NATURE RESERVES WITHIN THE TRAIL: Parque Natural de Las Nieves.
RECOMMENDED TIME OF THE YEAR: All year round.
GETTING TO THE TRAIL: By road, with a private vehicle or taxi.
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: This path links the Laguna de Barlovento reservoir with the Visitor Centre and in fact, this is the route which is normally done. To make the Path Network more coherent, this PR connects to the GR 130 in Las Cabezadas. If opting for driving straight to La Laguna, the hike takes 45 minutes less. A common alternative is to climb up to the reservoir from the village centre of Barlovento, following the PR LP 8 path for about 30 minutes. Another well-frequented hike is from the Visitor Centre up to the Mirador de las Barandas viewpoint, returning the same way.