September 23rd, 2018
La Palma is also known as the "beautiful island", La Isla Bonita. With an area of 708 square kilometres, it is the fifth-largest of the Canary Islands in the extreme North-west. It has a length of 42 and a width of 28 kilometres. The crossing of the island by motorbike takes about 1-3 days. Ferries from Tenerife to La Palma are possible from Los Cristianos as well as from Santa Cruz.
La Palma's road network is 1.200 kilometres long. All main roads are asphaltic and in a good condition. Its many curves will certainly not disturb the motorbikers enthusiasm. Only few villages in the very North of the island must be reached on terrestrial or concrete roads. A toll-ring system (LP-1 on the map) of 180 kilometers length surrounds the entire island (Santa Cruz-Los Canjacos-Mazo-Fuencaliene-Los Llanos-Tijarafe-Puntagorda-Barlovento-San Andres-Puntallana-Santa Cruz). Furthermore, a road of 35 kilometers length (LP-2 on the map) connects the East and the West of the island (Los Llanos-Los Cancajos) with two tunnels.
For further information on La Palma, we suggest to visit the web pages of Wikipedia. Here, you will find also many interesting photographs.