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About the signing: you can't be mistaken. If you go clockwise just follow Don Pedro (a small village 50m above sealevel. Going back follow la Zarza. To me it was a little bit disappointing. It has a bit of both: nature and culture (in the sense of everyday la Palma-life) but both could be better. But it's a good exercise :-) and for instance the riverbed at the beginning is very nice.

extended trail is not worth the extra km, it is just a road

Walk further than the Cubo de la Galga. The first part is over a relatively broad path. Only at the end does it become fun with narrow paths. Just after the second 'aqueduct' / stone gate (where the narrow paths start) you arrive at a crossroads. Take the path on the right to the Mirador (viewpoint). Reasonable climbing. At the Mirador you can continue on the road to La Galga (so you make a round). After 2 kilometers you can then choose to return via Cubo (we did) or directly to La Galga.

Breathtaking views and not that many people on the tracks once you’ve left the parkinglot

The ascent from Don Pedro is quite varied with beautiful views. Several places to picnic during the ascent (there is even a fountain). Arriving in Zarza, we start the descent through a small tunnel that passes under the road before rushing into the forest (almost gloomy) which is the bed of the river. The last kilometers are out of the forest with again beautiful views to the point of departure.

on Cubo de la Galga

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A good circular walk through lush and fresh laurel forest.

on Cubo de la Galga

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