The greenest of the Canary Islands awaits the walker with more variety of landscapes than can be found in any other similarly small region in the world. Wide valleys, wild gorges and crater landscapes, pine- and laurel forests, banana plantations, cascades and waterfalls form a rich contrast with one another. The walking here is superb and the dark-black beaches, beautiful as they are, pale into insignificance in comparison to the offerings of nature which in all corners of the island surprise you with ever-changing scenery. The island offers incomparably pleasant strolls between gleaming lava beaches, lush laurel woods and cloud-ringed ridges. And ever-present is the deep blue Atlantic. La Palma is made for the walker who loves nature and seeks adventures away from the noisy beach resorts and cheap tourist attractions.
This guide presents the walker with a wide range of enjoyable walks incorporating every region on the island: from physically demanding excursions into the rugged barrancos in the north to the romantic scenery of the setting sun on the 2000 metre peaks, not to mention the truly phenomenal volcano route; from gentle walks through bright green pine forests and across dark lava streams to the most spectacular destination on the island: the giant unspoilt landscape of the Caldera de Taburiente, surrounded by thousand metre high precipices, one of the greatest erosion craters in the world.
This Rother guide is the most comprehensive and popular walking guide to La Palma and has been the definitive guide for many years. The present edition has been totally revised and now extended to include 71 walks – an all-round successful guide, excellently illustrated with maps (scale 1:50,000), which will arouse your curiosity and can be highly recommended to all mountain lovers on La Palma.