This route runs through shady evergreen woods, the general tonic throughout its length, crossing ravine beds formed by headward erosion, with their sheer drops or cauldrons, and passing through attractive rural landscapes dotted with centenarian Dragon trees, rock carvings, ancient springs, and prehispanic caves.
Hikers will learn about the manufacturing process of Palmeran Cheese at the “Quesos GASAM” cooperative in San Antonio del Monte, Garafía.
Approximate duration: about 5 hours
Departure point: La Zarza Archaeological Park (Garafía) (960 metres a.s.l.)
Distance: 12.4 kilometres
Arrival point: Quesos GASAM Cooperative (Garafía) (910 metres a.s.l.)
Carry water (springs passed along the way are not drinkable)
Wear a hat and comfortable footwear. Carry some food (dried fruits, fruit, sandwiches, chocolate…). Carry warm clothing (it can get cold in the area) and a waterproof jacket. Take your mobile phone.
Do not leave the path, because of the loose terrain.