GR 130. STAGE 8: VILLA DE MAZO - SANTA CRUZ DE LA PALMA

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  • DISTANCE: 11.40 Kms
  • DIFFICULTY: Average. There are no notable difficulties. Most of the trip thinks up for ways asphalting or, at least, it crosses several times different highways. Attention, therefore, to the vehicles. The best day to cover this stretch is a Sunday morning, when there are few cars in the highways.
  • RECOMMENDED TIME OF THE YEAR: All year round.
  • GETTING TO THE TRAIL: Regular bus service
  • 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.