GR 130 STAGE 2: PUNTALLANA - BARLOVENTO

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  • DISTANCE: 21.14 Kms
  • DIFICULTY: Practically non-existent apart from constant uphill and downhill going. A few short sections of road are encountered.
  • NATURE RESERVES WITHIN THE TRAIL: Parque Natural de Las Nieves.
  • RECOMMENDED TIME OF THE YEAR: All year round
  • GETTING TO THE TRAIL: Bus stops in the main villages.
  • BASIC RECOMMENDATIONS: Habitual precautions common to hiking in general are listed below. At the risk of sounding obvious, here are some of the most important:
  • Check weather forecasts before setting off to hike.
  • Don´t go alone.
  • Tell someone your intended destination and expected time of arrival.
  • Carry a small rucksack with warm clothing, waterproofs, food and plenty of water. 
  • Don´t forget such simple items as: sun hat, protective cream and sun glasses.
  • Carry a mobile phone with fully-charged battery, a map and, if possible, a compass. They will probably never be used but, when required, are of vital importance.
  • Wear suitable gear, especially footwear: trekking boots or similar are essential, trainers or pumps are to be avoided, habitual precautions common to hiking in general are listed below.
  • REMARKS: The stage can be shortened by only going as far as Los Sauces, whereby the distance is reduced to less than 14km and the required time to about 4h 00min.