DIFFICULTY: There are no special difficulties on this leg. Due to the accumulated height difference and overall distance, it might be wise to take two days, with an intermediate stop in Puntagorda. There is an occasional stretch of road where caution is required.
RECOMMENDED TIME OF THE YEAR: All year round.
GETTING TO THE TRAIL: There is a bus service to/from Los Llanos, with stops along the length of the hike.
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.