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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

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 dissapointing. It has a bit of both: nature and culture (in the sense of everyday la Palma-life) but not cold be better. But it's a good exercise :-) and for instance the riverbed at the beginning is nice.

You are not allowed to park at the parking entrance (barrier) and 500 meters before that. So park in the forest near the sign 'Do not park'. From there the hike first goes through the forest but gradually becomes a kind of gorge walk: along rocks, many boulders and over many (of course dry) river beds (barranco's). Along the way twice a viewpoint (Mirrador). Arrived at the parking lot more than a kilometer flat path to the viewpoint. Naturally phenomenal view of the (erosion) crater. Oh yes: path is slightly unclear at 1 point. We went wrong (see recording). Maybe handy to have a look at the app :-)

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.

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muddy
over grown
14 days ago

OK if you're already in the area, but really not worthy of a trip especially. The "river" is entirely dried up and overgrown. Better sticking with the Caldera hike just to the East.

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1 month ago

Great trail. If you go there on a sunday, bring something to barbecue at the startlngpoint together with the locals

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

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1 month ago

One of the best trails of the island on a great volcanic landscape.

Great descent of the Pico Bejanado. Great views along the way and awesome views of the caldera at the top. Be sure to go a little bit further at the top for an amazing 270° view. Would rate this hike as Moderate to hard (but not difficult).

easy trail with nice (but not great unobstructed) views. If you do the longer hikes nearby you can skip this one.

Great hike with good views of the caldera, nice descent on the reventon and good walk through the Angustias gulch.

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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3 months ago

A good circular walk through lush and fresh laurel forest.

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no shade
3 months ago

The beginning in descent is very pleasant, with views of the sea and the ravines full of dragos, but it is necessary to provide agura, since the return is done very uphill, a little hard with sun until reaching the starting point again. The caves are in a haven of the ravine, a very interesting petroglyph area. Before returning, you can make a stop at an outdoor bar in the middle of the path, very nice and with views. They serve highly recommended natural shakes to begin the ascent of return to the point of departure.

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Wed Jul 18 2018

My favorite hike To do in 1 day. Colors and landscapes are constantly changing, a feast for the eyes. Tour companies drop you off by bus from the runway, with or without a guide depending on the day.

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Sun Dec 10 2017

Route known as "El Bastón", is the palm part of the GR131, which runs through sections in all the islands. Normally it is done in 4 days to avoid carrying a large amount of water that is scarce in the summit areas through which the route runs. This time it was done in two days and a few hours, as a result of joining days and take all the water necessary to be independent of the supply points, in part to save time, partly in case there was no water in the possible places. It is a spectacular route in everything: different landscapes, substrata, height, vegetation. With hardness affordable to all (depending on how you do it) and that I recommend to all who enjoy the great trails. La Palma is a privileged place and the palm trees have been able to take care of their natural heritage to enjoy the whole island. Route known as "The Cane", is the part of the GR131of La Palma, which runs by sections in all the islands. Normally it is done in 4 days to avoid carrying a large amount of water that is scarce in the summit areas through which the route runs. This time it was done in two days and a few hours, as a result of joining days and bringing all the water necessary to be independent of the supply points, in part to save time, partly in case there was no water in the possible places . It is a spectacular route in everything: different landscapes, substrata, height, vegetation. With hardness accessible to all (depending on how you do it) and that I recommend to all who enjoy the great trails. La Palma is a privileged place and the La Palma inhabitans have been able to take care of their natural heritage as to enjoy the whole island.

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