LP-301, a volcanic road in Canary Islands

Located on the island of La Palma, in Spain’s Canary Islands, the LP-301 is a very scenic drive that enables you to admire the scenic diversity of the island.

LP-301 Road

Located within the Cumbre Vieja Natural Park, the road is only 21.0 km (13 miles) long running from LP-3 (Carretera de la Cumbre) to LP-202 (near Santa Cruz de Tenerife). Nicknamed as Carretera San Isidro, it is among the most attractive, less well-known routes on the island. Along the way you’ll discover a few picnic areas and natural viewpoints with magnificent views. It's totally paved.

Surrounded by trees, the road is narrow and steep and parts. It tops out at 1.479m (4,852ft) above the sea level, at the ridge of the Cumbre Nueva. The vast volcanic slope is eerily reminiscent of a lunar landscape. Along the way, you drive around a few volcanoes, the black lava landscape provides a dramatic contrast to the lush forest behind, and green slopes of the plateau below.