This hike covers a section of the GR-130 the “Royal Coastal Path”, crossing two of the most impressive ravines on the island, the Barranco de Franceses and the Barranco de Los Hombres (so fitness is required because of the long ascents and descents). One of the most authentic corners of La Palma is visited, where well-preserved centuries-old footpaths, a practically unspoilt rural landscape, and the tiny hamlets of the north of the island are among the highlights.
Approximate duration: about 5 hours
Departure point: village of El Tablado (Garafía) (330 metres a.s.l.)
Distance: 9 kilometres
Arrival point: village of Gallegos (Barlovento) (340 metre a.s.l.)
Carry water (since, although springs are found along the way, the water is not drinkable), wear a hat and comfortable footwear. Take some food (dried fruits, fruit, sandwiches, chocolate,,…because we will stop for lunch along the way). Carry a waterproof and some warm clothing (in the area we are walking through it can be cold or even drizzle). Take your mobile phone.
Do not leave the path, because of the loose terrain.