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Walking on La Palma

Including the GR130 and GR131 long-distance trails

Guidebook to 45 walks and scrambles on La Palma in the Canary Islands, ranging from 7 to 31km. Some walks combine to complete the GR130 long-distance trail (8 days) and GR131 trail (3 days). Areas explored include Santa Cruz and Buenavista. Contains a Spanish-English glossary.


best between November and May, as the summer months are too hot, but it can sometimes snow on the higher parts; spring is especially colourful


Santa Cruz de La Palma, Los Llanos, Fuencaliente, Refugio del Pilar, Tijarafe, Puntagorda, Garafía, Barlovento, Los Sauces, Puntallana and the mountain road


routes vary from short and easy to long, steep and strenuous; all are waymarked and signposted, and no special equipment is required beyond ordinary walking gear, except when snow lies on the highest mountains

Must See

Caldera de Taburiente national park, Roque de los Muchachos, Canary pine forest, laurisilva 'cloud forest', deep and rugged barrancos, GR130 around La Palma, GR131 over the highest mountains
11 Jan 2019
17.20 x 11.60 x 1.40cm

A guidebook to day walks and treks on La Palma. Exploring the beautiful scenery of this Canary Island, the walks are suitable for beginner and experienced walkers alike.

The 34 day walks range from 6 to 32km (4–20 miles) and can be enjoyed in 2–10 hours. The GR131 trek crosses all seven of the Canary Islands, and the La Palma section is described in 3 stages covering 68km (42 miles). The GR130, a circular long-distance walk around La Palma, is also included, covering 167km (104 miles) over 8 stages.

  • 1:50,000 maps included for each walk
  • Detailed information on planning, facilities and public transport
  • Highlights include Caldera de Taburiente national park
  • Part of a 5-volume Cicerone series on the whole of the Canary Islands

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Paddy Dillon Cicerone author DILLON

By Paddy Dillon

Paddy Dillon is a prolific walker and guidebook writer, with over 100 guidebooks to his name and contributions to 40 other titles. He has written for several outdoor magazines and other publications and has appeared on radio and television.Paddy uses a tablet computer to write as he walks. His descriptions are therefore precise, having been written at the very point at which the reader uses them.Paddy is an indefatigable long-distance walker who has walked all of Britain's National Trails and several European trails. He has also walked in Nepal, Tibet, Korea and the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the US.

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