My first weekend bike tour on La Palma led up the Cumbre along the LP-3, just to see how far I could get. Thanks to the early start, the road was relatively quiet. As a slow cyclist you are otherwise quite an obstacle, as it is not easy for the cars to overtake on the winding road. The altitude meters were challenging, but I was happy when I reached the tunnel portal at an altitude of about 1000m. After the tunnel I continued along the LP-301. I knew that the island gets flatter to the south and therefore expected only little more altitude. I should have looked at the map. The road went uphill for another 500m, only at the Refugio de El Pilar did I reach the highest point. I was very happy to finally be up there. The return trip, on the other hand, was just great.