Join us in La Palma for an amazing hiking holiday and winter break!
La Palma is often referred to as the 'Green Island' or 'Beautiful Island' because of it's fabulous scenery and unspoiled nature.
This gorgeous isle in the Atlantic belongs to Spain and is the most tranquil, verdant and suited to hiking within the Canary Island group. Being close to the African mainland it enjoys a wonderful winter climate and is something of a lost paradise. The vegetation is flamboyant, the mountains are high, the beaches uncrowded and the sea is a vivid blue.
The island is also known for being the steepest island in world (based on height to surface area) and benefits from over 1000km of waymarket paths while still remaining virtually untouched by tourism. No wonder some commentators have identified La Palma as the prototype for Atlantis!
For an unforgettable hiking holiday we will base ourselves in a superb 4 star hotel right near the beach while also being close to the island's charming capital, Santa Cruz. Our location is perfect for accessing the very best hiking trails and also enjoying the fun of being a short journey from the vibrant bars of the main town on the island.
Naturally our modern accommodation offers all the comforts you would expect like free Wi-Fi, private en-site bathrooms, 3 adult swimming pools (one heated in winter) and large, bright rooms.
Other amenities include a vibrant restaurant where breakfast and other meals are served plus we will be located on the seafront, only 300 metres from the well-known Playa de los Cancajos. The hotel is recently renovated, highlights include its comfortable rooms, pools and terraces with spectacular views of the sea and its varied cuisine with typical products of the Canary Islands.
La Palma is considered to be the "hikers island" of the Canaries as it offers an abundance of superb walking options and the networks of trails are endless. We could keep busy exploring for many, many weeks if only we had the time!
This trip does not involve technical mountaineering but the hikes on the island can be quite challenging so you need to have a good level of hiking fitness. A head for heights is also necessary in the mountainous terrain.
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
7 nights accommodation (twin rooms) in a 4-star hotel on the seafront.
All breakfasts and dinners.
Two trip leaders.
Financial protection in accordance with the Package Travel Law 1992.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
Single supplement £170 extra if you require a private room.
Transport on the island. Cars can be hired very cheaply and costs can be shared.
The meeting point is at Santa Cruz de la Palma Airport on Saturday 8 February. We will return to the airport on Saturday 15 February.
Our recommended flights:
• OUTBOUND - Saturday 8 February
easyJet flight EZY8711
Departs - 07:35 London Gatwick
Arrives - 12:00 La Palma
• INBOUND - Saturday 15 February
easyJet flight EZY8712
Departs - 12:45 La Palma
Arrives - 17:05 London Gatwick
Flights are currently less than £71 return so it is best to book early!
To confirm your place on this trip use internet banking. The account details are:
Account Name: BACKABUSH XPLORERS
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This trip is recommended for reasonably fit hikers with some previous mountain walking experience.
VISA: Please check with the Spanish embassy if you need a visa to travel to La Palma. Spain is within the Shengen zone. It is your responsibility to obtain all necessary documents, including visa.