NATURE RESERVES WITHIN THE TRAIL: Parque Natural de Cumbre Vieja.
RECOMMENDED TIME OF THE YEAR: All year round.
GETTING TO THE TRAIL: 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 is a variant of the previous one providing a slightly different descent through less urban areas. For those wishing to walk from summit to coast, the most logical starting point is Refugio de El Pilar; alternatively, the two paths can be combined with the GR 130 to create a circuit starting and finishing in Mazo.