Hike to Cumbre Vieja new volcano
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Area Santa Cruz de La Palma – opposite Hotel Holiday Time > At 10,15h
Area Hotel Los Cancajos – bus stop near Isla Bonita Tours office > At 10,30h
Hotel Parador > 10,35h
Hotel Princess (min. 4 pax) > At 9,15h
Area Tazacorte – Los Llanos – Tazacorte (min. 4 pax) > At 10,30h
*If you are in a different location and are looking to join one of our tours, call us on +34 616 419 026 and we can tell you your closest pick up point.
In the wake of tragedy on the fateful day of September 19th, 2021, the earth roared with fury, birthing a new volcano in the form of the Cumbre Vieja, now known as Tajogaite, or the “cracked mountain.” The eruption reshaped the very shape of the west, altering landscapes and shattering the lives of the resilient locals who called this side of the island home.
Today, amidst the echoes of the past cataclysm, there arises an opportunity for adventure hike at the Cumbre Vieja crater, a chance to witness nature’s transformative power and the unyielding spirit of the human soul. Embark on a journey of both tragedy and hope, tracing the steps of nature’s wrath and the courage of those who refused to surrender to despair.
Our expedition invites you on a captivating 5.2-kilometer hike, a pilgrimage towards the heart of the newly born volcano, Cumbre Vieja, Tajogaite. The trail winds its way, revealing awe-inspiring vistas of this formidable force of nature. Behold the mesmerizing spectacle of Tajogaite, its ominous silhouette against the sky, a testament to the raw power that shaped the land in La Palma. Along the way, marvel at the vast flaws of lava cascading down into the Aridane Valley, El Paso, Los Llanos and Tazacorte a reminder of the volcano’s fierce embrace.
Fear not, for this journey is not one of recklessness. We tread cautiously, ensuring your safety by hiking up to a secure distance from the fiery heart of Cumbre Vieja. The adventure begins where you’ll gather oppossite to the Visitor Center of Caldera de Taburiente National Park. From there, set forth in your own transport, the anticipation of the unknown sparking in your eyes.
As you traverse the rugged terrain, remember to carry the essentials, water, sporty shoes to withstand the sandy path, and socks to shield your feet from the earth’s embrace. These seemingly ordinary items transform into symbols of preparedness, a mark of respect for the forces of nature you are about to encounter.
Join us on this adventure easy hike to Cumbre Vieja, where tragedy and hope entwine, shaping a narrative of resilience, discovery, and the enduring spirit of La Palma’s people. Together, let us venture forth into the unknown, finding solace in the beauty that emerges from the depths of despair.
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.