La Palma was formed almost two million years ago when volcanoes erupted under the sea. The most recent volcanic eruption was at Teneguia in 1971 and continued for 24 days. The southern part of La Palma is dominated by the Cumbre Vieja, a volcanic ridge formed by numerous volcanic cones built of lava and scoria. The Cumbre Vieja is active - but dormant, with the last eruption at the Teneguia vent which is located at the southern end of the Cumbre Vieja. Your hike will start from the small village of Los Canarios, famous for being the second biggest wine producing region of the Canary Islands. Afterwards you will climb up the highest peak of the volcano from where you enjoy the view opening up before you to the south. You will follow the lava stream to admire the different lava stone formations until you reach the coast.
|Hiking across uneven terrain with steep inclines and descents which requires people to be in good physical health.|