Hike from Pico de La Cruz to Roque de Los Muchachos
Area Los Cancajos Hotels > 9.30h
Area Santa Cruz de La Palma – opposite Hotel Holiday Time > 9.35h
Hotel Princess (min. 4 pax) > 8.30h
Area Tazacorte – Los Llanos – Tazacorte (min. 4 pax) > 8.30h
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This tour will finish today around 15.30h. +1h 15 min in Santa Cruz and Cancajos and El Paso – Los Llanos – Tazacorte – Hotel Princess.
Hiking in Roque de los Muchachos in La Palma is an unforgettable experience that will make your holiday in La Palma unforgettable. With stunning views of the ocean and possibly some other islands, dramatic landscapes of the National Park, Caldera de Taburiente, and the chance to explore one of the most unusual regions of La Palma, it is an experience you won’t soon forget. From watching the sunset at one of the summits at the end of the hike to exploring the diverse flora and fauna along the way, a hike from Roque de Los Muchachos to Pico de La Cruz has the potential to be one of the best days of your holiday in La Palma. You will never forget the breathtaking views, the sense of accomplishment you feel when you reach the end as the sun goes down. So why not take a chance and make your holiday a memorable one with this hike?
As you drive up to the starting point of the hike, Roque de Los Muchachos, you will experience a winding and curvy road that takes you through five different vegetation levels. You will start at sea level and make your way up through cultivation areas to the enter a light example of laurel forest mix with many chesnuts trees. Then follow an amazing pine forest, until you reach the highest level of the hike, the sub- alpine zone. As you drive, you will also get to experience stunning views of the ocean and possibly some other islands. With each level, the landscape and views will change until you reach the top of the hike, where you will be rewarded with a panoramic view of the entire island of La Palma.
As you start this trekking from Roque de Los Muchachos you will be hiking between the observatory of Roque de los Muchachos, sometimes very close to some of the telescopes. It is important to note the type of rocks in this area due to the geological interest. The Roque de los Muchachos mountain range is made up of basaltic rocks, which were formed from a volcanic eruption that occurred 4 million years ago. These rocks have been studied intensively due to their geologic importance, and their impact on the climate of the region. Additionally, the area is characterized by its varied terrain and vegetation, making it a perfect place to observe the effects of soil composition and rock formation on the environment.
La Palma is the perfect place for the observatory of Roque de Los Muchachos due to its clear skies and high altitude. Located just in the limit of Caldera de Taburiente National Park, the observatory is situated in an area with very little light pollution, making it ideal for stargazing and astronomical observation. The area is also known for its stable climate, which is a major factor in the success of the observatory. The combination of the high altitude, clear skies, and stable climate make La Palma the perfect place to study the stars and other cosmic phenomena. Additionally, the observatory of Roque de Los Muchachos is one of the world’s top astronomical research centers, and one of the leading sites for astronomical observation and research in the world and today we will be hiking between this telescopes in this hike from Roque de Los Muchachos to Pico de La Cruz.
At the end of the hike from Roque de Los Muchachos to Pico de La Cruz, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the full hike that you just did, simply amazing.
Our recomendation for you is to bring for any tour good hiking or sport clothes and shoes with a good profile. It´s also a good idea to bring sun protection and a cup. Good warm jacket in winter and something against the rain, just in case!.
Do not forget ALWAYS to bring for the hikes water and food, as much as you need.
We also offer to our clients our wooden hiking sticks and if you have forgotten your shoes, you can always hire one of our comfortable walking boots.