Hiking on La Palma
BIG VOLCANO ROUTE
Panorama over the volcanic south.
The ridge tour in Cumbre Vieja is one of the most spectacular Naturerlebnsissen on La Palma. They simultaneously represents a sporting challenge. During our walk through the bizarre lava landscape that has been formed over time by countless volcanoes, is us, a large part of the island at the foot.
We start in the pine forest at Refugio El Pilar, a rustic catch - and barbecue, as appreciate him Palmeros for their weekend trips with the whole family. From here we leave civilization for hours behind us. After a long climb through the shade-giving forest opens us above the treeline of views on all sides: the panorama extends from Santa Cruz, Tenerife and La Gomera in the distance, to Puerto Naos, the entire Aridane Valley and on to the Calder edge and the Cumbre Nueva where often plays the fascinating spectacle of clouds cascade. Before us stretches a bare volcanic landscape, the Cumbre Vieja (old mountain range), from. You bildet- named defiance - the genesis historically recent part of the island and still has active volcanoes. It is the result of an endless, for countless millennia continuing series of volcanic eruptions and landfills. This process is far from over. From 1949 erupted Volcán San Juan, the course of the broad lava flow pursue well into the sea at Puerto Naos down. The highest point of the route forms the volcano Deseada II (1932m).
The shades vary here from black and brown to yellow and rust to purple and purple. The silhouettes of the cones in the countryside form a highly contrasting composition.
After the beautiful volcano San Martín, with a wonderful view to the southern tip and on the salt flats, our rapid descent begins with a deep ash box. Through a sparse pine forest and vineyards past we arrive after 19 km long and 6 eventful hours of hiking to wine-Los Canarios.
Length: 19 km
Hiking time: approx 7 hours (incl breaks.).
Elevations: + 500 m / - 1200 m
Senderos Canarios S.L.
Los Cancajos - Breña Baja - Isla de La Palma
Öffnungszeiten Büro: 9 bis 13 und 17 bis 19 Uhr
Tel.: +34 922 433 001
Fax: +34 922 433 011