Hiking on La Palma
Hiking to the Roque de los Muchachos
Spectacular hike on the crater rim
In the serpentine rich Directions to Roque de Los Muchachos, at an altitude of 2,426 meters, we experience all vegetation zones of the island. Even if the dam Passat clouds on the mountain slopes above Santa Cruz, one has certainly hope for sun in the high altitudes. At the latest in the upper pine forest border the fog. Our goal is above the tree line and above the cloud. Far from civilization, closer to the firmament, we pass the largest observatory in the northern hemisphere. The shiny domes, mirrors and telescopes act utopian in this barren landscape. Several European countries have joined forces in order to observe from this predestined location from the movement-body heaven of.
The red-brown rock formations of the Roque de Los Muchachos - the highest peak of La Palma - perched on the rim of the Caldera de Taburiente, one of the largest Makhtesh the world. On this mountain-comb our migration runs. When stunning views in the giant crater, we can nearly 2,000 m deep look to the Taburiente River. From up here, almost bird's, the emergence of La Palma is a particularly good state. Where today is the boiler of the caldera rose million years ago approximately 1 a 3,500 m high mountain. The panorama includes the green north a with its hills, gorges and a few farms.
Our path was once used to come from the north to the capital. At one point reminds Kreutz to a Palmero, who was there surprised in the last century of rare snowfall and freezing to death.
On the other side of the boiler of Pico Bejenado includes the wide round the caldera. Behind the Cumbre Vieja, which runs with its many volcanic cones to the south of the island. In the distance the neighboring islands of El Hierro, La Gomera and Tenerife, which usually shows only the tip of the Teide. This impressive level walk ends after 3.5 hours at Pico de La Cruz.
Length: 6 km
Hiking time: about 3.5 hours (including breaks.).
Elevations: + 150 m / - 300 m
Senderos Canarios S.L.
Los Cancajos - Breña Baja - Isla de La Palma
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