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Cicerone Guides: Walking on La Palma: The World's Steepest Island

Walking / Outdoor Guide

Series: Cicerone Guides: Canary Islands Volume: 1

By: Paddy Dillon

231 pages, col maps, col photos

Cicerone Press

Paperback | Nov 2010 | #187298 | ISBN-13: 9781852846046
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NHBS Price: £12.95 $18/€15 approx

About this book

La Palma is reputed to be one of the steepest islands in the world and features rugged ancient mule tracks and pilgrim trails.

Forty-five routes are described in this guide, from one-day walks to long-distance trails. Also included are sections on geology, wildlife, plants and flowers and practical information including accommodation, money and language.


Introduction; Location; Geology; Wildlife; National parks; The Fortunate Isles; Getting there; When to go; Accommodation; Health and safety; Food and drink; Language; Money; Communications; Walking on La Palma; Introduction; Getting there; Getting around; What to take; Waymarking and access; Maps; Food and drink; Tourist information offices; Emergencies; Using this guide; The Walks; 1 Santa Cruz and Lomo de las Nieves; 2 Fuentes de Las Breas; 3 Buenavista and Pico de las Ovejas; 4 Santa Cruz and Montaa de Tagoja; 5 Pico de la Nieve to Santa Cruz; 6 Santa Cruz to Puerto de Tazacorte; 7 El Paso to Refugio del Pilar; 8 Refugio del Pilar to Santa Cruz; 9 Refugio del Pilar to Playa del Hoyo; 10 Refugio del Pilar to Playa del Hoyo or La Salemera; 11 Refugio del Pilar and Pico Nambroque; 12 Jedey to Tigalate; 13 San Nicols and Coladas de San Juan; 14 Llanos del Jable and Coladas de San Juan; 15 Pico Bejenado; 16 La Cumbrecita to La Cancelita and Los Llanos; 17 Barranco de las Angustias and Caldera de Taburiente; 18 La Cumbrecita to Caldera de Taburiente; 19 Caldera de Taburiente and Hoya Verde; 20 Tijarafe and Pors de Candelaria; 21 Tinizara to Piedras Altas and Tijarafe; 22 La Traviesa: El Time to Briesta; 23 La Traviesa: Briesta to Barlovento; 24 La Zarza and Don Pedro; 25 Roque del Faro to Garafa; 26 Roque del Faro and Franceses; 27 Roque del Faro to Roque de los Muchachos; 28 Roque de los Muchachos to Puntagorda or Tijarafe; 29 Pico de la Cruz to Barlovento; 30 Pico de la Cruz to Los Sauces or Barlovento; 31 Los Sauces and Los Tilos; 32 Fuente de Oln to Las Lomadas; 33 Fuente Vizcana to La Galga; 34 Pico de la Nieve to Puntallana or Tenagua; 35 GR 130: Santa Cruz de La Palma to Mazo; 36 GR 130: Mazo to Fuencaliente; 37 GR 130: Fuencaliente to Los Llanos; 38 GR 130: Los Llanos to Puntagorda; 39 GR 130: Puntagorda to Garafa; 40 GR 130: Garafa to Franceses; 41 GR 130: Franceses to Los Sauces; 42 GR 130: Los Sauces to Santa Cruz de La Palma; 43 GR 131: Puerto de Tazacorte to Roque de los Muchachos; 44 GR 131: Roque de los Muchachos to Refugio del Pinar; 45 GR 131: Refugio del Pinar to Faro de Fuencaliente; Appendix A Route Summary Table; Appendix B Topographical Glossary; Appendix C Useful Contacts

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Paddy Dillon is a prolific walker and writer, with over 40 books to his name, many published by Cicerone.

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