; and in the same direction & oacute; n, m & aacute but it; s away and 900 meters elevation at Volcano & aacute; n Jedey Tajuya in a & ntilde; or 1,585

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From this point, we can comerzar return by the same road by which we came.

Altitude : Playground Pillar (1480), Volcanic & aacute; n Birigoyo, (1800), Volcanic & aacute; n de San Juan (1780), Volcanic & aacute; n of the Unwanted (1900).


Reserva de la Biosfera de Los Tilos

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Distance: 19 Km.Up/Downhill 1.460 m. - Up/Downhill 1.460 m.Time: 05:30 h.
Reserva de la Biosfera de Los Tilos

To access the trailhead, from the C-830, the ravine of Los Sauces, rises, & ntilde; Alizada, an asphalted road that leads to the place from which we began the march, before reaching the information offices & oacute; n, the track crosses the ravine of water

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On the path can distinguish three phases. First, from an elevation of about 450 meters, on the south side of Water Canyon from the parking lot all & iacute; there, then going for a short t & uacute; nel. We passed through a magnetic & iacute;. Tists laurel forests

A little m & aacute; s half an hour in a place spread, m & aacute; s horizontal, by a path which turns eastward, we climb in minutes to a lookout est & aacute; on Espig & oacute; n Crossed, which perfectly much of the environment can be seen, surpassing the Green Sea cups of TREES, as & iacute; as the immense walls that serve as bed and shelter; must tener caution & oacute; n as it has a steep, narrow and at the edge of a cliff, but has rails

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Follow the track half an hour m & aacute; s. The second part of the trail begins at this point, crossing a wooden bridge over said cliff, at a height of about 850 meters, continue to rise.

A third, from about 1100 meters, we carry & aacute; to those of Marcos and the Lambs Lambs Canyon. So here & iacute ;, two hours. We spend one second wooden bridge before entering the ravine; the other side we see the continuation & oacute; n. the sidewalk

Then, just before a jump cuts off the runway, the trail heads north and then west and down the ravine again in about 15 minutes m & aacute; s; front, south, contin & uacute; a rising and shortly after & eacute; s we follow some steps and return to earth in about 8 minutes ravine m & aacute; s; we followthe ravine 3 or 4 minutes m & aacute; s, with a marked trail and see a path that goes across North; soon found a bifurcation & oacute; n: we take the path that continues to rise in that direction & oacute; n

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In a few meters to go down the ravine to the west, through which passes across the path, and turning to the west we see a path by which we climbed to the headwaters of lambs in a few minutes. This STILL last part, since we took the second bridge, you can do in about 45 minutes

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Once the sources of lambs can be lowered, to a t & uacute; nel where it crosses the channel & nbsp; sources of Mark, in about 15 minutes m & aacute;. s

The realiaza return by the same way.

Altitudes: Visitor Center (420), Birth of the Lamb (1780), Birth of Mark (1700)

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Volcanes de San Antonio y Teneguía

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Distance: 12 Km.Up/Downhill 700 m. - Up/Downhill 700 m.
Volcanes de San Antonio y Teneguía

This is a non-circular running the final stretch of the GR-131 route. In elgunos the soil is sandy stretches reaching through difficult & iacute; a.

We leave Los Burned in kil & oacute; Underground 3.3 LP-128 road. In a large curve goes a dirt track. A sign indicates Volac & aacute; n & iacute Tenegu; a. This track corresponds to the SL-112.

A little m & aacute; s away, the track merges with the GR-131 coming down from the slopes of the volcano & aacute; n San Antonio

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We continue on the same track 1.8 km to meet se & ntilde;. The white and red of Bifurcation & oacute; na right. We follow it & ntilde; ales to VOLCANO; n & iacute tenegu;. A, to which we can approximate

From the Volcano & aacute; n, we recommend not to follow the GR-131, but retorceder our steps to where the trail crosses the Channel. On the right, another track that goes straight down south. The we catch, 300 m. we are again with the GR-131 up the road there is no difficulty.

There are sidewalks & ntilde; you alizadas cutting the curves of the road. Some sections of these trails are steep and even has steps. We continue down to the lighthouse Fuencaliente.

The return along the same path.

Altitude : Volcano & aacute; n & iacute Tenegu, at (438) Volc & aacute; n San Antonio (660), Spotlight Fuentecaliente (30)

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